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Practical Motorhome

August 2019

Practical Motorhome is your definitive guide to motorhome holiday lifestyle. Inside you'll find travel features, product reviews, advice and columns to bring essential information to experienced motorhome owners and potential buyers. We have just the right mix of enthusiasm and true authoritative content, delivering an exciting, aspirational and informative approach to motor caravanning.

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd
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13 Issues


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bosham, west sussex

WHY TOUR HERE? Even when the weather is less than clement, it’s always great to get out on the road and explore – and we certainly loved our recent visit to the coastal village of Bosham, West Sussex, in our new long-term-test Carthago Liner-For-Two I 53. Despite being a fairly big motorhome, it coped with the country lanes with ease, allowing us the opportunity to take in the beautiful scenery. Chichester is just down the road, too – perfect for a spot of shopping or dining. WHAT MOTORHOME? Carthago Liner-For-Two I 53 (p60)…

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beware the scammers!

Last weekend, my partner, David, entered into a verbal agreement to buy a used Hymer motorhome that we had seen online. He transferred £6000 to the seller first, then a further £9000 a few days later. All seemed professional and above board. The seller that he spoke to was based, we thought, in Italy. Our doubts first began to surface when Nationwide rang us on the Monday morning to ask about the £9000 transfer – they wanted to check that we were sure it wasn’t a scam, because once the transfer was agreed, they would not be able to reimburse us. It was indeed a scam - now we can see all of the red flags. Among them were: The most obvious one – the Hymer was advertised as a real bargain for its…

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5 things we’ve talked about most this month...

1 ULTIMATE LUXURY We’ve had an amazing month checking out some of the most exclusive motorhomes available for this issue, but the one on p80 – the UK’s most costly – probably wins! 2 SUMMER IS COMING We’re getting into the seasonal mood with our A-Z of Summer Touring (p21). From apps to zorbing, it has everything you need to make your summer go with a swing! 3 TYRE TRACKS It’s crucial to keep your tyres in fine fettle – they could save your life one day. For expert advice, turn to p88. 4 CAMPER BLUES Tempted by a cheap camper? It’s a great way into our pastime, but you need to keep your wits about you, as Nigel Donnelly explains on p90. 5 SEASON PREVIEW We’ve trekked around Europe attending many launches for the new season. For the…

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life in a motorhome is luxury on wheels

What does motorhome luxury mean to you? For some, it’s a £100,000 liner with all the bells and whistles; for others, it’s the chance to just chill out on a campsite with great facilities. We had both of those – and everything in between – in mind for this issue: from the UK’s most costly motorhome, to campsites that offer the chance to enjoy a great meal, you’ll find them all here! And on the subject of campsites, I’m pleased to announce that our annual Top 100 Sites survey is now open. Have you been to a park over the past year that’s really impressed you? If so, let us know – it could then be in the running for inclusion in our Top 100 Sites Guide 2020, due out early next…

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holiday hotshots

Email your pictures and their stories (40 words, plus name, address and contacts) to hotshots@practical motorhome.com . The best photo will win these guides: All the Aires Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands; Go Motorhoming and Campervanning; Seaview Camping Scotland; Seaview Camping Wales; Seaview Camping West Country; Road Trip Europe – The Great War and More; Road Trip Europe – Go Dutch. All are from Vicarious Books, www.vicarious-shop.co.uk, 0131 208 3333. STAR PICTURES Pete & Jenny Johnson win six great motorhome books for emailing this photo!…

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nightstop locations

The Nightstop Scheme is run by us in conjunction with the Motor Caravanners’ Club (MCC), and the sites are certificated locations (CLs); you don’t have to join any club to use them. You’ll need to ring the relevant site to confirm whether there’s space for you before you visit: you’ll find all the information you need to know at http://po.st/PMHNightstops. For further information on the MCC, visit www.the motorcaravannersclub.co.uk. 1 Airman Hotel SG17 5JF 2 The Black Horse Pub HP16 9AX 3 The Seven Wives PE27 5RF 4 The Penrhiwgaled Arms SA44 6LN 5 Railway Hotel SA32 7LQ 6 Belmont Hall CW9 6JA 7 Mousehole Camping TR19 6XB 8 Blenkinsopp Castle Inn CA8 7JS 9 The Castle Inn EX20 4BH 1O The Highwayman’s Haunt TQ13 0DE 11 The Thelbridge Cross Inn EX17 4SQ 12 The Ship Inn YO15 1EW 13 The Crown Inn…