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Jeremiah Mahadevan explores Norway’s fjords, in an Auto-Sleeper Nuevo EK
YOUR TOURS: PRAGUE Simon Peters takes the slow road to the Czech capital
GEAR: FLEECES We test winter kit to help you stay warm
108 WEEKEND WORKSHOP How to maintain your vehicle’s oil levels
LIVE IN TEST
We review and rate the rear-door Cerise, from Bentley’s Artisan range
TALK Your letters and more Your shout, on winter touring, a first trip away, and a water solution Ask Jack Our sage on buying a British A-class, and touring with dogs Subscribe to Practical Motorhome and save Plus, get a free Autoglym Motorhome Care Kit, worth .
TECHNICAL Workshop Our team answers your questions. This month, eliminating wind noise, getting your motorhome serviced, locating Hymer springs, and wonky water gauges Check your ’van’s oil levels Follow our guide to ensuring that your vehicle’s oil levels remain constant to help ensure reliability
TOURING Tour smarter Sarah Wakely’s travel digest: a great photo competition, and a way to tour across America Grand Tour: Norway Jeremiah Mahadevan ventures up the beautiful Norwegian west coast Your Tours: Prague Simon Peters planned an extensive tour to reach an international rally Your Tours: Holland Margaret Hart on a fantastic trip to the Netherlands that proved to be a real eye-opener Follow the Olympic relay Haven’t managed to get hold of Olympic tickets? You can follow the Flame’s progress, with our guide Good sites guide to: Essex Ten great campsites, rated by our expert team Tours that change lives Irene Sergent on how a skiing accident altered her sister’s life
TESTED Tested column Jeremiah Mahadevan on a ’van of the future and a new heating system Technical test checklist We round-up what to look out for when you buy your next ’van Live-in test: Bentley Artisan Cerise The sub-six metre, rear-door coachbuilt undergoes our test Gear: fleeces Stay warm this winter with our guide to the best fleeces out there First drive: Chausson Suite Relax Read our verdict on this smart and innovative four-berth French ’van First drive: Concorde Credo Emotion L Our take on the latest A-class from this luxury German manufacturer
Project Pollensa Gentleman Jack reveals how he replaced the aging and split shower tray in his own motorhome, an AutoSleeper Pollensa coachbuilt
BUY & OWN Marketplace news Nick Harding on manufacturers’ quest for value for money, a pair of vehicles from Bentley, and an addition to Pilote’s dealer network WIN! Tickets to the Motorhome Show at ExCel Enter our competition to win tickets to the Motorhome, Caravan and Camping Show at ExCel London this February Which heating system? We run through the options available to you, to heat your ’van Secondhand challenge Nick Harding hunts down a pair of VW-based campervans: a Auto-Sleeper Trident, and Three Counties Kamper Used-’van buyer Follow our helpful guide to buying a Niesmann + Bischoff Arto A-class, from www.practicalmotorhome.com | March 2012 | 7