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Measuring your Caravan Awning Size
When it comes to choosing a new awning, if you don't have a handbook for your caravan then measuring it can baffle you. This short article will tell you how to measure your caravan, and work out what awning size you need
New Season Checks for Caravans / Motorhomes
Bringing your caravan or motorhome out of hibernation could result in some things not working properly. Here's a useful checklist to help get you back on the road after winter storage, or after it has not been used for any long period.
CRiS Explained and Decoded
Details of the Caravan Registration & Identification Scheme, and how to decode your CRiS number. Updated September 2013
Winterising Your Caravan / Motorhome - Internal Preparations
Part one: Internal Winter Preparations: If you’re not planning to use your caravan through the winter, be prepared by following these simple guidelines to protect your caravan from snow, ice, and cold weather, whilst in winter storage, or out of use.
Winterising Your Caravan / Motorhome - External Prepartions
Part two: External Winter Preparations: If you’re not planning to use your caravan through the winter, be prepared by following these simple guidelines to protect your caravan from snow, ice, and cold weather, whilst in winter storage, or out of use.
Essential Equipment for your Caravan
The quick list of the essential kit you need to remember for every trip out in the caravan!
Leisure Battery Care and Charging
A UKCampsite.co.uk member has compiled a fantastic article giving information, hints and tips on keeping your caravan or motorhome leisure battery in tip top condition. Includes choosing a charger, solar panels, generators and more
Before Setting off on a Journey
Making sure everything is in order before you drive off into the sunset will insure a trouble free journey.
Arriving On Site with a Caravan
Setting up a caravan on site is easy and should not present any major problems. A quick guide to help
Loading your Caravan and Clever Packing
When it comes to loading up your caravan for a holiday it is extremely important that you try and pack things safely. Hopefully these tips will help.
Changing a Caravan Tyre!
An often neglected, and forgotten task. Changing a caravan tyre! If you are unfortunate enough to suffer a flat tyre can you cope?!
Winterising Your Caravan when Not in Use
If you’re not planning to use your caravan through the winter months then it’s vital that you take precautions to ensure it will be well protected during the colder months, and be in great condition when you come to use it again at the start of the season
The Caravan and Motorhome Club
Previously known as the "Caravan Club" , the club is relaunching, rebranding and renaming itself "Caravan and Motorhome Club" , with new logo, new website and new focus
Do I need another TV licence?
Do you need a TV Licence in your caravan, tent or motorhome? We'll try to clear up the facts.
The World's Oldest Caravan
The worlds oldest caravan has pitched up for the final time – after 128 YEARS on the road. The Wanderer was built in 1884, and is now on display in the Cotswolds. Read on for more and lots of pictures
Handy Tips for Winter Touring
Caravanning through the winter months can provide some of the best trips away. Here are some handy care tips if you have decided not to layup the van, and are instead planning on some winter touring.
Ultimate Guide to Caravan Maintenance
A guide to looking after your caravan, including tips for preparing for winter and summer. Covers internal and external maintenance, tyres, batteries, gas, electric, water systems and more
Lunar Caravans The Heart of the Holiday
Lunar Caravans has released a new video celebrating the caravan’s place at ‘the heart of the holiday’.
Caravanning: A mainstay of UK tourism
Research shows that caravanning is a mainstay of UK tourism, and this Infographic highlights its contribution to the UK economy, UK tourism and the fact the caravanning is growing in popularity.
Guide to Buying a Secondhand Caravan
A fantastic guide to what to look for when buying a second hand caravan.
Caravan Weight Watching - How Heavy is it?
In order to make sure that your caravan isn't over its weight limit you should be aware of what all the small bits and pieces weigh
Caravan Reversing Accidents up 24% in 2011
According to Caravan Guard they have seen a huge rise in insurance claims involving caravans being reversed into walls, fences, gateposts and trees
Practical Caravan Owner Satisfaction Awards 2014
Practical Caravan readers who bought either a new or pre-owned caravan since January 2009 were asked to rate their caravan and their supplying dealer. Nearly 2500 replied in detail, and here are the results.
Avoid Caravan Crime
Some advice from the Home Office, to avoid caravan crime and the misery it can cause.

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