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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

  • Does an electric hook-up lead have to be orange?

    It’s not a requirement to have an orange lead. However it’s sensible to have one that’s easily visible against the ground to help minimise any trip hazard. Darker leads may blend in, especially at night, so a light coloured cable is considered better.

  • My on-board electric heater is struggling to get my campervan warm. Is it faulty?

    Not necessarily. In winter the electrical system with a maximum 2kW output may struggle to give sufficient output to warm the tourer properly. In some instances you may need to run it on gas, as this is often twice the power. Once a comfortable temperature is achieved you can switch to electricity to maintain this.

  • I’m struggling to find the correct tyre pressures for my car when towing.

    All modern cars should have a tyre pressure guide printed on them, sometimes inside the fuel filler cap or within a door closure. Read more »

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