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Contents
Warners Group Publications plc 5 Welcome
The Maltings, West Street, On the road to choosing the right van
Bourne, Lincolnshire PE10 9PH INTRO
01778 391000
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6 Types of motorhome
Low-profiles, overcabs, A-classes... what does it all mean?
EDITORIAL
Editor Peter Vaughan 9 Layouts
Contributors Nick Harding
Directories Wendy Pennycook Finding the right layout for you is the biggest decision of all
HOW TO
DESIGN CHOOSE 22 Base vehicles
Designers Maria Hurlow,
Theyre not all Fiat Ducatos... and not all Fiats are born equal
Claire Honeywood

MARKETING 29 What you can get for up to 10k


Brand Manager Lucie Cox If your budget is this tight, youll be looking at 1990s vans
01778 395016
luciec@warnersgroup.co.uk
THE VANS 31 What you can get for up to 20k
MANAGEMENT TO BUY Dealer choice starts in this price bracket
Publisher John Greenwood
Managing Director
Stephen Warner 32 What you can get for up to 30k
Now were geting serious... even a Hymer A-class is here
ADVERTISING
Head of Advertising
Fleur Chivers 01778 392071 BUYING 34 What you can get for up to 40k
A new conversion on a used van could be a good choice now
Sales Manager
Zellah Kowalczyk 01778 392093 DECISIONS
Advertising Sales Representative
Sue Bullock 01778 391079 36 What you can get for up to 50k
Advertising Production Controller From a used tag-axle A-class to a brand-new VW California
Katie Goulding 01778 391104
Advertising Designer
Sarah Machin 44 Must-see motorhomes
THE Buying new? Your shortlist must include some of these
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54 Dealer specials
Extra spec and a touch of exclusivity
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57 Top 10 tips
Our expert points you towards motorhoming bliss
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Welcome

B uying this magazine is your first step to not just owning a


different type of motor vehicle but the start of a new lifestyle, in which
road trips, holidays, weekends and even days out take on a whole new
meaning with added fun and a lot less cost.
Whether its a little campervan youve set your heart on to replace the family
car, or an eight-metre coachbuilt for winters in the sun, the advice in these pages will
take you on the road to buying the right vehicle for you. If its a coachbuilt youre after,
start with the layout on page 9 (campervans are much simpler in this regard), then look at our
guide to what you can get for your budget (page 29). And, if youre buying new, youll find all the
latest models (and their specs) listed at the back.
Here, Ill just add a little snippet of experience. That next-size-up motorhome might look great at a show, but
remember that a few weeks later you may be trying to thread it down a Cornish lane. With unforgiving dry stone
walls on one side. And the local bus coming towards you. Sometimes, smaller is more beautiful
Peter Vaughan Editor

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HOW TO CHOOSE

Type script
Van conversions, high-tops, low-profiles what does it all mean?
And which class of motorhomes is right for you?

campervan will cost upwards of and the ultimate in sleeping


45k but you can reduce that to comfort. Do be aware, though, that
the 30k mark by having a new extra-long models at 6.36m in the
conversion built on a secondhand case of Fiat/Peugeot, longer still
panel van. Or you could opt for with Mercedes may actually be
cheaper base vehicles from Ford or less manoeuvrable than a small
Renault (brand-new from 35k). coachbuilt.
Still too much? Then Japanese base Layouts are often aimed at
vehicles (Mazda Bongos, Toyota couples, with rear lounge two-
Alphards and Granvias, etc) offer berths being amongst the most
first-time buyers a camper for popular in the UK. However, there
15-25k, though the base vehicle are also models with front lounges
will be 10 years old, or more. offering extra travel seats. Few true
four-berths exist in this sector but
Campervan TOP TIP they can be found, either with bunk
Think campervan and youll High-top van conversion beds or two separate lounge areas.
probably prefix that with VW and Size matters. While some campervans can be Aside from fixed bed models,
youll more than likely envisage Check that your ordered with a fixed high roof for storage can be one of the most
chosen campervan
something with a pop-up roof to more storage and better insulation, significant limitations here,
can be parked
give standing room. Dont don your everywhere that here we are really talking about especially for those downsizing
rose-tinted specs, flower-power you need to go, slightly larger base vehicles usually from a coachbuilt, while insulation
T-shirt and dream of the 1970s, from the office to Fiat Ducato or Peugeot Boxer is sometimes less capable of coping
though these vehicles have been the supermarket. (occasionally Renault Master, Ford with the extremes of winter: check
Some campers are
brought right up-to-date. under 2m high (to Transit or Mercedes Sprinter) with before you buy how well winterised
You can drive a campervan beat height a factory high-roof option. a high-top model is.
day-in, day-out as dimensions will barriers), but some Typical six-metre-long panel vans
be similar to a large estate car or are taller can offer most of the on-board
4x4 some will slide under a 2m facilities of a coachbuilt in a slimmer Low-profile
car park height barrier or even into vehicle that feels easier to drive. This is the best-selling type of
a domestic garage. Expect car-like Here, you can expect full bathroom/ motorhome today in a recent
sophistication on the road, too, shower facilities (though rarely a survey almost half of MMM readers
from the latest Ford, Mercedes, separate shower) and there are said they own a low-profile.
Renault and VW base vehicles. The plenty of fixed bed models for Its also our first coachbuilt
latest VW T6, for example, comes maximum storage (under the bed) type. That means it starts life with
with power outputs of up to
201bhp, the option of a slick
dual-clutch automatic gearbox and
even four-wheel drive.
Inside, expect a kitchen with a
two-burner hob and possibly a grill, TOP TIP
plus a sink thats probably fed only
with cold water, while a toilet will The ubiquitous
Fiat Ducato panel
most likely be a portable unit that van comes in four
slides out of a cupboard for lengths, of which
emergencies ideal at night. An the 5.99m and
elevating roof (usually with 6.36m-long
canvas-type sides) will limit you to versions are the
most popular. For
the warmer months for touring, ease of parking,
especially if you, or your children, though, the 5.41m
intend to sleep in the roof bed medium-
(sometimes the best berth). wheelbase van is
the one
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A-class
Rarely the choice of the first-time
buyer, an A-class is usually the
preserve of the experienced
motorhomer. Why? Simply its a
matter of cost, with an A-class
usually being 8-10k pricier than an
equivalent low-profile.
These ultimate motorhomes start
with a chassis-cowl, which has no
external bodywork from the base
vehicle (usually Fiat or Mercedes),
although the dashboard will still be
just the cab and chassis from Ford,
TOP TIP
Overcab coachbuilt familiar. All the exterior bodywork
Fiat, Peugeot, etc, and the whole of This type seemed to be facing will have been manufactured by the
the living area is quite literally Widths vary extinction but has actually seen motorhome company.
coach built (by a coachbuilder, the almost as much as something of a minor resurgence of The advantages are obvious
motorhome manufacturer) onto the lengths from late, although Elddis has stopped more space in the cab, usually a
rear. The big advantage over van around 2m to making them and Swift has deleted drop-down bed that lowers over
2.49m. If you plan
conversions is that squarer to explore on rural them from its Escape range. Fans of the cab seats (without interrupting
bodywork makes for more interior roads, like those in the breed will point to a big and the lounge, as in a low-profile) and
space, while sandwich construction the Lake District, a ever present bed above the cab fully insulated bodywork right up to
panels offer superior insulation slimline model that makes a superb den for the windscreen. If youre thinking
under 2.25m
(especially when Styrofoam is used, youngsters. Or a great place to of taking your new motorhome to
wide will be a
rather than polystyrene) compared real plus stow light but bulky gear. the Alps next winter, think of an
with a lined metal van. Like a low-profile, these are A-class and, better still, go for one
Low-profiles, however, look coachbuilts, so their construction is with a double floor.
sleeker than their overcab similar. With overall heights often When you get to the mountains
coachbuilt cousins, with resultant stretching over three metres, youll enjoy a widescreen view of
better fuel consumption if only at TOP TIP though, these vehicles have a big the scenery great when driving,
motorway speeds. In terms of hole to punch through the air. but some are daunted by the
Dont just try the
layout, many will have a fixed bed overcab bed for Avoid older, under-powered models impression of extra width. In reality,
of one form or another. Increasingly size, check out its if you dont want to cause a youll soon adapt, although some
common are models with drop- comfort (mattress tailback! That said, a modern models offer better forward visibility
down beds over the lounge, making thickness, too), 150bhp unit will cope easily. than others (Carthagos are amongst
how bare feet
practical four-berths more widely cope with the
The big plus of an overcab is, of the best) and there are examples
available. UK manufacturers were ladder and see course, that youve got an instant that are slimmer than the standard
slow to pick up on the drop-down how much double bed in the luton (the 2.30m to 2.35m wide. Bus-type
bed phenomenon but Bailey, Elddis ventilation there is overcab section), although (top-hung) mirrors are a boon for
and Swift all now offer this option. for those sweaty, headroom may be tight for adults in driving, too. Have a good look at
summer nights
Some drop-down beds are best some models climb up the ladder the view out when comparing
viewed as occasional berths for the and try it for size. And, unlike a different A-classes.
grandchildren, some are the main drop-down bed in a low-profile, it A-classes usually come from
bed. Compare manual and electric leaves the lounge area undisturbed. major European brands. Check
beds, inspect maximum weight Some models do away with the spares availability for lesser known
labels on them and look carefully at bed, replacing it with extra brands/models (especially older
whether the lowered bed obstructs cupboards for even more stowage. ones) when buying used.
the galley or doorway. Also, see
how low the bed goes and whether
a ladder is required for access.
Youll find low-profiles (with or
without drop-down beds) to fit
TOP TIP
every size and budget, with overall
lengths stretching from five-and-a- How long has the
half metres to over eight. They will manufacturer
be built on a lowered chassis been building
A-classes and
(usually Fiats own Camper chassis- what sort of
cab or the lightweight Al-Ko reputation has it
alternative), and keeping the centre attracted in this
of gravity low (and the wheelbase rarefied sector?
This type of
long) pays dividends in on-road motorhome needs
behaviour. Some British models are years of extra
described as low-lines lacking a expertise and top
bulbous overcab but without the build quality
reduced height of a real low-profile. behind it

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The BIG decision


Choosing the layout is the most crucial aspect of buying a motorhome and
the easiest to get wrong so pay attention as we take you through the options

French bed
The very first question you must ask
yourself is: fixed bed or not? Yes, a
fixed bed takes up floor space but it
virtually guarantees you a decent
nights sleep, as well as giving you
generous storage below (without
that, where will all your outdoor
gear go?). Doing without a fixed
bed means a nightly chore of
converting seats to beds, but it
should result in more lounging
space in the day.
Having decided a fixed bed is for
you, the French bed layout is the
obvious place to start. Theres BUY
plenty of choice in both British and BECAUSE
continental models, the former Fixed bed
often being top-sellers in their convenience
respective ranges. French bed without huge
The cut-off corner of the bed is clear to see in this new Bailey Autograph
coachbuilts are usually usefully overall length
shorter overall than island bed Plenty of consider when choosing. Because work best but you still need room
equivalents (there are even ones storage space most French beds share space in the to access the ablutions, so the bed
under the bed
under 6m long), while there are rear with the washroom alongside, usually narrows towards the foot to
Vast choice
even a few French bed van of both British
the ratio of bed to washroom width make space. This chopped off
conversions, too (Auto-Sleepers and European is crucial. A decent bed (such as the corner can see the sleeper on that
Kingham in particular). models, new domestic standard 4ft 6in wide) side with a leg dangling; some are
This layout refers to a fixed and used leaves only around 2ft 6in for the far worse in this area than others.
double bed arranged lengthways TOP CHOICES washroom. However good the bed, Another, less common, variation
against a side wall of the OF 2017 the sleeper next to the wall will sees the washroom arranged
Bailey Autograph
motorhome. The design is most have to perform gymnastics to get behind the bed and across the rear,
75-2
commonly seen installed inside over their partner to reach the loo. so then theres more space for both
Carado T135
low-profile motorhomes. Then theres the washroom door. the bed and the reasonably palatial
Swift Escape 664
There are important factors to Sliding or tambour doors often ablutions. Overall length of the van
will be greater, though probably
7.50m or more.
The rest of the interiors vary, but,
generally speaking, you might
expect more open-plan twin-sofa
lounges (without rear travel seats)
in many British vans and half-
dinettes (with rear belted seats) in
the continentals. Some makers (like
Auto-Trail) offer both.
Check out the under-bed
storage, too. Some are better than
others and some can be cluttered
with heaters, tanks and the like,
while external access doors vary in
size be sure that your XL-sized
deckchairs will slide through
Compact French bed layouts are rare, but examples like this six-metre Carado can be found
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Island bed
So, you want a permanent double
bed, but you cant live with the
access issues posed by a French bed?
This is the answer. An island bed is
like your double at home, with
access to the mattress on either
side. Its one of the most
fashionable layouts of the moment
and can be found in coachbuilts of
all types (but never van conversions,
which are too narrow). Typical
overall lengths are over 7m but
more compact designs do exist.
As with all fixed bed layouts,
under-bed storage is a key feature.
This can be a bike-swallowing
BUY
garage if the bed is set high enough BECAUSE
(mostly in big A-classes). A small Easy access to Many buyers like a bedroom that can be closed off with a proper door for privacy
number (including many Chausson both sides of
and Rapido vans) have bed raising/ the double bed room there is around the foot of bed length is even more important
lowering mechanisms to change the Big storage the bed when its fully extended. as your feet cant overhang.
locker-size-to-bed-height ratio. below the En suite washrooms often have There are also (much rarer)
bedroom
The size of the bed and the the shower on one side, the toilet/ layouts with island beds running
Convenient en
access around it are two issues that washroom on the other, with a across the vehicle, though
suite ablutions
need checking brochure figures door that closes across the aisle to bathroom facilities are then rarely
cannot always be trusted. Beds can TOP CHOICES create the en suite. Here, again, its as good. And another variation is
OF 2017
be short and/or with a radiused Auto-Sleeper space that separates good from not the semi-island or offset island bed,
foot, while space for undressing can Corinium RB so good. Also, look for a second where there is more limited access
be lacking, too. Some have a Brstner Ixeo it door that gives privacy between the to one side of the bed this is a
mechanism that sees the head of 640 (drop-down bedroom and the bathroom. space-saving compromise between
the bed rise as the mattress moves bed) In 2015, several manufacturers a true island bed and a French bed.
back thus creating more space for Rapido 696FF also introduced designs with a Finally, if youre not sure that you
getting dressed, while making 55th Anniversary central washbasin mounted on the want your bed taking up this much
sitting up in bed easy and reverse side of a wall at the foot of room but youre still tempted by an
comfortable. But, if this is the case, the bed. This wall is perfect for island bed, Chausson and Brstner
do look carefully at how much mounting a bedroom TV, but now both offer drop-down island beds!

Auto-Sleepers is a late arrival at the island bed party but its new Corinium RB makes a real feature of the bedroom

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Low-level beds and an end washroom in the Rapido 665F High-level beds mean plenty of garage space below

Fixed single beds low bed form, night-time access is Bathrooms will feature a separate
Maybe you have twin beds at easier but storage space is reduced. shower and a wardrobe, too, so the
home. Perhaps you prefer to sleep A very new innovation, announced bathroom can also act as a full
apart in the summer heat. Or you just before this magazine went to dressing room.
just want flexibility for use of your press, is the low-profile Laika Ecovip Again, the bed sizes are an issue
van by different family members or 329 with single beds that can be (especially as feet can rarely
friends. If any of this sounds like raised or lowered (a height variation overhang), so check carefully with a
you then fixed single beds are the of 30cm is possible). tape measure before buying (weve
way forward. Most of the layouts with beds seen beds of less than 6ft!).
Bedroom specifics aside, these right at the stern offer the Remember, too, that many have
layouts are usually closely related to possibility to convert the singles unequal-length mattresses,
island bed models and body lengths into a giant double with a centre dictating his and hers sleeping.
are, again, typically around 7.3m to infill, giving you the possibility of Look out, also, for cupboards that
7.5m. However, there are van cosy double bed sleeping in winter, will be uncomfortably low above
conversions with fixed single beds, separate beds in summer. Access is your pillow, while some of the best
some even as short as 6m overall
BUY never as easy in double bed designs allow the head of the bed
(though many more around 6.4 BECAUSE format, however. to rise on a ratchet system;
metres). Although very popular Easy access Wardrobes are often placed breakfast in bed, anyone?
today, this layout is a relatively separate beds under the foot of high bed versions, High bed versions are mostly
recent development, so youll be Big storage while ablutions sit forward of the approached by easy stair-style steps
hard-pressed to find it in older used lockers/garage beds with the same opportunity for but not all suit those with shorter
vans. Many single bed models hail beneath beds en suite facilities as in island bed legs. And, when converted to a
from the Continent, with a few Versatile layout models. Versions with the wardrobe double, these steps are covered, so
now built in Britain. that works for between the beds might be check that a ladder is provided.
family/friends
There are two basic types of considered a bit unfriendly if you New this season is Chaussons
single bed layout. Most common TOP CHOICES share your van with your beloved! 630 with the very latest innovation
OF 2017
are models with their beds Dethleffs Globebus Secondly, there are layouts with drop-down single beds while
mounted at the very rear of the T 6 GT (garage) across-the-rear bathroom facilities, another one-of-a-kind newcomer is
motorhome. Usually, these have a HymerCar Yosemite with low beds placed immediately Adrias Compact SLS, which fits
big full-width garage beneath, (van conversion) forward of the bedroom. These twin beds into a six-metre body by
although some manufacturers offer Roller Team T-Line work best for couples, as bathroom use of a neat slide-out section
the choice of high or low beds. In 785 (end washroom) access is through the bedroom. in the bedroom.

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The Hymer Van 314 is one of the smallest coachbuilts on the market (at 5.45m long) but it still manages to fit in a fixed double bed

Transverse fixed bed are shorter, but still usually achieve


The longest-established of all fixed lengths of more than six feet. Van
bed layouts, but today perhaps the conversions, however, have the
least popular except in van advantage of rear doors that open
conversions and a few compact wide to receive your holiday gear in
low-profiles, such as the latest their under-bed load areas. Beds
Hymer Van (confusingly, not a van usually split and fold, too, thus
conversion but van-sized!). allowing the loading of taller items,
Transverse fixed beds live in the such as bikes. If this aspect is
rear of all types of coachbuilts, but important then check out the
here the layout is as much about different models carefully (few do it
the storage below the bed as the as well as Knaus, with its award-
bed itself. These models will often winning BoxLife).
be usefully shorter than fixed And if youre in the market for
single bed or island bed layouts something small with maximum
but they will boast some of the BUY stowage, compare van conversions
most commodious garage storage BECAUSE with slimline low-profiles like the
available. Check weight limits in Huge garage for Brstner Brevio (with its big,
the garage, though (dictated by bikes and more top-hinged, rear tailgate) and the
chassis extensions below and rear Generous length aforementioned Hymer Van (now
Chaussons 624 Flash has a rear bed
axle limits), if you want to carry fixed double also available on the Mercedes that rises and lowers electrically
something really heavy, like a small bed Sprinter chassis).
motorbike. Versatile van More traditional coachbuilts above (which may be variable,
conversions
Bed length, too, is a factor: have garage access doors on one or either by pressing a button or
where lengthways beds can TOP CHOICES both sides, while a handful winding a handle).
sometimes be rather too short, OF 2017 (including Frankia, Chausson and, But under-bed lockers only
Chausson 624
these widthways berths occupying Flash (low-profile) again, the Hymer Van) also have a become a true garage when the
the full breadth of the vehicle are Knaus BoxLife 600
door in the rear. The size of the access door height and internal
habitually more than two metres (van conversion) garage varies according to what headroom is at a metre or more, as
long in coachbuilts, so very suitable Hymer Van 314 SL equipment is already installed (gas this is the figure where full-sized
for taller folk. (compact lockers, heaters, leisure batteries, bikes or even motorcycles can
Beds in high-top van conversions low-profile) etc) and the height of the bed be accommodated.

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Front lounge
OK, all the types weve described so
far have a lounge at the front. But
here we are referring to layouts
without a fixed bed of any sort, so
youll need to convert seats to beds
at night even if that means just
extracting bedding to place on top
of long settees that act as near-
instant single beds. Unless, of
course, as is increasingly popular,
the main bed simply lowers from
the ceiling.
The latest variation on the front
lounge theme, the drop-down bed
has transformed this sector,
especially when the mattress lowers
electrically, right down to seat A lounge this big in a six-metre low-profile is possible because the bed hides above
height. Many of these models are BUY
just six metres long but all the best 9048DF and Hymers B544 are well side settees at the front, it is the
BECAUSE
are continental designs (Brstner, worthing seeking out. kitchen that remains the constant,
Chausson and Rapido lead the Drop-down Much more traditional are British ranged across part of the rear wall.
way). Even newer are longer bed models designs with an end kitchen, corner But its the unit located forwards of
offer the best
versions that have large rear washroom and parallel settees up the door on the nearside that
of all worlds
washrooms and rear garages, and front. Usually found in in smaller makes the whole thing work. This
Plenty of room
some of the latest (such as to entertain low-profiles, this layout is a design often houses the fridge, while its
Brstners Ixeo 680) have friends classic that still works for couples. top surface provides a large slab of
lengthways (rather than transverse) End washroom Families should look for overcab cook-pleasing work surface.
drop-down beds. Chaussons brand- versions have coachbuilts with a similar design in If a corner washroom looks too
new 630 even has drop-down twin great ablutions the stern but a pullman dinette and small to work for you, though,
beds, so you can go to bed at a TOP CHOICES a lengthways side sofa up front. consider longer front lounge
different time to your partner. OF 2017 This once top-selling design used to models with full-width end
Of course, if youre looking to Auto-Sleeper feature in every brochure but is now washrooms. Models like the
Nuevo EK
buy used there are long-established quite rare. Still, theres plenty of Auto-Trail Mohican were once big
Brstner Ixeo it business before these spacious
A-class models with generous front them on the used market, and they
680 G
lounges and drop-down beds over can make a sensible first buy. two-berths (usually with huge front
Chausson 530
the cab seats. Rapidos 927F and Whether its a pullman dinette or lounges) nearly became extinct.

A classic layout that still appeals to couples, this end kitchen format is seen here in an Auto-Sleeper Stanton

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A rear lounge with added fresh air! There are plenty of these on the market but this is the Auto-Sleeper Warwick XL

Rear lounge
Are you a former caravanner,
dipping your toes cautiously into
the complex world of motorhomes
as you look to forsake towing?
Then this format may look
appealingly familiar. But remember,
these are (with very rare exceptions)
pure two-berth designs that can
never be used to carry more than a
single passenger.
The majority of rear lounge
layouts are found in British
motorhomes, including high-top
van conversions, but some older
continentals offered rear lounge
layouts, too (even in A-classes a
combination that Frankia and This Elddis Accordo has a chest of drawers under the rear window, caravan style
Hymer still sell).
Sizes vary, with the larger
BUY Opposite the kitchen is the space and great views out through
lounges converting into either BECAUSE location of the washroom, the big windows on three sides. And
single or double beds, the smaller Spacious lounge wardrobe and, sometimes, the van conversions are even better as
ones offering just a transverse has views on fridge the first offering everything the rear doors can let in loads of
double. The larger variety will also three sides from basic ablutions to full-blown fresh air.
have plenty of room for you to put The cab is kept bathrooms with spacious separate Disadvantages include a rather
your feet up. Some models have a quite separate showers. Van conversions enclosed feeling up front (between
on site
caravan-style chest of drawers washrooms are usually much washroom and galley check out
Van
under the rear window, others have smaller, but Auto-Sleepers Warwick the aisle width here) and, beware, as
conversions
wrap-around U-shaped seating. rear doors can XL has a desirable separate shower. some are billed as four berths with
Moving forwards, kitchens in be opened to let The cab often plays little part in overcab double beds, but include no
coachbuilts tend to be quite fresh air flood in on-site living, but how this area is rear travel seats. Also, with the
spacious and well equipped, while TOP CHOICES used can be vital to a successful van washroom or wardrobe directly
those in van conversions (as they OF 2017 conversion. Swivel cab seats and a behind the drivers seat, its very
span part of the side sliding doors Bailey Autograph coffee table are ideal if your partner important to check that the seat
68-2
opening) are smaller and more is still in bed! moves far enough back to achieve a
basic, with less storage and Swift Escape 622 Advantages of the rear lounge comfortable driving position
working surface. Vantage Eos design include plenty of relaxation especially if you are tall.

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Twin lounges
If youve been tempted by the
spacious feet-up sprawling youve
seen in rear lounge layouts, but you
need more than two travel seats,
heres the solution. And its a format
thats been around for decades, so
theres plenty of choice.
Family-sized living space is this
designs mtier, both from the point
of view of space and number of
beds, but also belted travel seats for
up to six. Remember, though, that
with no fixed bed, storage space
can be tight for family touring
really tight if there are six of you.
The layout consists of a front
dining/lounge area and a rear The rear L-shaped lounge (here in a Brstner) may be coming back into fashion
lounge, with the travel seats fitted
BUY
in the front the best offering four a rear L-shaped seating area, rather cookers well-suited to preparing
three-point belts in a crash-tested
BECAUSE than the traditional U these family meals, but owing to a lack of
pullman dinette. Up to three include the Benimar Mileo 282 and space they can come up short in the
Beds can run to six, with a double beds Brstner Lyseo t 744. areas relating to storage. Fridges,
double above the cab and another available Another innovation in this sector too, can be modestly sized under-
made from the dinette and the last Fully belted is drop-down beds. Both the counter units.
travel seats for
pair of berths in the end lounge aforementioned newcomers have Bathing departments can cater
up to six
either two singles or a double. lowerable beds over their rear well for families if theres a separate
Two completely
Most models in this class are separate seating seating, while Bailey, Elddis and shower (as in every Auto-Trail). But
over seven metres long and made in areas on site Swift include drop-down double some models (including the latest
Britain. Continental firms have TOP CHOICES
beds above their front lounge/ Escapes) are much more
dabbled in the sector but rarely OF 2017 diners. This British trio also compromised in this area with
with great sales success. If your Bailey Autograph maximises seating space for a family all-in-one bathrooms that are too
funds will stretch, though, Rapidos 79-6 of six, so wet weather wont see confined for family use.
9094DF has the big advantage of Benimar Mileo you pining for home. This layout can be good for kids
its ever-ready drop-down A-class 282 Most place kitchens up front, as they can be put to bed up front,
double bed in the cab. And new Elddis Autoquest opposite the dinette. These are leaving mum and dad some adult
this season are several models with 196 often equipped with full-sized time, relaxing in the rear lounge.

Swifts latest Escape 685 has an L-settee up front and a U-shape at the rear in a low-profile body

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Bunk beds often come in an overcab body style and combined with double pullman dinettes, as in this Benimar

Bunk beds Le Mans or Glastonbury.


Kids love bunk beds! In fact, bunk Lounge areas are usually
bed layouts are the most child- formulated around a pullman
friendly designs in motorhomes. dinette, but bigger models actually
Historically, they were mostly found have a four-seater dinette on one
in entry-level overcab coachbuilt side and a two-seat arrangement
models, but as with other layouts alongside. Belted seats are crucial,
the advent of the drop-down bed so check that the number of belts
has seen an increase in low-profile matches the number of berths. The
models here (see, especially, best will feature four belted places
Benimar, Chausson and Roller in the pullman dinette (but on
Team). There have been bunk bed rear-facing seats they may only be
van conversions, too, though these lap belts). Check, too, that theres
will be rare on the used market. enough room to get all the family
This is also the domain of the around the dining table, whether
entry-level van as value is high on BUY its for pizza or Trivial Pursuit.
the list of priorities for families. Hire The bunk beds themselves are
BECAUSE
companies, too, rent these for most commonly arranged
similar reasons, so why not try Lots of transversely across the rear, while
before you buy? Then, when you accommodation some have them lengthways at one
for families The Editors kids loved this Adria Coral
purchase, remember that an side; both types also offer large XL with its spacious beds at the back
ex-rental model might be a Six berths storage. Thats thanks to the fact
possible
good-value buy, but it might also that the bottom bunk usually folds check here are the adequacy of
Kids love them
have had a considerably harder life up, creating garage-like locker kitchen worktop and the fridge
than a privately owned van. TOP CHOICES space big enough for family holiday size, and youll almost certainly
So, bunk bed motorhomes are OF 2017 kit even a bike or two. want a separate shower (essential
Adria Coral XL
great for families, sure, but their Plus A 670 DK The best bunks are wide and after a busy days sandcastle
versatility goes further than that. (overcab) long enough to take the lankiest building). Look carefully at payload,
Consider them as an alternative Benimar Tessoro teenagers. They will also have a too, as youll need enough for kids,
single bed layout and they allow 413 (low-profile) window and a reading lamp each, kids friends and a whole
mum, dad and the kids to holiday, Knaus BoxLife 540 as well as storage pockets. Santas sleigh full of toys,
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Base camp
Ever-tighter emissions regulations mean that the latest
base vehicles conform to the Euro VI standard

Y our new 2017 motorhome vehicles are already banned (or


DID YOU
will have an engine that meets the subject to hefty charges) in some
tough Euro VI emissions standard.
KNOW? cities around Europe and the
In many cases, that means a When youre restrictions are getting tighter and
brand-new engine, which in some comparing power apply to more locations year on
outputs, youll find
cases will be more powerful than its year. Antwerp, in Belgium, is one of
some quoted in
Euro V counterpart (a few of which bhp, others in PS. the latest cities to announce the
are still around on forecourts). The two are introduction of a Low Emissions
So, is Euro VI better? Better for almost Zone. Closer to home, Londons LEZ
the environment? Definitely. Better interchangeable, currently applies a daily charge for
but not quite. So a
for your pocket? Not so much, new 170PS Ford under 3.5-tonne diesel motorhomes
because the new vans cost more Transit actually registered before January 2002 and
(and some are heavier), although has 168bhp. over 3.5-tonne motorhomes
those offering completely new registered before October 2006.
engines often claim improved MPG. Emissions are only one factor to Entry-level now means a 2-litre,
Theres an environmental consider, though. Think, too, about 115bhp power unit, while those
elephant in this (motorhome show-) whether you want a manual or an seeking big power for a BIG
room, though, and thats AdBlue automatic, and about the sort of motorhome will mourn the 3-litre,
a urea solution thats injected into spec that you take for granted on finding a 2.3-litre, 177bhp motor in
exhaust gases and which will cost modern cars airbags, air-con, its place. Before you moan that
you about 20 for a 20-litre bottle. cruise control, etc. Some of these such a downsized motor wont
Most motor manufacturers have items are still optional extras on cope with a big A-class, note that
turned to this liquid to achieve Euro some models and, if youre buying Fiat claims the same torque figure
VI and you will have to top up your used, the older you go, the rarer and 19% better economy
AdBlue reservoir every few such items become. Automatics, compared with the old favourite.
thousand miles Peugeot, for too, are hard to find on the The Fiat Ducato has become the
example, says the Boxers 15-litre secondhand market and often sell dominant base vehicle, not just in
tank is sufficient for approximately before they even go on display. the UK but across Europe, where it
6,200 miles, or a typical seasons commands at least 75% market
touring, so you can get the top-up share! Its success is based upon the
done as part of the annual service. strong relationship that Fiat has
If you do need to administer AdBlue built up with the motorhome
yourself, then its no more difficult industry. Its backup is class-leading
than topping up your windscreen too, thanks to Fiat Camper
washer reservoir, though we have Assistance (24-hour breakdown
found the Peugeots external filler cover from a single phone number
(under the diesel filler) to be far valid in 44 countries) and 1,500
more convenient than the Mercedes service centres across Europe.
Sprinters under-bonnet one. The current-shape van arrived in
Crucially, theres one base vehicle 2006, although it received new
that meets Euro VI without needing Euro V engines in 2011 and a
any AdBlue and its Europes mainly cosmetic update in 2014.
favourite motorhome chassis, the This generation of Ducato is known
Fiat Ducato. As well as saving you as the X2/50 and it was a significant
the cost of AdBlue refills, Fiat points Fiat Ducato step up from the X2/44 model
to lower weight as a benefit. FOR AND The latest Euro VI Ducato is the only which preceded it.
All this might just sound like popular motorhome base not to The vast majority of X2/50
AGAINST
extra complication. What you require AdBlue. The engine range motorhomes have the 2.3-litre
should remember is that to Plus The most looks familiar, too, with 2.3-litre 130bhp Multijet engine but the
future-proof your van, you need to popular base 3-litre upgrade (at first offered with
130 and 150bhp power units. There
think about these Euro emissions Minus 3-litre are changes at the top and bottom 157bhp, later 177bhp, although
option is no more
standards. Older diesel-engined of the engine line-up, though. these are badged 160 and 180

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sector. It is better equipped, more
modern looking and better value
than the Volkswagen. When we
compared it with the T6 VW in the
July 2016 issue of What Motorhome
we loved its sporty drive.
The number of conversions
based on the Custom continues to
grow, with Ford reporting that
resale values of panel vans have
been enhanced by the fact that
many now go on to lead a second
life as a campervan. With the
imminent arrival of automatic
Transit Customs, the baby Fords
appeal is only set to grow.

