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14 Caravan Checks Before Towing It Away

14 Caravan Checks Before Towing It Away

Ready for another tourer adventure, are you? Before you set off to explore the world anew, remember that your caravan must also be roadworthy and ready for the open road. Not to worry; once you get the hang of it, a caravan check should only take a few minutes. Here's a brief checklist, by no means comprehensive but scattered with handy caravan tips, to help you gear up for a fun and safe journey:

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The Costs of Owning a Caravan

The Costs of Owning a Caravan

Having a caravan of your own that you can travel the world in is a privilege. Some would even call it a luxury. Hence, people assume that caravanning is quite an expensive hobby, especially if they're first-time buyers or flirting with the idea of upgrading to a much newer model. After all, if everyone could afford the cost of owning a caravan, then surely we'd all have one.

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LPG Cookers

LPG Cookers

Churning out easy one-pot meals, enjoying a hearty supper around a campfire, and sharing snacks under a blue sky are some of the many perks of caravanning. But these idyllic holidays wouldn't be possible without LPG cookers. After all, these are the fastest, safest, and most economical cookers out there.

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Avtex Series 9 Pro: What has been improved?

Avtex Series 9 Pro

Those of us with a penchant for online window-shopping have noticed that Avtex have recently launched a new series as part of their Pro TV range, to great acclaim. Understandably, existing Avtex motorhome TV owners and prospective shoppers are curious to see what all the fuss is really about.

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Winterising a Motorhome

Winterising a motorhome

Jack Frost took many of us by surprise this winter, but no Beast from the East can keep a tourer down. If you've ever been caught out by the weather, you know that the frost can damage your boiler and break your taps and pipework – and that's just the tip of the iceberg. But winterising a camper or a motorhome only takes minutes once you get the hang of it, and it can save you a small fortune...

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Must-Have Motorhome and Caravan Equipment

Caravan Equipment

You've got your electric hook-up cables, waterhogs, waste containers, head torches, wellies, and crockery, and you're ready to set off into the wild aboard your tourer. But unless you've kitted your vehicle with some essential caravan equipment, you may find it hard to achieve that coveted home from home comfort. Whether you're in it for the long-haul, or only until the children fly the coop...

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Find Your Efficient and Reliable Caravan Boiler

Caravan Boilers

Leisure time and comfort go hand in hand, and nothing makes life on the open road cosier than being able to enjoy heated water at will. Both static and mobile caravans come decked with boilers nowadays, and those that don't can easily be fitted with a caravan boiler to emulate those home comforts to a tee. At leisureshopdirect, we offer a vast range of motorhome and caravan boilers.

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Which motorhome satellite dish?

Which motorhome satellite dish?

Satellite TV transmissions began as early as the 80s in the UK. It made holidays abroad all the more enjoyable for touring Brits, who could pick up most radio stations and even BBC TV with a small motorhome satellite dish. But in 2014, broadcast areas changed for satellites that transmitted English channels. As most UK stations switched to the Astra 2 satellite, there was a new broadcast region

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Christmas Caravan Gifts from Leisureshopdirect

Christmas Caravan Gifts from Leisureshopdirect

I think there is no doubt that here, at Leisureshopdirect, we love to help our customers enjoy maximum comfort on their adventures and exploits across the UK and beyond. For years now Leisureshopdirect has taken a great deal of pride in aiding caravanners and tourers to find the caravan and motorhome spare parts and accessories they need to revamp...

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Covers for Caravans

Covers for Caravans

Your mobile home isn't just an investment; it's your pride and joy. As such, it simply can't do without a cover. As the name suggests, covers for caravans are specially made sheaths that protect your mobile home from wear and tear. It's been decades since they were first offered for sale with new caravans. Savvy caravan buyers have since learnt to scout for "cover included" offers...

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