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
Is being British becoming popular once again? All the best actors are British, all the best shows are British and all the best caravan sites are British. Is Britain's heavy TV and film presence bringing the masses to our lands for holiday?
Celebs boosting the caravan world
At this time of year you'll find a lot of sites closed for the 'off season' and the winter sites full to the brim. What about those of us who feel the cold but still want a caravan break? Look no further than the inside caravan site in Bristol.
Despite the industry seeing sales success Swift are reducing the headcount as they enter into consultation with staff in a bid to reduce vehicle production and cut costs.
Police will now be given the power to take action against travellers who use any land they want as their own personal caravan park no matter who owns that land. These new rulings will give police the ability to seize their leisure vehicles if they camp illegally on private land.
It seems that despite the current comedic state of British politics and the uncertainty of a deal, or even leaving the EU, the sale or leisure vehicles in certain areas is still very much in good shape.
Big cities like London, Manchester and Leeds are amazing places to visit but they do seem to have an overwhelming lack of caravan sites, London especially. With the industry getting bigger these areas can introduce a lot more people to the touring lifestyle and open up urban areas to a lot more UK based tourists.
New sites are always welcome and if I had my way there would be a lot more popping up around major places like London, Manchester and other cities. But for now I will happily wait for the grand opening of a new Sherwood Pines site.
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.
With the cold setting in we are all adding some padding to keep warm at temperature plummets. With Christmas just around the corner we need to be careful to not get too lumpy and bumpy in the caravan this winter.
This month is Tyre Safety Month and as touring folk we are usually driving on 6-8 tyres at a time with another 2-3 stored on board in case of an emergency. So it is safe to say we are a large part of the tyre industry and we need to do all we can to not burn rubber at a fast rate.