Caravan Design Awards and Lightweight Leisure Awards 2023
The results of the 28th Caravan Design Awards and the 19th Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards were announced at the NEC on Wednesday 19 October 2022. The awards were presented by Club Chairman, Grenville Chamberlain OBE, and Club Director General, Nick Lomas.
Judging took place during the Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC in October and via desktop assessment prior to viewing the vehicles. Fifty-nine vehicles were submitted for the Caravan Design Awards and twenty-seven for the Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards. These awards provide the best quality, and quantity, of information to members and buyers.
Before going to the NEC, the expert panel collectively spent over one thousand hours going through an immense amount of data from websites, brochures, handbooks and entry forms to complete in-depth evaluations via desktop - the judges then went to the NEC to physically view the vehicles to complete this comprehensive judging process.
Nick Lomas, Director General of the Caravan and Motorhome Club said, “The Club would like to thank the manufacturers for their continued support of our competitions. Our sincere congratulations go to all the winners. This invaluable source of information will provide people with the information they will need to help with their next caravan or lightweight leisure trailer purchase. We hope it will inspire many people to look at leisure vehicle holidays as an option to explore, have adventures and great holidays.”
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.
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, setting up on site, together with sleeping and living accommodation.
Judges for Caravan Design Awards
- Dan Cartwright – Journalist
- Sammy Faircloth – Journalist
- Justine Higgins – Journalist
- Graeme Mackenzie – Events Committee, Caravan and Motorhome Club
- Martin Spencer – Technical Manager, Caravan and Motorhome Club
- Mark Sutcliffe – Journalist
Judges for Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards
- Barrie Livesey – Caravan and Motorhome Club
- Dave Rickard – Caravan and Motorhome Club
- Eileen Randall – Technical Advisor, Caravan and Motorhome Club
The Caravan and Motorhome Club Motorhome and Campervan Design Awards 2023 Winners
Any Caravan up to £25,000
Any Pop Top Caravan over 1150kg
Eriba Touring 560
Any Two Berth Caravan
Bailey Unicorn Seville
Conventional Caravan with Three or Four Berths
Bailey Unicorn Madrid
Any Fixed Bed Caravan with Three or Four Berths
Bailey Alicanto Grande Porto
Any Caravan with Five or Six Berths
Any 8ft Wide Caravan
Bailey Alicanto Grande Evora
Any Family Caravan
Swift Conqueror 580
Any Large Family Caravan
Compass Camino 668
Any Caravan over £44,000
Swift Elegance Grande 835
The Caravan and Motorhome Club Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards 2023 Winners
Trailer Tents without Kitchen
Trailer Tents with Kitchen
Camp-let North (four berth)
Caravans 750kg and under without Washroom
Lion Caravans Cub
Caravans 750kg and under with Washroom
Freedom Microlite Sport Flare
Conventional Caravans 750kg - 1100kg
For more details about the Caravan and Motorhome Club visit www.camc.com
Notes to Editors
About the Caravan and Motorhome Club
Champions of the great outdoors – from glamping to touring – the Caravan and Motorhome Club represents the interests of around one million caravan, motorhome, campervan and trailer tent owners across the UK. Founded in 1907, the Caravan and Motorhome Club has a wealth of experience and prides itself on offering great value and high-quality campsites for tourers and glampers.
Caravan and Motorhome Club membership is just £56 per year and provides members with access to 2,700 quality campsites in the UK and overseas. The Club offers over 340 campsites across 16 countries in Europe including France, Spain and Italy amongst other destinations. Stays at these sites can be packaged with great ferry offers to create holidays that are protected by ABTA. The Club also offers a range of escorted and independent tours in Europe, Australasia, North America and Southern Africa, all of which are protected by ABTA. All members can take advantage of expert advice, overseas travel services, cover and insurance and exclusive member offers and discounts.
For further information about becoming a member of the Caravan and Motorhome Club, please visit www.camc.com or call 01342 318 813.
About Experience Freedom
Experience Freedom from the Caravan and Motorhome Club provides glamping accommodation in some of the most beautiful locations in the UK. Experience Freedom offers a choice of glamping accommodation, motorhome hire and tent camping, all of which are available to non-members. Caravan and Motorhome Club members receive a 10% discount on glamping and up to 10% off motorhome hire.
Experience Freedom is operated by the Caravan and Motorhome Club, a membership organisation with a wealth of experience in operating high-quality campsites.
To find out more, visit www.experiencefreedom.co.uk
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