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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.

Swift Announce Industry First Partnerships

The New Supersure cover site

William Coleman On the Monday before this year's NEC Motorhome and Caravan Show Swift Grou

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.

Swift Exceed Expectations At NEC

Swift sales numbers sore at the NEC

It may be no surprise that the October NEC Caravan and Motorhome show brings tens of millions of pounds to the UK leisure industry. The show is a hotbed of purchases, holiday bookings, down payments and deposits on holiday homes and leisure vehicles. The Swift Group have announced that last week's show was a swooping success for their sales figures.

Kampa Caravan And Motorhome Awnings

A sneak peak at Kampa products on display at the NEC

Over the past week or two I have been scrolling through the exhibitor list for this year's NEC show so I can then highlight who I feel are must see exhibitors. Last week when I was doing my research I came across what Kampa had on display and really liked the look of their Air Break Pro 3 and 5. So I dug a little deeper to find out what else I could see myself using and saw that the Kampa awning range are a bit of a stand out product.

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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.