This weekend however, we decided to test out how sporty the Auto-Trail V-Line Sport 635 really is.
In this week's blog we look at how the Tribute performs for a family that is considering entering the motorhome market. We took the "Diaz" family, Mum Reina, Dad Tomas, Son Leo (11) and Daughter Sol (8) to Camp Bestival in Dorset for 4 days of family festival fun.
A story on mobile cocktail business, Fancy Flutes and why they've been causing quite the stir at various UK events.
An enormous fire has ripped through 160 caravans causing £1 million in damage at a site in Somerset
Cheshire's largest caravan dealership, Leisure Sales, has unveiled its brand new online accessory store
According to a poll, Bailey caravans and Auto-sleeper motorhomes are the most popular vehicles for first time buyers
Manufacturers Swift Group is developing a new £8 million purpose built modern manufacturing facility at its headquarters in Cottingham, Yorkshire
Marquis, who I am sure you know, are the UK's largest dealer network have launched the all new Randger campervans.
Marquis Introduce a brand new range to the UK market
Trying to stay in shape is hard work, trust me I've been trying for years. Yes it can be physically hard but the mind is tough part. Whenever you think "oh I need to exercise" its common, for me, to just shut off and not what to do it. But what if you make it fun and incorporate it into your holiday and touring activities..?
When it comes to cutting corners or bad practice there are certain things where is can be kind of acceptable. Not putting enough butter on your sandwich, not lifting the carpet when your vacuuming on a Sunday morning. When it comes to towing and keeping passengers safe there is zero margin for error. Something that two drivers neglected when they were pulled over by police to reveal children and babies left in the caravan while towing.
The Swift Group have formed a partnership with military forces' charity Mission Motorsport. Swift have donated a motorhome to the Armed Forces' charity that helps veterans rebuild their lives, post service, by providing opportunities through motorsport. A charity effort that I am sure we can all agree is extremely important.
The high end state of the art Love2Stay has recently celebrated its first birthday. With its first massively successful year in the bag the site has also been awarded the Shrewsbury Mayor's Award for Tourism, so that's one more top prize to add to the trophy cabinet.
Unfortunately the theft of caravans and motorhomes is something that is far too common in the UK. It seems as though every time you turn around you speak to someone who has their touring vehicle vandalised or stolen. Swift are now fighting back with the VIN CHIP theft deterrent system.
I am sure we have all hooked up our caravan to our tow car a thousand times, so much so that it has now become second nature. Can you become so used to it that sometimes you can overlook things? After speaking with a keen caravaner who spotted two instances where the hitch lock lever was not locked in I thought I would put together a little chick list for a little refresher. Lord knows I have made a few mistakes.
Best-selling caravan manufacturer with a group incorporating Sprite and Sterling brands
One of the best known names in the industry, Bailey of Bristol is the oldest caravan manufacturer in the UK.
Over the last fifty years Elddis has built up a reputation for building great value tourers and motorhomes.
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.
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.
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.
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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