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64 USEFUL LINKS
 

Here, we concentrate on links to other websites, which themselves contain motorhome and travel-related links. There are many other useful links within articles on our website, particularly our A to Z of Long-term Motorhoming

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Brief Description

 

 Websites by Travellers


Here are 41 non-commercial websites produced by and recommended by Motorhomers, Cyclists and other Long-distance Travellers.

31 Motorhome Insurers


Following a detailed introduction, 31 Motorhome Insurance Agents are listed here, along with links to their websites, phone numbers and, where available, details of what they have to offer. Please contribute your experience!

Websites for Campsites in Europe


Here is a long list of Free Websites from Holland, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, etc (almost all in English) detailing many thousands of campsites throughout Europe. We have also written a critique of the Caravan Club's expensive and inadequate non-web offerings. 

Health-Related Websites


Links to Eight Health-Related Websites for travellers with all you need to know about inoculation, illness, insurance, symptoms, medical supplies and keeping healthy around the world. But not for the hypochondriac! 

www.brownhills.co.uk


Brownhills at Newark is Britain's largest dealer for new and pre-owned motorhomes - and the source of our current Carado. There is a good accessory shop, a bistro and a servicing centre. Owners of any vehicle purchased there become members of Club Brownhills, with discounts at shop and bistro as well as free overnight parking with electricity and use of excellent facilities.

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Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly is the UK's premier motorhome magazine. The website includes a readers' forum, letters, on-line subscription, motorhome and accessory sales.

www.motorhomeparking.co.uk/


Motorhomer GJ Hadfield has developed this website over the last 10 years by requesting information about motorhome parking in the UK from local authorities, national parks, central government, supermarkets, etc. Fortunately, he is an expert in the use of the Freedom of Information Act.

www.ukcampsite.co.uk


Subscribe to a free regular newsletter from the UK's oldest and biggest internet guide for campers, caravanners and motorhomers. It has detailed campsite lists (with reader reviews) throughout Europe, as well as message forums, classified ads, competitions and a wide range of features and tips.

www.lowdhams.com


With branches in Nottingham and Huddersfield, Lowdhams is Britain's largest privately owned dealer in motorhomes and caravans. Both branches have an accessory shop and a café, and the main Nottingham site offers free overnight parking.

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Motorhome Medics of Cheltenham, (01452 856856) competently carry out every kind of Engine, Chassis and Living Quarters Servicing and Repair on all makes of British, European and US Motorhome. We recommend them!

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Online RV Spares Shop by Motorhome Medics. At the time of writing, there are 432 items for sale in this shop, under 23 headings, varying from essential replacements to useful gizmos and luxury accessories. Operating on EBay rules, you can use your skill to pick up a bargain.

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Young American adventurer Shawn Michaels writes: 'My sole purpose here is to convey my knowledge of outdoor gear to you, to give you in-depth knowledge of what works best for you.

I hope you find my blog useful and I can practically play a part in aiding your adventures.'

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RoadPro has the largest range of electrical and other accessories for the motorhome available online. Boss Andrew Harris will also send you a free catalogue which will include accounts of his far-ranging travel in the RoadPro motorhome.

www.hewittcycles.co.uk


Paul Hewitt's workshop and accessory store is in Leyland. Paul built and services our excellent Hewitt-Cheviot touring cycles. See www.magbaztravels.com/content/view/620/29/


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The RV Owners Association (RVOA) was set-up to assist RV owners within the UK. There are full details on relevant legislation and information on user manuals, safety recalls, dealers, repair shops, insurance, parts and large pitches. Membership is free!'

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Vicarious Books stock an impressive range of road atlases, campsite guides and camperstop listings throughout Britain and Europe. Available by mail order.

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Motorhome Swap brings together likeminded people worldwide to exchange their motorhomes as and when they like. For an annual fee of ₤45, you register details of your motorhome, location, etc, in a database along with your hoped-for motorhome with its location.

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Motorhome Fun is the fun, friendly and informative forum for UK and Continental motorhomes and American RVs - reviews, facts, sales, campsites, news, links, travel blogs and useful motorhome chat.

