We are pleased to announce we will re-open our premises including our shop & Gas sales on Monday 12th April. Stay safe.
We remain temporarily closed due to Government guidelines and the fight against coronavirus until further notice. This could be until late Feb or March, we will wait and see. Stay Safe.
We would like to thank all our customers for your continued support and reviews we wish you all well, please stay alert and we look forward to seeing you all soon.
With many thanks,
Burlingham is steeped in history dating back to 1876 coach building in Norfolk and Huddersfield.
It moved to Blackpool in 1928 onto Bloomfield Road and Bond Street. Blackpool was an ideal place to coach build with the advantages of highly seasonal trade.
General Coachbuilding was the initial purpose of Mr Burlingham’s business but in the early 1930’s he built a number of caravans special order. A production example was exhibited at the 1934 Olympia Motor Show.
By the second half of the decade he was producing a range of extremely elegant models named after the British Lakes.
By 1938 the manufacturing was based in Brook Street, Preston and a display site at the nearby Garstang By Pass where the present site in located today.
Herbet Victor Burlingham continued his interest in caravans and still owned the first caravan he built up to his death in 1959 at age 82. Still to this date nobody knows where this caravan and another three prized Burlingham Caravans went.
You can see still a Burlingham Langdale Caravan at the Lakeland Museum.
Temporary closure. Our live chat is open 24/7
Our shop and premises are now closed to the public until further notice due to the coronavirus guidelines.
We have been serving leisure customers since 1938 and we look forward to continuing for many years to come. We will be ready for all your leisure needs when we re-open.Virtual Showroom
You can browse our stock, ask questions through our live chat and ask to reserve a caravan until we open. Then we will contact you to arrange you to view the caravan, discuss all the details including your requirements and arrange collection.
We wish you all well, please stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all soon
We would like to thank all our customers for your continued support and reviews.
- Although we are in unprecedented times we are committed to give you all your Leisure needs for the forthcoming season to enjoy the freedom and space in your caravan.
- Hygiene and cleanliness is always something we prioritise for our customers, staff & suppliers. That aside we have been taking extra precautions to ensure the safety of all.
- All our products are fully clean inside and out regularly and before you collect.
- In light of government recommendations-for those people visiting us we are operating a social distance policy, you are free to browse our stock at your own free will, prioritising your safety and we are offering these additional services:-
- You can Browse, Chat, watch and purchase from the comfort of your home.
- We have reduced our face to face contact and will email all required paperwork.
- Free delivery within 40 miles radius if required when you buy a retail caravan.
- Free delivery and collection for our service or repair customers within a 20 mile radius if required.
- Video presentations of our stock sent by email, WhatsApp and our social media channels by request.
- Video of how to use your purchased caravan to minimise any physical contact when you collect or we deliver
Coupling your car and caravan
Coupling a caravan to a car is quite simple if you follow our simple procedure, you’ll get it right every time!
Always work carefully, safely and methodically. Use the same routine every time you hitch up. Always double check and do not rush.
Before starting the manoeuvre, make sure that both the caravan and the towcar are under control with the car handbrake applied and the caravan hitch brake on.
Always read the manufacturer’s instructions before coupling for the first time and if in doubt ask your dealer.
The driver should always check that coupling has been completed successfully.
(courtesy: The Caravan Club)
Caravan vents should be left uncovered to provide adequate air circulation inside the caravan, however if your caravan is left in an exposed or salty location, the vents on the side of the prevailing wind can be closed off for winter. If you have regular access to your caravan you could place some moisture absorbing crystals (available in our shop) in cupboards, under beds, etc to reduce the risk of condensation, but these do require frequent changing. You could also put a low wattage heater in your caravan to minimise the damp and condensation. If possible remove the soft furnishings and store in a warm, dry place at home.
Walls and ceilings should be wiped over with a mild anti-bacterial solution eg. Dettox or something similar. Cupboards should be emptied, cleaned and vacuumed out. Small doors can be left ajar to assist ventilation, but larger doors should be closed as they can warp.
Looking after your caravan
How to keep your caravan safe and protect your investment.
Your caravan is a road vehicle so you are legally obliged to keep it roadworthy. The best way to do this is to have it serviced annually. The service will cover running gear, brakes, and lights.
The service will also include the habitation side of the caravan. The water, gas, electrical and heating systems will all be checked and maintained. The dealer who does the service should also check for any damp or leaks in the basic structure of your caravan.
Some people enjoy their caravans all year round. However, if you decide to store your caravan during the winter months, it’s worth taking the time to do a few jobs before leaving it.
Welcome to the new Burlingham Caravans website.
We’ve got a broad range of new and used caravans, motorhomes, cars and accessories and we will be highlighting new stock and special products on our homepage so please check back often.