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  1. The Digital Caravan Show

    1. Caravan Special Offers and Competitions

      Digital Caravan Show deals, special offers and competitions. Trade, Expert and Sponsor members can start topics in this forum and anyone can reply.

    2. Caravan News and Press Releases

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

  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.
    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.

    3. Caravanning and Coronavirus (Covid 19)


      Discussions regarding the impact of the coronavirus Corvid 19 on caravanning.
      Relevant posts from other sections in Caravan Talk may be moved here. 

      Please verify information before posting. Follow Social Distancing Rules.

    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.

    5. Caravan Finance

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

    6. Reviews

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

  3. Caravan information

    1. Towcar Talk

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

    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.

    3. Top Tips

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

    4. Chassis Discussions

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

    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.

    6. Storage for caravans and / or motorhomes

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

  4. Caravan DIY and maintenance

    1. Caravan Spares - Websites

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

    2. Caravan repairs and restoration

      Share your caravan restoration projects and share repairs advice.

    3. Caravan cleaning and detailing

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

    4. DIY additions and modifications

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

  5. Tourers

    1. Adria/Fleetwood Caravans

      Adria/Fleetwood caravans and everything about them.

    2. Avondale Caravans

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

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    4. Coachman Caravans

      Discuss anything and everything about your Coachman.

    5. Elddis Caravans

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

    6. Eterniti Caravans

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

    7. Hobby Caravans

      A place for Hobby owners to exchange ideas.

    8. Hymer / Eriba caravans

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

    9. Lunar Caravans

      Talk about Lunar caravans here.

    10. Swift Caravans

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

    11. Other Models

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

  6. Motorhomes

    1. Motorhome Owners' Forum   (40,999 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.

  8. Caravan Holidays

    1. Rallies and Get Togethers

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

    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.

    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.

    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'...

    5. Clubs and Associations

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

    6. Hobbies and Interests for caravanners

      Talk about your favourite hobbies and interests with other caravanners.

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    • We have a sterling europa 2000, and our outside light above door doesn't work we have had a look to see how to take it off but with out joy. 
    • Looking closer the TV coax is a good shout, the cable outer sheath also appears to have writing on it as per coax. The pin also looks to be of the TV connection size compared to the jockey wheel clamp. It could always be the activation lead for the ejector seat.
    • last year we were going to the Dordogne and I loaded the car, and always have a 12 volt cool box in the boot for my insulin. I keep it in a Tupperware box for travelling and put the said box in the cool box and off we set. Waiting at Portsmouth for the overnight ferry to Caen, my wife asked if I had my insulin for the cabin, I said i had, and said the spares were in the tupperware in the cool box. to which she replied," the tupperware has pasties in, in case I need food whilst driving. Panic stations!! The insulin was still in the fridge at home! Our Son was already in the Dordogne so we texted him to say we may miss the ferry, but would see him at some point when we had sorted my insulin. Our daughter shot over to our house and got a box of both insulins i take, and said she'd send it recorded express delivery so we got on the ferry at the last minute. when we arrived at our site, our Son was waiting for us with 2 boxes of insulin which he bought over the counter at a local pharmacy without any problem at all!!! you don't get that in the UK! The insulin my daughter sent was there the next day, but postage was £60.. Another lesson learnt!
    • Flogas have a shortage of propane bottles. Is it the gas the problem?
    • After holidays in the US/Canada/Alaska in hired RVs we decided we enjoyed that type of holiday and it was time to invest in our own. But as we needed two cars, and already had one which was large enough to tow, it seemed to make sense to go for a caravan rather than a motorhome. However we were cautious at first and dipped our toe by buying privately a 2nd hand small single axle van (Compass Omega 482) with a lot of thrown in extras. Whilst a good purchase and a lovely van we soon realised we would much prefer a fixed bed and much more room. After a good bit of research we sold on and bought privately again a Elddis Super Sirocco twin axle with 'L' shaped lounge, fixed side bed and rear bathroom. Another fine van that gave good service for several years. As we approached retirement and the prospect of much longer and more frequent trips we started thinking about upgrading to a younger or even new replacement.  The only layout change we desired was single beds for convenience and comfort and having had both 'L' shape and twin sofa lounges a confirmed preference for twin sofas with central cabinet with pull-out small table. A good sized rear bathroom  remained a must. We researched endlessly looking at shows and dealers and although our van was ageing we struggled to find anything that was attractive enough to warrant what would be a significant investment. Our van seemed solidly built in comparison to the new vans we were viewing which seemed to be more style over substance. Whilst quite glitzy the modern vans somehow didn't appeal sufficiently. The only ones that did (e.g. Buccaneer) disqualified themselves through their poor payload. We wanted a twin axle which included or to which we could add a quad mover, aircon, levelling system and a fixed roof wind out awning whilst retaining a decent personal payload. It was proving a difficult task . . . until we came across the Knaus Starclass. This fulfilled all our requirements and had a more understated styling and finish we actually prefer. The standard of build also, to us anyway, seems to be in a different class.  A substantial discount tipped us over the edge, though lockdown prevented planned collection in March so we only took delivery in July. I can't say its faultless, (we are still trying to get some minor electrical gremlins sorted), but the overall quality has left me impressed and we are very satisfied. Apologies for the long post but you did ask  . . . 
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