Skip to main content
Read page text

Page Text



Catch up with Van Live!

If you were able to join us for our Van Live! Caravan and Motorhome Virtual Show, which ran during October – and many thousands of you did – I hope you had as much fun visiting the event as we did putting it all together!

But if you weren’t able to make it at the time, don’t worry – we’ve kept all of the great content online, so it’s not too late to visit.

Simply go to van-live, where you can read all of the latest news for 2021 about your favourite manufacturers, dealers and campsites, as well as browse accessories, read (and watch) celebrity interviews, enter our brilliant

Vango competition and much more! If that’s not enough to tempt you, you’ll find a more comprehensive round-up of exactly what you can see at Van Live!

on p64 of this issue. Have fun! Editor-in-chiefSARAHisakeencaravanner who loves seeing the best of Europe on her travels






1 Before you buy, browse our expert guidance on used tourers (p78) 2 We’ve found some brilliant places to tour in the autumn! (p26) 3 New for 2021! We step inside some of the latest launches (p54) 4 More great technical tips from our expert caravanners (p94)

Chat 6 The big picture Norfolk in all of its stunning beauty 8 Connect Readers share their news, views and photos 13 New gear A round-up of the latest essential touring kit 14 Expert Q&A Caravanning problem? Our panel can help! 16 Me and my van Meet Wendy, a keen solo caravanner

Travel 23 Travel Claudia Dowell has all of the latest touring news 26 Ayrshire adventures Winter touring in the Highlands 34 Weekender: The Cotswolds Broadway, in Worcestershire 38 Top sites for… Spotting stunning wildlife on your travels 42 Local Authority Inside information on Norfolk’s lovely coast 45 Behind the scenes Meet C&CC site manager Sarah Mann 46 Road sense All you need to know about towing on the A11

Newvans 52 Tested Peter Baber has the latest from the showrooms 54 First look: Buccaneer Bermuda Upmarket four-berth 56 First look: Coachman Laser 575 Xcel Heavyweight single-axle 58 First look: Bailey Phoenix+ 642 Upgraded for the new season 60 Our vans, our month Updates on our long-term loan fleet 63 Industry insiders Meet the C&MC’s Harvey Alexander 64 Van Live! 2020 Plenty to see and do at our virtual show 68 Caravan warranties What these important documents provide

Used vans 75 Used vans Andy Jenkinson reports from the forecourts 76 Used van buyer Auto-Sleeper Kensington (2014) 78 Showroom stars Our round-up of bargain vans for couples

Towcars 83 Tow cars Hyundai Tucson 84 Quick test Volvo XC40 T5 Recharge Inscription Pro 86 Tow car test Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI 115PS Life 90 Used tow car test BMW 5-Series Touring (2010-2016)

Skills school 93 Skills school An easy way to security mark your caravan 94 Water systems How they work and how to maintain them 100 Wireless charging How to fit a neat charging pad 104 Buyer’s guide Comprehensive listings and data 114 Look-back page Caravanning life in August 1982

JUST FOR SUBSCRIBERS Subscribers to Practical Caravan receive a host of fantastic benefits, including a discount on the cover price, free delivery to their door, and their own collectable covers! To find out more, simply turn to p72 | DECEMBER 2020 | 5

Skip to main content