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The Caravan & Motorhome Show 2016 will give you the chance to put your skills to the test

The Caravan & Motorhome Show 2016 will give you the chance to put your skills to the test

Penalty points cost UK drivers £132 million a year

London, Glasgow and Birmingham are reportedly hit the worst when it comes to fines

London, Glasgow and Birmingham forking out the most in insurance, according to research conducted

Official: Women admit men are better drivers!

Women have conceded that men are better drivers

The debate on men/women drivers continues by way of AA-populous survey

Marquis Motorhomes & Caravans welcomes expanded Benimar family range for 2016

A total of ten Benilo motorhomes will be offered by Marquis for 2016

New additions added to Marquis Motorhomes Benilo range looks set to increase offering to ten models

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Coachman expands production facilities following record sales

Coachman's production director believes the expansion of production facilities and technology will bring even more positive results

Expansion to production facilities to complete by Christmas following unprecedented demand

Car tax avoidance rate doubles after new governmental measures implemented

The removal of paper tax discs has seen a high rise in untaxed vehicles on the road

Figures released highlight stark rise in untaxed cars on the road

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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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Mick Patterson replied to handpull66's discussion FutureTowing ?
"Have done over 88,000 miles in to Audi A4 Avant which has a DPF.  Never have to do anything to it as normal motoring around town, countryside and motorway cruising will constantly regen the DPF.  "
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Raymond Wood replied to handpull66's discussion FutureTowing ?
"Patrick, The car does get a good blast down the motorway at least once a month which seems to do the trick. The last car did have the DPF light come on but I had driven up the M6 from Chester to Carlisle before it did and the garage said it was a…"
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Patrick slavin replied to handpull66's discussion FutureTowing ?
"I'm sure different manufacturers will have slightly different ways of doing a regen but the principle is the same. I notice you have a Mazda, mine is a Vauxhall. Most of the time it will regen in the background without noticing but at times I…"
Raymond Wood replied to handpull66's discussion FutureTowing ?
"According to my handbook the car needs only to travel 20 miles at 40 mph or more to regenerate."
Patrick slavin replied to handpull66's discussion FutureTowing ?
"Also be aware that some deisels although don't need additives might have a DPF ( deisels particulate filter) which need a regen clean every 500 miles or so. This is done by running at 2000+ revs for around 10 or 15 minutes."
handpull66 replied to handpull66's discussion FutureTowing ?
"Raymond thats one of the cars we have been looking at the Mazda CX5 they dont need Adblue some of the latest Passats also XC 60 dont require additives "
Raymond Wood replied to Bob Smithers's discussion Had to put this up for discussion / it's from a site I follow any thoughts??
"I will stick mainly to club sites as I know the rules and know what I am getting when I arrive."
Raymond Wood replied to handpull66's discussion FutureTowing ?
"Did not know any diesel cars needed add blue, certainly our Mazda does not. It is an additive used in heavy commercial vehicles to cut down emissions, though but if your car only goes through a pounds worth every few hundred miles it is minimal in…"
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paul d replied to CaravanTimes Editor's discussion Torque Wrenches
"I too have a lidl one in the car. Now that I have alloy wheels and the bolts are easier to get to, I use it all the time, but when I had hub caps, I didn't use as much ( just laziness). Fully reccomended though, as that would be the last thing…"
handpull66 replied to handpull66's discussion FutureTowing ?
"If you look up the VW Adblue web page its a very interesting read as regards to Adblue consumption on there SCR equipped cars"
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"Adblue is the additive there are adding to the exhaust gasers of vehicles so they will comply with Euro 6 emissions .Some of VW lager cars ,PSA group ,Ford and I believe the new Land Rover /Jag engine uses Adblue.The VW Adblue web page is an…"

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.

CaravanTimes takes a walk on the wild(life) side

The UK and Ireland is awash with caravan parks featuring an abundance of wildlife

In our latest feature CaravanTimes takes a closer look at the wildlife that awaits you a some of the UK and Ireland's best caravan parks

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Why leave your dog at home bring when you can bring it on your next family holiday? CaravanTimes looks at some of the best dog-friendly sites across the UK

John Lennon's gypsy caravan: the story behind one of the world's most famous caravans

The famous Sgt Pepper caravan has had a fascinating life

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?

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FutureTowing ?

Been looking at possibly changing our tow car next year ,got a Passat 140 Tdi Estate 2013 its a great tow car but ...

Had to put this up for discussion / it's from a site I follow any thoughts??

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Torque Wrenches

An invaluable bit of kit that I think should come as standard with every new caravan... Have you got one? Which br...

Lunar construction method

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To Cover or not to Cover

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the caravan store

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