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A Guide To Using The Gallery

Posted by BenF in Caravan Talk Blog, in Guides 13 June 2013 · 2,039 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...


From: Honestly Feedback For A Newby On Towing

Posted by newswifty2017 in newswifty2017's Blog, 22 July 2017 · 216 views

Source: Honestly Feedback For A Newby On Towing


Damp Problem

Posted by nick27 in nick27's Blog, 23 June 2017 · 395 views

Hi folks 
We have just had our Verona GT65 serviced and damp was found on the offside, near the wardrobe the readings were in the order of 100 percent. I was told on the quiet that damp is proving very common on the Alu Tec build and Bailey are very aware of the problem, we have had to wait six weeks before this could be attended to by our dealer. Wh.. .


A Visit To Shropshire - June 2017

Posted by Jaydug in Jaydug's Blog, 22 June 2017 · 271 views

Being in the happy position of being able to hitch up and go whenever it suits, I had been watching the ten day weather forecasts for a settled period of dry days. Such a period looked favourable starting during the 2nd week of June – so I quickly packed the van and was ready to leave on Tuesday the 13th . My chosen location was in Shropshire.. .



Posted by SimplySimon in Thomson's Travels, 16 April 2017 · 457 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 · 278 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 · 1,053 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.. .


Hawkeye's 2016 French Holiday

Posted by hawkaye in hawkaye's 2016 holiday, 29 August 2016 · 773 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 · 1,069 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 · 1,080 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 · 1,650 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 · 1,033 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 · 1,494 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 · 713 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 · 1,218 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 · 900 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 · 778 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 · 780 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 · 1,104 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 · 1,060 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 · 2,425 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...

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