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Martin Smith has created this website with some great features including exhaustive information about each featured site and a very useful and thorough search function which works through name, geographical location and clickable maps. We wish him every success with this venture.

www.britstops.com 


Similar to the France Passion scheme, Britstops lists 640 hosts in Britain and Ireland offering free overnight parking. Latest edition published mid-February 2016, price £27.50 + p&p,

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Chris Gage's new website helps you choose your new or second hand motorhome. Sections include a Beginner's Guide, Featured New Models, Used Motorhomes for sale and Motorhome Hire. Let Chris know what you are looking for and he'll find it for you.

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Andy Clarke's useful site for information on the UK motorhoming scene with practical articles and a wide range of good links.

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Free UK-based information and links relating to clubs, magazines, dealers, manufacturers, events, buying, hiring, financing and touring.

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Andy Clarke's UK-based mailing list for motorcaravan owners to discuss any topic relating to the ownership, use and enjoyment of motorcaravans, motorhomes or camper vans. Plus very many links & some articles by and for long-term motorhomers.

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Andy Clarke's new website which has motorhomes, motorcaravans, campervans and motorhome accessories for sale from private sellers and dealers in the UK and Europe. Place a low-cost ad when you come to sell.

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David Burley's online motorhoming community website with forums, reviews, sales, information and articles, a UK campsite database and rallies. It will eventually contain a searchable database of all manufacturers' motorhomes.

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Caravan Motorhome Help: Peter and Linda Jones offer a wide range of help: advice, repairs, manuals, books, e-books, accessories, and more to ensure that your motorhome and caravan (and car, van, motorbike, generator) run at their best. You can also help them with recommendations.

www.eurocampings.eu


Instant free access to details of 9,900 campsites throughout Europe, listed by the Dutch ACSI organisation. Search by location, by site name or on a map. ACSI also sell a DVD with the same information.

www.campingcard.co.uk


ACSI sell a very useful annual camping card giving off-season discount at over 3,000 campsites in Europe, including the UK. Details are given in the accompanying 2-volume guide, and (for a small extra payment) via a smartphone app.

www.autogas.co.uk


Autogas 2000, near Thirsk in North Yorkshire, undertake LPG conversions to petrol vehicles. They will also repair or fit fixed LPG tanks on motorhomes, or install a refillable gas bottle system which we can personally recommend. Overnight parking by arrangement.

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David Burley's Outdoor Bits aims to be the UK's premier provider of motorhome accessories and the only one with a nationwide chain of specialist fitting centres. The huge range of motorhome accessories grows daily.

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Contact J. A. C. Campers through this link to their website. They can provide you with one of their professionally built new and used camper vans, for sale or just for hire, as well as accessories and equipment.

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VW T4 Transporter Community website now contains 60+ pages of information on all models, 1990-2003. By VW T4 owners for VW T4 owners, there is free information and features on a monthly basis. Submit a feature, build a travelogue or join in a forum. 

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WirelessParkingSensors deliver what it says on the tin, along with reversing cameras and a range of other motorhome and caravan accessories.

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EZone 4 offer Camper van sales and conversions, kitchen and washroom equipment, water and air heaters, gas fittings, electrical, roof vents, furniture fittings and accessories.

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Amperor Europe Ltd supplies power appliances for 12 & 24-volt batteries including voltage stabilisers (useful for an LCD TV and saving on battery consumption), inverters, DC-DC converters and Flip DVD players.

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Neill and Dilys King's 6-year-old website with useful information for European motorhoming.

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FreeLine MotorHomes provide motorhome rental, campervan hire, motorhome hire and campervan rental services in the UK

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Worldwide Motorhome and Caravan Rentals, dealers, government tourism links, chat and free web-mail accounts (based in Vancouver).

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MotorhomePlanet, started in 2007 by Roland Head, is operated by Firing Room IT who specialise in internet marketing for the vehicle hire industry. Although commercial, there is also a growing collection of useful information for motorhomers, coupled with wide ranging relevant links.

