As the latest copy of Practical Caravan hits shops, here’s a sneak peek at what’s in it. 

For starters, we’ve got details of our latest competition! Make sure you’re in with a chance of winning by entering here

You can also take a look at Chris Beresord’s rare 1965 Hénon Harmonie caravan, just one of his fantastic collection of classic cars and pre-1990 caravans. 

This 138-page issue is packed with travel advice and reviews, as well as the very exciting reveal of our Tow Car Awards winners! Turn to page 74 to read all about the rigorous testing processes, and find out how each of the 40 tow cars that we tested performed. 

Touring inspiration

Still haven’t decided where to tour this summer? We’ve got a few suggestions for you.

Take inspiration from Linda and Phil Raynor as they head to Cornwall to recharge their batteries, taking in sights such as the Minack Theatre and the Eden Project. Meanwhile Sam and Rosemary Johnson enjoyed a trip to North Yorkshire with friends, and May and Andrew Clark took off to northern France to discover a rich history and beautiful scenery. 

We’ve also got an in-depth guide to touring and sightseeing in the western Home Counties, covering Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. 

Van reviews

Elsewhere in the magazine, just because we’ve gone big on tow cars doesn’t mean you miss out on great caravan reviews!

We’ve tested the Lunar Quasar 696, a comfortable six-berth that could be a strong contender for anyone looking for a family tourer. We also take a look at the four-berth Bailey Pegasus Rimini that has joined the 8ft-wide club, and the two-berth, end-washroom Hymer Nova 470GL. 

Those looking for a new awning this summer will find our review of the Prima Deluxe Infinity 260 useful; it is part of a new range that offers 50cm more depth and a choice of three widths. 

Practical advice

In our Skills School section you can find all sorts of advice to keep your tourer ticking over. Starting with Sammy Faircloth’s look at tyre maintenance to make sure you’re towing safely. Nigel Hutson has advice on fitting a heavy-duty side-lift jack, and we’ve got a clever DIY solution for anyone with inaccessible towing electrics – follow our step-by-step guide to fitting a 13-pin extension. 

Looking to buy a secondhand van? Check our comparison of two light-weight two-berths under £10K, and our guide to buying a 2014 Elddis Super Cyclone.

With all of that and more, make sure you pick up your copy soon! To have all of our great content delivered right to your door, subscribe today.