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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 ‘braked’ trailer?

    Literally - a trailer with its own brakes. Read more »

  • How do I switch off my satnav’s speed camera warning feature when I am driving on the Continent?

    The procedure varies between satnavs, but there will be an option to do this. You may need to refer to the manual. Read more »

  • My carbon monoxide (CO) alarm has gone off occasionally while I’ve been away even when I’ve not been using a gas appliance. What could cause this?

    This may be a false alarm for toxic CO as the alarm sensor is sensitive to other gasses, including hydrogen. Read more »

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