Caravans sentence example

caravans
  • The caravans travelled far beyond the limits of the empire.
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  • The latter were indubitably the Ugrian nomads of the steppe, akin to the Tatar invaders of Europe, who filled the armies and convoyed the caravans of the ruling caste.
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  • A compact with the Turks, made in 1370 and renewed in the next century, saved Ragusa from the fate of its more powerful neighbours, Servia and Byzantium, besides enabling the Ragusan caravans to penetrate into Hungary, Croatia, Bosnia, Servia, Bulgaria and Rumania.
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  • Dikwa is the centre of an important trade of which the chief articles are coffee, sugar, velvet, silk and weapons, as well as gold and silver objects brought by caravans from Tripoli.
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  • Later it became a halting-place for the caravans of slaves brought from Darfur to Egypt.
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  • In Northern Nigeria up to the moment of the British occupation the foreign trade was chiefly in the hands of Tripoli Arabs whose caravans crossed the desert at great risk and expense, and carried to the markets of Kuka and Kano tea, sugar and other European goods, taking away the skins and feathers which constituted the principal articles of export to the Mediterranean coast.
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  • His attacks on the pilgrim caravans, begun in 1783 and constantly repeated, startled the Mahommedan world,' and compelled the attention of the sultan, as the nominal protector of the faithful.
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  • The arrival of the first railway train, on the 9th of February 1880, marked a new epoch in the history of Santa Fe, which until then had remained essentially a Mexican town; but with the discontinuance of the wagon caravans over the old trail, it lost its importance as the entrepot for the commerce of the South-west.
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  • Meanwhile Raynald of Krak took advantage of the position of his fortress, which lay on the great route of trade from Damascus and Egypt, to plunder the caravans (1182), and thus helped to precipitate the inevitable attack by Saladin.
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  • Good roads connect some of the great Hausa cities, and Kano and Kuka are starting-points for caravans across the Sahara to the Mediterranean.
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  • Illorin is a great trading centre, Hausa caravans bringing goods from central Africa, and merchandise from the coasts of the Mediterranean, which is distributed from Illorin to Dahomey, Benin and the Lagos hinterland, while from the Guinea coast the trade is in the hands of the Yoruba and comes chiefly through Lagos.
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  • From its situation on the route of the caravans between Smyrna and western Asia on the one hand, and Armenia, Georgia, &c., on the other, the city became a place of extensive trade, and its bazaars are well stocked with the merchandise of both Europe and the East.
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  • In early days Mexican and American military detachments escorted the caravans on either side of the international line.
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  • Traffic is carried on principally by means of caravans of camels, horses, asses and oxen.
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  • This last class trades with the other three and despatches caravans to Illorin and other places, where the Kano goods, the "potash" and other merchandise are exchanged for kolas and European goods.
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  • But while the province in many parts presents a landscape of luxuriant beauty, it is a prey to the ravages of disease, principally malarial fevers due to the extensive swamps formed by waters stagnating in the forests, and to the frequent incursions of the Goklan and Yomut Turkomans, who have their camping-grounds in the northern part of the province, and until about 1890 plundered caravans sometimes at the very gates of Astarabad city, and carried people off into slavery and bondage.
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  • of Asia, and were brought, through Russian caravans, even so far as to Pomerania, Sweden and Norway, where Samanid coins have been found in great number, were in their turn overthrown by a more youthful and vigorous race, that of Sabuktagin, which founded the illustrious Ghaznevid dynasty and the Mussulman empire of India.
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  • There is reason to believe that before the 6th century B.C. the caravans reached Damascus without coming near the oasis of Tadmor; probably, therefore, we may connect the origin of the city with the gradual forward movement of the nomad Arabs which followed on the overthrow of the ancient nationalities of Syria by the Babylonian Empire (6th century B.C.).
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  • Originally an Arab settlement, the oasis was transformed in the course of time from a mere halting-place for caravans to a city of the first rank.
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  • The true Arab despises agriculture; but the pursuit of commerce, the organization and conduct of trading caravans, cannot be carried on without widespread connexions of blood and hospitality between the merchant and the leading sheiks on the route.
