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COMPARED TO THE rest of the Elddis line-up, it was a quiet year for Odyssey. The range now sits at four models, down from five in 2011. Unusually however, Elddis has chosen to concentrate on large models however, with the four models being made up of three twin axles and one single axle.
Predictably perhaps, the single axle is the 540, a nearside fixed-bed end washroom model. The 634 is an offside fixed-bed version with a larger lounge and washroom and the 656 remains from last year, putting a rear washroom behind the fixed bed in a six-berth, side dinette layout. The 650 is an all new Odyssey with twin-single beds, a rear washroom and a huge front lounge.
Outside, the Odyssey range all get white awning rails, silver skirts and a silver A-frame cover which freshens things up nicely. New upholstery and bed slats that cannot drop out in the front lounge are worthwhile additions. As with the rest of the ranges, Elddis promises considerable weight savings over 2011 models, with the 540 fixed bed weighing in 60kg less than last year’s model at 1490kg. No lightweight, but a very welcome step in the right direction.
Practical Caravan Verdict
Relatively quiet model change for Odyssey but tweaks and weight savings are important to keep it competitive. New twin-single 650 is likely to be the star performer.