Check out the brand new models from Swift, Lunar, Coachman and more as we share all the 2017-season secrets with you in our September magazine – on sale now. This issue is stuffed full of the newest caravans for sale from the best-loved and biggest-selling brands, so don’t miss it.

It’s great to see the latest thinking, newest layouts and freshest designs, but we’re also delighted that so many manufacturers seem to have families in mind with their 2017 models. How about the Sprite Quattro DD, a twin-axle six-berth, or the Sprite Major 4 EB with its central washroom and rear in-line island bed, two brand new Swift Group models with exciting layouts. You won’t be able to miss the shiny blue Compass Camino range, but don’t be so dazzled that you miss our round up of changes to the Adria, Coachman, Lunar and Venus ranges.

Hot on the heels of our 2017 previews we’ve a host of new-season caravan reviews! Starring the Sterling Eccles 635, the Compass Casita 554, the Coachman Laser 675, the Lunar Clubman SR, the Adria Altea 552DT Tamar and the Elddis Avanté 866, we think you’ll understand why we said our September magazine was brimful of the best new-season caravans!

Once you’ve read them, turn the page and you could be lucky enough to win one of them for a year! Yes, you read that right. Here at Practical Caravan we have teamed up with The Explorer Group to offer one lucky family the chance to win the all-new 8ft-wide Elddis Avanté 866! It is an amazing prize. Want to enter? Click here to find out more – good luck!

Still feeling lucky? We’ve two top competitions for you to enter this month. Enjoy better TV signal on tour if you win one of the omnidirectional aerials we are giving away, or create the perfect atmosphere in your van after dark with the Avea Flare light which you can control from your smartphone!

Elsewhere in the September 2016 issue of Practical Caravan, in the regular ‘Me and my caravan’ slot, our Bryony looks round a lovely 1973 Carlight Continental, while a few pages later, Sarah reveals Britain’s top beach and shares details about pitching your van at October’s Motorhome & Caravan Show at the NEC Birmingham.

If you’re planning your next tour, how about a trip aboard? Read of a holiday to Spain where the Lyon family visits Granada, tries kayaking and enjoys a local tipple or two. Or how about France? This issue we’ve also got a tale of a tour to Avignon, where Elaine and Joe Ormerod get rather more than they bargained for!

Back on home soil, you might like to discover some of the UK’s rich wildlife on your next caravan holiday, as we identify 10 top sites for wetlands. Gary Richardson also enjoys time in the picturesque Pennines and we’ve top tips for you if you want to visit Norfolk, from beaches and stately homes to steam trains and zip-wires, plus some of the best campsites to pitch at.

Get all this and more in the September 2016 issue of Practical Caravan, on sale now!