Motorhome Gossip

Here you will find the home of Motorhome Gossip. All the latest news we have on Motorhomes plus reviews and the latest products to help you in your Motorhome life.

Speed Limits in Europe

Speed Limits in Europe

As more of us travel abroad to Europe you’ll need to know what the speed limits are in the various countries. With speed limits changing from country to country we have detailed all the information you need to know to stay on the right side of the law. For more information on Speed Limits in ...
Towing Speed Limits in the UK

Towing Speed Limits in the UK

Towing Speed Limits Here in the UK we have different speed limits depending on what type of road you are travelling on. We do not differentiate on the size of the vehicle been towed, so you can be towing the smallest trailer tent or the largest twin axle, the speed limits will be the same. ...
Caravan Tool Kit

Caravan Tool Kit

A great item to carry with you when out and about in your caravan is a good caravan tool kit. We will talk you through what we have in our caravan tool kit. I now have two toolkit boxes. The first the smaller has all the “tools” in it and then the larger toolbox which ...
From coffee mornings to colouring competitions

From coffee mornings to colouring competitions

– how Camping & Caravan Club campers celebrated 100 years of the caravan during National Camping and Caravanning Week • Camping and Caravanning Club sites across the UK celebrated the 100th birthday of the caravan during National Camping and Caravanning Week 2019 (NCCW)• Activities ranged from building a replica of a caravan from 1919, to ...
Adria Open Day

Adria Open Day

Adria are excited to announce they we will hosting an EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW and will be exhibiting their: NEW ranges of caravans, motorhomes and camper vans! This is your opportunity to see a wide range of Adria caravans and motorhomes, meet the Adria team and some of their dealer network. Adria would love you to join them and ...
The Midsummer Motorhome Show – Stoneleigh

The Midsummer Motorhome Show – Stoneleigh

About Stay-on-site and enjoy four nights of live Rock’ N’ Roll themed entertainment or book to visit for the day Browse more than 300 new and used vehicles from over 30 national and local dealersStock up on those all important accessories from more than 140 different exhibitorsEnjoy daytime music, free jive classes, and 50s hair & makeup tuition Stoneleigh Park, ...
Paws of Approval

Paws of Approval

The Caravan and Motorhome Club is launching a brand new “Paws of Approval” campaign, awarding its best UK dog-friendly sites a “paw rating,” voted for by members (or their four-legged friends).  With dogs going free on all Caravan and Motorhome Club UK sites, there has never been a better time to travel with the beloved family pet and put ...
NCC adds further protection for leisure vehicle dealers and consumers

NCC adds further protection for leisure vehicle dealers and consumers

The NCC (National Caravan Council) has launched a new set of model terms and conditions for tourer and motorhome dealerships across the UK. As part of the NCC’s ongoing commitment to best practice, the new terms and conditions will ensure dealer members of the UK trade association continue to operate fairly within current consumer legislation ...
NCC supporting business campaign on fair terms and conditions

NCC supporting business campaign on fair terms and conditions

The National Caravan Council (NCC) is working with The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on the ‘Small print. Big difference’ campaign to highlight the importance of having clear and fair terms and conditions in consumer contracts. The CMA is responsible for raising awareness amongst businesses about unfair contract terms set out in the Consumer Rights ...
Swift Go partners with British Cycling

Swift Go partners with British Cycling

Leading motorhome hire company, Swift Go, has entered into a long-term strategic commercial partnership with British Cycling to service the requirements of the Great Britain Cycling Team and British Cycling members. As the preferred motorhome supplier to the national governing body for cycling, Swift Go will provide the team with a leisure vehicle for use ...
CaMC celebrate another year supporting Surfing England

CaMC celebrate another year supporting Surfing England

The Caravan and Motorhome Club and Surfing England have announced the growth and development of their relationship which sees the Club maintain its support of the English Surfing community and its adventurous members. Working together since 2014, both organisations have been striving to grow, develop and increase the service they offer their members. The surging ...
SWIFT LAUNCHES BLOOMING GREAT OFFERS FOR SPRING

