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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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  • My tent and its guy lines sag a lot after the rain – should I tighten them?

    Unless the tent is really sagging, avoid the temptation to change anything. When the tent eventually dries it will settle back to roughly the tension it was and be back in shape. If you tighten it up when it is wet there’s a risk it’ll be over stretched once dry and this will be stressful for the stitching. Read more »

  • Why is tyre safety month always in October?

    TyreSafe, the industry organisation behind the safety campaign, has identified October as the UK’s wettest month. Although we should check our tyre pressures and general condition before every major journey and at least once a week, the message is reinforced in October to encourage everyone to be ready for winter and the worsening conditions that are likely to happen. Read more »

  • 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 »



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