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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

  • At a recent service the technician told me the tyres on my caravan are five years old and I may wish to consider replacing them soon, how can this be when the caravan’s only three years old?

    Due to the supply and demand, the length of the supply chain and batch manufacturing of tyres it's not unusual to find a caravan tyre that’s two years old before being fitted. Caravan tyres are generally light commercial van tyres and tend to be of a less common size so turnover can be slow. Read more »

  • Can I use a dehumidifier through the winter to stop condensation in a caravan or motorhome?

    Dehumidifiers have a place where there’s a large build-up of water inside a caravan or motorhome, perhaps from condensation after you’ve been sleeping inside. It may, therefore, be useful to run such an appliance in a tourer immediately after a trip for up to 48 hours or so. Read more »

  • I hear Calor is recalling gas cylinders. How do I know if I need to return mine?

    Calor has advised it is recalling 170,000 6kg propane Calorlite cylinders due to a potential material defect that could lead to gas escaping over time. Consumers are requested to check whether their cylinders were manufactured between 2008-2011 as they may need to be returned to their local Calor stockist. Read more »

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