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  1. NB: This item is currently unavailable.

    We had this recent request for help with the awning and thought it might be useful to share it and the reply:

    "I would like some advice on the best way to fit the awning to my Go-Pod please. Any tips would be gratefully received!"

    Most owners take the awning's two front guy ropes and tie them forward to the Pods' front grab handles, as shown in the photo below. Ensure both ropes are the same length and tie them off so that the fabric of the awning stays just shy of the Go-Pods pop top opening. That way the awning won't foul the pop top if you need to close it in bad weather. The ropes should lie along the top surface of the Go-Pod and not be diagonally crossed.

    Some people use simple 'S-hooks', (as shown below), to fix to the handles, so that it’s quicker and so the guy ropes are always the same length, every time. Others mark the guy ropes so ther is a visual indicator of where to tie them off.

    1. Errect the awning so that it's a free standing structure & ensure it looks aligned straight from the rear of the Pod.

    2. Affix the front ropes to the grab handles as explained above & shown below.

    3. Peg down only the open ends of the elasticated tunnel section, placing the pegs well underneath the Go-Pod itself - near by the stabiliser legs - on both sides. This will secure the bottom part and keep the elastic sides nice and tight.

    4. Walk the whole awning structure backwards, away from the Go-Pod until the tunnel goes nice and tight. Ensure that the whole structure stays as straight and as squarely aligned as possible.

    5. Peg the whole thing down.

    TIP: Taking the two rear guy ropes from the very back of the awning, peg them down tightly in a backwards direction, away from the Go-Pod. So in other words, directly backwards in a straight line. This has the affect of further tightening the tunnel section.

    [Do not peg down the whole awning first and move the Go-Pod towards it! I have heard this suggested and it's a certain recipe for disaster!] 

    We recommend that the doors and the inner divider of the awning be zipped shut before peg down the awning's legs. This will ensure you'll be able to unzip them easily after pegging. Stand back and check if it looks right before proceeding to peg it down further and adjust if necessary.

    Pegs are provided with the awning but it's a good idea to take some extra, metal hardstand pegs and a decent club hammer. Those are the pegs that are like 6” nails & work in every scenario.

    Watch that the webbing straps between the awning's legs aren't wrapped around the feet and that they are as taut as possible when you peg it.

    Its normal for it be a little different each time, due to the lay of the land and so on but with some care & practice, you'll find its a really great awning, even in pretty strong winds! 

    Awning tie 2

    Awning tie 1

    Additional info: 

    Some people add a strip of awning bead to the top of the tunnel end, instead of using the forward guy ropes method. Having tested both ways, we feel that neither has any major advantages and that this is a matter of personal preference. Stitching a bead in place is best done with an industrial sewing machine, while stretching the elasticated section out flat.

    We did work with Khyam one season to produce a special Go-Pod version of the awing which had awning bead attached and the Go-Pod logo. However, as the production quantities we were able to order were relatively low, this was dropped when the item became outpriced. The regular Khyam awning supplied now is offered at the same RRP as the manufacturers and is included within the PLUS and Platinum models.


  2. Measurements for pre-2019 Go-Pods follows - please review the important footnotes.

    2018 Models

    External Dimensions:

    Length - 4.20m including 0.99m hitch & bar.
    Width - 1.85m
    Height - 2.05m roof down. Raising pop top adds 30cm.
    *Note regarding garage storage  Recommended minimum clearance - 210cm.
    MiRO - 490Kg (Actual Mass = 575Kg) Based on Standard model.
    Brakes - AL-KO Braking System.
    MTPLM - 750Kg / 1000Kg
    Nose Weight - 49Kg (54Kg with front box & gas bottle plumbed) 
    Ground Clearance. - 183mm NB: Lowest point is the removable spare wheel.

    Internal Dimensions:

    Standing height - 1.84m
    Floor - full length - 2.05m
    Floor - width - 0.62m
    Floor - bed end of aisle to door   - 1.00m
    Bed - length - 1.95m
    Bed - width as double - 1.57m
    Bed - width as single - 0.53m
    Door - width - 0.60m
    Door - height - 1.58m



    Dimensions: Pre-2018 Models

    External Dimensions:

    Length - 4.20m including 0.99m hitch & bar.
    Width - 1.85m
    Height - 2.05m roof down. Raising pop top adds 30cm.
    *Note regarding garage storage  Recommended minimum clearance - 210cm.
    MiRO - Varies with model & each unit's spec.
    Brakes - AL-KO Braking System.
    MTPLM - 750Kg
    Nose Weight - 49Kg (54Kg with front box & gas bottle plumbed) 
    Ground Clearance. - 183mm NB: Lowest point is the removable spare wheel.

