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Practical Motorhome January 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.

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kakadu, australia

WHY TOUR HERE? The magnificent cathedral termite mounds are one of Kakadu National Park’s more unusual sights. Probably around 100 years old, this mound houses millions of grass-feeding termites with one queen producing all of the colony’s eggs. The cathedral termites are known for building the largest mounds in the world. Gary Blake and Wendy Johnson spotted this one while travelling on the Kakadu highway from Jabiru to Katherine, during their extraordinary tour of Australia – you’ll find their story on p26. WHAT MOTORHOME? Maui Beach…

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go slow in france

I have just received the October issue of Practical Motorhome with hints about driving in France. However, there is one small, but very important, point missing. Since 1 July 2018, the maximum speed limit on all country roads in France has been reduced to 80kph (50mph) in all cases where the roads are single lane, bidirectional, and have no central reservation or central safety barriers. The speed limit remains 90kph if the road has two lanes in each direction, or when higher speeds are possible because there are central safety barriers. I live in France and can say there are many instances where the changes to road signs have not been made; indeed, there is no warning about the change when entering France from Germany or Switzerland, for example. Any motorist exceeding the new…

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

1 WELCOME BENIMAR! We’ve all been waiting excitedly for our new, end-lounge Benimar Mileo 283 – and at last it’s here! Read our first report on the ’van on page 82 of this issue. 2 EXPEDITION AUSTRALIA Gary Blake has been exploring Down Under for this issue – don’t miss the story of his extraordinary trip on p24. 3 A-CLASS ON A ROLL We’ve been just itching to get our hands on the little Roller Team Pegaso 590, and we’ve finally got hold of the keys. You’ll find our verdict on this attractive little A-class on p60. 4 WINTER WEATHER The temperature is turning cooler, so if you plan to lay your ’van up for the winter, be sure to read Sammy Faircloth’s article on p92. 5 PERFECT GIFTS Looking for the ideal Christmas present for the motorcaravanner in…

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how downsizing is now on the up

What’s the Next Big Thing in motorhomes? It’s a question that crops up time and again in the industry, and for the past couple of years the response has been that the Next Big Thing is smaller campervans and motorhomes. That was clear at the recent NEC Show, where it felt as though there were more campers in the halls than ever before. But that doesn’t mean that designers are resting on their laurels and simply churning out identikit models: the level of kit that you can get in small ’vans these days is extraordinary. Want a coffee machine? You need the Auto-Sleeper Symbol Plus. Fancy a toilet and shower in a camper the size of a car? The Randger R535 is the one for you. All this innovation will have a…

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holiday hotshots

Enjoying our new lifestyle after retirement. Here is The Duke, by the Rock Pool in Newcastle, Co Down. This is a beautiful seaside town in Northern Ireland. Ken and Valerie Purnell Lovely April sunshine on the r oad to Durness, in the Highlands. After a cool start, the sun came o ut and gave us this amazing sky. Doing our own version of a Scottish 500. Jenny Stewart We found a lovely quiet CL site on the Timsbury Manor Estate near Romsey, but weren’t expecting a Royal Navy jet to pitch up beside us. At least he kept to the six-metre rule! Andrew Butler The family on our first (tester) motorhome holiday, with obligatory bacon butties at the gorgeous Clumber Park Caravan & Motorhome Site. A perfect holiday for the whole family. Next……

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pitchside panoramas

Over the past few issues of Practical Motorhome, we have been running a competition to find your greatest campsite views. Our thanks to all who entered. We had hundreds of entries for the competition – it was hard to choose our favourite. Pictured here are some of the best entries and, in particular, the all-important winner! The winning entrant receives a Manfrotto Befree Advanced camera tripod worth £174.95, with a choice of lever leg locks or twist leg locks. IN ASSOCIATION WITH…