If you’re looking to buy a new caravan, there are some fantastic models available. Here, we’ve used our decades of experience within the industry to select the best caravan under £30,000 for the Practical Caravan Awards 2023.

As well as revealing our top pick, we also reveal the models that made our shortlist. Caravans from some of the biggest manufacturers feature, including Swift and Adria.

We also share our recommendations for the other best caravans under £30,000 from recent years that have impressed us, with brands such as Elddis, Coachman and Compass all appearing, as well as the vans that were shortlisted at the 2022 Awards.

You can find out more about the brands by reading our guide to the best caravan manufacturers.

This year’s winner is the Swift Challenger 480 SE – our judges have been impressed by the great value the tourer offers.

The winner of the best caravan under £30,000 is:

Swift Challenger 480 SE

The Swift Challenger 480 SE
  • Price: £28,795
  • MTPLM: 1435kg
  • Payload: 127kg
  • MIRO: 1308kg
  • Shipping length: 6.66m
  • Width: 2.28m

Reason to buy:

  • Great value, lots of storage

Reason to avoid:

  • No fixed bed

This year Swift’s popular Challenger range enters its 38th year in production. And it remains as good value as ever, especially in the SE special edition range the company has brought back for this year. With this end washroom two-berth this gets you a wheel lock, heavy duty corner steadies, ATC, an external power point and cold shower, rain guards, and a Truma water line. Yet you can still get this model for less than £30,000, and probably still have enough change left over to throw in an awning as well.

You’ll find this particular model doesn’t disappoint in layout terms either. There is good reason why it has remained a long-term favourite in the range.

The lounge of the Swift Challenger 480 SE

There is plenty of storage space, and a large front lounge where two people can stretch out very comfortably. The side kitchen is well equipped as it comes with an extractor fan, and there is plenty of room for the chef to work thanks to a generous dressers unit on the nearside that is a similar height to the kitchen worktop.

Potential buyers, however, are most likely to be entranced by the luxurious end washroom. It has a large shower at one end, and plenty of room outside of it for you to get dressed, fetching clothes from the wardrobe to the left of the door as you come in.

On the shortlist for the best caravan under £30,000 are:

Adria Altea 622 DK Avon

  • Price: £27,720
  • Berths: 6
  • MTPLM: TBC
  • Payload: TBC
  • MiRO: TBC
  • Length: 8.28m
  • Width: 2.30m

Reason to buy:

  • Loads of clever innovative ideas, stylish exterior

Reason to avoid:

  • No fixed bed

For just a couple of hundred more pounds or so, the Avon will give you two more berths to the Dart’s four – although you will have to give up any fixed bed. The extra berths are two bunks you can make out of the children’s lounge at the back of this caravan – something that should provide somewhere for the little one to retreat to on a wet afternoon, leaving you in peace at the front.

This season you still get the same new extra you get on the Dart. That means silver sides, a larger central front window, upholstery that goes right to the foot of each settee, internal walls finished in raw Symalite to give a felt-like effect, and clever little shelves that can be fixed pretty much wherever you choose within the caravan to provide an extra little bit of storage space.

All in all, it makes for a flexible, good looking, and fairly affordable family-sized caravan.

Swift Basecamp 3

The Swift Basecamp 3
  • Price: from £25,495
  • Berths: 3
  • MTPLM: TBC
  • MIRO: TBC
  • Payload: TBC
  • Length: 5.59m
  • Width: 2.28m

Reason to buy:

  • A great flexible solution if you have a guest

Reason to avoid:

  • The foldaway bed means there’s less room for lounging in here

Considering it’s aimed at people who you would have thought would be happy to rough it a bit more to enjoy the outdoor life a bit better, the Bascamp has a surprisingly high spec level, which this year includes a new streamlined 100W solar panel as well as the Swift Command system.

The whole range has had a refresh on the outside too, with new blue graphics.

And now comes this new model. It’s built to the same size at the Basecamp 4, but it has a front double bed complete with a Duvalay mattress that can be folded away to make further storage for large items like bikes, and a single bed that can serve as a dining area for the two of you and can be made into a third bed should you have someone else coming for the ride.

