November 2014 issue

THE SWIFT ESPRIT 494 makes its grand entrance as the front cover star of our November issue. It is just one of the top 50 things you must see at the NEC’s Motorhome and Caravan Show from 14-19 October. Read our 12-page special show preview to make sure you see the most exciting new 2015 motorhomes and campervans, plus new camping accessories and essential gadgets at the show.


We announce all the winners of our Motorhome of the Year Awards 2014 in the November issue of Practical Motorhome, too. Find out which our judges rate as the very best motorhomes for sale in the UK today – there's a fantastic campervan, motorhome or RV for everyone here! 


We bring you full coverage of the winners and runners up in all the categories of our awards in November. So if you’re looking at campervans and motorhomes for sale, read this issue to find the best motorhomes to buy. The Motorhome of the Year Awards shortlist was published in the October issue in full (and in brief online).


Our travel section is ready to take you on some lovely journeys this month. Our Bryony takes a short tour of the Cotswolds in a Swift Lifestyle 664 and discovers vintage treasures and Roman history in Cirencester, sculpture and cakes in Cheltenham, a Beatrix Potter museum in Gloucester and books by local literary giant Laurie Lee, who wrote Cider with Rosie about his childhood in Slad, near Stroud.   


While we're in a literary mood, on the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, proud Welshman Patrick Jones follows in the bard's footsteps. He takes a fascinating fortnight's tour of 'Dylan's Wales' in his Auto-Sleeper Warwick Duo. 


Don't forget, that you can save money and meet like-minded people by using our Practical Motorhome Nightstops in Britain. We've just welcomed our 40th Nightstop to the scheme, which we run in partnership with The Motor Caravanners' Club (MCC). They're all listed in the regular feature in Talk, in every issue, including November. 


Beautiful Brittany is the destination that floats Sylvia and Don Guy's boat this issue. After a shaky start, they enjoy a wonderful 890-mile journey in their Swift Bolero 600ER and discover splendid shellfish, stunning coastlines and medieval architecture.


Also in the November issue we have plenty of advice and tips on owning and running your motorhome. Motorhome workshop guru Diamond Dave talks the torque. Don't miss our top tips for motorhome holidays in Australia. Grant Long explains how to build a motorhome for just £10,000 in part one of our new self-build campervan series!  


Plus we have new motorhome reviews of the 2015 Adria Coral Plus 690, the 2015 Hymer ML-T 580 and the 2015 Shire Phoenix 2XL Studio Twin. Read this issue for previews of new ranges for next year: Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail and Roller Team.  


Finally, don't worry, we haven't forgotten about secondhand motorhomes and campervans! Check out our features on choosing between two rival four-berth VW Transporter campervans, and read our expert's advice on buying a used Mobilvetta Design Euroyacht coachbuilt A-class.  


Don't miss the November issue – it's in the shops from 26 September 2014! You can also buy Practical Motorhome by mail order from our own service, The Magazine Shop.   


We hope you enjoy this issue!


Kate Taylor 

Practical Motorhome