Two brand-new centre washroom Bailey caravans steal the show as we test five 2017-season tourers and much more in the latest issue of Practical Caravan

It is the hottest layout of the 2017 season and now the central washroom/rear island bed floor plan is coming to the Bailey Unicorn range. Grab our January 2017 magazine – on sale now! – to see these recently-revealed new caravans.

Available in single-axle flavour with the Bailey Unicorn Cabrera as well as the twin-axle Pamplona, can these new arrivals make the grade?

Also in our January issue you can read our review of the lightweight £12k Caravelair Antarès 335, the mighty £68k Vanmaster V640s and the all-new Coachman Vision 545. We really do have tourers for everyone, no matter how you like to enjoy caravanning or what your budget is!

Go big or go home!

As ever, this month we’re bringing you the latest reports from Practical Caravan’s test fleet. This issue we feature our Kia Sportage and deliver our end of term report on our Kia Sorento.

We also catch up with the Johnston family for the first time. They were the lucky winners of our competition in association with Elddis. Find out how they’re getting on with the Avanté 866!

Maybe you’re in the market for a new tow car? This month we’re behind the wheel of the new Seat Ateca, check out the Peugeot 3008, and put the Ford S-Max and BMW X3 through their paces.

Or for a slice of towing luxury without breaking the bank, how about a used Jaguar XF Sportbrake? Find out what to pay, what to check for and more in our January magazine.

Your 2017 touring sorted

Wondering where your new year caravan holidays will take you? Grab a copy of our latest issue for ideas.

This month’s Great Escape sees two new caravanners embark on a Swiss adventure. Discover the beautiful Lake Thun, join them on a cable car ride and a monorail, and find out where to sample local wines.

Or follow in the footsteps of Bryn and Janice Sadler as they visit France with their Avondale. From their pitch at Campez à la Tranquillité, they explored La Vendée, enjoyed day trips to the beach, and sampled moules-frites, washed down by mugs of Normandy cider.

For something closer to home, we’ve a double dose of Kentish inspiration. Jump on your bike with the Lyons family and visit Bodiam Castle, Sissinghurst and Rudyard Kipling’s former home.

Then, in our regular County Counsel feature, Practical Caravan’s Bryony Symes shares her guide to the Garden of England. Don’t miss it for Kent’s best campsites and our top 10 things to do in the county.

We’ve also got some great Christmas present ideas, the latest from Practical Caravan columnist and I’m A Celebrity star Martin Roberts and much more. So don’t miss our January 2017 issue – on sale now!

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