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First look, September 2008
Does Dethleffs Campy offer a glimpse of where caravan design is going? This question is very much open to discussion. But one thing's certain: it's eye-catching.
On top of that, it will be an 85% match for any car with a kerbweight of at least 1059kg, and it has the potential to appeal to people who wouldn't consider more traditional caravans.
For traditionally minded buyers, this will seem a little strange but in context it works. The seats are a little upright and aren't that big, but you can get comfortable, particularly if you slide the table under the fixed bed.
Elsewhere, the lack of any 12V system is disappointing because it means the Campy is completely reliant on mains electricity, or the towcar, to power the lighting.
Compact caravan for extroverts. The front-loading door makes it great for cyclists or canoeists.
- The allure of easy handling, simple towcar matching and affordability will outweigh those frills
- The Campy won't please everyone
- Lounge space is limited, there's no 12V and no shower – all of which will put off some buyers