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Used awnings – 12 ways to avoid buying a dud

Published 1st November 2010 Awnings and accessories

Without doubt, buying a used awning is a risky purchase – the deal is fraught with possible problems, especially if you buy privately from a source you don’t …

Angled too high

Mirror images

Published 26th August 2010 Advice

You probably don’t give much thought to your towing mirrors beyond putting them on at the start of a trip and taking them off when you unhitch your caravan. …

You don't need to get the caravan perfectly straight

Top reversing tips

Published 23rd August 2010 Advice

No matter how carefully you plan, there will come a time when you need to reverse with your caravan in tow. We’ve put together a few tips to ensure you tackle …

Tell the driver to stop by bringing your hands together

Getting hitched

Published 16th August 2010 Advice

Before you can hitch up your outfit, the rear of the car needs to be as close to the caravan’s nose as possible. Then you’ll need to get a second set of eyes. …

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Workshop: Fitting a Winterhoff stabiliser

Published 30th July 2010 Advice

I can’t say that I’ve ever been an enthusiast of hitch/stabilisers although I have towed with them on many occasions over the years and hence know that they …

A toolkit to take on tour

Created on 23rd July 2010

Instead of being stranded at the roadside or on site, be more self-sufficient – build a simple toolkit. Here are a few items to cover most eventualities.

Knowing your consumer rights

Created on 23rd July 2010

If you have bought a motorhome, a caravan, or an accessory and feel that you have been ‘had’, the law can protect you. Here is what you need to know.

How …

Towcar examples

Your essential guide to… Matching cars and caravans

Published 23rd July 2010 Advice

There’s an art to getting the right tow car to match your caravan – or the other way round. Here’s how to do it

Tips for basic maintenance

Created on 23rd July 2010

There’s no downside to regular maintenance of your car, caravan or motorhome. It’ll keep you safe and lower your running costs. These are the basics you need …

Loading your caravan safely

Created on 23rd July 2010

The best thing you can do to ensure a safe trip is to load your caravan properly. Using just a little common sense will keep you and other road users free from …

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