Author Archives: Alan Young

About Alan Young

MD and owner of the Woodhurst Group, including Praxis Accountancy Limited and Blue Sky Recreation Limited. Also Commercial Director of The Sky visor Group

Quick Guide To Towing Weights

Yup. Here we go again. Another quick guide to towing weights. Incredibly, confusion seems as rife as ever regarding what we can and can’t, legally, tow on our licences and with our chosen tow cars. Of course, we have, already, … Continue reading

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85% Of Kerb Weight. Law, Guide Or Myth?

For decades, now, many, including much of the towing industry, have worked on the basis that, for safe towing, we should, always, aim to stick to a trailer or caravan that weighs no more than 85% of the kerb weight … Continue reading

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Camp Site Review: Upper Lynstone Caravan & Camping Park, Bude

Upper Lynstone Caravan & Camping Park is a smallish, 4 star, family run camp site, a five to ten minute walk outside of the North Cornish coastal town of Bude. Its elevated position gives it excellent views, and it is … Continue reading

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Towing Mirrors. A Quick Look At The Law.

In our earlier article; The Layman’s Guide To Towing In The UK, one of the items covered was that of the legal requirement (or not) of fitting extended mirrors, when towing, however, towing mirrors, as a topic, is, along with … Continue reading

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Camp Site Review: Riverside Caravan Park, Stratford Upon Avon

Riverside Caravan Park can be found about a mile out of the centre of Stratford, itself, and is situated right on the banks of the River Avon. The site takes all types of caravans, motorhomes and folding campers, and also … Continue reading

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Taking A Look At The Caravan Camping & Motorhome Show 2017

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The Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show is the UK’s second largest motorhome and caravanning event. It is also an excellent opportunity for the public to see all of the new 2017 caravan, motorhome, holiday home, folding camper and trailer tent … Continue reading

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Car Tax Changes, From April 2017. How Will They Affect Us?

 REGISTEREDD Many of us will be looking at increased car tax, on any new vehicles we buy, when the proposed new changes to Vehicle Excise Duty kick in on 1 April 2017. In fact, current estimates are that 70% of … Continue reading

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TV Licensing. Do We Need One When Touring?

TV licensing laws have changed, relatively recently, and this has not helped the ongoing confusion surrounding them, especially insofar as they relate to touring, as opposed to static caravans. When it comes to caravans and similar holiday accommodation, there are, … Continue reading

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Model Review: Echo 4×4 Centre, Echo 4

This week, the Motorhome & Caravan Show, at the NEC, saw the show debut for Safari Trailers & Campers, and the entry level offering from Echo 4×4 Centre; the Echo 4, an innovative trailer tent model, originating from South Africa. … Continue reading

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Motorhome & Caravan Show Returns, Once Again, To The NEC.

This morning saw the opening of another Motorhome & Caravan Show at the NEC, and, as usual, I was there on the opening day, to take a look at what was on offer. The show is the UK’s largest motorhome … Continue reading

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