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  • of Bulhar, a centre for caravans from Shoa and Ogaden.
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  • It is served by dug-outs, three in number in 1899, and capable of carrying about fifteen men on a trip. Formerly the trade was very considerable, and the Burmese had a customs station on the island, from which the place takes its name; but the rebellion in the great state of Theinni, and the southward movement of the Kachins, as well as the Mahommedan rebellion in Yunnan, diverted the caravans to the northern route to Bhamo, which is still chiefly followed.
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  • Their caravans (auvoeiac) travelled right across the desert to the great entrepots on the Euphrates, Vologesias, about 55 m.
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  • They set off in caravans, bought their freedom one by one or ran away, and drove or walked toward the "warm rivers."
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  • Their caravans traversed the length and breadth of the peninsula.
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  • The trade with Santa Fe began about 1804, although regular caravans were begun only about 1825.
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  • An active trade was carried on by means of caravans, corn and silk especially being mentioned at a very early date.
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  • Caravans from Sus laden with copper-ware, olive oil, butter, saffron, wax, skins, dates, dried roses, &c., are sent to Marrakesh, four days' journey from Tarudant.
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  • Nearly submerged by the swirling waters of the Trent on Monday were caravans parked near the Britannia Inn at Farndon.
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  • From here the caravans start for Persia, and at certain periods of the year long trains of camels may be seen, and Persian merchants conspicuous by their high black caps and long robes.
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  • control the routes of the caravans, especially the route from Damascus to Egypt and the Red Sea.
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  • It is true that the king had a revenue, collected by the vicomte and paid into the secretum or treasury - a revenue composed of tolls on the caravans and customs from the ports, of the profits of monopolies and the proceeds of justice, of poll-taxes on Jews and Mahommedans, and of the tributes paid by Mahommedan powers.
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  • Rohlfs informs us that " any one who did not know the way " by which the caravans passed " would only have to follow the bones which lie right and left of the track."
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  • the central section nowhere presents any passes accessible to caravans, but south-westward two gaps in the range afford communication between the Tansif t and Sias basins, those respectively of Gindafi and Bibawan.
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  • 638, Beroea disappears, and as Moslem society settles down Halep emerges again as the great gathering-place of caravans passing from Asia Minor and Syria to Mesopotamia, Bagdad and the Persian and Indian kingdoms. Like Antioch it suffered from earthquakes, and late in the 12th century, after a terrible shock, had to be rebuilt by Nur ed-Din.
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  • distant, Bagamoyo became the startingpoint for caravans to the great lakes, and an entrepot of trade with the interior of the continent.
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  • It already, however, bore within it the germ of decay; the accumulation of treasure in the capital had led to a corruption of the simple manners of the earlier times; the exhaustion of the tribes through the heavy blood tax had roused discontent among them; the plundering of the holy places, the attacks on the pilgrim caravans under the escort of Turkish soldiers, and finally, in 1810, the desecration of the tomb of Mahomet and the removal of its costly treasures, raised a cry of dismay throughout the Mahommedan world, and made it clear even to the Turkish sultan that unless the Wahhabi power were crushed his claims to the caliphate were at an end.
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  • Formerly a rendezvous for slave caravans Lindi now has a more legitimate trade in white ivory.
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  • Caravans from Dar-es-Salaam to Tanganyika take 60 days to do the journey.
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  • When the prologue to Job speaks of plundering Sabaeans (and Chaldaeans) on the northern skirts of Arabia, these may be either colonists or caravans, which, like the old Phoenician and Greek traders, combined on occasion robbery with trade.
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  • The great salt caravans pass through it, as well as pilgrims on their way to Mecca.
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  • The vast size of the market-squares with their surrounding porticos, and the importance of the caravans of merchants who traded with other nations, show that mercantile had risen into some proportion to military interests.
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  • ABU KLEA, a halting-place for caravans in the Bayuda Desert, Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.
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  • The permanent population is under 10,000; but from October to April the population rises to 30,000 or more by the arrival of caravans from Ogaden and Dolbahanta.
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  • The ivory and feather caravans from Wadai and Borku have latterly deserted it altogether.
