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Auto-trail Grand Frontier Gf 88
Last summer, Auto-Trail launched the first British-made A-class for over 20 years. Since that time, the lockdowns and social distancing have meant the Grand Frontier has not been as visible as you might have expected. But we have finally managed to v
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Woodland WONDERS
Duration Three nights When September 2020 Why? All that the Lake District has to offer, without the crowds My love affair with the Lake District began back in the long, hot summer of 1976. I had just started work as a cub reporter and money was tight
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Fording Ahead
IN ASSOCIATION WITH ➜ Price From £62,736 (as tested £65,826 with metallic paint, towbar, ICE Pack including DAB radio, Visibility Pack with rear-view camera) ➜ Berths 4 ➜ Belts 5 ➜ Base vehicle Ford Transit Custom ➜ Engine 2.0-litre 185PS EcoBlue ➜ L
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Touring
Festivals are back! Not all of them, but enough to promise a season of fun and music around the UK. We have a round-up of summer events on p72, while reader Susan Taylor shares her love of using her ’van at festivals on p66. With uncertainty still ha
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Workshop
It is a common misconception that modern diagnostics simply involve plugging in a code reader or computer, and the resulting fault code will tell you what the problem is. This is actually a long way from the truth of diagnostic work. I had a prime ex
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Pre-owned
Many people shy away from finance (specialist loans or hire purchase) when buying a pre-owned motorhome. But if you do want that extra bit of help for your dream purchase, there are numerous financial companies that have arrangements in place with al
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Kitting Out Your motorhome
Having put a good deal of thought and effort into researching your new ’van, to ensure that it meets your needs, and laid out a substantial sum to buy it, the next important step is to load it correctly and thoughtfully with items you are most likely
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First Motorhome
Purchasing your first motorhome might seem a little daunting. There are so many things to think about, many of them completely new to first-time buyers. This article aims to outline those essential points, allay any worries and help to make buying an
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2007-2017 Autocruise Rhythm
We’re now more than half-way through our look at a ‘dozen doozies’ - motorcaravans that sold well when new, making mint pre-owned examples easy to find. Number seven was – and still is – ‘spot-on the beat’ for desirability. It is the Autocruise Rhyth
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Exploring the SOMERSET LEVELS
Duration Four nights When Autumn 2019 Why? Historic towns in spectacular locations We usually lay up our motorhome, Hilary, over the winter and as the year was moving toward its end, it was time to decide on a venue for our final trip of the year. It
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Isle Of Harris, Outer Hebrides
57°51’34.4”N 6°59’37.3”W The Isle of Harris, in the Outer Hebrides, is renowned for the stunningly beautiful, empty beaches that line its west coast and the spectacular mountainous landscape to the north. It is the home of Harris Tweed and a distille
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Numbers You Need To Know
Did you pass your driving test before 1 January 1997? ✔ You can drive a motorhome up to 7500kg on your B+C1 licence. When you reach 70, you must submit a medical form to renew your licence to continue driving a motorhome over 3500kg, and you will nee
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Forecourt
Hire specialist the Motorhome Holiday Company has opened an accessories shop at its premises on the A370 in Hewish, near Weston-super-Mare. Describing itself as “North Somerset’s newest motorhome, caravan, camping and outdoor leisure accessory and es
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This Month
May brought the hugely welcome return of the Brighton Festival, and now the Brighton Fringe Festival and Artists’ Open Houses are picking up the baton for June. The Fringe celebrates all things weird and wonderful, through an entertaining mix of caba
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Nightstops
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 spa
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Tested
It’s been a busy month for us here at Practical Motorhome HQ, as dealers have reopened after months with their doors firmly closed. We’ve been dashing about, visiting forecourts across the UK to see some of the latest 2021 models, including a visit t
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The Open Road
Duration Two weeks When September 2020 Why? Freedom and adventure of exploring on four wheels! It was about 7pm on a Thursday evening and I was just finishing some work in my study at home. As I happened to looked out of the window, a motorhome pulle
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Local Authority WIVENHOE, ESSEX
• WHO ARE YOU? We’re the Lyon family – we love touring, which is a brilliant way to enjoy the great outdoors. • HOW DO YOU KNOW ABOUT THE AREA? We have lived here for over 30 years, originally choosing the town for its proximity to our work in Colche
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Our Eastern ADVENTURE
Duration Eight days When September 2020 Why? Historic sights in the university town, great walking on the Norfolk coast It was great to be back on the road again, and our first post-lockdown tour last autumn made us appreciate our freedom more than e
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The Last Word
• Extremely high spec for the price tag • Comfortable island bed • Excellent storage opportunities • Upgraded Peugeot Boxer engine • Bright and spacious lounge • Washroom is on the small side • Washroom door opens directly onto kitchen • Front bed is
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Practical Motorhome
Editor in chief Sarah Wakely sarah@practicalmotorhome.com Deputy Editor Paul Critcher Art Editors Simon Mortimer, Jenny Owen Production Editor Gillian Gould Features Editor Claudia Dowell Reviews Editor Peter Baber Staff Writer Bryony Symes Contribut
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Low Profiles
We’ve organised our listings by layout, which is generally the most crucial aspect for buyers. Simply locate the floorplan you like in the guide; then, on the left of it, you’ll find details of every UK model with that layout. Simple! This month, we’
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Big test ELDDIS MARQUIS MAJESTIC 150
➜Price £55,995 OTR ➜Sleeps 4 ➜Belts 4 ➜Base vehicle Peugeot Boxer ➜Engine 165PS 2.2-litre Euro 6.2 BlueHDI Turbodiesel ➜Length/width (inc mirrors)/height 7.34/2.69/2.82m (24’1”/8’8”/9’3”) ➜MTPLM 3500kg ➜Payload 535kg ➜Water (fresh/waste) 100/70 litre
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Motorhome Layouts explained
Here is our expert rundown of some of the most popular motorhome layouts, who they are good for and who would be better off avoiding them. Do make sure that you consider all of your requirements – both now and in the future – before deciding which on
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6 top FESTIVALS FOR 2021!
22-25 July 2021 As one of the biggest festivals in eastern England, Latitude promises a great line-up and plenty to do throughout the weekend. Organisers are confident that it will go ahead, although the line-up hasn’t been announced. You can pitch o
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Our Highland & island ADVENTURE
With family celebrations, weekend breaks and our planned trip to Denmark all cancelled because of the pandemic, we set our sights on a destination closer to home. Inspired by writer, campervan owner and green activist Martin Dorey to Take the Slow Ro
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