Practical Caravan – February 2018£4.20
We answer towing’s hottest question: petrol or diesel? Plus we’ve a bumper campsite guide, expert towbar advice and a chance for you to win show tickets!
We’re hitching up for a special head-to-head in the brand-new issue of Practical Caravan.
Our tow car expert pits two VW Tiguans against each other, as he seeks to answer a question so many of you have asked us: what tow car should I buy, petrol or diesel?
In our in-depth towing test, we get behind the headlines and find out if now is the time to switch to petrol.
Read our verdict – and more new and used tow car tests – in the February 2018 edition of Practical Caravan, which is on sale now!
Check out new vans from Adria, Elddis and Venus
Don’t worry, with all this tow car talk, we’ve not forgotten about caravans – and we have a trio of 2018-season reviews for you!
For our full, live-in test of the dinky, three-berth Adria Action 361 LT, please turn to page 54.
This is followed by our review of the revised Venus 570/4, a lightweight, spacious and well-equipped four-berth.
Plus, our Editor casts his expert eye over the Elddis Avanté 860, a new-for-2018 model featuring a rear transverse-island-bed, centre-washroom layout.
Finally, in the secondhand section of our February 2018 magazine, we check out a 2011 Sterling Europa 565, and in our second head-to-head of the issue, we pitch an Elddis Crusader Shamal against a Swift Challenger SE 565.
And don’t miss our updated-and-expanded-for-2018 buyer’s guide from page 101.
Get top campsite inspiration
As 2017 draws to a close, we choose our favourite places to stay in the 12 counties that have starred to date in our County Counsel features – read this packed campsite guide from page 37.
Want to win tickets to the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Show? It runs from 8-11 February 2018 and we have 10 pairs of tickets to give away.
We’re also testing rucksacks, putting an awning to the test, heading to Lake Como and Hadrian’s Wall – and more!
Make sure you get your copy of the February 2018 issue of Practical Caravan, out now!
Practical Caravan – January 2018£4.20
In the latest issue of Practical Caravan, tour the Flanders Great War trail in our Belgium special.
Also inside there’s a full test and range review of the Bailey Pegasus GT70, technical caravan servicing explained and other getaways in Dorset, France and Scotland.
PLUS: A van-tastic Christmas gift guide, the super-luxury Buccaneer Barracuda tested and much more!
Practical Caravan – November 2017£4.20
In This Issue:
Tourer of the Year 2018
23-Page Special! The Season's top vans, awnings & innovations
Buying A New Caravan? Read our verdicts on the best models to suit every need and budget
Travel – Scotland & Ireland Sunshine Breaks
Tow Test – Vauxhall Insignia Sport Tourer
Buying new – Bag a hot end-of-season deal
Tech – How to keep your mover rolling on
Practical Caravan – Anniversary Special£4.20
Practical Caravan is celebrating 50 Glorious years – in this Anniversary Special!
WIN A CARAVAN! £24,000 Coachman VIP-460 up for grabs!
- Bumper Golden Jubilee Package!
- A Half Century in Caravanland
- Our Epic Tours Remembered
- Van & Tow Car Innovations
PLUS – 2018’s hottest new vans:
All this plus loads more in this special issue of Practical Caravan
Make sure you don’t miss out and GET YOUR COPY TODAY!
Practical Caravan – Summer Special 17£4.20
Summer Special 2017…
- The Big Picture – We cross the Channel for a wonderful tour to France’s glorious Loire
- Letters – Reader opinions on a very special Sprite, the UK’s youngest caravanners, towing stopping distances and more
- 5 Essential Events – Enjoy a little cultural fun at on of these top and upcoming events
- New Gear: Summer Special – Make the most out of warmer months with a great gadget – here’s our pick of the best kit that’s now on sale
- Home from Home – Our columnist Martin Roberts contemplates buying a new tow car
- Me and My Van – Bryony Symes meets Su Hurrel, owner of a unique Wideroe Lillebror Chateau Mobile folding caravan, Ladybird
- Travel News
- Great Escape – Loire Valley
- Getaway Saumur
- 10 Great Sites
- Getaway – Champagne
- Weekender: South Gloucestershire
- County Counsel – Hamphire
ALL THIS PLUS MORE FROM
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- First Look: Swift Elegance 650
- First Look: Alaria RI
- First Look: Adria Alpina Missouri
- First Look: Swift Challenger 560
- Live in test: Coachman Vision 450 Plus
- Test Bench: Camping chairs
- Running Reports
- Talking Tow Cars
- Tow Car Test: Skoda Octavia Estate 2.o TDI 150PS SE L
- Quick Test: Suzuki SX4 – S-Cross
- Used Tow Car: Porsche Cayenne
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- Caravan Genius
- DIY Mechanic: Replacing a Window
- Second Hand Shootout
- Used Caravan Buyer
- Buyer’s Guide
- Buying and Selling
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