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New owner, help please - Elddis Wisp 450 ct 
hi have just bought my first caravan and know absolutely nothing about the operating of a caravan so all and any help would be very appreciated. It's …

New company car 
Hi, I am hoping someone can answer this question. I have a Sterling Eccles solitaire 2011 loaded weight 1,605kg. I have to choose a new company car …

What weight can a pull out front end double bed take? 
Hi All can anyone give me a ball park figure of what weight a double front end pull out bed can take, as we have just got a new Elddis Affinity 550, and …

Cupboard catches sticking 
Hi there.. I have a 2014 Sterling 565 and the cupboard catches are all sticking when pressed in.. As anyone had this problem, or can anyone offer a …

Caravan Movers 
I have a mid ninety's Avondale Mayfly and as I am now in my mid seventy's looking to fit a caravan mover. Do I have to buy and fit one to each wheel, …

Serial numbers - 1986 Sprite Corniche 
Where do I find the serial number VIN of my 1986 Sprite Corniche?

Owners Manual - Sprite Musketeer Super 1995 
Where can I obtain a Manual for a Sprite Musketeer Super 1995?

Caravan electrics on car 
I have a single electrics fitted to my car, but, I am looking at a caravan with twin electrics. How can I make all the appropriate electrics work? …

First caravan questions - Elddis Hurricane xl 
Hi I've just bought an Elddis Hurricane xl as my first caravan however i have a few problems the seller didn't tell me. I don't seem to get hot water, …

Water Damage Front - Elddis Knightsbridge 520 1998 
We have water damage on the front of my Elddis knightsbridge 520 1998. How difficult is it to remove the front window frame and replace? how long would …

Caravan to be scrapped 
Does anyone in the Brighton area want a free, two berth, Windrush Celeste caravan which I have recently inherited. It looks fairly old and is not in …

Replace Charger/transformer - Bessacarr Cameo 500GL 
The charger/transformer on my Bessacarr Cameo 500GL seems to have burnt out, and I would like to replace it myself, but I can`t find where it is located. …

Sterilising water system 
Hi, this year for the first time we are on a seasonal pitch with water and waste plumbed in. Does anyone have advice on how I now sterilise the water system? …

Battery Placement - Elddis 
Hi just bought a elddis caravan 2 berth and it's not got power to it and was wondering were I put the battery as I have no manual for it?

Water Filter - Ace Jubilee Ambassador 
Does my Ace Jubilee Ambassador have a water filter? If so where can I find it? John

Reich motor mover 
I have a Reich twin control mover fitted to my Sterling twin axle caravan, which has been on a seasonal pitch for the last 2yrs. Every now and again …

Battery flat and lights no longer working 
Hello I am hoping you can help me. I bought my first caravan 3 months ago and have it plugged in via the correct cable on site at my property. Until …

Renovation of Fisher Holivan F400T  
Hello, We were going to get rid of our Fisher Holivan, we have let it deteriorate as we were told we couldn't get break parts for it. I am planning …

3 Way Fridge Not Working with Car 
Can anyone help, I just connected the black and gray cable and start the car but 3 way fridge still not working?

Caravan Colour Match - Bessacarr 525 Cameo 2001 
I have a Bessacarr 525 Cameo 2001 3/4 berth can anyone tell me where i can get find the colour plate on the caravan or point me in the right direction …

Sink tap 
Hi,I have a 2 berth Abbey Caprice caravan 1999,my cold water tap is just turning but no water coming out,but when I turn the cold tap on in the bathroom …

ROBIN CARAVANS 
In the front garden is a 1970s old Robin 12.6ftx 6.6ft Caravan. It is in need of refurbishing & loving DIY & Carpentry skills. Where can I get someone …

Caravans Removed Free Of Charge  
HI we are Atlanta Caravan Recycling we will remove any age caravan that can tow, all done throgh our own business insurance. We are polite prompt and …

CARAVAN WALLBOARD QUESTIONS 
Does anyone know the colour of the bedroom wallboard in a Compass Omega 540, 2005 model, it's a light woodgrain pattern and also where can I get them from. …

