Caravan dealership launches new online store

Cheshire's largest caravan dealership, Leisure Sales, has unveiled its brand new online accessory store

Managing director Chris Talbot

Managing director Chris Talbot

Caravan park donates thousands to animal charity

Snettisham Caravan Park

A caravan park has donated £6,000 to a guide dog charity to train up a young pooch before it goes into service

Five percent discount for motorhome insurance

Caravan Guard

Motorhome insurance specialist, Caravan Guard, is encouraging motorhome owners to invest in various tyre safety devices by offering reduced premiums

Motorhome & Caravan Show 2016 tickets competition

Motorhome & Caravan Show 2016

Following our last competition giving away 15 pairs of tickets to the Motorhome & Caravan Show, the final ten pairs are now up for grabs in the run up to the big event

Caravan site installs bee glamping pods to boost wildlife

Park director Henry Wild

A Lancashire caravan park is attempting to rejuvenate Britain's dwindling bee population by hiving off a large section of its dog exercise field and replacing it with wild flowers

A snapshot of the Benimar Mileo 202

Benimar Mileo 202

The Mileo 202 is another six-metre motorhome imported by Marquis Leisure from Iberian manufacturer, Benimar

Sunny outlook for West Wales tourism, says local MP

Simon Hart MP (centre) with from left, branch director and BH&HPA vice chairman Huw Pendleton; BH&HPA national chairman Henry Wild; branch chairman Thomas Scarrott, and branch secretary Gail Thomas

West Wales MP Simon Hart has praised the region's holiday parks as on the vanguard of its vibrant and ever-growing tourism economy

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Dave Rose replied to Susanhodson's discussion Bailey Unicorn Cadiz
"Hi the alde check  if the pump is mounted near the boiler if so set the speed to no 2 , offten the dealer set the speed to no 5 this help the removale of air locks and test the circulaton, they  forget to reset the pump back  to no…"
Susanhodson replied to Susanhodson's discussion Bailey Unicorn Cadiz
"Thank you for your replies. I do wonder about the antifreeze too. How do we get this checked out? The overflow is open and is in the wardrobe. The vapour could be getting on my clothes also. We did use a blow heater towards the end of the holiday…"
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"The rash might be a chemical residue in the mattress. I would try and air this off if possible. I cannot see why the fridge should not be left on for 6 weeks, certainly there is nothing in our hand book to that effect. If there was a limit I would…"
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Dave replied to Susanhodson's discussion Bailey Unicorn Cadiz
"Your fridge should be ok on hook up for 6 weeks no problem . I would ask what they base their opinion on . I think Dales reply is quite possible as this is clearly extremely unusual . Check your battery isn't over gassing into the rear area ,…"
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paul dickinson replied to handpull66's discussion DSG Experiences
"Tom, totally agree. Myself also owns what yoy have o 11 plate and couldn't fault it. My past vehicles also been mondeos but the passat by far is the perfect tow car. So DSG, go for it"
Tom Dunne replied to handpull66's discussion DSG Experiences
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dale tinsley replied to Susanhodson's discussion Bailey Unicorn Cadiz
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Our new caravan bought April 2016 is giving us big headache. Apart from the shower that hasn't been fully sealed, a door lock that refused to open and the refrigerator that doesn't work after only 8 weeks of use. Our repairer said we shouldn't be using the fridge on electric for 6 weeks continuously --- what is that all about?There is another big problem though, I am finding every time I go to the back of the van I start to itch and my skin goes blotchy.We have Changed the bedding, took up the…See More
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"if the van is a tight fit onto your drive then are you going to pay £50 every time you use it then want to put it back or is it to come off then go to a permanent site"

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.

How to deal with surface damp


Following on from our previous feature on water ingress, we now turn our focus to the less serious yet ever-present, slightly vexing conundrum of surface damp

How to deal with damp

Damp is the presence of unwanted moisture in the structure of a building, which is either the result of intrusion from outside or condensation from within

Thousands turn out for Elddis open weekend

Elddis factory weekend

To trek hundreds of miles to Durham to see Elddis's latest ranges can seem daunting for some but that is exactly what thousands of spectators have done this weekend, reflecting just how popular their factory weekend is becoming

Buying your first caravan for sale, a guide

Your first caravan

Buying a caravan can be the start to a wonderful life of touring freely, with your family and friends, however, it is imperative you buy the correct vehicle that suits your needs

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Who's responsible?

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Tyres on series 2 Barcelona

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bailey pageant gas isolator location

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Hi, Welcome, sit down and introduce yourself

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Hyundai Towing

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Cat C Swift Challenger 564 Sport SR

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Adria competition details and rules

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