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    A Guide To Using The Gallery

    By TimDev

    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 and help introduce the gallery to those unfamiliar with it, here's a quick guide on how to add your own albums and photos using the Gallery:  
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....and There Was Light....

I want to be self sufficient so why is it that I'm somehow just not ready to go it alone yet?           My very nice engineer arrived yesterday to see why I had no lights after the mover man did his stuff.   He came, scratched his head, and banged it on my overhead cupboards yet again, (it is a very little van and he must be used to the much more palatial affairs I see everywhere), had a cup of coffee and then found the problem.   Out came a very small rasp and before

T00ts

T00ts

Do You Remember That Song?

There is a song about removal men attempting to move a piano. They create a catalogue of disasters involving umpteen other workmen and still don't manage the relocation!         Yesterday evening at dusk yet another very very nice man came to fit my mover. For those who like to know it is an Enduro. It is yet another 'gift' from CT in that I had never heard of them until a deal was mentioned by our Head Honcho. Thank you very much.   It suited me all round as my engineer h

T00ts

T00ts

No Longer A Virgin!

Wow! It blew my mind, and should come with a health warning! I have never ever been to this kind of exhibition before.                   Life has not run terribly smoothly of late and just yesterday I went online, ordered my ticket, printed it up and girded my loins for a 1st, hoping that a day out would cheer me up.   I've been to the NEC before of course, but confess that it was for performances that left me tapping my feet, enthusing all the way home and performing

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T00ts

3 Little Ducks?

EXPLETIVE DELETED             (To the music of 10 Green Bottles) Let's have the new CT choir! All together now!   3 little ducks sitting in a row 3 little ducks sitting in a row   But when one little duck decides the answer's 'NO!' There are no little ducks sitting in a row!     As I said - nit picking, prevaracating and just being difficult! Is it the end of the world? Of course not.   Ah well onwards and upwards as

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T00ts

Stc? Ha!

Well here we are - 3 ducks in a row, so why do I feel like a sitting duck with a 12 bore pointed at me? Elation followed swifty by apprehension, annoyance then simmering fury, seems to be par for the course. There must be a better way!         I am sure you will understand my reluctance to give any real detail because of the well known jinx that seems to haunt all house moves, quite apart from the publicity enjoyed by this medium, but why is

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T00ts

On The Limbo Line

I am trying very hard to keep calm and carry on, but it seems to me that being in limbo has to be the worst state of being. I'm sure I'm not alone and I guess we've all been there before but 'Oh my' it's as if my whole world has turned upside down and although it hasn't been very long yet it feels like a lifetime.       To be fair there have been a good number of strange feet tramping through my house for sale, and everyone likes it. Some more than others, some with homes to sell, some w

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T00ts

Bailey Tow Pro Elite Completes 850-Mile Towing Challenge

Bailey Tow Pro Elite Completes 850-Mile Towing Challenge Specialised Covers have been working with Bailey Australia for over a year now and we are thrilled to see our Tow Pro Elite being put through its paces in one of the harshest environments on the planet with an 850 mile off road challenge. To vuew the video click here   The Tow Pro Elite was developed for the harsh Australian environment and provides the ultimate protection for your caravan using our exclusive Body Armour™ ma

Specialised Covers

Specialised Covers

Our First Motorhome.

Well after four years touring with our Caravans we have decided it is time for a change. We have switched to a Motorhome as it is more convenient for us. We can keep it at home and be off at a moments notice. We feel having the Motorhome will enable us to get away more often as we can use it for days out as well as weekends and holidays. When we had made the decision to switch from Caravan to Motorhome our plan was to sell our large tow car immediately. Our Caravan was due in for a

MEG55

MEG55

Stress Release

They do say that divorce, bereavement and moving house are some of the most stressful life experiences, and I would agree with that in a heartbeat.       The 'For Sale' sign went up on my bricks and mortar yesterday afternoon. I was out at the time and came back to find an alien sprouting from my front border. Why do they have to be so darned ugly? I had pleaded to be left signless but the my lovely Estate Agent (we go back years and are on each

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T00ts

Choosing That First Caravan - A Personal Experience

About a year ago, the idea of buying a caravan started to tap persistently in our brains. I mean, the bane of the motorist, the blight on the landscape, something for Jeremy Clarkson to blow up. Could we possibly be serious?   A trip to the Caravan and Motorhome Show at the NEC in Birmingham seemed a logical first step. It was quite an eye opener. For a start the range of ‘vans available is astonishing but when you start looking around you realise that there are only a limited number of la

