Posts by Ian Blackford

‘Eddie the Eagle’ and VW Campervans celebrated at the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2017

Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards officially opens the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2017 at Birmingham’s NEC on 17 October. Michael ‘Eddie’ Edwards, who represented Great Britain in ski jumping during the 1988 Winter Olympics should feel at home: while no skiing is expected, the UK’s largest leisure vehicle show includes a display of iconic VW campervans. A VW camper conversion, bought for him by his father, was Eddie’s transport and bed for thousands of miles across Europe during his ski-jumping career.
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Celebrity chefs cook up new ideas at the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2017

Ian BlackfordBy day I used to be a self employed website developer running my company www.designconscious.co.uk but now I have flipped my career on it’s head and I have retrained as a caravan engineer servicing caravans and motorhomes. I can be found at Telford Caravan Services  I am also the author of Make Camp. I along with my family love caravanning and time willing we go as much as we can. I have two teenage children so their hobbies and social life take precedence but when we can we are off in our Land Rover Discovery to ‘make camp’ in
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Love2Stay Shrewsbury

Salop leisure have recently opened a brand new camping park next to their caravan dealership. The site is split over two levels but remarkably you can't see it from the road, this means it feels quite secluded once you are on site.
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Nextbase 412GW Dash Cam

The video quality of the 412GW is exceptional, number plates and road signs are completely legible and the 1440p video is colourful, balanced and it handles turning into bright sunlight really well. This model has WiFi so it’s easy to connect the Smart Phone app. The SD slot is compatible with cards up to 32gb. This is a superb piece of kit all round and for peace of mind when you are on the road it is essential. The ease of install and use of the Nextbase dash cams makes these models the perfect choice for anyone and as they are readily available from high street shops and online store there is almost no reason not to buy one!
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Whale Watermaster Mains Water Hook Up

Fully serviced pitches are becoming more and more popular now, the fact that you can pitch, connect up your electric, fresh and waste water is very appealing to many caravaners. The freedom it gives you is enormous, no more listening to see if the water pump is going to run for longer than usual signifying that the water roll is dry… again. And no more trips dragging said water roll across that freshly mown grass only to find it looks more like a large sushi roll when you get it back. Many caravaners invest in the mains adapter kit that
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