In The Magazine Issue 435 is out now! 2K Threads 23.5K Messages. The area is also flooded with light during the day, thanks to the huge up-and-over panoramic sunroof. For an exclusive spec, you’ll be looking at British manufacturer Vanmaster, whose caravans range from £55k to £63k while the very pinnacle is the iconic American-inspired aluminium-riveted Airstream, now available in UK-tailored versions, which retail between £78k and £92k. In any case, it may be preferable, if only to maintain good neighbourly relations, to store your caravan in a secure storage compound when it is not in use; it could also help to reduce your insurance premium. Coachman introduced the ten-strong Acadia range for the 2020 season, an amalgamation of – and theoretically improving – the tried and tested formula of its previous Vision and Pastiche ranges. Motorhome reviews from the expert team at Practical Motorhome, giving you the definitive verdicts on the latest models Practical Caravan is Britain's best-selling caravan magazine. Trust the experts at Practical Caravan before you make your next purchase. Legally, the caravan must not exceed the weight of the tow car or its maximum towing limit (determined by the manufacturer). If the minimalist interior décor is to your taste, this is a roomy two-berth with an excellent spec, Ford's Kuga is one of the most popular tow cars on the market today. 2K Threads 23.5K Messages. Initially, we take a ‘first look’ at new models and layouts that we believe warrant closer review and how they fare in relation to other caravans of similar size and price. Superb comfort and performance, but poor economy might make running costs a concern. We work with the UK’s best caravan manufacturers to match your requirements with their products. Slovenian manufacturer Adria has the largest market share of all Continental vans imported to the UK, the fact that their tourers are UK-specific adds to their appeal. All rights reserved. We look at its build quality, its internal and external design, its layout and how well it functions. Update my browser now, Superb comfort and performance, but poor fuel economy might make running costs a concern, The second generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLA is now in showrooms - and here, as Practical Caravan's Towcar Editor previews the new model, Spacious interiors combine with great practicality to make these family-size vehicles an excellent choice, The new Hyundai Santa Fe goes on sale this autumn, promising better performance, efficiency and safety, Practical Caravan takes a look. In this van, Elddis has created a layout that includes a fixed transverse island bed (with the option of a luxurious Hypnos mattress) in its own boudoir-style bedroom at the rear, so there’s no twice-daily routine of making up and taking down a bed. Opt for Acadia’s cousin, the Laser 675, if you’d prefer the same layout with a higher level of specification (including Al-Ko’s ATC system for even greater towing stability) and greater degree of opulence. It's street ahead of the rest of them, but still not perfect. 27 talking about this. It would benefit from a separate oven and grill rather than a combination unit, but you do also get a microwave, and the fridge/freezer has a 140-litre capacity, plus there’s plenty of storage for dry foodstuffs. With a brand new caravan, you know that it hasn’t been dragged along – or through – inappropriate ‘road’ surfaces. Year: 2020 Class: Mid-market Price: £20,194 Berths: 2 Length: 6.90m Width: 2.26m Payload: 128kg MTPLM: 1310kg. Upwards of this, you’ll find that caravans within the £25k to £29k price bracket reflect ever-more luxurious interiors, manufactured to a higher specification and, potentially, have a greater amount of gadgetry inside and out. There's practical advice, too, with technical tips and all your questions answered, making us … Use our guide to the best caravans for sale in 2020 to help you buy a caravan that's just right for you, based upon our tried and trusted reviews, By Practical Caravan Published: July 17, 2020. Practical Caravan, Twickenham. If there’s one thing that keeps family caravan holidays running smoothly, it’s ensuring that kids have a place to call their own. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. It has so much information, including Holiday planning and touring in Britain and Europe, the best places to go for repairs, Insurance and accessories etc., and it has a great UK parks guide. This leaves the lounge area potentially a toy-free zone. There is still a living area, however, and it incorporates an L-shaped lounge that’s especially cosy and more informal than parallel sofas. Update your browser to view this website correctly. This L-shaped layout also gives a greater sense of floor space and, with a separate bedroom at the rear leaving the lounge free of bedding, is a great space for entertaining friends. Great photos, genuine practical content and despite what the other review says, in-depth impartial reviews … There’s ample preparation space, aided by a pop-up extension. Each month we travel at home and abroad, bringing you essential guides to the best caravan holidays around. This month’s travel picks – New Year, New You! Our picks for the best caravans How we review caravans. There’s also space in the awning to store outdoor gear, while the A-frame provides space to carry bikes, so this van is deal for outdoor adventurers, too. And, once you’ve identified what you need, we can put you in contact with the best caravan manufacturers, who will help you through the process of buying a caravan. Each month we travel at home and abroad, bringing you essential guides to the best caravan holidays around. ‎Practical Caravan is Britain's best-selling caravan magazine. Replies 1 Views 947. And, at 5.61m in length, it’s not so long if you’re anxious about towing for the first time. 2018 Bailey Pegasus GT70 Brindisi review. The UK's best selling caravan magazine for a reason. 2K Threads 23.5K Messages. While it’s not a legal requirement, experience has shown that the weight of a laden caravan is best not to exceed 85% of its tow car’s kerbweight (unladen weight). From all our sources, including our many tests and reviews, we’ve selected the best caravans for sale from the 2020 season so we can help you find a caravan that’s right for you. Practical Caravan Magazine 13 issues per year View Reviews | Write Review From $2.31 per issue Britains best-selling caravan magazine Practical Caravan is Britain's best-selling caravan magazine. No need to share a campers’ kitchen, or traipse out to public amenities at night; you’ve your own on-board shower and toilet, and a kitchen you can call your own. Practical Caravan's tow car reviews Play all What tow car is best for you? Right now, camping in a caravan provides one of the best ways to enjoy a holiday and remain socially distanced within private family bubbles. We search our database. Caravanning for beginners – here’s everything you need to know! A Dutch pop-up caravan manufacturer that only started operations in December 2019 has already grown so fast that it has had to move its factory to a larger site, and is now exploring the possibility of exporting to the UK, despite the break with the European Union. For: flexibility of number of berths with sleeping pods in the awning; super lightweight with possibility to tow without B+E licence, Against: washroom space limited; small payload – go easy on the packing when towing, Year: 2020 Class: Entry-level/mid-market Price: £22,440 Berths: 4 Length: 7.98m Width: 2.46m (8ft) Payload: 205kg MTPLM: 1705kg. England and Wales company registration number 2008885. All the new vans reviewed here include large panoramic windows and, often, sunroofs to enjoy your view of the sea, the lake, the mountains, the stars. Practical Caravan is Britain's best-selling caravan magazine. Magazine Description: Practical Caravan is Britain's best-selling caravan magazine. Subscribe now: http://bit.ly/Pcaravan Practical Caravan's review of Venus Caravans all new range including the fixed single-bed 500/4. Each month we travel at home and abroad, bringing you essential guides to the best caravan holidays around. Some of these may come as part of the caravan package you buy, but you’ll need to deduct the cost of these from the overall price of your caravan if they don’t. Any family caravan needs a decent-sized kitchen, too, and the Avon delivers. This provides a stable combination and good towing performance. Our reviews are unbiased and we’re not afraid to point out little niggles we think could be improved. Simply tell us a bit about what you want from a caravan, and leave some contact details. Subscribe now: http://bit.ly/PcaravanWelcome to the home of Practical Caravan on YouTube - the UK's best selling magazine for caravanners since 1967. It’s one of the best things about camping in a caravan. We are constantly testing and evaluating touring caravans of all sizes and budgets; since Practical Caravan magazine launched in 1967 we have reviewed thousands of caravans to build up an unrivalled knowledge of caravans for sale; more than 400 of these reviews are here on our website. LizziePope; Oct 17, 2017; 9. Cushie. Tuesday