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Getting your static caravan summer season ready
The weather is getting warmer, the holiday parks are opening up, and it’s time to get ready for summer and show your static caravan some love. To help you get ready quicker, we’ve created an easy checklist to follow.
We ask Bailey: What is a caravan berth and which one do I need?
Choosing a caravan can be a bit overwhelming, especially when you hear terms such as berths, axles, layouts, MTPLM, and total user payload.
What to do if your car breaks down
If your car starts making unusual noises, strange vibrations, or you see smoke coming from the engine, it might be about to break down. What should you do next?
Getting insurance after a conviction
Convictions can make it more difficult to find motor insurance, whether your conviction is driving related or not. But it’s not impossible. This article gives you a few dos and don’ts to help.
Are you planning to drive abroad?
Driving abroad can be an exciting adventure. But it can be daunting too. If you’re new to driving abroad or need a little refresher, this article will help.
8 ways to keep your leisure home more secure
What’s the best way to keep your log cabin, chalet or lodge secure when you’re not there? Our 8 tips are a good place to start.
What should you do after a car accident?
Accidents happen. But knowing that doesn’t make it any less stressful and upsetting if it happens to you. Knowing what to do can help though.
Brushing off the winter blues
If you’re keen to get out and enjoy your motorhome after a winter break, you’ll need to make sure it’s ready for the road. Our pre-season checks will help you get going quickly and safely.
7 reasons to love your motorhome
For many, a motorhome offers the freedom to escape everyday life for a little while, to be spontaneous and go wherever the mood takes you. At Lifesure, we love motorhomes too.
How often does my motorhome tyre pressure need to be checked?
Having the right pressure in your motorhome tyres not only makes driving more enjoyable, it’s safer too. This article helps get you on the right track.
Is buying a park home right for me?
The affordability of park homes makes them an appealing option for people wanting to downsize or access money tied up in their property. If it’s an option you’re considering, this article might help.
Does your park home site have a residents’ association?
Being part of a residents’ association on a park home site can have many advantages. But what is it? This article answers some frequently asked questions about residents’ associations.
Your rights and obligations as a park home owner
Knowing your rights and obligations as a park home owner can go a long way towards creating positive relationships with the site owners and your neighbours.
A beginner’s guide to buying a static caravan
If the thought of going to your favourite holiday destination whenever you want sounds appealing, buying a static caravan could be perfect.
Does your static caravan need a TV Licence?
Many owners aren’t sure about whether they need a separate TV Licence for their static caravan. Getting it wrong could lead to expensive fines. This article helps you get it right.
A guide to towing your caravan
You’ve bought a caravan and you’re excited to get out and explore. What do you need to know about towing before you set off?
Probably The Best Caravans In The World
With so many caravans to choose from this list contains quite a few expensive vans. However, not all of them are out of the price range of us mere mortals.
Importing A Motorhome From Japan
Looking for a campervan or motorhome? The market isn't just restricted to VW's as there are plenty of Japanese models worth a look and at better prices.
Interior Design Your Caravan
Caravans are more than just a vehicle, more than just accommodation, or a place to kip for the night. Read on for ideas to improve and update your caravan.
Essential Caravan Accessories
These are some of those essential caravanning items that you may well miss off your list when stocking up, especially if this is your first caravan.
New Guide For Caravan Tyre Pressures
Before a trip it is essential to check the tyres and tyre pressures on your caravan. This guide helps you to check that your tyres are correctly inflated.
Travelling With Your Dog In A Caravan Or Motorhome
If you have a puppy or have never taken your dog out in your motorhome or caravan, here are some tips and hints to help you and them have a happy trip.
Buying An Imported Car - A UK Guide
Importing a car? One thing that may be helpful is understanding that imported cars can be put into two major categories, Parallel Imports and Grey Imports.
Import Cars, What You Should Know Before Purchasing
Import cars are typically placed into three different categories, Personal, Grey and Parallel imports. Here we provide advice on purchasing and importing.
Buying A Mobile Home - What To Consider
When buying your first mobile home, there are several things that need to be considered. Our guide looks at what you need be aware of including the costs.
Your Mobile Home - The Pros And Cons Of Letting It Out
Practical advice if you are considering letting out your mobile home, including what you need to know about HMRC and a basic inventory of contents needed.
Is park home ownership a good investment?
If you are considering moving into a residential park home, you may be wondering if it will be a worthwhile investment. Our guide tells you what to consider.
Keeping Unwanted Visitors Out Of Your Caravan
Caravanning can have some drawbacks; mainly the various creepy-crawlies! To avoid sharing your accommodation with tiny visitors, follow these handy hints.
Towing Capacity For A Caravan Or Trailer
Before you decide which caravan or trailer to purchase, you must first work out what the towing vehicle can safely and legally manage. Read our free guide.
