Warm up your winter by reading our February issue’s tales of fantastic motorhome tours in Spain and Portugal. Turn into a winter sunseeker yourself and take in some of the best hot spots in southern Europe with our Clare Kelly and try out Donna Garner’s favourite top 10 aires for a bargain break in Spain. Head to the Outer Hebrides like Geoff Crowther, who goes wild camping. His camper proves to be the perfect home base for a walking holiday in the beautiful and remote isles of Harris and Lewis.
Closer to home, take a short ferry hop to the Isle of Wight with our Clare and Bryony, and discover the vintage delights and timeless pleasures of this compact island full of tourist attractions.
Owning a motorhome or camper is a lot of fun, opening up new horizons and as many holidays and weekend breaks away as you can handle. And if you need advice on keeping your vehicle in top condition, don’t forget to read the Advice section in Practical Motorhome. This month Gentleman Jack answers your queries on buying an old classic camper, fixing a draughty door that ‘gapes’ when the owners get up speed, mobility conversions and more.
Our Diamond Dave runs a motorhome workshop and this month he explains the latest updates he’s making to improve a poorly modified van conversion. Read how our hero gets down to work and rights other people’s wrongs in our February issue.
When full-timer Donna Garner’s ‘Monty the Motorhome’ springs a roof leak, it spells disaster for her entire lifestyle. Here’s how she gets on when a motorhome workshop takes on the task of fixing Monty’s bodyshell and stopping that leak.
New year; new motorhome? Buy this issue if you’re thinking of buying a new or used motorhome for 2015. As well as our new updated Buyer’s Guide, listing every new make and model, we report on Bailey’s new budget range of motorhomes. You can read our verdict on all four models in this issue!
Check out our motorhome reviews, too. We have a full live-in test of the 2014 Bailey Approach Compact 520, a ‘van for couples with a fixed bed over a capacious garage, a good shower room, kitchen and compact dining/lounging area all in an easy-to-drive 6m length. We also review the brand new Burstner Nexxo t690 G Sovereign, which has been specified to suit us here in the UK.
Used motorhomes can often prove real bargain buys, and this month we compare two fixed-bed low-profile ‘vans up to £25,000. We also look at how to buy a good Romahome Dimension, or R30, from 2004 onwards. Read the guide to find out the best year, what to pay and any problems to watch out for.
Don’t forget to enter our competitions! In Stacie’s super savers this month, she reveals that she has 50 tickets up for grabs so that lucky readers can go to the Caravan Camping and Motorhome Show 2015, at the NEC Birmingham from 17-22 February. Visit the show and step inside all the latest motorhomes on the market for 2015! Haggle with the manufacturers and dealers to see if you can buy a new ‘van at ‘show prices’, and enjoy browsing for the best outdoor accessories and motorhome-friendly gadgets available. Enter the prize draw now!
We also have a motorhome GPS tracker for you to try and win. The pinpointpal tracker is worth £250 and we have one of these excellent little security devices up for grabs this month.
The last word goes to Alastair. He thought he would never be tempted away from caravans, until a Scandinavian tour with his family opened his eyes. This tour really has changed his life.
Don’t miss the February issue – it’s in the shops now! Or better still, treat yourself to a subscription to Practical Motorhome and you’ll never miss an issue!
Turn into a winter sunseeker yourself and take in some of the best hot spots in southern Europe