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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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July 2012 - The Problems Begin!

Well after a weekend at Kendal C&CC club, which was nice and relaxing after getting there. Car, BMW 523i Auto at the time was misbehaving on the way there, wouldn't accelerate, kept changing down to 2nd gear and not shifting out of it, so needed to look at what was wrong, leave that for another day.   Got home and decided to give the van a good through clean, and this is where I found some soft areas on the walls, so it was leaking, brilliant I thought. Well being able to turn my hand t

SteHarve

SteHarve

Bought! - June 2012

Well me and the wife got married June 8th 2012, and asked for money towards our honeymoon. Well a day or 2 after wedding we were talking and I said what about buying a caravan as our wedding present, she agreed and we went to see my parents taking daughter and calling in at various caravan places looking round vans. We had some criteria that it must match, must be under 1210kg MTPLM due to me not have B+E yet, must be four berth, ideally five and most importantly, SWMBO must like it.   We s

SteHarve

SteHarve

From Start Right Through To Finish

Ok this is my first ever blog so bear with me!   I've mentioned in posts when giving advice and also when i've asked for advice. I'm going to cheat a bit in this blog and add a link to my photos as there's loads of them and not sure how to upload them all and if I can yet.   The project is now finished and we've used it loads and I like sharing how I managed at different stages, good and bad.       Anyway in August 2012 I wasn't really needing a new caravan but me being me and lov

mechs

mechs

Sleeps Minus 2

Unexpected day off for me, and a headache for SWMBO. I normally work from 9 am to 10 pm on Thursdays, but I had planned not to do the afternoon and this morning got cancelled too. I found great value Euros at a local money lender, but as soon as I said yes, I was told that I had to open a basic account. .. Alarm bells rang, and I made my excuses and left, as they say. Tesco online were 1% cheaper than the rest, and they got the business. Collect tomorrow. The loading work starts; emptying w

BFM

BFM

The Benefits Of Buying A Used Caravan

Reap the Rewards   Buying a caravan is a huge investment, but one you can reap the rewards from for many years to come.   If you are thinking of getting into the great world of caravanning, then you will need to decide on what caravan suits you best and, perhaps most importantly, whether you are going to buy a used or new caravan.   Of course, the most apparent difference between the two is cost, but there are many arguments for and against buying a used or new caravan. An older caravan

CruckleyCaravan

CruckleyCaravan

Caravan Club National Rally 2013

Specialised Covers attended its second Caravan Club national rally this year which was held in the beautiful grounds of Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire. Myself (katie) and my husband decided that we would attend the show this year as we were interested to see what it was all about. This was my first time towing the caravan on the motorway and exhibiting outside so we were rather apprehensive about the whole thing. We arrived at Belvoir Castle around 4. 00pm on Thursday to a very strange c

Specialised Covers

Specialised Covers

A Guide To Using The Gallery

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:  

TimDev

TimDev

New Awning.

New van needs new awning! After much deliberation, research and drawing on previous experience we have decided to buy a Unico Bologna from the manufacturers in Holland. They said it would be made in week 23 and, sure enough, it was made on Monday, dispatched on Tuesday and delivered on Thursday. Great service from Bax Totaal Recreatie!

Theeyesandears

Theeyesandears

New Van.

Got a nice new Eriba Troll 540GT with a bit more space and in better condition than our last one! So it's off to La Belle France for a few days of sunshine and fun.

Theeyesandears

Theeyesandears

Sleeps Minus 3

What's a Cicerone? Named after Cicero, (Marcus Tullius Cicero in full) a wealthy Roman polymath who was regarded as a great man of learning. The term describes one who acts as a guide for a tour. Not just any tour, but the Grand Tours undertaken by young men in the 17th and 18th Centuries. They were wealthy young men, and undertook these tours to see the great sights of Europe - Venice, Rome and other cities. They could take months to years to visit, stay with their counterparts in Europe an

BFM

BFM

Biolite Stove - As If By Magic!

