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Auto-Trail 2020 Product Launch

2020 sees all the stops pulled out by Auto Trail

Last week the CaravanTimes team were invited to have a sneak preview of their all new 2020 line up. From new Ford based motohomes to a stunning new camper van it seems the guys at Auto-Trail have done their homework for 2020

Exclusive Interview With Simon Howard Of Bailey Of Bristol

Bill and Simon side by side in France on the Bristanbul tour

Last year, we are actually fast approaching the 1 year anniversary, I was fortunate enough to be selected to take part in the Bailey Of Bristol Bristanbul tour where we covered 21 countries in 21 days while towing 2 caravan and driving a motorhome. During the three weeks on the road the bond that formed within the team was one of a kind, and one of the best things to come out of the trip. So almost a year on I catch up with a friend I made on the tour, Simon Howard, to find out how one of the UK's largest leisure vehicle companies are getting on.

The Ideal Christmas Gifts For Us Caravan Folk

We've solved your Christmas woes

This time of year should be about giving and making those around you happy, but in reality it's a bit stressful. Trying to find the right gift before the big day all while trying to wrangle the family to get together for a massive Christmas dinner. So to help ease the stress and tension of gift buying here are some items that should go down a treat Christmas morning.

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.

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.

Thousands turn out for Elddis open weekend

Elddis factory weekend

To trek hundreds of miles to Durham to see Elddis's latest ranges can seem daunting for some but that is exactly what thousands of spectators have done this weekend, reflecting just how popular their factory weekend is becoming

From the Wanderer to the motorhome: the evolution of the caravan

Take a trip down memory lane and beyond with CaravanTimes

See how your home from home became what it is today

Airstream - An American Tale to Celebrate 4th July

From humble beginnings: the Airstream has become an American mainstay

For over 80 years, Aistream has been an American tradition. But, how did the successful company come about? To celebrate American Independence Day, CaravanTimes has the scoop just for you

FEATURE: The Year of the luxury crossover

Could you be towing with a Jaguar in the near future?

With the season for new car releases still a long way away, and rumours in full swing, CaravanTimes looks at the five SUVs fronting the trend of luxury crossovers. There was a time when you wouldn't consider towing with a Chelsea tractor. Perhaps these five cars can help you make up your mind

Exclusive: Barrel Top Wagons to launch new range at Devon county show

The new 'fab' wagons will be making their grand appearance at the Devon county show in May

The Devon-based company is set to feature their new range of living and towing wagons at the Devon county show next month. CaravanTimes caught up with Jo Henderson from Barrel Top Wagons to get a sneak preview of what to expect

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Lunar Caravans Find A Saviour From Overseas

There is light at the end of the tunnel for Lunar

In July it was reported that Lunar caravans were unfortunately going to go into administration following some cash flow issues and a very challenging market. This now seems to be in their rear view mirror following some new investment from across the globe.

Elddis 2020 Season Preview And Factory Open Weekend

Here is your chance to see the 2020 stock

Keep the 21st and 22nd of September free as Erwin Hymer Group, home of Elddis, Compass, Buccaneer and Xplore, will be hosting their Factory Open Weekend, so you, your family and friends can be the first to see what's new for 2020 Season.

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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.

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.