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Celebrate the best new caravans for sale right now in our 21-page awards special, plus visit Derbyshire, Gloucestershire and more in our November magazine

Get all the news from our Tourer of the Year Awards 2017 in the November 2016 issue of Practical Caravan, on sale now! Perhaps you’ll discover your next new home-from-home.

We’ve already revealed that The Explorer Group’s all-new, eye-catching Compass Camino 660 is our Tourer of the Year 2017 as well as our ‘Best luxury tourer’.

But with eight other category winners covering everything from the best budget caravans to the best seasonal pitch vans, plus those for parties of every size, there’s something for everyone to get stuck into in our 21-page special.

We’ve crowned a winner plus handed out two highly commended prizes per category. The resulting collection of award-winning caravans and caravanning products will help you choose your next tourer, from the best the 2017-season caravan industry has to offer.

These are results you can trust. Read our latest issue, meet our expert team of judges and understand how the adjudication process works to find out why.

We also run through our previous Tourer of the Year winners, to help you buy the best if you’re looking at used caravans for sale. New or pre-owned, these are the best caravans on the market.

What else?

Also in the November 2016 issue of Practical Caravan, we review two exciting new tow cars. Our Tow Car Editor David Motton puts the Hyundai Santa Fe, powered by a 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine, through its paces. Can it justify its £39,000 price tag?

Plus, we review the Volkswagen Touran. More spacious, more practical and more economical than before, find out what tow car ability it has in our latest magazine. And read our Audi SQ7 first drive.

Looking at used tow cars? Euan Doig checks out the 2009-on Škoda Yeti. Find out why we rate the 2.0 TDI version with four-wheel drive – and see which model we’d avoid.

In the world of used caravans, this month Andy Jenkinson puts a 2011 Caravelair Ambience Style 465 head-to-head with a 2003 Swift Archway Maidwell. Find out what these secondhand vans can offer you – all for under £7000.

Or how about a 2009 Swift Conqueror 530 priced at £10,995? Read our used caravan buying guide and see if this could be your perfect van for year-round touring.

We also visit Derbyshire and Gloucestershire, and escape to the stunning French/Spanish border for an unforgettable coast-to-coast tour. And we meet a caravan that started life as an aeroplane – yes, really!

Get all this and more in the November 2016 issue of Practical Caravanon sale now!

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