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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

  • What’s a bulk tank on a motorhome?

    Typically this will be a fitted tank for the storage of a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG). It is refillable using Autogas (propane), however it is for habitation use rather than propulsion. Large bulk tanks are often installed under the body.

  • I was looking at the driving licence Data Sheet and I don’t have a B licence. It says simply vehicles A and E. Please can you explain?

    I guess you have an older UK licence that’s all green, not the credit-card-sized pink version. Vehicle categories changed in 1986 and A was broken down into different categories, while E was for a moped and also changed. Older licence vehicle categories are documented here. Read more »

  • My 13-pin plug became misaligned. Is it possible to keep it in place?

    Maypole has produced the MP1280B or green cap that is not only a good quality storage park for a caravan or trailer’s 13-pin plug, but also keeps it properly aligned and can be used as an aid to realigning one that is out of position. Owing to the 13-pin plug and socket locking together with a bayonet-type catch, they mustn’t be forced together or apart – a rotation through 90 degrees is all that’s required.

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