Of course, with such a set-up, and especially if you are going to be out and about all day, you could leave the bed set up and just use the dinettes for an eating area when you eventually make it back.

Adria Altea 622 DP Dart 

The bed in the Adria Altea Dart
  • Price: £27,970
  • Berths: 4
  • MTPLM: TBC
  • MiRO: TBC
  • Payload: TBC
  • Shipping length: 8.26m
  • Width: 2.30m

Reason to buy:

  • Great value, with an excellent spec

Reason to avoid:

  • Very modern interior may not be for everyone

Launched several seasons ago, the Adria Dart offers a durable build at an affordable price. It has a superb opening sunroof which allows plenty of natural light to flood into its spacious lounge area, complete with wraparound seating.

The lounge of the Adria Altea Dart

The van offers great value, with an excellent spec, including a comfortable island bed in the rear bedroom and a good middle washroom.

Excellent storage and specification includes a microwave, oven, Dometic fridge and Truma full blown heating. For the new season, the front window has been enlarged, allowing more natural light to flood in, while the new exterior includes LED road lights and large grab handles. It’s an eye-catching exterior too, with attractive graphics.

Full review: Adria Altea Dart

Swift Sprite Grande Quattro FB

  • Price: £29,995
  • Berths: 6
  • MTPLM: 1704kg
  • MIRO: 1524kg
  • Payload: 180kg
  • Length: 7.98m
  • Width: 2.46m

Reason to buy:

  • Great space for a large family

Reason to avoid:

  • You’ll need a big towcar

Sprite Grande is the new name for what was Sprite Super. The change is really to bring Sprites more into line with the other Sprite ranges, where 8ft-wide models get the “Grande” tag. But it’s probably a wise option anyway, because “Sprite Super” was always a bit of a tongue twister.

This season’s Sprites have been brought into line in other ways too, as all models (except the Sprite Compact)  now come with a graphite gas bottle locker on the front. Sprites also get bolder graphics on the outside, and a new furniture finish inside with light grey grain, as well as new upholstery.

All of which makes this twin-axle six-berther rather good value. And that’s even before you begin to appreciate the spacious caravan layout, with a corner rear bed and a second dinette right opposite the kitchen. You get two wardrobes too, so you shouldn’t be fighting for clothes storage space with the kids.

These are the vans we shortlisted at last year’s Awards:

These are the tourers we shortlisted at the Practical Caravan Awards 2022 – you can also get more inspiration by taking a look at our guide to the best caravans.

Swift Challenger X 860

Swift Challenger X 860, best caravan under £30000
  • Price: £29,595
  • Berths: 4
  • MTPLM: 1660kg
  • MiRO: 1504kg
  • Shipping length: 7.54m

Reasons to buy:

  • Good washroom
  • Light interior

Reasons to avoid:

  • External access to the storage is limited

Last year’s category winner is popular with families or couples who want the option of having friends and/or family to stay. We found the fixed bed to be a real winner and both front and rear doubles are 6ft 6in and 6ft 2in in length respectively.

The soft furnishings are smart and comfy with lots of fabric options and the central washroom  and kitchen are both well featured with plenty of high-quality equipment.

The L-shaped lounge in the 860 isn’t huge by any stretch, but four could still sit in it comfortably. We found it nicely lit, thanks to a Heki, sunroof and large windows throughout. When the evening comes around, you can turn to LEDs (individually switched), three spotlights and ambient lighting.

The kitchen comes with an extension – we thought this was a welcome feature, as otherwise, the large sink takes up most of the worktop. It’s also nicely lit, and in this space, you can find a 98-litre Series 10 Dometic fridge, dual-fuel hob and separate oven and grill.

The central washroom includes a circular shower on the nearside. While it only provides a single drain hole and doesn’t have amazing headroom, we liked that you get useful shelving in there, and a towel ring above the radiator is always welcome. On the offside, you can find a toilet.

What we really like is that the central washroom includes a basin against a pillar and doors on either side of the bedroom. This means you can shut all three doors to give yourself a dressing room – a very neat addition.

