Elddis' Crusader is the top-of-the-range line-up and for the 2014 season this range welcomes panoramic sunroofs for the first time – and they make a real difference.
The soft furnishings are now biscuit coloured, with green detailing in the scatter cushions and curtain tie-backs. The mid-toned cabinet work combines well with the acrylic sunroof surrounds.
Among the exterior tweaks are a new-colour graphics scheme and clear Seitz windows instead of last season’s privacy ones. Inside, 40-litre on-board water tanks have been fitted, while other additions include the new Alde touch screen controller and larger waste bins.
In addition, there are now seven models in the range. Superstorm has been deleted, but in come Mistral (transverse island bed, end washroom) and Storm (a twin-axle version). Supersirocco’s rear bed moves to the nearside.
Practical Caravan says...
"The new sunroofs are welcome – and long overdue. The new interior design and spec bumps, including the new Alde controller and on-board water tank, come with only a modest 2.2% price rise."
The 2014 Elddis Crusader range
A four-berth with fixed rear twin single beds, a parallel lounge and an end washroom across the width of the interior. The kitchen is located in the middle. The lounge sofas make up into a 2.08m x 1.5m double bed, while the rear singles are of different sizes – one is 1.94m x 0.78m, and the other 1.9m x 0.78m. The MTPLM is 1659kg and prices start at £21,599
A four-berth with a parallel lounge, midships kitchen, transverse island bed and full-width rear washroom. The transverse island bed is an interesting design that attempts to provide the luxury of an island bed without adding too much to the overall length. The Mistral is 6.38m long, and its fixed bed is 1.8m x 1.35m, while its front double is 2.08m x 1.5m. MTPLM is 1634kg, and prices start at £21,599.
The Elddis Crusader Storm is a four-berth with a very similar layout to the Mistral, featuring a transverse island bed and end washroom. It's a tag-axle model, though, which comes in at 6.95m long. The front sofas make up into either two 1.75m x 0.7m singles or a 2.08m x 1.75m single, while the rear bed is 1.8m x 1.35m, identical to the Mistral. The MTPLM is 1800kg and prices are from £24,499.
A four-berth with a parallel lounge and a rear island bed. The kitchen is sited midships and the washroom is split into two sections, a toilet/sink area and a shower cubicle. The lounge double is 2.08m x 1.6m, while the island bed is 1.88m x 1.4m. The MTPLM is 1838kg, and it retails for £24,499
One of Elddis' best-selling models, the Supercyclone has an identical layout to the Crusader Cyclone – it's a four-berth with fixed rear twin single beds, a parallel lounge and a full-width end washroom. The kitchen is located in the middle of the living area. The lounge sofas make up into a 2.08m x 1.7m double bed, while the rear singles are differently sized – one is 1.94m x 0.78m, the other 1.9m x 0.78m. The MTPLM is 1852kg and prices start at £24,499.
A fixed bed four-berth with a parallel lounge, a corner bed in the back and an end washroom. The fixed bed is 1.9m x 1.3m and the front lounge makes up into either a 2.08m x 1.6m double or two 1.8m x 0.7m singles. The MTPLM is 1433kg and prices are from £24,499.
Crusader Tempest EB
A massive 6.94m-long twin-axle six-berth, with a parallel lounge, offside dinette, longitudinal rear bunks and a full-width end washroom. The kitchen is located on the nearside, across from the dinette. The front lounge makes up into a 2.08m x 1.8m double or two 1.8m x 0.7m singles, while the side dinette makes up into a 1.8m x 1.14m double. The bunks are a decent 1.82m x 0.6m. The MTPLM is 1854kg and the price starts at £24,499.