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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……..

Kampa Awning Comparison

Thursday, 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!

 

It’s Summer!!

Thursday, 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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Funday!

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Just a quick note to say that as we’re now getting MEGA busy (summer is coming!) we will be opening our Shop in West Runton on SUNDAYS as well as every other day of the week!

 

New Summer Opening Hours:

9.30am – 5pm Monday to Saturday

10am – 4pm on Sunday

 

We will also have our NEW shop extension completed soon (hopefully by April) so there will be even more to see!

 

Don’t forget you can place orders over the phone for collection in store or Worldwide delivery! Simply call our Warehouse on 01263 837482. We are open 9.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Calls made on weekends will be answered in the shop IF we are not too busy with shop customers. We have an answer phone though, so leave us a message and we’ll get back to you!

 

Happy Caravanning!!

What’s your favourite?

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

We here at Caravan Accessory Shop just LOVE to hear about people using the products they’ve purchased from us.

We adore it when we get an email saying that something was “just right” or a “perfect fit” or that we were “very helpful” *blush*.

We’d love to hear about your favourite product of all time. Something that was your “perfect fit” and what you did with it, whether you fixed something, built something, added something, replaced something, took something somewhere, used something somewhere for some purpose and so on. We want to know.

Help us to help our future customers by reviewing the products we sell. On every item on our website there’s the option (below the picture, in the tabs section to the left) to write a review about that specific product.

Once you’re submitted your review we can check them (in case of spam) and will then publish them for everyone who is interested in that product to see. Let them know why you love it!

For Example. Someone must have something good to say about our Best Selling Water Heater! The Morco D61E.

We let you know our favourite products on our Meet The Staff page, so now it’s your turn.

 

If there’s anything you particularly want to let us know about, praise or criticism, that please email us at shop@caravanaccessoryshop.co.uk

 

Happy Caravanning!