The Caravan and Motorhome Club Motorhome Design Awards 2018

The results of the nineteenth Caravan and Motorhome Club Motorhome Design Awards were announced at the NEC on Friday 23 February 2018.

Judging took place during the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show at the NEC in February where 97 vehicles were submitted for the Motorhome Design Awards.

The aim of the competition is to provide the best quality, and quantity, of information to members and buyers.

Vehicles were appraised by an independent panel of judges who assessed criteria including electrics and safety, comfort, kitchen/washrooms, air conditioning, heating and ventilation
systems, technical aspects and stowage. Although the judges did not drive the vehicles, the scoring of the vehicles still evaluated driving elements such as seating positions, handbrake
positions, visibility, safety whilst travelling in habitation area, front seat comfort and driver ergonomics.

There were 28 entries in the Dealer Special categories. The definition of a dealer special is that the motorhome must be badged and named differently to the manufacturer’s model. These models are only available to purchase new through the dealer, or network of dealers, and are not available from the manufacturer direct.

Grenville Chamberlain, Chairman of the Caravan and Motorhome Club, who announced the results commented, “This competition provides an invaluable source of data for consumers
looking to purchase a motorhome or campervan. Ninety-seven vehicles were evaluated during the Caravan, Camping & Motorhome Show by our panel of independent judges. Huge congratulations to all the worthy winners.”

Judges for the Caravan and Motorhome Club Motorhome Design Awards 2018

Andrew Ditton – journalist
Martin Dorey – journalist and presenter
Rod Farrendon – Warners Group Publications
Peter Johnson – Technical Committee Chairman
David Jones – Events Committee member
Margaret Jones – volunteer
Gary Martin – Editor, Caravan and Motorhome Club Magazine
Alison Owen – journalist
Peter Rosenthal – Campervan Magazine

 

 

 

Micro Motorhomes

 Winner - Wellhouse Leisure Toyota Proace Lerina

  • Price: £44,250
  • Number of berths: 4
  • Length: 4.9m / 16’ 0”
  • Maximum weight: 3100kg

2nd place - Hillside Leisure Dalbury

3rd place - Lunar Campers Ford Tourneo Custom Terrier Le Tour

Entrants in this category

Hillside Leisure Dalbury | Lunar Campers Ford Tourneo Custom Terrier Le Tour | Wellhouse Leisure Toyota Proace Lerina

 

Camper Vans up to £45,000

 

 Winner - Rolling Homes Camper Ltd Volkswagen Shackleton

  • Price: £44,564
  • Number of berths: 4
  • Length: 4.89m / 16’ 0”
  • Maximum weight: 2800kg

2nd place - Wellhouse Leisure Hyundai i800 iCamper

3rd place - Hillside Leisure Birchover S

Entrants in this category

Hillside Leisure Birchover S | Rolling Homes Camper Ltd Volkswagen Shackleton | Wellhouse Leisure Hyundai i800 iCamper

 

Camper Vans over £45,000

Winner - Rolling Homes Camper Ltd Mercedes-Benz Magellan

  • Price: £57,021
  • Number of berths: 4
  • Length: 5.14m / 16’ 8”
  • Maximum weight: 2800kg

2nd place - Wellhouse Leisure Ford Custom Terrier MS-RT

3rd place - Hillside Leisure Birchover Classic

Entrants in this category

Bilbo's Volkswagen Celex High Top | Hillside Leisure Birchover Classic | Lunar Campers Volkswagen T6 Calidonia | Rolling Homes Camper Ltd Mercedes-Benz Magellan | Volksleisure Celebrity T6 | Wellhouse Leisure Ford Custom Terrier MS-RT

 

Van Conversions under £45,000

Winner - Weinsberg CaraBus 601K Fire

  • Price: £44,625
  • Number of berths: 4
  • Length: 6m / 19’ 6”
  • Maximum weight: 3300kg

2nd place - Shire Conversions Phoenix XLR Twin

3rd place - Auto-Trail Tribute 680

Entrants in this category

Auto-Trail Tribute 680 | Hillside Leisure Hartington | Shire Conversions Phoenix XLR Twin | Weinsberg CaraBus 601K Fire

 

Van Conversions £45,000 - £55,000

Winner - Moto-Trek Leisure-Treka EB Elite

  • Price: £52,090
  • Number of berths: 2
  • Length: 6.36m / 20’ 8”
  • Maximum weight: 3500kg

2nd place - WildAx Solaris XL

3rd place - Auto-Sleeper Peugeot Warwick Duo

Entrants in this category

Adria Twin 600SP | Auto-Sleeper Peugeot Warwick Duo | Auto-Trail V-Line 635 Sport | Globecar Roadscout R | Hillside Leisure Cromford | Moto-Trek Leisure-Treka EB Elite | Sunlight Cliff 600 | Sun Living V Series 65SL | Swift Select 184 | WildAx Solaris XL

 

Van Conversions over £55,000

Winner - Auto-Sleeper Peugeot Fairford

  • Price: £57,495
  • Number of berths: 4
  • Length: 6.36m / 20’ 8”
  • Maximum weight: 3500kg

