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About Us

A family eating lunch at a table outside a motorhome

Since launching in 2001, Practical Motorhome has become the top destination for motorhome advice and insight.

We’re the most exciting motorhome magazine in the UK, full of new and used ‘van reviews, touring inspiration, DIY and maintenance projects, buying guides, and much more. We’re here to help you get the most from your ‘van, and to experience the best possible tours.

Our website relaunched in 2014, and since then, has been providing our readers with the brand’s expertise, advice and independent reviews, all in one place and at the click of a button.

We also conduct numerous events throughout the year – this ranges from the Practical Motorhome Awards, where our in-house experts identify the best models on the market across a wide range of categories, to the Owner Satisfaction Awards, where our readers vote to tell us how they get on with the different dealers and manufacturers that are out there.

Contact us

Email: [email protected]

Address: Future Publishing Limited, Quay House, The Ambury, Bath, BA1 1UA, United Kingdom

Meet the Practical Motorhome editorial team:

Sarah Wakely – Editor in Chief

Practical Motorhome Editor Sarah Wakely, at the wheel of a van

Sarah is Editor-in-chief of Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome, and started camping before she could remember, with trips away in the family’s aged Sprite Alpine caravan. After beginning her journalism career in car magazines, she became Deputy Editor of Practical Motorhome in 2006, before also joining sister brand Practical Caravan in 2013. Over the years she’s toured across the UK and Europe, including to Iceland, Romania, Spain and the Faroe Islands.

Email: [email protected]

Paul Critcher – Deputy Editor

Paul is Deputy Editor of Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome and has more than 20 years experience as a journalist, working on magazine titles as diverse as DIVE, Time & Leisure and Geographical Expeditions. Paul specialises in adventure and travel and has covered assignments such as sailing in the Seychelles and shark diving in the Bahamas. A lover of the great outdoors, he enjoys the opportunity to get out in a van and explore and says a camper van trip he took to southern Italy is one of his favourite adventures.

Email: [email protected]

Peter Baber – Reviews Editor

Peter Baber at the wheel of a 'van

Peter is Reviews Editor of both Practical Motorhome and Practical Caravan, a magazine he first worked on in the 1990s before going away for 20 years to work in business journalism and magazine start-ups, one of which won a national award. Although he enjoyed that, and writing the odd piece for national newspapers, he always knew he wanted to come back. Peter is responsible for reporting on all the new models that make it to dealer forecourts each season, and giving his judgement in online and magazine reviews

Email: [email protected]

Peter Byrne – Content Editor

Peter is the Content Editor for Practical Caravan and Practical Motorhome. With over half a decade of experience as a digital editor, Peter’s expertise spans from interiors and homes to food and design. Writing for the website – and occasionally the magazine – Peter oversees the online buying guides, features and news. His career to-date has seen him do everything from launching websites to giving a speech to 250 people at the Tower of London with less than 24 hours notice.

Email: [email protected]

Why trust us?

Buying a motorhome will involve spending a substantial amount of money, so you’re going to want to know you’re making as informed a decision as possible before parting with your cash.

That’s where the experts at Practical Motorhome come in. We’ve spent more than 20 years helping you buy with confidence, with our audience knowing we see, touch and experience everything we write about.

We regularly test and review the latest ‘vans on the market, which puts us in an authoritative position that allows us to compile our buying guides or pick the winners of the Practical Motorhome Awards.

There are now more than 800 reviews on our website for you to read. When we look at a motorhome, we’re always objective. We don’t just highlight the pros – instead we offer good honest advice, drawing attention to the cons too.

While we solely create the majority of our content, sometimes we work with external partners to produce content that we think our readers will find useful. This can either be provided by the partner, or alternatively, they support us in creating it but we maintain editorial independence. We always make sure we label this content clearly, so you know who funded it and how it was created – you can find out more about this on our Content Funding page.

How do we pick the motorhomes we review?

To start, we take a look at the latest motorhomes and layouts before selecting the models we believe warrant a closer look. We then consider how they compare to similar ‘vans on the market.

After this, we conduct a full live-in test, where we try the motorhome out in real-world circumstances. The length of this varies from a shorter weekend trip to a longer tour around the UK or abroad.

Who reviews our motorhomes?

Our testers are all experienced motorhome users and we’re aware of what it is that makes a good ‘van, whether this is from the perspective of a newcomer or a seasoned tourer.

This means our reviewers can look at the big picture when testing out a motorhome. We look at everything, from its layout and build quality to how it fares in different conditions and the practicalities of staying in it.

Putting this together allows us to score each motorhome out of five, so when we’re writing our reviews, we can simplify the process of working out just how good a ‘van it actually is.

IPSO

Practical Motorhome is a member of the Independent Press Standards Organisation (which regulates the UK’s magazine and newspaper industry). We abide by the Editors’ Code of Practice and are committed to upholding the highest standards of journalism. If you think that we have not met those standards and want to make a complaint please contact [email protected]. If we are unable to resolve your complaint, or if you would like more information about IPSO or the Editors’ Code, contact IPSO on 0300 123 2220 or visit www.ipso.co.uk

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