Using The Internet In Your Caravan Or Motorhome
Read our guide on how to stay connected to the Internet whilst traveling in your caravan or motorhome. There's no need to pay expensive site connection fees
Are You Licensed To Drive A Motorhome?
If you’re new to motorhomes or are considering buying your first van, you may not have realised that your driving license may not cover you for driving it.
How To Watch Television In Your Caravan Or Motorhome
The use of televisions in caravans and motorhomes is becoming more popular, but how do you get a signal? Read our guide to the options available to you.
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in Your Caravan or Motorhome - The Risks
Carbon monoxide is a silent killer. Read our guide on how to avoid poisoning in your caravan or motorhome and recognising the potentially deadly symptoms.
Raining Again? What To Do With Children In A Caravan Or Motorhome
Even in a confined space there are still plenty of games and things to do if it is raining and most don't cost a lot of money. Read on for lots of ideas.
Unfair Terms In Static Caravan Agreements
When coming to an agreement with the site owner keep an eye on the terms and conditions for anything which may prove to be unfair. Read our guide for advice
Winterising Your Static Caravan
Before winter arrives there are things you need to do to ensure your static caravan is prepared for the elements. This guide gives some helpful hints & tips
Setting Up A Park Home Residents’ Association
Residents of any mobile home or static caravan park are entitled to set up a residents' association to represent themselves as home owners. We show you how.
Decorating Your Caravan On A Budget
Jazzing up your caravan can be extremely rewarding, with the right mindset and a bit of time to do it all in you can achieve beautiful and dazzling results!
Gas Attacks on Caravans and Motorhomes – Fact or Fiction?
Regardless of your thoughts on this issue, the fact remains that caravans and motorhomes are being broken into at motorway parking areas and aires abroad.
Towing With Your Motorhome - What You Need To Know
If you are considering towing with your motorhome but are not sure what you are looking for, our guide looks at the different types available and the law.
Caravan Towing Mirrors – Make Sure You Know The Law
Towing mirrors are a legal requirement for the majority of cars including 4x4’s that are towing a caravan or trailer. Read our free guide to staying legal.
Do You Hold A TV Licence For Your Static Caravan?
The home TV licence is only valid for use in the types of holiday accommodation when the home TV will never be used at the same time as that in the caravan.
Importing A European Caravan – What You Need To Know
The various European models which can be imported offer a range of benefits, but you should always bear in mind the negatives alongside the positives.
Scam Warning - Motor Insurer’s Bureau Claims
This scam involves a person, claiming to be from the Motor Insurer’s Bureau contacting you with regards to an accident you may have been involved in.
Using Your Motorhome In Cold Weather
If you plan to use your motorhome during the autumn or winter, bear in mind that you will need to do things slightly differently than during the summer.
Long Journey? Make An Overnight Stop At A Motorway Service Area
It is not advisable to drive long distances in one go regardless of whether you are towing or not. Some motorway service areas allow overnight parking.
Winter Caravanning Tips
Modern caravans with their new construction and heating systems mean that caravanning all year round is now feasible. Read our guide to staying comfortable.
How Cool Is Your Camper?
In the past cooling yourself down in a caravan or motorhome meant opening the doors and windows and hoping for a through breeze. There is now an alternative
Mazda Bongo Towing Weights
If you wish to tow with your Mazda Bongo it can be difficult to find out what is legal. Here is our guide to towing safely with your Bongo
Cracked Shower? Speedcoat It!
Caravan and motorhome owners will be aware of the problems of cracked showers. Fortunately there is a solution that doesn't involve replacing the whole unit
A Comprehensive Guide To Tyres
Everything you need to know about tyres. The new ratings, how to change a tyre, are winter tyres necessary, tyre markings, choosing the right tyres and more
Caravan Registration Scheme – Why You Need To Register
CRiS is the national register for touring caravan owners in the UK and there are numerous advantages to signing up including help if it gets stolen.
How To Safely Transport Bicycles
With various options available to those wishing to transport their bikes on the back of a vehicle, it can be a bit confusing. We look at the differences.
Smartphone Apps For Caravan And Motorhome Owners
With a wide range of apps to help you on your caravan holidays, from site finders to ideas for days out to caravan levellers - start planning your trip here
Caravan VINs – Cracking The Code
The number etched on your caravan window isn't a random series of numbers and letters, it actually means something. We show you how to decode yours.
Heading To Spain? A Guide To The New Driving Laws
If you intend to drive in Spain this year, read our guide to their new tougher driving laws and staying on the right side of the police.
A Guide To Solar Panels For Caravans and Motorhomes
Solar panels for caravans & motorhomes are becoming more popular. But with so many on the market what do you choose? Read our guide to what's available
How To Avoid Damp In Caravans And What To Do If It Strikes
Water ingress, damp and mold can be a nightmare for a caravan owner. But what should you do? Read our guide to avoiding damp and getting rid of it.
