Lizzie Pope
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Watch our new TV show for some retro roaming, a new Bailey, a used Abbey, top caravan security tips and a SsangYong tow car test

Tune in to our latest TV show, only on The Caravan Channel, for the caravan reviews and tow car tests you've come to know and love – and for something rather different.

So make sure you don't miss our new TV programme on Sky 192, Freesat 402 and live online on the Information TV website, as we follow our Tow Car Editor David Motton on a caravan holiday with a difference. His outfit really is something special, as he pulls Practical Caravan’s Elddis Whirlwind GT with a stunning 1980 Vauxhall Cavalier GLS 2000. He’s off to a vintage festival in the Peak District, keen to find out how cars and caravans of yesterday perform today, and to offer handy tips and advice in case you fancy towing with a classic car. He’s impressed by the Cavalier’s performance and gets a bit nostalgic too, but be warned, the lack of air-con gets him a little hot under the collar!

He’s at L'Eroica Britannia where he bumps into others who’ve arrived with classic cars and vintage caravans, a Mercedes-Benz towing a Carlight a stunning combination.

Also in our new TV show, you can see Practical Caravan's new Group Editor Alastair Clements making his Caravan Channel debut as he reviews the Bailey Pursuit 560-5, with its smart, light grey exterior finish and light, airy living space. The kitchen in this five-berth, single-axle model might be a touch on the small size, but this is a well equipped caravan with a good sized, family friendly washroom. Tune in to make your own mind up – we're on Sky 192, Freesat 402 and every show is broadcast live on the Information TV website.

As well as a new van review, in this edition of our TV show we've also got a used caravan review. Expert John Wickersham is going caravan shopping on a budget, seeing what you can buy in the secondhand caravan market for £4000. He’s found an 18-year-old, two-berth Abbey Iona with an end kitchen, featuring a three-burner hob, oven and grill, and an Electrolux fridge. And John shares some industry insight so you know how to keep Carver heaters, as in this tourer, in good repair. So if you're busy scouring the used caravans for sale pages in search of your next van, this might be a handy piece for you to watch.

But that's not all. John’s also on hand in our new TV show with advice about caravan security. He discusses the virtues and drawbacks of wheelclamps. Benefit from his words of wisdom on The Caravan Channel, which you can find on Freesat 402 and Sky 192, plus it is broadcast live on the Information TV website.

And David Motton is back, too. He’s reviewing the SsangYong Rexton W, one of the last of the big, budget 4x4s. As ever, he’s subjecting this well specced South Korean SUV to his rigorous tow car test, this time towing a twin-axle Sterling Elite Searcher. Powered by a two-litre diesel engine and with a kerbweight in excess of two tonnes and towing limit of 3000kg, this SsangYong is a sensible match for many caravans. Is this tow car the bargain that, on paper, it appears to be? Tune in to find out.

Our TV programmes are produced by the Practical Caravan team together with Information TV. The shows are broadcast on Sky 192 and on Freesat 402, or you can watch live online on Information TV's website.

This episode of our TV show will be aired on The Caravan Channel from Monday 21 July 2014 until Sunday 3 August 2014, on the following days and at the following times:

  • Monday at 8pm
  • Wednesday at 5pm
  • Thursday at 5.30am
  • Saturday at 10.30am
  • Sunday at 10.30am

We hope you enjoy our show!

Have you missed previous episodes? Visit the Practical Caravan YouTube channel and enjoy watching our back catalogue of caravan reviews, tow car tests, travel features and much more.

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