Caravan (magazine)

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Caravan magazine is a UK monthly consumer magazine for the touring caravan community.

It was Britain’s first caravanning magazine, offering advice and tips on every aspect of the hobby. Every month the magazine features touring and travel articles for the UK and Europe, new gadgets and products with the Caravan Lottery giveaway, show and event news, reviews, and feedback with reader content. Written by caravanners for caravanners, the magazine publishes advice on owning a caravan, from buying a towcar to choosing the right towing mirrors, awnings, gas bottles, and barbecues.

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Caravan magazine was founded by F L M Harris in May 1933 and produced from offices in Colney Heath near St. Albans. It was the Caravan Club's official magazine in the 1930s, and by 1940, Caravan magazine, The National Caravan Council and the Caravan Club all shared the same large house in Purley, South London.

By 1963, the first issue of En Route, the Caravan Club's own magazine, had been published and Caravan magazine, now part of Link House Magazines, moved to new premises in Croydon. In the late 1990s, IPC Media took over Link House Magazines, and the IPC Inspire division of IPC Media began publication of Caravan.

The magazine underwent a redesign in June 2006 and as a result, increased its year-on-year circulation in 2007 by 15.5%, making it the fastest growing magazine in its division.

Currently on maternity leave, Victoria Bentley is the editor. She is the first woman to edit the title in its 75-year history.

Warners Group Publishing bought Caravan magazine in 2010 to join its portfolio of outdoor leisure magazines such as MMM, Go Caravan (now closed), Which Motorhome, Caravan Motorhome and Camping Mart, Camping magazine, Park and Holiday Homes, Your Luxury Lodge, and most recently, Caravan Buyer.

The editorial team is:

  • Managing editor: John Sootheran
  • Features editor: Ben Hackney
  • Associate editor: Val Chapman
  • Associate editor: Sally Pepper

Contributors and industry experts appearing in the magazine include Mike Cazalet, Mark Sutcliffe, Andrew Ditton, John Chapman, Lindsay Porter, John Wickersham, Nick Harding, Natalie Cumming and Stuart Craig.

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