We kick-start this week’s TV show with the super-affordable Autocruise Select 144. It’s a bold move from Swift to open the van conversion market up to new buyers and all from just over £36,000 OTR. So how does it work?

This rear lounge, two-berth packs in a neat, campervan-style side kitchen and a compact washroom into its 6m length. Eat up front in the dinette or out back in the lounge – it’s nice to have some flexibility, don’t you think?

So don’t miss this week’s Practical Motorhome TV show. Tune in to Showcase TV on Sky 212, Freesat 161 or Freeview 254 (you will need a smart TV for the latter). You can also watch our live stream.

You have five opportunities to watch:

  • Monday 3 October 2016 at 8.30pm
  • Wednesday 5 October at 6.30pm
  • Friday 7 October at 4.30pm
  • Saturday 8 October at 8.30pm
  • Sunday 9 October at 6.30pm

Tune in and you’ll also be able to enjoy our trip to Barn Farm campsite in the Peak District. It’s a well-placed site if you like walking holidays and what could be better after a long walk than time in the on-site sauna, or maybe the sunbed? There’s also a games room, a playground, a shop and a well-kept washblock. Pitch here to enjoy beautiful views – find out more on Practical Motorhome TV.

After the break, our technical expert Diamond Dave’s here with more motorhome advice for you. And this week he’s looking at how to keep your ’van’s waterworks clean.

Dave tells us which products to use and, crucially, which not to use, and how to clean water tanks. You don’t want to miss your weekly dose of Dave, so be sure to tune in to Practical Motorhome TV, on Freeview 254, Freesat 161, Sky 212 or online.

We also review the Benimar Mileo 301 this week, a 2017-season motorhome based on the new, Euro 6-compliant Fiat Ducato. This ’van packs a lot into its 5.99 metres.

There’s a flexible lounge, an all-in-one washroom and a compact nearside kitchen with a dual-fuel hob, a fridge, a microwave and a combination oven/grill. Tune in to see the Benimar’s overcab and rear fixed double – and to find out why we think this is a cracking ’van.

Finally, we review a second overcab ’van – step forward the Auto-Sleeper Broadway EK. As its name suggests it has an end kitchen and it’s a good spec, as well as very nicely put together. Plus there’s a fridge, microwave and glasses cabinet on the nearside.

You’ll want to see the clever, all-in-one bathroom, the large, sociable lounge which converts into a king-sized double bed and that second, overcab double bed. And if you prefer fixed singles, this ’van can accommodate that, too!

We hope you enjoy this week’s show.