We’re hitching up for a special head-to-head in the brand-new issue of Practical Caravan.

Our tow car expert pits two VW Tiguans against each other, as he seeks to answer a question so many of you have asked us: what tow car should I buy, petrol or diesel?

In our in-depth towing test, we get behind the headlines and find out if now is the time to switch to petrol.

Read our verdict – and more new and used tow car tests – in the February 2018 edition of Practical Caravan, which is on sale now!

You can read it on Kindle, too – or on any other electronic device, just by downloading an app.

Check out new vans from Adria, Elddis and Venus

Don’t worry, with all this tow car talk, we’ve not forgotten about caravans – and we have a trio of 2018-season reviews for you!

For our full, live-in test of the dinky, three-berth Adria Action 361 LT, please turn to page 54.

This is followed by our review of the revised Venus 570/4, a lightweight, spacious and well-equipped four-berth.

Plus, our Editor casts his expert eye over the Elddis Avanté 860, a new-for-2018 model featuring a rear transverse-island-bed, centre-washroom layout.

Finally, in the secondhand section of our February 2018 magazine, we check out a 2011 Sterling Europa 565, and in our second head-to-head of the issue, we pitch an Elddis Crusader Shamal against a Swift Challenger SE 565.

And don’t miss our updated-and-expanded-for-2018 buyer’s guide from page 101.

Get top campsite inspiration

As 2017 draws to a close, we choose our favourite places to stay in the 12 counties that have starred to date in our County Counsel features – read this packed campsite guide from page 37.

Want to win tickets to the Scottish Caravan, Motorhome and Holiday Home Show? It runs from 8-11 February 2018 and we have 10 pairs of tickets to give away.

We’re also testing rucksacks, putting an awning to the test, heading to Lake Como and Hadrian’s Wall – and more!

Make sure you get your copy of the February 2018 issue of Practical Caravan, out now!