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A Frame failures
Following some reports of A-frame mounting failures and associated body/chassis failures of the towed vehicle, the Vehicle Safety Branch of Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency have taken an interest and would like anyone who has suffered such failures to provide further information. Read more...

All the Aires France - North and SouthAll the Aires - France

Vicarious Books have published a new edition of their guide to French aires, now with over 3034 motorhome stopovers listed.
The guide has been fully revised and is now two volumes and in a larger A4 format.
Also included are 765 LPG/GPLP filling stations and a listing of autoroute aires with motorhome service points.

Brit Stops 2015
Brit StopsA new edition of the popular membership scheme providing a directory of motorhome-friendly stopovers in the UK as published in March. Hundreds of country pubs, farm shops, vineyards, breweries, craft / antiques centres, etc. offer an invitation to members of Brit Stops to stay overnight in your motorhome or campervan in a safe environment - free of charge!
Read our review of the 2015 edition

Seaview Camping Highlands and Islands Guide
Seaview Camping Scotland Sea View Camping Scotland Highlands and Islands is a new guide from Vicarious Books - covering all the campsites with a sea view in Scotland.
Completely revised for 2014.
Read our review

Some People Prefer Hotels
Some People Prefer Hotels Some People Prefer Hotels was the reaction of a grumpy old work colleague's comment when told that Nigel and Emm had bought a motorhome. Whilst nervously driving to Cornwall for a week's holiday during the first heavy rainfall for months and the windscreen wipers stop working, it seemed he had a point.
Read our review

Aire for Dorset!
We have heard from the West Dorset District Council and Weymouth and Portland Borough Council Partnership that they are planning to introduce a pilot continental aire style facility in the Weymouth and Portland Borough Council area. Read more...

New Stopovers in Worcestershire!
Malvern Hills District Council have introduced a new Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) that now permits motorhomes to park, and stay overnight, at two car parks in the district. Read more...

All the Aires - Spain and Portugal
Vicarious Books have published the third edition of their guide to Spanish and Portugese aires, with 303 inspected aires and 102 autogas filling stations included.
Read what they say about the new guide in the Inbox.

New DVLA rules on motor caravan road tax
New motor caravans to be taxed based on CO2 emissions. Read more...

The Motor Caravan Tourism Organisation
A new wesbsite set up to encourage and promote the establishment of motorhome stopovers in the UK. Read more...

Motorhome WiFi
Motorhome WiFi have recently compiled a useful table to compare the 3G data roaming charges for different operators. Read more...

Kimberley Caravans & Motorhomes
Having recently won Practical Caravans Owner Satisfaction gold award for the supply of new caravans, Kimberley Caravans continue to expand into the motorhome industry with the addition of Carado motorhomes. Read more...

Caravan Club News
New Sites and Great Offers mean fantastic news for Scotland.

New Travel Insurance from Shield
Obtaining affordable travel insurance is now much easier for motorhomers with pre-existing medical conditions or who are over 65 thanks to a new travel insurance product launched by the UK's leading leisure insurance specialist. Read more...

Motorhome Stopovers in Devon
Torridge District Council are to approve plans for motorhomes to stay overnight on several of its car parks. Read more...

Scottish National Park Proposals for Motorhome Overnight Parking
The Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park have recently published their 5 Lochs Visitor Management Plan. Read more...

Scarborough U Turn on Motorhome Stopovers
Despite the original recommendation of their own Parking Review Group the decision has been taken not to allow overnight stays, and to ban motorhomes from certain car parks completely at night. Read more...

An amendment to the EC 3rd Directive on Driving Licences should mean that it will be easier for drivers of privately used vehicles to obtain a C1 licence (required for driving vehicles of between 3500kg and 7500kg GVW). Read more...

More UK Stopovers!
Two councils have told us of their plans to introduce motorhome stopovers. Read more...

EU roaming caps in place for mobile phone users
Great news today for anyone who's been stung by high charges when they've tried to use their mobile phone or tablet abroad. Read more...

New 'aire de service' open in Northern Ireland
Located at The Commons in Donaghadee, the 'aire de services' allows motorhome owners to charge up their batteries, take on fresh water and dispose of waste water. Read more motorhome stopovers news...

No parking for motorhomes
Department for Transport approves new sign.

Council approves free stopover in Scotland
Hawick has the first council-approved motorhome stopover in Scotland. Read more...

Campsites force price hike at Hayling Island aire
Havant Borough Council are to increase overnight fees at West Beach following pressure from local campsite owners.

Latest news on UK Motorhome Stopovers

New 'aire' opens in Northern Ireland
A new aire, complete with Euro Relais bourne, has opened in Northern Ireland. Read more...

St Annes 'aire' opened on 27th April 2012
The legal process to change the car park order has been completed and overnight motorhome parking will be allowed from Friday 27th April until Monday 1st October. Read more...

EU roaming solution for mobile phone users
Great news today for anyone who's been stung by high charges when they've tried to use their mobile phone or tablet abroad. Read more...

Camper vans will be allowed to stay overnight in the Common Haugh, Hawick, after local councillors gave their unanimous backing to the proposal. Read more...

Vicarious Books have just published a completely revised Second Edition of their much acclaimed guide to motorhome purchase and use, Go Motorhoming.
Re-titled Go Motorhoming and Campervanning, it remains an essential purchase for motorhome buyers and users. Read our review...

DVLA revise their rule change on campervan conversions
Following pressure from interested parties the DVLA have reconsidered their recent change of policy regarding the criteria required for the 'body type' classification on the V5C Registration Document to be changed to 'motor caravan' following a conversion. Read more...

New tyre pressure monitor from Tyrepal
Tyrepal have introduced a new simple 'fit and forget' tyre pressure monitoring system. Read more...

Innergie mCube Mini
We review the worlds smallest in-car laptop power supply, the Innergie mCube Mini. Read more...

A-frame legislation
Changes to European Type Approval rules for trailers may affect A-frames. Read more...

Remote tyre pressure monitoring system for motorhomes
TyrePal have introduced a device that wirelessly monitors your tyre pressures whilst travelling.
Details in the Inbox

Christmas Markets
Visiting continental Christmas markets in a motorhome

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