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  • Caravaning

    TV in the camping

    Poor reception means you have to constantly search for a signal and get nervous when it disappears. Meanwhile, antenna manufacturing companies (even our Polish ones!) are thinking about the owners of trailers, campers and yachts. In many stores you can buy special active antennas designed to withstand air flow loads while driving. Not only do they have a streamlined, sealed body, but they also receive signals from any direction! They are also equipped to receive digital terrestrial television. If we decide to buy such an antenna, let's provide ourselves with additional options: install a mast. It needs to be removed from the trailer. Preferably an aluminum tube with a diameter of 35 mm. Let's also boost the signal. If it is not included, buy a wideband amplifier. There are special ones - with power supply from 230V and 12V. IN…

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    Choosing a towbar - a collection of knowledge

    However, there are many solutions that can improve the functionality of our car after purchasing it. One of the easiest ways to increase this parameter is to purchase and install a towbar that can perform various functions - not just towing. What should you pay attention to when choosing your first hitch? Even though the summer travel season is over, the benefits of having a tow hitch on your vehicle continue all year round. The hook is used by people looking for a way to transport sports equipment, transport horses or large cargo. In several points we will show you how to choose a product that suits your needs and the capabilities of your car. The quality of driving with a trailer is affected by both the towbar and the corresponding vehicle parameters. Caravan holidaymakers or people using…

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    Motorhome alphabet: chemistry in a camper

    Various medications can be found in almost every RV store. Recently, some of them have begun to actively advertise themselves in various ways. This is not surprising, because the beginning of the holiday season is the best period (and in fact the last moment) for purchasing such products. Most campers and trailers have a cassette toilet on board, which is usually emptied through a hatch on the outside of the vehicle. What should be used to eliminate the unpleasant odor from the cassette and speed up the decomposition of the contaminants accumulated there? Use liquid/sachets/tablets. One of the most popular products is Thetford toilet liquid. Available in the form of a concentrate, 60 ml of product is enough for 10 liters of water. A bottle containing 2 liters of liquid costs about 50-60 zlotys. How to use? After emptying the cassette, simply fill...

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    The ABCs of caravanning: how to live in a camper

    Whether they have such a name or not, each place used for temporary parking has its own rules. The rules vary. This does not change the fact that the general rules, that is, the rules of common sense, apply to everyone and to everyone individually. Caravanning is a modern type of active automobile tourism, for which camping is often the basis for accommodation and meals. And it is to them that we will devote the most space in our mini-guide to current regulations. Let's start with the fact that all regulations are designed to protect the rights of all camping guests. Probably everyone could remember a situation when overly cheerful vacationers turned out to be a thorn in the side of others. We have one goal: relax and have fun. However, let's remember that...

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    The ABCs of auto tourism: only propane for winter trips!

    The most commonly installed heating system in trailers and campers is the gas version of Truma. In some versions it only heats the room, in others it is capable of additionally heating water in a special boiler. Each of these activities uses gas, which is most often supplied in 11 kg gas cylinders. There are no problems with them in the summer season. The first best item will replace the cylinder with a full one containing a mixture of two gases: propane and butane, for about 40-60 zlotys. Just plug it in and you can enjoy your heating or stove running. The situation is completely different in the winter season, when sub-zero temperatures surprise no one. How does the structure of this mixture change in the bottle? When the cylinder contains a mixture of propane and butane,...

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    Remote work in a camper

    Currently, in our country there is a ban on conducting activities related to short-term (less than one month) rental of premises. We are talking about campsites, apartments and hotels. The ban will affect not only tourists, but also everyone who has to move around the country for business reasons. In addition to the challenge of the current coronavirus epidemic, accommodation (especially short-term accommodation of one or two nights) is often problematic and time-consuming. We need to check the available offers, compare prices, locations and standards. Not once and not once does what we see in photographs differ from the real situation. After arriving at a place, for example, late in the evening, it is difficult to change the previously planned resting place. We accept what is. This problem does not occur with...

  • Caravaning

    ABC of auto tourism: 10 facts about gasoline in a trailer

    The most common heating system is gas. But what kind of gas is this, you ask? The cylinders contain a mixture of propane (C3H8) and a small amount of butane (C4H10). Resident proportions vary depending on the country and season. In winter, it is recommended to use only cylinders with a high propane content. But why? The answer is simple: it evaporates only at a temperature of -42 degrees Celsius, and butane will change its material state already at -0,5. This way it will become a liquid and will not be used as fuel, such as the Truma Combi. Under good external conditions, each kilogram of pure propane provides the same amount of energy as: 1,3 liters of heating oil 1,6 kg of coal Electricity 13 kilowatt hours. Gas is heavier than air, and...

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    Record cold and life in a camper

    Weekend caravanning has become quite popular during the pandemic. Cities with “something to do” are usually visited by locals who don’t want to waste precious time on the road. It is therefore not surprising that local teams from Krakow, the surrounding area and (a little further) Warsaw appeared on the scene. There are also modern campers and caravans that should cope well even with such extreme conditions. An interesting fact is the parking of campers and trailers over 20 years old. Reading statements from users of such vehicles in caravan groups, we can conclude that winter auto tourism in them is impossible due to poor insulation or ineffective heating. What did the frosty weekend look like in practice? The biggest problem was... getting out and getting onto the field itself. For those who...

