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welcome sarah wakely

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TALK 4 Where in the world Rügen Island, on Germany’s Baltic coast 6 Connect Readers share their news, views and photos 11 New gear A selection of the latest essential touring kit 12 Nightstops Save at our motorhome-friendly stopovers 14 Ask the experts Pressing problem? We can help! 16 Making a road movie Supernova director Harry Macqueen tells PM about the challenges of filming in a motorhome

If you’d told me a year ago that we’d still be in lockdown some 12 months later, I’m not sure that I’d have believed you - it’s certainly been an extraordinary year. Here at Practical Motorhome HQ, we’ve spent the past couple of months putting the finishing touches to our popular Top 100 Sites Guide, which you’ll receive with the next issue (number 245). When we can all hit the road again – and we’re really hoping that will be soon – we hope you will find it useful on your first tour out of lockdown! You can find out more about the guide on p56 of this issue. Also this month, we’ve a round-up of what you need to know about touring in Continental

Europe post-Brexit. It’s certainly a bit of a minefield, but with a little bit of careful planning, tours should be just as enjoyable as before – take a look at our guide on p44.

sarah@practicalmotorhome.com touring 23 This month Claudia Dowell has the latest travel news 24 Your tour: Pembrokeshire The Pembrokeshire Coast Path is ideal for exploring this scenic part of south-west Wales 30 Your tour: Devon For Elaine Ormerod, touring the beautiful English Riviera brings back memories of childhood holidays 36 Your tour: Germany The German Fen Route is a great way to explore the fabulous scenery of the Baltic coast and islands 44 Touring post-Brexit The rules and regulations governing travel in the EU have changed. Here’s what you need to know 52 Local Authority: Stratford-upon-Avon Get the lowdown from the locals on this world-renowned Warwickshire town 54 Road sense: A59 Major route linking Liverpool and York 56 Top 100 Sites 2021 You’ve voted for your favourites!

tested 61 New-model news Peter Baber has the latest updates 64 Van Live! 2021 Find our virtual leisure vehicle show online! 70 Big test: McLouis Fusion 330 Chic Continental four-berth with a generous rear lounge that should appeal to UK buyers 76 ’Van review: Auto-Sleeper Nuevo EK Anniversary Edition Exclusive new two-berth celebrates the firm’s 60th birthday pre-owned 80 Pre-owned news Nick Harding reports from the forecourts 82 Used ’van buyer Hymer B-Class (1995-2006)

TEchnical 87 Diamond Dave The right time to replace your cambelt 90 Kit Special: best accessories Marcus Leach selects some tried-and-tested essentials to pack when you’re on tour 96 Kit Special: essential tools Peter Rosenthal puts together the must-have items for your motorhome toolkit 102 Touring with pets Relaxing holidays for dogs and owners! 106 Boiler and flue maintenance Essential safety measures 122 Blast from the past Motorcaravanning life of yesteryear

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On the cover 1 Carry the right equipment and you can relax on the road! We round up essential touring tools and gear (p90)

2 Planning your first post-lockdown tour? Take a look at the great destinations we have found for you to explore (from p24)

3 We run an expert eye over the fabulous Anniversary Edition Nuevo EK, marking Auto-Sleepers’ 60th birthday (p76)

Just for subscribers Subscribers to Practical Motorhome get 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, turn to p84 of this issue www.practicalmotorhome.com | May 2021 3

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