Caravan and Motorhome Door Handles and Locks

Bemoaning our beloved industry is never popular and can make the industry turn its back on supporting a publication, but enough is enough and this is an industry wide problem. It effects caravans and motorhomes alike. The fact is that the door handles and locking mechanisms are rubbish.

Many of us resort to 3rd party locks

Many of us resort to 3rd party locks

Benimar Tessoro Part 1: The 483 Full Test

The Tessoro 483 is built on a 170BHP Ford

At CaravanTimes we recently had a Benimar Tessoro 483 on test for a couple of weeks. We have done just over 2000 miles in the Tessoro and tested in various ways - as you will find out in our inspiration features coming up. But before we give you some ideas of where and why you should use a motorhome like the Tessoro we wanted to bring some information on the Tessoro range and the very interesting 483.

Calling all Burstner owners

Are you a burstner owner?

Do you have a Burstner motorhome? Is it more than 10 years old? Would you like it to have it's own feature and review on CaravanTimes? Well if you do then just get in touch with editor@caravantimes.co.uk

Park Holidays' £40,000 Giveaway Winner

Stephen Stubbs, luckiest man in Leisure?

Park Holidays UK run an annual competition for keys to a fully equipped Leisure Home. This year the prize was two-bedroom Willerby Etchingham at Harts Holiday park in Sheerness, with a value of over £40,000 and with site fees and decking included that's not to be sniffed at.

Bristanbul Video Documentary Part 1

Part one of the documentary is here

So as most of our readers will know, the CaravanTimes team were lucky enough to be part of Bailey of Bristols, Bristol to the Bosphoros trip. Travelling 21 countries in 21 days the team did a fantastic job to take the 2 caravans and motorhome cross-continental.

Bristanbul Tour Days 1 and 2

The Bristanbul tour in depth article

The Bristanbul tour was as fun as it was ambitious, 21 countries in 21 days. I was fortunate enough to get an invite on the tour, spaces are not very easy to come by. I was originally going to do all 21 days but due to obligations back in the UK I could only complete 18 days. Over 18 days I was able to complete legs 1, 2 and 3 of the tour as well as visit 10 countries I had never been to before.

Cornwall Park Cream Of The Crop

TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp (right) congratulates Phil and Becki Osborne on their VisitEngland 2018 award

The South West of England is a holiday hotspot and has been for as long as I can remember. This family run park in Cornwall has been named among the country's top three touring destinations. As if you really needed any more reasons to visit this beautiful part of the country.

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The first ever Bailey caravan was produced in 1948 by Martin Bailey

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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.

TRIBUTE TESTING BLOG WEEK 3: A Question of Driving

The Auto-Trail Tribute has a 115hp Fiat engine

In Week 3 of our long term test, we look at what it is like to drive the Auto-Trail Tribute 670. In this review, I will look at different common driving questions followed by a brief summary for anyone who is a novice and also a summary for the more experienced.

FEATURE: CaravanTimes continues with its long term testing of the AutoTrail Tribute

Van conversion motorhomes have always been popular for the short breakers

In the second blog of our long term test of the Auto-Trail Tribute 670, we look at how the Tribute performs for the short getaway, that weekend reprieve or the impromptu break.

FEATURE: CaravanTimes introduces long term tests with the AutoTrail Tribute

We will be living with, in and around these leisure vehicles for long periods of time, throughout the year.

Here, at CaravanTimes we have reviewed literally thousands of caravans and motorhomes over the years. We have been involved in challenges, events and press junkets and now is the time to take it to the next level with long term reviews.

FEATURE: 21st century caravan construction: How are caravans made today?

Some companies have welcomed the change in technology

Regardless of your chosen caravan manufacturer, construction methods have changed unrecognisably over the last decade. Early adopters, Bailey of Bristol, were the first to change their construction with the introduction of Alu-Tech, but each of the manufacturers have done things in there own way. Below we have provided you with a quick synopsis of how all the main manufacturers make their caravans.

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