More and more caravan manufacturers are adding models with fixed single beds and a rear washroom to their catalogues, and the Shamal is Elddis’ four-berth version for its Crusader range. As the only single-axle Crusader available, the Shamal is the lightest and cheapest way into the top-end range, which was overhauled for the 2012 season. A sharp new bodyshell, more equipment and transformed interiors make this year’s models the best Crusaders for years. 

The Crusader competes with the Bailey Unicorn Cadiz, Swift Conqueror 565 and Lunar Clubman SB among others.