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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

  • I increase the pressure in my car tyres for towing. Should I reduce it again when I’m on site?

    In theory you should adjust the pressure to suit the task at hand. Realistically this is often not practical and leaving tyres with a few extra pounds in them for a few days while on holiday normally shouldn’t be an issue. Read more »

  • Do you have to use every guy line when pitching a tent?

    The answer to this question is very much weather dependent but if you’re camping in the UK, with its fickle weather, I’m inclined to use most – if not all – of the guys supplied when I pitch a tent. Read more »

  • Why is it so difficult to slide the fabric of my awning through the awning rail?

    It shouldn’t be. If your caravan or motorhome is new you may need to do a little work as some adhesive may having found its way into the channel from the factory. Read more »

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