Mercedes Sprinter
The Sprinter is an expensive choice,
but, for some buyers, the kudos of
a three-pointed star is worth the
extra. Especially as here is one of
the few rear-wheel drive base
vehicles, and as it has one of the
best auto gearboxes in the business

respectively) was a desirable option Its cab offers a reach and rake
on larger vans up to 2016. adjustable steering column, while
The latest Ducato offers a wide the dashboard has the ergonomics
range of options, from touchscreen of a Focus or Mondeo, rather than
sat-nav to Hill Descent Control and a basic van. Only the heater
the potential life-saving benefits of controls come in for criticism,
ESP, but some options are all too although the looks (designed to
rarely fitted to motorhomes. One appeal to world markets, including
option that you may wish to seek the USA) arent everyones cup of
out, though, is the robotised cocoa. If you enjoy driving, the new
Comfort-Matic gearbox, originally Ford is the base vehicle to have.
available only on the 3-litre 160 The choice of motorhomes
engine but now available on all based on the big Ford is still rather FOR AND (only the Iveco Daily comes close).
three 2.3-litre power units. limited. Youll find van conversions The 7G box offers silky-smooth
AGAINST
Fiats lowered Camper chassis from Devon, Murvi and (soon) shifts through its seven ratios
with a wider rear track transforms Wellhouse, while coachbuilt options Plus Rear-wheel thanks to a torque converter, rather
drive
the handling of larger coachbuilts are primarily Benimar, Chausson than the robotised manual
compared with those models built and Roller Team. Minus How gearboxes used in rivals like the Fiat
much?
on a higher, standard chassis-cab. New 2-litre EcoBlue engines Ducato and Renault Master.
Alternatively, seek out coachbuilts replace the old 2.2-litre motors in The Merc does not feel as precise
with the after-market Al-Ko rear Euro VI guise, all with more power at the helm as a Fiat or Peugeot but
chassis, which also offers a lower and much improved refinement.
FOR AND the latest models have banished the
frame and wider rear axle. The The standard motorhome engine is AGAINST excessive wallow of older Sprinters,
longest versions have six wheels usually the 130PS (previously 125), Plus Great cab while also having some of the
and are known as tag-axles. with the very appealing option of design inside smoothest diesel engines around
going for an impressive 170PS. Minus Not pretty (Euro VI long before others adopted
outside the standard). The range-topping
Ford Transit 190bhp V6 is especially impressive.
The current full-sized Transit Ford Transit Custom A whole raft of safety kit is
arrived in 2014 and went straight The Transit Custom (above left, in available, including the innovative
to the top of its class. It drives well, grey) is the no suffix Transits little Crosswind Assist (to keep you in
rides well and has a more car-like brother, similarly now offered with lane on a blustery motorway). Other
dashboard and driving position than 130 and 170PS motors (and a FOR AND features include Blind Spot Assist,
its closest rivals. And in early 2017 105PS version for those never in a AGAINST Collision Prevention Assist,
the first six-speed automatics will hurry). This VW Transporter rival Highbeam Assist and Adaptive ESP.
reach the UK from the Transits arrived in 2012 and has now Plus Sporty drive Just check which systems are
manufacturing home in Turkey, established itself as the VWs most Minus Lacks VWs available on the motorhome
badge appeal
further enhancing the appeal. serious threat in the campervan you are ordering.

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HOW TO CHOOSE

While the T6 may be almost


indistinguishable from the T5 on
the outside, however, the new van
does offer Euro VI engines (derived
from the Euro V units but up to
15% more fuel efficient than before
and with increased power for the
top versions) and new gadgetry,
most of it safety related.
Few who drive the T6 will be
disappointed, though the pricey
150PS engine is the one to have.
Mercedes Vito FOR AND increased on all three and record The T5 was introduced in 2003
Despite the prestige of its badge, MPG and CO figures for the size of and updated in 09 and these vans
the Vito has never got close to
AGAINST van are claimed for the 130-horse remain extremely popular amongst
really challenging the VW Plus Now, at last, model. Its the improvement in campervan buyers who cant afford
Transporter. A major facelift arrived drives like a Merc noise, vibration and harshness a new T6. A typical brand-new
in 2015, though, and moved the Minus Still quite which has really impressed us, conversion on a late, low-mileage
costly T5 could be yours for 30-35k,
little Merc from also-ran to a though especially as the old
class-leader, with sophisticated but watch out for basic-spec cabs
refinement amongst its attributes. (especially the lack of cab air-con).
The new-look Vito comes with Remember, too, that this sector is
top-of-the-class safety kit, too, and awash with new conversion firms,
an optional seven-speed automatic some of them producing rather
gearbox, and even Active Parking shoddy results. At least the T5 was
Assist, which parks the vehicle for not affected by the dieselgate fiasco
you. In fact, if buying a Vito, wed that blighted VW cars.
go for the auto every time its On the plus side, the VW offers a
superb, while the manual box is a great range of options, short or
bit clonky and an odd match with long wheelbases, an automatic
the foot-operated parking brake. gearbox, and four-wheel drive.
Weve only seen Devon and With the right conversion, resale
Wellhouse convert the new Vito so values are extraordinarily strong.
far, but Mercedes has finally
confirmed that it will sell its own 2.2-litre Euro V unit rattled like a
FOR AND
Marco Polo campervan here. It isnt bag of bolts on a cold start-up.
cheap and its not strictly a Vito,
AGAINST While several major
though, as the Marco Polo is based Plus Much manufacturers use the Peugeot
instead on the related, but rather improved engines Boxer (including Auto-Sleepers,
plusher, V-Class people-carrier. Minus Still no Bailey and Elddis), you may also
automatic occasionally come across a Citron
Relay (which uses the same engines).
Peugeot Boxer/Citron Relay
The Boxer and Relay look a lot like
the Fiat Ducato because theyre all Volkswagen Transporter (T6) Renault Master
basically the same van, built in the A year ago, the sixth-generation Renaults big van is available with
same factory in Italy. Transporter was the new kid on the excellent very fuel-efficient
For the first time, though, the FOR AND block, but even at launch it looked Energy Twin Turbo motors of 135
Peugeot/Citron pair have an AGAINST almost identical to its T5 or 165bhp and the Master offers a
advantage to counter their lack of Plus VW & predecessor. If you buy a T5, its more cosseting ride than the
an automatic option. New Euro VI campervan belong highly unlikely that your neighbours ubiquitous Fiat.
models have downsized 2-litre together will notice that you havent got the Dont be put off by this rare cab
motors with 110, 130 or 160bhp Minus T6 looks latest thing. Even we have to take a if you find a Renault Master-
(requiring AdBlue). Torque is just like T5 second glance! based motorhome that you

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like take a test drive and youre FOR AND


sure to be pleasantly surprised. AGAINST
There are very few
manufacturers using the Master Plus The relaxing
option
Adria, Rimor and, now, Lunar for
coachbuilts and Devon for high-top Minus Bus-like
driving position
van conversions are the main ones.
More recently, a rear-wheel drive
Master chassis-cab arrived, capable
FOR AND
of a gross weight up to 4.5 tonnes.
The availability of the Quickshift
AGAINST
semi-automatic gearbox on Plus Like a car to
front-drive models is another plus. drive
Minus Not much
space inside

Iveco Daily had a robotised manual shift (called


Youll rarely see the rather truck-like Agile) that was similar to Fiats
FOR AND Dailys distinctive new cab Comfort-Matic in its sometimes
AGAINST updated with Euro VI in the dozy responses.
Plus Our favourite motorhome world because most
campervan base examples are large German
Minus So few A-classes with their own styling. The smallest campervans
Renault Trafic conversions However, the Iveco is the base If youre looking for a campervan
After four days of driving the Trafic vehicle of choice in the rarefied that truly feels like a car to drive,
alongside VW T6s and a Ford world of 150k-plus mega-vans, then there are several options. A
Transit Custom, the Editor of FOR AND where its 7.5-tonne maximum gross number of converters have tried to
Campervan magazine was so AGAINST weight and outputs of up to use the VW Caddy (above) but by
smitten with the Renault that he 205bhp and 470Nm of torque, far the best is by CMC Reimo. Be
dashed out and bought one. The Plus Perfect for along with its heavy-duty ladder aware, though, that some Caddy
big A-classes
Trafic is that good. chassis, explain its domination of models may be affected by the
Minus Can feel a
Heres a van that feels more like bit lorry-like
the niche. Its superb Hi-Matic Volkswagen emissions scandal.
an MPV, a breed of vehicle, of eight-speed automatic gearbox is Also well worth a close look is
course, that Renault practically the icing on the cake. Earlier models the Fiat Dobl, as converted by
invented. The Trafic also boasts all Essex-based Wheelhome. The latest
the latest in tech including R & competitor in this niche, however, is
Go (an app that connects the Ford Transit Connect (baby
smartphones to the radio, providing brother to the Transit Custom) with
sat-nav, music and hands-free the option of the award-winning
phoning without the expense of 1-litre Ecoboost petrol engine. The
built-in multi-media). Connect is converted by both
Once again, the problem here is Danbury and Wellhouse.
the lack of choice in campervan On the used market, look out for
conversions (CMC Reimo and conversions on the trusty Citron
Hillside), but the Renault is quite Berlingo/Peugeot Partner often at
possibly the best-driving bargain prices.
motorhome base vehicle. Bar none.
JAPANESE IMPORTS
Nissan NV200 The Mazda Bongo started a whole new
Looking for something a little genre of campervan. From 2002, it created
smaller than a VW? The NV200 is a rush of interest and a vast array of
easy to live with but lacks the driver companies jumped on the bandwagon,
with as many as 35,000 Bongos estimated
appeal of the best in its class. What to have since made their way here. Unlike
it can do is achieve 55mpg from its other people-carriers, the Bongo already
1.5-litre diesel motor. came factory fitted with an electric rising
roof and window blinds. And, unlike a VW
camper of the time, Bongos arrived with Nissan Caravan and Elgrand).
powerful turbo-diesel or V6 petrol engines, Latest and by far the best yet in
FOR AND automatic gearboxes and, often, this Far Eastern campervan breed is the
AGAINST four-wheel drive. The Bongo was Toyota Alphard, a very high-spec (almost
manufactured between 1995 and 2005. Lexus-like) MPV with the option of a
Plus 55mpg or Other Japanese base vehicles followed; powerful 3-litre V6 petrol engine. All
electric power both smaller ones (such as Daihatsu Atrai, Alphards will be at least 10 years old
Minus Best as a Honda Stepwagon and Toyota Noah) and when they arrive here, to circumvent
one-berth larger models (Toyota Granvia and Regius, Type Approval legislation.

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Set your budget


Be realistic about how much you can afford to spend and take a look at
these typical examples in each of five price bands. If you fall in love with
motorhoming you can always trade up to something newer later on

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Elddis is one of the UKs largest motorhome manufacturers with a
likely to be disappointed. Although reputation based on making frill-free coachbuilts at the keenest of
ten grand is a lot of money to most prices. The rare (for a coachbuilt) Renault base has a petrol engine,
of us, in the motorhome world it which increasingly seems to get you more places than diesels
counts as peanuts. (and the environmental argument is also swinging firmly back in
favour of petrol). It also has power steering, which a lot of vans of
Thats not to say there arent
this age used for motorcaravan conversions lacked.
bargains to be had. A few dealers This Eclipse is a two-berth for travel, but will sleep four, and is of
dotted around the country do still a size that will soon prove easily manageable. It has a popular rear
have stuff they retail at sub-10k. A lounge layout. Added equipment extends to an awning and TV
very select few even make it a aerial, while an oven and grill supplement the two-ring hob. It also
has some service history. It comes with a three-month warranty, with
speciality long-established set-ups Cambridgeshire dealer, Wellsbridge, adding that it comes fully
like Glenns of Nottingham and the serviced and valeted plus, if requested, a full damp test and report.
newer JMT Leisure, near Weston-
super-Mare, for example. Key here
is that you will get a warranty, as
well as the peace-of-mind of 1996 Auto-Sleeper Rimini 6,995
knowing that the base vehicle and FACT FILE
the habitation side will have had Base vehicle Renault Trafic Engine 2.2-litre petrol, 95bhp
some kind of servicing done and Length 4.64m Berths 2 Travel seats 4
any essential remedial work carried Dealer Bay View Cars and Motorhomes
out especially on the safety front. 01524 400004 bayviewcars.co.uk
That said, at this price level youll You want a campervan for less than 10,000? If your heart is set on
definitely want to spread your net a VW, be prepared to put up with an unreliable grotbox, or
wider than motorhome dealers. The something thats going to need a lot of DIY, TLC and unrequited
dedication. Instead, turn to Renaults Trafic as a base vehicle and
internet is awash with cheap deals.
youll see some relatively decent stuff. And you get superior-quality
And there are private sales and conversions, with Auto-Sleepers arguably topping the list.
auctions. Were into buyer beware We spotted an Auto-Sleeper Rimini amongst a mixed bag at Bay
territory, of course. Another area to View Cars in Lancashire, but you might well find similar examples
consider is non-proprietary around the country. Theres good news on the conversion side, too. It
was well-made in the first place with furniture with real wood
conversions. They should come with edging but even today it should be easy to source replacement
an engineers report stating that parts direct from Auto-Sleepers. Library photos here
theyre fit for purpose. If not, avoid.

1998 Auto-Sleeper Talisman II 7,795


FACT FILE
Base vehicle Talbot Express Engine 2-litre petrol, 78bhp Length 5.36m Berths 2+2 Travel seats 4
Dealer Emm-Bee Motorhomes 0161 797 2988 emm-bee.co.uk
This Talisman has had 10 owners and its topped 100,000 miles but, typically, Auto-Sleeper
owners are fastidious custodians of their vehicles, and the company itself has a highly regarded
reputation for its after-sales service, even covering vehicles of this era. As Emm-Bees General
Manager, Paul Maley, puts it, We normally only sell models over 15,000-plus, but this is a
cracker!The Talisman was one of the most sought-after motorhomes of its day, boasting an almost
unique all-GRP monocoque coachbuilt body that was always going to outlast more traditional
timber-framed construction methods. The only downside is the lack of power steering.

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THE VANS TO BUY

10,000-20,000 2003 Auto-Sleeper Symbol 16,995


FACT FILE
This is the price band where you
start to see some choice on dealers Base vehicle Peugeot Boxer Engine 2.2-litre turbo-diesel, 120bhp
Length 5.01m Berths 2 Travel seats 4
forecourts. It should come as no Dealer Salop Leisure 01743 282400 salopleisure.co.uk
surprise to hear that, as you get
A great example of what has always been a highly sought-after
nearer the upper end of this price
high-top van conversion thats still with us today, in a format that
range, so the quality of vehicle hasnt varied much since the start. Made by Auto-Sleepers which, in
improves considerably. That goes turn, is often cited as the most requested brand when it comes to
for base vehicles, especially. pre-owned van conversions, youll find a good choice of Symbols at
As with many motorhomes varying price points on the secondhand market.
You get a choice of rear seating here with two forward-facing
(although less so campervans, travel seats for rear passengers, although most owners (typically,
which are more likely to be used on couples) prefer to leave the offside set up as an inward-facing settee,
a daily basis), mileages are unlikely which is also easier to convert to a bed at night-time. Its a floorplan
to be high. Anything between that will find favour for its walk-through arrangement, too.
Stretching along the rear offside is a kitchen that includes a
4,000 and 6,000 per year is average
proper cooker (with separate oven and grill) as well as a sink with
for a coachbuilt. Nevertheless, drainer. The fridge is small by modern standards, but the worktop and
service histories for both the base storage provision are more than youd expect in a van conversion.
vehicle and the habitation aspects The washroom includes showering facilities and a bench toilet, plus a
are key. An annual habitation check flip-down basin that, even back in 2003, was considered dated. Its
nonetheless a space-saver in what is a very compact room.
is essential for proving all manner of
items including gas and electrical
systems have been looked after
over the years. 2002 Auto-Trail
Arguably, its the base vehicle Tracker EK 18,995
that will show its age most in this
FACT FILE
sector particularly in terms of the
drive. Make sure you get a decent Base vehicle Fiat Ducato
Engine 2-litre turbo-diesel, 83bhp
test run the longer, the better. Length 5.73m Berths 2
Buying from reputable specialist Travel seats 2
dealers is likely to alleviate any Dealer Leisure Kingdom (Don Amott)
issues regarding water ingress on 01283 732193
leisurekingdom.co.uk
coachbuilt bodywork, but you
should still ask for evidence of any A popular model thats been a mainstay
damp testing and/or repair work. of the Auto-Trail portfolio for 18 years
and is in keeping with the brands
Likewise, buying a proprietary theme of comfortable and
conversion should enhance the comprehensively equipped coachbuilts.
chances of getting replacement Original Trackers came on the Fiat
parts for any aspect of the Scudo, making them a trifle over-
conversion, from key items like bodied. Switching to the Ducato but
retaining the format of the initial model
heaters, fridges, cookers, etc, right appeared almost seamless, and its also
through to details like decals. when sales started to take off.
Certainly, theres a far larger kitchen
area wrapping around the back
2002 Bessacarr E350 15,495 than youd normally come to expect in a
compact coachbuilt. Theres also a
FACT FILE perfectly usable washroom with bench
Base vehicle Fiat Ducato Engine 1.9-litre turbo-diesel, 89bhp toilet, fixed basin and shower, while the
Length 5.01m Berths 2 Travel seats 3 front is taken up by a lounge comprising
Dealer Three Counties Motorhomes two settees of different lengths that
01202 881089 m-d-g.co.uk make a double bed at night (with the
nearside extending across the door).
When Swift Group was aiming to get into the van conversion sector, it A factory-fitted roof rack and ladder,
looked no further than Auto-Sleepers Symbol best-seller (see above) as and a subsequently added bike rack, as
the inspiration for its Bessacarr E350, adopting the very same floorplan well as a sat-nav system, will doubtless
and basing it on Fiats Ducato rather than Peugeots near-identical come in handy. This Tracker has had four
Boxer (they all come from the same factory in Italy). keepers and comes with a six-month
Ironically, this example on sale at pre-owned specialist, warranty that can be upgraded.
Dorset-based Three Counties Motorhomes, was traded in for an Leisure Kingdoms Managing
Auto-Sleeper, albeit a compact coachbuilt Nuevo model. Director, John Broderick, says,
Listed as too good to trade, Three Counties boss, Rob Kirk, says, Coachbuilts under 20,000 in tip-top
of this example, It has been very well maintained, coming with a condition like this are very, very rare.
comprehensive service history, including an abundance of invoices for They always command a premium but
the works undertaken including a cambelt replacement in 2012 and you will always see that money back
the interior trim reupholstered in 2013. when you come to resell.
Like the Symbol, you can make two single beds or a double from the
forward lounge of inward-facing settee and single travel seat, with a
well-specified kitchen along the rear offside and a washroom opposite.

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20,000-30,000 2008 Elddis Sunseeker 120 24,995


FACT FILE
This is an ideal price bracket if
youre looking for your first van Base vehicle Peugeot Boxer Engine 2.2-litre turbo-diesel, 100bhp
Length 5.84m Berths 2 Travel seats 2
and want to see some choice Dealer West Country Motorhomes
before nailing it down to the type, 01793 726666 westcountrymotorhomes.co.uk
size and style thats right for you.
If you recognise the manufacturer, but not the model name, chances
Visit any motorhome dealer and are it could be a limited edition produced for a specific dealer. Such
youre likely to get a good mix of dealer specials (see more on page 54) have proved particularly
van conversions and coachbuilts, popular, especially where they involve budget-priced coachbuilts to
including a few A-classes, in this which all manner of extra specification has been added. In other
words, the added attractions of such vehicles should never be
price range albeit in recent years under-estimated.
demand has been outstripping Over the years (in fact, make that decades), the Autoquest range
supply. That might mean you need from Elddis has proved most ideal as the basis for special editions
to act sharp if you find a vehicle usually including upgrades to soft furnishings and trim, sometimes
even going right up to more powerful engines.
that you know is just right for you.
This Sunseeker is an excellent example. From West Country
But that doesnt mean you Motorhomes which has branches in Somerset and Wiltshire as
should skimp on your research well as selling Sunseekers new, the company is more than happy to
work. Careful consideration of what retail them pre-owned like this example, which has had just one
type of layout is going to best suit owner and has a full service history behind its 31,700 miles.
your requirements (see pages 9 to
18) is key to any purchase.
Again, give particular scrutiny to
base vehicles. The latest generation 2004 Hymer B544 28,995
of the highly popular Fiat Ducato/ FACT FILE
Peugeot Boxer came on stream Base vehicle Fiat Ducato Engine 2.8-litre turbo-diesel, 127bhp
from late 2006 and they proved Length 5.99m Berths 4 Travel seats 4
infinitely better to drive than their Dealer Travelworld 01952 586888 motorhomes.co.uk
predecessors. In the campervan Heres the most popular Hymer model sold in the UK, a position its
sector, Volkswagens reign supreme held over some three decades. This A-class B544 is based on Fiats
and youll see plenty of campers Ducato chassis-cowl, although at this age its the previous-generation
based on the T5. Such conversions model. It does, however, boast the much-loved 2.8-litre JTD engine.
will vary enormously in terms of The layout includes a large drop-down double bed over the cab, as
well as a particularly accommodating lounge. Such a floorplan also
quality and heritage. A specialist leaves room for a reasonably generous kitchen, plus a larger-than-
motorhome insurance company will average washroom. Needless to add, its Hymers build quality
provide a good guide as to what it throughout from the companys highly regarded PUAL bodywork
deems acceptable it will shy away construction to the superior fixtures and fittings, that makes this so
attractive. Take it for a test drive and youll be impressed by the
from unknown conversions. relative lack of rattles, too!
Theres a pretty good choice out The fact that this Hymer has had just one previous owner and has
there at 20k to 30k, so wed some high-value options including a solar panel, bike rack, awning
always recommend you buy from a and reversing camera all adds to the appeal.
dealer close to where you live.

2006 Swift Kon-tiki 665 Vogue 27,995


FACT FILE
Base vehicle Fiat Ducato Engine 2.8-litre turbo-diesel, 127bhp Length 7.30m Berths 6 Travel seats 2
Dealer Choose Leisure 01227 733557 chooseleisure.co.uk

When Choose Leisure set up in Canterbury, Kent, it adopted a different approach to selling motorhomes,
with its brokerage scheme selling motorhomes on behalf of their owners but with the backup of full
dealership services. Manufacturer, Swift, did things a bit differently, too, when it made its debut in the
motorhome market opting not for a mainstream, run-of-the-mill launch, but instead announcing itself
with the decidedly upmarket Kon-tiki. It has certainly helped Swift reach its position as the UKs largest
motorhome maker now, some 30 years on.
Thanks to the Vogue packaging, this example is particularly well equipped, with its alloy wheels,
recessed awning, roof rack and ladder (plus added bike rack), reversing camera, solar panel and lots
more. Despite appearances, this version is really aimed at couples who want to tour in a bit of luxury.The
665 is the French bed model, although (as you can see) theres an overcab here that houses another
double bed. Also, the short settees either side of the lounge can be pulled together for another double
taking the choice of sleeping berths up to six. However, only the cab seats are suitable for travel.
You get a well-appointed washroom, while the kitchen is high on equipment but not particularly
plentiful when it comes to storage or worktop space.
Before extras, this Kon-tiki would have cost some 47,000 when new so it makes a strong argument
for the high residual value of such a vehicle compared to a luxury car. It comes with Choose Leisures
own (ie, not insurance-backed) three-month warranty.

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79,995

74,995 69,995 63,995


2016 HYMER PREMIUM LINE B678 2016 HYMER ML580 2016/65 REG HYMER EXSIS I588 2013 HYMER B544
3.0 mjtd auto 4 berth rear fixed single beds full 2.2 cdi automatic left hand drive 2 berth rear single 2.3 mjtd 150 php 6 speed 4 berth rear single 2.3 mjtd lhd 2 berth front lounge 2 x settees
width garage l-shape lounge over cab bed 4 x beds make a double bed, full width garage, 4 x beds over a garage l-shape lounge 4 x seatbelts over cab bed rear washroom sat nav rev cam
seatbelts rev cam sat nav just 11,000 miles! seatbelts, top german built quality just 3,000 miles! satnav oyster 85 satellite just 7,000 miles! solar panel sat tv just 3,000 miles!

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2015 AUTOTRAIL FRONTIER SCOUT 2016 SWIFT BOLERO 684 FB Finance up to 10 years 2010 DETHLEFFS ADVANTAGE A7871-2
2.3 mjtd 4 berth rear u-shape lounge makes a 2.3 mjtd 130 bhp 4 berth rear french bed front Any part exchange welcome - 3.0 mjtd 6 berth over cab bed rear lounge
double bed double dinette 4 x seatbelts satnav dinette 4 x seatbelts rev cam cycle rack ladder converts to bed 6 x seatbelts awning tow bar
one owner from new just 5,000 miles! & roof rails solar panel one owner from new motorhome, car, caravan etc double floor huge payload 5 tonne chassis

49,995 44,995 42,995

44,995
2013 BURSTNER IXEO PLUS IT 726 2014 64 REG AUTOSLEEPER KINGHAM 2016 66 REG HOBBY VANTAGE K60 2013 AUTOSLEEPER TROOPER DSG
2.3 mjtd auto 4 berth rear single beds over garage 2.2 Hdi 6 speed 2 berth rear french bed air con 2.3 Mjtd 130 Bhp 6 Speed 2 Berth Rear 4-motion 4 wheel drive 2.0 tdi automatic 2 + 2
electric bed above dinette 3 x seatbelts solar panel rev cam cycle rack tinted privacy windows l.E.D Transverse Bed Front Single Dinette 4 Seatbelts berth rock n roll double bed plus additional bed
sat system bbq point just 26,000 miles! lights just 5,000 miles! Air Con One Owner From New! Just 500 Miles! in elevating roof 4 x 3-point seatbelt

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39,995 37,995 34,995

39,995
2010 AUTOTRAIL MOHAWK 2015 65 REG AUTO-TRAIL IMALA 2013/63 AUTOCRUISE ALTO 2008 FRANKIA COMPACT CLASS 640
3.0 mjtd 160 bhp 4 berth rear fixed double bed 2.3 mjtd 130 bhp 2 berth front lounge 2 x side 2.2 hdi 2 berth french bed over storage single 2.3 mjtd 4 berth front over cab double bed
over a full width garage front lounge air con tow facing settees rear kitchen air con revcam dinette 4 x seatbelts rear washroom air con l-shape lounge rev cam awning cycle rack just
bar cycle rack rear ladder just 17,000 miles! awning roof rails just 2,000 miles! awning cycle rack just 17,000 miles! 24,000 miles!

