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Dometic 10 series Fridges

Dometic 10 series Fridges

Dometic fridges are the norm for caravans and RVs. But few caravanners know how far back this love affair between Dometic fridges and recreational vehicles goes. It all started in Sweden, the cradle of technological innovations and the birth place of Electrolux Leisure Appliances. Virtually unknown to us today, this company established the brand Dometic in the USA in 1968. Since then

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Alde heating fluid (GS13) - Advice from Alde - what is Antifreeze and how can it be replaced?

Alde heating fluid

If you have chosen a vehicle with an Alde Central Heating System or you have decided to replace your old system with an Alde, then you have made an excellent choice and you will be able to relax and unwind in your home away from home, with the peace of mind you will keep toastly warm at night and have a fabulous supply of hot water! Only Alde provides central heating and hot water in one product..

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Vango Sky Storage on the Sky Track System

Vango Sky Storage on the Sky Track System

So have you heard of the Vango Sky Storage System? This year we have decided to place our caravan on a residential pitch, which I have never considered doing before. There are a number of reasons we came to the decision. We have two young children, who like to bring lots of toys and outdoor activities with them

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Vango's fabulous Sentinel Fabric Range Explained!

The fabrics that Vango Awnings are made from.

When I was first introduced to the new Vango 2019 range of awnings apart from being supremely impressed with all the unique, versatile qualities, I would have to admit I was a little confused about the number of different fabrics the vehicle and caravan awnings are made from. We were kindly shown around nearly all the awnings by a very helpful Vango rep, but by the end of our tour, my head was ne

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Vango AirBeam caravan awnings

Vango AirBeam caravan awnings

Vango’s collection of caravan AirBeam awnings are the perfect choice for all types of caravanners, providing fantastic outdoor space for friends and family. A place for the children to play, a dining area, storage solutions, a drying area, extra sleeping capacity and most importantly a place to chill out and relax. Vango caravan awnings are designed with a contemporary and classic feel, that we ar

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Thule caravan awnings & Thule motorhome awnings

Thule caravan awnings & Thule motorhome awnings

A favourite of the leisure market, the Thule brand is one of excellent standing and gravitas. The mere mention of this Swedish company's name makes customers flock to their catalogues, and with thousands of distributors across two thirds of the world's countries, it's no wonder Thule is a household name.

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What makes a Vango Motorhome Awning stand out?

Vango Motorhome Awnings

Here at Leisureshopdirect, one of our very favourite brands is definitely Vango and we are exceedingly excited to be selling tonnes of items from their new 2019 range. Vango has been producing quality items at very reasonable prices since 1966. Even from the very beginning, they were dedicated to developing the best outdoor gear on the market. Vango have always worked with industry experts, outdoo

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Fiamma Awnings at Leisureshopdirect

Fiamma Awnings at Leisureshopdirect

Fiamma awnings are some of the most elegant, user-friendly, and reliable awnings on the market. Reasonably priced and very popular with caravaners across Europe and beyond, this mid-market awning manufacturer carries on the legacy of Norma and Arnaldo Pozzi, an Italian family with a vision to make the great outdoors accessible and enjoyable to all.

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Campervan Cookers & Hobs

Campervan Cookers & Hobs

Campervan cuisine without an oven or hob? Perish the thought. With such an astonishing array of cutting-edge technology packed into today's compact campervan hobs, the notion that proper cooking in a campervan is cumbersome and pointless is not only outdated, but downright laughable. So, if you thought the Sunday roast is off the menu this holiday, cheer up.

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Demystifying Caravan & Motorhome Solar Panels

Caravan & Motorhome Solar Panels

Much has been said about the virtues of solar power. It's a clean, renewable, and dependable source of energy for homes of every kind, even those on wheels. That's right; they do make caravan and motorhome solar panels, and they're not nearly as bulky, complicated or unsightly as the contraptions people lay on their roof tiles.

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