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Don’t miss this week's TV show as we check out the latest and greatest American motorhomes, visit a site in Dorset and get more expert advice – tune in!

Welcome to a brand-new week on Practical Motorhome TV and we’re diving straight in with a trip to the USA!

Our Editor Niall Hampton paid a trip to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association show in Louisville, Kentucky at the end of last year, and now he’s sharing some of his top show stars with us.

And it’s not all gigantic RVs. How about a Dodge Ram-based panel van conversion? The Zion SRT from Canadian manufacturer Roadtrek might look conventional to European eyes on the outside, but tune in to see what it offers once you step aboard.

You might be surprised to see Hymer in the US, but as it recently acquired the aforementioned Roadtrek, it’s making inroads Stateside.

And for some American bling, check out the palatial, chrome-adorned Freightliner-based RVs on show, complete with slide-outs, or the impressive Entegra.

Ford Transit-based van conversions and overcab motorhomes also feature in Niall’s whistle-stop tour of this huge leisure vehicle show. And we couldn’t go to Louisville without looking at some of Winnebago’s largest offerings.

Don’t miss this week’s episode!

Before we move on to part two of this week’s show, here’s when you can catch it on Practical Motorhome TV:

  • Monday 27 February at 8.30pm;
  • Wednesday 1 March at 6.30pm;
  • Friday 3 March at 4.30pm;
  • Saturday 4 March at 6.30pm;
  • Sunday 5 March at 6.30pm.

And how can you watch? We’re on Showcase TV which you’ll find on Sky 212, Freesat 161 or live online – a single, one-off charge of £2.99 applies for the latter.

Next we’re travelling rather closer to home, as we visit Dorset to look around the open-all-year Wareham Forest Tourist Park, a 55-acre site that prides itself on being a peaceful family retreat.

You’re assured of a warm welcome at this family- and dog-friendly site, that can accommodate all sizes of ’vans and has a large, easy-to-negotiate entrance.

Facilities include toilet and shower blocks with underfloor heating, a well-stocked shop, a swimming pool, table-tennis, a children’s playground, a dog-walk area and a dedicated dog-wash.

How are your motorhome’s brakes?

Then, Diamond Dave returns with more expert advice. He’s talking brakes and takes us through an overhaul he has recently undertaken on a motorhome’s braking system.

Brakes are an often-overlooked part of a motorhome’s system. Dave explains how they work, what needs checking every year and more.

And that’s it for another week on Practical Motorhome TV. Don’t forget to watch at the times listed above on Sky 212, Freesat 161 or online – we hope you enjoy the show.

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