29,995 29,995 29,995 CARAVANS,


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2.2 hdi 5 berth front over-cab double bed 2.3 mjtd 130 bhp 6 speed 4 berth over cab bed 2.3 mjtd 130 bhp 6 speed 2 berth rear double
double dinette 4 x seatbelts whale heating
awning cycle rack just 12,000 miles!
rear u shape lounge 4 x seatbelts cycle rack bed full width garage front lounge 3 x seatbelts
rear pro bar fully winterised just 17,000 miles! air con rev cam roof rails just 35,000 miles!
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30,000-40,000
Higher prices mean more choice?
Definitely. There are cracking
bargains to be had on the
secondhand side, but at this price
level youre starting to get a bit of
new choice, too, although window
prices are one thing. Start adding
on the options, at least some of
which youll consider essential, and
you could easily find yourself
topping our 40,000 limit.
Wed argue there are better
bargains if you stick to dealers
secondhand lots, but thats up to
you. As you can see here, theres
nothing to stop you picking up a 2008 Rapido 9097dF 37,995
coachbuilt motorhome or an FACT FILE
all-new campervan for under Base vehicle Fiat Ducato Engine 2.3-litre turbo-diesel, 130bhp
40,000 but, if you want a bit Length 7.40m Berths 4 Travel seats 4
more for your buck, theres a lot of Dealer Brownhills 01636 704201 brownhills.co.uk
pre-owned stock out there.
You should definitely be holding
The UKs largest Rapido dealer also has the biggest single location
for its motorhome displays its a 10.5-acre site where you can 2007 Knaus Sun Ti
out for good warranties at this browse anything up to 250 vehicles. Welcome to Brownhills.
It also fully cossets its customers, thanks to Club Brownhills
650 MF 30,995
level, and you can expect the best
which you can join just as soon as you buy a motorhome here. It will FACT FILE
in terms of after-sales service allow you to stop overnight in your vehicle, as well as take Base vehicle Renault Master
because things arent always advantage of exclusive facilities, including a swimming pool, sauna, Engine 2.5-litre turbo-diesel, 150bhp
perfect. The more equipment a laundry, plus the opportunity to attend a number of special events. Length 6.86m
motorhome has, the more things The thick, red upholstery and warm wood finish add a level of Berths 4 Travel seats 4
there are to go wrong. Build quality, plushness to the interior of this Rapido, too. Its all very roomy, with Dealer Leisure Kingdom (Don Amott)
the usual A-class drop-down bed over the cab as well as a 01283 732193
especially for coachbuilt bodies, has permanent transverse double at the back, set high enough to allow leisurekingdom.co.uk
seen improvement in recent times for a generous garage storage area underneath.
backed by warranties covering The steps up to the rear bed wont find favour with all potential Heres something a bit different, which
water ingress for up to 10 years. buyers, but the en suite facilities a separate toilet room and shower just squeezes over the 30,000 lower
cubicle certainly will. Similarly, Rapido always went the extra mile limit. Its from German major league
And key items of equipment, like (kilometre?) for its UK customers with its kitchen provisions manufacturer, Knaus, which has a small
fridges and ovens, have tended to designing in ovens and grills from the start. but well-established presence in the UK.
get bigger. Interior design has Generally reckoned to be the pinnacle of motorhome ownership, Its on the Renault Master base,
arguably improved, too . an A-class offers a genuine king of the road (and campsite) appeal, which is far less prevalent than the
thanks to being built from the chassis up. That means superior near-ubiquitous Fiat. It nevertheless
Youll find plenty to tempt you at makes for an interesting alternative,
all-round insulation and more interior space despite a footprint thats
this level. And why shouldnt you no larger than a typical coachbuilt vehicle. with a softer, more cosseting ride.
treat yourselves? Even by normal low-profile
coachbuilt standards, this Knaus is
particularly sleek, at just 2.65m high. It
NEW CONVERSION/USED BASE has the 150bhp engine upgrade as well
as cab equipment that extends to
2015 Autohaus Ashton 39,995 air-con and upmarket Aguti seats.
Luxury touches include the overcab
FACT FILE sunroof, drop-down TV fitting and more.
Base vehicle Volkswagen Transporter T5 Engine 2-litre turbo-diesel, Note, also, the curved furniture easy
100bhp Length 4.90m Berths 4 Travel seats 4 on the eye as well as the ergonomics.
Manufacturer Autohaus 01643 703283 autohausvw.co.uk Its not just about the styling. The
superior build quality that weve come
New conversion on a pre-owned van? Its a formula for a bargain to expect from German motorhomes is
campervan that to all other intents is all-new. It certainly represents very much to the fore here. There are
a new lease of life for a base that starts out as a commercial vehicle. also concessions to UK needs, such as a
And there are plenty of well-known converters out there willing to Smev oven/grill in the kitchen. The
undertake such work. Pick one that can prove its Volkswagen galley itself is L-shaped, which helps
converting credentials. Someone like Autohaus can point to a long make the most of the available space,
history of producing campervans using Volkswagens, plus it also has as does the hob configuration. Theres
links with specialist sales outlets such as the VW Kamper Centre and also a big fridge/freezer close to hand.
Salop Leisure, as well as selling direct from its north Somerset base. Its a similar story in the washroom,
Here, its the Trendline version of the T5, which offers just a bit more where theres a corner shower cubicle
in terms of specification. It has the 100bhp engine with five-speed and a swivel-bowl toilet, plus a fixed
manual gearbox and has covered some 11,500 miles. corner basin but actual space is a
The Ashton has the traditional VW camper layout furniture unit little constricted.
along the side stretching from behind the drivers seat to just inside the The layout is completed with a comfy
back doors, with a rear seat that converts to a double bed. French bed aft.

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NEW Autocruise Select 144 36,940
FACT FILE
Base vehicle Fiat Ducato Engine 2-litre turbo-diesel, 115bhp
Length 5.99m Berths 2 Travel seats 2
Manufacturer Swift 01482 847332 swiftgroup.co.uk
The 2017 season sees a radical overhaul for Swifts Autocruise van conversions,
which take on a new name, Select, followed by numbers to denote the layout.
Most dramatic of all is the low pricing. Theres a catch, though or rather,
several. The starting price only gives you the most basic of motorhomes.
So, the 144 here is a two-berth in its most pared down format although you
can order the four-seater variant from 37,885, which also means a chassis
upgrade from 3,300kg to 3,500kg after which youre invited to select (pun
intended) any of four main options packs: Drivers, Vogue, Living and Luxury. It
certainly hands the choice of spec (and price) back to you as the purchaser. At
the same time, its highly unlikely anyone is ever going to buy the base model.
The 144 has a rear lounge of two short settees that make into a transverse
double bed at night. Theres a campervan-style kitchen, with a two-ring hob and NEW Danbury Fun 35,999
sink combination and a compressor fridge. Heating and hot water are via Trumas
trusty Combi 4 (with electric operation an option). And theres sufficient space in FACT FILE
the washroom for a swivel-bowl toilet, fixed basin and space for showering. Base vehicle Ford Transit Custom Engine 2-litre turbo-diesel, 100bhp
Study the brochures carefully, however. If you want fittings such as fresh and Length 4.97m Berths 2/4 Travel seats 5
waste water tanks, cab seats in the same upholstery as the rear, an extra window Dealer Danbury Motorcaravans
at the back, floor carpets, grill... youve guessed it, theyre all going to cost you. 01454 310000 danburymotorcaravans.com
Meet the Campervan of the Year 2016, a Ford conversion that keeps things
simple, making for a camping vehicle that can still do duty as a daily driver.
The Fun starts (sic) with Danburys own elevating roof as standard, with a
permanent high-top also available as a no-cost option. A roof bed for the former
is also an extra, should you want to sleep four (or, as a couple, use the upper bed
and keep the downstairs ready for action in daytime mode).
The starting price above gets you the Fun based on the Base version of the
Transit Custom. Its hard to argue against the extra specification you get if you
go for the Trend (wheeltrims, front foglights, colour-matched front bumper,
electric mirrors, upgraded stereo, fully adjustable drivers seat... the list goes on).
Danburys work includes a choice of brightly coloured furniture finishes, as
well as alternative upholsteries. At night, that three-person rear travel seat folds
down to a double bed with electric operation making things easier.
Camping equipment is minimal, although the cooking facilities are covered by
a two-ring hob and sink unit, plus a compressor fridge and fresh and waste
water tanks. The small kitchen unit just behind the drivers seat means theres
plenty of legroom for rear seat passengers, and optimal floor space when youre
in camping mode. It also houses a cutlery drawer and a low-level pull-out
worktop, plus a single cupboard, with other space taken up by the gas locker.
Theres also a pedestal leg table, with the top neatly housed in the sliding door.
Additional storage comes from the tambour door wardrobe in the rear offside
corner, plus theres space under that fixed rear seat, where you get a drawer and
a locker designed to take a portable toilet.

NEW Elddis Autoquest 115 36,399


FACT FILE
Base vehicle Peugeot Boxer Engine 2-litre turbo-diesel, 130bhp
Length 5.70m Berths 2 Travel seats 2
Manufacturer Elddis 0371 964 2113 elddis.co.uk
If you want value for money in a coachbuilt motorhome, you cant fail to
check out the Autoquest line-up from Elddis. Comprising six models for
the 2017 season, Autoquests along with their dealer special derivatives
claim to be the UKs best-selling motorhome range, with the smallest
model, the 115 here, a genuine long-term favourite even if it is the only
one that creeps in under our 40,000 maximum.
Its certainly light. Even on the 3,300kg Peugeot Boxer chassis, on
which it comes as standard, theres still some 720kg of payload. Thats
largely down to the relatively limited level of kit on board, rather than any
paring back on the manufacturing. Like all Elddis motorhomes, the
Autoquest 115 benefits from the companys SoLiD construction
techniques, creating a bonded coachbuilt body that comes with a 10-year
warranty covering water ingress. For the 2017 season, Elddis also
switched to the low-level chassis version of the Peugeot Boxer.
The 115 is strictly a two-berth, with a forward lounge of twin settees,
a kitchen across the back and a washroom in the rear offside corner.
Latest Autoquests also come with LED interior lighting, positive catches
to overhead lockers, Whale heating and hot water systems, and more.

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THE VANS TO BUY

40,000-50,000 2012 Auto-Sleeper Worcester 49,995


FACT FILE
Here, were still only just starting to
get into the Big Money as far as Base vehicle Mercedes Sprinter Engine 2.2-litre turbo-diesel, 163bhp
Length 7.28m Berths 2 Travel seats 2
motorhomes are concerned. But Dealer Marquis Leisure
this is the price range where you 08000 267777 marquisleisure.co.uk
really have a bit of a dilemma
Reduced especially to fit into this category, this was initially on sale
should you go all-out for a at 51,995 at Marquis. Thats Britains largest motorhome dealer
brand-new, latest-reg motorhome network 11 branches and also a sister company to manufacturer,
or hold on for something that just Auto-Sleepers. So, what better place to start looking for a pre-owned
might be a bit more special on the example? Indeed, this was one of a dozen Mercedes-based
Auto-Sleepers across the Marquis network at the time of writing
secondhand market? with the proviso that, should you particularly like the look of a
Its also an area where, if youre specific model, Marquis will get it to your nearest outlet.
really prepared to shop around, you Theres a premium on the base vehicle here, too. Its Mercedes
might just make significant savings Sprinter, which means a much softer ride, but you also get a smooth
automatic transmission. Just note the chassis is rated at 3,880kg.
by picking up an otherwise
Its a particularly spacious interior with a twin-settee lounge and
little-used ex-demonstrator. a full-width washroom at the back. The washroom offers a full-sized
Again, you have the choice of shower cubicle, central salad bowl basin, plus a tucked-away-
the whole gamut of motorhome around-the-corner swivel-bowl toilet, which still leaves space for a
types from campervans all the wardrobe and drawers and some changing room area.
way through to A-classes.
You just need to be aware, even
at up to 50,000, were still talking
mainstream motorhomes. Premium 2008 Brstner Elegance i 821 G
and super-premium marques take 45,995
over from here, going all the way FACT FILE
up to 100,000 and way beyond,
Base vehicle Fiat Ducato Al-Ko tag-axle Engine 3-litre turbo-diesel,
should you wish. Consider the likes 157bhp Length 8.76m Berths 4 Travel seats 4
of Concorde, Niesmann + Bischoff Dealer Travelworld 01952 586888 motorhomes.co.uk
and Morelo in the latter category.
You can, of course, go way, way Youll see a lot of seriously upmarket motorhomes if you visit
Travelworld in Telford, Shropshire. The company made its name
beyond 50,000 but remember importing American motorhomes, but more recently the business has
the title of this publication, Buying changed direction to become a sole agent for Hymer Group products.
Your First Motorhome. Our advice? The tag-axle A-class Elegance here, however, comes from cousin
Dont overspend on your first one company, Brstner. No stranger to the UK, Brstner has always done
rather well over here with larger models like this.
and also remember youll take a This big Brstner certainly doesnt disappoint with its specification.
bigger depreciation hit on a At getting on for 9m in length, this is a serious proposition for
brand-new motorhome compared long-term touring, with features including Alde (radiator-type)
to a secondhand one. You might heating, satellite TV and habitation air-conditioning, plus a full-length
just thank us for that tip in the awning, reversing camera, roof rack and ladder, twin cab doors (rare,
for any A-class). Price new would have been around 80k.
longer-term...

2013 Swift Bolero 712SB 42,995


FACT FILE
Base vehicle Fiat Ducato Maxi Al-Ko Engine 2.3-litre turbo-diesel, 148bhp
Length 7.70m Berths 4 Travel seats 2
Dealer Dolphin Motorhomes 02380 406777 dolphinmotorhomes.co.uk
You dont have to jump too far over the 40,000 barrier to come across high-spec
British-made offerings like this, from Swift. Supplied new by Dolphin Motorhomes,
which has a branch in Southampton, as well as Christchurch, Dorset, it was taken
back in part-exchange for an Auto-Trail Imala 625 thats the comanys entry-level
model with a traditional rear lounge.
This Bolero boasts full service histories for both the base vehicle and the habitation
area. Aside from the layout, one of the key deal makers or breakers here will be the
Comfort-Matic robotised automatic transmission option you need to test drive it to
see if it suits you and your driving style.
A longer than average low-profile coachbuilt, the Bolero 712SB majors on a rear
bedroom with twin permanent single beds generously long, at 1.89m, but a tad
narrow (0.71m) beyond which is a full-width washroom.
That still leaves space for a central galley thats well up to the usual Swift
standards of specification, as well as practicality, while the front end is a lounge
where the cab seats swivel to face two settees. So, its the type of motorhome that,
despite offering extra sleeping opportunities, is ideally suited to a couple that want to
travel in comfort.

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NEW Volkswagen California Ocean 49,975
FACT FILE
Base vehicle Volkswagen Caravelle Engine 2-litre turbo-diesel, 148bhp
Length 4.90m Berths 4 Travel seats 4
Manufacturer Volkswagen 01908 663936 volkswagen-vans.co.uk
Iconic. Theres no other way to describe the California the only motorhome
made by Volkswagen. Ironic, too, because all the evidence suggests this is the
single best-selling motorhome model in the UK. Thats despite the fact its only
sold through Volkswagens own Van Centres there are some 35 of these across
the UK, but sometimes tracking down a salesperson who really understands the
product is the hardest part.
Technically (and certainly as far as the vehicle taxation authorities are
concerned), the California is based on the Caravelle MPV, which means several
degrees of refinement over the vans that independent converters use. Rather
than the lower-powered engines, the Ocean starts with the 148bhp unit, while
201bhp is an option. DSG automatic and 4Motion all-wheel drive configurations
are also available, and you can have plenty of fun adding in other options via the
configurator function on the California website.
Theres plenty on the Ocean to set it apart from its rivals but the main
downside (for some) is the fact that the conversion isnt reconfigured for
right-hand drive hence the sliding door is on our offside and the furniture
along the nearside. Other than that, its a typical VW camper layout, with a NEW Chausson 620 44,280
sliding rear bench seat that converts into a double bed. FACT FILE
Base vehicle Ford Transit or Fiat Ducato Engine 2-litre turbo-diesel, 130bhp
(Ford) or 2.3-litre turbo-diesel, 130bhp (Fiat)
Length 6.99m (Ford)/6.96m (Fiat) Berths 3/4 Travel seats 4
Manufacturer Chausson
0033 475 075 500 motorhomes-chausson.co.uk
French maker, Chausson, has long guarded a special niche in the motorhome
market coming up with seemingly endless new ideas for layouts, but also
keeping its prices remarkably competitive. The 620 is no exception a
low-profile coachbuilt on a Fiat Ducato or Ford Transit that goes on to offer a
drop-down island bed. That was a first for the Trigano Group brand, though
Brstner has joined the fray with its own interpretation now.
Because that main bed only glides down into place when you need it, it frees
up optimal interior space for the lounge, kitchen and washroom in normal,
daytime use. Its the latter that benefits particularly, with a huge plastic-lined
shower cubicle nearside and enough room to put the fixed basin next to the
swivel-bowl toilet on the offside. Among a number of other noteworthy features
is the central rear seat, which allows space to walk around either side (an
arrangement first seen in Chaussons Suite models).
Like much of the Chausson range, its available as a Flash or more upmarket
Welcome with all models fitting under the 50,000 barrier, although you can
soon exceed that if you go for a number of the optional extras on offer. All
chassis are rated at a driving licence-friendly 3,500kg, too. Wed go for a Flash
for value and a Ford for its superior driver appeal and cab ergonomics.

NEW Benimar Mileo 313 47,495


FACT FILE
Base vehicle Fiat Ducato Engine 2.3-litre turbo-diesel, 150bhp
Length 5.95m Berths 6 Travel seats 6
Dealer Marquis Leisure 08000 267777 marquisleisure.co.uk
Theres no doubt about it, imported motorhomes have been riding a considerable crest
in recent years offering incredible value in terms of spec per , as well as introducing
plenty of innovation. Post-Brexit? Who knows, but thats still some way off.
Reintroduced to the UK for the 2016 season after an absence of a decade, Spanish
brand, Benimar, has made a massive impact, thanks to an exclusive tie-up with the
Marquis Leisure dealer group which gave it instant distribution via 11 retail outlets
(more than many imports manage after years of trying). Whats also helped is the
blend of keen pricing and high kit count, with Marquis also ensuring the specification
especially in the kitchens appeals to UK users.
The Mileo 3-series overcab coachbuilts means more berths, too. It may be
under 6m long, but the 313 here offers travel and accommodation for up to six folk,
and still manages to start on a 3,500kg chassis, with an upgrade to 3,650kg
available although the standard 520kg payload might be enough for some.
The rear bunk beds are just the kind of feature kids love (theyre a bit tight for
adult use), but theyre also great space-savers. As for the rest, its packed with
sufficient equipment that means you wont be spending, literally, any time working
out what you can compromise on to stay under 50,000.

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THE VANS TO BUY

Top 30 new vans 2017


If youve decided to buy brand-new, heres our pick of the very
best of 2017s crop with innovation, quality, value or design
flair marking these out as must-see models

Auto-Sleeper Corinium RB
63,705
Island bed motorhomes are nothing
new, but this is the first one
from Britains longest established
Adria Compact SLS 49,990 The Platinums immediately stand motorhome manufacturer. If
Slide-outs have been around on out on any dealer forecourt, or youre going to arrive at the party
American RVs for decades, adding campsite, thanks to their all-silver that late, you need to arrive with
extra space where youd hardly bodywork (including the cab) and something new and, arguably, the
think it was necessary. Here, their alloy wheels. And, inside, RB does that, putting greater-than-
however, is a European low-profile the new Horizont furniture makes usual emphasis on the bedroom
thats just 5.99m long and and kitchen areas.
yet it squeezes in a proper end Certainly, the galley is short of
bedroom with twin 6ft 2in beds. neither work space nor equipment,
The Slovenian company has, in but its the rear bedroom behind a
effect, fitted a layout normally solid door that is the real reason to
found in a 6.7m van into a usefully buy. Unusually, there are no steps in
shorter bodyshell by virtue of a the bedroom floor and theres plenty
neat slide-out section in the tail. It of room around the 1.94m by 1.22m
works electrically and, despite the mattress, too. Bedside chests of
extensions extra weight, the SLS drawers are another welcome touch.
still has over 600kg of payload.
Not only that, but the Compact Auto-Trail V-Line SE 636
SLS comes with a good-sized garage, 48,207
an overcab sunroof, a stylish galley Auto-Trail may be best known for
with space-saving three-burners-in- a pleasant change from the dark its big coachbuilts but its V-Line
line hob and a classy washroom. woods that are en vogue across SE range is notable for clean,
much of the motorhome market. modern interiors with generous
Adria Coral 690 SC The layout is a classic, with a specification. Prices also undercut
Platinum 57,990 continental-style lounge and a rear
Heres a motorhome that manages island bed complete with en suite
to look and feel more expensive featuring separate shower and toilet
than it actually is. Following on areas. The kitchen has the latest tall/
from last years Silver Collection, slim fridge and a low-set oven far
Adria is now offering two high-spec better than rivals with the oven over
Platinum models a Matrix with the cooler. But its the sense of style
twin beds and a drop-down double, and quality at a sensible price that
and this island bed Coral. ensures the Corals inclusion here.

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OF THE
BEST
some of the obvious opposition.
All the SE models feature a rear
lounge but the 636 is the latest
addition and the only one to add
extra versatility with a pair of rear
travel seats. Not the often-seen bolt-
upright bench, the back seats here
are individually shaped for comfort.
However, the newcomer remains just Benimar Mileo 282 53,995 Its not the only coachbuilt based
a two-berth, so any grandchildren Is this the most comfortable rear on the latest Transit, but here the
along for the ride will need a tent, lounge you can buy? It has to be in top motor is standard. Along with a
safari room or cab bunk overnight. the running, but its not the usual silver cab, alloy wheels, cab air-con, a
Thats a small consideration on U-shape. The seating is an L with reversing camera, an overcab sunroof
a vehicle that comes with metallic a useful low-level locker alongside. and a solar panel. All for 46k.
paint, a solar panel, roll-out awning, The rear lounge doesnt make into This 413 is the family layout, with
alloy wheels, cab air-conditioning a bed, because theres an electric rear bunk beds, but there are four
and Bluetooth as standard. And its drop-down double mounted above. other floorplans, including an island
spacious rear lounge (making single The 282 also has a second more bed, fixed singles and two front
beds or a double) and comprehensive conventional lounge/diner up lounge models in which the drop-
interior lighting are further pluses. front, with another drop-down bed down bed is the main sleeping area.
above. So the concept is unusual,
but the spec is what weve come
to expect from this Spanish brand
comprehensive, and then some.
Automatic lights and wipers, 150bhp
engine and alloy wheels are new
additions to a kit list that already
included sat-nav, reversing camera
and a microwave. No wonder that
Benimar has rapidly risen up the sales
Bailey Autograph 79-6 charts to become one of the top
55,490 imported marques.
The top-selling Autograph range
gets a completely new look this
season,taking it further upmarket Brstner Ixeo it 640 51,750
and modernising the interiors A 6.49m low-profile with a drop-
almost beyond recognition. down bed, this van breaks with
This 79-6 is big eight metres tradition in some radical ways. The
and 4.25 tonnes, as well as retaining automotive-style rear passenger
Baileys USP of a wider body than any seat is mounted centrally and
rival. That pays dividends in terms of comes with two armrests for each
space on board welcome if youre person. The kitchen runs across the
using all six berths but do be sure vehicle. The bed is an electric drop-
that youre comfortable driving it. Benimar Tessoro 413 45,995 down type but its design makes it
The new body sits on an ultra-low One hundred and seventy an island double when lowered.
Al-Ko chassis, while power comes horsepower. In an entry-level low- Intrigued? You should be, and only
from Peugeots 160bhp unit. Heating profile thats just six-and-a-half a thorough inspection will allow
is by Aldes wet radiator system, metres long. If you want to get to you to decide if this motorhome is
while the layout boasts two spacious the South of France in a hurry, this a direct hit or a massive miss
seating areas and three double beds. is the van for you. for you. We love it, by the way.

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Launching for the 2017 season is a totally new range of 5 Ford based coachbuilt as standard Tessoro 463
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engine and offer a stylish Silver Grey Cab.

Exclusive Enhancements for 2017 across the Tessoro Range


NEW Ford 2.0L 170ps Euro 6 engine 16 Alloy wheels Space saving drop down beds across
with AdBlue technology with LED the range Tessoro 481
Increased rear axle width of
daytime running lights 1980mm for better stability 140L fridge with automatic energy
Stylish silver grey cab Puncture kit on all models selection across the range
Drivers and Passengers Airbags Rear view observation camera Thetford 18L wheeled cassette toilet
with electric flush
Cruise control Cab air-conditioning
Solar panel
ABS, ESC and Hill Start Assist Dometic Deluxe windows
Webasto 4kW heater with Truma
AM/FM Radio with USB Stylish Marel ash and combi heater on Tessoro 463 Tessoro 486
connection and Bluetooth chocolate style furniture
handsfree 120L fresh water tank isolated
Metal drawer runners with and heated with level sensor
Media function controls soft closing system
105L waste water tank
on steering wheel Skyview opening cab sunroof with level sensor

Tessoro 494

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Plus points are a large and easy-


to-load garage, a very clever pull-out
worktop extension in the galley and
a stylish washroom with separate
shower. Wood-free body construction
and Dethleffs famed build quality are
further reasons to buy.

Dreamer Family Van Select


46,000
Carado T449 Perfect 10 Truly family-orientated high-top
50,889 van conversions are rare, but this
As Hymers entry-level brand, Rapido Group company offers
quality is assured when you buy something rather special in the
a Carado. Others might give you 620 models, each equipping a 7m form of its Family Van, which is
more bling, but a Carado is sure to low-profile body with a large front only built in high-spec Select trim.
look good and last for longer. lounge, huge end washroom and The main bed is a lengthways
The brands success in Germany a garage with triple access doors. drop-down double sited above the
has made it the top seller in its price These layouts have been made generous front lounge, while your
range and, to celebrate its 10th year, possible in such relatively compact kids get transverse bunk beds at
it has introduced a trio of Perfect 10 bodies by using drop-down beds as the rear. You can even convert the
editions with added spec. You get the main slumber spaces. But what lounge into another bed, and there
Champagne sides, an awning, bike if you dont want to go to bed, or are five belted travel seats.
rack, half-leather upholstery, a TV and get up, at the same time as your
satellite dish. partner? What if you travel with a
The T449 is a classic island bed friend, and need single beds? Once
model measuring 7.43m, but you can again, Chausson has come up with
also have the Perfect 10 package on a unique solution
the new compact French bed layout What at first looks like quite
model, the T135. a conventional, even rather British,
layout is transformed by twin beds
that lower individually from the roof
to just 750mm off the floor. You
can even retain use of the table with
just the offside bed lowered. And,
although the lounge offers plenty of
room to relax on side-facing sofas,
these convert into a pair of belted, Theres a double floor (with
forward-facing, reclinable seats for storage below) in the kitchen area
travel. Chausson has concocted (which includes a huge-for-a-van-
Chausson 611 Welcome another winning formula. conversion 160-litre fridge) and the
Travel Line 49,470 lower bunk bed is removable to
Rear passengers in motorhomes Dethleffs Globebus T 6 GT create a rear garage. All this in a six-
often get a rather raw deal, but not 53,490 metre panel van!
here. The latest model from French Dethleffs newest model is this
kings of innovation, Chausson, has redesigned low-profile Globebus, Elddis Autoquest 196
four captains chairs up front, so which really comes to the fore 42,349
everyone tours in equal luxury. with the 3,480 GT Pack, adding a The Autoquest has been a stalwart
Better still, those chairs swivel to whole host of goodies to give it a of the British motorhome scene
face a coffee table on site and theres sportier appearance. for longer than any of us on the
a second seating area L-shaped The T 6 layout is a typical fixed editorial team care to remember.
with a round table at the back. single beds/garage format in a seven- But 2017 will go down as a
Then there are two habitation doors metre body thats also on the slim significant year in the models
one on each side, so whether side, at 2.19m. history. Firstly, all Autoquests now
youre in the UK or abroad you can sit lower on Peugeots lowline
always alight safely. And Chausson chassis, resulting in improved
being one of the originators of the handling and stability, as well as
drop-down bed craze has fitted sleeker looks. And, secondly, the
two double beds, each hidden in new 196 model has the companys
the ceiling. Family motorhoming will first drop-down bed since it axed
never be the same again the Autoking A-class back in the
early 1990s.
Chausson 630 45,510 Just like rivals from Swift and
Chausson has already seen a great Bailey, the Autoquest 196 has
deal of success with its 610 and spacious lounges front and rear,

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The fridge can also be operated


via the MyHobby app on your
smartphone.
As well as the neat galley, the
Vantana gets a clever washroom
with a cassette loo that slides away
to create more floor space for
showering. And the half-dinette
bench can be extended when
travelling for greater shoulder room.
Not just another lookalike camper!

in B-Class Hymer history 534 and


584. The 534 marks the return of
a rear lounge layout, while the 584
reintroduces the front lounge bar
layout. Both were best-sellers in
with a drop-down bed up front to the past and we see no reason why
make this a genuine six-person van. Hymer cannot repeat that trick.
Unlike most six-berths, though, the Hymer B-DL 444 70,010 The B-DL 584 is a metre longer
Elddis is available on an anyone-can- This could just, possibly, be the best than its 444 sister, but it uses that
drive 3,500kg chassis. two-person A-class motorhome extra space to create a superb
If youre tempted by the 196, ever. A bold statement, but lets lounge with an extra-long sofa and
also look out for higher specification look at the evidence. three swivel captains chairs. The
dealer special derivatives, including Its a Hymer, for a start, so the full-width end washroom is pretty
the Brownhills Evolution, Marquis company has more A-class building impressive, too.
Majestic and RBM Musketeeer. experience than any other, and
this the B-Class DynamicLine is its
Hobby Vantana K60 FT latest design. Its compact, too, at just
54,995 5.99m long and 2.22m wide.
We cant ever think of a previous But look at what you get inside:
occasion where a new fridge a vast L-shaped kitchen with a full
would result in a motorhome being cooker, a class-leading bathroom with
included in this Hall of Fame and semi-separate shower and a drop-
yet, heres a conventional (on the down bed over the cab which can be
face of it) fixed bed van conversion arranged as a double or twin singles.
with a very clever cooler. Then, outside, theres a garage big
The new SlimLine fridge was enough for bikes. And payload is
developed and patented by Hobby over 600kg.
and includes a drawer for 0.7 and
1-litre drinks bottles, but the real Hymer B-DL 584 74,330 Hymer ML-T 580 4x4
innovation is in its location, hidden in The 2017 season sees the 63,360
the eye-level lockers over the galley. comeback of two famous numbers There arent many off-the-peg
four-wheel drive motorhomes. You
can order a 4Motion version of any
Volkswagen T6 campervan but that
wont give you all-terrain-crossing
ground clearance. A much more
serious piece of off-road kit is the
Mercedes Sprinter 4x4, which can
even be had with a snorkel-style
exhaust for wading through rivers.
Combine this rugged base with
Hymers ML-T low-profile and youve
got a full-sized motorhome thats
truly ready for adventure. All a bit
unnecessary for your average Club
site (even after a downpour), but
if youre heading for Iceland, or
Morocco, this could be just the thing.
For 2017, Hymer is also offering a
4x4 version of its Grand Canyon
S van conversion.

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THE VANS TO BUY

Murvi Pimento 49,029


No one in the whole UK
motorhome market has won as
many awards as Murvi. Rightly so,
for this small Devon-based company
constantly refines and improves its
front lounge van conversions (all
derived from the original Morello)
to the point where they must now
IH N-Class 630 FL 63,495 be almost perfect.
Few van conversions are as lovingly There are bigger vans in the range
created, or as bespoke, as an IH, but the Ford Transit-based Pimento
and the N-Class is the companys appeals for its compact size, great-
flagship. As such, it comes with driving base vehicle and layout that
IHs entrance module replacing La Strada Regent L POA
the large sliding door with a A brand thats returning to the
coachbuilt-style entrance, which is UK in 2017, this German maker
easier and quieter to close and frees competes in the upper echelons of
up valuable extra inches inside. the van conversion sector.
Similarly, the rear barn doors are The Regent L is one of two
replaced with a fixed panel, single Merc-based high-tops but its the
window and opening boot. The drop-down bed and spacious lounge
idea is to create the best of both that not only hark back to earlier,
worlds between a van conversion very successful La Strada designs but
and a coachbuilt. create something rather unique.
N-Class layouts include IHs A huge range of options ensures
famous rear lounges and a model that no two La Stradas are likely to be
with a slide-out, but the FL is our exactly the same.
favourite for its luxurious L-shaped is remarkably uncompromised by its
settee and an end washroom that Mobilvetta K-Yacht Tekno 5.53m overall length. Relax on that
betters many a much larger van. Line MH80 67,995 side-facing sofa, enjoying the views
Like La Strada, Mobilvetta has been out through an open sliding door and
Knaus BoxLife 540 MK away from the British motorhome youll soon be sold on a Pimento, too.
41,700 market for some years, but is And being a Transit, you can have it
Last year, the six-metre BoxLife 600 making a comeback this season. in front-wheel drive, rear drive or
waltzed off with the Motorhome of Here, its a range of A-class for real adventures 4x4 form.
the Year trophy. This year were just motorhomes, imported by Marquis.
as impressed with its little brother. Pilote Pacific P650U
Medium-wheelbase 5.4-metre 46,665
van conversions have been growing Pilotes return to form in the
in popularity as buyers realise how UK, especially has bordered on
much more manoeuvrable they are, meteoric. And that has given the
whilst still offering the potential for company the confidence to develop
luxuries like a proper bathroom and this, a compact rear lounge layout.
even a fixed bed. This is no copy of British models,
The baby BoxLife goes even though. For a start, its only 6.49m
further by offering four full-sized long. Secondly, it offers two lounge
berths an electric drop-down areas and four travel seats in
double and twin bunk beds. Remove that space, as well as surprisingly
one, or both, of those bunks and the generous exterior storage. The A-class
Knaus load-carrying potential makes version is even more appealing.
it even more versatile.
Add in a great price and Teutonic All the K-Yachts are striking
quality and this BoxLifes appeal lookers with interiors that live up to
outshines even its big brother. their boating nomenclature with pale
leather and the glossiest of glossy
wood. No muddy boots or sticky
fingers here, please.
Alongside predictable island and
twin beds, the 80s layout is a surprise
with its L-settee aft, second lounge
up front and two drop-down beds.
Spec is high, prices are keen but
consider a chassis upgrade if the
338kg payload is insufficient for you.

