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Easy meals to make while caravanning

When caravanning, a delicious meal is a perfect way to round off a day of adventures. Just because you’re not at home in your own kitchen, doesn’t mean you can’t eat delicious and tasty meals. You’re on holiday, a time to relax and enjoy yourself, so make sure you do treat yourself! 

Here we have a few tasty and easy meals you can make with minimal utensils and hob space, perfect for cooking in your cosy caravan. 

 

Spicy sausage pasta 

Just like at home, a pasta jar can go a long way. Why not give this spicy sausage pasta recipe a try. It’s quick, easy and super tasty!  

Ingredients include: 

  • 1 chorizo sausage per person 

  • 1 clove of garlic 

  • 1 onion 

  • Vegetable of choice (tinned sweetcorn or carrots work well) 

  • Mixed herbs 

  • ½ jar of pasta sauce per person 

  • 60g of Penne pasta per person 

  • Grated cheese of choice 

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Method: 

1. Slice the chorizo sausage into bite-size pieces and fry gently until the oil is released. 

2. Cut up your onion and garlic and add to the pan and fry until soft. 

3. In a separate pan, bring water to the boil to cook your pasta and follow packet instructions. 

4. Add the sauce and herbs to the pan of chorizo, onion and garlic. 

5. Add the vegetables to the frying pan you’ve just added the sauce to. 

6. Once ready, dish up and add your cheese to the top. 

 

Tasty bean and coconut soup 

 

This a great dish to warm you up and you can adapt the ingredients to whatever you may have in the cupboard!  

 

Ingredients include: 

  • 1tbsp oil 

  • ½ bunch chopped spring onions 

  • 1 diced red pepper 

  • 1 tbsp chilli paste 

  • 1 chopped clove of garlic 

  • 1 tsp medium curry powder 

  • 1 tin of tomatoes 

  • 1 veg stock cube 

  • 3 tins of any kind of beans (not baked beans!) 

  • 2 tins of coconut milk 

  • Juice of two limes 

 

Method: 

  1. Soften the spring onion, pepper, chilli paste and garlic in the oil.  

  1. Add curry powder and cook for one more minute. 

  1. Stir in the tomatoes and cook for a couple more minutes. 

  1. Crumble the stock cube into the mixture. 

  1. Add the tins of beans (drained) and the coconut milk. 

  1. Simmer for ten minutes or so. 

  1. Add lime juice and seasoning 

  1. Ladle into bowls and enjoy! 

 

Lentil, Spinach and chickpea curry 

This delicious dish is full of wholesome veg and pulses. It will give you the energy you need for those lovely walks you may have planned! 

Ingredients include: 

  • 2tbsp oil 

  • 1 chopped onion 

  • 2 crushed cloves of garlic 

  • 2 tbsp curry powder 

  • tin of tomatoes 

  • tin of green lentils 

  • tin of chickpeas 

  • 1 bag of baby spinach 

 

Method 

  1. Soften the onions in the oil.  

  1. Add the garlic and curry powder and cook for a couple more minutes. 

  1. Add tomatoes, lentils and chickpeas and simmer for ten minutes. 

  1. Just before serving, add the spinach so that it wilts. 

  1. Serve with naan bread (optional). 

 

Smoked Salmon Pasta 

On your lazy days why not try this dish which is so simple yet so tasty! 

Ingredients include: 

  • Two tubs of cream cheese 

  • Pasta of choice 

  • Smoked salmon 

Method: 

  1. Boil pasta in a pan until al dente. 

  1. Drain pasta and stir in cream cheese and salmon ribbons. 

  1. Warm over gentle heat for a minute or so. 

  1. Serve in bowls, with garlic bread (optional). 

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These are a few recipes to whet your appetite when you’re next out in your caravan.  Make sure before you take your next trip if you need a cover to purchase it from Pro-Tec beforehand. You can find out more by visiting our website, click here.

Why UV Protection is Vital to Your Vehicle

Protecting your vehicle from UV rays is always important but this year with the current lockdown restrictions, there is even more reason to look after your vehicle. First of allthe lockdown means that campsites and caravan parks have had to close down and any travel plans for this summer will have been cancelled or at least on hold.  

 

So, instead of heading out in your caravan this summer, there is a good chance that it will be parked up for the majority of time. During this time, your vehicle will be at risk of getting damaged by the powerful UV rays throughout the summer months.  

 

You have probably noticed that the weather has been much warmer than usual recently and some scientists believe that the improvement in air quality due to the lockdown has resulted in more sunlight being able to reach the Earth’s surface. With this increase in sunny weather we are having, there will be more UV rays that can cause damage to your vehicle this summer. 

 

If you haven’t already prepared for the summer by buying a cover for your vehicle that offers high UV protection, you should be considering getting one now. As well as providing UV ray protection, a high-quality cover will prevent damage from tree sap, dirt and animal droppings which can all cause big problems to your paintwork. 

 

Damage to be aware of this summer 

 

  • UV rays can fade the paintwork of your vehicle 

  • Intense sun rays can damage your vehicle’s seals 

  • Dirt, animal droppings and tree sap combined with the sun is even more harmful 

  • UV rays can cause flaking and chalking of your paintwork 

 

To avoid these problems this summer and keep your vehicle in top condition, you can buy a Pro-Tec cover to provide the maximum protection to your caravan or motorhome. Our covers are ideal for using all year round because they are waterproof as well as offering UV protection. 

