Twelve Days of Christmas

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…….

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……..

Which Caravan Cover?

November 22nd, 2016

With more and more products on the market these days it’s difficult to know which Caravan Cover will be right for you.

We stock a comprehensive range of winter caravan covers here at Caravan Accessory Shop.

Our range includes:

The traditional style Kampa Prestige Cover – with a 2 year warranty – in green.

Caravan Top Covers – lightweight and quick to fit, these covers are ideal when your caravan is parked or stored under trees.

New for this year is the Crusader Cover Pro:

The CoverPRO range of caravan covers are perfect for winter storage or simply to protect your caravan when it is not in use. These premium caravan covers provide excellent protection for the extremes of British weather and have several enhanced features over traditional covers:

4-Layer Protection – the outer layers are strong and durable and protect from harmful UV rays. The middle layer’s breathable film allows vapour to escape whilst keeping out the rain. The inner layer is soft but non-abrasive so it will not scratch the caravan.

4 Corner Zips – allowing easy access to any door position with velcro reinforcement.

Vents – additional hooded vents at the top for added ventilation and breathability.

Strong Adjustable Straps – at front, back and sides for windproof fit

Reflective Bands on Front and Rear – for increased visibility and safety

Free Carry Bag – durable for convenient storage

Free Matching Hitch Cover – 4-ply protection and quick release straps

There is a Caravan Cover to suit all size and type of caravan, from the smallest at 14′ to the largest at 25′ so don’t delay and get your caravan protected today!

Get prepared for Winter!

November 7th, 2016

Here is our quick guide to our top 6 caravan winterising products. Essential items for protecting your investment over the winter months.

1: Covers:  To protect your caravan against the elements, UV, dust and bird lime use a caravan cover. We offer three types: traditional full size caravan covers, lightweight caravan covers and also covers for just the top of the caravan.

2. Vent Covers: If storing your caravan in an exposed area it is a good idea to cover your vents with winter covers – otherwise leave open to allow for air circulation.

3. Leisure Batteries: Disconnect your leisure battery during the winter months and keep it topped up with a trickle charger or Smart Charger.

5. Moisture Absorbers: Position a moisture absorber in the centre of your caravan, or ideally one in each room to
protect against condensation, damp and mildew during the winter months. The large damp buster is ideal for the main room and can be left for months before it needs emptying. Mini moisture traps are ideal for the bathroom or wardrobes.

6. Security: Protect your investment this winter – at Caravan Accessory Shop we have everything you need to secure your caravan. Wheel clamps, hitch locks and security devices. A Sold Secure lock on your caravan can lower insurance premiums and provide piece of mind whilst you are away from your caravan. We also stock caravan alarm systems and a range of caravan security door locks.

For further information on how to get prepared for winter see the Winterisation section on our website.

Winter Opening Hours

October 31st, 2016

That’s it!

The clocks have changed and so marks then end of the summer season 2016 and what a busy one it was…..

Our new winter opening hours are now 09:30 – 17:00 Monday to Saturday and closed on Sundays.

That however doesn’t mean we are slowing down – we are already busy placing orders for next year which sees us adding yet more products to our already extensive range of camping and caravanning accessories.

We are getting new 2017 awnings in from Kampa and Quest, many being available from February (That’s a first!).

Business will still continue as usual throughout the winter months as we continue to send out many on line orders to sunnier climes and of course the tough ones among us still like to do some caravanning throughout these cooler months!

For those who are not quite feeling the winter touring you may be looking at closing down the caravan until next year, if so then keep an eye out for our next blog – Winterisation.

We stock all kinds of products that will help keep your caravan in good shape over winter, more to follow……..

For now though…..Happy Halloweeeeen

Camping Essentials List

July 28th, 2016

I was recently asked by a customer in our shop, “what are the most essential things to take camping with you?”.

I refrained from advising that the customer needed one of everything in our shop (as their car was not large enough!) and instead came up with this list:

1. A good sleeping bag

A good night’s sleep is essential to enjoying your camping trip. We have a great range of sleeping bags on display in our shop -we have something to match all budgets. In addition a reliable airbed (we only sell brands we can trust), airmat or camp bed is also essential.

2. A good torch

We have a great range of LED camping lights, lanterns and torches – essential for finding the correct tent in the middle of the night.

3. Good tent pegs, a mallet and a peg puller (optional)

Strong metal tents pegs – that do not bend the moment they hit a stone – and also some pegs with a bit more grip if the ground is very soft.

4. Extra guy lines

It may look calm when you first pitch your tent, but the wind can get up very quickly – especially when camping on the North Norfolk coast.

5. Some repair tape

Be prepared for the worst things that can happen whilst camping and then, they won’t ruin your holiday if they do occur!

