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Baby Wipes

These are far more versatile than the name suggests. Try them on cleaning ceramic cooker hobs, caravan sinks, and for getting marks off clothes, caravan upholstery, car seats and many other things. Oh yes, and don’t forget the baby! Don’t know what is in them, (the wipes) but they are effective

Leather Seat Reconditioning

If the leather seats in your car (or even caravan) are looking a little tired, it is worth the effort to rejuvenate the leather and thus improve the appearance of the whole vehicle. Gliptone Cleaner and Reconditioner works well when applied with an Elliot Shoe Brush. Using a circular motion rather than pressure, really lifts the dirt and produces a near “as new” appearance.

A complete guide to towing a caravan

Towing a caravan can be a daunting experience. This applies to all of us, experienced or a beginner. A change of car or caravan can make even the most experienced of caravan-owners rethink how they can drive safely.

A useful article entitled “A complete guide to towing a caravan” is now available on the RAC website:

This article covers a wide range to issues including:

  • Trailer driving licence categories
  • How to work out towing capacity
  • Width and length rules
  • Tips for towing a caravan

An interesting read for all touring caravan owners.


Most motorists have a can of WD40 in their cars. It is a very useful item of equipment to keep our vehicle going. However did you know that over 2000 uses are listed on the WD40 website ( for this most versatile item. Some of those listed include:

  • cleans sidewalls on tyres
  • removes tar from car, caravan and motorcaravan bodywork
  • removes decals from glass and plastic
  • cleans and protects chrome-work
  • removes insects from the front of vehicles and caravans
  • stops door seals freezing in cold weather
  • removes crayon from upholstery
  • cleans marks from rubber surfaces
  • removes tree sap from bodywork.


Pure petroleum jelly to quote its proper name is a most versatile product. Developed by Robert Augustus Chesebrough (a British chemist) in 1870, many of us use it to stop metal threads rusting and of course we use it for chapped skin and lips, minor burns and to prevent chaffing of the skin.

However other uses around our vans include applying it to door and window seals to keep them supple and prevent drafts; rubbing along extending awning poles to prevent rusting and aid smooth operation; and apply to battery terminals to prevent corrosion.