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UK Caravanning (uk.rec.caravanning) A forum for the discussion of caravanning undertaken by residents of the United Kingdom, whether in the UK or abroad. It encourages the interchange of views on the merits of models of caravan, makes of tow car, accessories, caravan sites, caravan clubs, and other related topics. The term caravan is to include trailer vans, motor caravans and trailer tents.

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Going to Venice by Another Dave
I'm thinking of taking the caravan to Venice. The shortest route is via Switzerland. I seem to remember that the Swiss are unwelcoming to foreign cars let alone caravans and that there are charges. Any advice? Another Dave
May 4th 13 12:40 PM
by Keith[_5_] Go to last post
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Weird Calor gas exchange rules by Tim+
Has anyone else come across this? http://www.calor.co.uk/customer-services/faqs/general-cylinder-queries/cylinder-exchange-policy/ On what planet does any of this make sense? Despite the rules, I've never had any trouble swapping cylinders between groups but the logic of the rules eludes me. Tim
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May 1st 13 06:14 PM
by hidehi Go to last post
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Belgium by KAW[_2_]
Any suggestios for a site for 3 nights to break journey back from Nancy to Zeebrugge.
May 1st 13 02:23 PM
by KAW[_2_] Go to last post
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Mr Shifta by rolandrat
Does anyone know if there is a Mr Shifta for sale, they seem to be snapped up very quickly. I'm prepared to travel any distance. The last one I enquired about was in Scotland and it had been sold.
April 18th 13 03:42 PM
by rolandrat Go to last post
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Shocking how few have a Carbon Monoxide/smoke Alarm. Do you? by Pendrag0n
How many people have to die before we see sense! http://tinyurl.com/agzlapn I am shocked to think that any residence would be without a smoke and carbon monoxide detector these days. A paltry 20 for peace of mind http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/7001617.htm So much for intelligence! I wonder how many of us actually do have them or not here?
April 17th 13 05:09 PM
by hidehi Go to last post
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Al-ko spare wheel holder by Chris J Dixon
Having dutifully renewed all three caravan tyres on grounds of age (It was a shame to see so much unused rubber, but it just isn't worth the risk) I had to get the spare wheel holder back in place. I am about as far from a muscle man as could be, and I ended up having to use my trolley jack to lift it high enough to secure properly. Is there a particular knack to this task, or do I just have to
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April 12th 13 10:42 AM
by Tim+[_2_] Go to last post
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Mr Shifta by rolandrat
Is there a reason for the Mr Shifta caravan mover not being available anymore. If anyone knows of an owner who wants to part with one I would like to buy one. Thanks.
April 5th 13 11:46 AM
by rolandrat Go to last post
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Four-wheel drive Land Rover Camper for sale ... by [email protected]
On Tuesday, 18 March 1997 09:00:00 UTC+1, Ken Bowker wrote: My Land Rover Camper is for sale because we're settling down to the quiet life ... if anyone is interested, please give Jean or myself a call. I've attached the details of the ad which has gone out in the UK press for basic information. Here's the advertisement to give you a flavour; the story follows it ...
March 28th 13 08:58 AM
by Geoff[_5_] Go to last post
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Using a full service pitch by Appelation Controlee
In a week's time we'll be staying for a week on a site where the only availability for our size of caravan is a full service pitch. I haven't used one of these pitches before, although I've observed (at a distance) how one or two others have set themselves up. Is there an off-the-peg kit available? Alternatively what do I need to assemble kit-wise to be able to deal with most eventualities when...
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February 25th 13 11:36 AM
by Harry Bloomfield[_2_] Go to last post
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13 pin plug by KAW[_2_]
Has anyone had to wire up a 13 pin plug? how difficult is it? Anyone know where to find an exploded diagram of the plug?
February 19th 13 04:40 PM
by Neil Go to last post
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Karma Airframe Awning by bert
Anyone used one of these? If they work they will be the ultimate easy to erect and take down awning -- bert
February 15th 13 06:48 PM
by bert Go to last post
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Best small 4x4 towcar by Peter Clarke
Can members advise the smallest, most economical 4x4 towcar to pull a 1106kg caravan? It has to be reasonably small as the wife doesn't like to drive big cars, economical for obvious fuel-related reasons and 4x4 so we can get out of our village in the snow. Oh, and it has to be at least five years old so I can afford it! I have a Nissan X Trail at the moment.
February 12th 13 09:27 AM
by bromwitch Go to last post
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Pre-owned motor home advice please by Denni
Hi all - stumbled across this forum while online researching used motor homes. We would be glad of any suggestions/advice about makes/models/pitfalls when we start seriously looking around over the next few months. Our budget is 8K - 12K and we would like 3/4 berth so we can take the g'children with us sometimes BUT not too big so we can cope with narrow lanes and carparks!! All new to us -...
February 11th 13 10:09 AM
by Dougal Go to last post
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Sites near tonbridge wells by Hilary[_5_]
Hi there, Can anyone recommend a site that will be open this month in and around Tonbridge wells? I'm guessing it will need to be hardstanding. Thanks in advance.
February 2nd 13 06:16 PM
by Hilary[_5_] Go to last post
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Al-Ko AKS 3004 by Harry Bloomfield[_2_]
Another question.... On the front of the above couple is a red button which shows green to indicate it is properly coupled up - ignore that. On the black handle close to where it hinges is what I believe should be a red square of plastic, except mine is missing. Under it is a green bit of plastic upon which I assume the red part fixes. What is the purpose of the red square button please and...
February 1st 13 05:15 PM
by Harry Bloomfield[_2_] Go to last post
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Patching alloy panel by Harry Bloomfield[_2_]
I have a repair I need to make to an alloy side panel. Because of its multi ribbed contour, filling is not an option. My idea is to apply a matching section of ribbed panel, basically cut to shape and stuck over the top. I now have a a matching section of panel, I just need to work out how to apply it over the damage. Whatever adhesive I use needs to be quite thin, to prevent the panel...
January 30th 13 06:13 PM
by Roy Go to last post
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12 volt Duel voltage HD TV by David Park
The caravan club magazine is carrying adverts for the Avtex 21.5" LED TV/DVD/PVR with HD Freeview and HD Satellite, DVB-T2 and DVB-S2 Seem to be at caravan dealers only and a high price 449. The advert does not say what it records onto. Personal would not be recording in a caravan anyway. Are these sort of TV's available in normal TV dealers, High Street or On-line branded differently and...
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January 29th 13 09:42 AM
by David Park Go to last post
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A better charger? is it a SMART one? by David Park
http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/xchg/lidl_uk/hs.xsl/index_38025.htm I know that normal chargers and chargers in caravans only charge 13.8V so we only get a leisure battery part full. Will this give the extra volt to get a better charge in,? Regards David
January 28th 13 06:07 PM
by Woody[_4_] Go to last post
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Static Caravan Help by John Taylor
I currently have a static caravam that is sited in Scarborough, the caravan is 15 years old but in pretty much mint condition. Scarborough is a little too far away for me now (I live in Northampton) so cannot decide whether to pay for the caravan to be removed and disposed of (at a cost) or to move the caravan to a site closer (Derbyshire for example). Could anyone advise what the typical cost...
January 25th 13 08:02 PM
by bert Go to last post
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Custom Blinds. by nemesis
Can anyone recommend a maker of custom size caravan blinds. I want some extra large for a project. Thanks,
January 16th 13 10:05 PM
by Harry Bloomfield[_2_] Go to last post
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