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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. Caravan Talk Supporter forum

      Exclusive area for Caravan Talk Supporters to talk.

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    3. Reviews

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

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    4. Insurance

      The place to discuss and share experiences with caravan insurance.

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    5. 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. 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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  7. 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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  • Topics

  • Posts

    • At last people are starting to see through the hype and the poor quality the UK manufacturers are turning out and willing to something about it - Well done.   i have an ageing Bailey at the moment, it’s a good van, way better than their vans they currently make. I retire next year and will be buying a Hobby Caravan, I’ve visited a dealer several times and I find the quality is way ahead of anything British. It saddens me to say this because British used to best with so many things, sadly the uk caravan industry is heading just like the motor cycle industry did, it just needs a couple of viable alternatives and it will go down the tubes.   have a good look at Hobby, Tabbert, Dethels (spelling ?), hymer all of them head and shoulders above UK offerings.
    • Get a caravan, just make sure it's german.    Hymer get my vote, personally I couldn't be  bothered with leaks, sagging roofs, floors, walls and the myriad of other faults that seems to be acceptable with UK vans - and having a 'good' dealer willing to patch up all the fups would be of little consequence, I prefer not to need a direct line to them.   Sounds like you want one and have the budget so go for it.     A  lottery win would see me in one of these with an SQ7 attached   https://www. autotrader. co. uk/classified/advert/201805146487036?advertising-location=at_caravans&sort=price-asc&postcode=eh223ln&make=HYMER&radius=1501&page=1    
    • For a bomb proof lightweight that will keep its value and go on and on have a look at the Eriba puck range of vans, we know a couple of people with them and they adore them.
    • Hi all, after a 30+ year gap owning a caravan I am ready to start some new adventures. .I have been watching this site for a while and see there is a wealth of knowledge to hopefully stop me making basic mistakes. .   Firstly my plan. ...nice weather, hitch up, drive 150 miles max and have 1, 2 or 3 nights away. . I have been doing this this year with a tent. ..  the first hour or two putting it all together is a lot of work, especially if it's just for 1 night. .  I just want to turn up, lock the car and go walking, fishing or whatever. .   I don't have many needs, just literally a bed which I will leave made up for me and maybe one other (well you never know).. . . oh and maybe a fridge to keep the beer cool. I do not need a dining table, cooker, shower, or toilet. ..all meals will be taken in local pubs, restaurants etc and I use the site facilities   My limiting factor is I have a car (not planning to change it) that has a max braked towing weight of only 1,000kg. .   What would you suggest for a  secondhand lightweight caravan, 2 berth, small, maybe up to 4k. .   your thoughts please, thanks   Les oh and I'm happy to wait till the winter when I might get a better deal. .    
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