Elddis Autoquest 180 to travel alongside endurance runner as part of epic 20,000-mile run

Elddis Autoquest 180 to travel alongside runner in epic journey

Mark Allison has embarked upon the 3,400-mile journey alongside a trusty Autoquest

Mark Allison has embarked upon the 3,400-mile journey alongside a trusty Autoquest

BBC Caravanner of the Year champions crowned for 2016

John and Jenny Marsland have been crowned Carvanners of the Year

John and Jenny Marsland crowned Caravanners of the Year in BBC2 show

Bailey's Parts Direct set for expansion in continuation of customer service drive

Bailey's Parts Direct will move to a new 1,200m² facility

Parts Direct set to move in expansion in bid to enhance customer service even more

Swift announces continued support for Team WIGGINS with loan of two bespoke Escape motorhomes

Swift has provided two Escape motorhomes as part of its continued support for Team WIGGINS

Swift Group to continue its support for Team WIGGINS for 2016

Midlands caravan park set to celebrate 80th anniversary in true style

Cent Hills is turning 80 in May

Host of activities schedule to mark caravan park's 80th birthday

Leisure vehicle owners sue Dometic for alleged dangerous refrigerator defect linked to fires and explosions

A class-action lawsuit has been filed pertaining to Dometic's refrigerators

Dometic Corporation sued for 'putting lives at risk' over faulty fridges

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With a heritage stretching back to 1964 the Elddis range encompasses both value and luxury, with the Xplore range getting favourable press recently as a small entry-level caravan.
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Clive Slade replied to John Aston's discussion Counting The Cost
"While I take on board the points in your post, I know 3 people who all had their vans damaged while in storage, and one who had his stolen!!! To be fair, I do not know what the "Rating" of these storage sites were, but the one where we…"
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David Mason replied to Peter Reed-Forrester's discussion Thinking of buying a 2011 Bailey Unicorn Barcelona - Any comments or tips, things to look out for? in the group Bailey Caravans Group
"Hi Peter, We have a 2011 Barcelona and find it to be a brilliant Van. Very spacious, good fittings. We have had just one problem which was with the shower. One of the first times we used it the panel split, almost from top to bottom in the corner.…"
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John Aston replied to John Aston's discussion Counting The Cost
"Hi Raymond, I pay £450, but I have 24/7 electric for that, so in the winter I can pop over the 2 miles to the Van once a week and put the central heating on low for a few hours, keeps the damp at bay. The site is COSSA GOLD too with 3…"
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Dave replied to Dave's discussion brakeaway cable too short
"Hi Raymond ,  the bar is a genuine detachable swan neck by Jeep designed and made by Alko . Yes the clip on point is too far away and the present cable is already 1 meter long . What I need is a longer cable as I am not sure attaching another…"
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Raymond Wood replied to John Aston's discussion Counting The Cost
"We pay £400 for gold standard storage but do get a small amount of that back off the insurance premium. The caravan is far more secure there which was backed up by a C&CC web page some time ago showing where thefts occur. Your drive was by…"
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Raymond Wood replied to Dave's discussion brakeaway cable too short
"Not sure of your position. Does your bracket have an eye on it to connect the breakaway cable to, but that is too far away to use? If so I would wrap it round the swan neck as this is just as safe and there is no legal definition as to how it should…"
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Raymond Wood replied to BAZZA BRETT's discussion Kia Sportage kx-4 2.0 lite
"You should also have a gross train weight this is the total permissible weight of the car and a trailer. Assuming the total between the maximum permissible weight and this is more than 1450 then the combination is legal. You say the handbook gives a…"
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BAZZA BRETT replied to BAZZA BRETT's discussion Kia Sportage kx-4 2.0 lite
"Thanks ray you will not believe it I looked on the v5 it does not have unbraked or braked figures but the kerb weight is 1732,the max permissible mass(. Exc.mc ) 2140. Revenue weight is 1732 kg gross. The van,s laden is 1450 is that any good for me…"
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John Aston replied to Dave's discussion brakeaway cable too short
"There are some Caravan Workshops around who specialise in repairs, alterations to running gear Etc, they have the tools and parts for a job such as yours, might cost a little more than off the shelf, but its gotta be worth a try. Good Luck, let us…"
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Counting The Cost

Almost every week now, someone posts on FaceBook, asking us to look out for a Caravan / Motorhome that has been stolen from a drive just outside their front door and each time it happens, I cant help but think ! Why on earth do they do it.....I'm not talking about the low lives who stole it, I'm talking about the owners who insist on handing their pride and joy to them on a plate.I have NEVER and would NEVER leave my unit outside my house, I have always stored on the most up to date secure site…See More
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John Lennon's gypsy caravan: the story behind one of the world's most famous caravans

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We all know of John Lennon's famous Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band caravan, but where did it come from? And where is it now?

Counting The Cost

Almost every week now, someone posts on FaceBook, asking us to look out for a Caravan / Motorhome that has been st...

brakeaway cable too short

Hi all , I have a 2016 Bailey and a Jeep with a new detachable swan neck type Alko tow-bar . The breakaway cable i...

Kia Sportage kx-4 2.0 lite

Hi everyone I have a Kia Sportage kx-4 2.0 auto on a 2013 plate not too sure on the kerb weight ,I wish to tow a ...

Awning Roof Pole secure tip!

Just posted the tip in general discussion in error.  I am receiving many phone calls about caravan wall damage bec...

Alko aka 2004/3004 caravan stabiliser - lock.

Hi I'm looking for you bit advice/info on this Alko aka 2004/3004 caravan stabiliser, which is fitted on my new ca...

Caravanner of the year show

Toinite on bbc2@2000hrs caravanner of the year show don't think I'll get it caught the grass edge coming and going...

Most annoying things on caravan sites

The new film Sightseers has got us talking in the office about things that annoy caravanners most: http://www.cara...

Lunar construction method

I am considering a 2016 Lunar model to replace our Xplore as we now need a fixed bed van.  The Lunar looks perfect...


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Hitch covers

Has anybody got any tips for making sure you're hitch cover stays in place . I find it either blows off slides for...