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twin-lounge models but still comes


with five seatbelts and six sleeping
berths. In terms of the interior design,
however, it is a world away from
its predecessor and so much more
contemporary than some of its key
British opposition.
The looks, made-in-Britain tag
and expansive dealer network will
Rapido 604FF 48,600 be enough to tempt many, but the
Theres plenty of choice in the six- lack of external storage, or a separate
metre drop-down bed market a shower cubicle, may still push others
sector that promises compactness, in the direction of imports. Wellhouse Moselle 44,500
a big front lounge and the comfort If any campervan can outdo the
of a one-piece mattress that gently kudos of a Volkswagen, its one
lowers from the ceiling. with a Mercedes star on the
Brstner and Chausson are key nose. One that combines the best
combatants in this arena but Rapidos German elevating roof (SCA) and
600FF, arguably, beat them both. sliding seat (Schnierle) systems
Now the French firm has gone one with stylish Italian furniture (from
better, with the new 604FF. Tecnoform). One that starts life not
Look at the comfort in the lounge as a basic panel van, but as a Tourer
and the amount of worktop in the Pro people-carrier.
kitchen and youll find it hard to Tribute T-726 44,196 Wellhouse has considerable form
believe that this is just 5.94m long. British-built bunk bed motorhomes in campervans. This is one of its best.
Definitely a star of the 2017 are something of a rarity, but
season, you can read a full test in the as others desert the overcab
Oct 16 issue of What Motorhome. coachbuilt market, Auto-Trails
budget brand takes the fight to the
continentals with the new T-726.
Available with a spacious L-settee
lounge or a pullman dinette and six
seatbelts, this newcomer appeals
with its well-shaped travel seats,
roomy washroom with separate
shower and top-quality upholstery WildAx Pulsar HT 46,995
that belies its 44k price tag. What Motorhomes erstwhile
Deputy Editor, Duncan Evans, is
Roller Team Zefiro 685 not a man easily impressed, but he
43,756 returned from testing the Pulsar HT
With twin single beds over a huge positively overflowing with praise.
garage, a drop-down bed over Basis is the shortest version of the
the lounge, a 141-litre slim tower Fiats twin, the Citron Relay so
fridge, and split en suite ablutions, its just five metres long. But WildAx
the latest addition to the Zefiro makes all five of those metres count,
range seems right on trend for squeezing a full bathroom into a
2017s motorhome buyer. Add camper barely bigger than a VW T6.
in a Euro VI Ford Transit cab for There are four travel seats, too, and
extra driver appeal and you have twin sliding doors for convenient
a pretty good all-round package, access wherever you park.
especially as this Italian company
builds mirror image versions of its
continental designs for the UK. STOP PRESS...
Now look at the ultra-keen price Mercedes Marco Polo 53,180
and youll not be surprised to learn Here at last is a true rival for the Volkswagen
that UK sales of the brand were up California, the campervan that VW builds in its
50% in 2016. own factory and sells through its own dealer
network. The Marco Polo is not new, but it
Swift Escape 685 45,990 has never previously been sold here through
The best-selling range from Britains official Mercedes-Benz channels. Now you can
largest motorhome manufacturer order this iconic camper in right-hand drive,
has been totally redesigned for at a price that is surprisingly keen considering
the new season. Eight models are its spec and quality of finish. Is it better than a
available all low-profile. California? We cant wait to find out...
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THE VANS TO BUY

Something special
Theyre called dealer specials and thats exactly what they are:
limited edition ranges made exclusively for specific retailers,
to their own specification

W hat you can expect with any


special edition motorhome are
different graphics and soft furnishings.
Dolphin Motorhomes
Locations Southampton, Hampshire
Thereafter, there will be whole lists of and Christchurch, Dorset
added equipment over and above that Range Envy
of the standard factory model on Based on Elddis Autoquest
which theyre based. Key Points Introduced in 2014,
this range has already grown to
That usually means a higher
ten models, all with silver sides
price, too, but its more than offset and wind-out awnings. Each Envy
by the combined value of the extra also comes with a Thatcham
equipment you get. The key is, as well Category 1 alarm, cooker with
as a level of exclusivity, such vehicles dual-fuel hob, plus microwave
oven, reversing camera, external
allow dealers to tailor vehicles to what shower point and more.
they know will appeal most to their New for 2017 Theres more
customers (and that does vary around equipment than ever on 2017
the country). Envys, including a choice of
graphite grey or all-white cabs and
Most dealer specials (sometimes
front bumpers. Also new are Truma
theyre called special editions, or similar) 100W solar panels and USB sockets
are well established and they should in the lounges.
hold their value well over the longer More details
term as theyre based on mainstream dolphinmotorhomes.co.uk
motorhomes. The following will give
you a flavour for whats out there

Marquis Leisure Richard Baldwin Motorhomes


Locations 11 outlets throughout Location Halifax, West Yorkshire
England Range Musketeer
Ranges Majestic, Lifestyle Based on Elddis Autoquest
Based on Elddis Autoquest/Accordo/ Key Points From a company thats not afraid to do
Encore, Swift Escape things a bit differently. Its a four-model Musketeer
Key Points Two very long-established line-up for 2017 dArtagnan, Athos, Porthos and
special edition ranges. Majestic has, for Aramis II.
a long time now, been the UKs most New for 2017 Significant highlights to report here
popular such range. Marquis arguably include the DPS 360, a 360-degree parking and
tops the charts when it comes to added viewing aid with recording function and mini-CCTV
spec,with tyre pressure monitoring system, complete with Thatcham Category 1 alarm.
systems, tracker and alarm, TV aerial Specification upgrades include a solar panel and a
and top-of-the-range DAB radio/MP3 USB socket. Plus there are now extended fourth and
player with Bluetooth and sat-nav, and fifth year warranties for both the base vehicle and
automatic air-con. Lifestyles continue as the habitation side.
a five-model range for 2017, all on Fiat More details rbm.co.uk
chassis with a 2.3-litre, 130bhp engine
and the option of Comfort-Matic
automatic transmission.
New for 2017 All 2017 Majestics come
on Peugeots low-level Boxer chassis
with the latest 2-litre, 160bhp engine
upgrade. The 196 six-berth is a new
model to the line-up. Latest Lifestyles
benefit from GRP external and internal
walls to their coachbuilt bodywork, plus
black metallic cabs, Seitz habitation
doors, stereo upgrades and more.
More details
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BEST OF THE REST
North Wales dealership, Vehicles
4 Leisure, offers its own Prestige
versions of selected Elddis
Autoquest and Accordo models.
vehicles4leisure.co.uk
In the south of Wales, look out
for 3As Leisures Riva Gold
range, again based on the
popular Elddis Autoquest.
3acaravans.co.uk
Lowdhams, with branches in
Huddersfield and near
Nottingham, uses Swift Groups
latest Escape for its Freestyle
models (six for 2017) and
Tyne Valley Motorhomes Bessacarr for its five Hi-Styles.
Location Burnopfield, Newcastle-upon-Tyne lowdhams.com
Range Signature Pearman Briggs Newent branch
Based on Elddis Autoquest is where you can see its five
Key Points A relative newcomer to special editions, Tyne Valley introduced its Signature line-up in 2012. The metallic blue cab Magnum GT models.
of each Signature matches the Tyne Valley company colours, then each specification goes well beyond that, with goodies such pearmanbriggs.co.uk
as a DAB radio, cab air-conditioning, Garmin Caravan Club edition sat-nav, solar panel, reversing camera, tracking system, There are six models in the
external shower and 230V mains sockets, etc. Premier range from Sussex
New for 2017 The range is increased to six models for this season with the newest being the 196 a low-profile six-berth with Caravan Centre. Derived from
a drop-down double bed. Elddis Autoquests, theyre the
More details tynevalleymotorhomes.co.uk Chiltington 105 and 175,
Salvington, Goodwood,
Ashington and Fontwell.
sussexcaravancentre.co.uk
Preston Motorhomes also has
Brownhills six models in its special edition
Elddis Autoquest line-up, called
Location Newark, Nottinghamshire
Supreme. prestoncm.co.uk
Ranges Evolution, Champagne
Based on Elddis Autoquest, Swift Escape Cheshire-based Spinney puts its
Key Points Brownhills returned to the Vogue name to its special
special editions sector in 2014 with its edition versions of selected
Evolution range, with models 115 and Elddis Autoquests (six) and Swift
196 immediately becoming best sellers. Escapes (eight), as well as
The Champagne line-up was introduced VW-based campervans, courtesy
for this season and each model comes of Hillside Leisure.
as standard with three packs spinney.co.uk
Champagne, Habitation and Comfort. Highbridge Caravan Centre in
Equipment covered by these ranges from Somerset is the latest dealer to
alloy wheels to ESP with traction control hit the special editions road.
and hill descent (Champagne), to All-new for 2017, there are eight
awning, rear view camera and solar Coastline models, based on
panel (Habitation), and cab air- Swifts Escapes.
conditioning, opening sunroof and highbridgecaravans.co.uk
Status TV aerial (Comfort), plus a whole Venture Caravans boasts two
lot more. branches near Daventry,
New for 2017 For Evolution, there are Northamptonshire and Hitchin,
100W solar panels, USB sockets, plus Hertfordshire where you can
soft-closing drawers and locker doors. view its Impressa models, from
More details brownhills.co.uk unsurprisingly Elddis.
venture-caravans.com

West Country Motorhomes


Locations Brent Knoll, Somerset and Swindon, Wiltshire
Range Sunseeker
Based on Elddis Autoquest, Swift Escape
Key Points One of the longest-established special edition ranges, West
Country Motorhomes took on the Sunseeker name when Elddis
relinquished it in 2004. Prior to this, however, West Country had been
offering (since 1997) its own Lux versions of the Autohomes Wanderer,
Wayfarer and other models (Autohomes was owned by Elddis at this
time). The current Sunseeker line-up comprises six models, of which the
115 has long been the most popular. All are on chassis rated at
3,500kg or less.
New for 2017 Latest Sunseekers carry on the same winning formula,
kicking off with a light blue metallic front with lots of cab upgrades,
including Thatcham Category 1 alarm.
More details westcountrymotorhomes.co.uk

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Get it right
Your starter for ten? Here are our top tips for the when,
where, how and why of buying your first motorhome

1 Research, research and research


Get out there and do the hard stuff. View vehicles
anywhere at dealers, shows (outdoor and indoor
thats the amazing Dsseldorf Caravan Salon in the
photo left) and campsites (motorhome owners are,
generally, a pretty friendly lot and will happily talk
about their vehicles). Not forgetting online, too.
Ignore the hyper-positives, as well as the hyper-
negatives, and youll get a rounded picture of the
vehicle(s) youre interested in.
Remember, also, many folk take a long time to
reach the right decision anything up to two years.
Thats a lot of research, but its worth it.

2 All about the layout


No doubt about it, the key to motorhoming
success is finding an interior layout that works for you
(read more on pages 9 to 18). There will be more than
one, of course, but early on you need to decide what
you want in terms of beds (fixed, or to be made up
each night from lounge seating), kitchen specification,
washroom (with or without a separate shower), number

3You want to do what?


of travel seats, etc not forgetting storage. But, on top
of that, how you will squeeze your priorities into the
overall size of vehicle that, again, best suits you. Consider your motorhome as a means to an end.
In other words, its about what you want to do with your
vehicle whether its weekends away on walking trips (with
or without the dog), or long-term touring thats going to take
you away for months at a time. Or attending events (shows,
sporting activities, etc). Or heading out into the wilds (as
above), where you need to be fully self-sufficient. Or just
a base to warm up and make yourself a hot cocoa.

4 Act global, buy local


By all means, carry out your research as far and as wide
as you like. Come buying time, though, theres a lot to be
said for purchasing a vehicle from a dealer near you. Youll be
a priority when it comes to servicing and general after-sales
service, for starters.
Dont forget there are also lots of manufacturers that sell
direct. These tend to be makers of more specialist products,
right down to fully bespoke conversions. Buy with an eye to
the future, too. Recognised brands with a pedigree are most
likely to get the best price at trade-in time.

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5 Seek perfection
Aim for perfection but be realistic. Things can and do go wrong
with motorhomes. Its how theyre remedied that is the true test of how 8Dowriting
the checks before
the cheque
well you chose the folk you ended up buying from.
Ultimately, any motorhome is a three-way compromise between
overall size (smaller equals easier to drive), interior layout and specification
(bigger is usually better), and the price you want to pay (and can afford).
The best time to buy? When it suits you, but if youre buying new youll
get the biggest choice by ordering in the autumn. And remember that
delivery times can sometimes be long. Very long.

6 Try before you buy


Never used a motorhome before? Worried about driving a larger
vehicle than youre used to? Yet to use a campsite? Do consider hiring An HPI check will determine the owner
is who he says he is, that theres no
before you buy.
There are lots of specialist motorhome hire companies out there offering outstanding finance to be paid, and
a good choice of vehicles from campervans to six-berth coachbuilts. Some whether the vehicle has ever had any
are connected to specialist dealerships and there are often savings to be accident damage. For pre-owned vehicles,
made if you hire before subsequently purchasing. a good study of the service records for
both the base vehicle and the habitation
will determine how well its been
looked after. Likewise, with pre-owned

7Inspect, then check again


motorhomes, look out for a full set of
MoTs, receipts for repair work and added
A motorhome purchase is almost akin to buying a house. Your first accessories, etc.
impressions should tell you a lot. But then its down to checking every Theres lots of devil in the details, too.
conceivable aspect. And dont worry good dealers wont push you into Many motorhome owners keep in-depth
a sale. Be wary at shows if a salesperson pushes you hard... records of every trip out in, and work done
Heres interesting advice from one dealer, Walk around a vehicle five on, their vehiclestheyre a key indicator
times and then again. Sometimes you cant see the wood for the trees of a motorhome thats been properly used
not everything is blindingly obvious on first inspection. and cared for from new. Make sure you
Motorhome sales people are employed to do a job and thats to sell you a get a proper handover, too, with all your
motorhome. So, make sure you deal with folk who know the products they are last-minute questions answered.
selling really thoroughly. Ask lots of questions.

9 Buy the best you can afford


That might sound obvious enough.
But consider how you define best. That
10 Read all about
it regularly
Congratulations youve
doesnt mean overspending. Or buying made the best possible
the biggest. Indeed, theres something to start by investing in this
be said for keeping a bit of your budget one-off publication. But
back for that accessory you didnt feel this is just the start.
youd need at the time, for instance. Theres more. Reading
Roll-out awnings, satellite dishes, etc, a monthly magazine will
can be expensive add-ons. keep you up-to-date with
Dont forget, also, the introduction the hottest topics, as well
of PCPs (Personal Contract Purchase) for as providing valuable
new motorhomes means your dream background information on
could be closer than you thought. all aspects of motorhome ownership
from changes in driving licences, to vehicle
weights and payloads, getting an interior
reupholstered, adding accessories, when to
do DIY and when to leave it to the experts,
and so much more.
Theres a lot to take in. But youll get there. MMM has been the motorhomers
bible for over 50 years now and is still the UKs top-selling monthly magazine on
the subject. What Motorhome is full of buying advice, while Campervan is for you
if you want a camper rather than a full-blown motorhome. Youll also get all the
very latest news on our website outandaboutlive.co.uk

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Purchasing points
Where to buy a motorhome? Its an important question, and all part
of the journey towards ownership. Here are some pointers

Shows put on an exhibition


Want to really do your research on a
new motorhome? The Motorhome
and Caravan Show, every October
at Birminghams NEC, is the annual
showcase for the latest models. A
lot of sales are made there, too,
and youll see special offers to
tempt you.
An altogether different
proposition is our own National
Motorhome Show at Peterborough,
every April. Its the biggest of all the
outdoor events and is a great way
of kicking off the season with
a huge selection of motorhomes,
both new and used, from a massive
spectrum of manufacturers and
retailers. We also run a series of
smaller events throughout the
country from spring until autumn
(see our show diary overleaf).
The other key factor about
shows is that youll meet others
who share your enthusiasm for
motorhomes. Indeed, such venues
FOR AND are great places to really glean top
Dealers more than just a sale AGAINST advice some of which will be
Look for specialist motorhome excellent, and some of which will
dealers with some long-term Plus An all-round almost certainly be conflicting.
sales package.
pedigree, as well as backing such Warranty backup.
Key, also, is to make at least one
as approval from trade body, the Full consumer visit to a dealers premises, even
National Caravan Council, for protection rights if you have agreed a purchase at
their workshops. Another stamp Minus There will a show its all part of knowing
of approval is the Preferred be a premium on exactly who you are buying from.
Dealer Scheme operated by prices. Starting Also, if you end up buying at a
pricetags are
membership organisation, the often higher
show from a dealership thats far
Camping and Caravanning Club. Overheads in terms of buildings way from you, check out the links
Obviously, personal plaudits from and staff mean prices for vehicles they have with specialists closer to
motorhoming friends or family will be that bit more, of course. home for warranty work.
count, too. Arguably, more so. But the compensation is the
FOR AND
The majority of specialist whole after-sales package that a
dealers are family-owned and can leading dealer can offer thats
AGAINST
point to long histories start with everything from handy titbits of Plus Lots to see in
the About Us section that any advice through to servicing, repair one place. Bargain
potential
website has. Its even better if they and accessory fitting services.
can show long-term affiliations The ideal? A good dealer local Minus It might be
hard to ascertain
with specific manufacturers. A to you (cutting travel time/costs) any sellers full
long history with a manufacturer who knows exactly how to look provenance at a
will pay dividends in terms of after you and wont charge you show. Potential
expertise and experience. a fortune for the privilege! information
overload

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BUYING DECISIONS

Auctions Going, going... FOR AND


Occasionally, you get auctions AGAINST
where there are some motorhomes
involved (often alongside touring Plus Potential for
bargains, but you
caravans). Typically, newer vehicles
have to act fast
arriving at such venues are there
Minus Be very
because there have been defaults aware of what
on finance payments. you could be
Some auction fodder will be getting into
bespoke conversions for which
there is no other demand. And
some stuff is simply deemed not
worth the extra work involved to
get it back to full working order
(which isnt to say you wont view it
as a genuine bargain).
Its definitely a question of what
you see is what you get here. If you
do buy at such venues, make sure
the vehicle is fully locked as soon FOR AND Private sales SHOW DIARY 2017
as its sold there is a tendency for AGAINST You see the vehicle you want and
interior fittings to go missing if no its being sold by a neighbour, a Caravan Camping & Motorhome Show
Plus Lower prices. NEC, Birmingham
ones looking! And remember that You might get friend, or even one of your own
21-26 February
youll be bidding against traders more than you family. Time to act? Time to think, ccmshow.co.uk
with a lot more experience (and bargained for more like.
resources) than you. You should be fully au fait with The Yorkshire Motorhome &
Minus No after- Accessory Show
See cav.auctionview. sales. What if the vehicle. You should be getting a Harrogate
co.uk/querystock.asp for details you buy from a bargain. You might get a few extras 24-26 March
and dates of forthcoming BCA friend and it goes thrown in outdoor furniture, outandaboutlive.co.uk/shows
wrong?
motorhome auctions. gas cylinder, etc especially if the
The National Motorhome Show
seller is giving up on motorhoming Peterborough
altogether. What you wont get, of 21-23 April
course, is any kind of warranty. And outandaboutlive.co.uk/shows
that could be the start of lots of
The Southern Motorhome Show
problems if things do go wrong. Newbury
At the very least, insist on proof 19-21 May
of up-to-date servicing of the base outandaboutlive.co.uk/shows
vehicle, as well as the habitation
The Midsummer Motorhome Show
area (or query why these havent Stoneleigh
been done with a sale imminent). 23-25 June
You should also ensure any outandaboutlive.co.uk/shows
viewings (and one is never going The Norfolk Motorhome Show
to be enough) take place at the Norwich
The internet easy info FOR AND sellers home address thats 21-23 July
Google motorhome for sale, or AGAINST the same address as appears on outandaboutlive.co.uk/shows
similar, and youll be faced with documentation (such as the V5) The Western Motorhome Show
Plus Instant info,
days of research! extensive choice, providing proof of ownership. Malvern
Its not called the worldwide great research tool Dont forget to check out the 18-20 August
web for nothing, either you private ads each month in MMM. outandaboutlive.co.uk/shows
Minus
might have to travel a long way No warranty, Unlike buying from a dealer, Caravan Salon
to find your bargain. Its a simple no comeback with a private purchase the onus Dsseldorf, Germany
question, but its worth asking is on you to check out aspects like 26 August-3 September
why an individual is using the proof of ownership, caravan-salon.com
internet to sell their motorhome. the authenticity of The Southwest Motorhome Show
You need to view the van, not any documentation Shepton Mallet
the advert. Anyone can do a poor and a whole lot 8-10 September
advert for a good motorhome. more. outandaboutlive.co.uk/shows
But you dont want to fall for a Legislation like The Motorhome Show Season Finale
good advert for a poor van. the Consumer Rights Lincoln
You need to be wary, too, Act only affects a 22-24 September
of any organisation posing as transaction between outandaboutlive.co.uk/shows
a dealership that has an online an authorised The Motorhome and Caravan Show
presence, but no physical commercial seller (ie NEC, Birmingham
premises (workshops, etc). the dealer) and a 17-22 October
motorhomeandcaravan.show.co.uk
purchaser.

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Weight off your mind

When it comes to gross weights, payloads and


licencing laws, do you know where you stand?
C ounting the pounds ahead before it has been loaded with all
of your holiday could be more your holiday gear, and the payload
important than you might think, as is calculated by deducting the MRO
overstuffing your motorhome is from the maximum weight figure. as some quote payloads without
not only hazardous, but your So, a motorhome with a water. In reality, youll usually drive
holiday could be cut short if you maximum weight of 3,500kg with your fresh tank half full or
get pulled over by the authorities. and MRO of 3,000kg would have more, so apparent increases in
Motorhomes can be immobilised a payload of 500kg. However, payload are quite misleading.
on the spot, and fines can be awnings, satellite TV systems, even So why the change? Its at this
pretty hefty, too. engine and transmission upgrades point that the subject of licencing
All motorhomes have a quoted will eat into the payload figure. comes up. If you passed your
maximum weight, as well as a mass Payloads are a bit of a grey car driving test after 1 January
in running order figure. The first area, though, because different 1997 you are limited to driving a
TOP TIPS
is the maximum the vehicle can motorhome manufacturers can vehicle of no more than 3,500kg
weigh and still be legal on the road Check that quote different MRO figures some maximum weight.
this includes the weight of the everyone who use just the empty motorhome If you passed your test before
motorhome with all your holiday will want to drive with no fuel, gas or fresh water on that date you can drive a vehicle
the motorhome
kit and passengers on board. Just has the correct board, while others include diesel that weighs up to 7,500kg.
to confuse us, theres more than category licence plus gas but no water, for example, However, once you reach the age
one term for this: GVW (gross to do so and others include a token amount of 70, you will only be licenced to
vehicle weight), MAW (maximum of HO (around 20 litres). drive vehicles up to 3,500kg unless
Have your
authorised weight), Maximum fully loaded
Until recently, most major UK you apply to the DVLA to keep your
Authorised Mass (MAM), and motorhome manufacturers quoted the weight entitlement (and undergo regular
Maximum Total Permitted Laden weighed (cost, of the motorhome with the driver medical checks).
Mass (MTPLM). around 20 at at 75kg (approx 11st 11lb), plus Because of all this, motorhome
MRO (Mass in Running Order) your local public 90% full fuel, fresh water and gas. manufacturers are striving to
weighbridge)
is the weight of the motorhome But now things have changed, make sure that they offer a

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ACCESSORIES
Heres a few things that arent usually included with a motorhome, but you shouldnt
leave without
Hook-up lead Unless youre planning on of gas on holiday, so carry a spare
doing a lot of wild camping, youre going First aid & emergency kit These are
to need one of these on campsites compulsory in many European countries,
Hook-up adaptor A 3-pin adaptor is and handy in the UK, too
useful for van preparation giving it a Toilet fluid If you have an on-board loo,
vacuum or cooling the fridge you wont want to leave without this!
Hose Campsites dont usually supply Kitchenware Go for plastic crockery sets
these, so get a food grade one to fill your and lightweight pots if youre watching
water tank your payload
Windscreen blinds Cabs are usually the Chlorine tablets Useful for treating your
least insulated part of a motorhome, so water source in emergencies
A big garage is great for all your outdoor gear but check get a thermal blind Torch Handy around the campsite, for coming
that youre not exceeding your gross weight or axle limits Gas cylinders You dont want to run out back from the pub, or if you break down

wide range of models with a gross investigating if you are likely to


weight of 3,500kg. Lightweight spend a lot of time abroad. In the
TOP TIPS
construction techniques are UK, car speed limits apply unless Insist that any
constantly being developed (Hymer your vehicles unladen weight used van you
is one of the real leaders here), but exceeds 3,050kg (note that figure might want to
buy is weighed
one easy way to appear to gain not 3,500kg).
before you do the
payload is to reduce the amount of The next thing to consider is axle deal. Fitted extras
fresh water quoted as part of the weights, as this is all about correct will eat into its
MRO figure load distribution. Somewhere payload figure, A couple of electric bikes could eat up
Theres more to consider, too, on the motorhome youll find a which might not 50kg of your payload
have been quoted
before you go for a heavier chassis weight rating plate (usually inside accurately in the
to get a greater payload. On the the drivers door or under the first place for the maximum weight for the
Continent, vehicles with a gross bonnet), which gives this important front and rear axles, respectively.
weight of greater than 3,500kg information. Is the vehicle you If you add up both axle weights,
are buying (new)
are often subject to reduced speed On the plate, youll find the youll see that the total figure is
available with a
limits and increased toll charges maximum vehicle weight, the gross chassis upgrade? higher than the maximum weight
(as well as being barred from train weight (the total maximum If you are licenced for the vehicle this is to allow for
some roads, such as centres of legal weight of the motorhome and to drive vehicles the fact that there may not be an
villages) these factors are worth a loaded trailer), and also figures over 3,500kg even distribution of load. Dont
this might be an
essential route forget that exceeding axle weights
WHAT DOES IT WEIGH? to an adequate is illegal, too.
Useful weights for calculating how payload Phew! All that number
much payload you need (approx weights) crunching is enough to make
Equip your van
Air-conditioning unit (roof mounted) 35kg anyones head hurt, but any good
with kit thats as
Automatic gearbox 20-50kg light as possible. dealer should be able to advise
Awning (drive-away) 23kg As a general rule, you. The main things to consider
Awning (safari room) 25kg and excluding when choosing a motorhome are
Awning (wind-out) 40kg things such as how much stuff youre likely to be
Get a printout from a weighbridge... tools and spares,
Barbecue 15kg
if youve not used carrying around, how many people,
Bike (pedal cycle) 15kg an item for a and the weight of any options and
Bike (electric) 25kg couple of seasons, accessories youre going to add.
Bike rack 10kg ditch it Then ensure you have sufficient
Engine upgrade 50-70kg payload to cope with all that. If
Gas cylinder (full 6kg/13kg) 17/35kg buying secondhand, remember that
Hook-up lead (10m/25m) 2kg/5kg any after-market accessories added
Hose (15m on a reel) 2kg
by previous owners will eat into the
Leisure battery (100Ah) 30kg
payload quoted in the brochure.
Levelling wedges 5-9kg
If you already have a motorhome
Microwave oven 11kg
Motorcycle (125cc) 130kg
and want to check youre within
Motorcycle loading ramp 10kg your weight limits, an easy
Outdoor chair 5kg solution is to head to your nearest
Outdoor table 5kg weighbridge and get your fully
Satellite TV system 15kg loaded motorhome weighed visit
Scooter (50cc) 100kg gov.uk/find-weighbridge and enter
Solar panel (flexible) (100W) 1.5kg your postcode to find your nearest
Solar panel (rigid) (100W) 15kg one. You should get the axle
Toilet chemical (4 litres) 4kg weights done, too, and youll
Toolkit 15kg usually receive a printout for
Towbar 60kg ...and check your chassis plate your future reference.

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How to pay
Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) is a
finance option familiar to car buyers thats
now also available for motorhomes...

B lack Horse, the leisure vehicle van must be returned,


finance arm of Lloyds Bank, TOP TIP including a limit of
introduced PCPs back in October Dont forget that 8,000 miles per year. It is
2016 so that a wider range of monthly loan also likely to demand that all
people would have the option of repayments are servicing and warranty work is
buying a brand-new motorhome, as in addition to the done by an approved dealer at the
cost of owning
the PCP deal allows buyers to and running intervals recommended by the
spread the cost over several years. a motorhome. manufacturer.
Weve spoken to a number of Remember to The intention of the PCP
people recently, particularly young consider the cost deal is primarily to attract more
of insurance,
families, who want a motorhome road tax, fuel,
new buyers into the motorhome
but are reluctant to make such maintenance, market. This means it is likely to be
a large financial and long-term campsite fees, better suited to entry-level models, repayments to
commitment, said Nagla Thabet, breakdown cover although all new models within the worry about. The
Black Horse Head of Franchise and and accessories. range set by Black Horse will be disadvantage is
Leisure. Launching PCP directly available on PCP. that all your hard-earned cash will
addresses this and offers these disappear in one go.
people the flexibility they need.
The attraction for many buyers Alternative finance options Equity release
is that it allows them to try the A personal loan The most popular method is a
hobby for a few years without There are many personal loan lifetime mortgage where the loan is
having to buy a new motorhome. options, which have varied interest secured against your property. There
If they dont like it, they will have rates depending on the duration are no repayments and the amount,
the option to hand back the of the loan, the amount borrowed, plus interest, is only paid back when
motorhome at the end of the term. and your credit history. The main the scheme ends, which is usually
PCP will be familiar to many new high street banks have competitive on the sale of the property or on
car buyers (around three-quarters rates on personal loans, and your the death of the policyholder. The
of new private cars in the UK are own bank may be able to offer you downside is that the value of your
bought this way) and lots of the an exclusive existing-customers-only estate is reduced, and the amount
processes are exactly the same as deal. There are also specialist loan of interest on the final settlement
if you were funding a car by PCP. companies for motorhomes. The can vary significantly.
It works by allowing a customer best thing to do to begin with is to
to pay a deposit and then have TOP TIP have a look on sites like Compare Pension drawdown
set monthly repayments over a the Market or Money Supermarket. If youre 55+, you have access to
If youre buying a
period of up to five years. At this motorhome built the full amount invested in your
point, there is an option to give overseas, check Savings personal pension. In effect, you
the motorhome back, pay the with your dealer In a recent MMM survey, over 70% can take out a lump sum before
outstanding amount (known as the that the price of buyers said they planned on you retire and spend it on a van.
you agree now
balloon payment) or trade in the using cash savings to purchase their The first 25% of what you take
is the price you
vehicle and use any residual equity will pay when it next van. Although its a big sum out is tax-free while the remaining
to start a new PCP agreement on a arrives, and will of cash to stump up, the advantage 75% will be taxed at your normal
new motorhome. not be affected by is that you own your van from marginal rate. Dont forget that
There are terms and conditions fluctuations in the the outset, so you avoid paying your final pension income could be
exchange rate.
that dictate the state in which the interest and wont have monthly seriously reduced when you retire.