6. Cooking equipment (and plenty of gas)

Don’t be left with half-cooked sausages by running out of gas.

We tend to advise that if you are going to be camping rarely then you should buy a stove that operates from disposable gas cannisters. If you will be camping regularly, it will be more economical to use larger, refillable cylinders.

Camping on a real budget? Then just take a couple of disposable BBQs.

7. A windbreak (or wind shield)

Makes cooking outdoors easier and can also provide your tent with some privacy.

I think we have the largest range of windbreaks available anywhere! Everything from £7.99 to £244 – and lots of options everywhere in between!

8. A camping toilet

Especially useful if camping with little ones. You don’t want to have to be traipsing all the way to the toilet block when they wake in the night.

Cadac Safari Chef HP or LP?

July 27th, 2016

A common question we get asked is: “what is the difference between the High Pressure and Low Pressure versions of the ever-so-popular Cadac Safari Chef?”

The difference is the type of gas cylinders that the Safari Chef can be operated on.

Choose the High Pressure (HP) version if you only intend to operate the BBQ from disposable gas cannisters.

However, you should choose the Low Pressure (LP) version if you wish to operate the BBQ from larger, refillable gas cylinders or from the BBQ point on the side of your caravan or motorhome.

By purchasing the low pressure (LP) version you also have the choice of operating from high pressure (disposable) gas cannisters by purchasing a Cadac Power Pak or similar regulator.

Kampa Awning Comparison

April 14th, 2016

There are SO many types of Kampa Awning – which one is for you?!

 

We’ll start with the Poled Awnings.

 

Kampa Rally Porch Awnings

Available in 260, 330 and 390 cm widths. (See our Kampa Q&A for more information on Awning sizes)

The Kampa Rally Porch Awnings are quick and easy to put up with spacious interior size extending 250cm from the caravan.

Features:

150D Weathershield, UV Resistant and Flame Retardant Heavy Duty Canvas.
4000mm Hydrostatic Head.
Steel and Dyanflex Poles.
All Seams are Fully Taped.
Three Cystal Clear Front Windows.
Two Crystal Clear Side Windows.
Two Zipped Side Doors with additional Meshed inner doors.
Three Separate Roll up Front panels.
Adjustable Front Legs and Adjustable Pegging Points.
Rear Sealing Bumper Pads.
Mud flap features additional pegging eyelets.
Dimensions: L390 X D250.
Fits Caravan Heights between: 235 – 250cm.

 

Kampa Rally Pro Awning

Available in 330 and 390 cm widths.

These Awnings have consistently been the top-selling Kampa poled awnings, renowned for ease of use, functional design, good looks and great quality. They boast spacious interior size extending 250cm from the caravan.

The awning is produced in extra high quality 300D Weathershield material and to maximise the weatherproofing, the seams have been hot-air taped.

The Rally Pro remains exceptionally easy to set up using steel poles throughout for extra strength and retains the unique adjustable front legs to ensure a perfect pitch every time. Improvements to the latest models ensure that the Rally Pro remains the best lightweight awning available.

Features:

Feel the difference high quality extra heavy duty 300D Weathershield material
Awning front upright poles can be adjusted for uneven ground
Crystal clear windows with curtains
No-see-um mesh flyscreen – keeps out even the smallest bugs
Roll to the side front panels
Roll up centre panel (390 only)
Ventilation in eaves
150D Weathershield mud flap with eyelets
Sealing bumper pads
Draught skirt
AccessoryTrack Fitted

 

 

Air Awnings

 

Kampa Rally Air

Available in 260 or 390 cm widths.

The Rally AIR can be completely set up in less than four minutes and pumps up, using the manual pump supplied, in less than sixty seconds.

With it’s impressive interior space the Rally AIR 390 is ideal for longer holidays, but because it only takes a few minutes to set up, it is no problem using it for weekend or even overnight stays.

As well as being the easiest awning to set-up, these are also the easiest to take down. Kampa AIR awnings are lighter than those with conventional poles and therefore have a reduced payload and with no metal or fibreglass poles there’s nothing to damage the caravan.

The Rally Air utilises an industry leading ‘Feel the difference’ high quality extra heavy duty 150D Weathershield® material, a material that is far superior to other lightweight awnings that often use material less than half the quality. A thicker and stronger material prolongs the lifespan of the awning to ensure the best value for money.

A steep front allows for class leading headroom, this is also complimented by a front wall panel arrangement that allows the two outer front panels to be rolled to the side or the top part of each outer panel to be dropped down to create a veranda style. This veranda feature is great for allowing fresh air in whilst keeping children or pets safely inside. Doors can be found on each side of the awning and feature a No-see-um mesh panel which helps keep out even the smallest of bugs whilst still allowing for added ventilation on hot days.

