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JOIN US THIS MONTH as our motorcaravanners explore north-west

Pembrokeshire, the southern Lakes, Spain and the Algarve and the Jura

mountains in France. Plus we identify 10 great driving routes through




test the Niesmann + Bischoff Arto 83 to see how the other half live.

Back down to earth, we report on VW’s new electric van, drive Lunar’s

new Vacanza, test Mandale’s Saint-Tropez and the new budget low-profile

coachbuilt Sunlight T64, plus two secondhand Chausson Allegro 93s.

Something for all!








Your tour: French Jura Mountains

Sylvia Guy heads east from Dijon towards the Swiss border for a

tremendous action-packed two-week tour in this rugged region of France.




Your tour: Spain and the Algarve

When the forecast mentioned rain, full-timer Donna Garner and her

husband Phil chased the sun south to the Algarve in ‘Monty the





Your tour: South Wales coast

Join local Patrick Jones on an exploration of the glorious north-west

Pembrokeshire coast, as he tells of local myths and highlights.






Good sites guide: South Lakes

Ten top campsites to stay at as you walk through the spectacular scenery, take a steamboat ride and enjoy teatime treats.






We test the latest motorhomes

What a great selection of motorhomes! We tested the mighty German

island-bed A-class Niesmann + Bischoff Arto 83, plus the Sunlight T64

and Mandale’s new Saint-Tropez.




Buy and own the dream for less

We assess older Auto-Sleeper Nuevos, compare two used  four-berth

Chausson Allegro 93s, Gentleman Jack fits a towball-mounted bike rack to

his 2008 Autocruise Wentworth, we do a Ducato oil-change and purge

water tanks.


Our ‘vans, our month…

Here’s where we report how we fared with our brand new long-term loan

motorhomes. This month’s running reports: The Auto-Sleepers’ Boxer-based

Broadway FB, the BaileyApproach SE625 and the Bessacarr E464.


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How to buy a digital edition

Or if you’re off on a long tour, how about trying our digital editions, which are available from Zinio or Exact Editons?

Here’s how to buy a single copy of Practical Motorhome as a digital magazine via Zinio.

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Caravan Sitefinder now features travel news – and you can search and book  campsites online and review them after your trip: www.caravansitefinder.co.uk


Search availability and book online via Caravan Sitefinder

As well as the June issue being in the shops right now (On sale from 11 April), great

improvements are afoot on our sister website, Caravan Sitefinder. New

parks are signing up to our new ‘check availability and book’ facility,

readers are reviewing campsites and bloggers are revealing their

favourite touring destinations! Watch this site as it grows and





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Next issue

Practical Motorhome’s July issue goes on sale 9 May, 2013, and subscribers will get it a few days earlier!