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Practical Motorhome

June 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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tromsø, norway

WHY TOUR HERE? At the far reaches of Europe, and 200 miles north of the Arctic Circle, lies the city of Tromsø. It’s a wonderful place to visit in its own right – so much so that it’s nicknamed the ‘Paris of the North’ – but it’s also known for being one of the best places in the world to see the elusive Northern Lights. Editor Sarah took an extraordinary tour there in February; you can read the full story on her adventure on p30. WHAT MOTORHOME? Hobby Optima Ontour Edition and Vantana Ontour models…

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my top touring tips

I am a keen reader of your magazine and, following the recent debate in the letters pages, I also think that motorhome lockers without shelves are preferable!I have a Hymer B594 and think I have developed two great ideas, which other readers might find of interest.First up is my suggestion for keeping the walls of the shower scuff-free while you are on the move.I take a roll of anti-slip matting, wrap it around the shower tap and water pipe, and tie it securely. As a result, there is not a single mark on my shower wall, despite us having covered 30,000 miles.When we stop for the night, I remove the anti-slip matting, roll it up and stow it below the basin, ready for use again when we are back…

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

1 CAMPSITE TAKE-OVER Ever wondered about what happens behind the scenes at a campsite? We visited our Top 100 Sites winner, Eye Kettleby Lakes in Leicestershire, to find out. Read more on p22! 2 GREEK ODYSSEY We were wowed by Vera and Peter Whalley’s story of their tour to Greece – you can also enjoy reading it, from p36. 3 BACK IN THE DAY What were you doing in 2007? We were busy touring! Find out exactly where we went and more, on p138. 4 POWER PLAYS It’s really crucial to understand how much power your various gadgets use when you are touring – fortunately, this month, Sam Coles explains all (p90). 5 CAMPER SPECIAL The Practical Motorhome office…

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you really can go anywhere in a ’van

Some motorhome trips will stay with you forever – and I’m delighted to say I’ve just been on one.You’ll be able to read my full story from p30, but suffice to say I’ve been touring northern Norway in a Hobby motorhome, taking on Arctic conditions in an attempt to see the Northern Lights. What an extraordinary trip!If that sounds a bit chilly, we’ve an alternative adventure for you this month – take a look at Peter and Vera Whalley’s tour of Greece if you’d prefer to head south for a spot of summer sun (p36).This month we also bring you a fantastic French tour, just right for a hop across the Channel (p42).Finally, have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a campsite? We did, so…

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win with milenco!

The writer of our Star Letter wins a pair of Milenco Quattro Levelling Ramps worth £40. They’re twice as high as many plastic levels, with a high-grip leading edge, and can be mounted back-to-back for levelling tag-axle ’vans. Visit www.milenco.comfor details and retailers.…

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i spied...

Editor Sarah Wakely spotted this 30-year-old LMC Liberty coachbuilt in the Arctic Circle. “Despite appearances, it was very much in use,” she says. “I loved the ski poles stored neatly to the left of the door!” Spotted an interesting ’van while on the road? Send us a photo, along with details of where you saw it, to talk@practicalmotorhome.com – it could be printed in the magazine!…