Nigel Donnelly

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IN THE GRAND setting of the Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey, the great and good of the caravan industry assembled to hear the results of Practical Caravan's Tourer of the Year awards.


The awards, sponsored by Whale, see PC's judges trawling all the new models, looking for the best of the new season's caravans and accessories.

IN THE GRAND setting of the Sculpture Gallery at Woburn Abbey, the great and good of the caravan industry assembled to hear the results of Practical Caravan's Tourer of the Year awards.

 

The awards, sponsored by Whale, see PC's judges trawling all the new models, looking for the best of the new season's caravans and accessories.

 

Representatives from all the major manufacturers and accessory companies were in attendance, eager to here who came out on top. Another year of lengthy deabte and careful consideration saw the following caravans claim the top spot...

 

Best caravan for couples

Coach Pastiche 460/2

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"Sometimes, the term 'new model' doesn't do justice to the changes that have taken place. And for us, that has definitely been the case with the Coachman Pastiche 460/2"

 

Best caravan for small families

Lunar Lexon 520

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"Look no further for one of the cleverest layouts of the season"

 

Best caravans for large families

Bailey Pegasus Series II Ancona

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"Comfortably housing a family of six on a single axle if no small feat but this new layout in the second generation of Bailey's Pegasus range does it with style"

 

Best caravans for seasonal pitches

Buccaneer Schooner

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"Big design improvemnets in the Bucaneer range this year make the Schooner's hefty price tag easier to bear"

 

Editor's Choice

Elddis Xplore 304

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"As a no-frill family four-berth, the Elddis Xplore 304 deserves credit, and I'm delighted to give it" - Editor, Nigel Donnelly

 

Tourer of the year

Sterling Eccles Sport 514SR

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"Stand in the doorway and the 514 feels larger than the tape measure suggests. In this, the interioir treatment is vital"

 

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You can find out why we chose these vans as the best of 2012 in our Awards issue now on sale, and on our upcoming dedicated Awards website, due to be launched soon.

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