This does have a slight drawback though – it means the bed is only 6ft 2in long, with no overhang due to the pillar. It’s comfortable though, and another double can be made up in the lounge.

We noticed the external access to the storage is limited, but it’s a different story internally, where the underseats can be reached via flaps and stay-up slats.

Space (the caravan is 8ft wide) and light are the keystones that make the Challenger X such a successful and popular range and the 860 comes with Alde heating, solar panel and a 10 year water ingress warranty – a truly solid performer.

Full review: Swift Challenger X 860

Bailey Pegasus Grande SE Ancona

Bailey Pegasus Grande SE Ancona
  • Price: £26,599
  • Berths: 5
  • MIRO: 1435kg
  • MTPLM: 1600kg
  • Shipping length: 7.38m

Reasons to buy:

  • Spacious lounges
  • Excellent shower

Reasons to avoid:

  • Half height fridge is only 103 litres

The winner of the best caravan for families category provides an old family layout, complete with L-shaped rear lounge and a large front lounge area.

The kitchen is very impressive, with a big work surface and sink on offer. A four-burner dual-fuel hob, along with a separate oven and grill, are also provided – ideal for cooking up a culinary treat – while four power sockets are to hand. It is worth pointing out that the half-height fridge is 103 litres, meaning it only just has enough room to suit five.

The front lounge is an airy space, with two roof lights ensuring it’s well lit. It’s an area that is ideal for watching TV in, with sockets above a small cabinet at the rear end of the offside settee – if you’re looking for a suitable model, be sure to take a look at our best caravan TV round-up. There are two settees in here, which can either be used as comfortable singles or turned into a large double.

The van – that also made it onto our best caravan round-up – has a spacious L-shaped rear lounge too, with light flooding in, thanks to the back window. It’s worth noting you only get a single spotlight in here and it’s without a USB port. However, two USBs can be found next to the sockets, which could be a good location for a TV station – this is above the cupboard on the nearside. You can also shut off the area with a concertina partition.

When it comes to sleeping arrangements, the L-shaped sofa can be turned into a double, although it requires putting cushions in the right way, as well as infills. There is also a bunk which is suitable for a small child – this is accessed via a ladder, although if you have the double set up, the ladder cannot be used. You can find out more about this in our review below.

Review: Bailey Pegasus Grande SE Ancona

Sprite Super Major 4SB

Sprite Super Major 4SB
  • Price: £23,395
  • Berths: 4
  • MIRO: 1390kg
  • MTPLM: 1546kg
  • Shipping length: 7.54m

Reasons to buy:

  • Big double bed
  • Good lighting in lounge
  • Decent kitchen workspace

Reasons to avoid:

  • No external access to front overhead lockers
  • Only one washroom rooflight

With a transverse bed and big end-washroom, the Super Major 4SB provides a generous amount of space and great storage. With a smart exterior and a modern interior, the super-value Sprite is well-equipped and makes a great tourer for couples.

It’s a roomy single-axle, with a comfortable lounge. This is a bright area, with a large sunroof and windows allowing light to flood in. We do think things are a bit more limited by the evening though. We found the ambient light only extends to the front end of the main overhead lockers, while the spotlights – of which there are four – are not directional.

A front chest can be found here, and has a top shelf that you can slide out; we think this would be ideal if you’re looking for some extra storage for snacks. There are a row of sockets that go along the rear of the front chest too, including a mains socket and two USB points. Over the sideboard, you can find the mountain bracket and sockets for the TV – if you’re looking for a device to take away with you, be sure to check out our guide to the best caravan TVs.

We were immediately impressed by is the excellent workspace that you get in the kitchen after pulling out the extension. We do think the lighting could be improved though, with the window more on the small side. The half-height fridge is 100 litres, while you also get a microwave, along with a separate oven and grill.

The washroom is well-lit – something that is all the more impressive considering end washrooms can be dark – thanks to an opaque window and a rooflight. There may only be a single drainage hole there, but the shower cubicle is still a good size.

The transverse island bed doesn’t roll back, but despite this, you’ll find there is more than enough space to walk around the bed.

