The Caravan and Motorhome Club Caravan Design Awards Buyers Guide 2022
The Caravan and Motorhome Club, the trusted experts, have assessed the latest caravans on the market to provide you with the information you need to make an informed purchase so you can hit the road, head off on a new adventure and build lasting memories.
The Caravan and Motorhome Club Caravan Design Awards Buyers Guide 2022
The Caravan and Motorhome Club have compiled the Caravan Design Awards Buyers Guide 2022 which is packed full of information about the latest and most innovative caravans. An independent, expert and knowledgeable panel carried out full technical specification, design, use of space and usability reviews of 65 new-to-market caravans. Brought to you by the trusted experts, the Caravan and Motorhome Club have compiled this guide, based on the important considerations when buying a caravan, to help provide the information you’ll need to help with your next caravan purchase. Make sure you visit your local caravan dealer and you’ll soon be heading off on your next adventure.
Nick Lomas, Director General of the Caravan and Motorhome Club said, “The Caravan and Motorhome Club is pleased to present the 2022 Caravan Design Awards Buyers Guide. Caravan holidays have never been more popular so it’s important that we gather together the relevant information to share with members and prospective caravan buyers. Our expert panel has assessed huge volumes of data from websites, brochures, handbooks and entry forms. Sixty five new-season caravans were assessed on their bed sizes, kitchen equipment, layout, heating, security, payload and much more. This guide gives buyers the information they need to make an informed decision when buying a new 2022 caravan. The guide covers small, lightweight caravans right up to the larger 8-foot wide caravan and everything in between.”
Any Small Caravan (750kg - 1150kg MTPLM)
The lightest caravans on the market can be towed with a huge range of cars. These caravans make the best use of design and space combined with lightweight materials.
Adria Action 361LT | 4.0
Bailey Discovery D4-2 | 5.0
Eriba Touring 310 | 3.5
Swift Sprite Compact | 4.5
Xplore 304 | 5.0
Any Pop Top Caravan over 1150kg
With lower towing profiles compared to fixed-height caravans, pop-tops are great to tow. They also have their own distinctive style with larger floor platforms and often offer generous payloads.
Eriba Touring 420 | 4.0
Eriba Touring 530 Ocean Drive | 5.0
Eriba Touring 530 Rockabilly | 4.5
Eriba Touring 542 | 4.5
Eriba Feeling 425 | 4.0
Eriba Feeling 442 | 4.5
Eriba Feeling 470 | 4.5
Any Two-berth Caravans
Find your perfect two-berth caravan. The models in this class offer both readily convertible lounges to either double or single beds or fixed two-berth options.
Adria Altea Aire | 3.5
Bailey Unicorn Seville | 5.0
Coachman VIP 460 | 4.5
Compass Casita 454 | 4.0
Elddis Affinity 520 | 5.0
Swift Conqueror 480 | 4.0
Xplore 422 | 4.0
Up to Four-berth Caravans
If you’re looking for a four-berth caravan, this selection offers the pick of the crop to help you find your perfect home away from home.
Adria Alpina Mississippi | 3.5
Bailey Unicorn Cabrera | 5.0
Buccaneer Cruiser | 5.0
Coachman VIP 540 Xtra | 4.5
Compass Camino 650 | 4.0
Elddis Crusader Borealis | 4.0
Swift Conqueror 560 | 3.5
Xplore 554 | 3.5
Up to Six-berth Caravans
Looking for a six-berth caravan? Here’s what you need to see. This class offers a great selection of six-berth models including vehicles with drop-down bunks and easily convertible dinettes.
Adria Altea Avon | 4.0
Bailey Pegasus Grande SE Ancona | 5.0
Buccaneer Aruba | 4.5
Coachman Acadia 660 Xtra | 4.5
Compass Casita 585 | 5.0
Elddis Avante 585 | 5.0
Swift Sprite Major 6 TD | 4.0
Xplore 585 | 4.5
Find your perfect family caravan. A selection of four-berth caravans, entrants in this class has a maximum technically permissible laden mass (MTPLM) of at least 1400kg. They also have payloads to accommodate all the items you will need for a family holiday.
