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Before you head to the shops to pick up your issue, here's a sneak peek into what we've put in this family special issue - it's jam packed with touring ideas, tips and more.
To start, we've got touring inspiration for all ages in our 36-page special - be it theme parks for the teenagers, family-friendly festivals with plenty going on, packing tips using the KonMari Method, family meal ideas from Bake Off finalist Karen Wright, ideas to tempt kids away from screens and gadgets and into outdoor adventures, and much more.
There's also family tours, with Anna Lyon and family (and their new puppy) taking off for the Alps, Laurence Baxter taking his family to Kent for their inaugural caravan tour, and three generations of the Deeley family coming together in the Vendée.
If you're in the market for a new caravan, take a look at our reviews of the Swift Cruach Culmor - a rare Scottish special edition, the compact Wheelhome Dashaway, and the 8ft-wide Lunar Quasar 696 T/A.
We also review the Vango Vienna, which took the Best Awning title in our annual awards.
Interested in tow cars? We've tested the fourth-generation BMW X5 to see how it performs with a caravan on the back, and take a look at the Seat Ateca, a petrol 4x4 with plenty of punch. Qe also look at the pros and cons of buying a used Mercedes E-Class Estate; a spacious, economical and comfortable option for those that don't want to buy new.
If you're looking for more practical, hands-in projects and advice, we shine the spotlight on hook-ups and power usage, how to make a reverse polarity adaptor lead, how to repair a Birkholz window, and tips for keeping your valuables secure while on tour.
Like the sound of all that? Go and pick up your copy of our latest issue, on sale now. Or, to have it delivered directly to your doorstep next month, subscribe now.