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  • of and terminus of a railway from Zagazig, on the edge of the desert south of Lake Menzala, and the starting-point of the caravans to Syria; Mataria (15,142) on Lake Menzala and headquarters of the fishing industry; Zifta (13,850) on the Damietta branch and the site of a barrage; Samant~4 (14,408), also on the Damietta branch, noted for its pottery, and Fua (14,515), where large quantities of tarbushes are made, on the Rosetta branch.
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  • The other centres of population are Shingeti, Wadan and Ujeft, Shingeti being the chief commercial centre, whence caravans take to St Louis gold-dust, ostrich feathers and dates.
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  • From Missouri caravans of pack animals, and later wagon trains, set out in May of each year on the Boo m.
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  • At Tashkurghan the caravans from India and Bokhara meet, and from here the merchandise is distributed all over the country.
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  • Serious rioting arose only in Shiraz and Fars, where some persons lost their lives and a number of caravans were looted.
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  • In the 15th century the great Eastern trade with Europe was carried on by the Venetian Republic - Venice was the gate from West to East, and her fleets, richly laden with goods brought down to the shores of the Mediterranean in caravans, supplied Europe with the luxuries of the Orient.
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  • east of the coast of El Hasa, in the Persian Gulf, a little to the south of the port of El Katif, which, if rightly identified with the ancient Gerrha, has been celebrated throughout history as the mart of Indian trade, the starting-point of caravans across Arabia.
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  • of Omsk, and chief centre for the caravans coming from Tashkent and Bokhara; Atbasar (3030); Kokchetav (5000); and Petropavlovsk (21,769 in 1901).
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  • In every direction English influence penetrated, and Englishmen before 1603 might be found in every quarter of the globe, following Drakes lead into the Pacific, painfully breaking the ice in search of a north-east or a north-west passage, hunting for slaves in the wilds of Africa, journeying in caravans across the steppes of Russia into central Asia, bargaining with the Turks on the shores of the Golden Horn, or with the Greeks in the Levant, laying the foundations of the East India Company, or of the colonies of Virginia and Newfoundland.
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  • The route which these caravans follow is a chaussee as far as Erzerum, but this in places is too much broken to admit of the transit of wheeled vehicles.
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  • The chief articles brought by the caravans are ostrich feathers, skins and ivory and one of the principal imports istea.
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  • The Hausa are often traders, traversing the country in large caravans.
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  • A considerable amount of forwarding was done by the caravans.
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  • of all the countries of the known world, led to an active R trade both by ships and caravans.
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  • This age, with its regular maritime intercourse between the Aegean settlements, Phoenicia and the Delta, and with lines of caravans connecting Babylonia, North Syria, Arabia and Egypt, presents a remarkable picture of life and activity, in the centre of which lies Palestine, with here and there Egyptian colonies and some traces of Egyptian cults.
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  • above the mouth, and Saranli - the last two on opposite sides of the stream, in 2° 20' N., a crossing-place for caravans.
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  • Syria, and Palmyra as the great road-station for eastern caravans.
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  • In the south communication is maintained chiefly by camel caravans.
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  • A large part of his revenue is derived from tribute exacted from the salt caravans.
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  • The caravans from Kano were also frequently pillaged by the Tuareg, so that the prosperity of the town declined.
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  • The southernmost, Gaza, was joined by a road to the mixed peoples of the Egyptian Delta, and was also the port of the Arabian caravans.
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  • mentioned in inscriptions as the destination of the Palmyrene caravans.
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  • 1905) shows that by his command of the trade routes Solomon was able to balance Phoenicians and Sabaeans against each other, and that, his Ophir gold would be paid for by trade facilities and protection of caravans.
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  • Near Bilma is a small circular oasis, kept green by a fine spring, but immediately to the south begins the most dreary part of the Saharan desert, over which the caravans travel for fifteen days without discovering the slightest trace of vegetable life.
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  • Wherever oases are found they present similar features, and are naturally the halting-places and points of departure of desert caravans.
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  • axel caravans - Darcy Kitchin Sun 9 Sep 01 09:05 Sound comments from Andy.
