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Simple Water System

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

We’ve recently had lots of people inquiring about setting up a water system in their trailer or camper conversion. We thought it might be a good idea to put together a list of parts needed to put together a very simple system providing cold water to one sink.

The simplest water system consists of a Water Container for both fresh and waste water, a submersible pump, a length of hose, a couple of jubilee clips, a microswitched tap and a leisure battery.

The submersible pump is capable of sucking water from the container and sending it direct to the tap – the closer the tank is to the tap will ensure a higher flow rate. Consideration should also be taken when choosing the location of the water tank taking care to think about conveniently refilling.

Please note this is just a simple system; there are many variations and more complex systems that can be used but all working on the same principle.

Happy converting!

How to beat the January blues………….

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

January can often feel like a never ending month of Mondays but it doesn’t have to be that way!

There is nothing better than getting out into the fresh air and blowing off those winter cobwebs, I always say there’s no such thing as bad weather; if you dress for the occasion and if you get it right it can be pretty fun.

So maybe it’s time to turn those January frowns upside down
#newyearnew

Why not commit to a walk in the great outdoors each week – it’s an activity that can be enjoyed by all of the family and costs nothing.
All you need is a good pair of boots and socks, some water proof gear and a back pack.

Get off the beaten track and explore your local area with our wide range of maps.

Before you know it we’ll be springing into the new season.

Happy Walking campers!

Last chance for pre Christmas delivery…….

Monday, December 18th, 2017

Christmas is almost upon us and if you’re like me then you probably have everything bought, wrapped and taking pride of place under the tree…yes??!!

No? Well you will be very happy to know that we are still sending out parcels in time for Christmas! Take a look at the gift section on our website. Orders can be placed up to and including Wednesday (before midday) for delivery before the weekend (providing it is showing in stock).

Our shop will close on Thursday 21st December and re-open Tuesday 2nd January 2018. Orders can still be placed online throughout the whole Xmas period and will be dispatched on our first day back (2nd Jan).

We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our customers – you have helped to make 2017 a huge success for Caravan Accessory Shop.

We look forward to your custom in 2018 as you prepare for new camping and caravanning adventures.

A one stop shop for winterizing your outdoor gear….

Monday, November 13th, 2017

When we talk about winterization we often think Caravan covers, vent covers and moisture absorbers but we shouldn’t forget the outdoor clothing and shoes that probably, over time become the most neglected!

Nikwax products have a very simple colour coding method of identification:
‘Green’ for cleaning and ‘Purple’ for proofing. Stick with this method when shopping and you should have a simple solution to searching the right product for the job!

Outdoor gear should always be cleaned with the appropriate Nikwax product before it is proofed. Household detergents can damage the durable water repellency but Nikwax high performance cleaners will safely remove dirt whilst reviving its water repellency.

Nikwax water proofing products add to the garments durable water repellency and revive its breathability; some Nikwax products also contain UV protection to help protect your gear from harmful rays.

Walking shoes don’t come cheap these days so it’s super important to keep them in tip top condition. We stock a wide range of Nikwax products for doing just the job, like the Nikwax Cleaning Gel which will maintain your waterproofed footwear keeping them clean and revitalized.

For Clothing and equipment look no further than the Nikwax Tech Wash. Simply add to your wash in place of detergent to revitalise breathability and water repellency followed by the Nikwax TD Direct Wash-In

Winterizing your outdoor clothing has never been easier when you shop online at Caravan Accessory Shop.

Heading abroad this summer?

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

As we head into the main summer season it may be a good idea to get familiar with your camping electrics, especially if you’re going abroad!
Mainland European electricity supply runs at 220V; 10V lower than in Britain thus your appliances will generally not work so efficiently.

With this in mind it is important to plan ahead to ensure you do not overload any site’s electricity supply. Please ensure your requirements do not exceed the amperage reserved for you on your booking.

Site polarity
We recommend that you take a Continental Mains Testing Kit which indicates if reversed polarity is present in your pitch supply. This is quite common, as the electrical switch system in continental units is different to the UK’s; it cuts the power completely from both the live and neutral wires instead of just the live wire.
In the case of reversed polarity the supply enters your UK unit via the neutral instead of the live wire and the appliance remains live when switched off and could give a potentially lethal shock to someone coming in contact with the wiring inside the appliance.

