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  • Caravan holidays are a fantastic way to explore, whether you’re looking to discover more of the sights in the UK or you want to travel abroad. However, setting up a caravan and planning that first trip might be a little daunting. What are all the rules and regulations? How do you ensure your caravan is safe on the road? Where are you allowed to park up and camp? How should you go about planning a route? 

    In order to answer the questions above and make your first touring caravan trip a real adventure (for all the right reasons), …

  • If you’re a first time caravan owner, you might be wondering how to best load your caravan.  After all, the way you load your caravan can have a significant impact on the stability and handling of your towing outfit and there are legal limits to the amount you’re permitted to tow. In order to stay safe on the road, it’s really important to consider how much extra weight you’re putting in the caravan and where you’re stowing it all. 

    We’ll cover some of the technical bits which will help you work out …

  • Why is it important to level your caravan?

    First up, we’re going to explain exactly why it’s important to level your caravan in the first place. There are three main reasons:

    • Comfort: It’s much more pleasant to move around a caravan that’s level. Generally, caravan pitches are relatively level but when you don’t go through the process of levelling your caravan properly, things can feel a little off kilter, especially when lying in bed at night.

    • Using the shower: If your caravan isn’t level and you hop in the …

  • If you’ve just purchased a caravan or are thinking of buying one soon, you might be wondering what you can do to keep it safe and secure both when you’re on the road and when it’s in storage. Buying a caravan is a big purchase after all and you’ll want to do everything you can to dissuade any potential thieves from stealing the contents of your caravan or the caravan itself. 

    Luckily, there have been some big improvements over the years when it comes to caravan security in the initial build of the vehicle. More …

  • If you’re thinking about buying your first leisure vehicle, you might be stuck on the question of whether to go for a caravan or a motorhome. It’s an important decision to get right as a leisure vehicle is a big investment and the decision is likely to have an impact on your holidays for years to come. There are pros and cons to both and no universal ‘best’ out of the two options. The type of vehicle you go for will ultimately depend on your own needs and preferences. Here are some tips to help you make your decision. …

  • If you’ve made the exciting decision to buy a campervan or a motorhome, you might be wondering where to start. With so many makes and models available, all designed to deliver slightly different experiences, it can be tricky to know what you should be looking at. We’ve put together this guide to help you choose which type of camper or motorhome might be right for you and to help translate some of the jargon you might encounter. 


    1. Set yourself a budget

    First things first, a purchase like this can be a big investment, so …

  • Here at Adventure Leisure Vehicles, we’re very lucky to be located in one of the most scenic parts of the country. We are situated just on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, a fantastic destination for a caravan or motorhome trip. We’ve put together this guide of some of the top things to do in the Yorkshire Dales, along with some top spots to eat and some great places to stop off for the night.

     

    Things to do in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

    1. Hike to some waterfalls

    There are some spectacular waterfalls in the …

  • If you’re looking to buy your next camper van, you may have your heart set on a model from HYMER. One of the largest motorhome and camper van manufacturers in Europe, HYMER has a long history and has developed an excellent reputation. 

    In 1957, Erwin Hymer along with Erich Bachem, the German engineer who made the first caravan to custom order, created the prototype for the original Eriba range of caravans. These iconic caravans have stood the test of time and are still much sought after. Today, the Hymer Group has many successful brands, …

  • The Lake District is a fantastic choice for a trip in your caravan or motorhome with miles and miles of beautiful landscapes to explore and pretty towns and villages to discover. It’s home to some of the tallest peaks and largest lakes in the country and it's no surprise that many artists, poets and writers have found inspiration in the spectacular scenery.

    While it’s a popular destination for walkers, there are plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained for weeks on end. From climbing some of the highest peaks in the country to …

  • Motor movers are very handy pieces of kit that can make life easier in many situations with your caravan. Essentially, they are devices that allow you to manoeuvre your caravan into position without having to use your car or moving your caravan by hand. They work using two or more electric motors (depending on how many axles your caravan has) that drive rollers that can move the wheels of your caravan. When you’re towing your caravan, the rollers are stored a couple of inches away from the tyres. 

