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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 a 13kg cylinder in my gas locker instead of two smaller 6kg ones?

    There’s two issues to factor in here. Firstly will the single larger cylinder fit in your locker? This isn’t just about the height or girth and getting it through the hatch – the base needs to sit securely in the receiver that’s mounted on or moulded to the locker floor, as well as being securely strapped into the locker. Read more »

  • Are winter tyres compulsory on the European mainland?

    Regulations on tyres vary from country to country and sometimes from region to region within a country so you need to do your homework. Read more »

  • Why do you tow a caravan at speeds over the national speed limit during the Tow Car Awards testing?

    Our experienced driver specialists take a car and caravan combination over the UK’s legal limit of 60mph for two reasons. Read more »

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