Air con frost symbol

Your essential guide to air con maintenance

Published 11th August 2011 Base vehicle matters

Your vehicle’s cab air-conditioning system is a great comforter on hot days, but it also plays a big safety role in helping to prevent driver drowsiness and …

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Smarten up your steel wheels

Published 12th July 2011 Advice

A fresh coat of paint on steel wheels can help to transform the looks and value of an ageing ’van.

Scruffy road wheels seriously devalue a motorhome, …

1978 Leyland Sherpa Auto-Sleeper conversion - yours for less than £2000

Motorcaravanning for less than £2000: part three

Published 12th July 2011 Advice

In the third part of our series, Practical Motorhome's Gentleman Jack has carried out a full mechanical safety check, and refitted the towbar and rear step …

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Fitting an additional 12v socket

Published 21st June 2011 Advice

Satellite-navigation systems, phone chargers and even laptops create an increased demand for power in your motorhome’s cab, so one 12V socket just isn’t enough …

Starter ’van

Motorcaravanning for less than £2000: part two

Published 31st May 2011 Advice

In the second part of our Getting Started series we meet the rest of the team and Gentleman Jack shows us around No 34.

Last month, we suggested …

1976 Leyland Sherpa-based Auto-Sleeper - an affordable way into motorcaravanning

Motorcaravanning for less than £2000: part one

Published 19th May 2011 Buying a motorhome

Practical Motorhome's Gentleman Jack looks at the alternatives for cash-strapped aspiring motorcaravanners

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Checking your brakes

Published 18th May 2011 Base vehicle matters

Checking your motorhome’s braking system will help keep it safe on the roads and keep repair costs down.

Seatbelt buckle

Seatbelt safety checks

Published 18th May 2011 Advice

A spot of DIY maintenance on your motorhome’s seatbelts might prove to be a life-saver for you and your loved ones on tour.
Seatbelts are life-savers, …

Mains hook-up point

Mains hook-up: troubleshooting

Published 26th April 2011 Advice

Our troubleshooting feature explains common mains hook-up maladies and how to avoid them

MoT testing station sign

Prepare your ’van for its MoT

Published 19th April 2011 Advice

Practical Motorhome's workshop expert shares tips on how to get your motorhome through its MoT by carrying out running repairs all year round!

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