PCP REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLE


Deposit/ Total Credit Total 59 Optional Interest
Purchase Initial Duration Representative
Cash price Part- amount facility amount monthly final rate
fee payment agreement APR
exchange of credit fee payable payments payment (fixed)

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In association with...

Covering notes
It can be difficult to choose the right insurance do you go for the cheapest
price, the most comprehensive cover, a special offer or a reputable name?

C omfort Insurance has


regularly won What Motorhome
magazines survey of specialist
insurers, so we spoke to the
companys Charlotte Davies to pick
her brains on everything you need
to know on the subject. Her advice?
The very cheapest isnt always the
best option but there is no need to
pay over the odds for a good
specialist policy.

Choosing the right


motorhome insurance
Dont just accept the first quote
you get from an advertiser in this
magazine if you shop around and
are prepared to haggle, you could
save several hundred pounds. Use
the internet to compare quotes
before picking up the phone and
then be prepared to ask the right
questions about your cover if you
dont, you could end up missing out rack and any car or trailer youre Look for devices that are Thatcham
on benefits and paying too much. TOP TIP towing is covered, too. approved. Then theres motorhome
Youll want to consider How much time Charlotte stresses the storage parking your vehicle on
breakdown cover in case your are you going to importance of gas and explosion the street, compared with keeping
motorhome cant be fixed spend abroad? cover, Carrying enough gas with it in a secure storage facility, will
immediately and a good policy Some policies only you for your travelling needs makes make a huge difference to your
cover 30 days,
will also compensate you for any others go up to this a real risk to be considered. premium. Look for sites which are
extra accommodation costs while eight months. And Then theres new-for-old cover members of the Caravan Storage
you cant live in your van. Think not all include as Charlotte explains, When you Site Owners Association (CaSSOA).
about whether youll be going breakdown cover have had a motorhome for less Remember your no-claims bonus,
on the Continent.
abroad, too, as not all policies cover than a year, you do not want to be too if you have this on your
this, although most offer 90 days in a position of having to replace it car, some insurers will offer an
foreign cover and the Caravan Club with a used one. introductory discount on your
policy is valid for up to 270 days. motorhome policy.
And are you taking pets with you? Another thing you can do is join
What happens if your van cant Keeping costs down a club being a member of a major
be fixed and youre in the south Significant discounts are given for club, like the Caravan Club or the
of Spain your policy may only low mileage, so be sure you are Camping and Caravanning Club,
repatriate you and your motorhome only paying for the mileage you are often attracts a discount, as most
back to the UK, but not Fido! doing. Most companies will let you insurers recognise club members
Dont forget the contents of your increase mileage but not decrease for being experienced. In addition,
motorhome policies generally it, so try to be accurate, as you the two larger clubs have their own
cover the items inside your van, dont want to overpay, advises insurance services.
but its worth checking what the Charlotte. And finally, a word of caution
maximum value per item is if youre Motorhome security is another from Charlotte, Remember, any
taking valuable belongings with you factor to consider, as immobilisers, saving will soon be forgotten if your
(or make sure theyre separately alarms and tracking devices make claim is refused for failing to
covered on your household policy). theft less likely, and youll get disclose information, so always
Check that bikes on your cycle discounted premiums accordingly. be truthful!

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THE LIFESTYLE

One word
freedom!
Ask any motorhome or campervan owner why they
love the hobby and theres a single word with
which theyll more than likely respond

Find somewhere with an Alpine view


like this and the most difficult aspect of
motorhoming will be finding a reason to move on

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L ook at all those shiny new
models on a dealers forecourt, or at
a show, and its easy to get
confused and lose sight of what this
is all about. Youll read this guide in
the hope of finding the right van
for you, but much more important
is getting as much use as you can
out of the vehicle whether ancient
campervan or spanking new A-class
once youve bought it.
That doesnt mean you have to
book a ferry to Morocco, or plan
a round-the-world tour, for that
weekend in Whitby might be just as
rewarding. With your motorhome
or campervan parked on the drive
and ready to go just add clothes
and food you can be away in a
jiffy. You dont have to go very far
and many dont as a local basic
CL or farm site may introduce you
to walks, villages and pubs virtually
on your doorstep that you never
knew existed.
Its that unplanned nature of
motorhoming thats often the most wild camping opportunities, too, ABOVE Great area food. Why not use the money
fun. Discovering that the weather and in France the aires network of weather means youll save on those disappointing
eating outside
forecast, out of season, looks overnight stops for motorhomes is experiences to treat yourself to a
surprisingly promising and just so comprehensive that youll always BELOW LEFT TO top-notch restaurant or five-star site
heading off can be an adventure find somewhere and it may even RIGHT Crossing with swimming pools instead?
the Rhine by ferry
in itself. I once took a Dover to be free. And, although many motorhome
adds to the fun
Calais cross-Channel ferry without Last summer, in the peak month buyers are retired couples, younger,
of August, I set off on the excellent Kids love more adventurous types and
even deciding which country I was
motorhoming but
going to end up in, and only settled Stena Line service from Harwich to make sure that families can benefit from the
on Germanys delightful Harz Hook of Holland with a rough plan their seats fit lifestyle just as much. Motorhomes
mountains on reading a feature in of heading to the Black Forest. We few motorhomes with garages can be the perfect
our sister magazine, MMM, while booked just our first nights stop (as have Isofix accessory for a hobby cycling,
actually at sea! wed be arriving in the Netherlands The size of your water sports, motor racing and
Of course, if youre heading in the evening) and simply found van doesnt more while bunk bed vans are
matter when
to the British seaside on a Bank German campsites as and when the youve got a
ripe for holidaying with offspring
Holiday weekend, youll need to mood took us. lakeside pitch! from toddlers to teenagers.
book, but there are so many small Wherever you go, youll have Summer will soon be with us
campsites around the UK that an all your own facilities with you, and the adventures can begin again
unplanned trip is usually quite so no longer are you reliant on (if they ever ceased). Hold on,
possible. In the less populated areas dirty public toilets, greasy cafs its sunny outside, so where shall
of Scotland there are likely to be and overpriced motorway service we go, Cumbria or Cornwall?

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TOURING

Great sites for


your motorhome
Make sure the campsite you book for your first touring trip is as good as it
looks in the adverts by choosing a selected site from one of these groups

Premier Parks in mid Wales is one such site, with


Premier Parks has only been going stunning valley views.
since 2008, but it sure knows a Visit premier-parks.co.uk
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amazing campsites in the group Best of British
(with a waiting list to join!). Each If youre looking for privately owned
one has been independently sites with superb amenities and
assessed to ensure that standards great customer service, Best of
stay sky-high. British is a good shout. It has over
A huge number of the sites 50 touring sites spanning the length
that have passed the stringent and breadth of the UK, including the
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Premier Parks online brochure site is set amidst some of Britains Somerset scenery
its sites cater for all tastes. Choose
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Tranquil Parks ABOVE Heading quiet are the name of the game. Somerset its quite possibly
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Forest and Bournemouth with its fine beaches. available. Pubs
and restaurant
Shamba Holidays
Ringwood Road, St Leonards, within easy walking
Ringwood, Hants BH24 2SB distance.
Tel: 01202 873302
Fax: 01202 873392
or visit our website: Townsend Farm, Pembridge, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9HB
www.shambaholidays.co.uk Email: info@townsendfarm.co.uk

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OFFERS 531331 TALL TREES LEISURE PARK
OPEN An Exclusive Development of Luxury Leisure Homes
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Homes start from just 47,995 and only a 10%


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Relax and enjoy the best of North Norfolk

Award-winning Kelling Heath offers a beautiful, natural


environment with pitches set amongst rare open heathland
with a backdrop of native woodland and pine. Connect
with nature... come to Kelling.
Activities
Woodland walks
Relax
Health & Fitness Club with 5 ISSUES FOR
& nature trails
Guided walks & events
Cycle Routes on & off park
indoor pool
Free outdoor leisure pool
The Forge: bars, restaurants,
JUST 5
Trim trail, orienteering, take-away
petanque & adventure play Village Store
The Folly open air music
Visit www.kellingheath.co.uk for availability of facilities and charges

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the Welsh and English countryside
Fully-modernised toilet and shower block
Hardstanding pitches Wrexham LL13 0LE
Deluxe pitches available (include a patio with gardens)
Fishing available on site
Tel: 01978 711963 or call 01778 392015 quoting ref: WHI/BYFM2017
Dogs welcome but must be kept on a lead at all times www.thetrottingmare.co.uk
Offer is open to UK residents and closes on 31st December 2017

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DATABASE

Buyers guide
With so many makes and models on the market, we've broken them down into logical
categories, to help you create a shortlist of 'vans to see. Everything's here, from
whether there's a separate shower to fridge size and the number of seatbelts

Hob (number of rings)


Oven/grill/microwave
Maximum weight (kg)

Waste water (litres)


Fresh water (litres)
Separate shower

Gas locker (kg)

Price from ()
Manufacturer

Fridge (litres)
Base vehicle

Payload (kg)

Belted seats
Length

Layout
Height
Berths
Model

Width
Type

CAMPERVANS If you want a Volkswagen campervan then this is your category. Almost everything here has an elevating roof
to create standing room when you're parked up, but they're not all based on VWs. We really like Renaults, too...
Auto-Campers Day Van FR FR Ford Tourneo 3000 550 4.97 2.08 1.97 2 8 Campervan 12 12 1 No 48 No 28,500
Auto-Campers Day Van RR RR Ford Tourneo 3000 550 4.97 2.08 2.10 4 8 Campervan 12 12 1 No 48 No 33,000
Auto-Campers Leisure Van FR FR Ford Transit Custom 2900 500 4.97 2.08 1.97 2 4 Campervan 40 40 2 No 48 1x907 32,000
Auto-Campers Leisure Van RR RR Ford Transit Custom 2900 450 4.97 2.08 2.10 4 4 Campervan 40 40 2 No 48 1x907 36,500
Auto-Campers MRV FR FR Ford Transit Custom 2900 450 4.97 2.08 1.97 2 5 Campervan 40 40 2 No 48 1x907 33,000
Auto-Campers MRV RR RR Ford Transit Custom 2900 450 4.97 2.08 2.10 4 5 Campervan 40 40 2 No 48 1x907 36,000
Autohaus Ashton RR Volkswagen T6 2800 - 4.89 1.99 2.01 2 4 Campervan 30 No 2 No 50 1x907 39,995
Autohaus Camelot RR Volkswagen T6 2800 - 4.89 1.99 2.01 2 4 Campervan 30 No 2 No 50 1x907 41,995
Autohaus Spartan RR Volkswagen T6 2800 - 4.89 1.99 2.01 2 5 Campervan 30 No 1 No 50 1x907 39,995
Bilbos Design Celex RR Volkswagen T6 3000 800 4.90 2.10 2.00 2 4 Campervan 36 35 2 G 65 2x907 40,090
Bilbos Design Celex LWB RR Volkswagen T6 3000 715 5.30 2.05 2.00 2 4 Campervan 36 35 2 G 65 2x907 42,080
Bilbos Design Komba RR Volkswagen T6 3000 800 4.90 2.10 2.00 2 5 Campervan 30 35 2 G 65 2x907 39,090
Bilbos Design Komba LWB RR Volkswagen T6 3000 715 5.30 2.10 2.00 2 5 Campervan 30 35 3 G 65 2x907 41,080
Bilbos Design Nexa RR Volkswagen T6 3000 800 4.90 2.10 2.00 2 4 Front Lounge 36 35 3 G 50 2x907 40,090
Bilbos Design Nexa LWB RR Volkswagen T6 3000 715 5.30 2.10 2.00 2 4 Front Lounge 36 35 3 G 50 2x907 42,080
Bilbos Design Space RR Volkswagen T6 3000 800 4.90 2.10 2.00 2 4 Front Lounge 18 No 1 G 18 No 37,090
CMC Reimo Caddy Camp Maxi RR Volkswagen Caddy Maxi 2345 400 4.88 1.79 1.96 2 5 Campervan 13 13 1 No 18 No 33,750
CMC Reimo City Van RR Volkswagen T6 3000 600 4.89 1.90 2.00 4 5 Campervan 13 13 1 No 26 No 46,700
CMC Reimo Escape RR Volkswagen T6 3000 600 4.89 1.90 2.00 4 5 Campervan 24 No 2 G 40 2x907 46,700
CMC Reimo FreeVan RR Volkswagen T6 3000 600 4.89 1.90 2.00 4 5 Campervan 24 No 1 No 18 2x907 47,200
CMC Reimo Multi Style RR Volkswagen T6 3000 600 4.89 1.90 2.00 4 4 Front Lounge 32 No 2 No 39 2x907 48,200
CMC Reimo Trekker RR Volkswagen T6 3000 600 4.89 1.90 2.00 4 5 Campervan 12 No 2 No 18 1x907 45,700
CMC Reimo Trio Style RR Volkswagen T6 3000 600 4.89 1.90 2.00 4 5 Campervan 24 No 2 No 39 2x907 48,200
Danbury Active RR Volkswagen T6 3000 764 4.89 2.07 1.99 2 4 End Kitchen 41 No 2 G 40 1x2.75 40,995
Danbury Diamond Classic FR Volkswagen T2 2294 780 4.40 1.80 1.99 2 5 Campervan 12 No 2 G 40 1x2.75 29,995
Danbury Fun RR Ford Transit 3410 795 4.97 2.08 2.05 2 5 Campervan 34 No 2 No 40 1x2.75 34,995
Danbury Go RR Ford Transit 3140 763 4.97 2.08 2.05 2 4 Campervan 34 No 3 OG 50 1x2.75 35,995
Danbury Now FR Ford Transit Connect 2040 345 4.42 1.83 1.90 2 5 End Kitchen 12 No 2 No 20 2x2.75 19,345
Danbury Rio Classic FR Volkswagen T2 2294 780 4.43 1.81 1.99 2 4 Campervan 12 No 2 G 40 1x2.75 29,995
Danbury Royale (RR) RR Volkswagen T6 3000 696 5.29 2.07 1.99 2 4 End Washroom 52 41 2 G 50 1x2.75 42,995
Danbury Surf 4 RR Volkswagen T6 3000 673 4.89 2.07 1.99 2 4 Campervan 31 No 2 G 50 1x2.75 38,995
Danbury Surf 5 RR Volkswagen T6 3000 668 4.90 2.10 1.99 2 5 Campervan 31 No 2 G 50 1x2.75 38,995
Danbury Trail RR Volkswagen T6 3000 857 4.89 2.07 1.99 2 5 Campervan 12 No 2 No 40 1x2.75 36,995
Devon Conversions Moonraker VI RR Volkswagen T6 3000 529 4.89 1.90 2.00 2 4 Campervan 45 45 2 G 65 2x4.5 40,669
Devon Conversions Sunrise RR Renault Trafic 2790 580 4.99 1.96 2.02 2 4 Front Lounge 54 19 2 No 40 2x907 36,399
Devon Conversions Vitesse RR Mercedes Vito 3050 680 5.14 2.24 1.94 4 4 Campervan 32 11 2 G 36 2x907 43,134
Dreamer Cap Land Select RR Ford Transit Custom 3140 - 5.34 1.99 2.01 2 4 End Washroom 50 50 2 No 51 1x5 40,200
Dreamer Mirande S Select RR Renault Trafic 2940 - 4.99 1.96 2.00 2 4 End Washroom 50 45 2 No 51 2x2.75 40,900
East Neuk Fifer Touring Cub RR Nissan NV200 2070 250 4.40 2.00 2.00 2 4 Campervan 42 30 2 No 40 1x2.72 29,000
Hillside Leisure Birchover Action RR Volkswagen T6 2600 - - - - 4 5 Campervan 60 Yes 2 G 50 1x907 37,995
Hillside Leisure Birchover LWB RR Volkswagen T6 2800 - - - - 4 4 Campervan 60 Yes 2 OG 65 1x907 39,995
Hillside Leisure Birchover SWB RR Volkswagen T6 2600 - 4.89 1.90 2.00 4 4 Campervan 60 Yes 2 G 65 1x907 37,995
Hillside Leisure Castleton RR Ford Transit Custom 3100 - 4.97 1.98 2.08 4 4 Campervan 40 Yes 3 G 65 1x907 35,995
Hillside Leisure Cromford (RR) RR Volkswagen T6 2800 - 5.29 1.90 2.00 4 4 Campervan 60 Yes 3 OG 50 1x907 42,595

Key CLASS FR Fixed roof RR Rising roof HT High-top LP Low-profile LPDD Low-profile with drop-down bed OC Overcab coachbuilt AC A-class COOKER G Grill O Oven M Microwave Opt Optional

Explore your horizons


Contact us now at www.buerstner.com/uk
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DATABASE

Hob (number of rings)


Oven/grill/microwave
Maximum weight (kg)

Waste water (litres)


Fresh water (litres)
Separate shower

Gas locker (kg)

Price from ()
Manufacturer

Fridge (litres)
Base vehicle

Payload (kg)

Belted seats
Length

Layout
Height
Berths
Model

Width
Type
Hillside Leisure Dalbury RR Nissan NV200 2000 - 4.40 1.70 1.92 2 4 Campervan 30 Yes 2 No 39 1x907 26,995
Hillside Leisure Dalbury E RR Nissan NV200 Electric 2200 - 4.56 1.76 1.92 2 4 Campervan 30 Yes 2 No 39 1x907 29,995
Hillside Leisure Ellastone RR Renault Trafic 2800 - 4.78 1.90 2.00 4 4 Campervan 45 Yes 2 G 50 1x907 34,995
HymerCar Sydney RR Fiat Ducato 3500 835 4.96 2.05 2.30 4 4 Campervan 35 43 2 Opt 65 1x2.75 42,490
Jerba Cromarty RR Volkswagen T6 3000 633 5.30 2.00 2.00 4 5 Campervan 38 No 3 No 62 2x3.9 43,600
Jerba Sanna RR Volkswagen T6 3000 607 5.30 2.00 2.00 4 4 End Kitchen 38 No 3 No 51 2x3.9 44,850
Jerba Taransay RR Volkswagen T6 3000 599 4.90 2.00 2.00 4 4 End Kitchen 38 No 3 No 51 2x3.9 43,550
Jerba Tiree RR Volkswagen T6 3000 639 4.90 2.00 2.00 4 4 Campervan 38 No 2 No 51 2x3.9 42,100
Leisuredrive Crusader RR Volkswagen T6 2800 600 5.00 2.00 1.95 2 4 Rear Lounge 25 No 2 OG 60 1x2.72 41,950
Leisuredrive Crusader CT RR Volkswagen T6 2800 540 4.89 2.00 2.00 2 4 Campervan 25 No 2 OG 40 1x2.72 43,490
Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo RR Mercedes V-Class 3200 670 5.14 1.92 1.98 2 4 Campervan - - 2 - - - 53,180
Murvi Meteor RR Volkswagen T6 2800 400 4.89 1.91 1.98 4 4 Front Lounge 45 30 4 G 60 2x907 42,744
Nomad Campervans Camper RR Volkswagen T6 3000 1152 4.89 1.90 1.98 4 5 Campervan 13 No 2 No 48 1x2.75 39,950
Nomad Campervans Camper LWB RR Volkswagen T6 3000 1095 5.30 1.90 1.98 4 5 Campervan 13 No 2 No 48 1x2.75 40,950
Nomad Campervans Camper Plus RR Volkswagen T6 3000 1090 4.89 1.90 1.98 4 5 Campervan 13 No 2 No 40 1x2.75 46,950
Nomad Campervans Camper Plus LWB RR Volkswagen T6 3000 1032 5.30 1.90 1.98 4 5 Campervan 13 No 2 No 40 1x2.75 47,950
Nomad Campervans Ranger (RR) RR Volkswagen T6 3000 1113 4.89 1.90 1.98 4 5 Campervan 13 No 2 No 40 1x2.75 41,950
Nomad Campervans Ranger LWB (RR) RR Volkswagen T6 3200 1238 5.30 1.90 1.98 4 5 End Kitchen 13 No 2 No 40 1x2.75 42,950
Nomad Campervans Sport RR Volkswagen T6 3000 1152 4.89 1.90 1.98 2 5 End Kitchen 13 No 1 No 20 1x2.75 35,950
Nomad Campervans Sport LWB RR Volkswagen T6 3000 1095 5.30 1.90 1.98 2 5 Campervan 13 No 1 No 20 1x2.75 36,950
Rolling Homes Classic RR Volkswagen T6 3200 800 4.89 1.90 1.99 4 4 Campervan 65 Opt 2 Opt 50 1x907 64,995
Rolling Homes Columbus RR Volkswagen T6 3200 800 4.89 1.90 1.99 4 4 Campervan 65 Opt 2 Opt 50 1x907 41,995
Rolling Homes Livingstone RR Volkswagen T6 3200 800 4.89 1.90 1.99 4 4 End Kitchen 65 Opt 2 Opt 50 1x907 44,995
Rolling Homes Shackleton RR Volkswagen T6 3200 800 4.89 1.90 1.99 4 4 Campervan 65 Opt 2 Opt 50 1x907 38,995
Rolling Homes Weekender RR Volkswagen T6 3200 800 4.90 1.90 1.99 4 4 Campervan 65 Opt 2 Opt - 1x907 32,995
Romahome R10 Solo RR Citron Nemo 1750 375 3.86 2.01 1.68 1 3 Front Lounge 5 No 2 No No Yes 23,601
Volkswagen California Beach RR Volkswagen T6 3000 674 4.90 1.90 1.99 4 4 Campervan No No No No No No 38,214
Volkswagen California Ocean RR Volkswagen T6 3000 444 4.90 1.90 1.99 4 4 Campervan 30 Yes 2 - 42 1x2.8 48,547
Wellhouse Leisure Ford Connect RR Ford Grand Tourneo 2300 400 4.81 1.96 1.99 2 4 Campervan 25 No 2 M 25 1x7 28,500
Wellhouse Leisure i-Camper (RR) RR Hyundai i800 3200 500 5.13 1.90 1.98 4 5 Campervan 42 40 2 OG 47 1x6 42,000
Wellhouse Leisure i-Camper Sport RR Hyundai i800 3200 500 5.13 1.90 1.98 4 5 Campervan 42 40 2 OG 47 1x6 45,000
Wellhouse Leisure Moselle S RR Mercedes Vito 3200 500 5.15 1.90 1.99 4 5 Campervan 40 40 2 No 25 1x6 44,500
Wellhouse Leisure Moselle SE RR Mercedes Vito 3200 500 5.15 1.90 1.99 4 5 Campervan 25 18 2 No 25 1x6 48,500
Wellhouse Leisure SsangYong Turismo RR SsangYong Turismo 2750 350 5.13 1.90 1.84 4 4 Campervan 12 12 2 No 25 1x6 29,995
Wellhouse Leisure Terrier SE RR Ford Transit Custom 3100 500 4.98 1.99 2.08 4 5 Campervan 40 40 2 Opt 40 1x6 43,000
Wellhouse Leisure Terrier SE LWB RR Ford Transit Custom 3100 500 5.40 1.99 2.08 5 5 Campervan 40 40 2 Opt 40 1x6 44,000
Wellhouse Leisure Terrier Sport RR Ford Transit Custom 3400 750 4.98 1.99 2.08 4 5 Campervan 40 40 2 Opt 40 1x6 47,500
Westfalia Club Joker City RR Volkswagen T6 2800 - 4.89 1.90 2.00 2 4 Front Lounge 32 42 2 No 50 - 48,022
Wheelhome Skurry RR Fiat Dobl 2230 410 4.39 2.11 1.96 2 4 End Kitchen 10 No 1 OG 21 No 34,250
Wheelhome Vikenze II RR Fiat Qubo 1750 230 3.86 1.81 1.83 1 2 Campervan 10 No 1 OG 7 No 29,625
WildAx Pulsar (RR) RR Citron Relay 3300 375 5.00 2.05 2.43 2 4 Front Lounge 80 80 3 OG 50 20xLPG 46,995

HIGH-TOPS Larger van conversions sometimes have as much living space, and as many facilities, as a coachbuilt but still seem more
car-like to drive. The 5.4m versions are most manouevrable, the 6.4m layouts have loads of living space and/or storage.
Adria Motorhomes Twin 500 S HT Fiat Ducato 3300 608 4.96 2.05 2.63 2 4 End Washroom 60 40 3 No 65 1x11, 1x5 40,990
Adria Motorhomes Twin 540 SPT HT Fiat Ducato 3300 570 5.41 2.05 2.58 2 4 Garage 100 90 2 No 65 2x11 41,490
Adria Motorhomes Twin 600 SP HT Fiat Ducato 3500 485 5.99 2.05 2.58 3 4 Garage 100 90 2 G 90 2x11 41,990
Adria Motorhomes Twin 640 SLX HT Fiat Ducato 3500 514 6.36 2.05 2.59 4 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 90 2 No 90 2x11 43,990
Auto-Campers Custom Day Van HT HT Ford Kombi 3100 600 4.97 2.08 2.44 2 8 Campervan 12 12 1 No 48 No 28,500
Auto-Campers Custom Leisure Van HT HT Ford Transit Custom 2900 450 4.97 2.08 2.44 2 4 Campervan 40 40 2 No 48 1x907 33,500
Auto-Campers Custom MRV HT HT Ford Transit Custom 2900 450 4.97 2.08 2.44 2 5 Campervan 40 40 2 No 48 1x907 31,500
Autocruise Select 122 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 585 6.00 2.26 2.72 2 2 Rear Lounge - - 2 Opt 50 2x7 36,490
Autocruise Select 144 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 615 6.00 2.26 2.72 2 2 Rear Lounge - - 2 Opt 50 2x7 36,490
Autocruise Select 164 HT Fiat Ducato 3500 795 6.36 2.26 2.72 2 2 French Bed - - 2 Opt 50 2x7 38,490
Autocruise Select 184 HT Fiat Ducato 3500 - 6.36 2.26 2.72 2 2 Rear Lounge - - 2 Opt 50 1x7, 1x4.5 38,490
Autohaus Camelot Grandi HT Volkswagen T6 2800 - 5.29 1.99 2.60 2 4 Campervan 30 No 2 OG 50 - 51,995
Autohaus Kingston HT Fiat Ducato 3500 - 5.98 2.05 2.75 4 4 Rear Lounge 60 Yes 2 Opt 90 Yes 46,995
Auto-Sleepers Fairford HT Peugeot Boxer 3500 424 6.36 2.26 2.64 4 4 Rear Lounge 69 40 3 OGM 96 25xLPG 51,700
Auto-Sleepers Kemerton XL HT Peugeot Boxer 3500 446 6.36 2.26 2.64 2 3 End Washroom 69 40 3 OGM 105 25xLPG 51,700
Auto-Sleepers Kingham HT Peugeot Boxer 3500 433 6.36 2.26 2.64 2 2 French Bed 69 40 3 OGM 96 25xLPG 51,700
Auto-Sleepers Stanway HT Peugeot Boxer 3500 562 5.99 2.26 2.64 2 4 Front Lounge 69 40 3 OGM 96 25xLPG 49,200
Auto-Sleepers Symbol HT Peugeot Boxer 3300 485 5.41 2.26 2.64 2 3 Front Lounge 69 40 3 OGM 81 25xLPG 48,200
Auto-Sleepers Warwick Duo HT Peugeot Boxer 3500 424 5.99 2.26 2.64 4 4 Rear Lounge 69 40 3 OGM 81 25xLPG 49,200
Auto-Sleepers Warwick XL HT Peugeot Boxer 3500 469 6.36 2.26 2.64 2 2 Rear Lounge 69 40 3 OGM 96 25xLPG 51,700
Auto-Trail V-Line 540 SE HT Fiat Ducato 3500 670 5.41 2.27 2.68 2 2 Rear Lounge 58 58 3 OGM 95 25xLPG 45,513
Auto-Trail V-Line 600 Sport HT Fiat Ducato 3500 400 5.99 2.27 2.81 2 2 Front Lounge 70 70 2 OG 65 25xLPG 52,022
Auto-Trail V-Line 605 SE HT Fiat Ducato 3500 600 5.99 2.27 2.68 2 2 Rear Lounge 70 70 3 OGM 95 25xLPG 47,099
Auto-Trail V-Line 610 SE HT Fiat Ducato 3500 550 5.99 2.27 2.68 2 2 Rear Lounge 70 70 3 OGM 95 25xLPG 47,099
Auto-Trail V-Line 610 Sport HT Fiat Ducato 3500 410 5.99 2.27 2.81 2 2 Rear Lounge 70 70 2 OG 65 25xLPG 53,093
Auto-Trail V-Line 620 Sport HT Fiat Ducato 3500 300 5.99 2.27 2.81 2 2 Garage 70 70 2 OG 65 25xLPG 53,093
Auto-Trail V-Line 635 SE HT Fiat Ducato 3500 480 6.36 2.27 2.68 2 2 Rear Lounge 70 70 3 OGM 95 25xLPG 48,675
Auto-Trail V-Line 636 SE HT Fiat Ducato 3500 420 6.36 2.27 2.68 2 4 Rear Lounge 70 70 3 OGM 95 25xLPG 48,675
Bilbos Design Lezan LWB HT Volkswagen T6 3000 420 5.30 2.10 2.50 2 4 Front Lounge 36 35 2 G 65 2x907 46,090
Brstner City Car C 540 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 540 5.41 2.08 2.58 2 4 Garage 100 90 2 Opt 65 2x11 37,995
Brstner City Car C 600 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 440 5.99 2.08 2.58 2 4 Garage 100 90 2 Opt 80 2x11 39,995
Brstner City Car C 602 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 440 5.99 2.08 2.58 2 4 Garage 100 90 2 Opt 65 2x11 40,495

Key CLASS FR Fixed roof RR Rising roof HT High-top LP Low-profile LPDD Low-profile with drop-down bed OC Overcab coachbuilt AC A-class COOKER G Grill O Oven M Microwave Opt Optional

