We’ve lots in store for you in our brand new TV show, shown only on The Motorhome Channel. You can find our shows on Sky 192 and Freesat 402, plus they are broadcast live online – just scroll to the bottom of the page to find out when to tune in.
This episode kicks off with our Westfalia Amundsen review, brought to you by Practical Motorhome’s Test Editor Mike Le Caplain who has paid a visit to motorhome dealer Lowdhams. It’s an impressive looking ‘van, its £5000 of extras notwithstanding. You won’t go without any essentials in the kitchen, where storage impresses, and there’s little to grumble about in the compact, all-in-one washroom, either. There’s also a generously sized boot area.
If you tune in to The Motorhome Channel, you can also join Clare Kelly at Bath Marina and Caravan Park, a campsite perfectly located if you’d like to visit Bath. All the 64 pitches are hardstanding, plus there’s a good wash block and a security barrier for peace of mind. It’s conveniently located near an A-road and Bath city centre, so it’s not a haven of peace and tranquillity, but it’s nicely landscaped and has a pleasant feel, as well as direct access to the riverside and a park-and-ride just over the road – and it’s open all year.
Or if you’d rather pitch somewhere more rural, how about Bath Chew Valley Caravan Park. Take a look around this award-winning, adults-only site about a half hour drive from Bath itself. Again it is open all year and, again, all the pitches are hardstanding – and here they’re also fully serviced. It’s a well kept and carefully maintained campsite, that’s very popular.
Then, John Wickersham is here on The Motorhome Channel, checking out a secondhand ‘van, which can provide a great, less expensive route into motorcaravanning. This two-berth, 82,000-mile Peugeot based Auto-Sleeper Executive costs about £15,000. In our TV show, John takes us round this motorhome and even onto its roof, sharing top tips about buying used motorhomes that might help you shop with confidence.
Sticking with Auto-Sleepers, if you’re after a new motorhome, how about the Auto-Sleeper Wave, a compact campervan based on the Mercedes-Benz Vito. Practical Motorhome’s Group Editor Alastair Clements take a look around this eye-catching ‘van that’s priced from £52,000 OTR. With a sink, a fridge, a grill and a two-burner stove, the kitchen is well equipped, plus there are four nicely upholstered travel seats plus two or four beds (depending on the spec). Watch our latest TV show on Sky 192, Freesat 402 or live online for our full review.
Finally, John Wickersham is back – and this time he’s talking cab seats. There are all kinds of improvements you can make to the seats in the cab of your motorhome. Of course you could invest in a cover or have them reupholstered, or you could splash out and get a pair of brand new seats. You could even bring swivelling seats to your ‘van – John tells you how and offers advice on how to solve potential issues this might cause.
You can watch this show on The Motorhome Channel, which is on Freesat 402 and Sky 192, as well as online. This episode will be aired between Monday, 2 March and Sunday, 15 March 2015 at these times, on these days:
- Mondays at 8.30pm
- Wednesdays at 5.30pm
- Thursdays at 6am
- Saturdays at 11am
- Sundays at 11am