***New and updated! *** Do you want to get maximum value and enjoyment out of your caravan? The open road, the freedom to leave on a whim, the comfort and convenience of a mobile home from home...A caravan makes a fantastic investment if you're looking for flexible, economical holidays. 'Make the Most of Your Caravan' will show you how to get maximum value and enjoyment out of yours. Offering practical advice on all aspects of caravanning, from the initial purchase to basic maintenance, towing and driving to camping and holidaying abroad, this is a uniquely comprehensive manual for every caravan owner, setting you up for some great tips.
Is this the right book for me? Do you want to get maximum value and enjoyment out of your caravan? The open road, the freedom to leave on a whim, the comfort and convenience of a mobile home from home... A caravan makes a fantastic investment if you're looking for flexible, economical holidays. Make the Most of Your Caravan will show you how to get maximum value and enjoyment out of yours. Offering practical advice on all aspects of caravanning, from the initial purchase to basic maintainence, towing and driving to camping and holidaying abroad, this is a uniquely comprehensive manual for every caravan owner, setting you up for some great trips! Make the Most of Your Caravan includes: Chapter 1: Buying your first caravan What's in a caravan? How do all the systems work? New v secondhand - the pros and cons Buying secondhand Secondhand buyer's survival guide Buying a brand new caravan Chapter 2: Awnings and accessories The world of awnings The other accessories you can't live without Chapter 3: Choosing the right layout Points to consider L-shape front lounges Permanent-bed caravans Two-berth end-washroom models Two-berth end-kitchen layout Four-berth side-dinettes Five-berth twin-dinettes Fixed rear bunk six-berth caravans Chapter 4: Watch your weight - the art and science of outfit matching The percentage game Maximum towing limit Noseweight How to make the perfect match Caravan weights demystified So, do you need to change your car? Do you need to take another driving test? Chapter 5: Ready for the road - towing made easy Choosing a towbar Towing mirrors A place for everything - loading explained Connecting car to caravan Your final pre-flight check Driving off: your first tow Chapter 6: Love at first site - choosing a good place to stay Caravan sites in the UK Sites for family holidays Caravan sites overseas Site rules Chapter 7: Setting up on site and keeping everything running smoothly The arrival Reversing made easy You're on! Now to get it on the level Time to unhitch Setting up the caravan Choosing and using a caravan shower Effective use of water Effective use of gas Effective use of your fridge Effective use of mains hook-up Toilet training Keeping it all tidy Chapter 8: Protecting your investment Sold secure What security products to fit Are you on the register? Marking/identifying your caravan Alarm systems Where should you keep your caravan? Keeping it all working Preparing for winter storage Ready to sell? Chapter 9: What it's all about - the joys of touring in the UK 'Where shall we go next?' Best of Blighty - touring in the UK Meeting up with others All-year-round caravanning Chapter 10: What it's all about - the joys of touring overseas Your first foreign caravanning holiday How to get there France Spain Ireland The Netherlands Belgium Germany . . . . Learn effortlessly with a new easy-to-read page design and interactive features: Not got much time? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. Author insights Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. Test yourself Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. Extend your knowledge Extra online articles to give you a richer understanding of the subject. Five things to remember Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. Try this Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
This step-by-step, heavily illustrated guide shows the caravan owner and user how he or she can turn their caravan into a perfect and unique holiday retreat. Based on a magazine article format, this manual is easy to use and will help you create the caravan of your dreams.
Presents a history of the Silk Road, introducing the sights and sounds of such sites as the oasis at Dunhuang, the Yellow River, the desert near Hami, and the market at Kashgar.
my cool caravan
Author: Jane Field-Lewis, Chris Haddon
A weekend away in a stylish caravan provides the perfect antidote to 21st-century living and more and more people are now taking a look at caravans, breathing fresh 'retro' vibes into the humble caravan and campervan. Old style caravans and campervans also tap into the nostalgia/retro market and the desire for a simpler lifestyle. my cool caravan aims to inspire with both text and well-styled photography a new generation of caravan and campervan owners and provide an idiosyncratic sourcebook for the design conscious. The inspiration for the styling can come from many different sources – this book looks at 40 styled caravans of all vintages, from across the world, covering themes such as Country Cottage, Old Retro, Trailer Park Treasures, Silver Bullets and Recycled.
Chengli is an orphaned errand boy who lives in Chang’an China in 630 A.D. His mother has died from illness and his father is presumed dead after disappearing into the desert when Chengli was a baby. Now thirteen, Chengli feels ready for independence. He is drawn to the desert, beckoned by the howling of strange winds and the hope of learning something about his father—who he was and how he died. Chengli joins a caravan to travel down the merchant route known as the Silk Road, but it is a dangerous life, as his father knew. The desert is harsh, and there are many bandits—bandits interested in Chengli’s caravan because a princess, her servants, and royal guards are traveling with them. But the desert is full of amazing places and life-changing experiences, as the feisty princess learns the meaning of friendship and Chengli learns the heroism of which he is capable.
The much-loved 'Top Gear' host, and No. 1 bestselling author of 'On the edge', on learning to love your caravan - includes advice on how to blow it up when you are finished with it.