This kit includes the continental hook up but if you would prefer to just buy the continental hook up then this is also available:
Continental Adaptor…..
Now all you need to remember is your passports and sun cream.
Happy days!

2017 Westfield Awnings – the complete range!

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

We mentioned some time ago that we have added to our awning range….we are really excited to now supply the complete range of Westfield 2017 awnings!
With both caravan awnings and drive away awnings to choose from we feel confident that you won’t be disappointed!

Westfield Performance Carina
The carina is available in two different sizes the 350 and 420. This awning is easy to use thanks to the excellent advanced air system. This awning has a luxurious look, feel and performance thanks to the Hydrotech XT fabric and many extra features. It also has more flexibility than any other air awning. You can use it in single inflation mode with the optional single inflation point or independent inflation mode: it is up to you. Never before have you had the opportunity to have the cost savings of an independent inflation mode mixed in with the option of a single inflation mode, this awning is a real first.

Westfield Performance Aires
This is a modern awning full of features, amazing views and brilliant new technology. It comes in two sizes 350 and 260. It has large scenic windows providing those views and allowing loads of natural light bringing the outside in. It can also be extended using the optional Annex sold separately.
It features the brand new Hydrotech XT pro fabric which means that this awning is amazingly strong yet lightweight and will last for years.
It has the unique Advanced Air System 2 which is the only system available that gives you the option of single or multiinflation. You can have the cost saving benefits of multiinflation or choose the optional single inflation kit to upgrade it to full single inflation at any time.

Westfield Performance Omega
This is the top of the range air awning that has everything you need and more. The awning is styled just like a traditional awning so much so you will find it hard to believe it is an air awning. It combines the classic good looks of a traditional awning with the ease of use and new technology of an air awning in one perfect package.
It features the brand new amazingly strong Hydrotech XT pro material which gives you unrivalled strength and helps ensure your awning lasts for years. You get the brilliant new Advanced Air System 2 which gives you single inflation from the start. You also get the excellent high specification bravo pump making it easier to inflate than ever before. With storm poles included there are no hidden extras here, you even get a veranda pole giving you more options than ever before. When used with 1 or 2 annexes the living or storage space is increased if required.

Westfield Performance Driveaway Awning High Top
A performance motorhome air awning packed with technology features and additional options. It features the patent pending Advanced Air System which not only gives you ease of use reliability but the option of single inflation or the strength of storm poles. The two large scenic windows give you the perfect outlook and allow an amazing amount of light inside. The oversized canopy is large enough to have a table and chairs under allowing you to really get outside but retain the cover from the elements. The use of the excellent Hydrotech SP fabric means you get the perfect balance between strength and weight making it easy to use and very durable. This awning is also available in ‘Low Top’ for smaller campervans.

Westfield Travel Smart Hydra 300 High Top
The Hydra is an excellent mid sized motorhome awning that is so easy to use erect and live with. It uses the Air Erect System which not only makes it amazingly easy to pump up but is also reliable durable and easy to use. The use of the superb new Hydrotech SL material means that this is extremely lightweight making it even easier to carry store use and erect. It is also quick to dry and UV coated to help prevent damage from the sun and prolong the life of the awning. The addition of the door in the tunnel allows you to enter and exit the awning without walking though the main awning perfect when you have muddy boots and coats.

Other awnings available…..
Westfield Travel Smart Dorado 350
Westfield Travel Smart Gemini 390
Westfield Travel Smart Lynx 200
…and with that (and all of our other awnings from Kampa & Sunncamp) I think we have pretty much got your awning requirements covered this season!

For further information visit our website – Caravan Accessory Shop or call us on 01263 837482

Our local campsite start dates…..

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

It seems like only yesterday when the campsite owners were saying good bye to their last customers of 2016 yet here we are announcing their opening dates for what will hopefully be a busy season to come!

We have put together a list of some of the most popular sites local to us and in opening date order, simply click on the links for further information:

1st March
Sandy Gulls, Mundesley
Woodhill Holiday Park, East Runton
15th March
Forest Park, Northrepps
17th March
Incleboro Fields, West Runton
Sea Croft, Cromer
24th March
Beeston Regis, Sherringham
30th March
Breck Farm, Weybourne
31st March
Manor Farm, East Runton
1st April
Links Camping & Caravan Park, Mundesley
5th April
Laburnum Carvana Park, West Runton

Well we hope that’s given you a few ideas of where to stay this season, remember to pop into our shop in West Runton for any of those last minute essentials or alternatively get prepared and order on line before you come!