SWIFT LAUNCHES BLOOMING GREAT OFFERS FOR SPRING

Europe’s number one leisure vehicle brand, Swift, is adding some extra spring to customers’ step with a host of Blooming Great Offers across its 2019 tourer and motorhome ranges, available from 29 March to 7 May 2019. With Swift increasing market share over recent months, these high-value deals will continue the growth trajectory by presenting ...
Swift Kon Tiki 675

Swift Kon Tiki 675

When it comes to ‘Top Spec’ Motorhomes the flagship Swift Kon Tiki is right up there. There is nothing missing off this massive motorhome. The 675 High has four travel seat but can sleep up to six people with the help of the bed over the cab. The Kon Tiki is built on a Fiat ...
Results of the Caravan and Motorhome Club Motorhome Design Awards 2019

Results of the Caravan and Motorhome Club Motorhome Design Awards 2019

The results of the twentieth Caravan and Motorhome Club Motorhome Design Awards – this year sponsored by Avtex, Sat Navs that are exclusively endorsed by the Club and specifically for use with caravans and motorhomes – were announced at the NEC on Friday 22 February 2018. Judging took place during the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show at ...
Visitor numbers on the rise as the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2019

Visitor numbers on the rise as the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2019

91,383 visitors attended this year’s Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at the NEC, an increase of 1.4% on last year.  Exhibitors have reported strong business during the six days of the show, which offered the UK’s largest display of caravans, campervans, motorhomes, caravan holiday homes & lodges, tents, awnings and accessories, all at one venue. As well ...
Bailey adds a new layout to its Motorhome ranges

Bailey adds a new layout to its Motorhome ranges

Arriving in February, Bailey of Bristol will complete the line-up of its second-generation Advance and all-new mid-market Alliance motorhome ranges with the addition of the sub 6-metre, 59-2 layout. Full details of the new Advance 59-2 and Alliance 59-2 can be found on the following links: https://www.baileyofbristol.co.uk/motorhomes/advance/advance-59-2 https://www.baileyofbristol.co.uk/motorhomes/alliance/alliance-59-2 The Bailey Advance is a range of ...
CaMC members saved more than £2m last year.

CaMC members saved more than £2m last year.

Join the Club that offers its members money-saving deals and a wide range of benefits Caravan and Motorhome Club members saved more than £2m in 2018, thanks to the wide range of money-saving deals the Club offers. In addition to providing access to over 2,700 sites in the UK and overseas, the Caravan and Motorhome ...
The CaMC adds new overseas sites for 2019

The CaMC adds new overseas sites for 2019

The Caravan and Motorhome Club is offering its members more options for overseas adventures than ever before with the addition of 37 new sites this year, taking the total number of its European sites to more than 330. The new sites are located in Croatia, Denmark, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain, meaning the ...
Bailey Alliance 76-2T

Bailey Alliance 76-2T

We take a quick look around the Bailey Alliance 76-2T. A great two berth Motorhome from there new range. As the name suggests the Motorhome is just under 7.6 metres and actually sleeps four although there are only 2 travel seats. The ‘T’ relates to the twin beds that this Motorhome has tucked inside. As ...
Enjoy a Caravan and Motorhome Club break this February half term

Enjoy a Caravan and Motorhome Club break this February half term

From the depths of the Cornish Coast to idyllic Edinburgh, the Caravan and Motorhome Club offers a variety of sites that are perfect for that all important half term getaway this February. With prices starting from just £15 per night and annual membership of the Club starting from just £52, families can have a great ...
Prescribe Camping & Caravanning for Better Mental & Physical Health

Prescribe Camping & Caravanning for Better Mental & Physical Health

77% of campers are satisfied with their quality of life compared to 59% of non-campers With recent data showing that the state of the nation’s mental and physical health is an ongoing concern, now is the time to get some inspiration on how to improve your family’s wellbeing by spending time in the great outdoors! For ...
Auto Trail Special Offer

Auto Trail Special Offer

Time is running out on the Auto-Trail limited time special offers on all 2019 leisure vehicles purchased between 1st January and 24th February 2019. Order your 2019 Auto-Trail leisure vehicle today and take advantage of one of their three Special Offers. Why wait for the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show? Order now, secure your delivery and enjoy ...
Activities For All The Family This Half Term

