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3.4m Brits set to enjoy Easter staycation holiday, says VisitBritain

Over three million Brits are set to go on a staycation holiday over the Easter bank holiday, according to VisitBritain. Staycationing is set to be popular once again with huge numbers expected to hit the road over the coming days

The Lake District is the UK's most popular staycation destination

The Lake District is the UK's most popular staycation destination

British caravan roadtrip to celebrate 150 years of Yosemite park

Yosemite is one of the USA's largest national parks

A British motorhome enthusiast has joined in Yosemite National Park's birthday celebrations. Steve Adams is currently touring California and visited the famous site for a very special occasion

Niesmann+Bischoff Arto wins international design award

The exterior of the Arto was completely redesigned for 2014

A luxury German motorhome has been bestowed with the coveted Red Dot Award for its innovative design. The Niesmann+Bischoff Arto was praised for its "captivating design" by the panel of judges

Caravan Club to install Wi-Fi on 66 sites by August

Laptops and caravan holidays go hand in hand these days

The Caravan Club has announced it will be installing Wi-Fi on 66 of its sites. The Club started work on the upgrades on Monday and expects to be completed by mid-August

Brownhills Motorhomes hosts Strictly Come Dancing event

Strictly's Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor treated the Brownhills audience with a wonderful performance

Brownhills members were treated to a first class event with performances by Strictly Come Dancing stars Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor along with a conga segment while tribute band Deja Vu took to the stage

Skelwith Fold Caravan Park urges kids to embrace nature with squirrel search

Henry Wild plants one of the cute squirrels in a tree

Skelwith Fold Caravan Park encourages children to turn away from their mobile phones and turn towards beautiful British wildlife, through a squirrel search at the grounds

Airstream unveils expansion plans with new Gloucestershire depot

Airstream & Company is looking to expand its Cumbrian headquarters

Airstream & Company has announced exciting plans for the coming year. The RV manufacturer is looking to expand its British and European team in the wake of rising demand for its products

Banacek commented on Caravan Times Webmaster's group Bailey Caravans Group

"I have just bought a bailey 530-6 with alko hitch and was advised by my towing bracket fitter to change my standard tow ball to an alko tow ball, which has a slightly higher shaft which allows the hitch to fit correctly. The new ball comes with a…"

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Robin Floyd replied to Robin Floyd's discussion Royal Wessex 260 porch awning.

"Brilliant, thank you very much Max, it's much appreciated."

Kampa Max replied to Robin Floyd's discussion Royal Wessex 260 porch awning.

"The Royal Wessex was an imitation of our Rally awnings - I'll link our instructions as they may be of some help to you. Kind Regards, Max"

Mick Patterson replied to Andy Legg's discussion Can you use weight of loaded car?

"I personally never exceed 90% - I like my dog to wag the tail, not . Many insurance companies will say your policy is invalid if you exceed 100% of the manufactures stated KERB weight.  If not invalid then at least they will restrict any…"

Cushie replied to Andy Legg's discussion Can you use weight of loaded car?

"Yes Raymond, I would join the applause if they published the details and offered the same advice to existing owners. Consequently I only have one light weight bottle in the front locker, otherwise where could you stow it? Likewise their change of…"

Raymond Wood replied to Des milkins's discussion 11kg propane cylinders.

"Des. A 4.5 cylinder lasts us all year and we are fairly heavy users of the caravan. The life depends on what you use on gas, but if you use electric for most things your cylinders will last a very long time, I would not worry about loading the…"

Raymond Wood replied to Andy Legg's discussion Can you use weight of loaded car?

"You are right good loading is important. As for the cylinders then two full steel gas cylinders is an appreciable weight and Bailey have to be applauded for following Avondale in moving them back."

CaravanTimes Editor replied to andrew longden's discussion help please in the group Bailey Caravans Group

"This site says 883cms: If you want to be 100% sure, you can request a copy of the original brochure from Bailey…"

David pearson replied to Stewart Anderson's discussion Lightweight gas bottles

"I've taken the plunge and bought a safefill. Cost me £13.20 to fill 10kg. Mind you only just fits my locker! Have you considered these."

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Bob Stansfield replied to andrew longden's discussion help please in the group Bailey Caravans Group

"Hi Andrew, I have an Isabella Capri Lux awing which was used on my Bailey Ranger 470/4 for sale if you might be interested. Bob"

Cushie replied to Andy Legg's discussion Can you use weight of loaded car?

"I watched the Bailey rolling road demo at the Caravan Show in February. It was very clear that a badly loaded trailer is very unstable at moderate speed. Any front or rear  loading compounds the instability. That suggests to me how the trailer…"

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Robin Floyd replied to Robin Floyd's discussion Royal Wessex 260 porch awning.

"I must admit, without a diagram it sounds confusing. I will give it a go and I'm sure it will become apparent. Thanks for your advise and help Paul."

Cushie replied to Marcus's discussion Your thoughts and experiences of Bailey's new Alu-Tech construction in the group Bailey Caravans Group

"Olympus 2013. Alutech does not include locker doors not sealing, locks falling out and wood construction in the floor where I am awaiting a damp appraisal. Future design must exclude use of wood anywhere where  there is a possibility of damp…"


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.

FEATURE: How the Caravan Club pitched in during WW1

The leisure caravanning movement began before the First World War

2014 marks the hundredth year since the outbreak of the devastating First World War, which claimed the lives of over 16 million troops and civilians worldwide. But what most people don't know is the role that caravans played in relief efforts

Feature: American designer beats the mortgage trap with caravan house

The Tiny House is currently staying in Sebastopol, California

Alek Lisefski has made the whole team at CaravanTimes re-think our living situations, with his inspiring modern creation, the Tiny House

The Caravan Club hosts Glamour Vanning event on London's Southbank

The Caravan Club's 'Glamour Vanning event took place on 29 and 30 March at the Southbank in London

The Caravan Club teamed up with Fabyouless Card to host the first ever Glamour Vanning event on the Southbank in London

Exclusive: Hattie & Flora create library-caravan for primary school pupils

Hattie and Flora created a retro library caravan for the pupils of London Colney school

Norah Lindsay has been chatting to creative designers Hattie & Flora, who recently created a colourful library caravan to inspire the students of London Colney primary school to read more

Do you winter in spain

Hello All   Do any of you winter in Spain ?, if so can you give me some pointers on where is best and tips on find...

Royal Wessex 260 porch awning.

Hi, I'm hoping someone can help me. I've just bought a Royal Wessex 260 porch awning 2nd hand and I wasn't too wor...

Can you use weight of loaded car?

Looking to change caravan but wanted to keep Audi A4. New one is 50kg heavier and I'm concerned. If I took 85% of ...

11kg propane cylinders.

Hi guys, I'm new to caravaning. Just bought my first van. My question is, can I use 11 kg propane cylinders. I hav...

Lightweight gas bottles

Hi everyone hope all is well. At the moment this question does not effect me but might do later in the year.  I ha...

Profile Pictures

Guys and girls, as that this site is really taken off and as caravaners we are one big family. Could consideration...

Hi, Welcome, sit down and introduce yourself

Hi, I thought it was about time we started an intro section.   I am Vivien, I am married, have a grown up son. I h...

Motor mover engagement handle

Hi, I have just fitted a second hand truma S motor mover to my caravan and i need the engagement lever for it, has...

how to recognise other members

Hi there from Terry Dawkins I am new to this group so forgive me if this subject has been raised before.   In the ...

Maguires and Forget me not

Hi everyone, isn't it great, the sun is shining and summer is on its way at last. We have got booked up at "Forget...