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Best New Caravans in Britain 2017: Check Out These 10 Award-Winning Touring Caravans Before You Buy!

Wednesday 19th July 2017
By Kay Knight
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By Kay Knight
Whether you’re looking for new caravans for sale in the UK or just love checking out all those shiny new gadgets, we’ve got you covered with the best new caravans in the British market. Here are the 10 best-in-class winners for this year, finishing with the best of the best: Caravan magazine’s Caravan of the Year 2017.

Best Caravan for Seasonal Siting

This new category in 2017 reflects the growing trend of hybrid touring/static caravanning. Taking advantage of the best of both worlds, more and more caravanners are pitching their vans at a single site for the whole season.

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Elddis Buccaneer Commodore


Price: £31,699

Berth: 4

The Commodore delivers on interior space with a generous 2.45m width and 8m length. The layout is ideal for long-term pitching, with the transverse bedroom entirely separated from the living area by the kitchen and bathroom, similar to a static caravan.

With luxury features like underfloor heating and impressively big lounges, the new Elddis Buccaneer Commodore has everything you need to comfortably stay in one place for the season.

Best Family Lightweight Caravan

Weight is one of the most important factors for British families on the hunt for a new caravan; the family car needs to be able to pull it. In addition, lightweight caravans will be more attractive to renters, if you plan to hire out your caravan.

Lunar Venus 590/6


Price: £15,899

Berth: 6

This cleverly designed, spacious caravan can comfortably sleep a family of 6 without the need for an awning. Including a separate shower in the washroom and a combination oven/grill with three-burner hob in the kitchen, the new Venus caravan gives a luxury feel on a lightweight budget.

Best Family Layout on a Twin Axle: ***Joint Winners***

Picking the right layout is especially important for touring caravans. If you plan on visiting a few places on your camping holidays, you’re going to want a sleeping layout that is easily packed away for travelling and spacious enough for rainy days inside.

3 super-spacious caravans in Elddis’ Explorer Group have taken home this category. Their revolutionary layout, thanks to an extra 20cm of width has resulted in a C shaped dining area, bunk beds and seating in the kids’ room and a full-sized shower room.

The luxurious Galera includes underfloor heating and a self-levelling system, among other advanced mod-cons.

Elddis Avanté 866 & Elddis Compass Casita 866


Price: £21,499

Berth: 6

Elddis Buccaneer Galera


Price: £31,699

Berth: 6

Best Caravan for Activities

For the outdoorsy types who want to get closer to nature but not closer to the ground (in a tent), there’s the CCVs: Crossover Camping Vehicles. These little beauties combine the comforts of heating & hot water with the lightweight convenience of a tent or camper trailer.

Swift Basecamp


Price: £15,395

Berth: 2

This stylish & lightweight CCV can easily be towed by even your small city car. The spacious lounges serve as two single beds or a large double, but the Basecamp is hiding more than just empty space inside.

There’s a fully-equipped kitchen, a washroom with shower, loo and basin, and loads of techy features which blow the competition out of the water.

Best Couples Lightweight Caravan

A massive category, there are tonnes of new lightweight caravans for couples to choose from in the UK. When most of the time it’s just the two of you and you want an affordable option that’s easy to tow, here is where you’ll be looking.

Elddis Xplore 554


Price: £15,599

Berth: 4

The Xplore 554 features beautiful finishing touches to the décor which give this affordable lightweight caravan a feel of luxury. Including the popular transverse island bed layout and efficient kitchen, the lightweight Elddis caravan lacks nothing but the big price tag.

Best Couples Luxury Caravan on a Single-Axle: ***Joint Winners***

In this category you’ll find caravans that are lightweight without compromising on all the creature comforts. Single-axle caravans are easy to manoeuvre and park, making them great for touring. They’re also lighter than double-axle caravans, making them more economical to tow.

Bailey Unicorn Cabrera


Price: £22,999

Berth: 4

The central ensuite shower room with a rear bedroom gives a spacious feel to this cosy layout. A big winner for practicality, the new luxury Bailey caravan boasts storage space galore and a well-designed kitchen area.

Adria Alpina Colorado


Price: £27,040

Berth: 4

Twin beds and a full-width rear washroom lend the Colorado a real sense of length. State-of-the-art features like programmable illumination and beautiful finishing touches give this new Adria caravan a very luxurious feel.

Best Couples Luxury Caravan on a Twin-Axle

This category is for those glampers who want their home away from home to have all the comforts of home. With better suspension and stability, twin-axle caravans are generally safer and more comfortable on the road. The added support means it can hold a lot more weight and you will find many luxury caravans on a twin-axle.

Lunar Alaria


Price: £32,499

Berth: 4

You’d expect a new Lunar caravan of this size to have loads of storage space, automatic levelling system, full-size washroom and beautiful aesthetic detail. Well it has all that, and a digital control panel with multicoloured lighting, and a 180L fridge!

Caravan of the Year 2017

Elddis Compass Casita 866


This extremely well-designed Explorer Group caravan from Elddis has come out on top for its fantastic layout including separate living, dining and sleeping areas, including a family-sized bathroom and plenty of storage space.

All excited to take a tour in one of these brand new beauties, but wondering how you’ll be able to afford such a big investment? Owning your dream home away from home within a few short years could be easier than you thought!

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