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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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  • Is it OK to use a garden-type watering can to top up the onboard tank in my motorhome?

    Filler hoses for use at motorhome service points should be made with a food-grade lining material, but it is unlikely a gardener’s watering can will be built to the same standards. Read more »

  • I have added a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS) and when I’m driving the pressures sometimes exceed the maximum quoted on the sidewall of the tyre. Is this safe?

    It is quite normal for tyres to warm up when you’re on the road and all the bouncing of the sidewalls and the small movement of the tread-blocks may increase the pressure significantly due to the temperature increase. Read more »

  • The water pump always seems to be running in my caravan. Should it switch off?

    There’s a high likelihood you have a system that’s controlled by a pressure switch. Read more »