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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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  • How can I use cassette toilet flush aid fluid when my motorhome’s flush water comes from the normal fresh water tank?

    The flush aid can help matter slide down the bowl once the trap door is open. You could buy a small atomiser, the kind you may have for tending plants that require humidity, and put a blend of flush aid and water into this at the recommended ratio. Read more »

  • Is it better to reverse my motorhome up ramps or drive forwards on to them?

    There’s no right or wrong way to get on to ramps. One school of thought is that when you back up on to them you get a clean down-hill run off again. Read more »

  • I would like to get a small camping trailer, but how do I find what my car can tow?

    Most small trailers don’t have brakes, so they’re often called unbraked trailers. Read more »