Lizzie Pope
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We tour Sussex, test four new caravans and get the expert low-down on caravan servicing – it can only be our must-see show on The Caravan Channel!

The sun is shining, spring is here and we want to help you make 2014 your best caravanning year yet – so you won't want to miss our latest TV show on The Caravan Channel. Catch us on Sky 212, on Freesat 401 or live online.

So, what can you expect in this episode? We deliver our expert verdict on four new caravans. Our Niall Hampton reviews a Coachman Pastiche 525/4, a mid market four-berth with a mid ship, L-shaped kitchen and twin longitudinal bunk beds each with a window and illumination. It's a caravan with thoughtful touches that its maker says will meet grandparent demand. What do you think? It also has a fully lined, cylindrical shower unit and a brilliant, full width sunroof – tune in and watch Niall's review in full to discover the full story!

In addition, Practical Caravan's very own Group Editor Rob Ganley compares three caravans that share the same fixed bed, end washroom layout: the Bailey Pegasus GT65 Verona, the Sterling Eccles Sport 554 and the Compass Corona 540. With three big UK brands going head-to-head in this group test, which van comes out on top? You'll have to watch to find out.

Are you in the market for a new season tow car? If so, make sure you don't miss our tow car guru David Motton's segment of our latest TV show. This time he tests a Honda CR-V 2.2 i-DTEC EX, with a Swift caravan hitched on the back. Is the diesel Honda up to the job?

Or perhaps at present you're shopping for a second hand caravan? In which case, you'll be pleased to hear that caravan expert John Wickersham is drawing on his years of experience to share some of his top tips to help you buy the right van with confidence. John is also talking caravan servicing, explaining why it's important and what key areas of your caravan need to be inspected to ensure safe, comfortable touring. 

After which, you'll be ready to get out there with your own caravan, so why not follow in the footsteps of Practical Caravan's Clare Kelly. She's taken our Ford Kuga, towed our little Elddis Whirlwind to the Sussex Downs and paid three campsites a visit. Whether you're heading to the beach at Brighton or you want to wander round the South Downs on your caravan holiday in Sussex, she might have found the perfect site for your next break. 

We at Practical Caravan magazine work in partnership with our colleagues at Information TV to co-produce shows on The Caravan Channel. All of our shows are broadcast several times across a fortnightly period (please see the times below) on Sky 212 and on Freesat 401. Or you can watch our shows live online on The Caravan Channel website.

This episode of our TV show will be broadcast on The Caravan Channel between Monday 14 April 2014 and Sunday 27 April 2014 on the following days and at the following times:

  • Monday at 8pm
  • Wednesday at 5pm
  • Friday at 5.30pm
  • Saturday at 10.30am
  • Sunday at 4pm

Please tune in and we hope you enjoy watching!


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