at 3:37 PM; otherclive; Towing, Driving & Safety New. Partners will contact you. I've used these sites for a couple of years. Regular readers of Practical Caravan will know that we run our annual Tourer of the Year Awards, picking out great vans for the new season that have caught our eye. That includes the bed in your own caravan rather than the unknown, possibly lumpy, too hard or too soft mattress in an overly hot hotel room. Practical Caravan Magazine 13 issues per year Write Review From €1,92 per issue Britains best-selling caravan magazine Practical Caravan is Britain's best-selling caravan magazine. If you passed your driving test on or after 1 January 1997, your tow car and caravan must have a combined Maximum Authorised Mass of less than 3500kg unless you pass an additional Category E driving test to attain a B+E licence. All the largest UK manufacturers produce two- to six-berth caravans within this price range. Press Reviews Keep up to date with the latest independent news, reviews and opinions about Coachman Caravans and our model ranges from the leading caravan industry experts and publications. At the very top of the market are the most luxurious caravans, which retail between £30k and £35k for units from, for example, the Coachman Laser range or Buccaneer (from Erwin Hymer UK), and continental manufactured vans such as the Knaus Starclass or Eriba Nova. Plus, visiting family could sleep on these sofas occasionally, which is why this van’s versatility makes it so great for couples. Practical Caravan, Twickenham. Practical Caravan is part of Future plc, an international media group and leading digital publisher. Tow Cars Used Land Rover Discovery 4 buyer’s guide. LizziePope; Nov 2, 2017; 1. On site, the layout offers excellent comfort and an element of luxury for long-term camping. Skip ahead and get a free personalised quote. We’ll retain some vans for long-term tests over a period of six months. Within our regularly updated Buyer’s Guide, which highlights the many models of caravans for sale, we categorise these markets as entry-level, mid-market, upmarket and luxury. Drivers that passed their test prior to this date may drive a car/caravan outfit with a combined weight up to 8250kg. We have an extensive team of testers who review all aspects of the caravan, from how it tows behind a tow car – including differing road conditions – to how practical and comfortable it is to stay in. Lexus. What's 2017's funkiest new caravan? Each month we travel at home and abroad, bringing you essential guides to the best caravan holidays around. Now, we’ve gone one step further. The Sprite’s budget price offers excellent value for money – little wonder, then, that it won the top gong in our Tourer of the Year Awards 2020. Each month we travel at home and abroad, bringing you essential guides to the best caravan holidays around. Tuesday at 3:37 PM; otherclive; Towing, Driving & Safety New. A campsite I go on regular, who are one of the best sites I've been on, says that to go on Practical Caravan, they have to pay. Practical Caravan is Britain's best selling caravan magazine. There was a time when camping in a caravan relied upon fair weather. All the caravans reviewed here are tested to receive the highest level (Grade Three) for thermal insulation and heating, making them suitable for use all year. Adria’s Altea 622DK Avon has just that. For: front lounge area can convert to a double or two single beds; good amount of storage, Against: separate oven and grill preferable; long length may not appeal to all for towing, Year: 2020 Class: Entry-level Price: £16,199 Berths: 2 Length: 5.61m Width: 2.23m Payload: 111kg MTPLM: 995kg. 30 talking about this. They’re happy, while such a space allows parents to have a little ‘me time’ elsewhere in the van, too. But when I've gone on UKCS to check on reviews, I find that many, according to reviews, are not so very good. The parallel sofas here, at 1.62m (5ft 4in) long as single beds, would suit occasional grandchild sleepovers, but if you’re planning on staying put as a family, opt for the 6-berth Super Quattro DB, which was a close contender on our ‘best for families’ list. But the beauty is a large, bespoke, wraparound awning that offers additional sleeping space, so whether you’re purchasing as a couple or family, your first ever caravan doesn’t need to cost a packet. You may also need or like (which comes back to our first question) a host of extras such as an awning for additional space on rainy days or to accommodate occasional sleepers, a motor mover to assist with manoeuvring the van at a campsite, solar panels and extra batteries if you like touring off-grid, an outdoor shower to hose down the dog and so on. Update my browser now, Love camping and caravanning? This dinette turns into a further two bunk beds at night. Where do you start? Practical Caravan's expert Russ Smith investigates. The second generation of the Mercedes-Benz GLA is now in showrooms - and here, as Practical Caravan's Towcar Editor previews the new model Although this range is the smallest of the Mercedes SUV family, even the lightest GLA has a kerb weight of 1480kg, so makes a sensible match for lightweight caravans. Practical Caravan is Britain's best selling caravan magazine. 