M M M - The Motorhomers’ Magazine

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3.58 star(s) 12 ratings
I've had a subscription to the digital edition for a few years but cancelled it this year as I wasn't reading it. There are some good travel articles and excellent photographs but like probably every magazine things become repetitive after a time. However, for those starting out I recommend it, if only, like me, you keep the subscription for a few years. The digital edition is good on a tablet but does take a lot of data to download if you are away. It has a lot of adverts but it is easy to ignore them.
Looks good and on first glance through its glossy pages was tempted to subscribe. But soon realised its advert after advert. Pages and pages of dealers and manufacturers flogging their latest model. What I wanted was proper reviews and articles, back to back tests etc. Not brainwashing into upgrading. Some nice travel articles but for me is outweighed by the wasted pages I flick past. Did a trial subscription and cancelled it after seeing the first couple. Maybe its just not for me at this point, but at the newbie Motorhome stage we are I prefer Jims new magazine.
OK magazine. What stops it being good is that reviews are nor real world real use reviews. Most people who write articles seem to be more like caravanners in my opinion, and dont have thet insight that comes from real motorhomers.
How sad am I ? I really look forward the the mag dropping on the mat. Informative, excellent articles, reviews and handy tips. I have twice won free tickets to MH shows with free pitch and weekend entertainment.
We've been subscribing for a couple of years now, like most (all?) magazines there's not much criticism about anything probably due to not upsetting their (lots of) advertisers.

However it seems to be the best of the bunch and we enjoy reading it, getting Ideas from the various travel articles, some of the technical pieces seem to be a bit old fashioned ignoring some more modern techniques and equipment, but overall a good mag.
We subscribed for many years and found that over time the same articles got regurgitated and that adverts started to take more space than content. It is great for the beginners point of view, but lacks the content more seasoned travellers need.
The vehicle reviews do seem to be directly linked to their advertising revenue, the converters that pay most for their full page adverts get favoured in the reviews. Awards seem to also go to those same advertisers rather than an objective testing system

Now in the days of fast internet, more information is instantly available than the outdated monthly magazine format
I have been a regular subscriber for several years and still have a few freebies from our initial subscription but have recently cancelled our order.
The magazine tries to please all people and from my point of view, did not represent my needs anymore.
A large section on places and sites I will never visit, a large amount of essential advertising, details of new vans which may be interesting if and when I decide to change the van and articles which were perhaps no longer relevant to me. This left me reading the technical section, which is will researched but very rarely applicable to me.
The magazine is excellent for new motorhomers for prices and how to buy and make advised choices but sadly no longer fills my needs which can be better answered within Motorhome Fun....Sorry
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I have been a subscriber to MMM for about 5 years now and have found it to be pretty good. People sometimes complain about the number of advertisements but these keep the cost of the magazine down and I find some of them informative.

The team at MMM probably spend a lot of their time trying to come up with ideas for articles that will appeal to motorhomers, but you can't please all the people, all the time.

When it comes to van reviews things are not so good really. I suppose they are in a difficult position as they can't criticise a van too much in case they offend advertisers. I notice that when they have their various van of the year tests there is always an advertisement for that van on the next page.

As a subscriber I get useful discounts for Warner's motorhome shows and some ferry companies and shops.

Altogether, a magazine with something for everyone at a reasonable price if you subscribe.
It is ok ,but with all Magazines a lot of income is from Motor Homes producers so they are unlikely to say anything about quality of vehicles or bad build quality, this is why websites such as this one is important although in saying that some owners never admit the truth about their motor homes

Tony A
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I've been buying this on and off for quite a few years. The technical help section is very good in my view and I also like some of the trips that are included. Far too much advertising for me, otherwise a half decent magazine.
We subscribe to MMM but when I phoned and suggested an article comparing the huge difference in hab servicing from different outfits I got the distinct impression that they don't like articles that might put their advertisers noses out of joint!!. I think thats the reason their articles are so biased towards staying on sites . Having said that we both still read it every month.
Good mag but I give the digital version a low rating because since going to the digital mag I am no longer entitled to the show discount when booking.They encourage you to swap to digital but dont warn you of losing paper mag benefits.
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I've been taking this magazine for a ¼ of century :Eeek: Pre internet this was a must-have magazine and the main way of finding out what was for sale or where other motorhomes were travelling. But the internet has taken over, any news in a magazine now is certainly not 'news' (any magazine not just this one,) the news has probably been on the internet for months, so its old news before you open the mag. So to be of any value it lives or dies on its features.

While I have 'Caravan and Motorhome Club' magazines and "Camping and Caravan" magazines that stay unopened in the shrink wrap; I do always open my copy of MMM, not with the anticipation of the old days, it is a bit heavy on advertising, it always has too many inserts to fill my recycling bin and it has too many meaningless light-weight reviews that really tell you very little. That said, you can still find good and almost always well written travel articles from readers of the magazine. 3½ stars from me (y)
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