Brake burn out

Don't cook your caravan brakes!

Created on 29th July 2010

It’s surprising how many times we hear about caravan brakes being burnt out. Just recently we’ve come across two within a matter of days of each other. The …

Devil in the detail

Created on 21st July 2010

One feature in the new Bailey Unicorn that I love is the kill switch for the lights. The switch is fitted to the side of the bed base and when you are in bed, …

Exciting times for top-end buyers

Created on 21st July 2010

For the 2011 model year, every manufacturer is concentrating their efforts on the top end of their ranges. Elddis is making big changes to Crusader and Buccaneer. …

VAT rise will focus the mind of new year buyers

Created on 21st July 2010

The rise in VAT now confirmed for early 2011 will be a mixed blessing for the caravan market. On the one hand, I expect to see a rush on caravan purchases until …

A slippery slope had Dan’s outfit stuck in the snow

Update: Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 DI-DC Diamond 7st

Created on 21st July 2010

A ROUND TRIP of 1000 miles is a stern enough test of a towcar’s capability and comforts, but throw in some snow and mountain roads and you’ve got yourself quite …

The fix to the Suzuki was only £30

Update: Suzuki Grand Vitara DDiS SZ5

Created on 21st July 2010

The Suzuki’s 13-pin electrics went on the blink recently, writes Stacie Pardoe. It was relieved of any towing duties this month while we got the trouble sorted. …

The Skoda Superb is proving a popular towcar

Update: Skoda Superb SE 2.0 TDi 4x4

Created on 21st July 2010

We haven’t had our Skoda Superb for long but nearly everyone on the team has towed with it, writes Alyson Warnock. No matter what van we put behind it, the …

Sprite alpine broken light

Update: 1986 Sprite Alpine C

Created on 3rd July 2010

It was hard deny that the little Sprite had a bit of a damp problem when travel editor Claudia managed to pull the rear nearside grab handle off without really …

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Update: 1986 Sprite Alpine C

Created on 29th June 2010

After a weekend in the Sprite at Stowford Farm Meadows on the Reader Rally, it was obvious that there were some areas needing attention. The main one was the …

Outlander was in its element during January’s tricky snowy conditions

Update: Mitsubishi Outlander 2.2 DI-DC Diamond 7st

Created on 29th June 2010

Despite the lack of serious towing duties this month, the Outlander has come into its own ferrying various members of the team around in bad weather, writes …

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