Top five caravan accessories you can’t tour without

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  1. Ken says:

    Hi Tommy, Try Alpha Batteries for a Solar Panel you will get a good bargain price for DIY. my friend as just fit one himself, what a good job it looks very professional, cost a lot lot less than mine fitted at the dealers. all the best. Ken.

  2. Mark says:

    We used to have a small foldable solar panel. This was ok for weekends if we were careful with the battery. We have two kids charging tablets phones etc plus occasional tv. I’ve changed all the halogen bulbs to led.
    Portable panels are easily pinched.
    As the van is under warranty we got the dealer to fit a 100w panel on the roof. As the cable needed a hole drilling through the roof I thought it best left to the experts.
    Were so happy with this setup that we’re doing two weeks in wales without hookup.

  3. Pete says:

    I think Aldi or Lidl are doing one soon check out on web sites

  4. Tommy says:

    Been seriously considering a solar panel for my van, we go to a couple of festivals a year where there is no hookup, been using a generator, any tips on a decent solar panel.

  5. Brian Boxall says:

    Interesting comments. Having an Eriba, I cannot justify a mover. Watching campers erect Awnings and the time taken to get it right, totally puts me off. It seems to me that it is a way of avoiding the more mundane chores.

  6. Mark says:

    Thought the survey was interesting.
    I have to put my caravan on the drive forwards so wouldn’t be able to do this without the movers.
    Was a little disappointed that the hook up cable was so high up in the results.
    My family and I go on rallies where no hook-up is available we enjoy these and never use electric just a decent solar panel.
    You’d be surprised what you can do without that orange cable.

  7. Ken Pickles says:

    Got to be the motor mover, I resisted it for years what do I want a mover for always made my Landrover do the work no problem, now at the age of 75 had one fitted last year should have done it sooner makes life much easier , after speaking to Powrtouch about motor movers and which one to choose, reply was do you want to keep caravanning for a few more years? yes, then I would recommend our auto unit, had it fitted by them what a service, it is fantastic.

  8. Charles Colema. says:

    I am 76 yrs of age, and divorced, (Recently) but the only thing stopping me carravaning, and selling my outfit, was that I have a motor mover, which means I can still go away, without the worries of “Parking” my van on site.

  9. Karen says:

    We resisted a motor mover for several years, but would agree the most important thing, particularly as you get a little older , is the mover. It has made our lives so much easier and the speed with which it now allows us to pitch is amazing. I simply would not go back to life without one.

  10. Tommy says:

    my reversing skills with a trailer or caravan are very good but without my motor mover there are some sites I’ve been to that would test the best, touring site at Haggerston Castle on the borders comes to mind, 9 out of 10 times I don’t really need it but when you get to that one, thank goodness for the mover, and man handling is not an option since major surgery 2 years ago, caravan holidays are meant for relaxing, not popping a blood vessel, my vote for movers is a big fat Yes.

  11. Greg Fenne says:

    It all depends on where your caravan is mine in my Garden once I have it in there I use the motor mover, it would be impractical to use my car, I also hold an LGV one so reverseing not a problem to me.
    Movers all the way

  12. Margaret jones says:

    Could not have caravan without motor mover. Best thing ever.

  13. Ken Platt says:

    A motor mover is not just for reversing onto a pitch. Where we live is on a tight bend onto a steep driveway. My caravan is 8.0M long and my tow vehicle is 5.5M long making manoeuvring very difficult on or off our driveway. Our motor mover solves this problem, which incidentally, is what it is designed for.
    P.S. I have also completed the Caravan Club reversing course and I feel I am an accomplished hand at reversing.

  14. Steve says:

    A motor mover is Not as important if you know how to reverse!

    I wouldn’t be without an aqua roll, hook up cable or a step
    .These are far more important.

    We sometimes use an awning but it is not that important though still more use than a motor mover.

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