The settees in the lounge can only really be used as single beds by children, although this will not be a problem for long, thanks to the double that can be made up with an infill cushion and two platforms. Something we did find is that there is no external access to the underseat lockers, although you do still get large internal access flaps.

Review: Sprite Super Major 4SB

Adria Adora Tiber

Adria Adora Tiber
  • Price: £28,585
  • Berths: 4
  • MIRO: 1610kg
  • MTPLM: 1800kg
  • Shipping length: 8.24m

Reasons to buy:

  • Airy interior

Reasons to avoid:

  • Kitchen and bathroom are more on the compact side

Adria’s stunning Adora Tiber has a rear island bed, with a separate central loo and shower room. The caravan comes with Alde heating, so all year-round comfort is guaranteed.

A C-shaped seating arrangement in the lounge offers great comfort in a well-lit area. In the kitchen, a Dometic three-burner hob and large sink are a one-piece design, while a microwave can be found in an overhead locker. We think the kitchen provides all you could need to rustle up a delicious meal on tour, although it errs on the more compact side.

The washroom follows this trend – we think it’s on the compact side but it also provides decent facilities too. This includes a nice washroom and swivel toilet – you also have the option of closing off the entire rear area by using the toilet door. Across the corridor, you can find the shower – it’s a good size, although we found the wheel arch encroaches a tad.

The beds are comfortable too – the main bed is a longitudinal island bed that comes off the back wall, while the make-up is found at the front and was described by our reviewer as “vast”.

The front gas locker also offers plenty of storage space, as does the underbed storage found at the rear of the van.

Full review: Adria Adora Tiber

Elddis Avante 868

  • Price: £26,499
  • Berths: 6
  • MIRO: 1545kg
  • MTPLM: 1724kg
  • Shipping length: 8.05m

This superb 6 berth comes with a fixed bed and bunks, along with space that’s hard to beat. The excellent specification includes the well proven Whale’s blown air and hot water system too. All in all, this model offers great value for its price tag.

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Elddis Affinity 520 2020

Elddis Affinity 520

STAR RATING – 4.5 out of 5

Price: £22,794
Berth: 2
MTPLM: 1345kg
Shipping length: 6.68m
Width: 2.26m

This couples model offers plenty of space and a popular end washroom layout. The Affinity has new graphics for a fresher exterior and while the profile looks good, we think a facelift might be in order soon. The build quality can’t be faulted. Aluminium sides are used to good effect, as are full-height one-piece moulded front and rear panels. It’s on an Al-Ko chassis, with ATC and AKS hitch.

The offside central kitchen is well equipped. It has a full oven with a dual-fuel hob and a Dometic fridge/freezer, while the microwave is placed over the side dresser, at a sensible height.

The end washroom is large and the Alde heating is vented into the washroom, so there’s no radiator here. You get a circular shower cubicle and a Thetford electric-flush toilet. We’re glad to see a side window, as well as a roof vent for added ventilation and light.

The lounge is converted for night use. The twin single beds are 6′ 4″ long and easy to make up after a busy day, but if you prefer a double, that takes a little more effort. The excellent double bed is set up using slats, which works quite well, although we’d rather see slide-out seat bases. But the cushions do slip neatly into place for your mattress.

BUY IF…  you want a comfortable couples tourer

PROs:
Spacious end washroom
Night lighting

CONs:

No kitchen worktop extension flap

Read more in our Elddis Affinity 520 caravan review

Swift Challenger X 880 2020

Swift Challenger X 880

STAR RATING – 4 out of 5

Price: £28,765
Berth: 4
MTPLM: 1642
Shipping length: 7.54m
Width: 2.45m

One of the longest running caravan ranges, Swift’s Challenger models have a proven track record. And the X 880, with its GRP sidewalls and transverse fixed bed is an excellent addition.

