There is a battle going on between the major caravan brands for the family market.

Last year, Swift’s revamped Sprite Major 6 – bunks in the rear next to a corner bathroom, and a second small dinette that turns into bunks – won our Tourer of the Year award.

Having been so bolstered by its success, when Swift launched the twin-axle 8ft-wide Sprite Super range earlier this year, one of the layouts – the Sprite Super Quattro DB – was the same as the Major 6, just widened out. 

Elddis already boasted a layout to match the Sprite Super in the form of the Avanté 886 and that continues into 2019 relatively unchanged. But it was clearly felt improvements were needed on the van most closely resembling the standard Major 6, because this is one of the two models to have been reworked this year. 

The 586 now comes with a redesigned rear washroom. So does it work better for families?