    Motor movers are either manual or …

  • Buying your first caravan is an exciting process but it can sometimes be a little daunting with so many options out there. How do you know which caravan is right for you? What layout and which specifications should you be looking for? What can you afford with your budget? Should you go new or used? Should you buy privately or from a dealer? 

    This guide breaks it all down and helps make the process a little easier. You’ll be out on the road with your dream caravan in no time.


    What sort of caravan is suitable for your car?

    The first thing …

  • If you’re coming to visit us here at Adventure Leisure Vehicles, why not explore our local area? You’ll find us 20 minutes south of Penrith, in a beautiful part of the country with the Lake District on one side and the Yorkshire Dales National Park on the other. It’s a fantastic location for those who like exploring the outdoors and a great destination for a caravan or motorhome trip. 

    Penrith is a pretty town with buildings made from the distinctive local red sandstone and you can spend a happy afternoon exploring the winding streets and …

  • What are the advantages of solar panels for caravans and motorhomes?

    The first advantage is that solar panels can give you complete freedom. Caravan and motorhome holidays give you the opportunity to go wherever you want whenever you want. Except that to take advantage of many of the functions of your leisure vehicle, you’ll need to hook up to some power at some point. If you kit your vehicle out with the right solar panels, you’ll no longer have to think about finding access to your next pitch with an electric hook-up. You’ll be able to go to …

  • After spending a long winter in storage, potentially for extended periods of time in freezing temperatures, your caravan or motorhome will need a bit of love and attention before it’s ready for action in the new season. Even if you took careful steps to winterise your vehicle, make sure you follow these steps to ensure everything is in tip-top condition before you set off on your first trip this spring.

    Check your tyres and re-fit your road wheels

    Before you go anywhere, you’re going to want to check your tyres. This is especially …

  • Before you hit the road, you’ll need to make sure your tow car and your caravan are properly matched to ensure that it’s legal and that you’re going to have a safe and comfortable towing experience.

    There are lots of things to take into account to make sure you have a towing set-up that you’re happy with. You need to find out what size caravan you are licenced to drive and that your car is heavy and powerful enough to tow your preferred caravan. For the best towing experience you might also want to consider things like …

  • “So lovely to see such a bright and fresh interpretation of this enduring classic!” “Looks fantastic – a real eye catcher!”

    Since its launch in February 2018, the ERIBA Ocean Drive – and Rockabilly sister-van – have won the hearts of UK Caravanners, who just love the inimitable statement style of this limited edition. And now the Ocean Drive has won one of the Industry’s top awards – the UK’s best pop top caravan, according to the Caravan and Motorhome Club.

    The ERIBA Touring range is no stranger to these awards, last year having won top prize …

  • During the colder winter months there is a risk of burst pipes and frost damage to your Caravan, Travel Trailer or Motorhome – but not if you care for it properly.

    Below are our recommendations on how to prepare your leisure vehicle for colder weather. We have provided recommendations for caravans, motorhomes and specific recommendations for Airstream caravans.




    Winterising your Caravan

    Step 1: Drain water from the tank and appliances 

    • Drain down the internal water tank and run all taps to remove all water possible out of the water lines. Leave …
  • Our Sales Director Michael Hold has recently been interviewed by Hooked Up,  the first fully-online mobile leisure industry magazine delivering up to the minute frontline news, direct to your inbox.

    Interview by Hooked Up - Published in Issue 20

    www.hooked-up.co.uk

    Adventure Leisure Vehicles is based at Tebay in Cumbria, just between Kendal and Penrith. Its enthusiastic and passionate sales director Michael Hold has had a career in the leisure industry spanning five decades, and he can’t wait to see what the next 10 years will bring for …

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