 

Our Pro-Tec covers are manufactured with our unique Caravanshield material which offers UV protection, as well as being the most breathable cover on the market. This means you don’t have to worry about your vehicle getting mildew, condensation or mould damage. 

 

Hopefully, we might still get to use our caravans later this year but until we are told it is safe to do so, the best thing we can do right now is make sure that our vehicles stay well protected and are ready to go when we eventually get the green light to go out in them. 

 

You can shop for the best Pro-Tec cover for your vehicle by clicking here. 

Our UV Protection Guide

We're thrilled to launch our UV protection guide, ready for the summer.

Here you will find all the details of how to protect your vehicle from damaging UV rays and how best to care for your vehicle in the summer.

It's completely FREE to download - just click below!

Caravan sites to visit post-lockdown

The main question on everybody’s minds now is “when will caravan sites open again?”. Whilst we’re waiting for caravan sites to open again, we thought we would share with you some of the top UK caravan sites!  

 

Every site in this list is an absolute must-visit to add to your list post-lockdown, keep reading to see what made our list... 

 

 

Resipole Farm Holiday Park, Argyll – Scotland 

 

The views offered here are enough to convince you to visit. The outdoor surroundings are perfect for re-connecting with nature and exploring. There are nature reserves and distilleries within a short driving distance, or you could fish in the Loch, this is one for those who want to de-stress and relax! 

 

 

Hendra Holiday Park, Newquay – Cornwall 

 

If you’re looking for somewhere for the family, this is a must-visit. Situated just minutes from Newquay’s famous seven beaches, you can explore the beauty of Cornwall or make the most of the site's facilities. With an indoor all-weather pool complex that has fun flumes or the outdoor pool, you can be rest-assured that the whole family will love a trip here. 

 

 

Coed-y-Llwyn Caravan Club Site, Snowdonia – Wales 

 

This site is in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, making it a gorgeous visit that offers something for everybody. The campsite was designed with families in mind, so the site has every option for activity or relaxation. Zip World – home to the largest zip lines in the world is just a short drive away. 

 

 

Holgates Holiday Park, Silverdale – Lancashire 

 

You’re bound to see some beautiful scenery when you visit here, as it is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With over 100 acres of woodland and countryside to explore, this site will help you re-connect with nature. As well as the stunning natural scenery, the site has great facilities such as a restaurant and bar, two outdoor adventure playgrounds and a pool. For the grown-ups there’s even a sauna!  

We’re as excited as you to return to some of our well-loved caravan parks and we recommend giving one of these sites a try!  

 

Whilst your caravan or motorhome is in storage waiting for a trip back out, it is important to keep it protected and safe. You may not be aware but the UV rays from the sun can cause detrimental damage to your caravan’s bodywork, which wouldn’t be ideal for your first trip back out. 

 

The material in our covers has UV protection capabilities, meaning your vehicle can be protected from the damaging rays or other summer elements such as animal droppings and dirt.

 

You can shop all our covers here. 

 

For the latest information we have on Coronavirus & campsites, please click here. 

A Guide to Our Products

At Pro-Tec Covers, we have been helping our customers to protect their caravans and motorhomes for many years. We are all part of one big caravanning family and we are constantly reviewing and modifying our product range to ensure that we can provide our customers with everything that the market is missing.  

  

Whether you have only recently purchased your first caravan or motorhome, or you have been part of the community for many years, we wanted to give you a bit more guidance on our current product range, so you can find the products that are most suited to your needs.  

  

Covers  

  

We are leading the way when it comes to high-quality caravan and motorhome covers. A long time ago we saw that people were crying out for a better standard of covers. Across the market, we saw ill-fitting covers that did not provide the right protection, made from poor quality materials and people were struggling for hours to fit these covers. This inspired us to develop innovative caravan and motorhome covers that provide the level of protection that the caravan community deserves.   

  

We provide customised cover designs for all models, shapes and sizes, we even factor in details such as ladders, solar panels and air-con units to get the exact cover shape you need to provide optimum protection. In addition to this, all of our covers are the most breathable on the market and come with our unique Easy-Fit system as standard, making it quick and super easy to fit your cover. If that wasn’t enough, our covers also come with easy door-access!  

  

We provide bespoke designs for:  

  

Caravan covers - Shop now  

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Eriba caravan covers - Shop now  

Towing covers - Shop now  

  

Pro-Tec Vehicle and Cover Cleaner  

  

As well as buying the Pro-Tec cover to suit your needs, the vehicle and cover cleaner is a great addition to keep both your caravan/motorhome and its cover in top condition. It is a waterless cleaner that provides a convenient, eco-friendly solution to clean, shine and protect your caravan or motorhome and cover. If you want to prolong the life of your cover and keep your paintwork looking as fresh and new as possible, the cleaner is an essential buy. One of our customers has mentioned their cover lasting 11 years thanks to proper care and consideration!  

  

  

Camper Trolley Motor Movers  

  

A motor mover can be a caravan owner’s best friend when it comes to getting out of a tight spot. They enable much easier manoeuvring of a caravan, for example, when on challenging terrain, or getting into a tricky angle. We have two powerful and sturdy motor mover models to choose from, available for single and double axles.  

  

  

If you would like to find out more information about any of our high-quality products, visit our website 

  

UK PRODUCT

british manufacturerAll our covers are designed and manufactured in-house in Bradford, West Yorkshire by Pro-Tec Covers Ltd. None of our caravan or motorhome covers are outsourced. Our material, CaravanShield, has been exclusively developed in the UK and we are proud to say that it continues to be manufactured  here in the UK

 


 

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