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Savour the good life


Savour the good life

 

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Our March 2013 issue is now only available as a back issue, while stocks last. If you read it, we hope you liked our Nordic-themed touring adventures, as well as holidays closer to home. 

 

BUYING A MOTORHOME?

Who can you trust, when you go looking for a new or pre-owned motorhome to buy? We asked readers to rate their motorhome manufacturers, direct sellers and dealers, going right back to 2010. The results were revealed in our Practical Motorhome Owner Satisfaction Awards 2013, sponsored by specialist motorhome and caravan insurer Coast. Read all about it in the March issue!

 

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Spring flowers are beginning to make an appearance, so we are keen to get everyone to book a place on our Reader Rally at Stowford Farm Meadows (pictured above and below), a glorious spot on the hillside near Combe Martin, North Devon: 3-6 May, 2013, a real bargain at just £42 per pitch for 3 nights! (See March issue, page 52, below.) We all had a great time last year so we hope you'll join us this year.

 

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Plus: This issue featured our new Buyer's Guide - listing all the new motorhomes launched for 2013. If you're thinking of buying a new motorhome, don't leave home without this. Enjoy!

 

Travel

 

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Your Tours: Scandinavia

Geoff Crowther, his wife Chrissie and their dogs continued their epic adventure in the tracks of the Norsemen. Here he toured from Norway's high Hardangervidda plateau to the delights of Sweden.

 

Dutch courage

Rob Hawkins took his family to the Netherlands for three weeks in their 1970s VW camper, hoping to avoid a breakdown of any kind...

 

 

Good sites guide to Somerset

We reviewed ten top motorhome-friendly sites. They're perfect for your tour of Glastonbury Tor, Wells, Wookey Hole caves, Bath - and, last but not least, the enticing factory outlet shops of the Clarks Village in Street.

 

 

Latest motorhome news


Buying secondhand: European A-class motorhomes

We challenged Nick Harding to find two high quality pre-owned European A-class motorhomes. He came up with two excellent ’vans: a 2005 (55) Pilote Galaxy 40 and a 2001 (X) Hymer B574 – but under scrutiny, which do you think was best? 

 

Tested

Jeremiah Mahadevan reported on Wheelhome's ingenious new Skurry, Dethleffs' new suspension and the return of the Club Joker, following Rapido's acquisition of Westfalia.

 

Reviewed and rated: new motorhomes from Vantage, Hobby and Adria

Our tests and ’van reviews always make essential reading if you’re building up to a big new purchase. In this issue's big live-in test, we examined the Adria Matrix Axess 590 SG, a new drop-down bed low-profile 'van from Slovenia. Plus we reviewed the Vantage Cad rear-lounge van conversion, based on a Mercedes Sprinter, and the stylish Hobby Premium Drive 70GE rear-bed luxury low-profile.

 

Owner Satisfaction Awards 2013

Our Gentleman Jack had worked hard to count all your votes for the Owner Satisfaction Awards 2013. In this issue he revealed the best motorhome manufacturers, dealers, direct sales companies and base vehicles. He also compared this year's votes and comments to past results to discover what it all means for the world of motorhomes!

 

Meet the winners: interviews with Dave Pegg of Horizon Leisure Vehicles Ltd, Simon Howard of Bailey of Bristol, Gary Morgan of Richard Baldwin Motorhomes, Rob Naylor of Vantage Motorhomes and Rob Kirk of VW Kamper Centre and Motorhome Dealer Group.

 

Fly-drive: Living the American dream

Our Rob Ganley and Nigel Donnelly crossed the pond for a road trip in an American RV to visit the 50th US National RV Trade Show...

 

Continental connection

The French Trigano group has acquired Italian motorhome manufacturer SEA. What does it mean for us in the UK?

 

 

Kate Taylor,

Newsletter Editor,

Practical Motorhome

 


 

 

 

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