Make the most of your summer holidays with the September 2016 issue of Practical Motorhome, plus we tour the Isle of Wight and check out the latest ’vans

Get your hands on our free summer touring guide when you grab your copy of our September 2016 magazine, plus see 2017’s new motorhomes and so much more.

There’s lots crammed into our A-Z of summer touring special – and this is just part one! We look at the challenges of holidaying with your pets, get some expert advice to help you enjoy the best barbecues, whether at home or on the road, sample the tastiest ice creams and suggest some interesting touring destinations. You’ll find all this and more, to help get your summer sorted – happy holidays!

Our latest magazine is also the place to be to catch up on all the news from some of Europe’s best-loved motorhome manufacturers, as the Practical Motorhome team reports from a host of new-season launches. We bring you the latest from Bürstner, Carthago, Chausson and Dethleffs. And there’s more as we drive the new, Euro 6-compliant Fiat Ducato, the base vehicle for three-quarters of European motorhomes, and the new Peugeot Boxer and Citroën Relay, as well as the latest versions of the smaller Peugeot Expert, Citroën Dispatch and Fiat Talento. Want to read more? Get the latest news as it happens here!

Our September issue cover story is a tour we hope many of you will enjoy, as our Claudia Dowell decides to visit the Isle of Wight. The motorhome-friendly island is ripe for exploring and our long-term Auto-Sleeper Fairford proves to be the perfect companion as we meet llamas and alpacas, take in Osborne House and much more.

For motorhome holiday ideas back on the mainland, turn to page 52 of the September Practical Motorhome to check out our collection of the 10 best children’s fiction locations. Roll back the years or engage the little ones with trips inspired by childhood favourites including Winnie the Pooh, Alice in Wonderland, Peter Rabbit and Harry Potter. It’s perfect for children of all ages.

We’ve also three motorhome reviews for you to get stuck into. We start here in Blighty with the Auto-Sleeper Stanway, a cleverly-designed two-berth. Then we take a look at a pair of German ’vans in the form of the Dethleffs 4-travel T 6966-4, which features the latest drop-down bed technology, and also the Knaus Sun I 900 LEG, a four-berth A-class that, despite costing well over £100,000 actually represents great value for money – get our September magazine to find out why!

And there’s more. This month we’re testing nine sat-nav smartphone apps to help keep you on the right track on tour. Or are you shopping for used motorhomes for sale? We throw two super, secondhand Auto-Trail ’vans into the spotlight, plus Nick Harding looks at a 2015 Benimar, a 2013 Tribute and a 2006 Chausson.

So don’t miss the September 2016 issue of Practical Motorhome that’s here to help you have the best holidays – this summer and beyond!

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