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Motorhoming in France Alan Russell's new website is a valuable resource for British motorhomers visiting France. Growing all the time, it describes 824 Aires and 186 Campsites, with travel articles, motorhome tours, tourist information, news, letters, adverts, a forum, 3,000 images and much more! There is a small annual membership fee.

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Joan and Roger's Website promises, among much else, 5,820 images, largely of France and Spain, and over 2,000 links. Last updated on 1st May 2004. 

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Sheila and Steve Pyke welcome you to their website about their motorhoming in the UK and Western Europe, with many images and links.

 www.taylormade-covers.co.uk


Taylormade, a family business based in Honley near Huddersfield, make a full range of cab screens for motorhomes, campervans and RVs, as well as covers for bicycles, scooters and wheels. Purchase on-line, at some of the shows, or (as we do) at their premises

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The Motor Caravanners' Club website has a mass of information and links for non-members, as well giving the opportunity to join the UK's premier motorhome club.

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The UK Caravan Club gives you access to around 200 carefully landscaped club sites plus over 2,500 member-only 5-van rural sites. There are money saving offers on ferry crossings, access to technical information, a monthly club magazine, insurance and much more.

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The Camping and Caravanning Club offers nearly 100 UK Club Sites, over 1,200 smaller member-only sites, ferry bookings, local groups, monthly magazine, insurance, RAC breakdown, loans, weather forecasts, outdoor wear, accessories, equipment and a credit card.

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Over 500 Campsites in Scotland are fully described in Andy Thomson's multi-lingual non-commercial site and you can add your own recommendations and reviews.

www.huddersfieldctc.org.uk


The Huddersfield and District branch of the Cyclists Touring Club, for CTC members living in the area, has a full programme of rides and events throughout the year. Cyclists of all ages are very welcome to join this friendly group.

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The Cyclists' Touring Club is the UK's largest; its website contains much technical and touring information, some of it for members only (but you can join through the site). 

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Started by Neil Gunton in 2000, US-based Crazyguyonabike is a place for bicycle tourists and their journals. At the time of writing, it contained 2,975 journals and articles, with 336,206 pictures!

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The Tenby Aces Cycling Club's website has a forum, photo gallery, list of club runs, training schedules, history, links, contact details and a coach's corner with training advice. Of direct use to cyclists in Pembrokeshire, it is an excellent example of its kind for other clubs to follow.

www.cassoa.co.uk


The Caravan Storage Site Owners' Association (CaSSOA) is a reliable source of information for secure indoor and outdoor storage facilities, for caravans or motorhomes, throughout the UK.

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The biggest and best campervan and Motorhome Club in Australia, with its own magazine, informative website and hundreds of motorhomes for sale.

www.caravantimes.co.uk


Subscribe to a free weekly newsletter, with information and competitions of interest to motorhomers as well as caravanners.

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Motorhomes Australia aims to carry many services including rentals, accessories, advertising, sales, manufacturers, repairers, buy-sell. All this plus a lot of fun, including tips and story swapping along the way!

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This is Tony Wilson's Motorhome Rental Agency, based in Australia but offering deals world-wide. 

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The New Zealand Motorhome, Caravan and Camping Magazine is a great introduction to the NZ motorhome scene with articles, links & sales.

www.caktanks.co.uk


C.A.K. Tanks of Kenilworth, Warwickshire, sell motorhome/caravan accessories from their base or on-line. Their range extends well beyond tanks, to include items for plumbing, washroom, kitchen, electrical, gas and heating fittings.

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The New Zealand Motor Caravan Association has more than 26,300 members. It has a magazine, maps, guides, advice, sales  and a useful website with links.

www.gooutdoors.co.uk


With 50 stores around the country (or mail order), Go Outdoors sell a huge range of camping and sports equipment, clothing etc, at competitive prices.  

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A splendid resource for the RV Traveller in the USA. On the front page, you can send your email address to obtain regular, free (no obligation) copies of 'RV Travel' which is packed with practical information.

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The UK's leading motoring and cycling retailer is the place to look at accessories, from SatNavs to camping gear.

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Family Motor Coach Association - a great resource for RV owners and users in the USA