The Challenger X can be ordered with a Lux pack; this adds to the cost, but includes a barbecue point, exterior mains socket, alternative upholstery, ATC and alarm. Surprisingly, ATC isn’t standard fit in the Challenger X

The side kitchen offers a great spec, including an illuminated splashback with the Lux pack. Other kit includes an integral microwave above the kitchen area, 113-litre Series 10 Dometic fridge, and the latest Thetford oven, complete with dual-fuel hob.

The 880’s end-washroom is approached through a sliding door. It is provided with a side frosted window and roof vent (although there’s no vent in the shower cubicle) and a Thetford electric-flush toilet.

The front lounge doesn’t offer the option of two single beds – the seating is too short – but it does make up into a massive 2.25 x 1.59m double, using the slatted system, which pulls out from the central chest. The capacious bed makes up easily, but because this van is likely to be used by couples, the main attraction is that all-important fixed transverse bed.

BUY IF…  you want a stylish ‘van that is roomy for couples but has four berths

PROs:

Great storage and large lounge
Well planned kitchen

CONs:
ATC and BBQ are not standard fit

Read more in our Swift Challenger X 880 caravan review

Coachman Acadia 860 2019

Coachman Acadia 860

STAR RATING – 4.5 out of 5

Price: £27,360
Berth: 5
MTPLM: 1870kg
Shipping length: 7.9m
Width: 2.44

Suited to couples and families, this smart-looking caravan has black-framed windows matching its sunroof and long blue, white and grey decals on the side. On its twin axles, the 860 was a perfect tow along urban roads and rural single carriageways. The ATC system is not fitted as standard, but we recommend it.

The 860 has an L-shaped lounge, and includes a side dinette opposite the kitchen. The nearside kitchen is well lit, with a dual-fuel four-burner hob, rectangular sink and reasonable workspace, and a separate Thetford oven and grill. Above, you get a microwave and two sizeable overhead lockers, each with some kind of crockery rack.

The salad-bowl-style handbasin sits in front of a large, lit mirror, with a smart tap, and a toothbrush mug next to it. The Alde radiator to the right is perfect for keeping towels warm and there is a huge shower.

The fixed corner bed is long and comfy. This whole area – the bed, washroom and wardrobe – can be partitioned off with a plastic concertina screen. Another double bed can be made up at the front by pulling out a platform from the settee, while a large single can be made by lowering the pedestal table in the side dinette. And, even when the front double is made up, there is still room on the settee for someone to sit down.

BUY IF…  you want high quality entry-level caravan that works for couples and families

PROs:

Well equipped van
Luxurious corner washroom

Read more in our Coachman Acadia 860 caravan review

Coachman Acadia 470 2020

STAR RATING – 4.5 out of 5

Price: £22,340
Berth: 3
MTPLM: 1343kg
Shipping length: 6.33m
Width: 2.26m

The Acadia range offers buyers a modern interior, with the level of quality that we’ve come to expect from Coachman. Here, we take a look at the Acadia 470 – a layout that was available only in the Pastiche.

The 470 first appeared a few years ago, and in its latest incarnation comes with an L-shaped front lounge – a great idea! It comes with Al-Ko chassis and AKS hitch, but ATC is an option. It looks smart, with a front moulded panel and super-sized sunroof.

The side kitchen is well designed, with lots of storage. e storage, with another overhead locker, two cupboards, a drawer and good worktop space. There is a full oven, dual-fuel hob and a large stainless steel sink with clip-on drainer. You also get a high-quality microwave, neatly fitted just above the work surface.

The Acadia’s excellent washroom has plenty of space and the shower cubicle is generous in size. You can sleep up to three, using the front lounge seating, and the side single dinette, which can be made up into a single bed. In the lounge, you could use the longer leg of the L-shaped seating as a single bed, but the main bed is a double.

BUY IF… you want a modern van with versatile layout and good spec

PROs:

Great washroom
Plenty of storage

CONs:

Hanging space loses out the fridge

Read more in our Coachman Acadia 470 caravan review

Elddis Avanté 454 2020

STAR RATING – 4.5 out of 5

Price: £20,194
Berth: 2
MTPLM: 1310kg
Shipping length: 6.9m
Width: 2.26m

Elddis’s new layout for the Avanté 454, comprises a transverse fixed bed and L-shaped front lounge. The 454 will sleep four if needed, but is marketed as a serious tourer for couples and looks to be ideal for two. It’s built on an Al-Ko chassis and comes with AKS hitch plus spare wheel and ATC as standard.