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DATABASE

Hob (number of rings)


Oven/grill/microwave
Maximum weight (kg)

Waste water (litres)


Fresh water (litres)
Separate shower

Gas locker (kg)

Price from ()
Manufacturer

Fridge (litres)
Base vehicle

Payload (kg)

Belted seats
Length

Layout
Height
Berths
Model

Width
Type
Brstner City Car C 640 HT Fiat Ducato 3500 525 6.36 2.08 2.58 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 90 2 Opt 90 2x11 42,995
Carthago Malibu 540 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 555 5.41 2.05 2.59 2 4 Garage 80 92 2 No - 2x11 45,310
Carthago Malibu 600 DB HT Fiat Ducato 3300 555 5.99 2.05 2.59 2 4 Garage 100 92 2 No - 2x11 45,580
Carthago Malibu 600 DB Charming HT Fiat Ducato 3300 555 5.99 2.05 2.59 2 4 Garage 100 92 2 No - 2x11 46,890
Carthago Malibu 600 DB Low HT Fiat Ducato 3300 550 5.99 2.05 2.59 2 4 Garage 80 92 2 No - 2x11 46,520
Carthago Malibu 600 LE Low HT Fiat Ducato 3300 565 5.99 2.05 2.59 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 80 92 2 No - 2x11 48,090
Carthago Malibu 640 LE HT Fiat Ducato 3500 655 6.35 2.05 2.59 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 92 2 No - 2x11 48,780
Carthago Malibu 640 LE Charming HT Fiat Ducato 3500 655 6.35 2.05 2.59 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 92 2 No - 2x11 50,100
Danbury Royale (HT) HT Volkswagen T6 3200 600 5.30 2.10 2.47 2 4 End Washroom 52 41 2 G 50 1x2.75 42,995
Devon Conversions Aztec LWB HT Fiat Ducato 3500 920 6.00 2.05 2.59 2 2 Rear Lounge 66 50 4 OG 90 2x4.5 43,305
Devon Conversions Aztec MWB HT Fiat Ducato 3500 920 5.41 2.05 2.59 2 2 Rear Lounge 66 50 4 G 90 2x4.5 42,011
Devon Conversions Discovery HT Ford Transit 3500 837 5.98 2.05 2.65 2 4 Front Lounge 57 27 4 OG 85 30xLPG 45,754
Devon Conversions Firefly HT Ford Transit Custom 2900 600 4.97 1.98 2.43 2 4 Front Lounge 36 32 2 OG 80 2x4.5 37,677
Devon Conversions Mayflower HT Ford Transit 3500 490 6.70 2.10 2.80 2 2 Rear Lounge 84 40 2 OG 80 30xLPG 52,060
Devon Conversions Monte Carlo HT Renault Master 3500 485 6.20 2.07 2.58 3 3 Rear Lounge 82 41 4 OG 90 2x4.5 43,246
Devon Conversions Moonraker VI HT Volkswagen T6 3000 529 4.89 1.90 2.59 4 4 Campervan 45 45 2 OG 65 2x4.5 41,869
Devon Conversions Provence HT Renault Master 3500 485 6.20 2.07 2.58 2 2 French Bed 82 41 3 OG 85 25xLPG 44,772
Devon Conversions Sahara HT Fiat Ducato 3500 592 6.36 2.05 2.59 4 4 Rear Lounge 66 50 4 OG 60 2x4.5 46,617
Devon Conversions Sapphire HT Mercedes Sprinter 3500 500 6.94 1.99 2.74 3 3 Rear Lounge 80 45 4 OG 90 30xLPG 62,537
Devon Conversions Sundowner HT Renault Trafic 2980 680 5.39 1.95 2.50 2 4 Campervan 54 19 2 OG 80 2x4.5 37,825
Devon Conversions Tempest HT Renault Master 3300 720 5.55 2.07 2.58 2 4 French Bed 82 41 2 OG 80 1x11 42,057
Dreamer D42 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 475 5.40 2.05 2.56 2 4 French Bed 110 90 2 No 90 1x13 36,600
Dreamer D43 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 505 5.40 2.05 2.56 2 4 Garage 110 90 2 No 90 1x13 36,600
Dreamer D53 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 375 5.99 2.05 2.56 4 4 Garage 110 90 2 No 132 2x5 38,000
Dreamer D55 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 375 5.99 2.05 2.56 2 4 Garage 110 90 3 No 132 2x13 38,000
Dreamer D55 Select HT Fiat Ducato 3500 575 5.99 2.05 2.56 2 4 Garage 110 100 3 No 135 2x13 42,500
Dreamer D58 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 375 5.99 2.05 2.56 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 110 90 2 No 90 1x13 38,000
Dreamer D68 Select HT Fiat Ducato 3500 425 6.36 2.05 2.56 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 110 100 2 No 135 2x13 44,100
East Neuk Fifer Touring L HT Citron Relay 3500 550 6.00 2.05 2.70 2 2 Rear Lounge 85 50 3 OG 85 15xLPG 51,000
East Neuk Fifer Touring M HT Citron Relay 3500 590 5.40 2.05 2.70 2 2 Rear Lounge 65 50 3 OG 85 15xLPG 46,000
East Neuk Fifer Touring S HT Fiat Ducato 3300 550 4.96 2.05 2.85 2 2 Rear Lounge 65 45 3 Opt 85 2x3.9 43,000
Globecar D Line Campscout HT Fiat Ducato 3500 555 6.35 2.05 2.61 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 92 2 Opt 138 2x11 44,995
Globecar D Line Campscout B HT Fiat Ducato 3500 580 6.35 2.05 2.61 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 92 2 Opt 90 2x11 44,195
Globecar D Line Campscout Revolution HT Fiat Ducato 3500 455 6.35 2.05 2.83 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 92 2 Opt 138 2x11 45,995
Globecar D Line Globescout HT Fiat Ducato 3300 510 5.99 2.05 2.58 2 4 Garage 100 92 2 Opt 80 2x11 41,995
Globecar D Line Globescout Limited HT Fiat Ducato 3300 495 5.99 2.05 2.58 2 4 Garage 100 92 2 Opt 80 2x11 46,495
Globecar D Line Globescout R HT Fiat Ducato 3300 510 5.99 2.05 2.58 2 4 Garage 100 92 2 Opt 80 2x11 43,195
Globecar D Line Globestar 600 L HT Fiat Ducato 3300 495 5.99 2.05 2.58 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 92 2 Opt 64 2x11 44,495
Globecar D Line Globestar 600 L Revolution HT Fiat Ducato 3500 590 5.99 2.05 2.83 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 92 2 Opt 64 2x11 46,995
Globecar D Line Globestar 600 W HT Fiat Ducato 3300 510 5.99 2.05 2.58 2 4 Garage 100 92 2 Opt 138 2x11 43,695
Globecar D Line Globestar 640 DK HT Fiat Ducato 3500 555 6.35 2.05 2.69 2 4 Garage 100 92 2 Opt 90 2x11 45,895
Globecar D Line Roadscout R HT Fiat Ducato 3300 580 5.41 2.05 2.58 2 4 Garage 100 92 2 Opt 64 2x11 41,995
Globecar H Line Concorde Compact HT Fiat Ducato 3300 490 5.41 2.05 3.03 2 4 End Washroom 75 80 3 Opt 60 2x11 48,595
Globecar H Line Globescout Vario HT Fiat Ducato 3500 535 5.99 2.05 3.11 2 4 Garage 100 80 2 Opt 80 2x11 50,495
Globecar H Line Summit 600 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 665 5.99 2.05 2.58 2 4 Garage 100 80 2 Opt 80 2x11 45,695
Globecar H Line Summit 640 HT Fiat Ducato 3500 560 6.35 2.05 2.61 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 80 2 Opt 80 2x11 46,950
Globecar H Line Vario 499 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 535 4.96 2.05 3.03 2 4 End Washroom 75 80 3 Opt 80 2x11 46,650
Globecar H Line Vario 545 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 375 5.41 2.05 3.12 2 4 End Washroom 75 80 3 Opt 80 2x11 49,550
Hillside Leisure Cromford (HT) HT Volkswagen T6 2800 - 5.29 1.90 2.40 2 4 Campervan 60 Yes 3 OG 50 1x907 42,595
Hillside Leisure Hartington HT Renault Trafic 2980 - 5.39 2.28 2.50 2 4 End Kitchen 50 Yes 2 OG 65 1x907 39,995
Hobby Vantana K 55 F HT Fiat Ducato 3300 631 5.41 2.05 2.64 2 4 Garage 95 90 2 No 90 2x11 52,995
Hobby Vantana K 60 F HT Fiat Ducato 3300 487 5.99 2.05 2.64 2 4 Garage 95 90 2 No 90 2x11 53,495
Hobby Vantana K 60 Fs HT Fiat Ducato 3300 487 5.99 2.05 2.64 2 4 Garage 95 90 2 No 90 2x11 54,995
Hobby Vantana K 60 Ft HT Fiat Ducato 3300 494 5.99 2.05 2.64 2 4 Garage 95 90 2 No 90 2x11 54,995
Hobby Vantana K 65 E HT Fiat Ducato 3500 569 6.36 2.05 2.64 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 95 90 2 No 90 2x11 54,995
Hobby Vantana K 65 Es HT Fiat Ducato 3500 569 6.36 2.05 2.64 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 95 90 2 No 90 2x11 55,995
Hobby Vantana K 65 Ft HT Fiat Ducato 3500 585 6.36 2.05 2.64 2 4 Garage 95 90 2 No 90 2x11 55,495
HymerCar Ayers Rock HT Fiat Ducato 3300 575 5.41 2.08 2.55 2 4 Front Lounge 100 100 2 Opt 65 1x11, 1x5 41,690
HymerCar Grand Canyon HT Fiat Ducato 3300 420 5.99 2.08 2.55 2 4 Front Lounge 100 100 2 Opt 90 2x11 42,490
HymerCar Grand Canyon S HT Mercedes Sprinter 3500 670 5.93 2.03 2.85 2 4 Front Lounge 100 85 2 Opt 90 2x11 48,990
HymerCar Sierra Nevada HT Fiat Ducato 3500 510 6.36 2.08 2.55 2 4 French Bed 100 100 2 Opt 90 2x11 44,890
HymerCar Yellowstone HT Fiat Ducato 3500 510 6.36 2.08 2.55 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 100 2 Opt 90 2x11 44,890
HymerCar Yosemite HT Fiat Ducato 3300 420 5.99 2.08 2.55 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 100 2 Opt 65 2x11 42,490
IH Motorhomes N-Class 630 FL HT Fiat Ducato 3000 - 6.36 2.05 2.62 2 2 End Washroom 67 60 4 OG 80 25xLPG 63,495

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DATABASE

Hob (number of rings)


Oven/grill/microwave
Maximum weight (kg)

Waste water (litres)


Fresh water (litres)
Separate shower

Gas locker (kg)

Price from ()
Manufacturer

Fridge (litres)
Base vehicle

Payload (kg)

Belted seats
Length

Layout
Height
Berths
Model

Width
Type
IH Motorhomes N-Class 630 RG HT Fiat Ducato 3000 - 6.36 2.05 2.62 2 2 Rear Lounge 67 60 3 OG 90 25xLPG -
IH Motorhomes N-Class 630 SL HT Fiat Ducato 3000 - 6.36 2.05 2.62 2 2 End Washroom 67 60 4 OG 90 25xLPG -
IH Motorhomes 540 FL HT Fiat Ducato 3000 - 5.41 2.05 2.62 2 2 End Washroom 67 60 4 M 90 25xLPG 51,495
IH Motorhomes 540 RD HT Fiat Ducato 3000 - 5.41 2.05 2.62 2 2 Rear Lounge 67 60 4 M 90 25xLPG 51,495
IH Motorhomes 600 RD HT Fiat Ducato 3000 - 5.99 2.05 2.62 2 2 Rear Lounge 67 60 4 OG 90 25xLPG 53,495
IH Motorhomes 600 RL HT Fiat Ducato 3000 - 5.99 2.05 2.62 2 2 Rear Lounge 67 60 4 OG 90 25xLPG 53,495
IH Motorhomes 630 FL HT Fiat Ducato 3000 - 6.36 2.05 2.62 2 2 End Washroom 67 60 4 OG 80 25xLPG 58,995
IH Motorhomes 630 RD HT Fiat Ducato 3000 - 6.36 2.05 2.62 2 2 Rear Lounge 67 60 4 OG 90 25xLPG 55,495
IH Motorhomes 630 RL HT Fiat Ducato 3000 - 6.36 2.05 2.62 2 2 Rear Lounge 67 60 4 OG 90 25xLPG 55,495
IH Motorhomes 630 RL HT Fiat Ducato 3000 - 6.36 2.05 2.62 2 2 Rear Lounge 67 60 4 OG 90 25xLPG 63,495
Jerba Jura HT Volkswagen T6 3000 607 5.30 2.00 2.50 2 4 End Kitchen 38 No 3 No 51 2x3.9 44,800
Knaus BoxLife 540 MK HT Fiat Ducato 3300 650 5.41 2.05 2.58 1 4 Fixed Single Bed 110 85 2 No 90 1x11 41,700
Knaus BoxLife 600 MQ HT Fiat Ducato 3300 460 5.99 2.05 2.58 2 4 Garage 110 85 2 No 90 1x11 43,900
Knaus BoxLife 630 ME HT Fiat Ducato 3500 590 6.36 2.05 2.58 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 110 85 2 No 90 1x11 46,000
Knaus BoxStar City 500 (LHD) HT Fiat Ducato 3300 720 4.96 2.05 2.58 2 4 Front Lounge 80 85 2 No 90 1x11 -
Knaus BoxStar Family 600 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 460 5.99 2.05 2.58 4 4 Garage 80 85 3 No 90 1x11 48,200
Knaus BoxStar Freeway 630 HT Fiat Ducato 3500 490 6.36 2.05 2.85 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 110 85 3 No 90 2x11 50,300
Knaus BoxStar Lifetime 600 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 460 5.99 2.05 2.58 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 110 85 2 No 65 2x11 50,000
Knaus BoxStar Road 540 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 650 5.41 2.05 2.58 2 4 Garage 110 85 2 No 65 2x11 45,900
Knaus BoxStar Solution 600 HT Fiat Ducato 3500 590 5.99 2.05 2.82 2 4 Garage 110 85 3 No 90 2x11 50,500
Knaus BoxStar Street 600 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 460 5.99 2.05 2.58 2 4 Garage 110 85 3 No 90 2x11 48,200
La Strada Avanti C HT Fiat Ducato 3500 500 6.36 2.05 2.89 2 4 Garage 100 80 3 No 80 2x11 52,206
La Strada Avanti EB HT Fiat Ducato 3500 500 6.36 2.05 2.89 4 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 80 3 No 80 2x11 52,206
La Strada Avanti F HT Fiat Ducato 3500 450 6.36 2.05 2.89 4 4 Garage 100 80 3 No 80 2x11 54,542
La Strada Avanti L HT Fiat Ducato 3300 430 5.99 2.05 2.65 2 4 Garage 100 80 3 No 80 2x11 48,409
La Strada Avanti M HT Fiat Ducato 3300 450 5.41 2.05 2.65 2 4 Garage 100 75 2 No 80 1x11 47,632
La Strada Avanti XL HT Fiat Ducato 3500 560 5.99 2.05 2.89 2 4 Garage 100 80 3 No 80 2x11 51,652
La Strada Regent L HT Mercedes Sprinter 3500 450 5.93 1.99 2.99 2 4 End Washroom 100 70 3 No 80 1x11, 1x5 -
La Strada Regent S HT Mercedes Sprinter 3500 550 5.93 2.04 2.83 2 4 Garage 100 70 3 No 65 2x11 -
Leisuredrive Vivante HT Volkswagen T6 2800 600 5.00 2.00 2.50 2 4 Front Lounge 25 No 2 GM 60 1x2.72 43,500
Lunar Landstar EWS HT Mercedes Sprinter 3500 250 7.12 1.99 2.81 2 2 End Washroom 70 35 4 OGM 95 2x6 61,490
Lunar Landstar RLS HT Mercedes Sprinter 3500 270 7.12 1.99 2.81 2 2 Rear Lounge 70 35 4 OGM 95 2x6 61,490
Moto-Trek Leisure-Treka Classic EB HT Peugeot Boxer 3500 450 6.36 2.05 2.64 2 2 End Washroom 75 66 3 M 30 Yes 44,999
Moto-Trek Leisure-Treka Classic ELD HT Peugeot Boxer 3500 450 6.36 2.05 2.64 2 2 Rear Lounge 75 66 3 M 30 Yes 44,999
Moto-Trek Leisure-Treka Classic ELS HT Peugeot Boxer 3500 450 6.36 2.05 2.64 2 2 Rear Lounge 75 66 3 M 30 Yes 44,999
Moto-Trek Leisure-Treka Classic RL HT Peugeot Boxer 3500 450 6.36 2.05 2.64 2 2 Rear Lounge 75 66 3 M 30 Yes 43,999
Moto-Trek Leisure-Treka Elite EB HT Peugeot Boxer 3500 340 6.36 2.05 2.64 2 2 End Washroom 75 66 3 OG 90 25xLPG 49,999
Moto-Trek Leisure-Treka Elite ELD HT Peugeot Boxer 3500 340 6.36 2.05 2.64 2 4 Rear Lounge 75 66 3 OG 90 25xLPG 49,999
Moto-Trek Leisure-Treka Elite ELS HT Peugeot Boxer 3500 340 6.36 2.05 2.64 2 3 Rear Lounge 75 66 3 OG 90 25xLPG 49,999
Moto-Trek Leisure-Treka Elite RL HT Peugeot Boxer 3500 340 6.36 2.05 2.64 2 2 Rear Lounge 75 66 3 OG 90 25xLPG 48,999
Murvi Mallard HT Fiat Ducato 3500 700 5.41 2.05 2.54 2 4 Front Lounge 54 36 4 G 60 25xLPG 41,795
Murvi Mallard HT Volkswagen T6 2800 400 4.89 1.91 2.62 2 4 Front Lounge 45 30 4 G 60 2x907 41,987
Murvi Morello HT Fiat Ducato 3500 500 6.00 2.05 2.54 2 4 Front Lounge 72 45 3 OG 90 25xLPG 50,799
Murvi Morello HT Ford Transit 3500 500 5.98 2.05 2.58 2 4 Front Lounge 72 45 3 OG 90 30xLPG 51,511
Murvi Morello HT Mercedes Sprinter 3500 550 5.91 1.99 2.78 2 4 Front Lounge 72 45 3 OG 90 30xLPG 64,138
Murvi Morello XL HT Fiat Ducato 3500 400 6.36 2.05 2.60 2 2 Front Lounge 72 45 3 OG 90 25xLPG 52,935
Murvi Morocco HT Fiat Ducato 3500 500 6.00 2.05 2.54 2 2 Front Lounge 72 45 3 OG 90 25xLPG 50,799
Murvi Morocco XL HT Fiat Ducato 3500 400 6.36 2.05 2.60 2 2 Front Lounge 72 45 3 OG 90 25xLPG 52,935
Murvi Piccolo HT Fiat Ducato 3500 600 5.41 2.05 2.54 2 4 Front Lounge 72 45 3 OG 90 25xLPG 49,625
Murvi Pimento HT Fiat Ducato 3500 600 5.41 2.05 2.54 2 4 Front Lounge 72 45 3 OG 90 25xLPG 49,025
Murvi Pimento HT Ford Transit 3500 600 5.53 2.05 2.58 2 4 Front Lounge 72 45 3 OG 90 30xLPG 49,706
Murvi Pimento XL HT Fiat Ducato 3500 500 6.00 2.05 2.54 2 4 Front Lounge 72 45 3 OG 90 25xLPG 50,799
Murvi Pimento XL HT Ford Transit 3500 500 5.98 2.05 2.58 2 4 Front Lounge 72 45 3 OG 90 30xLPG 51,511
Nomad Campervans Ranger (HT) HT Volkswagen T6 3000 1113 4.89 1.90 2.65 4 5 Campervan 13 No 2 No 40 1x2.75 41,950
Nomad Campervans Ranger LWB (HT) HT Volkswagen T6 3200 1238 5.30 1.90 2.65 4 5 End Kitchen 13 No 2 No 40 1x2.75 42,950
Pilote Foxy Van V540G HT Fiat Ducato 3300 650 5.41 2.05 2.58 2 4 Garage 110 80 2 No - 2x13 39,651
Pilote Foxy Van V600F HT Fiat Ducato 3300 550 5.99 2.05 2.58 2 4 Garage 110 80 2 No - 2x13 40,554
Pilote Foxy Van V600G HT Fiat Ducato 3300 550 5.99 2.05 2.58 2 4 Garage 110 80 2 No 80 2x13 40,102
Pilote Foxy Van V630F HT Fiat Ducato 3500 640 6.36 2.05 2.58 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 110 80 2 No 141 2x13 41,458
Pilote Foxy Van V630J HT Fiat Ducato 3500 640 6.36 2.05 2.58 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 110 80 2 No 80 2x13 41,006
Rapido Van V43 HT Fiat Ducato 3500 705 5.41 2.05 2.56 3 4 Garage 110 100 - Opt 90 1x13 42,600
Rapido Van V55 HT Fiat Ducato 3500 575 5.99 2.05 2.56 4 4 Garage 110 100 - Opt 135 2x13 43,500
Rapido Van V68 HT Fiat Ducato 3500 425 6.36 2.05 2.56 3 4 Fixed Single Bed 110 100 - Opt 135 2x13 45,500
Romahome R30 HT Citron Relay 3000 400 4.96 2.18 2.69 2 4 Front Lounge 58 50 4 OG 60 1x3.9 47,077
Shire Motorhomes Phoenix 2 HT Fiat Ducato 3500 600 6.00 2.46 2.60 2 2 Rear Lounge 100 60 3 OGM 88 25xLPG 45,550
Shire Motorhomes Phoenix 2XL-Studio HT Fiat Ducato 3500 550 6.36 2.46 2.60 2 2 End Washroom 100 60 3 OGM 88 25xLPG 47,550
Shire Motorhomes Phoenix 2XL-Twin HT Fiat Ducato 3500 550 6.36 2.46 2.60 2 2 End Washroom 100 60 3 OGM 88 25xLPG 47,950
Shire Motorhomes Phoenix FL HT Fiat Ducato 3500 600 6.00 2.46 2.60 2 2 End Washroom 100 60 3 OGM 88 25xLPG 45,550
Shire Motorhomes Phoenix FL Twin HT Fiat Ducato 3500 550 6.00 2.46 2.60 2 2 End Washroom 100 60 3 OGM 88 25xLPG 45,950
Shire Motorhomes Phoenix M HT Fiat Ducato 3500 600 5.40 2.46 2.60 2 2 End Washroom 60 50 3 OGM 88 25xLPG 44,500
Shire Motorhomes Phoenix M Studio HT Fiat Ducato 3500 550 5.40 2.46 2.60 2 2 End Washroom 60 50 3 OGM 88 25xLPG 44,750
Shire Motorhomes Phoenix ML HT Fiat Ducato 3500 600 6.00 2.46 2.60 2 2 End Washroom 100 60 3 OGM 88 25xLPG 45,550
Shire Motorhomes Phoenix XL HT Fiat Ducato 3500 580 6.36 2.46 2.60 2 2 Rear Lounge 100 60 3 OGM 88 25xLPG 47,550
Shire Motorhomes Phoenix XLR Twin HT Fiat Ducato 3500 550 6.36 2.46 2.60 2 2 Rear Lounge 100 60 3 OGM 88 25xLPG 47,950
Sun Living Flexo SLX HT Fiat Ducato 3500 513 6.36 2.05 2.59 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 90 2 - 70 2x11 39,995
Sun Living Flexo SP HT Fiat Ducato 3300 485 5.99 2.05 2.58 2 4 Garage 100 90 2 - 70 2x11 38,595

Key CLASS FR Fixed roof RR Rising roof HT High-top LP Low-profile LPDD Low-profile with drop-down bed OC Overcab coachbuilt AC A-class COOKER G Grill O Oven M Microwave Opt Optional

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DATABASE

Hob (number of rings)


Oven/grill/microwave
Maximum weight (kg)

Waste water (litres)


Fresh water (litres)
Separate shower

Gas locker (kg)

Price from ()
Manufacturer

Fridge (litres)
Base vehicle

Payload (kg)

Belted seats
Length

Layout
Height
Berths
Model

Width
Type
Tribute 669 HT Fiat Ducato 3500 600 5.99 2.27 2.65 4 4 Garage 70 70 3 OG 85 25xLPG 39,832
Tribute 670 HT Fiat Ducato 3500 620 5.99 2.27 2.65 2 4 Rear Lounge 70 70 3 OG 85 25xLPG 39,832
Tribute 680 HT Fiat Ducato 3500 530 6.36 2.27 2.65 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 70 70 3 OG 85 25xLPG 40,500
Vantage Cub HT Fiat Ducato 3500 600 5.41 2.28 2.60 2 2 Rear Lounge 70 50 2 No 85 25xLPG 49,950
Vantage Gem HT Fiat Ducato 3500 550 5.41 2.28 2.60 2 2 End Washroom 70 50 2 No 49 25xLPG 49,950
Vantage Med HT Fiat Ducato 3500 600 5.41 2.28 2.60 2 2 Rear Lounge 70 50 3 OG 85 25xLPG 49,950
Vantage Neo HT Fiat Ducato 3500 500 6.36 2.28 2.60 2 2 Rear Lounge 90 70 3 OG 85 25xLPG 55,950
Vantage Ora HT Fiat Ducato 3500 550 5.99 2.28 2.60 2 2 End Washroom 90 70 3 OG 85 25xLPG 52,950
Vantage Sol HT Fiat Ducato 3500 550 5.99 2.28 2.60 2 2 Rear Lounge 90 70 3 OG 85 25xLPG 52,950
Vantage Vue HT Fiat Ducato 3500 500 6.36 2.28 2.60 2 2 End Washroom 90 70 3 OG 85 25xLPG 55,950
Weinsberg CaraBus 541 MQ HT Fiat Ducato 3300 650 5.41 2.05 2.58 2 4 Garage 80 85 2 No 65 2x11 38,770
Weinsberg CaraBus 601 K HT Fiat Ducato 3300 460 5.99 2.05 2.58 4 4 Garage 80 85 2 No 81 1x18 40,085
Weinsberg CaraBus 601 MQ HT Fiat Ducato 3300 460 5.99 2.05 2.58 2 4 Garage 80 85 2 No 81 2x11 39,720
Weinsberg CaraBus 601 MQH HT Fiat Ducato 3500 590 5.99 2.05 3.20 4 4 Garage 110 85 2 No 81 2x11 44,370
Weinsberg CaraBus 631 ME HT Fiat Ducato 3500 590 6.36 2.05 2.58 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 80 85 2 No 81 2x11 42,455
Wellhouse Leisure i-Camper (HT) HT Hyundai i800 3200 500 5.13 1.90 2.65 2 5 Campervan 42 40 2 OG 47 1x6 42,000
Wellhouse Leisure Terrier LUX XL HT Ford Transit Custom 2900 500 5.40 1.99 2.40 2 2 Front Lounge 40 40 2 Opt 40 1x6 42,000
Wellhouse Leisure Terrier SE SWB HT Ford Transit Custom 3100 500 5.12 1.99 2.40 2 5 Campervan 40 40 2 Opt 40 1x6 43,000
Westfalia Amundsen 540 D HT Fiat Ducato 3300 - 5.41 2.05 2.60 2 4 Garage 100 100 2 No 65 1x2.8 42,411
Westfalia Amundsen 600 D HT Fiat Ducato 3300 - 5.99 2.05 2.60 2 4 Garage 100 100 2 No 95 1x5 44,470
Westfalia Amundsen 600 E HT Fiat Ducato 3300 - 5.99 2.05 2.60 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 100 2 No 65 1x2.8 44,201
Westfalia Amundsen 640 E HT Fiat Ducato 3500 - 6.36 2.05 2.60 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 100 2 No 95 1x5 45,544
Westfalia Club Joker HT Volkswagen T6 3000 - 5.29 1.90 2.80 2 4 End Washroom 70 70 2 No 50 - 52,802
Westfalia Columbus 600 D HT Fiat Ducato 3500 - 5.99 2.05 2.60 2 4 Garage 100 100 - No 40 1x5 50,799
Westfalia Columbus 601 D HT Fiat Ducato 3500 - 5.99 2.05 2.60 2 4 Garage 100 100 2 No 95 1x5 50,799
Westfalia Columbus 640 E HT Fiat Ducato 3500 - 6.36 2.05 2.60 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 100 2 No 40 1x5 51,684
Westfalia Columbus 641 E HT Fiat Ducato 3500 - 6.36 2.05 2.60 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 100 2 No 95 1x5 52,995
WildAx Aurora HT Citron Relay 3500 450 6.00 2.05 2.65 3 4 Rear Lounge 100 100 2 OG 90 20xLPG 47,995
WildAx Aurora Leisure HT Citron Relay 3500 450 6.00 2.05 2.65 3 4 Rear Lounge 100 100 2 OG 90 20xLPG 48,495
WildAx Constellation HT Citron Relay 3500 450 6.00 2.05 2.65 4 3 Front Lounge 100 100 4 OG 142 20xLPG 47,995
WildAx Europa HT Renault Master 3500 450 6.20 2.07 2.60 2 2 Rear Lounge 100 100 3 OG 85 30xLPG 47,995
WildAx Pulsar (HT) HT Citron Relay 3300 380 5.00 2.05 2.75 2 4 Front Lounge 80 80 3 OG 50 20xLPG 46,995

