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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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  • Is it possible to link hook-up cables?

    It shouldn’t be necessary to link hook-up cables in the UK. The wiring regulations effectively stipulate the distance between a pitch and the connection bollard so a 25m cable should service any pitch. Read more »

  • I’m considering a seasonal pitch and putting an awning on my caravan for the duration. What should I take into account?

    Assuming you’ve checked the site operator permits this, there’s an element of ‘you get what you pay for’ here. As is often the case, the most robust awnings are among the most expensive. Read more »

  • Is it wise to buy a new tourer at a show or exhibition?

    A large show or exhibition can be an excellent time to buy, especially if there are extras being thrown in to encourage you to sign on the day. Read more »



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