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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

  • Can I use ordinary pump petrol in camping petrol stoves and lamps?

    Though you can buy fuel specifically designed for these stoves, premium unleaded petrol is fit for this purpose. Like any fuel burning appliances, they’re for outdoor use only. Please follow the operation instructions fully for maintenance and safe use.

  • I have an on-board fresh water tank. Should this be emptied before I move off site?

    It’s not necessarily a good thing to haul a large quantity of water around. Each litre of water is one kilo added to your payload and having it sloshing around could adversely affect your vehicle’s handling. Read more »

  • I’m struggling to source a new door seal for my campervan. Where should I look?

    Seal Direct is one place worth checking. Not only does it stock door seals for a range of cars and campervans, it has a range of caravan window seals too. You can browse its catalogue online.

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