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Motorhome Weight Limits

How much does your campervan weigh? What does the Highway Code say about it? If your motorhome weighs less than 3,050kg the chances are you’re OK, and it is in most regards simply treated as a motor car. However, many … Continue reading

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We sell The Fastest Roof Box in the West

Those readers old enough to remember Benny Hill’s character “Ernie” the milkman will perhaps also recall his character “Two Ton Ted from Teddington” and, most importantly, Ted’s horse “Trigger” who, according to the song, “Pulled The Fastest Milkcart In The … Continue reading

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February Newsletter

February is almost over and the winter weather is receding fast. Easter spells the start of the camping season, but April is traditionally being the month of showers. If you have an Omnistor Awning fitted to your motorhome, then all you need is either an Omnistor Rain-Blocker Side or on Omnistor Rain Blocker Front and you’re ready for whatever the British weather can throw at you.
We’re very pleased to announce that the Omnistor Security Products, previously only available on the continent, are now available in UK too. Continue reading

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Happy New Year (& VAT)

Happy New Year to all our customers and friends. We know that many of you have spent a lot of money with us in 2010, a good many people on several occasions; everybody who spent more than £2,000 with us in 2010 has been sent a special loyalty card. We’ll be bringing the full range of Draper camping equipment online in the next month. We’ve spent part of our New Year’s Day changing all the inc-VAT prices on the store to reflect the VAT increase; but our VAT-registered business customers will pay the same in 2011 as they did in 2010. Many manufacturers will increase their recommended retail prices in January, so buy now rather than wait. Continue reading

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Your Christmas Gift from Camping Equipment Shop

I’ve just sent this out to all customers, and friends, on our emailing list. Here’s wishing you a Very Merry Christmas from all staff at the Camping Equipment Shop. 10% OFF EVERYTHING BOUGHT BEFORE MIDNIGHT 31 DECEMBER 2010. Continue reading

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Fitting a Fiamma Safari Room to an Omnistor 5003 Awning

Unlikely though it may seem we had a phone call this week from a prospective customer who has recently bought a new (to them) motorhome fitted with an Omnistor 5003 awning. We like the new Omnistor 5003; it’s a fine awning, lightweight, great quality and sensibly priced.
What we didn’t understand then was when this prospective customer told us that they’d already gone out and bought themselves a Fiamma Safari Room, and could we please help them to fit it to their Omnistor awning.
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International Caravan & Motorhome Show, NEC Birmingham, 12-17 October 2010

The International Caravan & Motorhome Show starts this Tuesday in NEC Birmingham: what follows here is my own personal thoughts and opinions on the show, based on the various claims made by the organisers themselves. Continue reading

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The Motorhome Show, Shepton Mallet, September 2010 – Review

It seems that The Motorhome Show in Shepton Mallet gets bigger every year, as you can perhaps see from the photos I have attached to this blog post. The campsite was full, seemingly with most people on grass pitches and … Continue reading

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The Motorhome Show, Shepton Mallet, 10-12 September 2010

The Motorhome Show will take place at the Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset from 10-12 September 2010. You can bookin advance online or by phone, or at the gate on arrival. The September Motorhome Show at the Royal Bath & West Showground has developed into one of the biggest motorhome events in Europe. As well as being an amazing exhibition of motorhomes and accessories, it is also a huge gathering for all the major motorhome clubs and a fantastic weekend even for the casual motorhomer. Continue reading

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Camping Equipment Blog – Welcome

Welcome to our Camping Equipment Blog, where we discuss all matters relating to camping equipment; this is the official blog of the Camping Equipment Shop. We’ll use this camping blog to bring you news of anything (but in truth probably … Continue reading

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