Additional ventilation has been added to the apex of the awning to help with condensation. Blinds can be conveniently stowed away in pockets underneath the panels rather than dealing with the hassle of rolling up blinds and tying them in place. Tailored carpets and other accessories are also available for the Rally AIR including the new Kampa Hanging Rail and Organiser that fit onto the Kampa AccessoryTrack®.

A unique feature to the Kampa range, the AccessoryTrack® adds an extra line of beading running on the inside, parallel with the awning beading that connects the awning to the caravan. This allows for accessories, such as an organiser and hanging rail, to be attached to the awning through the use of a specially designed connection by Kampa. There is also the availability for an inner tent to be fitted to the awning.

Features:

Depth: 250 cm
Suitable for caravans between the height of 235 – 250 cm.
Flysheet: 150D Weathershield® Heavy Duty 6000 mm F/R UV protected
Taped seams
Crystal clear windows
No-see-um mesh
Poles: None! Airpoles replace traditional metal and fibreglass poles
Comes with manual pump
Inner tent compatible
Kampa AirFrame inflatable pole system with one point inflation
‘Feel the difference’ high quality extra heavy duty 150D Weathershield® material
Roll to the side front panels with veranda feature
Window blinds
150D Weathershield® mud flap with eyelets
Side doors with mesh panels
Quickpitch guying system
Draught skirt included

 

 

 

Kampa Rally Air Pro 2016

The latest and greatest!

Available in 260, 330 and 390 cm widths.

The Rally AIR Pro is quite simply the bestselling inflatable awning in the world. This updated version brings even more features and makes sure that the Rally AIR Pro is market leading. There is a fresh new look for the 2016 model and the front windows now have curtains on easy slide track.

Utilising Kampa’s fantastic Weathershield 300D material, the Rally AIR Pro has excellent weatherproofing and long life, but is still light enough for easy set up and handling. The front panels roll to the side or can be used veranda-style and the 390 also has a roll up front centre panel that can also be used as a canopy by using the optional canopy poles.

Additional ventilation has been added to the apex of the awning to help with condensation and an optional roof liner can be fitted to the awning, creating an air pocket that helps regulate the temperature by keeping it warmer when it is cooler and cooler when it is warmer. As well as an optional roof lining, inner tents are also available as well as many other accessories including the new Kampa Hanging Rail and Organiser that fit onto the Kampa AccessoryTrack.

A steep front allows for class-leading headroom, this is also complimented by a front wall panel arrangement that allows the two outer front panels to be rolled to the side or the top part of each outer panel to be dropped down to create a veranda style. This veranda feature is great for allowing fresh air in whilst keeping children or pets safely inside. Doors can be found on each side of the awning and feature a No-see-um mesh panel which helps keep out even the smallest of bugs whilst still allowing for added ventilation on hot days.

A unique feature to the Kampa range, the AccessoryTrack adds an extra line of beading running on the inside, parallel with the awning beading that connects the awning to the caravan. This allows for accessories, such as an organiser and hanging rail, to be attached to the awning through the use of a specially designed connection by Kampa. There is also the availability for an inner tent to be fitted to the awning.

Features:

Inflatable AirFrame technology
Feel the difference extra high quality extra heavy duty 300D Weathershield material
Adjustable height system
Can be inflated/deflated from one inflation point, all AirPoles are linked together
Inner tent option
Window Curtains on easy slide track
Roll to the side front panels with veranda feature
Ventilation in roof apex
300D Weathershield mud flap with eyelets
Side doors with mesh panels
Quickpitch guying system
Draught skirt included
Complete with hand pump
AccessoryTrack fitted
Depth: 250 cm
Fits: Suitable for caravans between the height of 235 to 250 cm
Poles: None! Airpoles replace tradition metal and fibreglass poles

 

 

All of these and more are available at Caravan Accessory Shop!

 

Q&A on Kampa Awnings

April 14th, 2016
Q: Can I buy directly from Kampa?
A: No. Kampa has been supporting independent dealers since the company began in 2007. These include Caravan Accessory Shop!

 

Q: Where can I buy Kampa products?
A: Kampa products can be purchased through our extensive dealer network. If you would like to find your nearest retailer, please visit our store locator.

 

Q: Will this awning suit my caravan/motorhome?
A: None of our awnings are designed to fit a specific vehicle. As they are universal, it is up to you to figure out whether our awnings will be suitable as we do not have measurements of every vehicle unfortunately.

There are two measurements that you need to check to ensure that an awning fits. (This excludes Classic awnings)

Height – If you look in the awnings specifications you will find a measurement specifying what heights the awning is suitable for. This height does not correlate to the height of your vehicle but the height of attachment.