2. Each month we travel at home and abroad, bringing you essential guides to the best caravan holidays around. Examples include the Xplore 304, a four-berth caravan that, at £14,794, is one of the lowest priced new caravans for sale. Ranging anywhere between £15,000 and £20,000, these new caravans can be purchased for less than the price of a pre-owned van. There's practical advice, too, with technical tips and all your questions answered, making us the perfect place for first-timers and experts alike. Manufacturers design caravans aimed at specific markets, and purchasers with a particular budget in mind. Replies 9 Views 3K. Couple this with our Owner Satisfaction Survey, where you, our readers, help the decisions of those looking to buy a caravan and we’ve a good basis from which to start selecting a caravan that’s just right for your needs. So, too, if you’re an experienced caravanner looking to upgrade or downsize to something new. Latest review: I wish I made the decision to get mine a lot sooner especially now when I look back at how much better camping could've been for me and the misses. Then we’ll run a full live-in test where we’ll head off for a weekend or an extended trip around the UK or overseas, just as you would. Each month we travel at home and abroad, bringing you essential guides to the best caravan holidays around. It means you can kick back and watch the TV attached to the side wall, which creates more of a home-from-home environment than the conventional windows-on-all-sides design. With good driving manners and the worst of the depreciation behind it, read our review to find out why the 2007-2014 Ford Mondeo makes... Tow Cars Used Volvo V50 buyer’s guide. Lexus. The front lounge, in stylish browns and greys with coordinated checks, is especially comfortable. Discover our honest reviews of the best caravans, tow cars, accessories and awning on the market today. 4.2K Threads 44.3K Messages. Mid-market tourers, ranging from £20 to £25k, is where the fiercest competition is among manufacturers, offering the most choice to customers looking to buy a caravan. Forward of this, the kitchen offers a full oven, separate grill and three-burner hob, plus a microwave and 100-litre fridge/freezer. 4.2K Threads 44.3K Messages. We preview the third generation model, In a nutshell, the Adria Altea 492DT Aire is spacious and self-sufficient for social distancing, Adding to its highly popular Challenger line-up, Swift's 560 is a very comfortable tourer for two, It doesn't come cheap, but the new BMW is a thoroughly impressive car, both towing and solo. Only the suppliers who match your requirements will reach out to you. An ideal read for any keen caravan owner, a Practical Caravan magazine subscription brings you the best caravans available, rated and reviewed by an expert team, alongside ideal tow cars, places to go and stay, readers suggestions and much much more! For: separate rear bedroom; versatility of the layout, Against: limited kitchen storage and prep space; shower cubicle not self-contained within the washroom, Year: 2020 Class: Entry-level Price: £19,995 Berths: 6 Length: 8.28m Width: 2.29m Payload: 179kg MTPLM: 1650kg. Edmunds' expert review of the Used 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan provides the latest look at trim-level features and specs, performance, safety, and comfort. There's practical advice, too, with technical tips and all your questions answered, making us … Welcome to the home of Practical Caravan on YouTube - the UK's best selling magazine for caravanners since 1967. 4.2K Threads 44.3K Messages. Enter your details below. If your preference is for taking greater periods of time to tour Europe and you’re likely to be travelling long distances – such as spending winter in the Med – you’ll be looking to buy a caravan that offers excellent stability when towing alongside a higher degree of comfort. 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