Advice & Expertise
Welcome to our technical
and review section of the magazine,
Advice & Expertise. This part of the
magazine is about the help and guidance
you often need to enjoy some great
camping adventures. Included are our usual
On Test pages and On the Road along with a
closer look at camping products in Gear Guide
and Stuff, as well as our Technical Team providing their
thoughts on topical issues in Tech Talk.
Confused by the array of kit available?
Our Gear Guides explain what to look for if you’re thinking about buying camping kit, while Stuff brings you a selection of the latest products on the market.
Your guide is Sue Taylor, who has been helping Club members for more than 20 years and keeps her towing experience up-to-date with a horsebox on the back of her Land Rover.
Don’t let wet weather dampen your spirits, says JOHN TRAYNOR. The right gear, skills and mindset will ensure a fun trip
The Club’s Technical Manager Ian Hewlett writes:
This is the place for tent, trailer tent, folding camper, caravan, motorhome and tow car reviews – all conducted by experienced campers, caravanners and motorists.
Candy Evans, who has been overseeing the test pages of the magazine for more than seven years, loves the variety of trying everything from the smallest backpacking tent to the largest American-style motorhome.
IAIN GEDDES finds out more about Dometic’s wind-out awning and its transformation into a full-enclosed space
DAVID MOTTON drives the facelifted Volvo XC60, a favourite of tow car owners
You’ll find a wealth of technical details on almost every aspect of camping and caravanning here, along with the chance to pose your own question to the Club’s Technical Team.
In between answering Club members’ queries and keeping up-to-date with the industry, Ian Hewlett enjoys touring in his 1960s Triumph TR4, often coupled with a trailer tent.
Our Technical Team answers your questions covering all forms of camping. Browse recent answers or search older ones.
IAN HEWLETT discovers what ‘shipping length’ really means on board a ferry or in the Channel Tunnel