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Dramatic dashcam caravan crash footage shows why timing is everything when towing your caravan

HGV dashcam footage shows caravanner crash pride and joy in act of idiocy

Devil's advocate: who do you think was to blame for this caravan catastrophe?

Devil's advocate: who do you think was to blame for this caravan catastrophe?

Arctic blast to batter UK and bring bank holiday snow, sleet and gale force winds

This bank holiday is predicted to see snow, sleet and gale force winds across many parts of the UK

Met Office issues weather warning for most parts of the UK this bank holiday

Young caravanners swapping Twitter for nature at Skelwith Fold

From Twitter to real tweets, Skelwith Fold Caravan Park made nature interesting again for children

Skelwith Fold Caravan Park has found a way to make nature interesting again for kids

Essex celebrity status holiday price surge just rumours, says Steeple Bay

Steeple Bay assures holidaymakers there will be no rise in holiday homes

Steeple Bay quashes rumours of price hike owing to influx of celebrities to Osea Island

Is Old Oaks Touring Park the most dog-friendly Caravan Park in Britain?

Bring your furry friend along this summer at Old Oaks

Old Oaks makes taking a holiday with your pet an outstanding experience for all, including your four-legged friend

Overnight motorhome leisure vehicle parking ban in Aberystwyth hailed a success

Is a total blanket ban fair? Local Aberswyth residents think so

Experimental six-month traffic order banning leisure vehicles 'so far, so good' say residents

Take part in The Caravan Club Leisure Vehicle Survey and win

Take part in this survey and give voice to your thoughts

The Caravan Club to launch major survey to give voice to the needs of caravanners

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Raymond Wood replied to John Aston's discussion They aren't listening
"Niel, I agree that some ideas on Adria are good but not sure about others. The spare wheel at the front increases nose weight which could be a problem. The old Avondale idea of having it in an underfloor locker was always the best. The toilet…"
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Paul updated their profile
21 hours ago
Paul commented on Marcus Dubois's group Adria
"Well the Adria 642 up user manual is vague to say the least! I will see what comes with the van. Highbridge caravans did not even want to give me the user manual when we paid our deposit two weeks ago. "We don't normally do that" said…"
21 hours ago
Niel J commented on Marcus Dubois's group Adria
"Most of the usual stuff is the same as every other caravan make does, Thetford, Truma and the like, we found the 'component' manufacturers mini manuals more useful than the Adria book Paul. "
21 hours ago
Patrick slavin replied to Patrick slavin's discussion Spare wheels
"On the forums for the car I tow with, Vauxhall antara, there's a lot of discussion of where to find full size spare wheels by caravaners, the amount of web sites springing up selling full size spares and with the salesman who recently sold me…"
23 hours ago
Chris Rogers replied to Craig Paterson's discussion Swift Challenger 480 (2007) Awning suggestions in the group Swift Caravans Group
"Hi, we have a 2006 Sprite Alpine 4 (Swift) and purchased a German made awning DWT Zelte, soon to be 9 years old and still as good as the day it was purchased. Expensive but worth it (2006 price £850) the awning walls are woven…"
howard cope replied to Patrick slavin's discussion Spare wheels
"When I wrote " not allowed to tow with a space saver" I did mean to say not for long distances. My question was mainly has or does anyone know of any problems while towing with the space Saver or the gunk? now you tell us after starting…"
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An open group for all owners, enthusiasts and followers of the Swift Caravans group, and the various ranges under the Swift umbrella.
Craig Paterson added a discussion to the group Swift Caravans Group

Swift Challenger 480 (2007) Awning suggestions

Hi all,New to caravanning this year as we recently purchased a second hand Swift Challenger 480 and are really enjoying our new found freedom. We want to make the most of our new 'home from home' more and more throughout the year and realise that an awning should probably be our next purchase.Does anyone have any experience with awnings for our make and model of van, or recommendations for us? Any pointers would be gratefully received.Cheers,CraigSee More
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British manufacturer which prides itself on making full sized caravans that can be towed by small family cars. The company slogan is "lightweight luxury".
Paul commented on Marcus Dubois's group Adria
"Great news Niel, We have just purchased a Adria Adora 642 UP (2013) . Collecting it tomorrow from Highbridge caravans. Manual is a bit vague though."
Niel J commented on Marcus Dubois's group Adria
"Finally Adria UK, after we prodded Adria Slovenia, delivered our 'van, seems the transport company wants return loads so they make money both ways, happy thus far, even if though it was two months late..."

Swift Caravans

Based in Hull, Swift are leaders in the caravan and motorhome

Best-selling caravan manufacturer with a group incorporating Sprite and Sterling brands

Bailey Caravans

The first ever Bailey caravan was produced in 1948 by Martin Bailey

One of the best known names in the industry, Bailey of Bristol is the oldest caravan manufacturer in the UK.

Elddis Caravans

Elddis caravans have been in production since 1964

Over the last fifty years Elddis has built up a reputation for building great value tourers and motorhomes.

Best British music festivals of 2015: when and where you can go partying with your leisure vehicle

Rock or pop, funky or indie, no matter what you like, in the UK you will find the music festival perfect for you

Glastonbury, Reading, Donington and many other festivals will be providing enough space for you and your leisure vehicle in 2015. The question is, which festival will your choose?

Simple dinner recipes to try on your next caravan holiday

With recipes like the one for this Pizza Margherita there will be no need to fret over dinner on holiday

Dinner time on holiday doesn't have to be stressful with these recipes

Ringing in Hogmanay the caravan way

Live it up this Hogmanay with a caravan trip and a few fireworks!

CaravanTimes' guide to the most festive caravan sites this Hogmanay

Christmas accessory gift ideas for your caravan and motorhome 2014

What will 'Santa' deliver for your loved ones this year?

Struggling to figure out what to buy that caravanner or motorhomer who's got everything for Christmas? Or maybe you're looking to treat yourself. Our quick guide to choosing the perfect present may be just the thing you need

They aren't listening

Listening to and reading about peoples complaints about Caravan Designs and layouts, It becomes more and more obvi...

Spare wheels

We know we are not allowed to tow with while using a "space saver" spare wheel and more & more manufacturers a...

2013 Coachman Laser 655/6 Caravan For Sale

We're reluctantly selling our Laser. It was purchased in June 2013 (for cash - never been on finance of any kind) ...

Elddis Wisp 510

Hiya Just purchased my first ever van which is a Elddis Wisp 510 (6 berth) 1990 but all the wiring has been altere...

Another One Bites the Dust..

And I'm not referring to the Queen song... Another caravanner arguing with a lorry...

Cleaning Caravan Roofs

I've just spent several hours trying to get the green and black Algae off the caravan roof.I noticed why I was up ...

for sale 2 newly new caravan tyres 155R 13C

For Sale 2 steel belted caravan tires less then 500 miles two and a half years old but been in storage  for 6 mont...

What Do You Tow With?

Just a bit of fun.... What is your towcar and what is it's best feature? ...

Ask our expert all your questions on caravan care and maintenance here

Caravan Times has created a new forum section called “Ask The Experts” - where our panel of knowledgeable caravann...

Another celebrity caravan hater

Another day, another celebrity wishing caravans were banished - only this time off of single-track roads. We're no...