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  • The Caravans The three modern caravans are set among spacious lawns, surrounded by trees and shrubs and overlooking the brook.
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  • tour busses VW Campers, Cars, Caravans, Motorcycles... .
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  • camel caravans slowly crossing great tracts of land.
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  • In his youth Muhammad traveled widely with camel trading caravans.
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  • The park offers superb self-catering caravans and luxury pine lodges available all year, and touring and camping facilities from March to October.
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  • Choice of luxurious caravans or Honey Pine Lodge, just 800 yards from the beach.
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  • They provide self catering holiday accommodation in static caravans and cottages as well as touring caravan pitches.
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  • Each of our 4-6 berth caravans offers comfortable spotlessly clean accommodation.
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  • On the site there's also a caravan park for up to five touring caravans, open all year round.
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  • The romantic view of horse-drawn caravans has long since passed.
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  • The two bedroomed caravans have one bedroom with a double bed and another bedroom with two singles.
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  • Following our arrival, a section of Woodham's yard soon resembled a Gipsy encampment with caravans, tents and vans arrayed!
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  • Gipsy encampment with caravans, tents and vans arrayed!
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  • They drive a desert jeep out of the pod, towing two caravans.
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  • Ideal second home, caravans through to luxury lodges available.
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  • Vehicle Technology Caravans overrun devices Standard Spring Cylinder Most AL-KO overrun devices supplied to the caravan market are fitted with a standard spring cylinder.
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  • pre-owned caravans from all over the UK.
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  • submerged by the swirling waters of the Trent on Monday were caravans parked near the Britannia Inn at Farndon.
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  • Caravans and trailers: towing vehicles are required to have two external mirrors.
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  • The prominent townsmen were engaged in the organization and even the personal conduct of caravans, the discharge of public offices such as those of strategos, secretary, guardian of the wells, president of the banquets of Bel, chief of the market (see NSI.
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  • But the habits of the Franks were none the less habits of lawless greed: they swooped down from their castles, as Raynald of Chatillon did from Krak of the Desert, to capture Saracens and hold them to ransom or to plunder caravans.
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  • above the mouth, and Saranli - the last two on opposite sides of the stream, in 2° 20' N., a crossing-place for caravans.
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  • He also frequently employed his soldiers in collecting the taxes from the estates of those magnates who refused to contribute to the public burdens, in protecting the towns from the depredations of the robber barons, or in convoying the caravans of the merchants.
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  • The fiery blasts of summer, furnace-heated over the red-hot Kizil Kum, are hardly less to be feared than the ice-cold shamshir (or north-western blizzard) of winter, which freezes men when it finds them in the open desert, and frequently destroys whole caravans.
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  • The pilgrimage retained its importance for the commercial well-being of Mecca; to this day the Meccans live by the Hajj - letting rooms, acting as guides and directors in the sacred ceremonies, as contractors and touts for land and sea transport, as well as exploiting the many benefactions that flow to the holy city; while the surrounding Bedouins derive support from the camel-transport it demands and from the subsidies by which they are engaged to protect or abstain from molesting the pilgrim caravans.
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  • Version released insurance static holiday caravans in underwriters rmis wisdom has led marsh.
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  • Recently completed expansion programs at both Knottingley and South Cave sites have resulted in easily accessible displays of both new and used caravans.
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  • Caravans and trailers: Towing vehicles are required to have two external mirrors.
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  • Old caravans, small railway carriages and other unusual items can be used to great effect.
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  • Tin Can Tourists - Although not a vintage trailer park, the members of this organization take their classic automobile trailers on caravans.
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  • By interacting with other Airstream owners in a forum environment, you can find resources for parts, get repair and maintenance advice, find out about rallies or caravans, and discover many other beneficial tips.
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  • For families that wish to sample the outdoors without the aggravation of pitching tents or enduring cold nights, static RVs (referred to as caravans) may provide a suitable alternative.
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  • Service manuals for Dodge Caravans can be purchased online from collectors, or you can opt for a generic Dodge Caravan service manual.
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  • We review caravans, motorhomes, trailer tents, folding campers, tents and accessories, visiting dealers in all parts of the country.
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