Example: A Kampa Rally caravan awning is suitable for use between the heights of 235 -250 cm. This measurement is the height to the awning rail in which the awning attaches to. If the height from the ground to your awning rail fits in between this range then the height of the awning is suitable for your caravan.

Width – Whether the awning is too long for your vehicle is not the only factor you should take into account. Although purely for aesthetic reasons, you should also be looking to make sure that the awning will not be half way across a window.

Example: The Kampa Rally caravan awning is available in four sizes, 200, 260, 330, 390. This number denotes the width of the awning and does not affect the height of the awning. Bill is after the largest Rally awning that can fit on his caravan but finds that the 390 unfortunately slightly covers a window on his caravan, however the 330 fits perfectly. Bill has the choice here of either taking the 390 and having it slightly cross the window, or going for the slightly smaller 330 and having it not cross the window.

If you are still unsure, please get in contact with your preferred Kampa retailer.

 

 

Q: Condensation
A: Condensation is caused by warm, moist air coming into contact with cold surfaces. Condensation can occur inside most awnings, which may sometimes be misinterpreted as the awning leaking.

There is always moisture in the air when you pitch a waterproof fabric above damp ground; however the situation is made worse by adding people who are breathing out warm water vapour. When the warm moist air inside comes into contact with the awning, which is cooled by the outside air, condensation forms.

During rain more condensation can form due to lower outside temperature and drops can form and run down seams or fall on internal poles, giving the appearance of a leak.

Main sources of condensation

  • Ground moisture rising inside your awning.
  • Your breath. When sleeping at night you will exhale approximately 1 litre of water. This water vapour is trapped within your caravan/motorhome; this will escape through opening widows, doors or vents into your awning.
  • Storing damp or wet clothes.
  • Cooking by gas for ½ hour can produce ½ litre of water.

Ventilation

Awning ventilation is more important than is generally realised – particularly in synthetic awnings. Under extreme conditions, condensation within the awning cannot be completely avoided. Condensation nearly always occurs on the roof poles and therefore it is often confused with leaks.

Leave the ventilation panels open as much as possible, especially when the awning is erected for some time as this will minimise condensation. Whenever possible it is recommended that the draught skirt is drawn aside slightly so that extra air circulation can take place. To prevent ground moisture rising inside the awning, a plastic underlay can be placed underneath, but this will cause the grass to die and may contravene some caravan sites rules.

 

 

Q: Spare parts
A: Spare parts are available through your supplying dealer. You may need to wait for these parts to arrive with the dealer as they may not have them in stock.

If you believe that the parts are covered under warranty then please check the warranty section of the FAQ.

 

Q: Warranty
A: All of our products come with a 12 month warranty from date of purchase unless specified otherwise. This does not affect your statutory rights.

All of our warranty procedures are followed out by the supplying dealer. There are certain exclusions.

 

 

It’s Summer!!

March 31st, 2016

British Summer Time is officially here! So, when’s your first trip out and about in the beautiful British countryside?

And where are you going to go?

 

We’d highly recommend a beautiful spot called North Norfolk!

 

Obviously, a top attraction is visiting us at Caravan Accessory Shop’s actual real life shop premises! Find us HERE!

Plus you can Meet the Staff and see our Newly Extended Shop Floor!

 

If that’s not enough of a draw for you would you like to know what else you could do in the local area?

 

See the Seals

Visit the Poppy Line to see the Steam Train

Go boating on the Broads

Get a taste of the exotic at Amazona Zoo

Eat delicious Fish & Chips

Visit sunny Sheringham

Go to Cromer

Walk along the cliffs

Visit National Trust estates Felbrigg, Sheringham Park, Blickling and more…

Throw your kids off a tall tower at Hilltop (attached to a zip line, obviously!)

Visit Norwich, Cathedral City of museums, heritage, markets and great food

See the Sea at Sealife Hunstanton or Great Yarmouth

Go wild at BeWILDerwood

Be all theatrical at Sheringham’s Little Theatre

And so much more!!!

 

OK – so you’re sold on North Norfolk as a place to visit!

 

Where should you stay?

 

As well as a huge range of Hotels, B&Bs and Self Catering Cottages, North Norfolk also happens to have a great range of Caravan Parks to choose from!

 

Check out:

Beeston Regis Holiday Park

West Runton Camping and Caravanning Club Site

Woodhill Park Caravan and Camping

Incleboro Fields Caravan Club Site

Sea View Caravan Park

Kelling Heath Holiday Park

Woodlands Caravan Park

 

And many, many more here on TripAdvisor

 

Now you’re all set for your holiday! Don’t forget to pop into the shop while you’re here!!

 

Happy Caravanning!