THE APRIL 2014 issue of Practical Motorhome is guaranteed to bring some sunshine into your life. It will also be your faithful guide if you've decided it's a case of 'New season, new ’van!'. In this issue we give the full results of our Owner Satisfaction Survey and Awards, so you'll be able to find out which motorhome manufacturers and dealers have the happiest customers in Britain!
Make the most of your motorhome holidays with our inspirational travel section, featuring wonderful destinations near and far
Your tour: Dordogne
Where caves meet chateaux
Inspired by one of our previous motorhome travel features to Rocamadour, Jos Simon also decided to go on a quest to the Dordogne to find ancient cave art and vineyards.
You can just see the motorhome disappearing into the tunnel...
Grand tour: Croatia
Croatia's archipelago and stunning Adriatic coastline have little trouble in working their magic on the artistic eye of photographer Gary Blake. He tells us where he and Wendy travelled in the Dethleffs Sunlight T69 and which places they like the best. He also recommends four campsites – looking at his stunning photos we can almost feel the warmth of the sun.
Your tour: The Hebrides
Wild camping on Islay and Jura
Beguiled by the Outer Hebrides on a former holiday, Geoff Crowther now points his motorhome towards the Inner isles of Islay and Jura. He really knows how to get away from it all and here he shares his tips on wild camping on the islands, which he did in his Auto-Sleeper Warwick Duo.
A tour that changed my life
A tour on the wild side
Wild camping in a hired van in Canada inspired Carl Gilham to trade in his caravan for a motorhome.
Dip into our comprehensive advice section and read the best tips from our technical experts, to get more from your ’van.
Gentleman Jack answers your queries on rebuilding a Fiat Pandora and more.
Step-by-step facelift for your older model
Our tech guru explains how to replace the door trim card in your ’van's cab to match the furnishings in the living quarters.
Owner Satisfaction Awards
The full results!
Thank you for filling in our Owner Satisfaction Survey, sponsored by Coast. We can now reveal your best motorhomes and the dealers you're all happiest with.
Base vehicle and leisure batteries work differently. In this issue our workshop guru explains why.
Buy and own
Marquis Motorhomes opens another dealership, Wellhouse finds an exciting new base vehicle to convert into campers, Becks expands its range to include a mighty powerful European motorhome brand... and more motorhome industry news.
Spring Caravan and Camping Show
We highlight the hot new motorhome models that will turn heads this year.
Practical Motorhome's experienced team puts new and used motorhomes throiugh their paces to help you choose the best
We say a fond farewell to the classic Volkswagen Type-2 camper.
Roller-Team T-Line 740
This French-bed model features in the popular Italian marque's premium line-up.
Adria Twin 640 SPX
Gentleman Jack tests the new, longer version of the popular fixed-bed ’van.
The Shire Phoenix 2XL Studio comes under the scrutiny of our test team.
Used twin test
We compare coachbuilt motorhomes for less than £30,000 from Burstner and Auto-Trail.
Used ’van buyer
Your guide to selecting an A-class coachbuilt Adria Vision to fit your budget.
Our ’vans, our month
Clare Kelly reports on a trip to Kent with our long-term Marquis Majestic 125.
Your shout. Our say. Drop us a line and share the best in motorcaravanning this month
The Talk section features your letters, On site insights from our reader team members, a selection of comments from our forum and twitter feed. Plus, motorhome events.
The writer of our Star Letter this month wins a pair of Milenco Quattro Levelling ramps worth £40.
Holiday hotshots – share your happy holiday photos with us! There's a prize for the star picture each month.
Stacie's super savers
No-one can track down a deal like our Stacie. Turn to this page each month for fantastic savings and top prizes.
This month's special offer:
Two-for-one day tickets to the Motorhome Show at the Bath and West Showground in April
This month's prize draw:
Enter and you might win the Acutest Socket and See Electrical hook-up test kit worth £69.
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