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ABI Caravan Manual 
Hi - Any clues where I could obtain an ABI caravan manual. I believe the one manual covers a lot of different models. Any help would be much appreciated. …

ABBEY CARAVAN QUESTIONS 
Please could anyone advise as to what year was the Abbey Stafford was made. I am really struggling as to what year mine is. Many thanks for any help you …

Advice about the Swift Corniche 1992 Caravan 
Can anyone tell us if this caravan is a good buy, we are told there is no damp, does anyone have any knowledge about this make and model as we are completely …

Top 5 Most popular caravans in history 
Hi everyone, I sell clocks and gifts and want to add 5 caravans to my product range. I know nothing about caravans and wondered if you'd be so kind to …

Caravanning On My Own 
I am thinking of buying a small caravan. I am wondering if this is practical for me. Will I be able to level her etc. Any help would be appreciated. Oh …

What Age Is My Caravan? 
I have recently bought a Coronet Caravan 13/2 berth. I do not know what year it was built. I have also attached a photo. Could anyone provide further …

New to caravanning 
As a family of four looking to purchase a caravan for the very first time we have found many types available but with mixed reports from various owners, …

Stealth Caravans 
We are new to caravans and would like to buy one next year. We really like the look of the Stealth Caravans and wondered if you could give us any info …

Black Streaks on Paint Work 
Hi, I've got black streaks which have come from the window seals. I have got most of the marks off but I'm still left with the black stains, any idea how …

CLEANING YOUR CARAVAN 
What is the best solution to wash my caravan with ? If anyone could recommend a solution that they have used with good results that would be much appreciated. …

Fitting Bike Rack 
I have a Abbey GTS 420 and would like to fit a bike rack to the back of it. This is possible according to the brochure but no one seems to know how I find …

Guarantees 
Do you know whether there is a guarantee or warranty on the windows in a new caravan and, if so, how long is it? Many thanks for any help you can give …

Babies 
How do other caravanners cope with sleeping arrangements with a very young baby on board? We bought a travel cot for our granddaughter but it wont fit …

Perished Plastic Trim - Swift Caravan 
The plastic white coloured trim (now yellowish) which is approximately 1.5 inch wide and is situated within the metal gutters around the centre of the …

Do You Have a Scrap Caravan that needs Taking Away? 
We remove scrap caravans free of charge! Please contact us on 07901 692512. We are Leicester based - but are uk wide!

Avondale Owners Manual 
I am looking for a 1989 Manual for a Perle Avondale caravan. Please can anyone help. Margaret Have a look at the answers to the questions above …

Towing a Caravan 
I need some help so that I can tow my caravan. My husband used to tow it, but he died suddenly in October. I know the caravan club do courses, but there …

Scrapping A Caravan  
My parents have a beloved but very old caravan that sadly needs to go to scrap - it is 27 years old and no one wants it for spares. It is on a secure site …

RAIL END STOP QUESTIONS 
I have a 1999 Avondale Avocet and there is a rail above the windows at the front of the caravan, they are corner stops and I am pretty sure they are …

Bessacarr 420 SL 
I am looking at buying a Bessacarr Cameo 420 SL. Can any body give me some advice on the van. I think its a 1998 and will be my first caravan. Is it a …

CARAVAN BATTERY QUESTIONS 
Do I just plug in mains hook up lead and the zig 2000 unit automatically charges the battery or do I have to set one of the switches? Thankyou. I have …

Discoloured Plastics 
The external plastic trim on my caravans battery box, toilet cassette door and wet locker has gone from white to a spotted grey. Can anyone tell me if …

Best Camp and Caravan Sites in Wales 
In your experience what are the best sites in Wales and does anyone know why St Mary's is now closed? Can anybody help with their favourite Wales sites? …

Corner stays 
Can anyone advise on what cordless drill is suitable to raise and lower the corner stays when leveling a caravan please.

Static caravan free if uplifted 
Hi, I have an 1993 Atlas 2 bed caravan sited at Stonehaven. Need to give it up due to ill health. Not looking for any money, you will need to have it …

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Heating on a Pemberton Elite static caravan 
Has a Pemberton Elite 2003 static caravan got anti freeze in the heating system?

