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New rules for towing – Coming soon

Posted by on Sep 13, 2021 in Featured, Technical | 0 comments

New rules for towing – Coming soon

Be honest, when you are sat waiting for something how often does the Guinness surfer advert of the 90s run through the back of your mind? “Waiting, that’s what he does….Tick followed tock followed tick..” supplemented by that amazing soundtrack of Leftfield… yeah, I recall it often. Today is just one of those occasions, I’m sat in a waiting room, about to meet a man about a dog. This dead time waiting for someone has given me space to consider the recent announcement of the new rules on towing a trailer. To understand what has happened, we need to know what was in place and how this now...

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Not great, not terrible

Posted by on Aug 3, 2021 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 5 comments

Not great, not terrible

I’ve just finished watching the Bafta winning drama Chernobyl again on Sky Atlantic, and there is a line of dialogue delivered by the late Paul Ritter in episode one “Not Great, not terrible” and this sums up our year thus far. No matter how I fudge the figures, no matter how I try to convince myself it’s okay, the fact is we have only used the caravan for 8 nights so far this year. At the point of writing this article, that’s 8 nights out of 111 possible nights we could have used the caravan in 2021. So, what on earth has happened? The reason isn’t as clear as “COVID”, I...

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CL Booking Launch.

Posted by on Jul 16, 2021 in Featured, Reviews | 1 comment

CL Booking Launch.

Caravan holiday bookings continue to rise, and with interest in Certificated Locations becoming ever more popular, a new website and App dedicated to CL site bookings has recently been launched. I had a brief conversation with Ted Howard-Jones one of the team of people behind this new venture to get more information about the new system.     Hello Ted, so first off introduce yourself Hi Dan, well, I’m a farmer who has diversified my small farm and one of our enterprises is a CL. In a former life, I was in marketing and app development. 6 years ago I helped to set up the CL...

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The first trip 0f 2021

Posted by on May 29, 2021 in Featured, Trips & Adventures | 2 comments

The first trip 0f 2021

It was Thursday morning and to say I was nervous would be an understatement. Had we packed everything we needed? Did I check everything correctly? And how are my towing skills? Yeah, setting off for the first getaway this year was an anxious prospect. In fact, the day before we set off, I walked around the caravan several times checking and double checking that everything was correct and ready for towing. I did need to change the batteries in the TPMS sensors and I’m really glad I checked them. Our first trip since October 2020 was literally hours away, and to a site that is quite...

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Measuring caravan awnings

Posted by on Jan 8, 2021 in Featured, Technical | 0 comments

Measuring caravan awnings

An awning can be the 2nd biggest investment after the purchase of the caravan. So, making sure you have purchased the correct size is obviously quite important. Years ago, awnings came in 2 flavours: full and porch. But with the introduction of lightweight and air awning styles, the marketplace for awnings and their various sizes is now vast. Caravan manufactures also have their part to play, with placement of windows, lockers and access to power and BBQ points. It can be quite difficult to select the correct awning size. Separate awning manufacturers measure their products in slightly...

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