Adria Adora Seine | 3.5
Bailey Unicorn Madrid | 5.0
Buccaneer Commodore | 4.0
Coachman Laser 575 Xtra | 4.5
Compass Capiro 574 | 4.5
Elddis Affinity 574 | 4.5
Swift Basecamp 4 | 3.5
Large Family Caravans
Caravans in this class offer five or six berths to cater for larger touring groups. These caravans have a maximum technically permissible laden mass (MTPLM) of at least 1500kg, to help with the holiday paraphernalia packing!
Adria Adora Sava | 3.5
Bailey Pegasus Grande SE Turin | 5.0
Buccaneer Aruba | 4.0
Coachman Acadia 630 Xtra | 4.5
Compass Casita 868 | 5.0
Elddis Avante 840 | 4.5
Swift Sprite Super Quattro DB | 3.5
Any Caravan 8ft or more wide
If you're looking for a large caravan with plenty of room then this is the class for you. These stylish and spacious caravans will provide the perfect base for your touring adventures.
Adria Adora Isonzo | 4.0
Bailey Alicanto Grande Porto | 4.5
Buccaneer Barracuda | 4.0
Coachman Lusso II | 4.5
Compass Casita 840 | 5.0
Elddis Avante 860 | 4.5
Eriba Touring 820 | 3.0
Swift Challenger X860 | 3.5
Any Caravan with Dedicated Bed(s)
Whether you’re looking for a caravan with a fixed island bed, fixed bunks or fixed twin beds, these caravans offer a wide range of different layouts and interior designs.
Adria Alpina Colorado | 3.5
Bailey Unicorn Pamplona | 5.0
Buccaneer Bermuda | 4.0
Coachman Lusso I | 4.5
Compass Camino 550 | 4.5
Elddis Avante 868 | 5.0
Swift Elegance 835 | 4.5
Xplore 554 | 3.5
For more information about the entrants in the Caravan Design Awards Buyers Guide 2021 visit camc.com/caravandesign.
For more information on the Caravan and Motorhome Club, please visit www.camc.com
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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 2700 quality campsites in the UK and overseas. The Club offers over 300 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.
The Club offers a choice of glamping accommodation, motorhome hire and tent camping through its Experience Freedom operation, all of which are available to non-members. Caravan and Motorhome Club members receive a 10% discount on glamping and 15% discount on motorhome hire. To find out more about Experience Freedom, visit www.experiencefreedom.co.uk
The panel of experts:
Dan has been a passionate caravan advocate since 1989, when as an eight year old child he spent a wonderful week in a 1950's Willerby Wisp. Dan founded CaravanTimes in 2010 and has been there ever since. Dan is also a self confessed petrol head and has been chief car tester and motorbike journalist at CaravanTimes since it started.
A Club member since 1987, Andrew has been towing his own caravan since he was 17 years old. Since then, he has towed a variety of outfits many thousands of miles. As former Tow Car Tester for Caravan Magazine, he brings a wealth of practical hands-on experience to the judging panel.
Mark Sutcliffe is an experienced motoring, travel and touring journalist with extensive experience of towing in the UK and overseas. A regular member of the Caravan and Motorhome Club Towcar of the Year judging team for over a decade, he is a former editor of ‘Which Caravan’ and a regular contributor to the Caravan and Motorhome Club Magazine.
A degree-qualified engineer, Martin’s been Club Technical Manager for 22 years overseeing practical advice for members while undertaking extensive industry engagement, government consultations and work on national/international standards development. His knowledge is underpinned by caravanning since the age of seven around most of the UK and Western Europe, and most recently motorhoming in Australia.
Sammy Faircloth comes from a family of devoted caravan enthusiasts and loves nothing more than touring with her family in the UK and abroad. For the last six years, she has written for the Caravan and Motorhome Club magazine and more recently joined the judging panel. Her passion is her caravan and the great outdoors!
In over 25 years of caravanning and Club membership, Graeme has been a Centre Chairman, Divisional Treasurer and is now a member of the Events Committee. He loves to cook meals for family and friends in the caravan and has clear ideas of what works well in a touring kitchen.
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