Making electricity out of fire? Sounds like black magic right? Well now you can make it real with a biolite stove.   Basically its a simple stove in which you can burn anything from twigs to bits of rubbish and the heat energy is recycled to provide a small electric current which can be used to charge up your gadgets like a phone or Ipod.   It looks pretty cool, its eco-friendly and carbon neutral and other buzz words like that and it also has a certain rustic appeal of the good old campfi

Huff

Huff

"smart Tents"

"Smart" may be stretching it a little but I do think these look interesting.     http://www. smartent. com/product. php   Essentially its just a folding camp bed with a built in canopy attached. It's a neat and simple idea, so much so that I am certain someone must have done it before.   Few things put me off purchasing one though, for a start I think it's too expensive, the HH is too low and I cant help but think that whilst being off the ground is more

Huff

Huff

The Great Dorset Steam Fair

My wife is steam obsessed. I mean literally crackers for anything with a coal fired engine. So much so that a good chunk of our weekends every year are spent trekking up and down the country to watch these beasts of bygone years trundling around a field.   Don't feel sorry for me though because her steam fixation means we get to go to the Great Dorset Fair every year which is now undoubtedly the highlight of our social calendar and it should be yours as well because days out don't come

Huff

Huff

Bucklegrove Holiday Park, Rodney Stoke Nr Cheddar, Somerset

The Classic Car Club to which I belong has been holding a weekend camp and rally at Bucklegrove Holiday park since 2006 and its well worth a look for your next Somerset holiday.   The site itself is a big, facility heavy, family friendly affair. It manages, however, to remain quiet and friendly despite its swimming pool and clubhouse which could easily turn it into a Haven-esque commercial site. Its pleasant to find a site that doesn't sacrifice good service and peaceful surroundings for a

Huff

Huff

Heath Robinson Lantern

A while back I saw an article about making a rough and ready lantern out of a milk bottle full of water and a head torch. I was curious to see how well it actually worked so I had a go and to my surprise it was very effective. Not a replacement for a proper lantern but if you were stuck it does give a nice ambient light, not enough to read by but more than good enough to shed a bit of light for sitting out of an evening.   I only had a clear pop bottle to hand which worked well bit I'm tol

Huff

Huff

Manchester Museum Of Science And Industry Under Threat

The Manchester Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) is under threat of closure as it's London based owners - The Science Museum Group - are facing a cut in funding and rather than make any savings in the London Museums are instead looking to close MOSI down along with the National Media Museum in Bradford and the National Rail Museum in York.   The Museum of Science and Industry is one of the most important educational facilities in the country, educating young and old on the industrial and

Huff

Huff

Derbyshire Well Dressings - Summer 2013

The Well Dressing season is upon us again.   For the uninitiated, Well dressing is a tradition practiced across middle England but is most closely associated with the Villages of Derbyshire and the Staffordshire Moorlands. The practice, which is thought to have originated as a means of "blessing" a well to keep the water clean and ward off the disease has been in evidence since at least 1349 when the first recorded Well Dressing took place in the Derbyshire village of Tissington and still co

Huff

Huff

Getting Started

Hello and thanks for taking a look at my blog!   I am a lifelong camper and caravanner and have also been writing about my camping adventures for the last 6 years or so. I have been lucky enough to have reviews and articles published in a variety of magazines as well as online but now with this blog I hope to be able to expand my portfolio in to new areas.   My aim is for this blog to encompass site and gear reviews, information on days out and general news from the outdoors world.   C

Huff

Huff

Welcome To The New Caravan Talk Blogs!

Welcome to the new Caravan Talk blogs!   We have added this new tool so that you can create your own personal blogs on Caravan Talk and share them with your friends, family and the caravan community   Please feel free to use this as much as you want, it's completely free to all Caravan Talk members. If you have any questions, or want to know a bit more about the tool then just post a thread in the Feedback corner.   Look forward to seeing all of your great caravan adventures soon. ..  

TimDev

TimDev

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