Lizzie Pope
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Watch our new TV show on The Caravan Channel for our Sterling Continental 480 review, our caravan towing masterclass and top tips on caravan plumbing

If you’re new to caravanning, you won’t want to miss our latest TV show, as it’s packed with top tips to keep you safe on the road and to help you get to grips with the hobby – and there’s also plenty for more experienced people, too!

Our TV show is broadcast on The Caravan Channel, which you can find on Freesat 402 and on Sky 192, or you can watch it all live online.

Practical Caravan’s Test Editor Mike Le Caplain is here to review the Sterling Continental 480, a well built two-berth caravan that has a real wow factor when you step inside. There are thoughtful details in the lounge, while in the kitchen there are sockets and storage areas aplenty, as well as a smart, circular sink, a dual fuel cooker, a fridge and a microwave. The large end washroom also impresses, with lots of locker space and places to stow your belongings, including a huge wardrobe, plus a heated towel rail, speakers and a backlit mirror. And come bedtime, the front sofas convert into a large double bed. Find out more about this tourer in our latest TV show – be sure to tune in.

We also welcome John Wickersham with his jargon buster, to help caravanners, especially beginners. From consumer units and coupling hitches to MCBs and pusher pumps, he’s here to get behind the buzzwords – it’s valuable viewing for any new caravanner.

Then in part two of our towing masterclass, Practical Caravan’s Tow Car Editor David Motton talks about the best way to load your van and hitch it to your car. Safe loading is key to safe and stable towing, so it really is important to take heed of his expert advice before you pack and head off on your caravan holidays. And remember to fit towing mirrors and to perform a light check before you hit the road. So be sure to watch our TV show on The Caravan Channel – on Sky 192, Freesat 402 and online – to benefit from Motty’s essential towing tips, especially if you're a new caravanner.

After the break we’ve yet more essential caravan advice as John Wickersham returns. Watch our show on The Caravan Channel to learn about waste water systems in tourers – and how these can be improved. John takes us through a conversion he’s performed on caravans, step by step, telling what you need and how to do the work yourself.

Next, Motty is back, this time with a review of the Citroën Grand C4 Picasso HDi 150 Exclusive+, priced at £27,110. Tune in to find out what tow car potential this Citroën has.

And, finally, we close this episode of our TV show with more jargon busting courtesy of John Wickersham. Smart construction, winter covers, FFDs, microswitches and more are covered in John’s second such segment, so be sure to tune in to ensure you’re up to speed.

You’re able to see this show from Monday 2 February until Sunday 15 February 2015, at these times, on these days:

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

Our shows are produced by Practical Caravan’s editorial team together with Information TV, and they are broadcast on The Caravan Channel – tune in to Sky 192 or Freesat 402 and look for Showcase2. Or if you’ve not got these channels, don’t worry, as you can watch our shows live online. Tune in and we hope you enjoy the show! 

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