COMPACTS Six metres is a crucial measurement in motorhome length, and not just because it affects some ferry prices. Coachbuilts
(including A-classes) below this length are easy to park but Hymer's B-DL 444, especially, makes incredible use of its space.
Adria Motorhomes Compact SLS LP Fiat Ducato 3300 621 5.99 2.12 2.75 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 85 3 No 102 2x11 49,990
Adria Motorhomes Compact SP LP Fiat Ducato 3500 798 5.99 2.12 2.75 3 4 Garage 100 85 3 No 100 2x11 47,790
Adria Motorhomes Matrix Axess M 590 SG LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 622 5.98 2.29 2.86 4 4 End Kitchen 140 85 3 OG 150 2x11 48,990
Auto-Sleepers Nuevo EK LP Peugeot Boxer 3500 676 5.71 2.32 2.87 2 2 End Kitchen 102 71 3 OGM 96 25xLPG 51,200
Auto-Sleepers Nuevo ES OC Peugeot Boxer 3500 564 5.71 2.32 3.00 4 4 End Kitchen 102 71 3 OGM 96 25xLPG 51,600
Auto-Sleepers Stanton LP Mercedes Sprinter 3200 351 5.94 2.26 2.85 2 2 End Kitchen 71 53 3 OGM 96 25xLPG 59,495
Bailey Motorhomes Advance 615 LP Peugeot Boxer 3500 804 5.99 2.34 2.78 2 4 Rear Lounge 90 102 3 OG 80 2x3.9 38,515
Bavaria Initial I600G Allure AC Fiat Ducato 3500 630 5.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Garage 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 63,254
Bavaria Initial I600G Class AC Fiat Ducato 3500 650 5.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Garage 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 60,379
Bavaria Initial I600G Style AC Fiat Ducato 3500 690 5.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Garage 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 56,519
Bavaria Initial I600L Allure AC Fiat Ducato 3500 630 5.99 2.30 2.85 2 4 End Washroom 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 63,204
Bavaria Initial I600L Class AC Fiat Ducato 3500 650 5.99 2.30 2.85 2 4 End Washroom 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 60,379
Bavaria Initial I600L Style AC Fiat Ducato 3500 690 5.99 2.30 2.85 2 4 End Washroom 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 56,519
Bavaria Initial I600P Allure AC Fiat Ducato 3500 630 5.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 French Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 63,254
Bavaria Initial I600P Class AC Fiat Ducato 3500 650 5.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 French Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 60,379
Bavaria Initial I600P Style AC Fiat Ducato 3500 690 5.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 French Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 56,519
Bavaria Tren-D T600P Class LP Fiat Ducato 3500 800 5.99 2.30 2.75 2 4 French Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 50,023
Bavaria Tren-D T600P Style LP Fiat Ducato 3500 840 5.99 2.30 2.75 2 4 French Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 45,511
Benimar Mileo 201 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 560 5.95 2.30 2.89 2 4 Garage 120 105 3 OGM 80 2x11 47,495
Benimar Mileo 202 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 520 5.95 2.30 2.89 4 4 End Kitchen 120 105 3 OGM 145 2x11 48,995
Benimar Mileo 231 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 560 5.95 2.30 2.89 2 4 French Bed 120 105 3 OGM 145 2x11 47,495
Benimar Mileo 301 OC Fiat Ducato 3500 560 5.95 2.30 3.05 4 4 Garage 120 105 3 OGM 145 2x11 47,495
Benimar Mileo 331 OC Fiat Ducato 3500 560 5.95 2.30 3.05 4 4 French Bed 120 105 3 OGM 145 2x11 47,495
Benimar Tessoro 481 OC Ford Transit 3500 565 5.99 2.30 2.89 4 4 End Kitchen 120 150 3 OG 140 1x13 45,995
Bessacarr 412 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 615 5.98 2.38 2.82 2 2 End Kitchen 90 68 3 OGM - 2x13 47,455
Bessacarr 424 LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 510 5.99 2.38 2.82 4 4 End Washroom 90 68 3 OGM 138 2x7 50,565
Brstner Brevio t 600 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 770 5.99 2.10 2.75 2 4 Garage 100 90 2 No 104 2x11 41,995
Brstner Brevio t 601 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 770 5.99 2.10 2.75 2 4 Garage 100 90 2 No 104 2x11 42,795

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DATABASE

Hob (number of rings)


Oven/grill/microwave
Maximum weight (kg)

Waste water (litres)


Fresh water (litres)
Separate shower

Gas locker (kg)

Price from ()
Manufacturer

Fridge (litres)
Base vehicle

Payload (kg)

Belted seats
Length

Layout
Height
Berths
Model

Width
Type
Brstner Ixeo Time it 586 Sovereign LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 625 5.99 2.30 2.80 2 4 Front Lounge 120 90 3 OG 145 2x11 51,995
Brstner Ixeo Time it 590 Sovereign LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 603 5.99 2.30 2.75 2 4 Front Lounge 120 90 3 OG 145 2x11 51,995
Brstner Lyseo t 586 LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 650 5.99 2.30 2.95 2 4 End Kitchen 120 90 3 OG 145 2x11 45,995
Brstner Lyseo T 590 LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 650 5.99 2.30 2.95 2 4 End Washroom 120 90 3 OG 145 2x11 45,995
Brstner Travel Van t 590 G LP Fiat Ducato 3500 835 5.99 2.20 2.75 3 4 Garage 110 90 3 No 97 2x11 45,995
Carado T 132 LP Fiat Ducato 3495 768 5.98 2.33 2.91 2 4 Garage 122 92 3 Opt 113 2x11 41,590
Carado T 135 LP Fiat Ducato 3495 698 5.98 2.33 2.91 2 4 French Bed 122 92 3 Opt 113 2x11 42,450
Chausson Flash 514 LPDD Ford Transit 3500 738 5.99 2.35 2.92 3 4 Garage 120 100 3 No 90 1x13 40,410
Chausson Flash 530 LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 785 5.96 2.35 2.89 4 4 End Washroom 120 100 3 Opt 141 1x13 42,500
Chausson Flash 530 LPDD Ford Transit 3500 712 5.99 2.35 2.89 4 4 End Washroom 120 100 3 Opt 141 1x13 41,530
Chausson Welcome 530 LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 755 5.96 2.35 2.89 4 4 End Washroom 120 100 3 Opt 141 1x13 45,560
Chausson Welcome 530 LPDD Ford Transit 3500 682 5.99 2.35 2.89 4 4 End Washroom 120 100 3 Opt 141 1x13 44,590
Dethleffs Globebus I1 AC Fiat Ducato 3499 709 5.99 2.19 2.81 4 4 Garage 114 90 3 OG 90 2x11 59,490
Elddis Accordo 105 LP Peugeot Boxer 3300 702 5.99 2.14 2.72 2 2 End Washroom 90 70 3 OG 95 2x7 39,699
Elddis Accordo 120 LP Peugeot Boxer 3300 732 5.99 2.14 2.72 2 2 Rear Lounge 70 70 3 OG 95 2x7 39,699
Elddis Accordo 125 LP Peugeot Boxer 3300 654 5.99 2.14 2.72 3 4 Garage 90 70 3 OG 95 2x7 39,999
Elddis Accordo 135 LP Peugeot Boxer 3300 648 5.99 2.14 2.72 3 4 Rear Lounge 90 70 3 OG 60 2x7 39,999
Elddis Autoquest 115 LP Peugeot Boxer 3300 720 5.70 2.20 2.82 2 2 End Kitchen 80 40 3 OG 95 2x7 36,399
Eura Mobil Profila PT 590 FB LP Fiat Ducato 3500 735 5.99 2.32 2.86 2 4 Garage 140 100 3 No 112 2x11 56,937
Eura Mobil Terrestra TA 570 HS OC Fiat Ducato 3500 615 5.98 2.33 3.19 4 2 Rear Lounge 150 150 3 No 115 2x11 59,298
Fleurette Migrateur 60 LG LP Fiat Ducato 3500 671 5.99 2.23 2.65 3 4 French Bed 120 119 3 Opt 150 1x13 44,840*
Florium Baxter 60 LG LP Fiat Ducato 3500 671 5.99 2.23 2.65 3 4 French Bed 120 119 3 Opt 150 1x13 44,840*
Geist Explorer 585 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 775 5.99 2.32 2.70 2 4 End Washroom 102 95 3 O 140 2x11 78,995
Hobby Optima De Luxe T 60 H LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 606 5.99 2.33 2.84 2 4 End Kitchen 100 96 3 Opt 150 2x11 61,995
Hobby Optima De Luxe V 60 GF LP Fiat Ducato 3500 757 5.99 2.16 2.77 2 4 Garage 100 96 3 Opt 96 2x11 59,995
Hymer B-Class DynamicLine 444 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 630 5.99 2.22 2.96 2 4 Front Lounge 150 130 4 Opt 160 1x11, 1x5 70,010
Hymer B-Class DynamicLine 504 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 700 5.99 2.22 2.96 3 4 Garage 150 130 3 Opt 90 2x11 70,010
Hymer Exsis-i 414 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 780 5.99 2.22 2.77 4 4 Garage 100 100 3 Opt 90 2x11 58,930
Hymer Exsis-t 414 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 810 5.95 2.22 2.77 2 4 Garage 100 100 3 Opt 90 2x11 50,180
Hymer Van 314 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 985 5.45 2.22 2.77 2 4 Garage 120 90 2 No 85 2x11 47,210
Hymer Van 374 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 920 5.99 2.22 2.77 2 4 Fixed Single Bed 100 100 2 Opt 85 2x11 46,470
Hymer Van S 500 LP Mercedes Sprinter 3500 810 5.65 2.22 2.90 2 4 Garage 90 100 2 No 85 2x11 50,530
Knaus Van i 550 MD AC Fiat Ducato 3500 800 5.96 2.20 2.76 4 4 Garage 95 95 3 No 108 2x11 60,000
Knaus Van TI 550 MD AC Fiat Ducato 3500 900 5.99 2.20 2.76 2 4 Garage 95 95 3 No 108 2x11 54,500
Laika Ecovip 300 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 782 5.99 2.30 2.92 3 4 Garage 100 110 3 Opt 106 - 50,300
Laika Ecovip 305 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 782 5.99 2.30 2.92 3 4 Garage 100 110 3 Opt 106 - 51,500
Laika Ecovip 600 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 625 5.99 2.31 2.99 4 4 Garage 100 110 3 Opt 106 - 64,300
Pilote Galaxy G600G Emotion AC Fiat Ducato 3500 630 5.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Garage 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 63,254
Pilote Galaxy G600G Essentiel AC Fiat Ducato 3500 690 5.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Garage 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 56,519
Pilote Galaxy G600G Sensation AC Fiat Ducato 3500 650 5.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Garage 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 60,379
Pilote Galaxy G600L Emotion AC Fiat Ducato 3500 630 5.99 2.30 2.85 2 4 End Washroom 130 95 3 Opt 138 2x13 63,254
Pilote Galaxy G600L Essentiel AC Fiat Ducato 3500 690 5.99 2.30 2.85 2 4 End Washroom 130 95 3 Opt 138 2x13 56,519
Pilote Galaxy G600L Sensation AC Fiat Ducato 3500 650 5.99 2.30 2.85 2 4 End Washroom 130 95 3 Opt 138 2x13 60,379
Pilote Galaxy G600P Emotion AC Fiat Ducato 3500 630 5.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 French Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 63,254
Pilote Galaxy G600P Essentiel AC Fiat Ducato 3500 690 5.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 French Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 56,519
Pilote Galaxy G600P Sensation AC Fiat Ducato 3500 650 5.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 French Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 60,379
Pilote Pacific P600P Essentiel LP Fiat Ducato 3500 840 5.99 2.30 2.75 2 4 French Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 45,511
Pilote Pacific P600P Sensation LP Fiat Ducato 3500 800 5.99 2.30 2.75 2 4 French Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 50,023
Rapido 604FF LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 670 5.94 2.35 2.90 2 4 End Kitchen 120 90 3 OG 135 2x11 52,900
Rapido 803F AC Fiat Ducato 3500 545 5.94 2.35 2.89 4 4 Garage 120 120 2 O 135 - 59,400
Roller Team T-Line 590 LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 700 5.99 2.31 2.90 4 4 End Washroom 100 115 3 OG 150 2x13 46,050
Romahome R20 Hi LP Citron Berlingo 1950 300 4.99 2.11 2.44 2 4 Front Lounge 23 59 2 G 60 1x3.9 28,995
Romahome R20 Lo LP Citron Berlingo 1950 300 4.99 1.88 1.93 2 4 Front Lounge 23 59 2 G 60 1x3.9 28,995
Sun Living Lido A 35 SP OC Fiat Ducato 3500 663 5.99 2.33 3.07 5 4 Garage 110 85 3 - 100 1x11 40,995
Sun Living Lido S 35 SP LP Fiat Ducato 3500 720 5.99 2.32 2.76 3 4 Garage 110 85 3 - 100 1x11 40,995
Sunlight T 58 LP Fiat Ducato 3495 698 5.98 2.33 2.91 2 4 French Bed 122 92 3 Opt 113 2x11 42,450
Sunlight T 60 LP Fiat Ducato 3495 768 5.98 2.33 2.91 2 4 Garage 122 92 3 Opt 113 2x11 41,590
Swift Rio 310 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 696 5.99 2.26 2.78 2 2 End Washroom 86 68 4 OGM 138 2x7 45,490
Swift Rio 325 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 662 5.99 2.26 2.78 2 4 Garage 86 68 4 OGM 110 2x7 46,555
Weinsberg CaraHome 550 MG OC Fiat Ducato 3500 750 5.99 2.30 3.24 4 4 Garage 124 101 3 No 110 2x18 41,780
Weinsberg CaraLoft 550 MG LP Fiat Ducato 3500 910 5.99 2.30 2.79 2 4 Garage 100 95 3 No 110 2x18 40,750

FAMILY Got kids? Get one of these! All types of motorhomes with bunk beds are listed here, even including a few van conversions.
After all, children love bunk bed motorhomes, so mum and dad will be happy, too. That Adria Coral XL is a favourite of ours!
Adria Motorhomes Coral XL Plus 670 DK OC Fiat Ducato 3500 534 7.29 2.29 3.12 7 6 Bunk Beds 100 85 3 OG 141 2x11 55,990
Benimar Mileo 313 OC Fiat Ducato 3500 520 5.95 2.30 3.05 6 6 Bunk Beds 120 105 3 OGM 145 2x11 47,495
Benimar Mileo 323 OC Fiat Ducato 4400 1200 6.75 2.30 3.05 6 6 Bunk Beds 120 105 3 OGM 145 2x11 50,995
* prices do not include on-the-road charges

Benimar Tessoro 413 OC Ford Transit 3500 500 6.52 2.30 2.89 5 5 Bunk Beds 120 150 3 OG 140 1x13 45,995
Carado A 361 OC Fiat Ducato 3495 571 6.63 2.33 3.10 6 4 Bunk Beds 122 92 3 OG 167 2x11 44,290
Carado A 461 OC Fiat Ducato 3495 501 7.23 2.33 3.10 6 4 Bunk Beds 122 92 3 OG 167 2x11 46,890
Carthago Malibu 600 DSB 4 HT Fiat Ducato 3300 565 5.99 2.05 2.59 2 4 Bunk Beds 80 92 2 No - 2x11 47,920
Chausson Flash 656 LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 672 6.96 2.35 2.89 6 7 Bunk Beds 120 100 3 Opt 141 1x13 44,950
Chausson Flash C646 OC Ford Transit 3500 605 6.29 2.35 3.10 6 6 Bunk Beds 120 100 3 Opt 141 1x13 42,940
Chausson Flash C656 OC Fiat Ducato 3500 615 6.96 2.35 3.06 6 7 Bunk Beds 120 100 3 Opt 141 1x13 44,570
Dethleffs Trend A 5887 OC Fiat Ducato 3499 629 6.51 2.33 3.19 6 4 Bunk Beds 107 90 3 OG 142 2x11 48,490
Dreamer Family Select HT Fiat Ducato 3500 500 5.99 2.05 2.80 5 5 Bunk Beds 100 100 2 No 160 2x13 46,000
Eura Mobil Activa A One 650 VB OC Fiat Ducato 3500 600 6.44 2.32 3.13 6 4 Bunk Beds 140 100 3 No 140 2x11 52,521

Key CLASS FR Fixed roof RR Rising roof HT High-top LP Low-profile LPDD Low-profile with drop-down bed OC Overcab coachbuilt AC A-class COOKER G Grill O Oven M Microwave Opt Optional

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DATABASE

Hob (number of rings)


Oven/grill/microwave
Maximum weight (kg)

Waste water (litres)


Fresh water (litres)
Separate shower

Gas locker (kg)

Price from ()
Manufacturer

Fridge (litres)
Base vehicle

Payload (kg)

Belted seats
Length

Layout
Height
Berths
Model

Width
Type
Hobby Siesta A 55 GS OC Fiat Ducato 3500 704 5.63 2.34 3.07 4 4 Bunk Beds 100 92 3 Opt 96 2x11 55,995
Hobby Siesta A 65 GM OC Fiat Ducato 3650 656 6.49 2.34 3.07 6 6 Bunk Beds 100 92 3 Opt 96 2x11 61,495
Itineo SB 700 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 530 6.99 2.35 2.89 6 6 Bunk Beds 120 120 3 Opt 150 - 52,900
Itineo SB 740 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 450 7.43 2.35 2.89 7 5 Bunk Beds 120 120 3 Opt 150 - 53,800
Knaus Van i 580 MK AC Fiat Ducato 3500 720 6.34 2.21 2.76 3 4 Bunk Beds 95 95 3 No 142 2x11 62,000
Laika Ecovip 1 OC Fiat Ducato 3500 430 7.20 2.30 3.20 6 5 Bunk Beds 100 130 3 Opt 160 - 61,200
Laika Ecovip 2 OC Fiat Ducato 3500 445 7.20 2.30 3.20 7 5 Bunk Beds 100 130 3 Opt 160 - 61,200
Laika Ecovip 6 OC Fiat Ducato 3500 537 6.25 2.30 3.20 6 6 Bunk Beds 100 130 3 Opt 160 - 59,500
Laika Ecovip 691 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 469 6.99 2.31 2.99 4 4 Bunk Beds 110 110 3 Opt 160 - 69,200
Pilote Family C700S Essentiel OC Fiat Ducato 3500 590 6.98 2.30 3.05 6 6 Bunk Beds - - 2 Opt 149 2x13 47,968
Pilote Family P706S Essentiel LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 590 6.98 2.30 2.85 6 6 Bunk Beds - - 2 Opt 149 2x13 50,025
Pilote Foxy Van V600S HT Fiat Ducato 3300 550 5.99 2.05 2.58 4 4 Bunk Beds 110 80 2 No - 2x13 40,554
Rimor Katamarano 9 OC Renault Master 3500 - 7.47 2.37 3.06 7 7 Bunk Beds 100 130 3 Opt 100 2x11 39,995
Rimor Katamarano 50 OC Renault Master 3500 - 7.47 2.37 3.06 8 6 Bunk Beds 100 130 3 Opt 100 2x11 37,995
Rimor Katamarano Sound OC Renault Master 3500 - 7.47 2.37 3.06 7 7 Bunk Beds 100 130 3 Opt 100 2x11 37,995
Rimor Seal 7 OC Fiat Ducato 3500 - 6.68 2.34 3.05 6 6 Bunk Beds 100 100 2 Opt 80 2x11 39,995
Rimor Seal 9 OC Fiat Ducato 3500 - 7.30 2.34 3.05 6 7 Bunk Beds 100 100 2 Opt 80 2x11 39,995
Rimor Superbrig 689 TC OC Fiat Ducato 3500 - 7.32 2.34 3.08 6 5 Bunk Beds 72 100 3 OG 145 2x11 52,995
Roller Team Auto-Roller 707 LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 510 7.33 2.31 2.90 7 6 Bunk Beds 100 105 3 OG 140 2x13 47,120
Roller Team Zefiro 675 OC Ford Transit 3500 505 6.87 2.31 3.20 6 6 Bunk Beds 100 120 3 OG 140 2x13 42,686
Sun Living Lido A 45 DK OC Fiat Ducato 3500 602 6.99 2.33 3.07 6 7 Bunk Beds 90 85 3 - 150 1x11 42,995
Sunlight A 68 OC Fiat Ducato 3495 571 6.63 2.33 3.10 6 4 Bunk Beds 122 92 3 Opt 167 2x11 44,290
Sunlight A 72 OC Fiat Ducato 3495 501 7.23 2.33 3.10 6 4 Bunk Beds 122 92 3 Opt 167 2x11 46,890
Swift Escape 695 LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 560 6.92 2.31 2.88 6 5 Bunk Beds 100 68 3 OGM 138 1x13, 1x7 45,490
Tribute T-726 OC Fiat Ducato 3500 410 7.05 2.35 3.10 6 4 Bunk Beds 135 85 3 OG 96 2x6 45,482
Weinsberg CaraHome 600 DKG OC Fiat Ducato 3500 670 6.47 2.30 3.24 4 6 Bunk Beds 124 101 3 No 190 2x18 43,465
WildAx Solaris HT Citron Relay 3500 450 6.00 2.05 2.65 4 4 Bunk Beds 100 100 4 OG 90 20xLPG 47,995
WildAx Solaris XL HT Citron Relay 3500 450 6.36 2.05 2.65 4 4 Bunk Beds 100 100 4 OG 142 20xLPG 49,995
Wingamm Brownie 5.8 GL LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 960 5.89 2.15 2.68 4 4 Bunk Beds 100 80 2 Opt 95 1x11 61,000
Wingamm GrandCru 635 GL LPDD Mercedes Sprinter 3500 300 6.35 2.25 3.00 4 4 Bunk Beds 100 100 2 Opt 95 2x11 84,000
Wingamm GrandCru 635 P LPDD Mercedes Sprinter 3500 300 6.35 2.25 3.00 4 4 Bunk Beds 100 100 2 Opt 95 2x11 84,000
Wingamm Oasi 610 GL LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 680 6.10 2.25 2.91 4 4 Bunk Beds 140 140 2 Opt 95 2x11 70,500

FIXED DOUBLE BED French beds, island beds and transverse permanent double beds are all here, in a category that probably
includes all the best-selling coachbuilts in Britain. Island bed low-profiles are gaining ground here...
Adria Motorhomes Coral Platinum Collection S 690 SC LP Fiat Ducato 3500 372 7.38 2.29 2.75 3 5 Island Bed 140 85 3 OG 141 2x11 57,990
Adria Motorhomes Coral Supreme 690 SC LP Fiat Ducato 3500 473 7.38 2.29 2.75 3 5 Island Bed 140 85 3 OG 141 2x11 57,990
Adria Motorhomes Coral XL Plus 670 SP OC Fiat Ducato 3500 429 7.31 2.29 3.07 6 5 Garage 140 85 3 OG 150 2x11 55,990
Adria Motorhomes Matrix Plus 670 SC LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 415 7.48 2.29 2.81 5 5 Island Bed 140 85 3 OG 150 2x11 57,990
Adria Motorhomes Matrix Supreme 687 SBC LPDD Renault Master 3800 562 7.79 2.29 2.85 5 4 Island Bed 140 85 3 OG 150 2x11 59,990
Adria Motorhomes Sonic Plus 700 SBC AC Fiat Ducato 3500 299 7.52 2.32 2.96 4 4 Island Bed 140 85 3 OG 175 2x11 68,990
Auto-Sleepers Broadway FB LP Peugeot Boxer 3500 388 7.16 2.32 2.93 4 2 French Bed 102 71 3 OGM 96 25xLPG 56,700
Auto-Sleepers Burford LP Mercedes Sprinter 3880 427 7.88 2.35 2.88 4 2 French Bed 91 91 3 OGM 190 25xLPG 68,995
Auto-Sleepers Corinium FB LP Peugeot Boxer 3500 293 7.71 2.32 2.90 4 2 French Bed 91 71 3 OGM 190 25xLPG 61,205
Auto-Sleepers Corinium RB LP Peugeot Boxer 3500 263 7.71 2.32 2.90 4 2 Island Bed 91 71 3 OGM 96 25xLPG 63,705
Auto-Sleepers Malvern LP Mercedes Sprinter 3880 659 7.29 2.35 2.86 4 2 French Bed 91 78 3 OGM 190 25xLPG 66,995
Auto-Trail Apache 632 OC Fiat Ducato 3500 225 7.36 2.35 3.10 4 2 Garage 135 85 4 OGM 142 1x13, 1x7 56,291
Auto-Trail Frontier Dakota OC Fiat Ducato 4500 950 7.65 2.35 3.10 4 2 French Bed 135 85 4 OGM 175 2x13 67,567
Auto-Trail Frontier Delaware OC Fiat Ducato 4500 870 8.04 2.35 3.10 4 2 Island Bed 135 85 4 OGM 175 2x13 69,624
Auto-Trail Frontier Serrano OC Fiat Ducato 4500 940 8.04 2.35 3.10 4 2 Garage 135 85 4 OGM 175 2x13 68,250
Auto-Trail Imala 715 OC Fiat Ducato 3500 375 7.06 2.35 3.10 4 2 French Bed 135 85 4 OGM 96 1x13, 1x7 49,064
Auto-Trail Imala 730 OC Fiat Ducato 3500 330 7.26 2.35 3.10 4 2 Island Bed 135 85 4 OGM 96 1x13, 1x7 50,489
Auto-Trail Tracker FB OC Fiat Ducato 3500 225 7.13 2.35 3.10 4 2 French Bed 135 85 4 OGM 142 1x13, 1x7 56,290
Auto-Trail Tracker RB OC Fiat Ducato 4250 815 7.60 2.35 3.10 4 2 Island Bed 135 85 4 OGM 142 1x13, 1x7 58,305
Bailey Motorhomes Advance 640 LP Peugeot Boxer 3500 693 6.63 2.34 2.78 4 2 French Bed 90 102 3 OG 103 2x6 39,795
Bailey Motorhomes Autograph 75-2 LP Peugeot Boxer 3500 315 7.50 2.48 2.78 2 2 French Bed 93 93 3 OGM 103 2x6 50,995
Bailey Motorhomes Autograph 75-4 LP Peugeot Boxer 3500 358 7.50 2.48 2.78 4 4 French Bed 93 93 3 OGM 103 2x6 51,995
Bailey Motorhomes Autograph 79-4 LP Peugeot Boxer 3850 484 7.98 2.48 2.77 4 4 Island Bed 93 93 3 OGM 103 2x6 52,995
Bavaria Initial I650C Allure AC Fiat Ducato 3500 530 6.49 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 64,135
Bavaria Initial I650C Class AC Fiat Ducato 3500 550 6.49 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 61,271
Bavaria Initial I650C Style AC Fiat Ducato 3500 590 6.49 2.30 2.85 4 5 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 57,419
Bavaria Initial I700C Allure AC Fiat Ducato 3500 470 6.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 65,522
Bavaria Initial I700C Class AC Fiat Ducato 3500 490 6.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 62,678
Bavaria Initial I700C Style AC Fiat Ducato 3500 530 6.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 58,848
Bavaria Initial I701C Allure AC Fiat Ducato 3500 430 6.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 120 2 Opt 138 2x13 70,759
Bavaria Initial I701C Class AC Fiat Ducato 3500 450 6.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 120 2 Opt 138 2x13 67,934
Bavaria Initial I701C Style AC Fiat Ducato 3500 490 6.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 120 2 Opt 138 2x13 64,112
Bavaria Initial I740C Allure AC Fiat Ducato 3500 405 7.49 2.30 2.85 4 3 Island Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 67,171
Bavaria Initial I740C Class AC Fiat Ducato 3500 425 7.49 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 63,571
Bavaria Initial I740C Style AC Fiat Ducato 3500 465 7.49 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 59,752
Bavaria Initial I741C Allure AC Fiat Ducato 3500 400 7.49 2.30 2.85 4 3 Island Bed 130 120 3 Opt 149 2x13 72,490
Bavaria Initial I741C Class AC Fiat Ducato 3500 420 7.49 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 120 3 Opt 149 2x13 69,642
Bavaria Initial I741C Style AC Fiat Ducato 3500 460 7.49 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 120 3 Opt 149 2x13 65,784
Bavaria Initial I781C Class AC Fiat Ducato 4500 1100 7.87 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 120 3 Opt 149 2x13 72,880
Bavaria Initial I781C Style AC Fiat Ducato 4500 1150 7.87 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 120 3 Opt 149 2x13 69,118
Bavaria Tren-D T650C Class LP Fiat Ducato 3500 680 6.49 2.30 2.75 2 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 51,178

Key CLASS FR Fixed roof RR Rising roof HT High-top LP Low-profile LPDD Low-profile with drop-down bed OC Overcab coachbuilt AC A-class COOKER G Grill O Oven M Microwave Opt Optional

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DATABASE

Hob (number of rings)


Oven/grill/microwave
Maximum weight (kg)

Waste water (litres)


Fresh water (litres)
Separate shower

Gas locker (kg)

Price from ()
Manufacturer

Fridge (litres)
Base vehicle

Payload (kg)

