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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

  • What is a gas pigtail?

    Pigtail is a term used to describe the short section of hose from the gas bottle to the regulator. Read more »

  • How long should I run my motorhome if I start it up during the winter lay-up?

    There’s no exact answer to this but you should do a bit more than just let the engine idle for a few minutes. Read more »

  • When booking a pitch, is my wind-out canopy considered to be an awning?

    Yes – a wind-out canopy still needs to be declared as an awning, even if you only use it for shelter and don’t add sides or other panels to create an enclosed space. Read more »

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