June 2014 issue

START THE SEASON now, with Practical Motorhome's June issue, on sale from 8 April, 2014. 

 

Beat the summer crowds with our motorhome tours of Italy, France and Germany. We have 25 pages of inspiration, guaranteed to get you planning your motorhome holidays for the year ahead.

 

Of course, there's no need to leave your dogs behind when you go away – so why not compare notes with our feature, Touring with ’van's best friend? We have a host of top tips to make it easier to take your dogs with you on your travels.

 

Motorhome tests in the June issue include an amazing van conversion, the Hillside Buxton. Want to know how on earth they managed to fit four berths and a shower inside this VW T5? All is revealed with our live-in test.

 

Bust the dust with our June issue mega-test of portable vacuum cleaners to find out which brands are worth the locker space on tour!

 

Plus – if you've got more time than money, Campernomics is a 'must-read' for you! And if you've ever fancied converting an ordinary van to a camper van yourself, don't miss the latest on Gentleman Jack's self-build Project Pilot!

 

Practical Motorhome June 2014 issue on sale 8 April

The June issue will be in the shops from 8 April

 

Here's our full list of contents in the June 2014 issue of Practical Motorhome. 

 

 

TALK

Your letters and more

Your views on Fiat Ducato warranties, motorhome parking in Devon, dreams of Danish tours and much more besides.

 

Stacie’s Super Savers

Win prizes and pick up some great offers on Stacie’s regular savings page. 

 

Nightstops round-up 

Save money by staying at one of our many motorhome-friendly stopover locations.


Come to our Reader Rally! 

Join our rally over the early May Bank Holiday at Stowford Farm Meadows in North Devon.

 

Subscribe to Practical Motorhome and pay less!

Plus, grab yourself a fantastic Leatherman Multi-tool that’ll prove invaluable on tour.

 

TRAVEL

Tour smarter

Clare Kelly’s updates on the latest travel and touring news that you need to know.  


Grand Tour: Italy 

Gary Blake explores the home of great wine, food and culture on a tour of Puglia and Tuscany.


Your tour: South of France

Donna Garner wanders the beautiful south of France in a second year of full-timing in Monty the Motorhome.


Your tour: Bavaria

Movie-set fan John Capel uses The Great Escape film locations to tour beautiful Bavaria.

 

Your tour: Isle of Arran

The Isle of Arran proved the perfect place for outdoor enthusiast Geoff Crowther to celebrate a big birthday.


Tour that changed my life

How an imported Japanese ’van lured Louise and Ken Ellis into the motorcaravanning lifestyle.

 

ADVICE

Ask Jack

Gentleman Jack advises on buying your first A-class motorhome, the weight of an Emperor, and chewed cables.

 

Diamond Dave

Our technical expert considers the impact of remapping on emissions. 

Plus, your questions answered.

 

Step-by-step

Terry Acreman demonstrates how to upgrade the headboard trim of your ’van’s fixed bed.

 

Project Pilot returns

This month, we update you on all previous instalments of this self-build camper van project.


Buy & Own column

All the latest industry news that you need to know.

 

Buying an older motorhome

Don’t part with your cash without consulting our guide.

 

Pitching up with your pooch

Hints and tips on taking your dog on your next tour.

 

TESTED

First Look column

Rob Ganley on a half-century for manufacturer Elddis.

 

Live-in test: 

Hillside Leisure Buxton

Clever VW conversion featuring a washroom.

 

’Van test: Murvi Morocco XL

The Morocco is now available on an extra-long wheelbase.

 

’Van test: Auto Campers Leisure Van Hi line

Ford-based camper offers a great spec for an attractive price.

 

Accessories test

Vacuum cleaners to keep your ’van spick and span.

 

Secondhand challenge

We track down a part of starter two-berths, each at £24k.

 

Used ’van buyer

Your guide to buying a pre-owned Auto-Trail Tracker.

 

Our ’vans 

The latest news from our fleet of motorhomes and camper vans.