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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

  • How much gas does a three-way fridge use?

    It depends on the size of the fridge, the ambient temperature and whether or not it has a pilot-light or electronic ignition. Read more »

  • Which is better, solar panel (photo-electric) or a petrol generator?

    Solar panels make a lot of sense on the campsite. They work quietly, using daylight to charge your leisure battery system which in turn can be used at night. Read more »

  • My motorhome has a gas tank fitted underneath it. Where can I fill this?

    Bulk tanks such as those fitted to motorhomes use the same liquified petroleum gas (LPG) as cars. Read more »

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