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Contents Issue 418


57 Showroom news 59 2020 new tourers preview pt 2 Continuing our round-up of the latest launches for the new touring season 60 2020 EHG (UK) preview Revamps and some new floorplans 62 First look: Elddis Avanté 454 A fixed rear bed with L-shaped lounge 64 2020 Coachman preview 66 First look: Coachman Acadia 675 New twin-axle tourer at a tempting price 68 First look: Swift Eccles X 850 A wider version of this popular range 70 First look: Bailey Discovery D4-2 Compact entry-level two-berth 72 First look: Adria Altea Dart 622DP Stylish fixed-island-bed four-berth 75 Running reports Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV 77 Awning review: Dorema Daytona Air A robust inflatable that’s easy to set up


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Tow cars



78 Subscribe and save! Take out a subscription now and receive a free specialist cleaning bundle worth £31! 83 Talking tow cars BMW’s latest 318d should perform very well as a tow car, says David Motton 84 Tow car test: Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Britain’s favourite plug-in hybrid has been updated. Can it pull its weight – and more? 88 Quick test: VW T-Cross Does this halfway-house between an SUV and an estate make sense for caravanners? 90 Used tow car: Land Rover Discovery Land Rover’s heavyweight contender is a substantial outlay, but makes a superb tow car and a luxurious solo drive


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93 Safe and secure Cut-out-and-keep guide to caravan security 97 Spotlight on… Awning care How to prolong the life of your awning 100 DIY Mechanic: Project Update! Nigel Hutson reports on long-term DIY work 102 Tech advice… Circuit breakers These small devices are vital for safety 104 Tony’s tech tips: Crockery and tables Store your crockery and fix a wobbly table 108 Secondhand shootout Immaculate twin-berth Baileys under £9000 112 Used van buyer A Mk2 Bailey Pursuit has a lot to offer 116 Buyer’s Guide 130 Look-back page

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