Andrew Jenkinson's caravan picks

Caravanning expert Andrew Jenkinson has been searching through our Product Finder and has chosen ten touring caravans he is going to be taking a closer look at when he visits The Caravan & Motorhome Show, Manchester, from 21-24 January 2016. To find out more about each individual caravan click on its link below.

You can also find Andrew's ten motorhome picks here.

Lunar Cosmos 586
Berths 6
Campbell's special based on the Lunar Quasar, this model offers superb value for six with fixed bunks, excellent spec and a cracking rear corner washroom. Large kitchen and spacious lounge add to its practical appeal while the interior feels airy thanks to a new central sky view roof vent and all weighing less than 1450 kgs MTPLM!

Elddis Affinity 554
Berths 4
Now in its third year, the Affinity is popular in its class. The 554 has must have transverse fixed bed with end washroom. With a luxury feel and quality build the Affinity is a top choice. Full spec includes sunroof and the Solid construction unique to Elddis. Good storage makes this an ideal couple's tourer.

Sterling Eccles 480/2
Berths 2   
Contemporary interior is well executed with modern colours and finish such as the charcoal coloured kitchen with durable white worktop. End washroom is spacious and comes with large shower cubicle and good storage. A very smart tourer for couples.

Swift Kudos 580
Berths 6
Based on the Sprite range, this special from Preston Caravans offers added value for a family of six and lots of space too. With transverse fixed bed and a roomy front lounge it’s one to put on the short list. Spec includes solar panel and upgraded soft furnishings, plus an alarm too.

Compass Rallye 554
Berths 4
The Compass brand has Rallye as its top range and it offers a luxury transverse fixed bed and end washroom. Quality fittings and finish plus good overhead locker storage are a plus and the Rallye has Alde wet heating and a fully equipped kitchen. A super tourer for four or a couple.   

Coachman VIP 520/4
Berths 4
Coachman has a reputation for excellent quality and the top range VIP is just that. The 520/4 is a cracking end washroom layout for four with side single dinette and large front lounge. Kitchen comes with great storage and spec plus the VIP has Alde heating and a fantastic large well equipped washroom.

Bailey Pegasus Modena
Berths 4
New model and new profile, the Pegasus Modena is a compact fixed bed end washroom tourer. New front seating makes into comfortable bed while side kitchen has oven, fridge and microwave. Uprated Truma heating will ensure the Bailey is kept warm for out of season touring and although a four berth, it’s best for two.

Venus 570/4
Berths 4
Transverse fixed bed lightweight tourer, this is another new 2016 model for Venus and one of the best entry level ranges. With a contemporary interior and decent spec plus a cracking rear washroom and quality seating, the 570/4 takes some beating. Lightweight at just 1350 kgs MTPLM it's within most popular cars towing capabilities.

Elddis Xplore 586
Berths 6
New family, entry level tourer for 2016, the 586 is great for kids with fixed bunk beds and a superb end corner washroom. Light and airy interior cabinet finish is all new for 2016 too. Good sized lounge area and a large kitchen make this a top lightweight choice at the show.

Tab 320 Off Road
Berths 2
The Tab 320 off road is a funky tourer for two which is robust and light at the same time. Lounge makes into a double bed while the kitchen is placed at the front end of the 320. Limited spec which is easy to upgrade however its compact size means no washroom.  

Friday, December 18, 2015 - 12:00