Reviews

We review anything that will improve, simplify or enhance our camping experience.

The new Bailey Phoenix

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in Featured, Reviews |

The new Bailey Phoenix

The new Bailey Phoenix replaces the very popular entry level Bailey Pursuit range, but don’t be fooled, there is not a lot in this brand-new caravan that would say “Entry level” In fact the marketing team have re-invented the phrase “entry level” and coined the phrase “First Choice’. The look and feel is more in line with the Series 4 Unicorn, and as you look around the caravan you might see details that are borrowed from the Unicorn range. The exterior boasts a fresh clean look with high contrasting graphics on the polar white shell and the clean bright white finish is contrasted with the...

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Vango Varkala Connect review

Posted by on Jul 1, 2018 in Featured, Reviews |

Vango Varkala Connect review

To be completely upfront with you, I’m not a fan of air awnings. We had a very expensive and bad experience with one a few years ago. Ultimately, the roof sagged, water pooled, the fabric stretched and ruined the awning. It was on that basis that we decided to purchase our rollaway awning. We loved it because it was easy and quick to put up, we could change the layout and configure inside / outside spaces. We loved it. Nothing could come close in its ability to be all things for all occasions. Vango asked us some time ago to become ambassadors and review their products. I knew that one day...

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Brand ambassadors

Posted by on Mar 10, 2018 in Featured, Reviews |

Brand ambassadors

We have a lot planned for 2018 and much of it we cannot discuss until it is confirmed. Some of it is in relation with working with some familiar brands that you have heard of, some of it is projects we have planned for later this year. It is a real shame we cannot tell you more, but today we are able to let you in on one secret. We are delighted to share that Vango have asked us to become brand ambassadors. As many of you are aware we love Vango, we have kitted out our awning with lots off their furniture and accessories already, and being Vango brand ambassadors suits us perfectly. Okay, so...

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Caravan Cleaning with Mellerud

Posted by on Oct 4, 2017 in Featured, Reviews |

Caravan Cleaning with Mellerud

Cleaning the caravan. You either love it or hate it. For me it’s a great time to unwind, care for the caravan and get it ready for the next adventure. In general, I find it quite cathartic. One thing I do not enjoy however is those pesky black streaks. They are every caravanners worst nightmare. The black streaks are formed from the rubber seals around windows, roof lights and other seals around the exterior of the caravan. As sunlight degrades the very top layer of rubber (exactly what its supposed to do, otherwise it will crack and perish) it creates a loose layer of material that can be...

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Vango Awning furniture

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Featured, Reviews |

Vango Awning furniture

Its always nice to have a sneaky peak into someone else’s caravan. Just to see what accessories are in use, how the caravan is laid out and how the space is utilised. The awning is one such area where given a blank canvas many have different needs and requirements for this use of space. Broadly speaking everyone has a similar set of requirements from an awning. A place to store things, an intermediate “shoes off” zone and quite common is an extra room for relaxing, eating and perhaps sleeping. Personal choice and lifestyle really dictates what an awning should or could be used for. Our set...

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Holiday Audio books

Posted by on Jul 27, 2017 in Featured, Reviews |

Holiday Audio books

When away in the caravan there are a number of activities that can be enjoyed to pass the time, unwind or invigorate the mind. For me, its audio books. I love them. For years I have listened to plays, dramas and comedy shows on the radio, but now im moving into the audio book realm too I recently started a subscription to Audible. Where for £7.99 a month I get a credit each month that allows me to download to my phone, tablet or Kindle an Audio Book from over 200,000 titles. The library is vast. And apart from some old favourites I have previously downloaded – there are some great titles...

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