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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 adding a luggage box to the back of my camper change its shipping length?

    Yes, whenever the box is fitted it must be included in the shipping length. This applies for both campsites and booking a ferry.

  • Why are electric hook-up cables so long?

    The wiring regulations dictate how a campsite’s pitch should be supplied with power and how the electrical system should be installed in a caravan. The same regulations also specify a lead of 25m length. Read more »

  • If I use a bigger bottle of gas is the pressure higher?

    As long as you are changing like for like, such as a small butane bottle for a larger butane bottle, then the pressure of the gas given off remains the same, only the volume stored has increased so as long as the fitting on the top of the bottle is the same the cylinders will be interchangeable. Read more »

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