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  1. Hey! Don’t let the rain ruin your camping trip. Wet weather doesn’t have to spell the end of a journey if you’re well-prepared. Below you’ll find few useful tips and gadgets for camping in the rain. Have you ever camped in the rain? We have. What is more, it seems like there’s something in us what makes that rain is always where we are . .. Read more on our blog: Camping in The Rain. Best Tips and Gadgets
  2. Picked up out new to us Van. Rained all the way home. So Sunday was a day of cleaning.
  3. From the album: Caravan Times

    Popped to the van this afternoon to sort a few bits just as this lot was blowing over!

    © www.paulkellyphoto.com

  4. Just back from a great weekend away again. Left on Friday taking my youngest and nephew with us (Older two at Nana's). Fife - Edinburgh - Fife again (site). Nice journey. Friday night some friends were heading up to the same site to also spend the weekend so we got the tea ready for them coming and had a good night. Saturday went a walk and got the bus into the local town the lot of us, fish and chips, then bus back to the site. After that a cuppa, shopping away and a woodland walk for a while. Weather both days really nice when the sun's there but cold in the shade. Then last night had the chairs out and sat around a fire melting marsh mallows and a few "light refreshments" for the adults. The wind was getting up again but we're quite sheltered so didn't bother us, then then the rain was blowing through but we braved it and our younger ones went inside and got settled then the adults and the older ones made a beeline for our awning and a cuppa as the wind was really getting up and the rain was persistant and quite heavy. After that we retired, the rain eased but then the wind was really getting bad and heard a few creaky trees behind the caravan! Tried to get to sleep but the wind always keeps me awake home or away, then I was too hot so put the oil filled heater off, which had also decided to make a crackling noise much to my paranoia! I put it on to try and it was fine again so maybe something outside? Then about 1am there were sudden gusts of wind that you could feel the caravan move! It didn't bother me too much then as thought that gust was a one off. Then trying to get to sleep more sudden gusts! The fire pit thing at the back was out but the wind had actually ignighted a small flame in what we thought was a wet pile of ash SO PLEASE MAKE SURE IT'S PROPERLY OUT! we thought it was but obviously went out to pore more water over it to make doubly sure it was out. So awning flapping, tarpaulin over the bikes flapping, trees creaking, rushes of wind through the trees then sudden gusts there was no chance of getting to sleep (Me anyway, kids were sound) I decided at 3. 30am to get a cuppa as there was no way we could sleep, and if OH can't sleep there's something up! 4am the wind seems to be dying down just very slightly so I doze off just as another huge few gusts wobble the caravan. My heart was racing most of the night! I looked out the window as we're parked "side on" whilst our mate's camper was the "proper" way and I seriously thought the camper might end up on it's side! There was no sign of life and the camper was still standing so tried to get settled. Got about an hour and a half very light sleep then was awake. The wind had died but torrential and I mean torrential rain was battering down with the odd gust of wind and that even woke the kids! The rain lasted ages then was just heavy showers. So got the usual breakfast, ready, tidied up, packed and headed home. If you've read this far then you're doing well. I know it's only a bit wind but I was actually terrified at times in the caravan during that wind! Not the worst we've experienced as some know on here in the January 2012 gales the caravan outside the house was blown over and dragged to the end of the garden. Ever since that incident i'm seasonal so my caravan is anchored tightly to the ground permanently but still didn't like the movement plus the fact this time I wasn't just worried about a caravan blowing over with us all in it but the fact a tree might blow ontop of us! Our friends slept well waking the odd time but the man of the van said he felt the wind clipping the back of the motorhome plus was also worried about falling trees so I wasn't alone!
  5. This product was created to seal porch awnings which suffer with a gap between the pole and the caravan, allowing draughts and bugs etc inside the awning, it is inflatable, made from strong PVC. Buy directly from amazon http://www. amazon. co. uk/gp/product/B00DBZN2MY http://www. awningdraughtexcluder. co. uk
  6. Seen this? Excellent quick to set up (3 seconds) http://www. amazon. co. uk/gp/product/B004FPYP5C/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Windbreak and rain protection in a flash. I bought a Green one to match my windbreak and chairs. Perfect for Fishing! They do a 9 foot version as well. http://www. amazon. co. uk/Sklz-Sportsbrella-X-Large-Portable-Shelter/dp/B0088OIGKQ/ref=pd_sim_sg_8 Not in stock unfortunately.
  7. Can someone tell us what time of year it is? Perfect weather for ducks Do you let the rain dampen your caravan spirits or do you ignore it and still go out caravanning? If you plough through the weather, what handy tips can you give to others in these wet times? Let us know
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