Many manufacturers are chasing newcomers to the market with funky compact vans.

But the likes of Lunar and Erwin Hymer Group UK have had plenty of success in upselling established caravanners to larger, more luxurious tourers.

Buccaneer has had the top of the British market to itself, but the arrival of the Alaria from Lunar Caravans has added some competition in the booming super-luxury sector, and EHGUK has responded with a few tweaks for 2018.

It’s still a five-model range, but the old fixed-nearside-bed Schooner has been dropped and in comes this Barracuda, with a fixed in-line double bed on the rear wall and a central washroom split across the width of the van – let’s find out if it works.

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