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Our step-by-step guides help you to make that important purchase decision.

Bailey Caravans Buyer’s Guide

Now in its seventh decade, this stalwart of the UK caravan industry has plenty to offer caravanners - from entry level models through to true home-from-home luxury. So should your next caravan be a Bailey of Bristol model? We take a closer look...

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Caravan covers buyer’s guide

From complete wraparound storage protection, through to handy products that shield vulnerable parts of your unit when pitched up or on the go, caravan covers come in various forms and have specific jobs to do.

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Hard floor vs soft floor camper trailers

Camper trailers are categorised as ‘soft floor’ or ‘hard floor’ - both of which have their benefits and drawbacks. Here, we put both types of camper trailer under the spotlight to help you decide which is likely to be most suitable.

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Top 10 luxury motorhomes: an insider’s guide

Whether it’s exquisite trim, an ultra-swish galley or state of the art entertainment system, we all have our own ideas on what comes top of the wish-list for a luxury motorhome. Here’s an insider’s guide on what luxury means in 2016…

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Pop top caravans: a buyer’s guide

Compact, streamlined caravans offer an easier towing experience. But when it comes to actually using your caravan, you want enough space to move around. These are competing priorities - and one way of hitting the right balance is through a pop top caravan

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American motorhomes: a guide for UK buyers

In terms of luxury, spec and sheer space, American RVs represent some of the very best of the motorhome market. If you are attracted to the idea of American motorhome ownership, here are the points to consider…

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10 of the best new caravan accessories and gadgets

For most of us, our caravans are a work in progress; we’re constantly on the lookout for handy little additions to make life on the road and on site even more enjoyable. But with so many gadgets and gizmos to choose from, what should you focus on?

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The ultimate guide to motorhome accessories

From an awning through to your entertainment system, a motorhome provides almost limitless scope to enhance, to personalise and to create your very own home away from home...

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Shield’s Top Ten Small Motorhomes

When it comes to motorhomes, keeping it compact doesn’t have to mean compromising on comfort and convenience. So where to start in your search for a two or three-berth motorhome? For inspiration, take a closer look at ten of our favourites…

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Caravan insurance checklist: what to look for when buying a policy

It’s easy to assume that all caravan insurance policies are “basically the same” and to make a bee-line for the cheapest policy you can find. But are you at risk of being short-changed?

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