Top 5 Articles Of 2018
We run down 5 of the best articles from this year
Friday, 28, Dec 2018 03:36
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.
1. The Skoda Kodiaq Review
This was a special one for the team, it was my first car review for CaravanTimes and was the first time the newly formed team spent a day together on location filming.
The Kodiaq won the top prize as the Caravan and Motorhome Club's Towcar of the Year awards and was the lead towcar on the Bristsanbul tour around Europe and Asia. So it made total sense to contact Skoda and ask to test drive this fantastic towcar.
It got top marks from us and really did clear up a lot of the stigma I had towards the Skoda brand. So to read our full in depth review and to watch the video we made, with yours truly as the star, simply click here and enjoy.
2. CaravanTimes Takes A Trip To The BBC
Just a couple of short months in I got an invite to be on BBC Wales to talk about the rise in popularity of winter touring.
At first I was a little bit nervous about going on the BBC and putting my foot in my mouth, something that happens far too often. Once I sat down and popped on the headphones and went live on BBC Radio the nerves went away. I think the fear saved me from embarrassment thankfully.
Why the rise in winter touring? Why not is the real answer. If you are spending thousands of hard earned pounds on a motorhome or caravan you should be using it all year round.
Modern vans can literally keep you warm in arctic conditions, we've been to the arctic and back in a caravan, so using them from October to February really is not too much of a task at all.
The full BBC Radio Wales interview is right here, please save your heckling till the end.
3. The Truma Stand at Dusseldorf
If you've ever travelled to the Dusseldorf Salon Caravan Show then you know just how much effort companies go to for one of the biggest leisure shows in Europe.
One stand that really did catch our was the Truma stand. Once you watch the video we made you will see why.
It was by far the most interactive stands at the week long event and had the crowds wowed by just how much there was on display.
Interactive touch screens, think a 55" iPad, prize winning competitions, interactive systems and a waves of extremely helpful staff on hand to answer any and all questions.
To see the stand from the German show, which is now the standard for all of Truma's shows Click Here
4. Scammers Beware, CT Have Your Number
The holiday scam is one of the most common out there, which is actually quite sad when you think about it.
People pray on the limited holiday time we get all because they want a few extra pounds in the pocket which leaves families out of pocket and devastated.
We hear about so many year in year out so we want to bring you a list of things to look out for and how to avoid getting caught up in a scheme or scam.
Stay clued up by reading our Leisure industry scams and what to look out for.
5. The Bed Debate
There are two main types of bed in the leisure vehicle, The Island and the Make Up. This topic tore the the CaravanTimes team down the middle and the debate got very heated on social media.
So we give you a run down on what the pros and cons are of each. And before you ask I stand firmly on the island bedside. Despite not having one, oh the irony.
Here are our pros and cons of the island and make up bed, where do you stand on this?