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Protecting your caravan from damage during high winds thumbnail

Touring caravans are relatively light, with high sides and a large surface area; in other words, they are hugely susceptible to the push of strong winds, particularly those which hit the caravan side on.


Caravan Guard will be giving you the chance to win a year’s free insurance in our annual FREE prize draw. There will also be instant prizes such as a multi-tool kit available on Caravan Guard’s stand throughout the Motorhome, Caravan and Camping Show at Excel in London, from the 14th to the 19th of February.

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Me and my ‘van: The Wilbys and their 1998 Knaus Sport & Fun thumbnail

This is the first in our new series of “Me and my ‘van” articles. This one features Caravan Guard’s own Director, Ryan Wilby, along with his wife Laura and little girls Scarlett (3) and Freya (1).


A freak 80mph ‘Tornado’ which struck the Welsh coast has caused severe damage on a caravan site in Anglesey, flipping over a number of caravans including an aptly named ‘Elddis Typhoon’ insured by Caravan Guard.

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The husband and wife team who started up Caravan Guard, and our sister company Wilby Ltd, have been presented with a joint Lifetime Achievement Award after 25 years in insurance.

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As well as continuing to publish the Freedom E-Magazine, we are now giving readers access to some fantastic articles even quicker through Twitter and Facebook.

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Caravan Guard has seen a huge rise in insurance claims involving caravans being reversed into walls, fences, gateposts and trees and want to warn caravanners to take extra care as you put your caravan into storage for the winter.

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Caravan Guard look after motorhomes of all shapes and sizes, but our newest customer has a ‘van that’s a bit more colourful than most – the Reggae Reggae bus.

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Reverse your caravan like a Pro thumbnail

Manoeuvring your caravan on to a tricky pitch is a nightmare made worse only by the fact it’s usually done in front of an audience on the campsite. The fear of doing it wrong, crashing into something and causing damage to your ‘van is enough to give anyone sweaty palms.

But by following a few simple rules, and remembering our top tips, reversing your caravan needn’t be something you dread – in fact, with a little practice you’ll be negotiating a tricky pitch with ballerina like precision and poise in no time at all.


Caravan Guard have been “highly commended” at the 2011 UK Broker Awards, which took place at a glitzy event in London on Friday 9th September.

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