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  1. Have you considered heating your Go-Pod by the way?

    Go-Pod owners find that adding heating is actually very cost effective. It allows you to extend your season and as such, the use you can make from your caravan investment.

    Most campsites are open all year and as long as you’re  able to keep warm, you can take advantage of the milder winters, less crowded sites and lower pitch fees.

    The heaters, (along with the Go-Pods excellent insulation), ensure you’ll be snug and allow to get away, all year round!

    Go ahead and treat yourself... one night you'll be very glad you did!

    Blown Air 240V Gas



  2. Fed up of hotels and B&B's for your work travel?

    Want to be assured of sleeping somewhere decent & have your own space?

    Go-Pods for business are a both a convenient option and a wise investment. They hold their value extremely well, earn their money and can even be sign-written to promote your business too!

    And costing just £8329.17 before VAT more an more professionals are using Go-Pods for their business travel and accommodation.

    Click here to book a viewing.


  3. All Standard, PLUS & Platinum model Go-Pods come with an on-board leisure battery within the price. The leisure battery can run the majority of your Go-Pods electrics when you're camping off of mains hook up.

    You may be wondering how to charge the battery, to ensure it's ready for when you need it, so here's an overview of how this can be done.

    The fastest way to charge is by plugging your Go-Pod in to mains electric. Either while away at a campsite on mains hook up or at home using a connector in conjunction with your mains cable, to charge from a standard 3-pin 240V socket. Simply plug the adaptor in your wall socket and home at run the other end to your caravan.

    The red rocker switch on the control panel marked 'Charger Supply' should be set to the 'ON' position. Check the video for more info on the control panel.


    3 PIN TO MAINS HOOK UP ADAPTOR - www.Go-Pods.co.uk  25m Cable - www.Go-Pods.co.uk

    Another way to charge the battery is while you're driving along. Having 13 pin Euro socket connection or twin electrics will enable this.

    The final way is to opt for a solar panel from the accessories page and this will trickle charge your battery whenever there is daylight available. The whole operation is automatic and this offers the added benefit of keeping your battery in tip top condition, helping to extend it's lifespan.


    For more on the benefits of solar panels, check our earlier Go-Pod blogs.





  4. The Dometic fridge is a great asset and when operating on 240V hook up, will actually freeze it's contents and make ice when on maximum. You can increase the level of coldness by adjusting the dial on the top. The higher the number selected, the colder the fridge.

    Fridge Freezer Chest - 240V/12V/Gas. Go-Pods Micro Tourer Caravan

    The fridge will also stay cold while you're in transit, (flick the switch on the control panel to CAR), but as with all caravan fridges, it will not run off 12V alone as it would just drain the battery. The car supplies some power via your 13 pin tow plug while driving, to help to maintain the fridge's temperature. In other words, if the fridge is cold when you start it will help keep it that way during your journey.

    It's also worth noting that the 12V socket inside the wardrobe is for this purpose only. It will not power the fridge, (or any other 12V device), when the Go-Pod is stationary.

    If camping off hook-up for a while, it's recommended to plug your Go-Pod in to the mains prior to travel, freezing any suitable contents before you leave. Then while away, those frozen items will act as cold blocks, to help keep the fridge cool.

    Your Dometic has excellent insulation properties that help to keep things cold when it's without power and another popular 'off hook-up tip' is to add a bag of ice from the supermarket, to lower the temperature further.

    Although the fridge is 3-way and can be run off gas, we don't plumb it for this as there isn't sufficient room to fit a flue in your micro tourer. Doing so would also mean cutting a hole in to the side of the one piece shell and we try to avoid this too. However you can take the fridge outside and with adequate ventillation, run it from a gas bottle. The external gas socket is a useful addition for doing this.

    ACC-GAS-SOCKET - Go-Pods.co.uk

    Sometimes after sitting around unused for a while, the fridges can get a little sluggish and a quick fix for this is to unplug the unit and turn it upside down. Just sit it on it’s lid for a couple of hours & this usually tends to do the trick.

    For unresolved problems with the unit please contact the manufacturer to assistance:

    Dometic UK Ltd, Dometic House, The Brewery, Blandford St Mary, Dorset, DT11 9LS

    Telephone: 0844 626 0130.

    Email: [email protected] 

  5. We've been receiving a few questions regarding the towing electrics for Go-Pods and control panel settings, so here's a quick overview.

    Go-Pods™ come with a 13 pin Euro socket and this is the type of electrics you should have fitted if you're adding a tow bar. The tow bar ball is a standard 50mm.

    If you have an existing tow bar but with different electrics, (single 7 pin or twin electrics), you can purchase an adaptor.

    If you only have a 7 pin socket on your car, you can still tow legally as it will operate the driving lights. But you need 13 pin or twin electrics if you want to charge the Go-Pods' on-board battery and run the fridge while in transit.

    On the control panel inside your Go-Pod, select the CAR option on the rocker switch while towing. Once you stop, change the switch to VAN.

    Please check out our Videos page for more information on hitching and the control panel.


  6. The rules on what you can tow are different depending on when you passed your driving test.

    Licences issued from 19 January 2013

    From 19 January 2013, drivers passing a category B (car and small vehicle) test can tow:

    • small trailers weighing no more than 750kg (Go-Pods are just 480Kg!)
    • trailers weighing more than 750kg, where the combined weight of the towing vehicle and the trailer isn’t more than 3,500kg Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM)

    If you want to tow a trailer weighing more than 750kg, when the combined weight of the towing vehicle and trailer is more than3,500kg, you’ll have to pass a further test and get B+E entitlement on your licence.

    You’ll then be able to tow trailers up to 3,500kg.

    Licences held from 1 January 1997

    If you passed your driving test after 1 January 1997 and have an ordinary category B (car) licence, you can:

    • drive a vehicle up to 3.5 tonnes or 3,500kg MAM towing a trailer of up to 750kg MAM
    • tow a trailer over 750kg MAM with maximum combined weight of trailer & tow vehicle of no more than 3,500kg

    For anything heavier you need to take a category B+E driving test.