Hitch stabiliser  
Hi would a Alko hitch stabiliser fit on to my Sprite Musketeer cd 1988 model?

Elddis Breeze 450 S 
Can anyone give me any info on this make of van. Have bought one to do up but cannot find any info on it x

Compass Concours III water pumping problem 
Hi, Let me first start by saying we are new at caravanning (if that's the right terminology!) I have just acquired a Coucours III, we initially tested …

Where is the fuse to the heater to caravan  
Is there a fuse on the heater in my caravan which is a ABI Jubilee Globetrotter, have changed all fuses in box but still no heat?

Back rail removal Avondale Eagle 
Does Anyone Know How To Remove The Back Rail From An Avondale Eagle. I have water ingress there.

Amazing light pole 
While staying on a UK campsite recently we spotted a great accessory attached to a caravan in the form of a telescopic pole which seemed to have lights …

Caravan toilet 
I have Elddis Compass 540. If I leave waste water in the toilet bowl before I open the slide any length of time, I find it leaks into the bottom of the …

Leak action to take? 
My tap leaked in my static caravan whilst i was away for a week. What's the best action to take? I have put heaters on to dry out the carpets, i'm …

Connecting the water - Ace Ambassador 
I have just bought a Ace Ambassador and connected the water supply. I have switched on the pump. After a few seconds I getting some water in the kitchen …

Changing light bulbs 
I have an Ace Award Brightstar 2006 model. I want to change the bulbs internally to LED but can not get the covers off the ceiling lights on the eye ball …

Gas supply what fittings do I need  
How do I connect a 19k propane gas cylinder which stands outside the van to the van gas supply, what fittings do I need?

Caravan Blinds 
Hi, do you know how to re attach the steel pin that you turn to put tension on the blind?

Water System - Abbey Safari 2000  
We have just bought an Abbey Safari 2000 and are unable to get the water through from, either external or internal pumps. The internal tank is showing …

Waste pipes - 1991 Esprit Flair 
Hi there, I have inherited a 1991 esprit flair and need a few items before I can use it. I've already purchased a water pump but am stumped on what size …

Sliding Door Conversion 
Has anyone converted sliding door on bathroom to normal open/shut one?

Roof Leak - Abi Transtar Award 1998 
hi, I have an Abi Transtar Award 1998 model, the roof has a minor leak at the front over the window, the water appears to be getting in via the join down …

Floor Rotted - Bessacarr 625 
The wood floor in the gas locker has rotted. Can this be replaced and if so where? There is no other damp in the caravan.

Caravan Damp Reading 
I acquired a damp check meter and on testing inside gas box meter was reading 20 to 23% damp, at rear of van underneath it was 40% plus, have I got a big …

Cascade2 information 
Just got a motorhome and it has a Cascade 2 installed I take it this is a water heater??? The Cascade 2 is indeed the water heater. It is manufactured …

4 BERTH CARAVAN WANTED FREE 
HELLO DOES ANYBODY HAVE A 4 BERTH CARAVAN NO LONGER USED THATS FAIRLY EASY TO TOW WITH TOILET (AS MY WIFE IS NOT SO WELL) THAT YOU WANT TO GET RID OF …

How do I remove the front middle window on an Elddis 1998 caravan please?? 
Hi, I have bought a replacement window for my Elddis caravan but I am not sure how to take the old one out, I have googled it but cannot find anything, …

Fitting a Motor Mover 
Hi, I have just bought a 1998 Bailey Pageant caravan and want to fit a motor mover ,what will fit and whats best ? also any problems i should look out …

Need to scrap a caravan in Bristol 
Need to scrap a caravan in Bristol can any one help? Can anyone one help?