The side-kitchen area comes complete with all the appliances you need. A microwave is fitted neatly just above the dual-fuel hob/oven and grill. A 100-litre Dometic fridge features along with a black enamel sink. The washroom, opposite the kitchen and complete with Thetford electric-flush loo, offers a relatively compact size. The spec includes a Halo shower head and moulded shower tray, and there’s a blown-air outlet in the side wall. A roof vent offers natural light and ventilation.

This is very much a two-berth caravan, but at a push the front L-shaped seating could be used as two single beds. Nevertheless, it’s the transverse fixed bed that’s the feature here. To make it longer for night use it can be pulled out a few extra inches, then pushed back again in the morning to enable full access around it.

BUY IF…  you’re looking for a spacious layout at a good price

PROs:

Rear bedroom
Storage

CONs:

Basic washroom

Read more in our Elddis Avanté 454 caravan review

Bailey Alicanto Grande Sintra 2020

STAR RATING – 4.5 out of 5

Price: £28,499
Berth: 4
MTPLM: 1624kg
Shipping length: 7.38m
Width: 2.45m

With sparkling new additions, including the cabinetwork and upholstery, and the latest high-tech fridge, the Sintra has plenty to look out for. The range comes with Al-Ko’s ATC, an AKS stabiliser, shock absorbers and a tyre pressure monitoring system.

The L-shaped kitchen has a standalone splashguard on the outer edge of the unit, which will help to protect the headrest nearby. But it does mean there’s no extension flap to a worktop that is not particularly generous. The hob is a four-burner dual-fuel model. Beneath is a Thetford Caprice Mk III separate oven and grill and above the hob is a Russell Hobbs microwave.

A sliding door separates the bedroom from the end washroom, which is spacious. It includes a five-sided handbasin, served by a domestic-style swan-neck tap and a bi-fold door gives access to the shower, equipped with an Ecocamel showerhead, chrome basket, light and rooflight.

The Sintra has a transverse island-bed, which can be pushed back during the day for more space to access the washroom. The settees up front will only work as single beds for anyone under 6ft. You can start putting the double together fairly easily by pulling out slats from the central chest.

BUY IF…  you’re after a spacious van with wow factor

PROs:
Great washroom
Spacious lounge

CONs:

Table is awkward to get at

Read more in our Bailey Alicanto Grande Sintra caravan review

Lunar Quasar 696 T/A 2019

STAR RATING – 4.5 out of 5

Price: £23,995
Berth: 6
MTPLM: 1680kg
Shipping length: 7.89m
Width: 2.44m

This is one big chunk of well equipped tourer for less than £24k, yet it’s also lightweight. It’s stable and well behaved on the road, too; sure, you need to be aware of its width, but it tows beautifully. It comes on an Al-Ko chassis with an AKS stabiliser hitch. There’s no ATC but we don’t see this as a major omission at this level.

The L-shaped lounge works a treat, it feels wide and that helps make the lounge a very comfortable spot to be. Rather than go for a conventional side kitchen, the designers have used the Quasar’s width to create an L-shaped space. This arrangement gives the user a good deal more worktop space as well as extra storage. A full oven is part of the spec, together with a dual-fuel hob and deep sink with clip-on drainer. Opposite is the separate fridge/freezer and the microwave.

The washroom in the 696 is amidships – you have to walk through it to get to the rear bedroom or to the front lounge. The shower cubicle has shelving to its left and the electric-flush loo on its right, while the hand basin is opposite. It’s quite a tight arrangement but perfectly usable.

The front lounge is easily made up into a double bed using the slide-out section, but it’s the kids that get all the fun with their two bunks at the rear. Each bunk has its own window plus wall-mounted storage pouch and LED reading light. Opposite, the dinette makes into a large single bed with a fold-up bunk above it.

