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  1. Welcome to the caravan forum

    1. Caravan News

      The latest caravan news from the clubs, manufacturers and Caravan Talk.

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    2. New member introductions

      Say hello and introduce yourselves to the Caravan Talk community!

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  2. Caravan Talk

    1. Caravan Chat

      This is where to post your more serious general questions and discuss caravan related topics not covered by other sub-forums.
      Please use specifically named forums where possible in preference to Caravan Chat as this make it easier for members browsing a topic.

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    2. Reviews

      Discuss and comment on towcar, caravan and site reviews by our members in the reviews forums.

      Unfortunately our main website is being updated and so links to reviews there are currently disabled.

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    3. Caravan Insurance

      The place to discuss and share experiences with caravan insurance.

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    4. Caravan Finance

      Hints and tips on buying new and used caravans, towcars and accessories.

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  3. Caravan information

    1. Chassis Discussions

      Somewhere to discuss all makes of caravan chassis, hitch, running gear, wheels and tyres.

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    2. Caravan Bodywork

      A forum for you to discuss general subjects relating to the bodywork structure, including doors, external lockers and windows. There is another dedicated forum for polishing and detailing.

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    3. Top Tips

      Any tips to share with the rest of us? Post them here. ..

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    4. Towcar Talk

      Discuss what is good or bad about your towcar, and / or towbar, and share any tips or advice.

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    6. Storage for caravans and / or motorhomes

      A forum area to discuss storing your outfit, and recommend good sites to other members.

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  4. Caravan DIY and maintenance

    1. Caravan repairs and restoration

      Share your caravan restoration projects and share repairs advice.

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    2. Caravan cleaning and detailing

      Discuss your favourite ways to clean your caravan and look after the finish.

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    3. DIY additions and modifications

      Adding a new shelving unit or modifying your caravan? Share your advice and ask questions on DIY jobs. ..

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  5. Tourers

    1. Adria/Fleetwood Caravans

      Adria/Fleetwood caravans and everything about them.

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    2. Avondale Caravans

      The place where you can talk about your experiences of Avondale caravans.

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    3. Bailey Caravans

      Talk about Bailey Caravans

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    4. Coachman Caravans

      Discuss anything and everything about your Coachman.

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    5. Elddis Caravans

      If you have an Elddis, Compass, Buccaneer, Xplore, Avanté, Odyssey, Crusader, Autoquest or Aspire? Let us know about them!

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    6. Eterniti Caravans

      Talk about these slide-out UK caravans in the Eterniti Caravans forum.

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    7. Hobby Caravans

      A place for Hobby owners to exchange ideas.

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    8. Hymer / Eriba caravans

      For all your Eribanauts out there, a place to talk about your Eriba caravans.

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    9. Lunar Caravans

      Talk about Lunar caravans here.

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    10. Swift Caravans

      Discuss various Swift, Sterling, Sprite, Bessacarr, Ace and Abbey models here.

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    11. Other Models

      Talk about any other caravan not listed above. With enough interest in any one make we may create a new category.

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  6. Motorhomes

    1. Motorhome Owners' Forum   (974 visits to this link)

      If you own a motorhome or campervan please support our sister site by following this link and contributing to "Motorhome Talk".

      You will have to register separately but you can use the same profile name and password you have for Caravan Talk if you choose.

  7. Static caravans and holiday homes

    1. Static caravan forum

      Discuss all aspects of static caravans and holiday homes in this forum. Once we have enough content we'll start creating sub-forums for all the topics.

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  8. Caravan Holidays

    1. Rallies and Get Togethers

      Somewhere to arrange meetings with fellow Caravan Talk members, whether in the UK or abroad.

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    2. Places to visit

      A selection of places to visit wherever you are in the UK, from the North of Scotland to the Isle of Wight.

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    3. UK Caravan Holidays

      Share your favourite UK caravan holiday stories, journey routes and experiences, or request information on sites not covered in the reviews section.

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    4. Caravan Holidays Abroad

      Venturing beyond our shores? Share your caravan holiday advice and good travelling routes with others who go 'where there be dragons'...

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    5. Clubs and Associations

      Somewhere for you to discuss various topics related to the numerous caravan clubs.

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    6. Hobbies and Interests for caravanners

      Talk about your favourite hobbies and interests with other caravanners.

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    • Good clear advice to all.   It highlights the attitude of many main manufacturers/dealers/suppliers.   In all industries, of a mightier than thou type of attitude suggesting that THEY can’t possibly be wrong.  Therefore the customer must be wrong and/or stupid and to be dismissed.   Good on you for being persistent.   John
    • Indeed. Speed limit signage has become sloppy and erratic ever since a court case some years ago which undermined the old rule that 30 mph was the limit if lamp-posts and/or repeaters were closer than 200 yards. [The court prosecuted a motorist doing >30 when the posts were 210 yards apart, or something like that]. Now there are sometimes such long gaps between repeaters that it becomes unclear what the limit is, especially when other cars are piling up behind you or overtaking at much more than what you thought the limit was.    There is a fork in a 30mph road near me where the left one (a minor country lane) has a de-restriction sign so close to the fork that anyone who did not know the area would think it applied to the main road to the right.  The de-restriction sign is visible before the minor road itself is visible.   I would be a nervous wreck trying to rely on an automatic speed contol, or any form of self-driving.  I would constantly be second-guessing the system and making decisions whether to intervene.  It would effectively double the stress because I would need to make two judgements instead of just one :- (1) I would need to decide what to do if I were driving manually, and then (2) I would need to decide how long to leave things before I intervene.  
    • Hi All, Has anyone used the Braemar Caravan Park lately, and used 3 mobile (I need signal when on holiday) ?   Thanks all.
    • It's been a while since my original post but I thought i'd best provide an update for anyone interested.... In short - i'm no longer a Volvo owner!   After 9 months of 'investigations' and me pushing back on numerous occasions after being told by the dealer, Volvo UK and Volvo Sweden there was no problem with either my vehicle or the towbar, Volvo finally admitted that their retractable towbar does not comply with EU regulations when fitted to a V90 with self leveling suspension, and is effectively an illegal part...   They are apparently now designing & testing a new towball for self-levelling V90's (and I suspect many other air suspension cars in the range, as the XC90 courtesy car i had was exactly the same!) but i was not prepared to wait over a year from first reporting the issue for them to rectify it.   I have asked Volvo numerous times what they will do for the thousands(?) of cars with illegal towbars already fitted, but have not received a straight answer... If you have a Volvo towbar fitted to an SPA car with air suspension  I'd urge you to check your vehicle and if it is affected, make sure you report it to your dealer!!   So I've now had a full refund and gone and bought a replacement vehicle from another manufacturer - there are aspects of the V90 i'll miss but the towing experience is certainly not one of them!!
    • Yip, the whole section is an object lesson in why speed alone is not the only factor in causing accidents - far from it!   Won’t be long before the new A14 is open, the progress has been fantastic to watch.
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