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Vango Attar 380 & Vango Attar 440 Review

Brand new for this 2015 season are Vango Attar 380 & Vango Attar 440 inflatable driveaway awnings, both released to build upon the understandably huge popularity of Vango Kela and Vango Sapera over the last two years. Attar takes Vango’s … Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions – More Free Camping in UK for Motorhome Owners

It’s that time of year again when, if we have any sense, we look back and recap over the year just gone. We think about what went well for us, what we enjoyed, and what we’d like to do more … Continue reading

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Vango Sanna & Vango Varkala AirAway Inflatable Caravan Awnings

The Vango Sanna & Vango Varkala Inflatable Caravan Awnings are coming soon, and we’re very pleased to say that we’ll be stocking the entire range… What follows here is a short product review of the Vango Sanna and Vango Varkala… Last year Vango took the market by storm with their brilliant Vango AirAway range… it’s going to be a very popular product and in great demand again. After all, who doesn’t want to have their caravan awning erected and ready to enjoy before the kettle has boiled, rather than 30+ sweaty minutes later? Continue reading

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5 Berth Hymer Camp 59 on LHD Fiat Ducato chassis (1993) – SOLD

UPDATE 22/10/2013: Our trusted and much-travelled companion has left us and is now in her new home. The post below thus describes her as she was, before sale. Kira and I both hope that her new family will have a … Continue reading

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Vango Sapera Tall – Ex-Display – Save £75

We have one ex-display Vango Sapera Tall awning to sell, and because it’s ex-display we’re offering you a massive £75 discount off RRP, thus reducing the selling price from £570 to just £495 including both carriage and VAT (i.e. delivered … Continue reading

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Getting my Cat C (Rigid) Driving Licence for our Big Campervan

In a previous blog post I covered everything necessary for me to pass the DSA’s driving theory tests for a big motorhome, and having done this I’ll now share with you my experiences of actually learning to drive a rigid … Continue reading

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Getting a Driving Licence for an Overland Campervan: Step 2 – DSA Theory & Hazard Perception Tests

In the previous blog post in this series we looked at my experiences getting a provisional licence and trying to assess the various truck driving schools, as the first stepping stone towards being allowed to drive the motorhome of my dreams. Now we’ll take a look at what I must do before I’m allowed to take my practical test. The Driving Standards Agency (DSA) rule… Continue reading

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Raskelf Holds Prices for 2013

Raskelf, first made famous on Dragons Den for their innovative Duvalay when they were snapped up by shrewd investor Hilary Devey, has just announced that it will be holding its prices through 2013. And, for a while at least, we’re celebrating this by giving free delivery (to the UK mainland) on all Raskelf products if you quote… Continue reading

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Getting a Driving Licence for a BIG Motorhome: Step 1, Choosing a Driving School

If you’re keeping up with progress towards our new motorhome, you’ll recall that I last left you in August at a point where I needed to get a licence to drive something over 7.5 tonnes … I started off by going for a driving licence medical test … and was rewarded with my first-ever photocard driving licence, replete with new provisional Category C entitlement … now I could go for a driving assessment. Continue reading

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Our Next Motorhome: the legal position in UK

If we can’t buy a suitable motorhome, because there’s nothing on the market that meets our needs, maybe the answer is to build ourselves an overland campervan? In this blog post we look at what’s available, consider the options in the German market, and investigate the UK-specific legal issues of driving a big motorhome that weighs in at more than 7.5 tonnes (which may also apply to some of the bigger imported American RVs)… Continue reading

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