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A Guide To Using The Gallery

Posted by BenF in Caravan Talk Blog, in Guides 13 June 2013 · 1,892 views

The Gallery is a free tool available to all members of Caravan Talk to let you upload and share your photos.
We have recently updated the Gallery tool to remove most upload restrictions and photo limits so we should now be able to add high quality pics of our favourite holidays and towcars without having to resize images etc...
To celebrate...



Posted by SimplySimon in Thomson's Travels, 16 April 2017 · 111 views
bordeaux, france, dune de pilat and 4 more...

Bordeaux Also available on Thomson's Travels
18th November 2014
After a few days around Civray, in the garden of Julia's brothers house in the Poitou-Charentes , we found ourselves, in light drizzle, headed south down the N10 towards Bordeaux, arriving at the campsite at about 15:30hrs.
A nondescript drive on.. .


Cars, Trains & Caravans

Posted by Tubbystar in A Load of Nonsense!, 14 April 2017 · 85 views

Hello again.
No, you can relax this not the start of another epic drivel fest as we’re not away in the ‘van again – although we have been in a ‘van – quite a few as it happens, thanks to a visit to the Caravan & Camping Show at the NEC.
To me, our weekend start around 7pm Friday night when I’ve finishe.. .


Caravan Damage Repair (finally!)

Posted by gravon42 in gravon42's Blog, 27 March 2017 · 534 views

Caravan Damage Repair (finally!) Most of you will be aware of the damage I caused to my caravan last September. It was
written off by the Insurers, because the damage was estimated at nearly £14,000!  Door
and frame smashed, three foot crease behind the door,and some internal damage behind
the table cupboard and wardrobe. Also the nearside wheel.

Having studied the w.. .


Will It Be Spain Again For 2016-17 Winter? - Part 14

Posted by Jaydug in Jaydug's Blog, 27 February 2017 · 412 views

Friday 17-02-2017

In 1385 Geoffrey Chaucer wrote “All good things must come to an end.” – And it’s still true because it’s time to think about going home. First – the ferry is booked for the 25th. Second – my Red Pennant insurance runs out on the 28th. That will have been a total of 122 days, the maximum that I...


Hawkeye's 2016 French Holiday

Posted by hawkaye in hawkaye's 2016 holiday, 29 August 2016 · 643 views

We left the caravan in France in 2015 so it could be used as a site office and refuge by my s-i-l, who is having a house renovated about 2 hours drive south-east of Paris.

We picked up my elder son and gf setting off at 7am to aim for a Dover-Calais crossing and arrival early evening. It was the fastest, least eventful journey we have ever ma...


Butting Heads

Posted by Roofydoof in Roofydoof's Blog, 22 August 2016 · 848 views

For all I love caravanning and camping with my partner I also dread it at the same time. He can be extremely gung ho and if things don't go right instantly he throws a strop and quits. We don't work well together when setting up camp (at all)
I like to pace myself and set things out in the order they need to be done as to achieve harmony but he likes to...


They Were Very Nice!

Posted by T00ts in T00ts' Blog, 26 May 2016 · 927 views
dust just everywhere...

Throughout my story there has been a variety of nice men, but this time
I have excelled myself with a total of SIX all at once!
Those of you who have been interested in my tale will know that I moved here to a bungalow in readiness for old age, and after a light bulb moment in the middle of the night before removal lorries arrived, I envision...


The Second Day, Half An Awning!

Posted by cassoude in cassoude's Blog, 27 March 2016 · 1,508 views

We woke to snow showers in the morning, though none had laid. We drove to Scarborough to shop in Morrisons, we needed a frying pan for my breakfast, as well as other sundry items - we never seem to stop buying things for the 'van!
When we returned we decided to put up the awning that was lurking under the bed. After mighty struggles (no wonder they call t...


