Lizzie Pope
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Our latest issue is the only place to get the full results of our Owner Satisfaction Awards 2017 for new motorhomes, plus Valentine’s inspiration and more

With so many new motorhomes for sale, it can be hard to know what to choose. Practical Motorhome is here to help!

Well, actually, it’s you the readers we need to thank. Our Owner Satisfaction Awards would not be possible without your votes. You tell us which are the best new and used motorhomes for sale in the UK, and rate the performance of your supplying dealer.

We then do some intensive number-crunching, and the results help fellow motorcaravanners buy better and tell the industry where it needs to improve.

We’ve revealed a few details, but the April 2017 issue of Practical Motorhome is the only place you can read in-depth analysis. And this month we bring you part one, which looks at new motorhomes and their supplying dealers. It’s on sale now!

Tour your own way

We’ve also got two intriguing ’van reviews for you this month. Check out our comprehensive review of the Autocruise Select 184 Travel. You won’t want to miss it!

Why? Because the Swift Group has rethought its approach to this range of panel van conversions, with the aim of appealing to a wider range of buyers. Does it work? Read our review from page 44 of our April magazine and find out!

We also review the Wingamm Micros-Plus. Being based on a Volkswagen T6, it has very pleasing road manners and it has a sleek GRP bodyshell.

Could this compact, eye-catching four-berth be the stylish and sophisticated answer to your touring needs? Find out in our latest issue.

Back to Africa

Then it is time to hit the road. We rejoin Gary Blake and Wendy Johnson on their motorcaravanning odyssey in South Africa.

You can read how they took their rented ’van across the Swaziland border, past the Lebombo Mountains for a three-day stay at the Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, before visiting the iSimangaliso Wetland Park, walking on the beach at St Lucia’s Cape Vidal and so much more.

Back home, maybe Elaine and Mick Statham’s tour of Rutland in their Ace Siena is more your cup of tea? From their pitch at the open-all-year Greendale Farm Camping and Caravan Park they enjoyed a bike ride around Rutland Water, a trip to Oakham Castle and taking in the working flour mill at Whissendine.

Ready for love?

Also in the April 2017 edition of Practical Motorhome, we nominate 10 great sites for romantic spring walks, get expert advice on buying used motorhomes and catch up with our project VW camper van.

We also test some handy new touring gear, put a host of pressure cookers through our tough group test, report from the RV show in Louisville and much more.

Plus, you can win tickets to the Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show 2017. So make sure you don’t miss our April magazine – on sale now!

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