Activities For All The Family This Half Term

Visit the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show, Birmingham NEC The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at the NEC Birmingham has plenty of family fun on offer this February half term – from 19-24 February – and children aged 15 and under can get in for free*.  Special guest appearances by celebrities, adventure challenges, dog agility demonstrations, ...
Scottish Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Show

Scottish Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Show

The Perfect Setting For Your Next Adventure The Scottish Caravan, Motorhome & Holiday Home show makes a welcome return to Glasgow’s SEC from 7 – 10 February 2019.  Sponsored by BC Motorhome, it’s the largest exhibition in Scotland and the perfect setting for visitors to see thousands of products and get all the ideas & ...
2019 Owner Satisfaction Awards

2019 Owner Satisfaction Awards

The winners of this year’s Tent, Caravan and Motorhome Owner Satisfaction Awards have been revealed. Club President Julia Bradbury was on hand to present the awards at The Midland Hotel in Manchester on the evening of 17 January. As in previous years, winners were crowned based entirely on the feedback given by the thousands of ...
CaMC launches its 2019 professional driving courses

CaMC launches its 2019 professional driving courses

For new caravanners, motorhomers and campervanners, or those who feel they need a refresher in driving their leisure vehicles, the Caravan and Motorhome Club has launched its 2019 practical training courses across 15 locations in the UK. The courses have been designed specifically to give tourers additional peace of mind before they head off on ...
2019 Swift Bessacarr 574

2019 Swift Bessacarr 574

We take a quick tour of the Bessacarr 574 by Swift. There are a total of 13 models in the Bessacarr family ranging from a two berth up to a six berth, with a multitude of layout options. The 574 is a twin bed end washroom layout. The exterior combines a striking white body with ...
CaMC & Alan Rogers announce the winners of the Campsite Awards 2018

CaMC & Alan Rogers announce the winners of the Campsite Awards 2018

The Caravan and Motorhome Club and Alan Rogers announced the winners of their annual Campsite Awards on Thursday 10 January, recognising the very best from their extensive overseas site network consisting of over 330 Club approved sites in Europe. Every year the Campsite Awards are held at the travel and tourism fair Vakantiebeurs in Utrecht. ...
The NEW Bailey Alliance Motorhome Range

The NEW Bailey Alliance Motorhome Range

Your Alliance, your freedom – The NEW Bailey Alliance Motorhome Range It’s time to enjoy your holiday, your way as you explore the open road, discover new horizons and experience the freedom to go anywhere with the new Bailey Alliance. Making its public debut at the Motorhome and Caravan Show on stand 19.25 (Hall 19) ...
Two New Layouts in the Bailey Advance Motorhome Range

Two New Layouts in the Bailey Advance Motorhome Range

Go anywhere & do anything in the new Advance Motorhome range from Bailey. The second-generation Bailey Advance is a range of lightweight, yet spacious, and well-equipped, yet affordable, vehicles perfect for people looking to commit to their first new motorhome purchase. Following its successful launch earlier this year Bailey will be expanding the number of ...
Thor Industries to acquire Erwin Hymer Group

Thor Industries to acquire Erwin Hymer Group

Thor a US Based RV manufacturer who already own the likes of Airstream to Acquire Erwin Hymer Group and Establish Leadership Position in Growing European Market Hymer family chooses Thor to continue Erwin Hymer’s vision of continuing unique leisure experiences ELKHART, Ind. & BAD WALDSEE, Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Thor Industries, Inc. (“Thor”, NYSE:THO) and the shareholders ...
The 2019 Auto-Trail Launch

The 2019 Auto-Trail Launch

Auto-Trail welcomes 5 new models and more extensive standard equipment than you’ve ever seen before! Let’s explore everything upcoming for the new season. We welcome the Tracker EB, a popular French bed layout with washroom at the rear; the all-new Tribute 736 G, a high-bed coach built with spacious rear garage; a new 6.3m V-Line ...
Bailey Advance 70-6 Motorhome Review

Bailey Advance 70-6 Motorhome Review

In early 2018 we were invited down too Bristol to see the new Bailey Advance Motorhome range. Click HERE to see what we thought. We have now had the chance to take one out on the open road to see how it holds up with a family of four and a large dog. Our plans ...
Bailey complete a 5,000-mile intercontinental adventure

