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How To Make The Most Of Your Campervan In The Summer

It’s the height of the summer, the better weather has finally arrived, it’s time to start making the most of your campervan.

If you’re determined to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of being on the open road in the next few weeks, have a read on how to make the most of your campervan this summer before the colder weather kicks in.

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What makes the perfect campervan conversion?

Campervans are the perfect way to explore new places and sites, travel with friends and family from the convenience of your own accommodation on wheels.

Converting a van into a liveable space to travel around in can be one of the most cost-effective ways to have your own bespoke, customised campervan to go where you want to.

If you want to convert a van into liveable accommodation, take a look at the following ways to make the perfect campervan conversion.

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Five reasons to go campervanning with kids

With the freedom to explore exciting places and the thrill of being on the open road, it’s safe to say that kids love campervanning. In fact, without the stress of catching planes, hiring cars, being on time for train connections, or being cramped up together in a car, campervanning can be the perfect relaxing family holiday.

If you’re thinking about jumping on a campervanning excursion with the children to tow, take a look at the following five reasons to go campervanning with kids. (more…)

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Enjoy a memorable and unique Easter 2019 exploring Britain in a campervan

Have you planned your Easter holidays yet? Why not consider exploring the wonders of our beautifully diverse country in a campervan?

So many people already flock to Britain for their holidays, coming from all over the globe to check out the wonders of this incredible country. In fact, 39.2 million visitors from overseas came to the UK in 2017, spending a whopping £24.5 billion.

If you’re considering enjoying an Easter staycation, travelling in the comfort of a campervan can be one of the best ways to discover the very best of Britain.

Take a look at the following reasons why campervans offer the perfect way to explore Britain at Easter. (more…)

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Why part-exchanging your campervan can make a lot of sense

After tens of thousands of miles, a string of fantastic holidays and many happy memories on the road, you could be forgiven for feeling reluctant to sell your much-loved campervan.

Though in order to keep the campervanning spirit alive, older models should ideally be replaced with newer versions to ensure you have a safe, reliable, and comfortable camper to enjoy more holidays and trips on the open road.

Part-exchanging can be an effective way to reap the rewards of a campervan upgrade. Like part-exchanging any vehicle, part-exchanging a campervan comes with a range of benefits.

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With staycations on the rise in the UK now’s the perfect time to buy your dream campervan

The verdant and diverse lands of Great Britain, interwoven by bustling cities and pretty towns and villages, provides fabulous opportunities for families to enjoy holidays they will eternally remember.

Such as the appeal of holidaying in the UK rather than going abroad that the popularity of so-called ‘staycations’ is forecast to rise in 2019.

Research shows that some of the most popular staycation destinations for Brits include Bath, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Noting the rise in the UK staycation, Alexis Harrison, head of marketing at the e-commerce marketplace Wowcher, said:

“Already in 2019, we’ve seen a huge demand for trips to UK destinations – mirroring an increasing trend for staycations, and the convenience of short city and country breaks.”

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Why campervans make the perfect family holiday

Exploring different parts of the world with the freedom, convenience and comfort of being in a four-wheeled home, provides a fantastic family break. Unlike travelling by plane, train or other modes of transport, when voyaging in the luxury of a campervan, you are not constrained by tense travel times, nor do you have to battle the crowds and mayhem at the airport.

If you are interested in having an alternative holiday this year and investing in a motorhome take a look at the following reasons why campervans make the perfect family holiday.

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Best financing options for buying your dream campervan

Owning a campervan is an incredible experience, enabling adventurous travellers to explore wherever takes their fancy at their leisure, and have the luxury to sleep, wine and dine in their own self-contained mobile accommodation.

Purchasing a campervan is a significant investment and, for many, requires financing in order to live the dream of having the freedom and luxury of travelling around and exploring those off the beaten track locations you’ve always wanted to visit.

If you’re looking for finance to purchase a campervan, take a look at the best financing options for buying your dream campervan.

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Advice for looking after your campervan in the winter 

Most camper van owners will usually save their camping adventures for the warmer months of the year, but that doesn’t mean we can just forget about them during the winter.

It might seem a simple thing to put the campervan into hibernation for a few months when the temperatures drop, but there are several areas of the van’s storage where special attention must be paid in order to avoid incurring damage during its period of inactivity.

Clean and Clear-Out

Don’t leave any food or bathroom sundries in the campervan during its storage and give everything a good clean to ensure there is nothing left to attract rodents and bugs. Leave cupboard and refrigerator/freezer doors open if possible, to eliminate those dark cosy places so many unwanted visitors seem to like.

Give the awnings and wheel wells a scrub, as well as all the windows and door seals, making sure to dry all of them thoroughly afterwards. Moisture is not a hibernating camper van’s friend.

If the appliances and bedding can be removed to a storage area in your house, then do so. Close the van’s curtains or blinds to prevent sun damage (even during winter), and make sure all remaining appliances are unplugged and the main breaker is turned off.

Drain Pipes and Remove Gas Tanks

Any water left in the pipes can freeze, expand and break the pipes, so make sure to drain them completely. It is also a good idea to leave all faucets open in case there is any surplus water or pressure that needs to work its way out.

Also, make sure to remove any and all gas tanks to a safe storage spot away from the camper van.

Covering and Moisture Prevention

A tarpaulin cover is only good if it is fit for purpose, so it must be dry and able to prevent moisture from finding its way onto the exterior of the camper van. Check for holes and tears and repair them as necessary.

For moisture prevention inside the motorhome, place some silica gel around the interior as this substance absorbs moisture from the air.

Get in touch with Effective Camper Vans today to find out more about getting the best out of your campervan during every season of the year.

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The unique beauty of camping in autumn

Frosty mornings, starry nights and the landscape taking on a golden glow, autumn has to be one of the most distinct and scenic seasons. If you’re thinking about starting up the campervan and heading off the beaten track sometime soon, you won’t be disappointed.

Don’t believe us? Take a look at the following reasons autumn is a beautiful time of the year to go camping.

Fewer crowds

Unlike the height of the summer and popular holiday seasons like Christmas and Easter, the roads and campsites in autumn are significantly quieter, making it the perfect time to go on a road trip in the campervan.

Spectacular sunsets

During autumn, the days rapidly get shorter and the sun becomes increasingly lower in the sky. The evenings can often be clear and crisp during this time of year, creating some spectacular sunsets, which, if you’re lucky enough to be on the road on a camping holiday, you can enjoy to the maximum.

A hive of wildlife activity

From fabulous fungi growing on trees, on lawns and in parks, to migrating geese arriving in flocks from Arctic environments and birds flying to woodland roosts in the evening, not to mention stags and bucks developing antlers to fight their male rivals, autumn is a hive of wildlife activity.

Warm days but chilly evenings

Unlike winter when the days in Britain barely get warm, autumn can be home to some lovely warm, sunny days, following by chilly, clear evenings that are perfect for gathering around a campfire and roasting marshmallows.

Picturesque surroundings

There is no season quite colourful as autumn. Make the most of the breathtaking natural vista of golds, yellows, reds and oranges that unfold in front of you during autumn by being on the open road in your campervan.

If you are looking to purchase a new campervan, then look no further than Effective Campervans.

Get in touch with Effective Campervans today to put you on the road to a memorable camping holiday like no other.