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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

  • Where can you buy caravan tyres?

    Most caravans and larger trailers are not necessarily fitted with dedicated trailer tyres, though such things exist.

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  • Is it possible to use a gas appliance, such as a heater, in a motorhome when you’re driving along?

    Technology such as Truma’s crash sensor allows the use of a gas appliance while in motion as it is capable of shutting down the system of the unlikely event of a crash.

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  • Can I use a tarp (tarpaulin) to extend my small tent?

    As a campsite operator, in principal the Club has no issue with this and tarps make great shelters to add to a tent.

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