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Welcome to the Practical Motorhome newsletter. Our January issue is now in the shops and we hope you’ll enjoy reading it as you plan your new adventures for 2013.


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On the travel front, starting in Britain, new pubs have joined our Nightstop Scheme. Click here for our motorhome-friendly pub map.


If you’re buying a ’van, read our top tips before driving home in a VW campervan, a Murvi Morello or a Romahome Hylos.


Plus we test and review the luxurious new Pilote Explorateur A-class and Vantage Sol twin-bed high-top ’van.


Nick Harding has news for those who bought a Bentley motorhome before the firm got into trouble: here’s how to keep your warranty valid.



we have some wonderful travellers’ tales – plus part two of my own

Cornish tour in a versatile orange and white Danbury Surf VW camper.


Grand Tour: Ireland
West_coast_Ireland_Jan_issue_2013   Caroline

Mills takes her family on a tour of a lifetime on the wild west coast

of Ireland, in search of geological wonders and some great places to



Cornwall and Herefordshire
Golant_Kate_Cornwall   Our

Kate Taylor gets a taste for Eden on the second leg of her Cornish

tour, while Caroline Mills discovers hidden Herefordshire walks.


Go wild in the Canadian Rockies
Canada_tour_jan_2013_print_issue   From

snowmobiling to bear-spotting, Dave and Linda Hedger rent a motorhome

and have an epic adventure in Canada’s Rocky Mountains.


Good sites in the Vale of Evesham
Good_sites_guide_in_Jan_issue_2013   We

review ten top quality campsites in this beautiful and little-known

area on the Avon, between Worcester, Cheltenham and Stratford-on-Avon.

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Latest news
Top tips on buying a secondhand campervan

month we compare two used Romahome Hylos for £25k, and we look at how

to buy a good, well-maintained Murvi Morello. Plus: read our guide on

buying an older VW camper T3 or T25 (highlighting all the known


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Buying new: a Vantage or a Pilote A-class

tests and ’van reviews make essential reading if you’re building up to a

big purchase. In this month’s big live-in test, our Jeremiah Mahadevan

examines the Vantage Sol, with its big bed and good storage, while

Gentleman Jack reviews Pilote’s French ‘palace on wheels’, the


NEW: Stacie’s super-savers


prizes and save money with our exclusive offers and giveaways: 50% off 

meals out, gift magazine subscriptions, five sets of Bullet Polish to

win, win a Wi-Fi antenna and we have 25 pairs of tickets to give away

for the Manchester Show at Event City from 17–20 January.

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Practical Motorhome workshops

Jack fits a towbar to his coachbuilt motorhome, Diamond Dave explains

how to avoid common motorhome pitfalls, while Ed Evans rounds up 19

troubleshooting guides and maintenance tasks that we’ve covered in


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Kate Taylor, Newsletter Editor