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    The ABCs of auto tourism: take care of your gas installation

    The most popular heating system in the campervan and caravan market is still the gas system. It is also relatively cheap and the most famous solution in literally all of Europe. This is important from the point of view of possible breakdowns and the need for quick repairs. Gas into the system is usually supplied through gas cylinders, which we need to change from time to time. Ready-made solutions (GasBank) are also gaining popularity, allowing you to fill up to two cylinders at a regular gas station. Pure propane (or a mixture of propane and butane) then flows through hoses around the car to help us heat water or cook food. Many Internet posts say that we are simply afraid of gas. We replace heating systems with diesel ones, and replace gas stoves with induction ones, that is, working...

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    Little things that will make your winter travel easier

    In some countries they are required, but they are simply worth having - . They will help you leave in a camper or tow truck and help out in emergency situations. Traveling to mountain resorts and their campsites, it turns out that they will come in handy sooner than we think. . A simple plastic drain does not require any expense. It's worth having so you can lay your shoes out to dry without worrying about the snow melting. Such a “trough” can be located, for example, in front of the outlet of the heating channel. . Even if we don’t use it ourselves, it can come in handy when digging out a neighbor after a long stay. . This way we will remove the snow from the roof, expose the solar panel and properly prepare the car for the road. . If you have a semi-built car, it's worth...

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    Camping and camper park - what's the difference?

    A few weeks ago we shared a CamperSystem post on our Facebook profile. The drone images showed one of the Spanish campers, which had several service points. There were several hundred comments from readers under the post, including: they said that “standing on concrete is not caravanning.” Someone else asked about additional attractions at this "campground". Confusion between the terms “camping” and “camper park” is so widespread that the article you are reading had to be created. It's hard to blame the readers themselves. Those who do not travel outside of Poland do not really know the concept of “camper park”. There are practically no such places in our country. Only recently (mainly thanks to the already mentioned company CamperSystem) such a concept began to work on...

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    Why is renting a campervan so expensive?

    The main influence on the price of renting a camper is the cost of purchasing it. Today, for a modern “home on wheels” we will have to pay 270.000 400.000 PLN gross. However, it should be noted that this is the base price for the cheapest, poorly equipped models. Those offered by rental companies are usually equipped with air conditioning, awnings, stabilizing legs, bike racks and other similar accessories. The rental company must first pay extra for all of them. Amounts of around PLN XNUMX gross for campers “working” in rental companies do not surprise anyone. Another factor is small accessories. More and more rental companies (thankfully!) don't charge extra for camp chairs, a table, a water hose, leveling ramps, or snow chains in the winter. However…

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    Anti-caravanning is not always great!

    “Anti-carring - the natural gurgling of a toilet” - this is the title of the text from our reader, who, having first become acquainted with a mobile home, decided to share his impressions with us. We invite you! Caravanners praise independence, tout the benefits of sleeping as one pleases and describe camping as a great adventure. Is it really? My fiancée and I had the opportunity—and, we hoped, the pleasure—to try our hand at the recently famous caravanning. As it turned out, this was neither an opportunity nor a pleasure. Instead, it was a return to the home space and a deep breath expressing the relief of moving freely through a normal home space. Which certainly cannot be said about a plastic camper with an area of ​​9 m². IN…

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    Laundry facilities at the campsite? Must see!

    This is the standard for foreign campsites. In Poland this topic is still in its infancy. Of course, we are talking about laundries, which we can use both during a long stay in a caravan and during a VanLife trip. Guests are increasingly asking questions about this type of structure, and field owners are faced with the question: which device to choose? Laundry at the campsite is required for both year-round campsites and long-stay campsites. Why? We still don't find washing machines on board even the most luxurious campers or caravans, mainly due to weight. This means that we will only be able to refresh our personal belongings at campsites. Self-service laundries, so popular abroad, in…

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    Caravanning with children. What's worth remembering?

    In the introduction we deliberately focused on caravans rather than campers. The first ones are most often used by families with children. Why? Firstly, living with younger ones is predominantly stationary. We walk a certain route to the campsite in order to stay there for at least ten days. Traveling and sightseeing that involve frequent changes of location will eventually tire both parents and children. Secondly, we have a ready-made vehicle with which we can explore the area around the camp. Thirdly and finally, a caravan is definitely better suited for families in terms of the number of beds available and the space that motorhomes don't have. However, one thing is for sure: children will quickly fall in love with caravanning. Relaxation in nature, the opportunity to spend carefree time...

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    Should you lean your bike against your camper?

    Since the definition talks about information, it is worth thinking about whether it also functions in the autotourism environment? I wouldn't expect a story about a black tourist who, like the Black Volga, terrorizes campsites by kidnapping naughty children. Rather, there are certain myths that, with a little understanding, are very easy to debunk. One is to lean camping gear against the bed or wall of a camper or trailer. Right! Friction causes scratches, damage to painted or laminated surfaces and deteriorates the appearance. Although there are ways to remove them from paint, they are very difficult to remove from PVC materials. There is a school of thought that says you shouldn't, or even shouldn't, lean anything against your camper or trailer. The camper moves when someone inside walks or jumps.…