New Leak - Warning :(

Posted by Percytours in Percytours' Blog, 01 October 2015 · 941 views

And just when you can see the light at the end of that tunnel...
Just showed him to a  woman from round the corner, good job I did - wet patch around one corner of the roof light, confirmed by a drip in front of my very eyes!
Need to act on it asap


The Van Is Now Mine

Posted by jfo in jfo's Blog, 05 September 2015 · 1,334 views

The Van Is Now Mine I bought the Coachman Amara (badged Festival) MY 2009 at the end of June.
Since then I have been away on four relatively local trips with it, and one long one, to north Wales.
Until last weekend (end of August) I had only stopped at sites with full facilities; being cautious, if not apprehensive, to ensure that I could have more factors working in my favo...



Posted by midland caravan and leisure in midland caravan and leisure's Blog, 27 July 2015 · 628 views

midland caravan and leisure ltd are now members of the mcea


A Quick Update

Posted by Honk in Honk's Caravan Reupholstery, 05 July 2015 · 1,066 views

Well it's been a busy few weeks and not just with the reupholstery. Been doing 60 hour weeks and spending lots of time catching up with my son who came back from Oz.
The good news is that within a week he applied for lots of jobs and three asked for interviews. He took one of the jobs and the other two also offered him a position :) There is work o...


Heiki Rooflight

Posted by Hymer eriba man in Hymer eriba man's Blog, 03 July 2015 · 804 views

While in southern Italy recently with very high temperatures the dome of our doubled glazed Heiki roof light came apart with the lower section dropping down, we closed it down to get it to go back together.
has anyone had this problem and how did you fix it?


Smart Repairsto Caravan.

Posted by bigdaddy in bigdaddy's Blog, 25 June 2015 · 672 views

Can anybody tell me if there is a caravan smart repairer in the Hornsea East Riding of Yorkshire area as I have trawled the internet without success.I would appreciate any information (Please see photo's of the type of repair that I require mainly on the ribbed section).



Part 4 - Heading Home

Posted by PeteG in Caravan Ski Trip, 20 May 2015 · 682 views

The journey home
At the end of our time in Samoens it is time to head home.  We intend taking it a bit more slowly than the two day dash down here, so our first stop has been planned for Langres.  It’s one of these places we have meant to visit before, partly because being close to the autoroute it’s somewhere  we have p...


Finally Finished For The Start Of The Season!

Posted by mechs in Abi Target Project, 09 April 2015 · 962 views

I had to have a break from working on the caravan in the cold due to the flu and a chest infection at the start of February but soon got back up!
When I last left here the wooden panel was on the back and painted. That worked well.
So on a cold day in FEBRUARY again me, mate Brian, his son Matt and my youngest Owen all went up again as Brian...



Posted by Digger_07 in caravanning with a difference, 27 May 2014 · 954 views

Rougham Continuing with this blog, I have just returned home from our last event at RAF Rougham in Bury St. Edmonds, home to many B17 American pilot during the Second World War. The Tower still stands today and is a memorial to the men and women that served their during those dark days, this should differently be on your list of places to visit if you ever find y...


How To Plan A Caravan Holiday

Posted by CoachmanCaravans in CoachmanCaravans' Blog, 21 May 2014 · 2,317 views

What better way to get through the first cold, grey weeks of the year than by planning a caravan holiday? Often, organising a holiday can be as enjoyable as going on one – so take your time, make a nice cup of tea and enjoy.

If you aren’t sure where to start, here are a few tips:
When:  perhaps you are limited by your job or...


Spring Tour 2014

Posted by MEG55 in MEG55's Blog, 05 May 2014 · 1,151 views

Our Motorhome was all packed and we were raring to go.  The Sun was out as we left home, what a difference it makes.
We were heading for Whitby and on the way we stopped off at Runswick Bay for a walk and a bite of lunch, we then carried on along the Coast to Sandsend where we stopped again to make the most of the lovely sunny weather.
We were s...


Caravan And Motorhome Worktop Damage Repairs

Posted by A One Interior Joinery in A One Interior Joinery's Blog, 08 April 2014 · 3,638 views
and 8 more...

I have seen on this site as well as many other similar sites people have been having problems with Caravan and Motorhome worktop dents caused by items falling out of units above while in transit.
 There is also a few solutions being offered which I myself do Not advise, One is the use of Colourfill filler which is mainly used for small chips a...

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