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The 8ft Wide Caravan Voted Not That Popular?

8ft feet of space or 8ft of fear

The 8ft caravan is a bit like Marmite, you either love it or you hate it. This year we have seen the 8ft van make a comeback with Bailey's brand new Pegasus Grande range, which was a complete redesign, but some caravanners still seem unconvinced by the larger van. We take a look into Caravan Guard's latest poll which reveals some strong numbers regarding the 8ft'er.

The Caravan Design & Lightweight Leisure Awards 2019

We bring you the full results of the Caravan Design & Lightweight Leisure Awards

When it comes to buying high ticket items such as vehicles, homes or a combo of the two like caravans you really do not want to rush is. Once upon a time I was guilty of seeing the most attractive looking thing with a price tag and then throwing my money at it. As I grew I started to see the value in doing the research and listening to the experts. With that in mind we bring to you the 2019 Caravan Design Awards from the Caravan and Motorhome Club.

The Island vs The Make Up

With so many choices on offer we look into what makes the perfect bed

The world of the leisure vehicle is a diverse one, to say the very least. You can pick a motorhome, caravan, trailer tent, van conversion or something a bit more customer built like a converted fire truck, yes that exists, and be on holiday at the drop of a hat. What ever your vehicle of choice there is one thing that has people split right down the middle- The island bed or the make up?

Top 5 Touring Essentials From PRIMA Leisure

We pick our 5 top PRIMA products

Call me mad but I love going over all my kit to see what I need or what needs replacing, its a bit like rearranging your sock draw. With so many different companies, brands and products out there you really are spoilt for choice. A brand I know and trust is PRIMA Leisure who specialise in everything from toilet chemical all the way up to a BBQ and everything in between. Oh and if you are a Bailey caravan owner you can get spares and parts for your van.

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 Unicorn Segovia Wins Caravan Of The Year Award 2018

The award winning

The touring community award season may have ended in back in November but that has not stopped the Caravan Magazine from crowing a new champion in their Caravan Of The Year Award 2018 category.

Why Are The Masses Buying Caravans

New caravan purchases have sky rocketed

The industry is jumping up a gear and getting a lot of mainstream media attention. I have been covering the boom for the past few months. Now all the big channels are covering the boom. Last week there were features on both ITV North and The One Show highlighting the amazing things that can be done when touring round the UK in your leisure vehicle.

Bailey Unicorn Scores Hat-trick Award

Bailey Unicorn sweep award show with three wins

Bailey is at it again! Their beautifully designed Unicorn range has swoop three awards at the 2018 Practical Caravan Magazine's Tourer of the Year Awards.

Bailey unveil their brand new 2018 Unicorn range

We ask Lee Davey what new features the Unicorn Series 4 range has

The launch of the 2018 Bailey Unicorn range is all the rage this week, and we caught up with CaravanTimes favourite, Lee Davey, to get his thoughts on the new models.

Bailey moves to strengthen position in Australian market with new locally built product ranges

In 2015, Bailey completed a 6,000 km endurance challenge from the west to the east coast of Australia

Seven years after introducing the Bailey caravan brand into Australia, the Bristol-based company is reaffirming its commitment to this key export market with further investment in new distribution outlets and new locally manufactured products.

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Bailey Of Bristol Reveal New Layout For Grande Range

Meet the new 8ft'er

Just one week before the February Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at the NEC Bailey of Bristol have publicly announced a brand new layout for their best selling 8ft wide Alicanto Grande range.

Swift Confirm Factory Closure And Redundancies

Swift reduce their headcount

Some sad news has come from one of the UK's most popular caravan manufacturers who have been forced to cut staff numbers and even close down production due to a rocky year and some negative political decisions.

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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.