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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

  • Is UK bottled gas available in the rest of Europe?

    Only Campingaz offers the end user anything approaching a pan-European exchange service. Other bottled gas products are generally national or regional products and exchanging outside these areas can be difficult. Read more »

  • What’s the difference between a ‘wet head’ and ‘dry head’ trailer coupling?

    A ‘wet head’ is essentially a grease-lubricated coupling, such as a traditional ball and socket connection. A ‘dry head’ is a stabiliser type that has friction pads built in. This requires a clean and dry towball. Read more »

  • I occasionally get condensation between the plastic windows on my caravan. My dealer says this is normal. Is it?

    It’s not unusual to get some droplets of water inside the windows of a caravan in certain atmospheric conditions. This is because the acrylic material in the panes is gas permeable at a microscopic level. Read more »

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