If you’re thinking of buying a motorhome, the November issue of Practical Motorhome is essential reading! Not only do we finally reveal the overall winner of our Motorhome of the Year Awards 2015, but we also offer an eight-page NEC show preview, 2016 new model previews and more.

At last we can announce the overall winner, and the winners of eight categories in our sixth Motorhome of the Year 2015 Awards. We’re happy to say that we’ve been testing and reviewing all the motorhomes, where possible, throughout the year. The best of these made it to our shortlist in last month’s edition of the magazine. 

So, which of the 24 ‘vans on the shortlist is our overall Motorhome of the Year 2015? We’ll reveal the results in brief online, straight after the Awards Ceremony, sponsored by Whale. For our full results feature read the November issue to find out what the judges thought of each of the winning ‘vans and our Accessory of the Year 2015. And if you’re about to buy a motorhome, our shortlist acts as a good guide to the 2015 ‘vans on offer from some of the best motorhome manufacturers and van converters selling leisure vehicles in the UK today.  

Our NEC show preview

Don’t miss our eight-page preview guide to the Motorhome and Caravan Show 2015 in the latest issue. This enormous annual show is the ideal place to go if you want to get inside all the new 2016 motorhomes we’ve been reviewing in the magazine. Before you go, read our guide so you won’t miss any of the highlights.

The show will take place in Halls 6 – 12 and 17 – 20 in Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) from 13-18 October. There’s free parking on-site and accompanied children get in for free, so it makes a great day out.

Visit Yorkshire, Sicily and Brittany 

This month our writers have explored some picturesque destinations in their motorhomes. Caroline Mills admires natural wonders in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park. Martin Port heads to France to celebrate a big birthday with his family by surfing off Brittany’s Atlantic coast. Then Sylvia Guy goes touring in Sicily to see the filming locations she fell in love with while watching the Italian TV detective Inspector Montalbano at work. 

Fancy going to Durham’s beautiful light festival this autumn? How about visiting a new exhibition exploring children’s fascination with steam trains and railways, or going to Alnwick Castle to see the film locations you’ll recognise from the Harry Potter films and TV’s Downton Abbey series? This month’s guide to sites and sightseeing suggests our pick of the best campsites to try out when you visit ten great places in Yorkshire and Northumberland. 

Get technical know-how with Practical Motorhome

Our Diamond Dave runs his own motorhome workshop, so he’s the perfect man to tell us the pros and cons of attempting DIY fixes to your motorhome. He’s seen plenty of good, bad and scary DIY attempts, as he says in his column this month.

From the latest battery technology to handy satellite TV domes, Tom Bedworth reports on the best new gadgets he spotted at Germany’s Dusseldorf trade show recently. 

Fancy converting a van into a motorhome yourself? Make sure you read this issue’s article by technical expert John Wickersham. He takes a close look at a variety of self-build motorhomes.

Five years of fun with an Auto-Sleeper Warwick Duo has inspired Geoff Crowther to look back fondly at his experiences and celebrate the fact that they’ve now got the ‘van exactly how they want it.

At the top of the A-class

A-class motorhomes stand at the pinnacle of touring comfort. This month Nick Harding compares three pre-owned models that offer you a boost to the summit! With one ‘good as new’ model, a ‘value for money’ option and a ‘super saver’ to choose from, perhaps you too could afford the ultimate in luxury motorhome touring.

If van conversions are more your style, check out our used ‘van buyer’s guide to the Timberland panel van conversions built on a Fiat Ducato from 1999 to 2006. Our expert explains which models are the best, what to pay and any problems to avoid.

New competitions to enter!

Finally, don’t forget to enter our new competition online! This month we’re offering you a chance to win one of our four copies of the new Wild Camping guide book.

You’ll find all this and much more in the November issue of Practical Motorhomeon sale now!