    Internal Dimensions:

    Standing height - 1.84m
    Floor - full length - 2.05m
    Floor - width - 0.62m
    Floor - bed end of aisle to door   - 1.00m
    Bed - length - 1.95m
    Bed - width as double - 1.57m
    Bed - width as single - 0.53m
    Door - width - 0.60m
    Door - height - 1.58m


    More information and specs on current models can be found on each model's page at: www.2berthcaravan.co.uk

    Measurements and weights shown are intended as a guide and may vary, be approximated or estimated where necessary.

    Due to the manufacturing process, each Go-Pod may have some variation in it's dimensions and therefore the sizes & weights shown are approximated. This is due to variation between moulds and the thickness of the GRP applied.

    We therefore recommend that adequate tolerance is allowed if your storage area is limited.

    These measurements superceed all previously published specs.

  3. We've received a couple queries regarding the hitch grease nipples, solar panels & awnings recently, (as they've been topics discussed on some forums), so thought we'd post a little info on these to put customer's minds at rest.

    1. Hitch Grease: the apparatus is made by AL-KO, (a top quality brand), and are supplied pre-greased. The nipples service the mechanism inside the metal tubing & beneath the rubber gator and this is not visible unless the gator is removed. No grease will be seen around nor inside the nipples, as that would not have been used. This is something that can be checked by removing the gator or at a service but it’s best not to over-grease. We have never had any issues with Go-Pods having problems with a lack or grease. Videos and images below to show how your hitch should be.

    2. Solar Panel Controller: Solar panels are totally automatic and need no attention. The controller, (that prevents over charging and stops the charge from trying to leave the battery when dark), just does it’s own thing. We have never encountered a faulty controller unit. The lights flash and illuminate in a variety of ways but we recommend that the battery be kept an eye on instead and the solar panel controller can be left alone.

    3. Awnings: The branded awning, (discontinued around end of 2017), was the same size and dimensions as the non-branded version which Khyam sell. It does however work out more cost effective not to provide the branded one, as we can’t buy them in as large a quantity / as cheaply as the regular ones that Khyam produce. So bottom line is that by reverting to the regular version saves the customer money. We did add an awning bead to the branded one but this too was discontinued, as we prefer that the tunnel fit can be better adjusted if the guy ropes are tied forward to the grab handles instead. 

    Hope this helps and if any owner has a question that they'd like answered - then drop us a post or contact our after sales.

    Grease nipples location

     The grease nipples location.


    With gator removed

    With gator removed. (We don't recommend removing the gator incase it becomes split & lets road dirt in).

    This is how the action of the hitch should be. If your's is like this, you can just leave it be.



  4. New for 2018!

    The Go-Pod BASE is our new, streamlined base model that offers perfect functionality with minimalist styling.

    We've removed all non-essential features to create a lighter, leaner, cheaper Go-Pod model that makes an ideal base camp caravan, for those preferring a more realistic, true camping experience - but without losing those essential comforts.

    The major differences between the Go-Pod BASE and our Standard model include the removal of the front window, to reduce weight & provide a clean, sleek appearance. While inside sleeping facilities offer the same, comfortable king size bed or a two single beds option. 

    There's a seating and eating area with table, plenty of storage and both 240V hook up / 12V electrics. With LED lighting inside and the same level of insulation as our other models, just add heating for all year use.

    We've shed the cooker, fridge, sink, toilet and the gas plumbing to really simplify useability, although a good selection accessories such as a toilet, awning, fridge & camping stove etc., can be added to your spec' if required.

    Ideal for those preferring a more basic approach, for cars with lower towing capacities & for people working within a budget too.

    More info at www.2BerthCaravan.co.uk

    2018 BASE icon Base - inside 1 Base - inside 2  
    Base - inside 4 Base - outside 1 Base - outside 2  
    Base - outside 3 Base- outside 4 BASE logo 2018  





  5. We sometimes get asked how the Suzuki Jimny copes as a towing vehicle for Go-Pods, so we asked the owners who know!

    Simon's reply follows:

    "The previous Go-Pod pulling car I had was a Toyota Yaris, which towed really well. But the Yaris was old and due for replacement. So a Suzuki Jimny took its place. 
    Simons Jimny 1
    The Jimny tows just as well. I took the Pod and Jimny to Scotland weighed down with camping kit for 10 people from Sidmouth in Devon. And if you look at the map of the UK it is also uphill all the way.
    Sometimes on steep hills I had to change down a gear and bimble along with lorries in lane 1 for a while along with other caravans. But as soon as the road levelled out off I went at a steady 60 mph. Overtaking many caravans which had cars with huge mirrors clamped to them in order to see behind the mobile homes attached to the rear!
    This combination of Jimny and Pod has also been to Le Mans in France for the 24 hour race. There I found the only problem was not splashing fellow campers with mud as I passed by while they were stuck on grass trying to leave for home. Having popped the little car into 4 wheel drive, I have been up rather steep lanes on Dartmoor as well.
    Simons Jimny Go-Pod
    Personally I love the Jimny to use as a tow car. It is not fast but it means the pod can go anywhere. The power / pulling power of a big towing car with a standard caravan is no doubt the same out on the road as the Pod and Jimny as both are lightweight, even if I only have a 1.3 engine."
    Some other Go-Pod / Jimny combos:
    Go-Pod & Jimny combo  Go-Pod 2 berth small caravan with Suzuki Jimny
  6. After owning my Go Pod for six months I would like to share my experience.

    I have previously owned two Eriba models the 120gt and latterly a 320gt bought from new in 2012, and sold before buying the Go Pod in March 2017. Both Eriba models were good, but for my personal use the Go Pod is a more comfortable and usable option.

    Hugh Falconers Go-Pod

    If we consider tow-ability, the Go Pod, is a dream compared to both the Eriba models, specially the 320gt, which is actually quite a heavy caravan for the space offered, for example towing the Go Pod I see no difference in my MPG, whereas with the Eriba 320gt it dropped by about 12%. The biggest difference is the stability when towing, even in windy conditions the Go Pod is rock solid. Also because the bed in the 320gt, is sideways it is just that bit wider and with most cars would require mirror extensions, whereas the Go Pod in my case does not require anything other than the normal mirrors.

    Internal layouts next, the bed in the 320gt is comfortable, but making it up at night is a bit of a pest, specially stowing the rather large table, which can really only be stacked against the door this cuts down the usable space to no more than offered in the Go Pod. The bed make up on the Go Pod is so simple with the built in slats, it is comfortable and deceptively large.

    The table in the Eriba is large and if you are planning a meal for four that would be fine, in my opinion it is a bit too bulky. The Go Pod offers a choice of table size my personal preference is for the smaller one, but both are very functional.

    Seating, both the Eriba and the Go Pod have restricted depth on the seats, but with the new thinner backrests on the Go Pod this has been addressed. The big benefit is that in the Go Pod you can stretch out full length on the seat, which is impossible in the Eriba, this makes the Go Pod a clear winner for taking a break on a long journey.

    The Eriba 320gt, does have a toilet which is nice but in reality it is very cramped and do you really need two sinks in a small tourer? In reality the toilet as I see it is for emergencies and the Fiamma unit in the Go Pod is perfectly adequate.

    The cookers in both are very usable so not much to say there, but the top loader fridge in the Go Pod is the outright winner, I was sceptical when I first used it, but from a practical perspective it is fantastic, in both in capacity and function. I can pack all my provisions in it before leaving and they arrive as the departed, I never packed provisions the fridge in the Eriba when I was traveling as everything would rattle about so I had to use a cool box in the car when traveling.

    Heating in the Eriba is restricted to gas or a stand alone supplementary heater, with the Go Pod Plus the Whale dual gas or electric heater has proved to be excellent, and quiet on the low setting so that it is almost inaudible through the night. The Go Pod definitely feels much more comfortable and warmer than either of the Eriba models.

    Storage was a pleasant surprise, I had feared that the Go Pod may be lacking compared to the 320gt, but to my amazement, everything I had in the Eriba fitted in the Go Pod with space to spare, the under seat storage is much easier to access, and I still have unused space.

    The LED lighting and fittings on the Go Pod is far superior to the Eriba, and give a wider selection of settings, both have two 13amp sockets. The built in TV arial amplifier and solar panel on the Go Pod are not available on the Eriba, the latter gives the Go Pod usable off-grid capability.

    Overall for what I want from a small caravan, the Go Pod Plus has ticked every box. 


  7. One of the best things about owning a Go-Pod is the freedom they can offer.

    Leave your Go-Pod packed with your complete camping kit so that your ready to go at a moments notice. They hook up in just a few minutes without the need to mess with extension door mirrors & so on.

    • Freedom to get away at a moments notice.

    • Freedom to explore more remote caravan sites.

    • Freedon to escape no matter what the weather.

    • Freedom to use your tow vehicle for exploring.

    • Freedom from old fashioned caravan designs.

    Great value, great quality modern design.

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