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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 do I do when I put my trailer tent away wet and it is still raining when I arrive home?

    You should seriously consider re-opening the trailer tent even if it is raining if you have the space at home. Though it will continue to get soaked from the rain this is better than leaving the water trapped in the folds of the packed-down trailer. The downpour will eventually stop and it will dry out, then you can pack it away and there is much less risk of mould forming.

  • I found the Towing Matching Service worked well but the notes about noseweight were confusing.

    We have listened to comments from members who used the service and made some amendments to the noseweight advice that’s generated. Read more »

  • When I’m working out my motorhome user payload should I include my passengers?

    Yes, only an allowance for a driver and some personal effects of 75kg is included in the kerbweight of most motorhomes when it’s published. So it is essential the weight of your passengers is taken into account when you are loading your motorhome for a tour.

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