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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

  • Can you replace fluorescent tube lights for LEDs in the same housing?

    In principal you can but it is not a direct swap. The fluorescent tubes require a circuit to get them started and this is not required for the LED replacements.

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  • How often should I re-proof an item such as a coat or rucksack?

    There’s no hard and fast rule about this. Most treatments sit on a surface and change the surface tension, making it hydrophobic – water doesn’t want to stay on it.

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  • Do I need to use a lighting board when I’m carrying bikes on the back of my car?

    If any of the bikes interfere with the clear view of the lights or registration plate at the back of the vehicle then you must rectify this and a lighting board is the ideal low-cost solution.

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