BLOG: The 90th National hots up at Sandringham

The CaravanTimes team are catching the rays here in Norfolk, at The Caravan and Motorhome Club's biggest caravan event of the year: The National, which is celebrating its 90th year no less, here at The Sandringham Estate.

Rob Finney (left) showed us his exquisite 1933 Car Cruiser caravan

Rob Finney (left) showed us his exquisite 1933 Car Cruiser caravan

Caravan and Motorhome Club prepare for a long, hot summer

The Club have been improving their signage and wifi connectivity across their network

As well as hosting The 90th National at The Sandringham Estate in Norfolk this weekend, The Caravan and Motorhome Club have been busy accommodating their members as well as possible before we dive into the Great British summer.

Marquis supports Pompey Beach Soccer

This year's competition will be taking place in Nazaré, Portugal

Marquis Leisure, the UK motorhome and caravan dealer, have agreed to sponsor the Portsmouth Ladies Beach Soccer team, who will be representing England in this year's Euro Winners Cup.

Self levelling technology: Why is there not more of it out there?

Self levelling systems are popular with its users but there are only a few caravan and motorhome models that offer the technology

The caravan and motorhome industry are amazingly early adopters of technology, and modern leisure vehicle specifications are incredibly high. Some leisure vehicles have more specification than the average home, boasting huge fridges, solar panels, alarm systems, satellite dishes, LED touch lighting, even underfloor wet central heating in some models.

NCCW Roadshow to visit caravan dealerships for first time

A range of activities will be laid on during the roadshow, including a climbing wall, survival skills and the Swift Scalextrix caravan towing challenge

The Shrewsbury-based caravan and motorhome dealership, Salop Leisure, has been chosen as one of five locations for a 'Share the Moment' Roadshow during the National Camping and Caravanning Week (NCCW) from 29 May to 4 June.

Harvey Alexander interview: People are falling back in love with touring the UK

The Director of Marketing at The Caravan and Motorhome Club has been talking at length with CaravanTimes

CaravanTimes recently caught up with Harvey Alexander, Director of Marketing at the Caravan and Motorhome Club, who has just returned from participating in the JustGo motorhome re-location programme with his family.

Bailey relocates its Large Panel Laminating Plant to Somerset

The new plant is housed in a modern 3,250+ sqm manufacturing building

Bailey of Bristol has relocated its Large Panel Laminating Plant to a new site in Clevedon, North Somerset, as part of a larger scheme to enable the future re-development of the company's South Liberty Lane production facility. This is the second business unit to be moved from the main site following the relocation of the Bailey Parts Direct operation to North Bristol twelve months ago.

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Self levelling technology: Why is there not more of it out there?

Self levelling systems are popular with its users but there are only a few caravan and motorhome models that offer the technology

The caravan and motorhome industry are amazingly early adopters of technology, and modern leisure vehicle specifications are incredibly high. Some leisure vehicles have more specification than the average home, boasting huge fridges, solar panels, alarm systems, satellite dishes, LED touch lighting, even underfloor wet central heating in some models.

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Do you love caravanning but are always wishing you had more living space to work with? Well, the lovely people at David Murphy Towing, a family-owned towing supplier based in Northern Ireland, have written an exclusive article for CaravanTimes providing useful tips and tricks to make your caravan interior feel as spacious as possible.

Easter Memories Part 2: We hear more of your unforgettable stories from Easter breaks past

Have a fantastic Easter everybody!

Easter 2017 is finally here and everyone at CaravanTimes wishes you all a memorable Easter break with your family and friends. But before you go, we'd like to share some more Easter memories with you from our friends at Salop Leisure and our very own Editor.

Easter Memories: We hear your unforgettable stories from Easter breaks past

Tell us about your memorable Easter Holidays

And just like that, Easter is almost upon us. The school holidays are already underway, which has prompted the CaravanTimes office to reminisce of memorable Easter Hols gone by. So we've asked both our readers and the team from Broad Lane Leisure to share their favourite Easter memories with us.

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