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Vango Motorhome Awnings...why are they so popular?

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today's compact campervan hobs, the notion that proper cooking in a campervan is cumbersome and pointless is not only outdated, but downright laughable.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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Isabella 2019 Awnings

Isabella 2019 Awnings

Established in 1957 by the Danish entrepreneur and camping pioneer who would come to invent the A-measurement system, Isabella continues to carry a great deal of clout in the industry. In fact, it's currently Europe's largest manufacturer of awnings, setting a new benchmark for awning and camping equipment manufacturers year in, year out.

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Top 10 Tips for Winter Caravanning

Top 10 Tips for Winter Caravanning

Don't let a touch of frost put you off your yearly winter caravanning escapades. Here's how to put Jack Frost in his place when you're out and about this winter.

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Choosing a Family Touring Caravan

Choosing a family caravan

Looking for a family touring caravan by yourself is like finding a needle in a haystack. There's a virtual smorgasbord of models and configurations out there. But a bit of research and a few of our professional tips will go a long way. Here's how to take the fuss out of finding the perfect touring caravans for children and adults.

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Touring all year with your Motorhome

Touring all year with your Motorhome

Being able to go vacation anywhere in the world and spend quality time in complete comfort, privacy, and quiet at any time of year is a blessing. But few people can afford this luxury. Not so much because of the costs involved, but because touring all year inevitably leads to work and school absence.

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Caravan Leisure Battery | The Basics of Leisure Batteries

The Basics of Leisure Batteries

Before you head off to recharge your batteries touring, take a minute to check your 12v leisure battery. Whether you're new to caravanning or you've travelled far and wide with your trusty tourer, it can't hurt to pick up a few tips before you start budgeting for a motorhome or caravan leisure battery.

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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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