How To Avoid Common Caravan Scams When Buying Second-Hand
There are many bargains to be found when buying a second-hand caravan, but there are also some pitfalls. Read our guide to making sure you get a good deal.
Motorhomes and Seatbelts – The Law
We all know the law about seatbelts right? Motorhomes have always been a bit more tricky. Read our guide to staying on the right side of the law.
Caravans – A Guide To Maximum Nose Weights
Measuring the nose weight of your caravan is something that caravanners should do on a regularly. We show you how to work out what your maximum weight is.
Checking For And Dealing With Damp In Motorhomes
Unfortunately water ingress and damp can be a problem in motorhomes for a number of reasons. Read our guide to keeping your motorhome as dry as possible.
What You Need To Know About Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems
Tyre Pressure Monitoring Systems are now being fitted to all new vehicles by law. But do you know what the benefits are and how they can help you?
Everything you need to know about caravan & motorhome leisure batteries
Every caravan and motorhome has a leisure battery, but what is the difference between these and a car battery, and how do you look after one? Read our guide.
Adapting Your Caravan Or Motorhome To Cater For Disabilities
Getting older or having a disability does not mean that you have to miss out on the fun of caravan holidays. There are plenty of adaptions that can be made.
A Comprehensive Guide To Breakaway Cables
The breakaway cable on your caravan is not only a safety feature, but also a legal requirement for vans over 750kg. Read our guide to what you need to know.
How To Load A Caravan Correctly
Regardless of how experienced you are, a reminder on how to load your caravan safely can only be a good thing. Read our guide to what you need to know.
Caravan Reversing Cameras – What You Need To Know
Caravan reversing cameras are becoming more popular. What are the pros and cons, and what should you consider before buying? Read our guide to the facts.
Cleaning The Exterior Of Your Caravan
Cleaning your caravan is not only essential to keep it looking in tip top condition, but also a great way to spot any potential issues. Read our guide.
How To Avoid Caravan Snaking
Your caravan snaking can be a heart stopping moment, but there are some things that you can do to minimise the risk. Read our guide to what you need to know
5 Of The Best Dog Friendly UK Caravan Sites
Finding a great caravan site that is also dog friendly is a priority for a lot of people. Here we look at 5 fantastic sites that are definitely worth a try.
Outsmart The Thief And Protect Your Motorhome Or Caravan
Caravan and motorhome security has never been so important. Outsmart the Thief have launched their new Titanium system which is unique in the industry.
What Does A B&E Driving Licence Involve?
If you want to tow a trailer or caravan, then you'll need to make sure that you have the B&E part added to your driving licence, which may mean another test
What You Need To Know About The Consumer Rights Act 2015
Implemented in October 2015, the Consumer Rights Act 2015 replaces the Consumer Contract Regs. These rights apply every time you buy goods and services.
Tyresafe Now Offer An Online Checking Service
If you need to know what the tyre pressures are for your car or caravan, the new online checking service from Tyresafe is just what you need.
Lifesure sponsors local Team GB Dragon Boat racing team
Lifesure are proud to sponsor the team GB Dragon boat racing team.
Top 5 caravan and motorhome family festivals in the UK
We've had a look at some of the best festivals in the UK for families with caravans and motorhomes.
Buying travel insurance? Make sure you’re covered
Before you go away, it’s important you have the right cover for the type of trip you are going on.
Caravan manufacturer Bailey share their tips for touring this summer
When the sun is shining there is no better place to unwind than the great outdoors and, in our opinion, making a caravan or motorhome your base for your break is a sure fire way to feel home comforts wherever you pitch up.
News: Lifesure launches graduate programme
The Lifesure Group has launched a graduate programme with the aim to attract young talent to the UK’s ever-changing insurance industry.
News: Insurance boss in running for director of year title
Paul Reid, Managing Director of Cambridgeshire-based the Lifesure Group, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Director of the Year award at the annual Broker Innovation Awards.
Struggling to get your self-converted van reclassified as a motorcaravan?
You’ve purchased the van, gone through the highs and lows of self-converting (or perhaps even used an expert company) to create your home away from home, and now it’s time to sort the insurance.
Trending: Half of Brits ready to quit the rat race
According to new research half of Brits are on the edge of quitting their job and driving off into the sunset.
Keep the holiday fun going all season with our new legal expenses cover
Disputes with site owners and unruly short-term renters can cause untold upset for holiday home owners.
Advice for travelling abroad during the Brexit transition period
In short, you don't need to do anything differently when planning a trip to the EU.
Flood cover now available to many in highest risk areas
Lifesure is now able to provide flood cover to many park homes in even the highest risk flood areas in the UK.
Lifesure receives Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award
An independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers.
Why insurance is still important
We’ve put together some FAQ’s as to why it’s still important to protect your pride and joy with essential insurance in place.
Your #Staycation news digest
Keep ahead of the curve with our regular updates on just what's happening with caravan and holiday home sites across the UK.