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Unlearn the city

Living in the city carries certain perks. There’s wifi almost everywhere, and you’re never more than 10 minutes from a decent coffee. Your lunch options are indulgent, and you’re spoiled for choice when it comes…

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How to maintain and store your trailer tent

There are two important elements involved in taking care of a trailer tent: making sure the fabric sections stay dry when stored, clean and in good condition, while ensuring the trailer is in good working…

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Guide to buying an imported caravan

In terms of caravan design, things tend to be a little different on the continent – especially when it comes to width. So should you take a closer look at European brands for your next…

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Guide to Camp-let Concorde trailer tents

  In our video “guide to trailer tents” John Fletcher of Camperlands Ltd kindly provides a demonstration of the popular Camp-let Concorde trailer tent. This essential guide is sure to appeal to Shield customers looking for a cheaper alternative to the…

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How to keep your trailer tent safe from theft, fire and weather damage

The fact that trailer tents are compact, convenient and easy to transport makes them an ideal camping option. Unfortunately, these benefits can also mean that they are an attractive target for thieves, too. Is your…

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Touring caravan checklist: how to adjust and maintain your brakes

All UK caravans are fitted with an ‘over-run’ brake system. The good news is that these systems are safe, effective and relatively easy to maintain. Here, we’ll take a closer look at the standard caravan…

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How to waterproof your tent and protect your belongings

Even where a tent is described as fully waterproof, there’s still the risk of waking up to a damp groundsheet and wet possessions. From dealing with minor repairs through to ensuring your tent is properly…

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A guide to Caravanning for the Disabled and Elderly

Caravanning is a wonderful way to tour the country, explore new places and enjoy the great outdoors, but for those who are disabled or elderly spontaneity is often stalled by the need for comprehensive planning.Making…

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10 questions you should ask when buying a second hand caravan

Buying a secondhand caravan can be a smart way of making your budget stretch further – and of taking less of a hit on depreciation. But as with any big purchase, it’s important to go…

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A guide to fire safety in caravans and mobile homes

Government figures indicate that there are around 360 caravan fires each year in the UK. Be aware of the risks and follow these guidelines to keep you and your family safe when using your caravan or mobile…

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Purple Line to launch new caravan mover

Caravan accessory manufacturer Purple Line – is set to launch a brand new caravan mover at this year’s Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show.

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Shield Total Insurance Receives 2019 Feefo Award

We are delighted to have won the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award for the third consecutive year.

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