We’re just back from the NEC, buzzing with news of new motorhomes

we’ve seen launched. We also announced the winners of our Top 100 Sites

Awards there. Plus we’d love you to come to our reader rally in Devon!


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Practical Motorhome and Practical Caravan’s reader rally will be at Stowford Farm Meadows in Devon

What are you doing in May? There’s still time to book a place on our Reader Rally at Stowford Farm Meadows in North Devon: 3-6 May, at just £42 per pitch for 3 nights over the bank holiday!


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Meet us at the Practical Motorhome and Practical Caravan reader rally in Devon

Buzzing with news from the

Spring Caravan & Camping Show



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Cutie micro-camper from China

Cutie micro-camper launched

DFSK UK showcased its first micro-camper, an elevating roof van called the Cutie, at the Spring C&C Show. At £21,00 it’s a versatile van and camper in one!


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Westfalia Club Joker spotted at the NEC Spring Caravan & Camping Show

Westfalia returns to UK market with VW T5

The German van converter has returned to Britain with the new Club Joker, a 5.5m-long campervan with a washroom, based on a VW T5 high-top.



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WildAx makes a wheelchair-friendly motorhome




WildAx reveals mobility camper

Yorkshire-based  WildAx Motorhomes launched this wheelchair-friendly and spacious Callisto Independence motorcaravan at the Spring C&C Show. 


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Rushin House in Northern Ireland is one of our regional winners in our Top 100 Sites Awards

Top 100 ‘van-friendly sites

Winners of the Top 100 Sites Award  will be featured in a special book, included with the May issue (on sale 14 March, 2013).


Out and about…



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Face-painting, footie and games are all part of the fun at our reader rally





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Come to our Practical Motorhome & Practical Caravan Reader Rally: 3-6 May!

Set high on Berry Down, on the North Devon coast, Stowford Farm Meadows hosts our annual rally. For just £42 you get a pitch for three nights, live entertainment, a quiz night, a Sunday afternoon tea dance with a jazz band, a bbq, ice-cream, fun and games for all ages, plus complimentary tea and coffee in the marquee. Extra nights cost £5 a night*.



What motorhome would a child pick?

Our Clare took her 12-year-old niece to the Spring Caravan & Camping Show and asked: which motorhome would YOU buy? Read the results here – plus our other blogs – from Will Smith’s $2.5m motorhome to our Quick guide to the VW T2 Bus.



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Halfway House nightstop in Cornwall

New pub joins our Nightstop scheme

The Seagull Inn, Porthcawl, is the latest pub to offer a warm welcome to motorcaravanners who just want a no-frills place to stay overnight when touring. Other recent additions in Wales include The Seaview Hotel and Penrhiwgaled Arms. We also have the popular Halfway House in Cornwall (pictured), Junction Inn near Oldham and the Royal Oak, Taunton. Check out our Practical Motorhome Nightstop Map!




I’m not old, I’m iconic…

Know anyone with a birthday coming up? Or how do you fancy treating yourself and your campervan to some brilliant new accessories?
Make mine a motorhome… Should I stay or should I tow?Man + van… and of course, the classic: 
I’m not old, I’m iconic.
Roll-up and visit our online shop for mugs,
T-shirts and iPhone covers with cool
camping-related slogans!

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Kate Taylor, Newsletter Editor

Practical Motorhome

4 March, 2013


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