Caravan Design and Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards


Judging took place during the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC in October. 77 vehicles were submitted for the Caravan Design Awards and 39 for the Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards.

The purpose of the Awards is to provide guidance for Club members who are looking to change their current caravan or trailer tent. The Club’s Award results are always eagerly anticipated for this very reason.

The Caravan Design and Lightweight Leisure Awards offer fair, independent and objective assessments of the vehicles submitted for scrutiny. All caravan and lightweight trailer manufacturers and dealers are invited to submit entries.

The panel of independent Judges for the Caravan Design Awards follow rigorous scoring checklists. Judges assess everything from sitting comfort, standing headroom, kitchen design, storage, switches, wiring, security, repair and warranty arrangements to general safety.

Similarly, Judges for the Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards assess everything from weights and measures to Thermal Insulation Grade and recommended tyre pressures. Further scrutiny awarded merit for build quality, ease of erection and pull down, together with sleeping and living accommodation.

Grenville Chamberlain, Chairman of The Caravan Club, who announced the results commented, “The Caravan Club is always keen to encourage a wide range of people – from all walks of life – to enjoy caravanning holidays and to entice new generations of people into becoming caravanners and campers.

"The information gathered in this competition enables people to make an informed choice regarding their choice of vehicle. Our thanks are extended to the manufacturers and dealers who entered and supported these competitions and our congratulations to the winners.”

Judges for Caravan Design Awards
Lee Davey – freelance journalist
Andrew Ditton – freelance journalist
Nick Haynes – Events sub-Committee, The Caravan Club
Alison Owen – freelance journalist
Martin Spencer – Technical Manager, The Caravan Club
Mark Sutcliffe – freelance journalist

Judges for Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards
Barrie Livesey – Events sub-Committee, The Caravan Club
Gary Martin – Editor, The Caravan Club Magazine
Eileen Randall – Technical Advisor, The Caravan Club
Dave Rickard – Events sub-Committee, The Caravan Club

Contact information

Nikki Nichol
External Communications and Sponsorship Manager
The Caravan Club
01342 336 797 / 07771 834443

Rochelle Claxton
Communications Administrator
The Caravan Club
01342 779346

Notes to editor

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The Caravan Club offers its members over 200 Club Sites and 2,500 privately owned places to stay, and provides all members with expert advice, overseas travel services, financial services and exclusive member offers and discounts.

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