The trend for wide caravans is alive and well in Consett, County Durham, as seen in the addition of two new models to the Erwin Hymer Group UK portfolio for 2018.

An 860 model has been introduced in two of EHG UK’s mid-market ranges this season, including the Elddis Avanté, on test here.

There’s nothing wrong with the other 860, but from an interior décor perspective, Practical Caravan’s scribes would take the Avanté over and above its Compass Casita 860 cousin.

Both vans are twin-axles and share the same on-trend floorplan: a rear transverse island bed and front parallel lounge, separated by an offside kitchen and a full-width midships washroom.

As with all EHG UK tourers, the Avanté 860 features a ‘SoLiD’ bonded (glued not screwed) bodyshell which carries a 10-year warranty as standard.

The one-piece aluminium sidewalls are married to a GRP underskin for extra body integrity.

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