2nd place - Brook Miller Mobility Ltd Liberation

3rd place - Rolling Homes Camper Ltd Volkswagen Livingstone

Entrants in this category

Auto-Sleeper Peugeot Fairford | Brook Miller Mobility Ltd Liberation | Globecar Campscout | Hillside Leisure Heatherton | Hymer Car Ayers Rock | IH Motorhomes IH 630RLS | Malibu Van 640 LE | Rolling Homes Camper Ltd Volkswagen Livingstone | Vantage Neo | Weinsberg Carabus 631ME

 

Coachbuilts £45,000 - £55,000

Winner - Weinsberg CaraCompact 600 Pepper

  • Price: £47,750
  • Number of berths: 2
  • Length: 6.74m / 22’ 11”
  • Maximum weight: 3500kg

2nd place - Bailey Advance 76-4

3rd place - Swift Escape 694

Entrants in this category

Auto-Trail Imala 732 | Bailey Advance 76-4 | Benimar Fiat Mileo 243 | Lunar Cassini TI | Swift Escape 694 | Weinsberg CaraCompact 600 Pepper

 

Coachbuilts £55,000 - £65,000

Winner - Auto-Sleeper Peugeot Broadway EB

  • Price: £47,750
  • Number of berths: 2
  • Length: 6.74m / 22’ 11”
  • Maximum weight: 3500kg

2nd place - Bailey Autograph 79-4

3rd place - Swift Bessacarr 597

Entrants in this category

Adria Matrix 590ST | Auto-Sleeper Peugeot Broadway EB | Auto-Trail Tracker LB | Bailey Autograph 79-4 | Benimar Ford Tessoro 494 | Chausson Welcome 711 Travel Line Fiat | Lunar Roadstar SB | Swift Bessacarr 597

 

Coachbuilts over £65,000

Winner - Coachbuilt GB iCruiser Swift Escape 664

  • Price: £69,977
  • Number of berths: 4
  • Length: 6.72m / 20’ 04”
  • Maximum weight: 3700kg

2nd place - Auto-Sleeper Mercedes-Benz Burford Duo

3rd place - Swift Kon-tiki 649

Entrants in this category

Adria Coral Supreme 670SL | Auto-Sleeper Mercedes-Benz Burford Duo | Auto-Trail Frontier Comanche S | Carthago c-tourer T148 H | Coachbuilt GB iCruiser Swift Escape 664 | Hymer Exsis T474 | Malibu T 440 QB | Moto-Trek Euro-Trek IB | Swift Kon-tiki 649

 

A Class under £90,000

Winner - Mobilvetta Fiat K-Yacht 85 Tekno Line

  • Price: £69,977
  • Number of berths: 4
  • Length: 6.72m / 20’ 04”
  • Maximum weight: 3700kg

2nd place - Frankia i640 SD

3rd place - Roller Team Pegaso 745

Entrants in this category

Carthago c-tourer I 144 QB "Lightweight" | Frankia i640 SD | Hymer Exsis I 504 | Malibu I 460 Touring | Mobilvetta Fiat K-Yacht 85 Tekno Line | Roller Team Pegaso 745

 

A Class over £90,000

Winner - Frankia i680 RL Plus

  • Price: £98,120
  • Number of berths: 4
  • Length: 7.08m / 23’ 2”
  • Maximum weight: 4500kg

2nd place - Carthago chic c-line I 5.0 L "Superior"

3rd place - Hymer B SL 708

Entrants in this category

Carthago chic c-line I 5.0 L "Superior" | Frankia i680 RL Plus | Hymer B SL 708

 

Two Berth Dealer Specials

Winner - Marquis Motorhomes Elddis Majestic 275

  • Price: £54,495
  • Number of berths: 2
  • Length: 7.42 metres / 24’ 3”
  • Maximum weight: 3500kg

2nd place - Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Elddis D'Artagnan

3rd place - Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Elddis Porthos

Entrants in this category

Brownhills Motorhomes Swift Champagne 122 | Marquis Motorhomes Elddis Majestic 105 | Marquis Motorhomes Elddis Majestic 120 | Marquis Motorhomes Elddis Majestic 275 | Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Elddis D'Artagnan | Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Elddis Porthos | Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Prestige 115  | Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Prestige 105 | Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Prestige 120 | Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Prestige 175

 

Three/Four Berth Dealer Specials

Winner - Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Prestige 185

  • Price: £45,649
  • Number of berths: 4
  • Length: 7.33m / 24’ 0”
  • Maximum weight: 3500kg

2nd place - Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Prestige 195

3rd place - Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Prestige 155

Entrants in this category

Dethleffs Advantage 77051 DBM | Glossop Caravans Swift Celebration 604 | Glossop Caravans Swift Celebration 614 | Lowdhams Bessacarr Hi Style 599LLowdhams Freestyle 664 | Marquis Motorhomes Elddis Majestic 155 | Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Prestige 125 | Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Prestige 135Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Prestige 155 | Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Prestige 185 | Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Prestige 195

 

Over Four Berth Dealer Specials

Winner - Lowdhams Bessacarr Hi Style 596

  • Price: £66,675
  • Number of berths: 6
  • Length: 8.11m / 26’ 6”
  • Maximum weight: 4250kg

2nd place - Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Aramis LL

3rd place - Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Prestige 196

Entrants in this category

Brownhills Motorhomes Elddis Evolution 196 | Glossop Caravans Swift Celebration 674 | Glossop Caravans Swift Celebration 694 | Lowdhams Swift Freestyle 694 | Lowdhams Bessacarr Hi Style 596 | Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Aramis LL | Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Prestige 196

 

FUENTE Caravan and Motorhome Club.

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