RagDoll

RagDoll

New Extra Rails Fitted To The Front

Well after the great summer this year and spending loads of time at the caravan I noticed the vinyl I put on at the front starting to bubble a bit in one particular area.   I'd stuck it down before and thought i'd get round to a solution when the cooler weather starts.   I had the idea a while back of covering the offending area with another rail and painting it black like all the other rails but a friend wasn't so sure so I had a bit of head scratching to do!   After aquiring two leng

mechs

mechs

Through The Pain Barrier

I've been through many pain barriers in my career. It's a matter of clamping the jaw, fixing the gaze, determinedly digging deep and carrying on, and this last couple of days has seen me doing just that again.       I thought retirement would bring serenity. I always thought that I would be one of those little old ladies who was calm and tranquil with a ready smile and polite conversation sitting in an arbor of roses.   How stupid can you be? I must have been in cloud

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T00ts

Caravan Club Promotion

TIME TO COVER UP WITH £25 OFF   After being invited by The Caravan Club to be part of their new   members benefit scheme, we’re very happy to exclusively offer savings on our leading tailored caravan storage and towing cover range, as well as on our tailored indoor and outdoor car covers.   You can now enjoy the benefits of tailored protection for both your caravan and your car!     TAILORED CARAVAN STORAGE COVER   TOW PRO LITE   TOW PRO

Specialised Covers

Specialised Covers

So Glad It's Raining!

I have spent a large amount of the last few days searching for a new home. Either surfing or cruising. So far nothing quite touches the spot which is probably a good thing as it's still a few days before my well loved bricks and mortar hits the market.           This has created a certain amount of pressure. I'm a fatalist and firmly believe that as long as I put things in motion properly, then with a bit of luck, a degree of effort, strong determination and a following wind it wil

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T00ts

Questions, Questions But There Is Just One Answer.

Another restless night trying to figure out a way forward when all the time the answer was right in front of my nose! Why do I question ? I woke up early this morning before any light filtered through my window and my mind was racing around on two wheels with a single axle and an A frame. Before long I had given up on any more shut eye and wandered downstairs to the PC. Where did I go? I

T00ts

T00ts

Car Or Truck Mend Analytic Records...

The ever rising amount of collisions may have led over the rising need in auto refurbish companies. On the other hand, auto restore solutions are getting to be a very hectic and also frustrating approach. A good auto restore check schedule can help to help you speed up the process and even helps you to save a lot of work. These analytic manifest assistance any mechanic to pick up necessary information and facts right from website indexes.     Often the vehicle restoration diagnostic sheets

lopezhinson

lopezhinson

Worth It? I Wonder...

I have always been one to mostly obey the rules. ... well maybe not absolutely always! Yes, I like to get it as near right as possible, but is 'right' a bit over-rated?       I had reason to drive 100 miles the other day to make an exchange. I had an awning plus extras that nearly killed me when I tried to hump it to the garden to check it over. It came with the 'van and was enormous. Good quality for sure, but almost certain to give a littl

T00ts

T00ts

Lightbulb / Led Fitment Guide

After looking at the options for LED replacement bulbs I decided it may be of benefit to others to have a little guide to help identify light fittings to save others doing some of the digging I've had to do. This is by no means exhaustive, it is simply some of the ones I have come across so far but I am happy to add any others that are suggested     Caps and Bases   The light fitting, or as otherwise called the socket, is a type of electrical connector used fo

MonkeyMark

MonkeyMark

Light Relief

It's possible that I'm losing it. On the other hand it may simply be that I'm suffering from solvent overload.           What have I learned at the old CT? A revelation it’s been to me with ‘vanning folk all set to share their knowledge, news and gossip. Where they have been and what they’ve done and news of battles they have won with flapping awnings, swaying vans, dodgy fridges, opening cans for their first drink when they setup at restful camps, and raise their cup to tug

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T00ts

It Must Be Love

It would be fine if life didn't take over sometimes. I want to do it, I need to do it, but somehow living just simply gets in the way! Does everyone have the same problem? Today the saga continued. Another extremely nice man came and took out my fixed windows and put them in again with the new rubbers that I have waited so long for a man in a van to deliver from Poland. The extremely nice man was more used to fitting win

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T00ts

Just Looking Back At Some Of My Old Caravans.

Was just on a break from work looking through some old pics on the laptop and found some old caravan pictures. Oh how time flies!   When I first started caravanning in 2003 after tenting we had a tiny Sprite 400. Sadly I don't have any photos, or can't yet find them.   It had been used by someone for doing car boot sales then the guy we bought it off had rebuilt it, painted it all and was going to use it for fishing trips but didn't yet get round to it as he didn't keep well. It was in

mechs

mechs

New Insurance Finally!

Well after being insured with the Caravan Club for years and thankfully never having to claim I was to set up insurance for this latest caravan (and maybe the last for a while at least!).   I decided to leave the Caravan Club as there was a time I used to enjoy reading the magazine but it's getting to the stage it's now just full of glossy ads and pretty useless (to me) information as I don't drive and am seasonal so don't use any of their sites.   Anyway I Googled caravan insurance for old

mechs

mechs

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