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The Technical Team at the Club holds a wealth of information and much of it is distilled in these pages.

If you’re looking for the right tyre for your motorhome or need to find a gas cylinder to use on the Continent, the chances are you will find the answer here.

Team members Ian Hewlett and Iain Geddes have both been active campers and caravanners since childhood. Now they regularly test cars and are involved in the Club’s annual Tow Car Awards. They also try out tents, trailer tents, caravans and motorhomes for the magazine’s On Test section and in their own time enjoy their own camping holidays.

Whether your question is about matching a tow car and caravan, how to use an electric hook-up or finding spares to repair your tent, you are likely to find the answer in these pages. But if not, you can ask the team by clicking below.

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Q&A

  • Do I really need to use every guyline?

    Tents and awnings should have sufficient guying points to secure them in all but the worst storms. In less severe conditions it may not be necessary to use every attachment point, but due to the fickle nature of UK weather it’s wise to use most of them regardless of the conditions at the time.

  • Should my motorhome’s fuel tank be empty or full when in storage?

    It’s always wise to check the handbook for the base vehicle’s guidance but the normal advice is to store with the fuel tank full to minimise condensation. Put simply, the less air space there is the better.

  • What are winter wheels?

    The items known as ‘winter wheels’ are not really wheels at all. They’re simply a steel fabricated structure fitted in the place of road wheels. They are often used on trailers and caravans when there’s no plan to move them for a period of time. The normal wheels and tyres can then be stored under cover. Read more »

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