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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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  • I see motorhomes and caravans leaking water from their drain pipes when being driven down the road. Is this legal?

    This must not be done because it is unlawful. All grey wastewater must be discharged correctly at the site, where you’re permitted to do so, or taken home. Read more »

  • Can I tow with a hitchlock in place?

    Historically the Club’s advice was not to tow with a hitchlock on, based on discussions with the emergency services. In the unlikely event of an incident on the road it’s just one more thing inhibiting recovery. More recent conversations have revealed that the fire and rescue services carry equipment that can deal with such locks as necessary. Read more »

  • What does ‘camping outfit’ mean?

    Camping outfit or unit is a bit of jargon we’re guilty of using sometimes. Read more »