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Caravanning Handbook 2E

Buying, Owning, Enjoying
John Wickersham
Out Now

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, the Caravanning Handbook 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 Cooking/heating appliances.

Also including:

  • Buying: pre-owned and new; comparing types of caravan.
  • Basic construction.
  • Tow cars and towing.
  • Accessories - essentials, options and luxuries.
  • Site procedures.
  • Servicing, laying-up and recommissioning.

2009 was the year that saw the great British holiday make a comeback, and camping and caravanning holidays enjoyed a resurgence of their own as more people chose "staycations". All the signs are that this trend will continue; with people having already booked for 2010 for their Camping/Caravanning holidays.

The Author

John Wickersham started caravanning in 1954 and is an authoritative contributor to the caravan and motorcaravan press. His expertise in DIY includes caravan renovation as well as building a boat, two motorcaravans, three kit cars and his home in Bedfordshire.

Boat and Caravan Show

NEC, 23 - 28 February 2010

John will be in attendance on each day of the Show, and occupying a special section on the Alan Rogers Stand with the Mark Hammerton team. He will have all five of his currently 'in print' caravan and motorhome books on sale and ready for signing. The range will include the familiar Haynes Caravan and Motorhome self-build and repair manuals as well as the new Caravanning Handbook described above.

The information on this page is supplied courtesy of Haynes Publishing, please credit accordingly if you intend to use it. For more information or to request a review copy please contact Spirit PR on 0117 944 1415 or email Haynes PR

Haynes Manuals is the world's leading publisher of illustrated workshop car and motorcycle manuals, as well as producing manuals on a wide range of DIY, leisure and lifestyle subjects. These will continue to include motoring and motorsport related subjects. Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7JJ. Telephone: 01963 440635 Fax: 01963 440001 E-mail: