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Show Season Is Almost Here

Get ready for show season with some advice from the team

This week will mark the beginning of the 2019 show season with the Manchester Caravan and Motorhome show kicking things of on the 17th and lasting until the 20th. As we enter the show season we are going to have a look at what to expect and what we are looking forward to.

Top 5 Articles Of 2018

We run down 5 of the best articles from this year

We are approaching the New Year and we are feeling rather reflective. So before we are all start popping cases of champagne open and singing Auld Lang Syne into the wee hours we want to share with you our top 5 articles, in no particular order, of the last 12 months.

The CaravanTimes Team 2018 Highlights

We look back at the last 12 months of highlights

2018 really has been a bit of a marquee year for CaravanTimes. We have hit quite a few miles stones, travelled the world and been asked to take part in some extremely important caravan industry events. As we approach 2019 the CaravanTimes team reflect on their personal highlights of the last year

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 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.

Our Top Touring Apps To Help Holidaying

What phone apps are worth looking at?

It was not that long ago that the A to Z was the travelling man's, and woman's, best friend. For years this helped motorists and holiday makers across the UK get from A to B with ease, provided you had a good map reading co-pilot and an update map. Years on it seems technology has made the map book look like a relic. As technology rolls on we take a look at some apps that may just change the way you holiday.

Your Friendly Neighbourhood Caravan Cafe

The mobile cafe is here to help you get your tea and cake fix

The old traditional caravan nowadays is most likely spotted sat on driveways covered in weather ware or just plonked depressingly in fields throughout the country. One special care giver has stumbled upon a very rare vintage van and has decided to turn it into something worthwhile to help out our aging community

Motorhome Hire Franchise Launch And Expansion

Hire franchise plan to change the rental market in the UK

The market for new and second hand leisure vehicles keeps growing and growing as more UK residents are opting to choose a caravan for the next holiday. Another sector within the industry that is seeing a real boom is the leisure vehicle rental market. At last month's NEC Motorhome and Caravan Show the UK's first nationwide motorhome franchise business was launched.

Caravan Review - The Airstream Colorado

Living the dream in the American Airstream

The all American touring icon has been available for purchase from main dealers in the UK for just over a year or so now. Since Airstream's launch in the UK I have not seen a huge amount on the highways of caravan parks across the UK. There may be quite a few reasons for this, most of which have nothing to do with the quality of design build but more to do with how the UK consumer sees the larger red white and blue towing caravan.

Scams In The Leisure Industry And What To Look Out For

We take a look into the scammers in the caravan world

The caravan holiday is one of the most relaxing holiday types one can take. From the freedom to go wherever you like to having new neighbours everytime you pitch up. But underneath all the fun is a side of the industry I hope you never face. The holiday scam.

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Charity Dinner Raises Massive Funds For MacMillan

 Tom Quirk the charity fundraising manager for the south east with Michael Worger Ritchie managing director of Teamwork Professionals who organised the event on behalf of the manufacturers

A lot of caravan parks, sites, dealers and manufacturers throughout the UK do a lot to help raise funds for many different charities. From conservation to helping locals schools and hospitals the charity work never seems to stop, which is great. Following a gala dinner at the annual Holiday Caravan and Park Home Show in September raised a remarkable £22,246 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

How To Make Your Van A Home Away From Home

The perfect van additions to make life more comfortable

Your caravan is very much an extension of your home, hence the old say "your home away from", but what are the creature comforts that make your leisure vehicle the ideal accommodation when you're touring around the country?

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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.