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Which is the best trailer coupling for the towing vehicle?

Which is the best trailer coupling for the towing vehicle? There are many trailer couplings on the market now and generally speaking they fall into three distinct types: Rigid trailer coupling device Detachable/removable trailer coupling device Sway control coupling device. Each of the above-mentioned types is valid in its own right with corresponding advantages and disadvantages. Rigid trailer coupling device/tow hitch  is screwed on to the vehicle and the ball mount juts out behind. It is always visible and is…

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Using their motorcaravans throughout the winter

Using their motorcaravans throughout the winter 19% of all Dutch campers choose to spend the winter using their motorcaravans. Popular destinations in the winter months are Spain (44%), Portugal (15%) and France (15%). Campers tend to go to Portugal in November and to France in February, March and April. Three-quarters of these winter travellers move around, the remainder stay on a campsite in one place. February and March are the most popular months for camping. Campers who do not go…

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Licence to thrill

Wherever you fish in England and Wales, you must possess a valid Environment Agency rod licence. There are two types: non-migratory trout and coarse or the  salmon and sea trout licence. A 12-month licence costs from £30 and a one-day licence from £6. Licences are free for juniors aged between 12 and 16 and children under 12 do not require one.  You should also buy a ticket for the place you’re fishing. You can buy a licence online at www.gov.uk/fishing-licences…

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First Aid

Many people do not think themselves capable of resuscitating another person and not everyone realises that if you call 112 in an emergency, the operator who answers your call will talk you through the resuscitation process over the phone. 112 is the best number to call: anyone calling the emergency services will be guided through the different stages of the resuscitation process if necessary.

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Red fruit and berries – food that ensures a long life

All red fruit has one thing in common… obviously their bright and cheerful colour! This range of colours that goes from bright red to bluish purple is due to natural pigments such as lycopene in strawberries or anthocyanin in blackberries and wild berries.  Red, mauve, pink and blue pigments are incredibly useful for mopping up free radicals that are responsible for cell oxidation. They also help fight against cell ageing. The queen of antioxydants is the cranberry. Source: A.C.C.A.W (B)

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Vignette and toll charges for European holiday destinations (2017 prices)

Vignette and toll charges for European holiday destinations (2017 prices) CROATIA You have to pay to drive on stretches of nearly all of Croatia’s motorways, as well as on two bridges and in one tunnel. You can work out the motorway toll you have to pay on: bina-istra.com – GoogleTranslate offers a good translation. Price: Ucka Tunnel (depending on the class of vehicle): 2.50€ – 12€; Krk bridge: 2.80€ – 11€; Mirna viaduct: 2€ – 3€. Payment in cash or…

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The first electric motorcaravan (camper van)

Hillside Leisure, the British family-run business specialising in compact camper van conversions, has created a camper van powered by an electric motor built on a Nissan E/NV200. The Hillside Dalbury Electric Camper is a four-seater, has a front passenger swivel seat, a small kitchen, a 39 litre ‘fridge, cupboard space and a double bed (backseat). Source: Autocaravanas (E)

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68TH INTERNATIONAL F.I.C.C. YOUTH RALLY from 29 March to 02 April 2018 in Campsite Terme Tuhelj – Zagreb – Croatia

Organisation: Udruga Kampista Hrvatske The Rally fee is 65 EUR per person for 4 nights at the campsite, free entrance to the Water Planet (Wellness Center), bag with brochures and, 1 Easter dinner or breakfast, 1 excursion by bus to Terme Tuhelj and surroundings including an old local village. All participants in the Youth Rally need to pay the rally fee. In case participants want to stay in the hotel, the cost will be 180 EUR per person for the…

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