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MMM - The Motorhomers' Magazine

November 2021

MMM magazine is the only resource motorhome owners need. MMM magazine blends together the latest news, reviews and guides on the best routes and sites to take your motorhome. Packed into every issue, discover well written and engaging coverage of all of the motorhome topics that matter, as well as high definition photography of the latest motorhomes and inspirational landscapes. For over 50 years MMM has covered the UK, European and overseas travel. Packed cover to cover with tips, tricks and advice on how to get the most from your motorhome. Regular featured articles, readers letters and competitions are just a few of the many highlights you can expect each month in your latest issue of MMM.

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Warners Group Publications Plc
Frequency:
Monthly
R 119,32
R 796,58
13 Issues

in this issue

1 min
welcome

How long would you be happy to wait for a new motorhome to be delivered? It’s not unusual to have to sit tight for several months, but would you be happy to wait a year or longer? According to some dealers, a 12-month gap – and longer – is not only becoming more common, it is becoming more accepted. But there is little choice to accept the wait unless you search the used market or strike it lucky and fi nd a new model that matches your specification in stock at a dealer. As you’ ll read in the news pages, the delivery delays are down to a number of issues. To use a crass idiom, it is a ‘perfect storm’ that has combined the impacts of Covid, Brexit, a shortage of…

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3 min
mad about max

We have been touring in various campervans now for over 40 years. All of our ’vans I have converted myself: three VW T4s and our present ’van, a 2009 Mercedes high-top, long-wheelbase Sprinter, which my wife named Max. We bought Max from a local commercial dealership in Exeter with 38,000 miles on the clock, so it was a prime candidate for conversion. Max has everything we need: a Thetford bench toilet, shower, Thetford three-burner hob with an oven (most important), a water heater, a Dometic three-way fridge, a good-sized wardrobe, a microwave that we can use when on a hook-up, and a comfortable U-shaped lounge that converts easily to a double bed. We even have a built-in wine rack (even more important). There is plenty of storage; in fact, more really than…

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22 min
your letters

Have your say by emailing or writing to us at: mmm@warnersgroup.co.uk Your Letters, MMM, Warners Group Publications, West Street, Bourne, Lincs PE10 9PH At your service After recent experiences of post-lockdown touring, I wonder if, in addition to the motorhome-friendly parking guide, MMM should consider adding a feature on service stations. Since my wife and I left home in east Kent in the early 70s to pursue careers in Merseyside, East Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and now Essex, we have spent hours of ‘fun’ trekking up and down motorways and major trunk roads. This was mainly to visit relatives back in Kent, sampling the delights of service stations along the way. We have been motorhoming now for over 12 years and have come to appreciate just how varied the offerings of UK service stations can be and…

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2 min
better safety on pitches, please!

We have a new motorhome and are enjoying visiting sites. We were, however, shocked this year when a dog chewed our electricity cable when we were off site during the day. The orange outer tough covering was torn and the wires were visible. The earth wire was punctured and the insulation on the live wire was partially removed. Another minute of biting and the dog would have met an instant death. Exposed wires are of course a serious danger to children who may be inquisitive. The site owner distributed an information sheet to new arrivals and it stressed that dogs must be kept on a two-metre lead. The warden described how one owner recently let his dog wander for long distances on an extending lead and was flippant when asked to…

1 min
just a cover up

With reference to Andrew Roe’s article on captain’s chair restoration (September, p123), I must say they looked perfect, if not a bit pricey. I recently got my captain’s chairs new covers, as opposed to being reupholstered. I have a Thor Ace RV, so the chairs are large, with skirts to hide the stand and mechanics. For £480 for the pair in faux leather, the workmanship is superb. They fit like a glove and you would be hard-pressed to realise they are covers. My covers came from Car Seat Covers Direct carseatcoversdirect.com based on Campsie Industrial Estate in Londonderry. You can do it all online or by phone 02871 811188 and the company posts them to you.…

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1 min
your favourite photos

One of our favourite stops on our winter tour of Spain last year was La Manga, the Mar Menor on the left and the Mediterranean on the right from the aptly named viewpoint ‘Mont Blanc II’. It was a great place for cycling with quiet roads and super weather. Angela and Stuart Pegum Not a desert island, but a beach just north of Applecross with our dog, Reene, and new friend having a paddle in April 2019. Steve Pace Ruby, the miniature dachshund, keeping guard at Bayness Farm, Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire. Donna Burnett Come rain or shine, our ’van is always a welcome break. This is my husband ducking a sudden rainstorm that descended after a great visit in the sunshine to Levant Mine, Cornwall. Trudy Nicholls Hilltop view looking down at our Carado T447 nestled…

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