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Top tips to keep your motorhome windscreen chip-free

Windscreen and glass damage contribute to a huge number of motorhome insurance claims each year. For motorists who’ve only ever encountered car window damage in the past, the repair bill for uninsured motorhome glass damage can come…

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The history of Sprite Caravans

  Caravan historian and journalist, Andrew Jenkinson, tells the story of Sprite Caravans (one of the best-known caravan makes in caravanning history). The video contains rare photographs and expert commentary, that is sure to appeal to Shield caravan insurancecustomers.…

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Guide to buying a new touring caravan

Buying a new caravan is a big decision. It is not uncommon to see “nearly new” caravans on dealers’ forecourts (traded-in within a few months of purchase), simply because the buyer didn’t take the time…

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Guide to the VW California SE Camper

I wish they all could be California…. VW’s official camper – the California SE – is the UK’s top-selling campervan hitting sales of over 500 a year. Stuart Craig finds out why. Unless you are very new…

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Guide to buying a new static caravan

Guide to buying a new static caravan There are great choices in holiday homes from just £15,000. Owning a holiday caravan in your favourite locality can be a worthy investment. “We want a holiday property…

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Guide to towing a caravan

Safe towing is easy, once you know how. See below for our caravan expert’s “top 10 tips to towing”.   To many towing a touring caravan or trailer is a daunting task and can put “would be…

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Caravan wheel loss precautions

Whilst the exact cause of a caravan wheel loss may be difficult to determine, the problem is by no means an uncommon one for caravan owners. Each year, wheel detachments account for a number of claims made…

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Caravan jargon buster

Every hobby comes with its own jargon, and the world of caravanning is no exception. To the newcomer, it can appear baffling – all the terminology and technical lingo that seems to be the native…

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Which caravan is right for me?

Before choosing your touring caravan, there are steps you may need to take in order to pass certain rules and regulations that enable you to tow.  Then you’ll have to decide on exactly what you…

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Guide to buying a used motorhome

Looking to buy a previously owned motorhome? Why not start with a list? Once you’ve determined your budget and preferred layout, just list the features and fittings you want in your ideal motorhome – then…

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Did you know that new rules for towing a caravan with a car started on 16 December 2021?

What changed? If you passed your car driving test from 1 January 1997, you’re now allowed to tow trailers up to 3,500kg maximum authorised mass (MAM). DVLA will update your driving licence record to show…

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How to organise your caravan layout

Square footage matters when choosing a new touring caravan, but it’s not the only thing to think about. How that floorspace is actually organised – i.e. the type and positioning of beds and the location…

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