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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 is a 'camper tyre'?

    A camper tyre looks similar to its commercial van counterpart and may have the same tread pattern, load and speed ratings but there are differences within its construction, making the camper tyre better suited to camping units. Read more »

  • I am about to make my first camping trip abroad. Do I need anything special to use an electric hook-up?

    The large blue socket we’re used to in the UK is an international standard connection that has been adopted throughout much of Europe. Read more »

  • Is it right that the Channel Tunnel operators forbid LPG-powered vehicles, even if the tank is empty or the system disabled?

    Tunnel operator Eurotunnel is quite clear that any vehicle using liquid petroleum gas (LPG), compressed natural gas (CNG) or another compressed flammable gas is not permitted through the tunnel, even if the system is empty or has been turned off. Read more »

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