Caravan and Motorhome Club ------------ Motorhome Design Awards 2018

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 and Motorhome Show at the NEC in February. 

98 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-eight vehicles were evaluated during the Caravan, Camping and 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 were

Andrew Ditton - journalist 

Martin Dorey - journalist and presenter 

Rod Farrendon - Warners Group 

Peter Johnson - Technical Committee 

David Jones - Events Committee Margaret Jones - volunteer 

Gary Martin - Editor

Alison Owen - journalist 

Peter Rosenthal- Campervan Magazine 

 

 

Micro Motorhomes 

Winner: Wellhouse Leisure Toyota Proace Lerina 

2nd Hillside Leisure Dalbury 

3rd Lunar Campers Ford Tourneo Custom Terrier Le Tour 

 

Camper Vans up to £45,000 

Winner: Rolling Homes Volkswagen Shackleton 

2nd Wellhouse Leisure Hyundai i800 iCamper 

3rd Hillside Leisure Birchover S

 

Camper Vans over £45,000 

Winner: Rolling Homes Mercedes-Benz Megellan 

2nd Wellhouse Leisure Ford Custom Terrier MS-RT 

3rd Hillside Leisure Birchover Classic 

 

Van Conversions under £45,000 

Winner: Weinsberg CaraBus 601K Fire 

2nd Shire Conversions Phoenix XLR Twin 

3rd Auto-Trail Tribute 680 

 

Van Conversions £45,000 - £55,00

Winner: Moto-Trek Leisur-Treka EB Elite 

2nd WildAx Solaris XL 

3rd Auto-Sleeper Peugeot Warwick Duo 

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Van Conversions over £55,000 

Winner: Auto-Sleeper Peugeot Fairford 

2nd Brook Miller Mobility Liberation 

3rd Rolling Homes Volkswagen Livingston

 

Coachbuilts under £45,000 

Winner: Bailey Advance 66-2 

2nd Lunar Cassini EL 

 

Coachbuilts £45,000 - £55,000 

Winner: Weinsberg CaraCompact 600 Pepper 

2nd Bailey Advance 76-

3 rd Swift Escape 69

 

Coachbuilts £55,000 - £65,000 

Winner: Auto-Sleeper Peugeot Broadway EB 

2nd Bailey Autograph 79-4 

3rd Swift Bessacarr 597 

 

Coachbuilts over £65,000 

Winner: Coach built GB iCruiser Swift Escape 664 

2nd Auto-Sleeper Mercedes-Benz Burford Duo 

3rd Swift Kon-tiki 649 

A Class under £90,000 

Winner: Mobilvetta Fiat K-Yacht 85 Tekno Line 

2nd Frankia i640 SD 

3rd Roller Team Pegaso 745 

 

A Class over £90,000 

WinnerFrankia i680 RL Plus 

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

3rd Hymer B SL 708 

 

Two Berth Dealer Specials 

Winner: Marquis Motorhomes Elddis Majestic 275 

2nd Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Elddis D'Artagnan 

3rd Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Elddis Porthos

 

Three-Four Berth Dealer Specials 

Winner: Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Prestige 185 

2nd Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Prestige 195 

3rd Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Prestige 155 

 

Over Four Berth Dealer Specials 

Winner: Lowdhams Bessacarr Hi Style 596 

2nd Richard Baldwin Motorhomes Aramis LL 

3rd Vehicles 4 Leisure Elddis Prestige 196 

 

 

Posted: 24 Feb 2018