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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

  • Do I need a tent footprint?

    A tent footprint is an extra groundsheet-style piece of fabric to go under your standard tent groundsheet. Read more »

  • Do I need a special driving licence to drive a motorhome?

    A standard B-class åcar licence permits you to drive any vehicle up to a maximum gross weight of 3,500kg if you passed your test after 1 January 1997, which will cover many campervans and motorhomes. Read more »

  • Are all campsite electric hook-ups 16A?

    The blue plug used on campsites and fitted to motorhomes, caravans and other camping kit is rated to a maximum of 16A but the site supply may vary. Read more »

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