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  • Bristol really is one of the UK’s most wonderful holiday destinations. A huge city with a rich heritage, the unofficial capital of the South West is tucked away amidst rolling hills, meaning that despite its fantastic urban centre, you’re also close to some stunning countryside.

    If you’re looking to venture out on a caravan or motorhome holiday, then we’d definitely recommend you give Bristol some serious consideration. In this guide you will find some top tips for things to do in Bristol and its surrounding area, whether …

  • Here at Chipping Sodbury Caravans we’re proud to supply a wide and varied range of Bailey caravans and motorhomes. We love Bailey’s commitment to producing top-notch, dependable models that offer unmatched value and a high-end finish.

    The UK's most long-standing caravan manufacturer, boasts over 75 years of expertise in crafting caravans and motorhomes and as 2024 rolls around, we’ve got a whole host of new models from Bailey that we’re delighted to present.

    So take a look through this guide to see which new Bailey …

  • Caravan holidays have seen a big boost in popularity over the last few years. If you’ve been tempted to give it a go, you might be wondering where to start when it comes to buying a caravan. This guide is perfect for you, whether you’re buying your first caravan or upgrading your existing model for something newer or bigger.

    By the end of our guide to buying caravan you’ll know what size caravan you’ll want, the many different types of caravans on the market, when to buy and more. This guide will help get you on the right …

  • Whether you’re a brand new caravan or motorhome owner or a long-standing enthusiast, the associated terminology and jargon can be fairly difficult to keep up with. From talking about A class and B class and C class, to the huge choice of layouts through to grey water, it can be a minefield to navigate. In our caravan and motorhome glossary you have a thorough guide to the top jargon used in the caravan and motorhome world, for beginners and experienced caravan and motorhome owners alike.

    In this glossary you will find the most useful …

  • As the end of the season draws closer many of you might already be taking your last caravan or motorhome trips of the year. At this point your mind is already probably turning to preparing your leisure vehicle for storage. To ensure that your caravan or motorhome is still in tip-top condition when you bring it out of hibernation in the spring, there are several things you’ll want to do before putting it in storage or before you ‘lay up’ for the winter. The last thing you want is to find that your vehicle has suffered from damp …

  • You’ve taken the plunge and bought yourself your first caravan, but now it’s time to hit the road. Towing a caravan for the first time can feel like a bit of a daunting prospect, but once you know what you’re doing it becomes second nature. Most drivers can become confident behind the wheel of a car and caravan towing outfit relatively quickly when they’re properly packed and prepared. In this blog we have gathered 10 top tips to help you prepare for towing your caravan for the first time so you too can feel confident …

  • You’ve made the exciting decision to buy a motorhome. But where do you even begin this journey? There’s a whole new world of terminology to get to grips with and so many choices to make; from new or used motorhomes to layouts. We get it, it can seem a little daunting at first

    But we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re considering upgrading your current motorhome or starting your motorhoming journey, there’s something here for you. By the end of this guide you will know your coachbuilt from your class A motorhome, and …

  • You’re gearing up to set out on your first caravan trip - it’s all very exciting. A new experience filled with adventure and a whole new type of freedom while you’re traveling. However, towing a caravan and looking after it while you’re away can seem a bit of a daunting prospect. But fear not, in this guide we will share our top tips for first-time caravanners to help everything go as smoothly as possible as you set off on that first trip.

    By the end of this guide you will have a comprehensive checklist for setting your …

  • Towards the end of 2021, the government’s rules on towing a trailer or caravan changed. We’ve summarised the changes here in case you’re worried about how you might have been affected. 


    Who is affected by the changes?

    If you passed your driving test before 1 January 1997, you’re unlikely to be affected by the changes. If this is the case, your licence will usually allow you to drive a vehicle and trailer with a combined Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM) of up to 8,250kg. 

    The MAM is how much a vehicle is permitted to …

  • If you’re thinking about purchasing your first leisure vehicle, you’ve probably discovered that there’s more to the motorhoming and caravanning world than you might have thought. Particularly when it comes to all the many makes and models there are available and the hundreds of features to choose between. You might be stuck on the question as to whether a motorhome or a caravan is better suited to you. If this is the case, here are five simple questions to ask yourself which should help make your decision much easier.


    1. Do you …

  • Many people don’t use their motorhomes over the winter and put them in storage for several months. Even if you’ve followed all the advice for properly winterising your motorhome before it goes into storage, there are still some checks you’ll need to do when preparing your vehicle for the new season. You never know what might have happened over the last few months, especially if the weather has been particularly cold and you’ll want your vehicle in tip-top condition in order to make the most of any trips you’ve got …

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