How to... Cheat the winter cold with your caravan heater

Created on 15th December 2010

Top tips and advice from Practical Caravan's expert team to keep you warm and cosy when out on tour across the chilly winter months

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Six steps to smart eBay caravan shopping

Published 18th November 2010 Advice

AS FAR AS caravanners are concerned, eBay is a great place to sell, but a bad place to buy.Prices often reach dealer forecourt levels for popular models as …

With the TV connected, run Auto Search

Fitting a Teleco Teleplus X2 TV aerial

Published 15th November 2010 Awnings and accessories

WE'VE HAD OUR 2010 Bailey Pegasus 462 for 11 months and during that time have never had good TV reception. This was because when Bailey was building the caravan, …

Get your van ready for winter

Created on 15th November 2010

IF YOU'RE NOT GOING to use your caravan during the colder months you’ll need to protect it from the elements. Doug "Fix-it" King shows you how…
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awning bag

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 Fixtures and fittings

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.

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