Bailey complete a 5,000-mile intercontinental adventure

Bailey of Bristol leisure vehicles complete a 5,000-mile intercontinental Caravan and Motorhome adventure Bailey of Bristol leisure vehicles have successfully completed a 5,000-mile intercontinental caravan and motorhome adventure. The Bristol to Bosphorus Challenge is the latest in a series of marathon endurance tests designed not only to demonstrate the strength and durability of Bailey products but ...
Bailey of Bristol to embark on a new 5,000-mile intercontinental caravan and motorhome adventure

Bailey of Bristol to embark on a new 5,000-mile intercontinental caravan and motorhome adventure

Bailey of Bristol to embark on a new 5,000-mile intercontinental caravan and motorhome adventure Bailey of Bristol, in association with The Caravan and Motorhome Club, is to embark on a new 5,000-mile intercontinental caravan and motorhome adventure in April. This time the company will be taking two caravans (a Pursuit 550-4 and Pegasus GT70 Rimini) ...
10 Great Scottish Campervan Stops

10 Great Scottish Campervan Stops

When it comes to astonishing holiday locations, Scotland is a world leader. In this article, Visit Scotland describes ten of the best must-visit locations for your campervan and motorhome freedom experience. More reading ...
The Auto-Trail Owners’ Club registers its 10,000th member

The Auto-Trail Owners’ Club registers its 10,000th member

Auto-Trail are delighted to announce that this year’s February NEC Motorhome Show saw the Auto-Trail Owners’ Club (ATOC) sign up its 10,000th member, Kim and Julia Knight. So close to reaching this significant milestone, the Auto-Trail Owners’ Club were hoping for a celebration over the course of the exhibition, and on the 4th day of ...
Roller Team Pegaso A-Class model ‘745’

Roller Team Pegaso A-Class model ‘745’

The February NEC show sees the launch of a new Roller Team Pegaso A-Class model—the 745. Following the success of the Pegaso 740, a new rear lounge version has arrived on UK shores. Whether you are a couple touring for extended periods or a family seeking a weekend retreat, this flexible four berth vehicle provides ...
The all NEW 2018 Bailey Advance Motorhome

The all NEW 2018 Bailey Advance Motorhome

Go anywhere & do anything in the new Advance motorhome range from Bailey Arriving in February the second-generation Advance range will be available in a choice of six low-profile layouts including two proven best-sellers and four exciting new additions. All models have been assigned new names using a number sequence identifying the length of the ...
UK debut for Wingamm Rookie L caravan and 2018 Volkswagen Micros compact motorhome in Scotland

UK debut for Wingamm Rookie L caravan and 2018 Volkswagen Micros compact motorhome in Scotland

Wingamm is celebrating two UK debuts on its stand (stand P514) at the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Show in Glasgow (8-11 February): New: Rookie L caravan – now produced specifically for the UK with entrance door on left-hand side; u-shaped front lounge, central kitchen, 4-berth, fixed double bed, bathroom with shower, one-piece fibreglass ...
New layout for the Hymermobil B-Class SupremeLine

New layout for the Hymermobil B-Class SupremeLine

At the last Caravan Salon, HYMER presented its ultimate premium motorhome in the form of the B-Class SupremeLine. The motorhome manufacturer from Bad Waldsee is presenting its latest flagship in the new 674 layout at the 2018 Exhibition for Caravanning, Motoring and Tourism. With an overall length of under seven-and-a-half metres, the new layout offers ...
Auto-Trail announce official sponsorship of Tyco BMW British Superbike Team

Auto-Trail announce official sponsorship of Tyco BMW British Superbike Team

Auto-Trail, one of the UK’s largest motorhome manufacturers, has announced its support of the Tyco BMW British Superbike Team for the 2017 season, supplying the BMW factory team with a bespoke motorhome for use throughout the year. Motorhomes are a popular mode of transport and accommodation for motorsport teams and fans, providing the management, riders ...
A Majestic Deal!

A Majestic Deal!

Marquis are delighted to announce that for the 2018 season they will be once again working with Elddis to produce the multi award winning Majestic range of motorhomes. Now in its seventh year, the Majestic range is established as the UK’s best selling “Dealer Special” motorhome. Marquis, who are part of the Trigano Group are ...