Size of Battery 
Hello, I have a 2002 Bailey 420 and would like to know what size battery will fit in to my caravan. Regards. The first thing you should do …

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Trying to sell but found out there is finance owing in someone elses name? 
We bought our van from a dealer which has gone bust, and since trying to sell our van we have found out that there is finance owing in someone elses name …

Abbey GTS Vogue 415 2006 help! 
Hello We have just purchased the van above but have no manuals, guides, booklets nothing for anything! Where and how do I go about getting hold of some …

Onboard Heaters 
Hi, Can anyone advise me on what is the best heater to run off a 12v battery only. Thanks. It would be dependant on how big a heater you want. …

Would you like an Alpine Sprite ? 
I have an 80's Alpine Sprite 2 -3 berth caravan.No leaks and everything works. It's cosy and comfortable.Someone backed into the tow hitch recently …

Full Timing in a Caravan 
We are about to put our house on the market and if it sells spending the summer touring in the caravan. We would not have access to a fixed address so …

Motorway towing 
Do I need a stabiliser to tow a 2 berth caravan on the motorway. Stabilisers are not a legal requirement. However, they are are really good idea …

E2930 - What Caravan? 
I have just obtained an old caravan and I am wondering what brand it is. It has E2930 on the tow draw. That's just about all I can tell you about it!! …

Corner Steadies & Jockey Wheel 
This is going to sound a real no brainer but as I'm new to caravaning I am going to have to ask the question any way. When parking up on site with steadies …

Mis-sold Caravan  
Please if anyone could advise me I'd be so grateful. I bought a caravan on eBay 4 years ago, I went to view the van paid in cash (as my friends mum had …

Lost Keys 
I have an ABBEY Lincoln GT manufactured Approx 1991/2 Lost keys what is the best way forward to solve this problem. Try asking your local dealer. …

2/3 Berth Alpine Sprite Caravan - Selling 
Just got this caravan to do up and tow behind my camper and have decided it is a bit too big. Would be ideal for someone as a project. It tows well,lights …

Air Conditioning 
Please could you tell me if it is possible to have an air conditioning unit fitted in the roof of the Bailey Unicorn range of caravans? Many thanks for …

Awning for 1968 Alpine Sprite 
Hi, Does anyone know where I can get an old fashioned/vintage awning for a 1968 Alpine Sprite? I have recently purchased the caravan but no awning …

Bessacarr Cameo 470-2 serial no 15061 
I have just bought the above Bessacarr Cameo caravan and I need to find a Manual. Do you have any idea where I might be able to get one please. Many thanks. …

My Caravan May be Stolen 
I purchased a caravan 6 years ago, I think that my caravan may have been subject to an insurance claim after I bought it. What can I do as I don't want …

ABI Target 450 
Hello I've bought the above caravan to use on my horse yard, I bought it very cheaply and its a 1990 model, apart from not having any foam seating, it's …

Caravan Information - ABI Target 442 
We were recently given a caravan to renovate how ever we would like to know what the caravan originally looked like inside so we know what were original …

Jubilee Ambassador Caravan 
Please could you tell me what function do the two connections at the outside bottom rear of the caravan have? Any help you could give would be much appreciated. …

Caravaning with older children 
Caravaning with teenagers. Best layout? We are thinking of buying a four birth end washroom with dinette/bunk opposite the kitchen layout. Would my son …

Jacking up a Caravan 
Can you sleep etc in a caravan without fully jacking it up? I have just bought a new caravan and I am wanting to take it away but am not 100% on jacking …

Beachcomber Caravan - Manufacturer? 
Please could anyone help me - I need to know which caravan manufacturer made the Beachcomber range of caravans? Many thanks for any help you can give …

Seperation of exterior aluminium side panel 
I have a bessacar cameo caravan and noticed that approx 3 foot of the panel has seperated 0n offside of caravan approx 3 feet from lower edge of the floor …

CARAVAN BED QUESTIONS 
We have just bought a 1999 Abbey 420 4 berth caravan. Could anybody tell us what should be fitted on the upper bunk when the bunks are out to prevent …

CARAVAN INSURANCE QUESTIONS 
Hi - Thanks for the information. As an seasoned caravanner, with my own mobile home - I have invested in a secure storage unit to go outside my caravan, …

CARAVAN WATER FILTER QUESTIONS 
Please could you help - Do you know where I could buy a water filter for a Lunar Lexon 1999 caravan as I need to fit a new one? Many thanks for your help. …

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