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Practical Caravan

Practical Caravan

August 2020

Practical Caravan is Britain's best-selling caravan magazine. Each month we travel at home and abroad, bringing you essential guides to the best caravan holidays around. There's practical advice, too, with technical tips and all your questions answered, making us the perfect place for first-timers and experts alike.

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United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
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1 min.
easing the lockdown

We’ve been hunkered down at home for so long now that at one point it felt as though we might never get back out on tour at all, but as I type this, the very early signs of movement are starting to happen. I’ve just heard that Haven is planning to reopen some of its locations at the beginning of July, complete with socially distanced facilities and measures in place across the sites. All this does, of course, depend on Government guidance, and one thing is for sure: there’s not going to be a return to anything near ‘normal’ for a long time. But with some thought and care, we should be able to continue our beloved caravanning with relative ease – and I for one can’t wait. For the latest…

1 min.
the big shot

Coordinates 50.6121° N, 1.9571° W Why tour here? The beautiful county of Dorset epitomises a traditional view of the English landscape. Walk the chalky uplands of the Purbeck Hills and search the Jurassic coastline for fossils, visit stately homes, historic towns and nature reserves, and enjoy the pleasures of seaside resorts, such as Swanage, pictured here. Don’t miss… Corfe Castle, the walk from Durdle Door to Lulworth Cove, the historic town of Dorchester, Brownsea Island, Abbotsbury Subtropical Gardens and Swannery, and the Punch and Judy show on Weymouth beach. Photographer Colin Burdett…

5 min.
connect

Star letter If you struggle to clip up your pump hose to keep it clear of the ground when refilling the Aquaroll, I have a solution. All you need to do is take a cable tie (this one is 370mm long), loop it to the required size and cut off the tail. Then you simply slide it into the skirt rail, and then hang the hose or pump through the cable tie. It can be used in the awning rail, too, to allow you to hang other objects up. Rob Farrendon MILENCO The contributor of our Star letter wins a pair of Milenco Grand Aero towing mirrors, worth £50. They’re designed to fit all wing mirrors and offer an outstanding view. For further details and a list of retailers of Milenco products, visit www.milenco.com you ALSO…

1 min.
your photos!

EN ROUTE // ON SITE // AND EVERYWHERE IN BETWEEN…

4 min.
this month we love…

GADGETS // KITCHEN KIT // OUTDOOR FURNITURE LifeStraw water filter This lightweight water filter makes contaminated water safe to drink by removing bacteria and parasites – reassuring for all of you keen walkers and adventurers! Price £25 Web www.cotswoldoutdoor.com…

7 min.
expert q&a

HOW CAN I FINANCE MY NEW TOW CAR? Q I plan to change my tow car this autumn. I don’t need help choosing the model, but I would like to know your opinion on whether a personal contract purchase (PCP) or personal contract hire (PCH) agreement would be better. N Harper A David Motton replies… For some years, PCP has been the most popular form of car finance. Under this arrangement, you pay an initial deposit, then a series of monthly payments. This is cheaper each month than traditional hire purchase schemes, because a portion of the loan is deferred until the end of the contract. At that point, you can make the final payment to take full ownership of the car, use any equity as a deposit to start a new agreement, or hand the…