Benimar Tessoro Part 1: The 483 Full Test

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.

The Tessoro 483 is built on a 170BHP Ford

The Tessoro 483 is built on a 170BHP Ford

Calling all Burstner owners

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.

Are you a burstner owner?

Are you a burstner owner?

TomTom Launch New Caravan Sat Nav

Gone are the days of stopping to read your map or the arguments that come from the co-pilot holding the A-Z upside down. The satellite navigation industry has changed the way we drive and for those of us who love to take our caravans and motorhomes away they are a godsend. Recognising the demand TomTom have launched their new TomTom Go Camper for help the touring industry cruise easy.

The Aquaforno II Kitchen In A Backpack Crowdfunding Success

Aquaforno celebrate staggering success

As some of you may be aware a large part of my touring holidays include getting as much food on the BBQ as possible. So when I see something like the Aquaforno I cannot help but share the love. This is a must have have kit for anyone who enjoys their cooking when touring, especially with the great weather this summer is going to produce.

Bristanbul Site Reviews - Camping Château de l'Epervière - Burgundy

The lakeside view from our vans at Camping Château de l'Epervière

Our #Bristanbul adventure continues, and we endeavour to keep you up to date all along the way. So here's our second site review (our first really as last night was a bunk on a ferry!

Bailey announces new Unicorn Vigo and Cordoba layouts

The two new models bring the Unicorn range to eight layouts in total

Bailey of Bristol has announced that it will be launching two new layouts for its flagship Unicorn range

Eterniti Caravans reveals layout details for Chronicle and Genesis

The Genesis IB4 is one of six layouts to be launched next month

Eterniti Caravans has revealed the details of its first six layouts in the Genesis and Chronicle ranges

Carlight to offer entry-level model for under £18k

Carlight caravans were brought back into production in 2011

The luxury caravan maker has announced that it will be launching its most affordable range ever in the coming weeks

NCC to move 2013 London caravan show due to venue problems

The Excel Centre was the venue of choice for the 2012 London caravan show

The organisers of the 2013 Motorhome, Caravan and Camping show have announced that they will be looking for a new venue in the South East after dropping plans to return to the Excel Centre in London's Docklands

CaravanTimes Caravan & Motorhome Awards 2014: Full Results

Hi All, We thought it would be a good idea to have one central place to list the results of the CaravanTimes Caravan & Motorhome Awards 2014. Please find below a detailed breakdown of the results below. It would be interesting to ...

Narrowboats: The caravans of the water?

Kenneth Greame once wrote in the Wind In The Willows: "There is nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." And while he may have never experienced the joys of caravanning, he was certainly onto something. I've...

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walking boots

Hi every body, I just wondered if there are any members out there who are keen walkers and are having trouble getting a decent pair of boots or trainers. I am on my third pair of boots this year and am brassed off with the heels disin...

The Tour Pt 1 - Wales & woes, 11th April 2012

Hello, my partner & myself embarked on a three month tour of the British Isles in April this year. We were almost complete novices having had just one trial run prior. The aim was to get the hang of caravanning before embarking on...

Second Trip Of The Year

The Easter weekend was a time when a lot of people tried to get away, judging by the camp site we were at anyway. The site we were staying on is one of our favourites; West Runton in Norfolk, in fact it is probably responsible for us ...

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.

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.

Go Back And Time With Lee Davey And His Son Charlie

Lee Davey and his son Charlie in the 1976 Bailey Maestro they refurbished for the Bank Holiday adventure

Journalist and caravan enthusiast Lee Davey, along with his 10 year old son Charlie, will be embarking on a journey to retrace the steps family members took during the Second World War. Ahead of the D-Day anniversary they will setting off on their trip with the help of The Caravan And Motorhome Club.

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.

Cumbria Park Rooting For The Future

Branching out: Michael Holgate (rear) says staff played a big part in putting 500,000 years of tree life into motion

The conservation of the British countryside is something I feel very strongly about and love the efforts being put in by parks and sites all across the UK. A Cumbrian park have planted a half a million years worth of tree life in a major conservation project.

Caravan and Motorhome Door Handles and Locks

Many of us resort to 3rd party 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.

Post 1997 Towing Law Could Lead To £1000 Fines

Are you facing a potential £1000 fine with your touring set up?

There is no denying the rise in popularity of the touring holiday, or the 'staycation' as it is now being referred to. As the demand grows so does the amount of people who are new to towing who may not be fully aware of the laws that regulate towing and other various licence restrictions.