Author: John Wickersham
Publisher: Haynes Manuals
by John Wickersham The new, fully updated second edition of the Caravanning Handbook contains a wealth of information to help in the choice, purchase and use of a caravan. It is also an invaluable sourcebook when journeys are being planned and is an essential glovebox companion for use en route and on site. Presented in a colourful, easy-to-follow format, it gives advice on buying, towing, accessories, legislation and site procedures. It will also answer questions raised when using and looking after a caravan and includes chapters on electricity, gas, sanitation, refrigeration and heating appliances. we cannot fault the content Practical Caravan
Author: Caroline Mills
Publisher: New Holland Australia(AU)
Revealing England's most stunning caravan site locations, "Cool Caravanning" presents a hand-picked selection of 60 great places to stay. Featuring both places where you can bring your own caravan and sites with static caravans for rent, this stylish book packed with great ideas means that you'll never look at caravanning in the same way again. Whether you're looking for great views, children-friendly spots, a beach holiday, a walking break, an action adventure or just somewhere to relax, "Cool Caravanning" has something for everyone, whether you're an old hand or a first-timer. Full-colour photographs bring each site to life and there are full details of the site's facilities, local activities, place to visit, special place to eat, drink and buy food, plus full contact information. So pack up your home and a copy of cool caravanning in your 'van and discover these stunning locations for yourself.
The Touring Caravan
Author: Andrew Jenkinson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
From the original horse-drawn caravan to the sophisticated and well-appointed luxury leisure vehicle we know today, this book follows the dynamic evolution of the touring caravan over the last century. Using a selection of images from his archive, expert Andrew Jenkinson reveals how technical advances as well as interior design revolutionised the touring caravan in the United Kingdom, and how caravanning became a culture and a lifestyle choice. Covering well-known brands such as Eccles, Sprite, Swift and Bailey, this lively and informative book will appeal to caravan enthusiasts and social historians alike, and rekindle happy memories for anyone who has holidayed in a touring caravan.
Author: James A. Michener
Publisher: Dial Press
First published in 1963, James A. Michener’s gripping chronicle of the social and political landscape of Afghanistan is more relevant now than ever. Combining fact with riveting adventure and intrigue, Michener follows a military man tasked, in the years after World War II, with a dangerous assignment: finding and returning a young American woman living in Afghanistan to her distraught family after she suddenly and mysteriously disappears. A timeless tale of love and emotional drama set against the backdrop of one of the most important countries in the world today, Caravans captures the tension of the postwar period, the sweep of Afghanistan’s remarkable history, and the inescapable allure of the past. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from James A. Michener's Hawaii. Praise for Caravans “Brilliant . . . an extraordinary novel . . . The old nomadic trails across the mountains spring into existence.”—The New York Times “Romantic and adventurous . . . [Michener] has a wonderful empathy for the wild and free and an understanding of the reasons behind the kind of cruelty that goes with it.”—Newsday “Michener has done for Afghanistan what . . . his first [book] did for the South Pacific.”—The New York Herald Tribune
Author: James M Lang
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Vintage Caravan Style
Author: Lisa Mora
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
From shabby chic to rock 'n' roll heaven, restful craft room retreats to road-tripping travelling vans; from on-site artist studios and relaxing, reflective retreats, to travelling markets stalls and family summer holiday abodes; and from chandelier-clad glamping venues to the pride and joy of long-term nomadic lifestylers - there's a dream vintage caravan for everyone. Vintage Caravan Style takes the reader on a visual voyage through the world of vintage and retro caravans, exploring both the exterior and interior design of these classic icons. The book reveals the huge resurgence of interest in modern-vintage caravans - whether used for touring or as creative backyard spaces - and reveals how you can buy, restore and style a little capsule of retro heaven. Over 350 beautiful and inspirational photos sit alongside practical tips on restoring, upcycling, decorating and styling the small spaces of your dreams - whether you own a caravan, beach hut, shepherd's hut or even a shed - satisfying the desire to see inside other people's spaces and take inspiration from the small but perfectly formed spaces they have created.
In Arabian Nights
Author: Tahir Shah
The author continues his account of his adopted home of Morocco, exploring the tradition of the spiritual quest in terms of his own journey of self-discovery and his father's legacy of storytelling as he reveals Morocco's history, mystical beliefs, and culture.
Author: Richard H. Thaler, Cass R. Sunstein
From the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics, Richard H. Thaler, and Cass R. Sunstein: a revelatory look at how we make decisions—for fans of Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink and Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow New York Times bestseller Named a Best Book of the Year by The Economist and the Financial Times Every day we make choices—about what to buy or eat, about financial investments or our children’s health and education, even about the causes we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. Nudge is about how we make these choices and how we can make better ones. Using dozens of eye-opening examples and drawing on decades of behavioral science research, Nobel Prize winner Richard H. Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass R. Sunstein show that no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way, and that we are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions. But by knowing how people think, we can use sensible “choice architecture” to nudge people toward the best decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society, without restricting our freedom of choice. More than 750,000 copies sold