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Hurricane Gonzalo brings weather warnings for caravanners

Alerts issued in multiple areas

The effects of Hurricane Gonzalo have not yet died down

The effects of Hurricane Gonzalo have not yet died down

Swift starts 2015 season with record-breaking sales

The Sprite, Rio and Elegance have been among Swift's top performers

Swift Group sales over £45 million since September

A round up of the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2014

We weren't the only ones having fun at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2014!

CaravanTimes' take on some of the highlights of Motorhome & Caravan Show 2014

Phantom engine mapping system designed to increase engine performance and enhance fuel economy

Phantom's engine mapping system looks set to enhance your journey AND save you money

Can your tow car performance and fuel economy be increased with Phantom's remapping system? CaravanTimes went to find out more

What to expect at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2014 this weekend

Take a journey with us to see what's in store this weekend at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2014

With just two days left to go of the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2014, our video roundup provides you with a further insight into the event of the year and reasons to attend this weekend

Setting the record for the fastest way to fit a full caravan cover

How long did it take to fit one of Specialised Covers' caravan covers? Click above to find out

CaravanTimes paid a visit to Specialised Covers in West Yorkshire to watch the experts at work and see how easy it can be to fit your own caravan cover

New Fiat cabs for all Swift motorhomes for 2015

The all-new Fiat cab for Swift's selection of motorhomes for 2015 looks set to provide a sleeker ride

Swift has introduced an all-new Fiat cab for all motorhomes for 2015 and CaravanTimes went to the Swift HQ to find out more

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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.

8 hours ago
dale tinsley replied to dale tinsley's discussion opinions please

"thanks to ray chris and deryck for tthe comments. my cars max tow weight is 1500kilo so i dont really want to tow over @1250k max. i currently tow a 1087k ( unladen ) pageant monarch and my 140bhp kia proceed tows it no bother. also we travel quite…"

10 hours ago
keith charteris replied to keith charteris's discussion mondeo estate...140 or 163

"cheers chris,regards the antara a freinds got a 63 reg one and been back to dealers a few times apparantly the dpf keeps going on reburn...vauxhall says thats what its supposed to do...but uses plenty of diesle whilst doing it.???"

10 hours ago
thomas turner replied to missbusybusy's discussion electricity costs

"hi all hope your all well we started useing traquil sites adalts only  there great very clean and most of them have elec .waste ans water on the pitch and the same money as sites no more pulling barrels about cheers .tom"

13 hours ago
Deryck Hogge replied to dale tinsley's discussion opinions please

"No knowledge of the explorer but suggest that you might consider the Lunar Quasar 524 We have had one for 18 months find it perfect and can be towed by a reasonable sized car at only 1300 kgs. Currently on a CL in Lincolnshire and moving south to…"

14 hours ago
Chris Bennett replied to keith charteris's discussion 2015 caravans

"I had Hobby caravans for a few years and at 8ft wide you could find one side of the van sat in the gutter whilst the other side was sitting on the white line in the middle of the road. I had to be a bit selective as to where I went with it, road…"

16 hours ago
Chris Bennett replied to Alan Landon's discussion poor after sales At Wandahome Knottingley

"Wandahomes have a branch at South Cave near Hull but sadly their reputation leaves a lot to be desired. "

17 hours ago
Chris Bennett replied to dale tinsley's discussion opinions please

"I have a Sterling Eccles Sport 524 with dinette and I really like it. Last week I was in Yorkshire Coast Caravans in Bridlington, they had a brand new 2014 Swift Challenger Sport 524 on offer at £15,995 "

17 hours ago
Chris Bennett replied to keith charteris's discussion mondeo estate...140 or 163

"There is a distinct difference between the 140 and the 163...the 140 is fast and the 163 flies In between these two vehicles I bought a new Antara 163 which I only kept for 9 months. Diabolical vehicle, couldn't get back to a Mondeo quick…"

17 hours ago
Niel J commented on Marcus Dubois's group Adria

"Update on my question, looked at the Isonzo, the Trent and various others makes with island beds, ordered an Isonzo at the October show!"

18 hours ago
Elfyn Morris replied to Joe Jeffrey's discussion What do you do?!

"We are both retired teachers. We haven't bought a caravan yet and have joined the forum to tap into the expertise of fellow members. We would like to tow with our SAAB convertible (1.9 TiD 150bhp 320Nm torque)"

21 hours ago
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22 hours ago
Janice Williams replied to Linda Dalton's discussion swift charisma 2010 in the group Swift Caravans Group

"No, ours 2009 & has been Brilliant, Which is for sale at offers around £9000 if your interested(it has a Truma Motor Mover And Fiamma Awning too) . Only selling as my husbands Job has changed and we can no longer use it!…"

22 hours ago
keith charteris replied to keith charteris's discussion mondeo estate...140 or 163

"chris,is the 163 a good improvement on the 140,i pull at the moment with a mapped vectra 150 so plenty of power.."

23 hours ago
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Bailey Caravans Group

An open group for owners, enthusiasts, and followers of the Bailey Caravan brand.Join Bailey Caravans GroupSee More


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.

Mocha Mila: Tantalising our taste buds

Step into Mocha Mila and revisit your sweet, sweet childhood

Mocha Mila cafe in Leicestershire certainly has a recipe for success

Caravans: doing their part to salvage the environment

Earth needs YOU: Despite many being unaware, caravanners are doing their bit to save the planet

Caravanning is not only a great way to holiday, but it's also doing wonders for the environment

Caravan and motorhome movie quiz

Take part in this movie quiz to see who's gonna do the washing up tonight

Take part in this fun movie quiz to see how many movies featuring caravans and motorhomes you can spot

Guide to caravanning and surfing in the UK

The UK coastline boasts beautiful caravan parks with a surfer's paradise to match

Here we give you our top five caravan site choices for some of the UK's best surf breaks

opinions please

im in the market for a new twin dinette caravan ( grand daughter time! )  il spend up to 15k and know my towing li...

mondeo estate...140 or 163

any feedback on late model mondeo estates,fancy a titanium x...which is best 140 or 163...163 is harder to find th...

electricity costs

Hi allas more and more sites are using the metered electricity, is it the way forward to reduce our site pitch cos...

2015 caravans

just been reading about 2015 models in pc,one of the biggest changes excuse the buccaneer is going to 8fo...

poor after sales At Wandahome Knottingley

Hi has anyone had any dealings with wandahome knottingley  I am absolutely disgusted in the lack of after sales se...

What do you do?!

Happy Monday guys! Following on from numerous posts introducing ourselves to the forum, I thought it might be int...

Teversal Camping Club site

Hi all, Just returned from a short stay at Teversal Camping and Caravanning Club site near Chesterfield and would...

DIY Satellite TV set up

Hello Thought I'd share this simple TV solution. I had an old sky dish & lnb, so I bought a cheap tri pod ava...

roof light clean

hi all what do you clean your roof light with i was thinking cleaning with a green pad and t .cut but i dont know ...

motorway etiquette...

after spending 6hours on m5/m42/m1..i.try to do 55/60 that way can keep 6th gear..but lorries also do 55/60...quit...