BUY IF…  you want a well spec’d van for a large family

PROs:

Brilliant L-shaped kitchen
Bunks

CONs:

No nearside window

Read more in our Lunar Quasar 696 T/A caravan review

Bailey Unicorn Black Edition Vigo 2020

Bailey Unicorn Black Edition Vigo

STAR RATING – 4 out of 5

Price: £24,999
Berth: 4
MTPLM: 1499kg
Shipping length: 7.36m
Width: 2.28m

This luxury 4 berth caravan has a popular transverse island bed and rear-washroom layout. There are new decals down the side and back, and you get 14-inch alloys in graphite, for a sportier look. Shock absorbers, an AKS 3004 stabiliser and the ATC trailer control system are all fitted as standard.

In the kitchen, the now standard wooden hob cover adds to the generous workspace with an extension, with two mains sockets near at hand, and a round stainless-steel sink. There are three large drawers under the larger ‘L’ part of the kitchen unit, one including a cutlery tray. On the other side of the Thetford Caprice Mk III oven and grill is a shelved cupboard with a wine rack.

A huge lit mirror across the back of the washroom makes it feel much wider than it is. The shower on the nearside is reasonably large.

The end of the transverse island bed is comfortable and the double bed at the front is made up with slats, not platforms. Alternatively – and as long as you are no more than about 5ft 7in – you can just use the front settees as singles.

BUY IF…  you’re a couple or larger group looking for luxury in sporty styling

PROs:

Good layout
Smart styling

CONs:

Kitchen locker catch

Read more in our Bailey Unicorn Black Edition Vigo caravan review

Compass Capiro 462

Compass Capiro 462

STAR RATING – 4.5 out of 5

Price: £21,494
Berth: 2
MTPLM: 1281kg
Shipping length: 6.3m
Width: 2.26m

The 462 is well-designed and comes with a good spec, which includes Alde heating. It also has a smart, spacious interior, and sits on an Al-Ko chassis, complete with AKS hitch stabiliser and ATC.

The cleverly designed kitchen has lot of storage and worktop space, and a great spec, with a full oven, dual-fuel hob and Dometic fridge. The well-planned washroom also has a freestanding handbasin and a large mirror with LED lighting.

The Capiro 462 follows the traditional format for sleeping arrangements, with the front lounge changing to the bedroom at night. The twin settees here are long enough to use as comfortable single beds, which can be quickly made up, but if you do prefer a double, that’s easy, too – just use the pull-out slats.

BUY IF… you’re looking for a good spec and an excellent washroom

PROs:
Night lighting
Great washroom

CONs:
Limited hanging space in wardrobe

Read more in our Compass Capiro 462 caravan review

Adria Adora 613 DT Isonzo 2000

Adria Adora 613 DT Isonzo

STAR RATING – 4 out of 5

Price: £23,995
Berth: 4
MTPLM: 1750kg
Shipping length: 8.24m
Width: 2.45m

The silver sides, large sunroof and curved front end give the Adria a distinctive look. And, with tough polyester sides and an Al-Ko chassis, this is a well-built tourer. It has ABS front and rear lower moulded panels and an AKS hitch, which helps to keep the caravan more stable on the road, but ATC is not included.

The side kitchen includes a fitted microwave, Thetford oven and grill, and a smart light-up splashback. Opposite is the 140-litre Thetford slimline fridge. It also has a three-burner gas hob, and a generously sized sink.

The end washroom, which takes up the full width of the van, is next to the bedroom, making it in effect en-suite. The smart basin – a clear salad-bowl style – provides cupboard space below, plus shelving and a mirrored wall cupboard. The unlined shower has a roof vent.

The luxurious island bed is spacious for two; some fixed beds can be a bit narrow, but not the Isonzo’s, which feels very comfortable. And the double bed that you can set up in the lounge is almost as luxurious – it makes up easily with slide-out bases.

BUY IF…  you want a popular layout that’s spacious and comfortable with a good spec

PROs:
Excellent layout
Spacious and comfortable

CONs:

No dual fuel hob

Read more in our Adria Adora 613 DT Isonzo caravan review

Note: Prices correct at time of original reviews

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