On sale 4 July, 2013.

(Buy it in the shops until the September issue goes on sale on 1 August, 2013… After that it will be available as a ‘back issue’, while stocks last.)


IN OUR PRACTICAL MOTORHOME SUMMER SPECIAL we explore the glorious Channel Islands, review

motorhome-friendly festivals and follow the Thames to Henley.


guides to hiring a motorhome, motorhome basics and buying a used ‘van at

auction. We test some great new motorhomes and Gentleman Jack starts

work on a fresh project ‘van: Project Pilot.




Discover the Channel Islands


us whisk you away to the Channel Islands, where sun, sandy beaches,

good food and the best of two cultures will entrance you and your

family.>>Family holiday ideas



Get festival fever!


UK hosts some of the world’s best festivals – here are our favourites

and tips on taking your ‘van.



72 English campsites at their best


the proof that you don’t need to drive far to have a great time: 72 of

our favourite campsites, with some great reasons to visit them this

summer! >>Find a campsite and book it with Caravan Sitefinder



Tours that change lives


Johnson remembers an epic tour of Ireland, full of inspirational

scenery, the cameraderie of blacksmiths and experiences he’ll never

forget. >>More touring tales


News, reviews and advice on buying
and owning a motorhome



The ultimate guide to ‘van hire



to motorhomes? Why not try before you buy! We find out everything you

need to know about renting a camper van or motorhome, both here in

Britain and overseas on an epic fly-drive holiday. Plus: read our forum

for a great debate about dog-friendly motorhome hire here in the UK. >>Read more and take part in our forum online 



Live-in test: Auto-Sleeper Symbol


compact to drive, yet has all you need, including a good rear-washroom

and kitchen. The sofa and seats can become either two single seats or a

double… This month’s tests and buyer’s guide with prices and layouts

make essential reading. >>Read more: motorhome reviews




Have you seen the price of American RVs?


you’d like a motorhome as luxurious as a hotel suite, it’s now possible

to buy an American RV, with a high level of kit, for about the same

price as a European ‘van. We compare two excellent pre-owned Coachmen

Miradas from a pair of top RV dealers: Signature Motorhomes in

Westcroft, Wolverhampton and Travelworld in Telford, Shropshire.

Stowford Farm Meadows is one of the campsites reviewed on Caravan Sitefinder


Caravan Sitefinder does exactly that


in peak camping season right now, and some of the best sites will be

full! Don’t despair, try out Caravan Sitefinder’s new ‘check

availability and book’ facility. Just type in the area you’d like to

visit and hit search!


>>Find a campsite and book it with Caravan Sitefinder