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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?

Rare 1960s Retro Revamp

The rare Model X in all its glory

When Jeremy Clarkson, who ironically loathes to caravan, finds a vintage or modern classic car you can see hear and his passion for vehicles. Having looked at this amazing 1960 caravan you can see why Clarkson does not need a script to put his point across. I truly believe that this amazing tourer would convert the ex Top Gear presenter in a heartbeat.

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 Tips And Hacks For Cleaning Your Van

Half your cleaning with some handy life hacks

Are you as excited about the upcoming season as we are? Although myself and the CaravanTimes team were able to get some winter breaks in, no winter prep for us, and we still have a few months left before the beginning of the new season so we have begun to spruce up the van in preparation for our next fully fledged holiday

Temperature Plummet On Its Way- Time To Thaw Your Van

The next two weeks could bring some very frozen days

So far we have had a relatively mild winter, which followed a very much extended summer, but it seems like the sunny mild days are about to come to a grinding halt as the Met Office warn of below freezing temperature over the next couple of weeks. So as winter touring is so popular here are a few tips on how to stay ahead of Jack Frost this winter.

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.

Dometic Acquires Kampa

We met the Kampa team at the October NEC Motorhome and Caravan Show and they did not get a moment's rest due to their large range of outdoor living accessories. Following on from some recent success they have now been acquired by Dometic, on December 3rd, to strengthen their already impressive portfolio.

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.

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Dethleffs New 7 Berth Caravan

The big bew single axle 7 berth

Having a big family usually leads to needing a larger caravan so you can make the most of your family's holiday time. This new 7 berth caravan from German manufacturer Dethleffs provides a lot of accomodation without the hefty price tag.

Win Tickets To The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show

Free tickets up for grabs for the SEC Caravan Show this Feb

Who's going the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home Show? We are going to be there and we want you there too! Hence why we are giving away 5 pairs of tickets FOR FREE! All you have to do in answer the below question correctly to be entered into the draw for the tickets.

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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.