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  1. ❤️ Exclusive Valentines Offer ❤️ BOOK TWO ADULT TICKETS FOR ONLY £14* Normal price Adult: £8.00 | Senior: £7.00 | Children 15 years and under: FREE Book now using code EB19*
  2. Collaboration between The National Trust and Vango Vango and the National Trust will be revealing at the NEC a camping collection that is manufactured from a new Sentinel Eco™ fabric incorporating recycled PET plastic bottles, salvaged from waterways, streets and landfill, the tents use a minimum of 69 plastic bottles for the three sleeper Devon tent, through to 302 plastic bottles for the six sleeper Antrim. In the first year of release, it is projected that the National Trust camping collection will repurpose almost 295,000 PET plastic bottles. The sleeping bags in the National Trust collection feature a 100% recycled filling made from used plastic bottles that are reprocessed and turned into a polyester fill. Through sales of the National Trust camping collection, Vango will contribute a minimum of £10,000 to the National Trust, to help fund conservation projects in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, so that future generations can enjoy the places, we as a nation, love to experience. The show organisers are also excited to have TV doctor Hilary Jones at the Camping, Caravan and Motorhome Show on Friday 21st February – he will be welcoming visitors to the Willerby stand (4100). Dr Hilary has partnered with the holiday home manufacturer on a campaign to discuss the benefits of UK breaks on physical and mental health. Dr Hilary will take to the NEC stage to discuss how holidaying in the UK can have a myriad of health benefits, from the physical effect of spending more time outdoors, to having more time to relax, read books and explore hobbies. Smaller talks will also be held on the Willerby stand throughout the day. Dr Hilary will also share tips on how people can look after their health before, during and after a holiday, as well as sharing examples of how to live a healthier lifestyle. Dr Hilary said: “Holidays have long been proven to have a number of benefits for physical and mental wellbeing, so I am proud to work with Willerby to promote the ways holidays and short breaks can enhance our lifestyles”. Follow this link to view the show guide.
  3. To help you plan your visit, below is the timetable for guest appearances in the "Freedom to Go Live Theatre". See the official website for more details.
  4. Caravan Camping & Motorhome Show: New tow partner for 2020 Subaru’s first self-charging hybrid The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show returns to Birmingham’s NEC from the 18 – 23 February 2020 and this year the show has a new tow car partner, Subaru UK. Subaru will be bringing their all-new Forester e-BOXER to the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2020. Awarded 4x4 Magazine’s Best Small SUV of the Year 2020, Forester e-BOXER is the first self-charging hybrid from Subaru. This will be the first time the show has featured a self-charging hybrid. At the show, visitors will be able to experience first-hand the multi award-winning Forester e-BOXER and Outback, during free towing tuition sessions. All-new Forester boasts a series of interior and exterior upgrades from the outgoing model and is one of the safest family vehicles on the road. Awarded Euro NCAP’s Best in Class 2019 in the Small Off-Road / MPV Class, Forester e-BOXER achieved the maximum five star overall rating with outstanding scores in all four assessment areas (Adult Occupant, Child Occupant, Vulnerable Road Users, Safety Assist) and the highest score ever in its class for Child Occupant Protection in the Euro NCAP 2019 assessment protocol. Forester e-BOXER is fitted with a suite of driver-assist and safety features fitted as standard, including EyeSight driver assist technology (including Pre-Collision Braking and Adaptive Cruise Control), Subaru Rear Vehicle Detection, Reverse Automatic Braking and a Driver Monitoring System. This brand-new technology, winner of the Technology Award at the 2020 What Car? Awards, uses facial recognition technology to detect if the driver’s gaze has wandered or if the driver is dozing off and alerts occupants if this occurs. Forester is Subaru’s top-selling model in the UK and is a perfect fit to partner the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show this year. The model is an extremely popular choice amongst customers who trust it to be safe, capable and reliable.
  5. Top 10 Reasons To Visit The Show Over 390 exhibitor stands showcasing their latest products under one roof Browse and compare motorhomes, campervans, caravans and caravan holiday homes, tents, leisure accessories and gadgets to see what's new. Camping Zone A great place to start if you want to see tents of all types, shapes and sizes, all pitched under one roof with experts on hand to offer advice on which are best for you. FREE Leisure Vehicle Tuition Choose from Motorhome Manoeuvring, Tow-reversing and Campervan Test Drive all under the guidance of trained instructors. Plus try a FREE towing session with Subaru, the show’s official first ever Hybrid Tow Car partner. Special Guests and Experts Our special guests and industry experts will share their adventure stories and provide tips and advice to help inspire you ahead of your next outdoor pursuit. Holiday Inspiration Discover your next outdoor adventure with leading UK and European Holiday Parks and destination exhibitors on hand to provide advice on where to go and what to do. Show Competitions & Exclusive Offers The chance to win with our daily prize draw plus take advantage of special deals and discounts. Parking Included Enjoy a hassle free arrival at the show without the need for change for the car park. FREE Family Friendly Attractions With a Climbing Wall, Bushcraft Workshops and popular Top Dog Arena – there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained! Meet the Clubs Come and say hello to the Caravan and Motorhome Club and the Camping and Caravanning Club - for all your touring needs. NEW FOR 2020: Adventure Golf and Electric in Motion Battle your way to a hole in one and attempt to beat our special guests to be the top scorer on our leaderboard! Plus, come and trial an unrivaled range of electric ride-ons on our indoor course. Recipe inspiration for your next pursuit into the great outdoors. We've collated some delicious, quick and easy recipes from some of our special guests who will be at the show - perfect to try on your next escape.
  6. In order to quickly fit and remove the headlamp masks on our cars, I fitted them to some quick release stone guards as shown below.
  7. I agree in principle David, however technically the beam should not deflect under any circumstances towards the oncoming vehicles, as could be the case with a lowered left dipping headlamp when driving on the right of a road with an uneven surface. I have read reports from those who have, "got away with it" and those who have, "been caught" so personally I would not take the risk of not complying precisely with the letter of the law. Do you recall the set of illustrations I posted on CT some years back?
  8. I wonder if that situation will continue given the current political climate. I have been the subject of a random stop to have my papers checked, and I'm sure others have too. That said, many newer cars have "clever" headlamps that can be set to dip left or right, so they look no different from an "unmasked" headlamp to the casual observer. Gordon.
  9. I have also done that on a few occasions the caravan was towed with folded bike rack fitted but with such a short overhang (just inches) I don't believe there is any legal requirement for this. We don't have a bike rack on the MH as there's room in the garage for them.
  10. When not in use, I used to completely remove the bike rack (only two screws at the hinge point) and fit the plastic mounting covers but as Brian says, when folded the rack does not require a hazard markings. Your MH mounting will probably be similar in principle to this caravan fitting.
  11. Gordon