Belted seats
Length

Layout
Height
Berths
Model

Width
Type
Bavaria Tren-D T650C Style LP Fiat Ducato 3500 720 6.49 2.30 2.75 2 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 46,665
Bavaria Tren-D T656C Class LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 560 6.49 2.30 2.85 3 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 52,984
Bavaria Tren-D T656C Style LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 610 6.49 2.30 2.85 3 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 48,470
Bavaria Tren-D T700C Class LP Fiat Ducato 3500 620 6.95 2.30 2.75 2 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 52,732
Bavaria Tren-D T700C Style LP Fiat Ducato 3500 660 6.95 2.30 2.75 2 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 48,219
Bavaria Tren-D T706C Class LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 490 6.95 2.30 2.85 2 4 Island Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 54,537
Bavaria Tren-D T706C Style LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 540 6.95 2.30 2.85 3 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 50,023
Bavaria Tren-D T710P Class LP Fiat Ducato 3500 550 7.15 2.30 2.75 2 5 French Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 53,633
Bavaria Tren-D T710P Style LP Fiat Ducato 3500 600 7.15 2.30 2.75 2 5 French Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 49,121
Bavaria Tren-D T716P Class LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 455 7.15 2.30 2.85 4 4 French Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 55,440
Bavaria Tren-D T716P Style LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 505 7.15 2.30 2.85 4 5 French Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 50,927
Bavaria Tren-D T740C Class LP Fiat Ducato 3500 530 7.45 2.30 2.75 2 4 Island Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 53,633
Bavaria Tren-D T740C Style LP Fiat Ducato 3500 580 7.45 2.30 2.75 2 4 Island Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 49,121
Bavaria Tren-D T746C Class LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 455 7.45 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 55,440
Bavaria Tren-D T746C Style LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 505 7.45 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 50,927
Benimar Mileo 243 LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 320 6.99 2.30 2.89 4 4 Garage 120 105 3 OGM 145 2x11 50,995
Benimar Mileo 294 LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 260 7.35 2.30 2.89 4 4 Island Bed 120 105 3 OGM 145 2x11 53,995
Benimar Mileo 346 OC Fiat Ducato 4400 1130 7.12 2.30 3.05 6 6 Garage 120 105 3 OGM 145 2x11 51,995
Benimar Tessoro 494 OC Ford Transit 3500 260 7.48 2.30 2.89 4 4 Island Bed 120 150 3 OG 140 1x13 50,995
Bessacarr 454 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 420 7.08 2.38 2.82 4 4 French Bed 90 68 3 OGM - 2x13 51,980
Bessacarr 484 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 395 7.08 2.38 2.82 4 4 Garage 90 68 3 OGM - 2x13 52,925
Bessacarr 494 LP Fiat Ducato 3700 505 7.75 2.38 2.76 4 4 Island Bed 90 68 3 OGM - 2x13 52,920
Brstner Ixeo it 734 LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 335 7.49 2.30 2.98 4 4 Island Bed 120 90 3 Opt 145 2x11 55,250
Brstner Ixeo Time it 734 Sovereign LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 365 7.39 2.30 2.80 4 4 Island Bed 120 90 3 OG 145 2x11 57,995
Brstner Lyseo T 700 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 580 6.90 2.30 2.95 2 4 Island Bed 120 90 3 OG 145 2x11 47,495
Brstner Lyseo T 710 G LP Fiat Ducato 3500 555 7.10 2.30 2.95 2 4 Garage 120 90 3 OG 145 2x11 47,995
Brstner Lyseo T 734 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 470 7.49 2.30 2.95 2 4 Island Bed 120 90 3 OG 145 2x11 48,995
Brstner Nexxo t 740 Sovereign LP Fiat Ducato 3500 349 7.49 2.30 2.75 3 4 Island Bed 120 90 3 OG 145 2x11 57,995
Brstner Viseo i 720 G Edition 30 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 315 7.25 2.20 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 120 90 3 Opt 104 2x11 59,995
Carado A 464 OC Fiat Ducato 3495 591 7.28 2.33 3.10 6 4 Garage 122 92 3 OG 167 2x11 46,490
Carado T 334 LP Fiat Ducato 3495 588 6.99 2.33 2.91 2 4 Garage 122 92 3 OG 167 2x11 45,590
Carado T 339 LP Fiat Ducato 3495 588 6.99 2.33 2.91 2 4 Island Bed 122 92 3 OG 167 2x11 45,590
Carado T 348 LP Fiat Ducato 3495 668 6.83 2.33 2.91 2 4 French Bed 122 92 3 OG 167 2x11 45,590
Carado T 449 LP Fiat Ducato 3495 503 7.43 2.33 2.91 2 4 Island Bed 122 92 3 OG 167 2x11 46,890
Carthago C-Compactline I 138 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 670 6.40 2.12 2.89 4 4 Garage 120 90 3 Opt 160 2x11 71,820
Carthago Chic C-Line T 5.0 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 345 7.43 2.27 2.89 2 4 Island Bed 170 110 3 Opt 160 2x11 73,870
Carthago C-Tourer T 142 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 585 6.80 2.27 2.94 2 4 Garage 110 100 3 Opt 160 2x11 63,580
Carthago C-Tourer T 142 QB LP Fiat Ducato 3500 625 6.77 2.27 2.94 2 4 Garage 110 100 3 Opt 160 2x11 63,580
Carthago C-Tourer T 145 H LP Fiat Ducato 3500 585 6.92 2.27 2.94 2 4 Garage 110 100 3 Opt 160 2x11 64,740
Carthago C-Tourer T 150 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 485 7.43 2.27 2.94 2 4 Island Bed 110 100 3 Opt 160 2x11 67,140
Chausson Flash 624 LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 602 6.96 2.35 2.89 4 4 Garage 120 100 3 Opt 141 1x13 45,100
Chausson Flash 625 LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 746 6.66 2.35 2.89 3 4 French Bed 120 100 3 Opt 175 1x13 44,340
Chausson Flash 628EB LPDD Ford Transit 3500 528 6.99 2.35 2.92 4 4 Island Bed 120 100 3 Opt 175 1x13 44,490
Chausson Flash 628EB LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 612 6.96 2.35 2.89 4 4 Island Bed 120 100 3 Opt 175 1x13 45,460
Chausson Flash 638EB LPDD Ford Transit 3500 620 6.49 2.35 2.92 3 4 Island Bed 120 100 3 No 141 1x13 44,590
Chausson Flash 638EB LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 693 6.46 2.35 2.89 3 4 Island Bed 120 100 3 No 141 1x13 45,560
Chausson Flash 718XLB LPDD Ford Transit 3500 446 7.49 2.35 2.92 4 4 Island Bed 120 100 3 Opt 175 2x13 46,060
Chausson Flash 718XLB LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 532 7.46 2.35 2.89 4 4 Island Bed 120 100 3 Opt 175 2x13 47,030
Chausson Flash 728EB LPDD Ford Transit 3500 376 7.49 2.35 2.92 4 4 Island Bed 120 100 3 Opt 175 2x13 46,940
Chausson Flash 728EB LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 462 7.46 2.35 2.89 4 4 Island Bed 120 100 3 Opt 175 2x13 47,910
Chausson Welcome 628EB LPDD Ford Transit 3500 476 6.99 2.35 2.92 4 4 Island Bed 120 100 3 Opt 175 1x13 47,550
Chausson Welcome 628EB LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 562 6.96 2.35 2.89 4 4 Island Bed 120 100 3 Opt 175 1x13 48,520
Chausson Welcome 638EB LPDD Ford Transit 3500 571 6.49 2.35 2.92 3 4 Island Bed 120 100 3 No 141 1x13 47,650
Chausson Welcome 638EB LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 644 6.46 2.35 2.89 3 4 Island Bed 120 100 3 No 141 1x13 48,620
Chausson Welcome 718XLB LPDD Ford Transit 3500 404 7.49 2.35 2.92 4 4 Island Bed 120 100 3 Opt 175 2x13 49,120
Chausson Welcome 718XLB LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 491 7.46 2.35 2.89 4 4 Island Bed 120 100 3 Opt 175 2x13 50,090
Chausson Welcome 728EB LPDD Ford Transit 3500 340 7.49 2.35 2.92 4 4 Island Bed 120 100 3 Opt 175 2x13 50,000
Chausson Welcome 728EB LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 420 7.46 2.35 2.89 4 4 Island Bed 120 100 3 Opt 175 2x13 50,970
Dethleffs 4Travel T 7156-4 LPDD Fiat Ducato 3499 329 7.49 2.33 2.98 4 4 Island Bed 120 90 3 OG 145 2x11 65,490
Dethleffs Advantage I 6601 AC Fiat Ducato 3499 559 6.92 2.33 2.76 4 4 French Bed 125 90 3 OG 142 2x11 66,990
Dethleffs Advantage I 6651 AC Fiat Ducato 3499 544 6.96 2.33 2.76 4 4 Island Bed 125 90 3 OG 142 2x11 66,990
Dethleffs Advantage I 7051 DBM AC Fiat Ducato 3499 499 7.37 2.33 2.76 4 4 Island Bed 125 90 3 OG 142 2x11 67,990
Dethleffs Advantage T 6601 LP Fiat Ducato 3499 704 6.95 2.33 2.76 3 4 French Bed 125 90 3 OG 142 2x11 57,990

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DATABASE

Hob (number of rings)


Oven/grill/microwave
Maximum weight (kg)

Waste water (litres)


Fresh water (litres)
Separate shower

Gas locker (kg)

Price from ()
Manufacturer

Fridge (litres)
Base vehicle

Payload (kg)

Belted seats
Length

Layout
Height
Berths
Model

Width
Type
Dethleffs Advantage T 6651 LP Fiat Ducato 3499 689 6.99 2.33 2.76 3 4 Island Bed 125 90 3 OG 142 2x11 57,990
Dethleffs Advantage T 7051 DBM LP Fiat Ducato 3499 634 7.40 2.33 2.76 3 4 Island Bed 125 90 3 OG 142 2x11 58,990
Dethleffs Esprit T 7150-2 DBM LP Fiat Ducato 3499 429 7.63 2.33 2.98 3 4 Island Bed 160 120 3 OG 109 2x11 68,990
Dethleffs Esprit T 7150-2 DBT LP Fiat Ducato 3499 429 7.63 2.33 2.98 3 4 Island Bed 160 120 3 OG 190 2x11 68,990
Dethleffs Globebus I7 AC Fiat Ducato 3499 569 6.94 2.19 2.81 4 4 Island Bed 114 90 3 OG 142 2x11 62,990
Dethleffs Globebus T1 LP Fiat Ducato 3499 759 6.03 2.19 2.81 3 4 Garage 114 90 3 OG 90 2x11 51,490
Dethleffs Globebus T7 LP Fiat Ducato 3499 619 6.98 2.19 2.81 3 4 Island Bed 114 90 3 OG 142 2x11 54,990
Dethleffs Magic Edition I 3 DBM AC Fiat Ducato 3850 705 7.39 2.33 2.90 4 4 Island Bed 107 90 3 OG 190 2x11 69,990
Dethleffs Magic Edition T 3 DBM LP Fiat Ducato 3850 786 7.41 2.33 2.94 2 4 Island Bed 107 90 3 OG 190 2x11 62,490
Dethleffs Trend A 6977 OC Fiat Ducato 3499 574 7.06 2.33 3.19 6 4 Garage 107 90 3 OG 142 2x11 49,990
Dethleffs Trend I 6757 AC Fiat Ducato 3499 589 6.94 2.33 2.94 4 4 Island Bed 125 90 3 OG 142 2x11 57,990
Dethleffs Trend I 7057 DBM AC Fiat Ducato 3499 514 7.39 2.33 2.94 4 4 Island Bed 125 90 3 OG 142 2x11 58,990
Dethleffs Trend T 6757 LP Fiat Ducato 3499 659 6.96 2.33 2.90 3 4 Island Bed 125 90 3 OG 142 2x11 47,990
Dethleffs Trend T 7057 DBM LP Fiat Ducato 3499 584 7.41 2.33 2.90 4 4 Island Bed 125 90 3 OG 142 2x11 48,990
Elddis Autoquest 155 LP Peugeot Boxer 3500 612 7.02 2.20 2.82 4 4 French Bed 100 70 3 OG 95 2x7 41,399
Elddis Encore 254 LP Peugeot Boxer 3500 447 7.40 2.35 2.82 4 4 Island Bed 100 100 3 OGM 189 2x7 49,799
Elddis Encore 255 LP Peugeot Boxer 3500 461 7.40 2.35 2.82 4 4 French Bed 100 100 3 OGM 189 2x7 49,799
Eura Mobil Activa A One 690 HB OC Fiat Ducato 3500 560 6.99 2.32 3.13 6 4 Garage 140 100 3 No 140 2x11 52,961
Eura Mobil Profila PRS 660 HB LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 485 6.99 2.32 2.89 4 4 Garage 140 100 3 No 175 2x11 58,541
Eura Mobil Profila PRS 670 SB LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 505 6.99 2.32 2.89 4 4 French Bed 140 100 3 No 149 2x11 58,541
Eura Mobil Profila PRS 720 QB LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 435 7.40 2.32 2.89 4 4 Island Bed 140 100 3 No 140 2x11 61,240
Eura Mobil Profila PRS 725 QB LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 415 7.40 2.32 2.89 4 4 Island Bed 140 100 3 No 140 2x11 61,240
Eura Mobil Profila PT 660 HB LP Fiat Ducato 3500 570 6.99 2.32 2.86 2 4 Garage 140 100 3 No 175 2x11 58,700
Eura Mobil Profila PT 670 SB Mondial LP Fiat Ducato 3500 550 6.99 2.32 2.86 2 4 French Bed 140 100 3 No 140 2x11 58,700
Eura Mobil Profila PT 720 QB LP Fiat Ducato 3500 520 7.40 2.32 2.86 2 4 Island Bed 140 100 3 No 140 2x11 61,304
Eura Mobil Profila PT 725 QB LP Fiat Ducato 3500 500 7.40 2.32 2.86 2 4 Island Bed 140 100 3 No 140 2x11 61,304
Eura Mobil Terrestra TA 690 HB OC Fiat Ducato 3500 365 7.06 2.33 3.19 6 4 Garage 150 150 3 No 150 2x11 60,761
Eura Mobil Terrestra TT 670 SB LP Fiat Ducato 3500 440 6.99 2.32 2.90 2 4 French Bed 150 100 3 No 175 2x11 64,565
Fleurette Discover 65 LM AC Fiat Ducato 3500 392 6.50 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 150 119 2 No 150 2x13 61,510*
Fleurette Discover 74 CTC AC Fiat Ducato 3500 312 7.46 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 150 119 3 Opt 150 2x13 66,310*
Fleurette Discover 74 LMS AC Fiat Ducato 3500 352 7.46 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 150 119 3 Opt 150 2x13 65,526*
Fleurette Magister 65 LD LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 446 6.50 2.34 2.75 4 4 French Bed 120 119 2 No 150 2x13 48,808*
Fleurette Magister 65 LMX LP Fiat Ducato 3500 491 6.50 2.34 2.75 3 4 Island Bed 120 119 3 Opt 150 2x13 48,412*
Fleurette Magister 68 LM LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 411 6.83 2.34 2.75 4 4 Island Bed 120 119 3 Opt 150 2x13 49,999*
Fleurette Magister 70 LD LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 459 6.97 2.34 2.75 5 5 French Bed 120 119 3 Opt 150 2x13 50,397*
Fleurette Magister 70 LMS LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 459 6.97 2.34 2.75 4 4 Island Bed 120 119 3 Opt 150 2x13 50,397*
Fleurette Magister 73 CTC LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 341 7.38 2.34 2.75 4 4 Island Bed 120 119 3 Opt 150 2x13 51,032*
Fleurette Magister 73 LMS LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 391 7.38 2.34 2.75 4 4 Island Bed 120 119 3 Opt 150 2x13 51,826*
Fleurette Migrateur 64 LG LP Fiat Ducato 3500 659 6.37 2.23 2.65 3 4 French Bed 120 119 3 Opt 150 1x13, 1x6 47,141*
Fleurette Migrateur 69 LM LP Fiat Ducato 3500 579 6.97 2.23 2.65 3 4 Island Bed 120 119 3 Opt 138 2x13 48,015*
Florium Baxter 64 LG LP Fiat Ducato 3500 659 6.37 2.23 2.65 3 4 French Bed 120 119 3 Opt 150 1x13, 1x6 47,141*
Florium Baxter 69 LM LP Fiat Ducato 3500 579 6.97 2.23 2.65 3 4 Island Bed 120 119 3 Opt 138 2x13 48,015*
Florium Mayflower 65 LD LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 446 6.50 2.34 2.75 4 4 French Bed 120 119 2 No 150 2x13 48,808*
Florium Mayflower 65 LMX LP Fiat Ducato 3500 491 6.50 2.34 2.75 3 4 Island Bed 120 119 3 Opt 150 2x13 48,412*
Florium Mayflower 68 LM LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 411 6.83 2.34 2.75 4 4 Island Bed 120 119 3 Opt 150 2x13 49,999*
Florium Mayflower 70 LD LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 459 6.97 2.34 2.75 5 5 French Bed 120 119 3 Opt 150 2x13 50,397*
Florium Mayflower 70 LMS LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 459 6.97 2.34 2.75 4 4 Island Bed 120 119 3 Opt 150 2x13 50,397*
Florium Mayflower 73 CTC LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 341 7.38 2.34 2.75 4 4 Island Bed 120 119 3 Opt 150 2x13 51,032*
Florium Mayflower 73 LMS LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 391 7.38 2.34 2.75 4 4 Island Bed 120 119 3 Opt 150 2x13 51,826*
Florium Wincester 65 LM AC Fiat Ducato 3500 397 6.50 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 150 119 2 No 150 2x13 61,510*
Florium Wincester 70 LMS AC Fiat Ducato 3500 432 7.07 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 150 119 3 Opt 150 2x13 63,485*
Florium Wincester 74 CTC AC Fiat Ducato 3500 312 7.46 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 150 119 3 Opt 150 2x13 66,310*
Florium Wincester 74 LMS AC Fiat Ducato 3500 352 7.46 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 150 119 3 Opt 150 2x13 65,526*
Frankia T 72 FD LP Fiat Ducato 3500 464 7.24 2.30 2.89 2 2 French Bed 120 100 3 OG 140 2x11 71,995
Frankia T 72 QD LP Fiat Ducato 3500 464 7.24 2.30 2.89 2 2 Island Bed 120 100 3 OG 140 2x11 71,995
Hobby Optima De Luxe T 65 FL LP Fiat Ducato 3500 513 6.98 2.33 2.77 2 4 French Bed 100 96 3 Opt 140 2x11 62,995
Hobby Optima De Luxe T 65 GQ LP Fiat Ducato 3500 426 6.99 2.33 2.84 2 4 Island Bed 100 96 3 Opt 150 2x11 61,995
Hobby Optima De Luxe T 65 HFL LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 406 6.98 2.33 2.84 4 4 French Bed 100 96 3 Opt 140 2x11 63,495
Hobby Optima De Luxe T 65 HGQ LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 387 6.99 2.33 2.84 4 4 Island Bed 100 96 3 Opt 150 2x11 64,495
Hobby Optima De Luxe T 70 F LP Fiat Ducato 3500 433 7.38 2.33 2.77 2 4 French Bed 100 96 3 Opt 150 2x11 67,495
Hobby Optima De Luxe T 75 HF LPDD Fiat Ducato 3650 502 7.58 2.33 2.84 4 4 French Bed 100 96 3 Opt 150 2x11 68,495
Hobby Siesta A 70 GM OC Fiat Ducato 3650 587 6.99 2.34 3.07 6 6 Garage 100 92 3 Opt 96 2x11 62,495
Hymer B-Class DynamicLine 594 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 520 6.99 2.22 2.96 4 4 Garage 150 130 3 Opt 90 2x11 73,500
Hymer Exsis-i 504 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 740 6.20 2.22 2.77 4 4 Garage 100 100 3 Opt 105 2x11 59,760
Hymer Exsis-i 564 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 630 6.75 2.22 2.77 4 4 Garage 100 100 3 Opt 105 2x11 63,000
* prices do not include on-the-road charges

Hymer Exsis-i 598 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 610 6.99 2.22 2.77 4 4 Island Bed 100 100 3 Opt 142 2x11 63,830
Hymer Exsis-t 564 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 650 6.70 2.22 2.77 2 4 Garage 100 100 3 Opt 100 2x11 53,500
Hymer Exsis-t 598 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 600 6.95 2.22 2.77 2 4 Island Bed 100 100 3 Opt 142 2x11 54,330
Hymer ML-I 540 AC Mercedes Sprinter 3500 565 6.39 2.22 2.90 4 4 Garage 120 100 3 Opt 142 2x11 64,420
Hymer ML-I 630 AC Mercedes Sprinter 4200 930 7.80 2.22 2.90 4 4 Island Bed 120 100 3 Opt 142 2x11 73,140
Hymer ML-T 540 LP Mercedes Sprinter 3500 665 6.36 2.22 2.90 2 4 Garage 120 100 3 Opt 142 2x11 54,170
Hymer ML-T 560 LP Mercedes Sprinter 3500 560 6.98 2.22 2.90 2 4 Garage 120 100 3 Opt 142 2x11 58,490
Hymer ML-T 630 LP Mercedes Sprinter 4200 1050 7.79 2.22 2.90 2 4 Island Bed 120 100 3 Opt 142 2x11 61,290
Hymer T-Class 554 SL LP Fiat Ducato 3500 480 6.79 2.35 2.90 2 4 French Bed 150 130 3 Opt 142 2x11 58,520
Hymer T-Class 698 CL LP Fiat Ducato 3500 450 7.49 2.35 2.90 2 4 Island Bed 155 100 3 Opt 100 2x11 58,490
Hymer T-Class 708 SL LP Fiat Ducato 4500 1330 7.79 2.35 2.90 2 4 Island Bed 150 130 3 Opt 142 2x11 62,670

Key CLASS FR Fixed roof RR Rising roof HT High-top LP Low-profile LPDD Low-profile with drop-down bed OC Overcab coachbuilt AC A-class COOKER G Grill O Oven M Microwave Opt Optional

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DATABASE

Hob (number of rings)


Oven/grill/microwave
Maximum weight (kg)

Waste water (litres)


Fresh water (litres)
Separate shower

Gas locker (kg)

Price from ()
Manufacturer

Fridge (litres)
Base vehicle

Payload (kg)

Belted seats
Length

Layout
Height
Berths
Model

Width
Type
Itineo CB 740 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 425 7.43 2.35 2.89 4 4 Island Bed 120 120 3 Opt 150 - 53,800
Itineo MB 700 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 445 6.99 2.35 2.89 4 4 Island Bed 120 120 3 Opt 142 - 53,400
Itineo MB 740 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 450 7.43 2.35 2.89 4 4 Island Bed 120 120 3 Opt 150 - 54,400
Itineo MC 740 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 450 7.43 2.35 2.89 4 4 Island Bed 120 120 3 Opt 150 - 56,100
Itineo MJB 740 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 450 7.43 2.35 2.89 4 4 Island Bed 120 120 3 Opt 142 - 54,700
Itineo TB 700 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 510 6.99 2.35 2.89 4 4 Garage 120 120 3 Opt 142 - 52,300
Knaus Sky i 700 LG AC Fiat Ducato 3500 420 6.94 2.34 2.94 4 4 Garage 124 101 3 No 145 2x11 71,000
Knaus Sky i 700 LX AC Fiat Ducato 3500 350 7.48 2.34 2.94 5 4 Island Bed 124 101 3 No 145 2x11 71,900
Knaus Sky TI 590 MF LP Fiat Ducato 3500 650 6.43 2.32 2.79 2 4 French Bed 100 95 3 No 145 2x11 53,500
Knaus Sky TI 650 MF LP Fiat Ducato 3500 570 6.98 2.32 2.79 4 4 French Bed 100 95 3 No 145 2x11 54,700
Knaus Sky TI 650 MG LP Fiat Ducato 3500 570 6.98 2.32 2.79 2 4 Garage 100 95 3 No 145 2x11 54,500
Knaus Sky TI 700 MG LP Fiat Ducato 3500 490 7.52 2.32 2.79 3 4 Garage 100 95 3 No 145 2x11 58,000
Knaus Sky TI 700 MX LP Fiat Ducato 3500 490 7.52 2.32 2.79 3 4 Island Bed 100 95 3 No 145 2x11 58,500
Knaus Sky Wave 650 MF LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 600 6.99 2.32 2.84 4 4 French Bed 100 95 3 No 108 2x11 59,600
Knaus Sky Wave 650 MG LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 600 6.99 2.32 2.84 4 4 Garage 100 95 3 No 108 2x11 59,600
Knaus Sky Wave 700 MX LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 500 7.47 2.32 2.84 4 4 Island Bed 100 95 3 No 108 2x11 65,800
Knaus Sun TI 650 MF LP Fiat Ducato 3500 510 6.99 2.34 2.94 4 4 French Bed 124 101 3 No 108 2x11 58,000
Knaus Sun TI 650 MG LP Fiat Ducato 3500 510 6.99 2.34 2.94 3 4 Garage 124 101 3 No 108 2x11 59,000
Knaus Sun TI 700 MX LP Fiat Ducato 3500 430 7.47 2.34 2.94 3 4 Island Bed 124 101 3 No 108 2x11 61,500
Knaus Van i 600 MG AC Fiat Ducato 3500 680 6.76 2.20 2.76 4 4 Garage 95 95 3 No 142 2x11 63,300
Knaus Van TI 600 MG AC Fiat Ducato 3500 770 6.79 2.20 2.76 3 4 Garage 95 95 3 No 142 2x11 55,700
Laika Ecovip 9 OC Fiat Ducato 3500 458 7.20 2.30 3.20 6 4 Garage 100 130 3 Opt 160 - 61,200
Laika Ecovip 310 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 696 6.59 2.30 2.92 4 4 Garage 100 110 3 Opt 106 - 53,800
Laika Ecovip 312 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 528 6.99 2.30 2.92 3 4 Island Bed 110 110 3 Opt 142 - 54,800
Laika Ecovip 390 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 569 6.99 2.30 2.92 4 3 Garage 100 110 3 Opt 160 - 54,800
Laika Ecovip 412 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 460 7.49 2.30 2.92 3 4 Island Bed 100 110 3 Opt 160 - 55,400
Laika Ecovip 610 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 517 6.74 2.31 2.99 4 4 Garage 110 110 3 Opt 160 - 68,300
Laika Ecovip 612 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 430 6.99 2.31 2.99 4 4 Island Bed 110 110 3 Opt 142 - 69,200
Laika Ecovip 690 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 445 6.99 2.31 2.99 4 4 Garage 110 110 3 Opt 160 - 69,200
Laika Ecovip 710 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 385 7.49 2.31 2.99 4 4 Garage 110 110 3 Opt 160 - 70,200
Laika Ecovip 712 AC Fiat Ducato 3500 340 7.49 2.31 2.99 4 4 Island Bed 110 110 3 Opt 160 - 70,200
Laika Kreos 3008 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 457 6.99 2.30 2.99 3 - French Bed 110 110 3 Opt 160 - 63,800
Laika Kreos 4010 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 360 7.49 2.30 2.99 3 4 Garage 110 110 3 Opt 160 - 64,900
Laika Kreos 4012 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 370 7.49 2.30 2.99 3 4 Island Bed 110 110 3 Opt 160 - 64,900
Laika Kreos 5010 LP Fiat Ducato 3500 277 7.69 2.30 2.99 3 4 Garage 140 140 3 Opt 160 - 70,800
Mobilvetta K-Yacht MH79 Tekno Line AC Fiat Ducato 3500 343 7.43 2.35 2.89 4 4 Island Bed 120 110 3 OG 150 2x7 67,995
Moto-Trek X-Cite Classic G LP Peugeot Boxer 3500 300 6.38 2.05 2.87 2 2 Garage 100 100 3 M 30 Yes 59,999
Moto-Trek X-Cite Elite G LP Peugeot Boxer 3500 300 6.38 2.05 2.87 2 2 Garage 100 100 3 OGM 90 25xLPG 64,999
Niesmann + Bischoff Smove 6.9 B LP Fiat Ducato 3500 520 6.93 2.25 2.77 2 3 Garage 140 130 2 Opt 140 2x11 68,400
Niesmann + Bischoff Smove 6.9 Q LP Fiat Ducato 3500 570 6.93 2.25 2.77 2 2 Garage 140 130 2 Opt 140 2x11 67,600
Pilote Family C700G Essentiel OC Fiat Ducato 3500 600 6.98 2.30 3.05 6 6 Garage - - 2 Opt 149 2x13 47,968
Pilote Galaxy G650C Emotion AC Fiat Ducato 3500 530 6.49 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 64,135
Pilote Galaxy G650C Essentiel AC Fiat Ducato 3500 590 6.49 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 57,419
Pilote Galaxy G650C Sensation AC Fiat Ducato 3500 550 6.49 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 61,271
Pilote Galaxy G700C Emotion AC Fiat Ducato 3500 470 6.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 103 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 65,522
Pilote Galaxy G700C Essentiel AC Fiat Ducato 3500 530 6.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 58,848
Pilote Galaxy G700C Sensation AC Fiat Ducato 3500 490 6.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 62,678
Pilote Galaxy G701C Emotion AC Fiat Ducato 3500 430 6.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 120 2 Opt 138 2x13 70,759
Pilote Galaxy G701C Essentiel AC Fiat Ducato 3500 490 6.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 120 2 Opt 138 2x13 64,112
Pilote Galaxy G701C Sensation AC Fiat Ducato 3500 450 6.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 103 120 2 Opt 138 2x13 67,934
Pilote Galaxy G701GJ Sensation AC Fiat Ducato 3500 450 6.99 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 120 2 Opt 138 2x13 67,934
Pilote Galaxy G740C Emotion AC Fiat Ducato 3500 405 7.49 2.30 2.85 4 3 Island Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 67,171
Pilote Galaxy G740C Essentiel AC Fiat Ducato 3500 465 7.49 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 59,752
Pilote Galaxy G740C Sensation AC Fiat Ducato 3500 425 7.49 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 63,571
Pilote Galaxy G741C Emotion AC Fiat Ducato 3500 400 7.49 2.30 2.85 4 3 Island Bed 130 120 3 Opt 149 2x13 72,490
Pilote Galaxy G741C Essentiel AC Fiat Ducato 3500 460 7.49 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 120 3 Opt 149 2x13 65,784
Pilote Galaxy G741C Sensation AC Fiat Ducato 3500 420 7.49 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 120 3 Opt 149 2x13 69,642
Pilote Galaxy G781C Essentiel AC Fiat Ducato 4500 1150 7.87 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 120 3 Opt 149 2x13 69,118
Pilote Galaxy G781C Sensation AC Fiat Ducato 4500 1100 7.87 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 120 3 Opt 149 2x13 72,880
Pilote Pacific P650C Essentiel LP Fiat Ducato 3500 720 6.49 2.30 2.75 2 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 46,665
Pilote Pacific P650C Sensation LP Fiat Ducato 3500 680 6.49 2.30 2.75 2 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 51,178
Pilote Pacific P656C Essentiel LP Fiat Ducato 3500 610 6.49 2.30 2.85 3 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 48,470
Pilote Pacific P656C Sensation LP Fiat Ducato 3500 560 6.49 2.30 2.85 3 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 52,984

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Hob (number of rings)


Oven/grill/microwave
Maximum weight (kg)

Waste water (litres)


Fresh water (litres)
Separate shower

Gas locker (kg)

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Manufacturer

Fridge (litres)
Base vehicle

Payload (kg)

Belted seats
Length

Layout
Height
Berths
Model

Width
Type
Pilote Pacific P700C Essentiel LP Fiat Ducato 3500 660 6.95 2.30 2.75 2 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 48,219
Pilote Pacific P700C Sensation LP Fiat Ducato 3500 620 6.95 2.30 2.75 2 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 52,732
Pilote Pacific P706C Essentiel LP Fiat Ducato 3500 540 6.95 2.30 2.85 3 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 50,023
Pilote Pacific P706C Sensation LP Fiat Ducato 3500 490 6.95 2.30 2.85 3 4 Island Bed 130 95 2 Opt 138 2x13 54,537
Pilote Pacific P710P Essentiel LP Fiat Ducato 3500 600 7.15 2.30 2.75 2 4 French Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 49,121
Pilote Pacific P710P Sensation LP Fiat Ducato 3500 550 7.15 2.30 2.75 2 4 French Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 53,633
Pilote Pacific P716P Essentiel LP Fiat Ducato 3500 505 7.15 2.30 2.85 4 5 French Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 50,927
Pilote Pacific P716P Sensation LP Fiat Ducato 3500 455 7.15 2.30 2.85 4 4 French Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 55,440
Pilote Pacific P740C Essentiel LP Fiat Ducato 3500 580 7.45 2.30 2.75 2 4 Island Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 49,121
Pilote Pacific P740C Sensation LP Fiat Ducato 3500 530 7.45 2.30 2.75 2 4 Island Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 53,633
Pilote Pacific P746C Essentiel LP Fiat Ducato 3500 505 7.45 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 50,927
Pilote Pacific P746C Sensation LP Fiat Ducato 3500 455 7.45 2.30 2.85 4 4 Island Bed 130 95 3 Opt 149 2x13 55,440
Rapido 650F LP Fiat Ducato 3500 610 6.59 2.35 2.76 2 4 Island Bed 120 90 3 O 135 - 51,800
Rapido 650FF LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 670 6.64 2.35 2.90 5 5 French Bed 120 90 3 O 135 - 54,200
Rapido 680FF LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 480 6.94 2.35 2.90 4 4 Island Bed 120 90 3 O 135 - 55,200
Rapido 686FF LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 565 6.94 2.35 2.90 4 4 French Bed 120 90 3 OG 149 - 54,300
Rapido 690F LP Fiat Ducato 3500 535 7.34 2.35 2.76 4 4 Island Bed 120 90 3 OG 149 - 54,400
Rapido 690FF LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 440 7.49 2.35 2.90 4 4 Island Bed 120 90 3 OG 149 - 56,000
Rapido 696FF LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 440 7.49 2.35 2.95 4 4 Island Bed 120 90 3 OG 149 - 58,700
Rapido 7090FF LPDD Fiat Ducato 3500 360 7.79 2.35 2.95 5 5 Island Bed 120 100 3 OG 160 - 64,500
Rapido 8080dF AC Fiat Ducato 3500 425 6.94 2.35 2.89 4 4 Island Bed 130 110 3 O 135 - 67,000
Rapido 8090dF AC