Visit Caravan Accessory Shop, West Runton

What’s New for 2017?

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

We’re finding it hard to believe that we are fast approaching the new season 2017 – the weather has certainly been feeling spring like of late!
With spring in mind we’re turning our thoughts to our start of season deliveries, Kampa being one of the first on the list and with that comes their new for 2017 range of chairs.
We’re feeling quite excited about the Modena range!
The new quality material gives it a feeling of luxury yet it’s still very affordable!
Take a look at the Kampa Comfort Modena: a versatile and supportive chair for the great outdoors. This is a traditional, classically styled chair, which features an easy-to-use reclining mechanism for comfort and relaxation. Why not make it super comfy by treating yourself to the matching Foot Rest?
Alternatively if you’re looking for a relaxer then the Kampa Opulance Modena offers the ultimate in comfort. A folding reclining chair with bungee cord suspension system which reclines to a fully laid back position. The Opulence has been one of our most popular reclining chairs over the last few years and looks great in the new for 2017 Modena design.
We are adding lot’s more new and exciting products to our already huge range of Caravan and Camping accessories many of which will soon be in stock. Be the first to hear about them here!

Twelve Days of Christmas

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

As Christmas is just around the corner we thought it would be nice to put together our very own 12 days of Christmas…..be sure to sing along!

On the first day of Christmas Caravan Accessory Shop gave to me a Morco D61Eeeeee

On the second day of Christmas Caravan Accessory Shop gave to me two Windproof Gloves etc….

On the third day of Christmas Caravan Accessory Shop gave to me three Tent Pegs etc….

On the fourth day of Christmas Caravan Accessory Shop gave to me four Roller Catches etc….

On the fifth day of Christmas Caravan Accessory Shop gave to me five O Rings etc….

On the sixth day of Christmas Caravan Accessory Shop gave to me six Air Awnings etc….

On the seventh day of Christmas Caravan Accessory Shop gave to me seven Books For Camping etc….

On the eighth day of Christmas Caravan Accessory Shop gave to me eight Cushioned Flooring etc….

On the ninth day of Christmas Caravan Accessory Shop gave to me nine Boots For Walking etc….

On the tenth day of Christmas Caravan Accessory Shop gave to me ten Airers Drying etc….

On the eleventh day of Christmas Caravan Accessory Shop gave to me eleven Awning Piping etc….

On the twelfth day of Christmas Caravan Accessory Shop gave to me twelve Kettles Whistling etc……

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Successes of 2016…….

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

This year has been a bumper year for Caravan Accessory Shop. We have seen our range increase to over 7000 products so we thought it would be a good idea to share some of our successes and let you know about some of the new products that we introduced this year.
Over the next couple of blogs we’ll be letting you know which products proved to be great sellers and whats ‘hot’ for the new season 2017!

At the start of the year we were busy adding every Fiamma product (all available to order) – there’s over 280 of them!

So now whether you’re looking for a
Fiamma Draught Skirt (our bestseller by the way)
Fiamma Levelling System
Door Retainers
Loo Rolls and EVERYTHING in between then look no further….we’re a one stop shop when it comes to Fiamma!

We have also increased our Isabella range to include the very popular Shadow Canopies and Windscreens:

Isabella Shadow Canopies
The Isabella Shadow is an excellent choice as a small, lightweight, easy-to-pitch canopy for your caravan. It is a multi-purpose touring canopy, which can be put up quickly no matter where you are. In addition to being mounted on the caravan itself, Shadow can also be used as a side canopy.

The Shadow provides extra shelter and protection against the sun and wind. The strong pins on the poles provide optimal stability, and the metal rings in the roof allow for the optimal tension and secure pitching.

Isabella Windscreens

The Isabella Windscreens provide shelter from unwanted breezes without excluding you from life on the campsite, they’re easy to carry and simple to assemble, and ideally suited for those who like to spend time in the great outdoors.

Windscreens are available in both 3 and 4 sided kits and are supplied with Zinox poles (including rafter poles) or Carbon X poles, guy ropes, pegs and the Stabilo system as standard. The Isabella Stabilo system comprises loose earth spikes and support feet. The system ensures that windscreens remain securely in place at all times.

We have plans already in place for 2017 which will see many more new products including a new range of awnings so watch this space……..