Find your next adventure
Enjoy 30 tours across France and Germany with this new book by Practical Caravan contributor Caroline Mills. Priced £16.99 and available from publisher, Bradt Guides. Many of the road trips are suitable for caravans and cyclists.
Caroline will be talking to Van Live! in the Event Theatre, Hall 6, on Thursday 25th February at 3pm. Take me there now.
Expand your kitchen
Increase storage space in your awning by keeping the Royal Chef Kitchen Stand and Larder in your awning. Priced £69.95 from Towsure.
Kampa Diddy Fan Heather
After a day out in the cold, the last thing you want to do is wait for the van to heat up. Enter the Diddy, a compact yet powerful fan heater that will have you at optimum temperature within a few minutes. Priced £19.99 from www.awnings.co.uk
This clever dog bowl from Bailey accessory arm Prima is non-spill and light in weight – ideal for canine mealtimes on the go. Priced £13 from Prima Leisure.
Keep a pouch or two of Adventure Food Pasta Bolognese in your lockers and you’ll never be stuck for a quick meal! Priced £5.50 from Cotswold Outdoor.
Increase the comfort of your corner fixed or French bed with this comfortable mattress topper from Duvalay. Priced £249.95 from Towsure.
Bring the caravan indoors
If you can’t take the caravan away, bring the camping vibe indoors with this kids caravan bed. The number plate can even be personalised. Available in white, grey and pink. Priced £1235 from cuckooland.com
Outwell Conversion Lead
Back to basics – need a new electric hook-up cable? Here’s a 25-metre-long mains connection lead with 16A plug and coupler, in a fetching lime-green. Priced £61.00 from Outwell. The company also sell a 15m lead, too.
It’s behind you!
The Camos Jewel Plus V2 Camera has a 7-inch monitor for excellent rear vision – really handy when reversing your tow car towards your van. Priced £389 from Road Pro.
Walk with confidence
The A200 Quick Adjustment Walking Pole from Decathlon is good value and will help you keep your balance on hikes. Priced £7.99 from Decathlon.
Ban those bugs
The Outdoor Revolution Collapsible Mosquito Killer will help make summer evenings on site even more enjoyable. Priced £11.95 from Premier Camping.
Keep warm while seated
Love those heated seats in your tow car? Now you can keep toasty warm while sat out on a chilly evening with the Radiate Embrace Chair, with its built-in heating element. Priced £105 from Vango.
Isabella Air Arc Sun Canopy
Is simple and straightforward your thing? If you’re heading off south for some winter sun, maybe you don’t want to travel long distance with the weight of a full awning, or feel you need one when there’s guaranteed sunshine. If so, the new Isabella Air Arc is the perfect choice for you. It’s easy to put up, so it won’t be long before you’re ready to enjoy your holiday at your campsite.
The Isabella Air Arc, with a depth of 260cm, is made up solely of air beams and roof fabric and you just have to pump it up in one place using the Isabella Air pump supplied. This sun canopy is made from a well-known material called Isacryl, which is a lightweight, robust, dyed material, whose colours retain their beauty for many years to come.
Click here to find your nearest Isabella retailer.
Fiamma Soap Dispenser
In these days of needing to be super-clean, hands-free, the Fiamma Soap Dispenser is the perfect accessory for any caravan bathroom. This transparent container has the ability to hold 200ml of refillable liquid soap or shampoo. Priced £12.07 from Prima Leisure.
Pick up your essentials
You can’t leave the show without toilet rolls! Order your essentials: the 1L Triple Pack from Blue Diamond is an exceptional value pack that contains a 1L bottle of super-effective 24% formaldehyde Concentrated Blue Toilet Fluid, 1L bottle of fresh Pink Bowl Cleaner, and a twin pack of luxury Enviro-soft biodegradable toilet tissue. These two chemicals are all you really need to maintain a clean and fresh cassette toilet in your caravan or motorhome! This value pack is delivered in a liquid-sealed shippping pack. Priced £12.99 from Prima Leisure; even better value is the 2L Big Value Triple Pack for £13.99.
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