Visitors flocked to the Barefoot Caravans stand at the October NEC Show this week (17-22 October) to see the company’s Forward model in a very unusual colour – pink.

The small caravan is available in six standard colours – including Cotswold Cream, Pale Grey, Duck Egg Blue, Soft Green and White – with Barefoot choosing to display a Forward model in the final option, Dusty Pink.

Two Barefoot models are available: the Classic – which has a more domestic-style feel with solid oak worktops – and the Forward.

The latter has a more contemporary ambience and includes white acrylic worktops, a fibreglass table and ‘aged-oak’ flooring. The model was launched a year ago, at the October 2022 NEC show

Lounge in Barefoot Forward

Despite the Barefoot Forward’s compact dimensions – it has a body length of just 3.78m – the British-built caravan features a spacious lounge area, a decent-sized kitchen and even a washroom, situated at the rear.

The kit level is high, and includes a 65-litre Webasto fridge, a Dometic two-burner gas hob with lid, a Sargent control panel as well as a Tuma Inext X control panel.

Kitchen in Forward

There’s a 30-litre onboard freshwater tank, Truma Combi 4e blown-air heating, a 110A leisure battery, and a Roberts Revival radio is also included.

The Barefoot Forward has an MTPLM of 1100kg, and costs from £37,450.

Various options are available including a 120W solar panel (£425), a Dorema Starcamp awning (£1100) and a TV aerial (£250).

Visitors to the show also got to see other new vans unveiled, including the all-electric Mink tourer, and the new-look Go-Pods, complete with a fresh exterior and interior. Adria also launched its Action 391 PT model, a sporty caravan with four berths, while Swift unveiled its Basecamp Evo concept model. The Hobby Beachy caravan finally arrived in the UK too.

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