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Tech talk

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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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  • I’ve been advised to change the rear springs on my car. Are there any upgrades for towing?

    Whether it’s a tow car or a motorhome, you’re asking a lot of your vehicle and running it close to the mechanical limits when you are towing. Read more »

  • How long should a gas hose last?

    This is variable, depending on the type of hose. Those with a metal core can have a 20-year working life, but some rubber hoses need to be changed after five years. Read more »

  • Where can I find out whether a car I am thinking of buying can tow my caravan?

    The Club has partnered with Towsafe for many years for car and caravan matching and you can access this service free as a member here. Read more »