    Handbrake

    That sounds like a good compromise to me. Gordon.
  12. Gordon

    Handbrake

    If there was a reasonable way of extending the parking brake release handle I would have done it by now. Unfortunately the brake is applied with a foot pedal; that's fine but the release toggle is both out of sight, and out of reach without the driver leaning forward and feeling for the thing. Earlier models had a yellow release toggle on the dashboard in full view and reach of the driver. Progress isn't always in the right direction methinks . . . If I had a Ducato or similar I would certainly pay for an extension handle if I found the standard brake leaver hard to reach. Gordon.
  13. Caravan Camping & Motorhome Show returns for 2020 The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show returns to Birmingham’s NEC from the 18 – 23 February 2020. Set across five halls of the NEC; the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show offers the UK’s largest display of leisure vehicles, static holiday homes, lodges, tents and so much more, giving holidaymakers and adventurers all the inspiration and gear they need for their upcoming escapades. Alongside the vast array of leisure vehicles, tents accessories, kit and equipment, the show will also feature some of its fan-favourite feature areas and there’s plenty of family friendly activities from climbing to crazy golf and much more. The hugely popular Freedom To Go Theatre returns with a host of live shows covering many aspects of holidaymaking and adventuring; with special guests ranging from TV star Shane Richie, Caravan and Motorhome Club member Matt Allwright, adventurer extraordinaire Darren Hardy and chef, author, presenter and Bake Off Star Nadiya Hussain, who’ll be providing visitors with some top culinary inspiration to take with them on their adventures. In addition to this exciting guest line-up the Freedom To Go Theatre will also host the adorable spaniel trio Max, Paddy and Harry… and while on the theme of dogs, 2020 also sees the return on the Top Dog Arena, where show-goers can take a break from their holiday planning to enjoy some spectacular canine agility demonstrations. Brand new for 2020 is Electric in Motion, a brand-new area where visitors can ride in style on some of the most cutting-edge electric ride-ons, from bikes for kids and adults alike through to scooters, skateboards and even unicycles. Manufacturers such as Ride and Glide, RooDog and Ribble Cycles will provide demos before giving visitors the chance to take them for a spin on a special indoor course. Those new to, or perhaps considering taking a foray into the world of caravanning, can try their hand at towing during free one-to-one sessions with experts from The Camping and Caravanning Club. While The Caravan and Motorhome Club will also be offering visitors the chance to get behind the wheel with campervan test drives and motorhome manoeuvring sessions. The fun doesn’t stop there as the Holiday Park Experience and Glamping Village will give you a taste for adventure and give you plenty of inspiration when planning your 2020 trips. Tickets for the show are available now and priced at just £8 for adults and £7 for seniors. Tickets on the door cost £10 for adults and £9 seniors - children 15 and under go free! For further information about The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show or to purchase tickets please visit www.ccmshow.co.uk. The latest exhibitors, celebrities and features will be updated regularly on the website.
  14. Gordon

    Handbrake

    Could do with something similar for our RV. The parking brake is easy enough to apply (being foot operated) BUT the release toggle is hidden so far under the dashboard as to basically be inaccessible without a major stretch from the driving seat, and a fumble around in the dark. Ergonomics? What ergonomics? I've owned RVs with this "feature" for the past ten years and still feel it is a poor design. The extension handles for the Fiat/Peugeot handbrakes is however a good solution to a problem that would not be there had the handbrake handle been correctly designed in the first place. I believe there are a number of handbrake extension designs available but be aware as some will prevent the cab seat from rotating in layouts that allow this. Gordon
  15. Our fresh water tank is inside the MH (under a bed) so has no additional insulation, however both the grey and black waste tanks are under-slung and have heated pads in addition to an external insulated layer. I wonder if you would consider heated pads such as these for your fresh water tank. They are low wattage as they're only intended to keep the water from freezing. Basically though, any insulation layer that does not act like a sponge should suffice to minimise the risk of the contents freezing, and of course a full tank will contain more "heat" than an almost empty one, so minimising the probability of freezing. Gordon.
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