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20 Caravan Holiday Hacks

Holidaying in a caravan is equally a learning experience as much as it is a fun time for the whole family or all of your friends to enjoy. We’re no stranger to a holiday in a caravan here at Ryedale, and over the years have picked up some little tricks of the trade. To help you get the most out of your caravan we share them in our top 20 roundup.

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Posted on July 14th, 2016 in Helpful Hints

The 5 Best Caravanning Apps

The 5 Best Caravanning Apps

You might want to escape technology for the duration of your holiday, but getting there might be significantly helped with use of one or two of the apps we’ve found.

Finding caravan sites can be  a bit of a chore as most of them are off the beaten track to ensure you have as much peace and quiet as possible – there are plenty of free apps that can be downloaded to help you find your way.

Our personal favourite is the BBQ app, although it’s probably most useful when the sun is shining!

1. The AA Caravan and Camping app includes over 850 unique and beautiful scenic places to camp across England, Wales and Scotland.

Download the AA Caravan & Camping App here!

2. Campr gives you an overview of where you’ll be spending the night; “Campr presents an interactive guide to beautiful campsites including 360 degree panoramas, photography and videos”

Download the Campr Appp here!

3. A super handy app allowing you to filter by price & radius!

Download the Siteseeker App here!

4. A handy app letting you create a list of everything you need to take on holiday with you!

We also have some helpful advice here!

5. Our fave app on the list: recipes and shop listing helping you create the perfect BBQ

Download the iBBQ App here!


Caravan apps

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Posted on April 1st, 2016 in Helpful Hints, Infographics

Wildcamping In A Caravan: How To

Wild Camping: How To

Wild camping means different things for different people, some might think of it as running off into the mountains alone to camp, some of you might think it’s more going hiking alone, but in this sense we use wildcamping to mean parking your caravan up at night anywhere other than a campsite. This could be by the side of the road (not so wild…), or on the beach (getting more and more wild!).

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Posted on March 22nd, 2016 in Helpful Hints

How to Budget For Buying Your First Caravan

Budgeting to Buy Your First Caravan

There are several questions that you need to ask yourself when buying your first caravan. Mostly are initial questions that will have already thought about – what is your budget and are you planning on taking your caravan abroad?

Both of these will already rule out several varieties of caravan and the more you understand about what you want, the more time you’ll have looking at the wrong caravans for you.

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Posted on March 8th, 2016 in Helpful Hints

How to Look After A Caravan in The Winter

During winter, the average caravan is often neglected.  Adverse weather conditions can take their toll – over time causing it to fall into disrepair.  What’s more, unoccupied caravans make attractive targets for thieves and vandals.  Since a caravan is a major investment, it’s worth taking steps to guard against these potential problems.

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Posted on November 24th, 2015 in Helpful Hints

Taking Your Dog On A Caravan Holiday

Keep the pets entertained….

It goes without saying that you’ll need to choose a caravan site that accepts dogs/pets. Most caravan sites that you can find listed on the internet or in a directory will indicate whether or not they are dog friendly. If you’re unsure it’s always best to phone them before hand to make sure they allow dogs.

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Posted on October 21st, 2015 in Entertainment, Helpful Hints

How To Keep Kids Entertained on Caravan Journeys

Travelling in your caravan with children can be a tricky situation and, aside from leaving them at home, not much can be done to avoid it.

Everyone remembers long boring car journeys as a kid so hopefully we can offer some guidelines to keep them entertained – with a little bit of your own imagination, you can come up with some ideas to keep them entertained whilst you’re towing your caravan to that magical campsite in the South of France.. or Southend.

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Posted on October 21st, 2015 in Entertainment, Helpful Hints

Caravan Decorating Tips, Advice and Methods

Whether you are looking to revamp an old caravan to bring it up to modern standards, or you need to refresh  your caravan because damp and mould has ruined the existing décor, you will be amazed at how much you can achieve with a little enthusiasm, time and thought. Here are a few tips for bringing your caravan up to scratch. Keep reading this post

Posted on July 16th, 2015 in Helpful Hints

Caravan Cleaning Tips, Advice and Methods

Your caravan is your pride and joy and your “home away from home”. Taking good care of it is essential – not just because it will make it look nicer, but also because cleaning it will help you to prevent weather damage and decay, and help you to identify general maintenance issues before they become serious. Here is a quick overview of some of the most common caravan cleaning tasks, the tools you need for them, and how to do them. Keep reading this post

Posted on June 25th, 2015 in Helpful Hints

13 Pin Plug Problems?

Wow, that’a s bit of a mouthful! If you’re having problems with your 13 pin plugs, read on… Keep reading this post

Posted on April 9th, 2014 in Helpful Hints

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