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  1. The Digital Caravan & Motorhome Show 2021

    1. The Digital Caravan Show

      Special Offers and Competitions


      The Digital Caravan Show, offer new deals, special offers and competitions. 

      We are making this section available to companies attending virtual caravan and motorhome shows so that they can discuss topics with our members.

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    2. Caravan News and Press Releases

      Digital Caravan Show news from members, clubs, manufacturers, caravan related businesses and Caravan Talk.

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  2. Caravan Talk

    1. New Member Introductions

      Wherever you are and however you’ve found us, you can be sure of a warm welcome to the Caravan Talk community.
       
      We have a dedicated section lower down specifically for owners of Static Caravans, where you can introduce yourself and post topics on your specific leisure activity.
       
      CLICK HERE to go directly to the Static Caravan section
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    2. 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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    3. Caravanning and Coronavirus (Covid 19)

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      Discussions regarding the impact of the coronavirus Corvid 19 Lockdown on caravanning. Relevant posts from other sections in Caravan Talk may be moved here. Please verify information before posting. 

      Stay safe - consider others.

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    4. Caravan Insurance

      Caravan insurance is one of the most important considerations for many caravanners. Knowing that your investment is sufficiently protected, whether in between trips, on the road or pitched on site, will give you the peace of mind you deserve.

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    5. Caravan Finance

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

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    6. Reviews

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

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  3. Caravan information

    1. Towcar Talk

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

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    2. Caravan Accessories & Equipment

      Caravan accessories and equipment have increasingly more sophisticated in recent years, as has the manufacture of the caravans themselves.

      Whilst some caravan equipment is all but essential for a self-sufficient trip - ovens, fridges, gas, motor movers and so on - other caravanning accessories provide home comforts or luxuries that can turn a good caravan holiday into a great one, such as mobile internet, satellite TV, or an awning to increase living space.

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    3. Top Tips

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

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    4. Chassis Discussions

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

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    5. 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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    6. Caravan Sales & Servicing

      A place to discuss in general terms caravan sales and service

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    7. 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 Spares - Websites

      A place for links to places where you can obtain caravan spares and accessories

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    2. Caravan Repairs and Restoration

      Share your caravan restoration projects and share repairs advice.

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    3. Caravan Cleaning and Detailing

      Advertise your valeting company here.

       

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    4. 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 and Motorhomes

    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.

      Avondale Owners' Manuals are available for Approved Members to freely download from this pinned topic.

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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. Motorhome Talk

    1. Welcome & Introductions from New Motorhome Owners

      A place for new motorhome owners to introduce themselves, and tell us a bit about their chosen motorhome.

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    2. Motorhome Chassis and Base Unit Discussions

      Somewhere to discuss all of the mechanical bits, from the running gear and engines, from cab equipment to the wheels and tyres.

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    3. Motorhome Chat

      A forum to discuss general questions and motorhome related topics not covered by other sub-forums.

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    4. Motorhome Aires (Stopovers)

      These can be a great way for campervan and motorhome owners to break up a long journey!

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    5. Parking Places and Fuel Stops

      Motorhomes are often used for day trips so larger parking bays are needed.

      Share your recommended places to stop during the day and places to refuel that have easy access.

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    6. Motorhome Manufacturers

      Somewhere to discuss specific makes of motorhomes.

      If the company also manufacture caravans please follow the appropriate link below to their motorhome section.

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  7. Static Caravan & Holiday Home Forum

    1. Welcome & Introductions from New Static Caravan Members

      A place for new static owners to introduce themselves, and tell us a bit about their static caravan. 

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    2. Static Caravan Chat

      A place to discuss the more serious Static related topics that are not covers in specific Sub Forums

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    3. Buying, Selling, Renting and General Related Advice

      A place to discuss the buying and selling of statics, including Renting, Planning, Rates, Connection and Disconnection, Contracts, Disagreements etc

       

      Are you thinking about buying, ask your questions here, get valuable first hand advice from people who have bought

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    5. Top Tips and Advice

      A place to ask for Top Tips or post your Top Tips

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    6. Static Caravan Sites

      A place to discus topics on Static site locations, Recommendations, Moving to New Sites, are you looking anywhere in particular

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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 & Motorhome 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 & Motorhome 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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    • Hadn't really picked up on that thinking that it was referring more to car windows where it could leave a waxy finish which might cause problems with a clear view when wet with light reflections.    
    • remember that  every three years you will have to go through it all again  and also check that your photo is in date as that has to be changed every ten years
    • Good Luck. There is more information under the title "Huge crack appeared"-just search for it on this forum :-)
    • You should always charge a new battery. You dont know how long its been sitting at the wholesalers or dealers. Most of them dont have the facilities to keep the batteries charged and checked. TBH I wouldn't get a battery from a dealer unless I knew that he had a decent turnover and that they hadn't been sitting there for ages.    Just putting a battery into a van and hoping that it will be ok  isn't enough.  Most van chargers (unless they have multistage chargers) are set to around 13.6-13.8v whereas a battery needs 14.4v to fully recharge it so it never gets fully charged. Even when connected to the car it's unlikely that the voltage will get high eneough for lon enough to get the battery fully charged.   Most solar controllers do get the battery up to 14.4 volts, but only when theres's enough sun , so shouldn't be relied on in the winter to get or keep the battery in good condition.   By far the best way to give a battery a long an happy life is to use a decent multistage charger (like a CTek or similar) once every couple of months in the summer and one every 4-6 weeks in the winter and leave it on long enough for the battery to get fullly topped out - 3-4 hours is insufficient especially if the battery is a bit down.    It takes a long time to recharge a battery especially if it's been allowed to discharge, 24 hours is about right (or even longer if it's been allowed to go completely flat) but keep an eye on it to ensure that it is charging properly and not smelling like bad eggs.
    • If petrol/diesel engines came along as a new invention today I think people would try and get it stopped for being too dangerous.  That we're trusted to poor highly flammable liquid into a tank in our cars etc.  I reckon in decades to come filling up with hydrogen will become just as common place normal. 
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