Andrew Jenkinson's motorhome picks

Caravan and motorhome expert Andrew Jenkinson has been delving in to our Product Finder to share the ten motorhomes he is going to be taking a closer look at when he visits the show in January. To find out more about each motorhome simply click on their individual links:

Swift Rio 325
Berths 4
New layout for 2016, this rear fixed bed compact coachbuilt has all you need. Good storage and well equipped plus solid build give the 325 appeal. The new 325 proves you don't need a large coachbuilt to enjoy a fixed bed family layout. It's ideal for couples too.  

Hymer M-LT-580 4x4 
Berths 3
New concept a 4x4 motorhome! This Hymer coachbuilt with special Mercedes design 319 CDi engine means this can take you a little further off the beaten track. Unique in the market, the rugged looks give way to sumptuous luxury and practical touches. Twin fixed beds and large garage are other features. 

Knaus Boxlife 600
Berths 4    
Panel van conversion based on a Fiat Ducato 130, this rear fixed bed four berth offers great value. Central washroom and kitchen opposite are compact and well designed. Electric bed is an option fit but otherwise it's well specified for the price. 110-litre fresh water and 90-litre waste tanks are also fitted.

Chausson Flash 610
Berths 4
Great value for money, coachbuilt family model from Chausson with a good front lounge area and rear fixed bed with garage underneath. It also has a super drop down double bed and also has a separate shower cubicle from the loo too. Good storage and based on a Ford chassis with 125hp engine. 

Morelo Palace 90G
Berths 2/4
German A class motorhome luxury, this aptly named Palace model is sheer five star travel for two. Grand luxury rear end bedroom has island bed (with car garage below) while the mid washroom is spacious. Well designed kitchen and a large sumptuous front lounge are part of this premium German maker.

WildAx Solaris XL 
Berths 4
Based on Citreon Relay this van conversion sleeps four, provides a well designed practical kitchen plus a rear corner washroom. It packs a punch from this maker with its higher spec and classy gloss furniture finish. The Citreon Relay also allows some extra length so offering more living space. 

Elddis Accordo 105
Berths 2
Elddis Accordo 105 is a great couples motorhome with plenty of space and spec. Its rear end washroom is ideal for those using low facility sites too. Contemporary interior, the Peugeot based Elddis is also well specified with Bluetooth and cruise control too - a compact coachbuilt. 

Bailey Autograph 730
Berths 4 
Transverse rear fixed bed Bailey motorhome that sleeps four; it's got acres of living area and excellent storage too. Peugeot based chassis is 130 bhp power source while cab has Bluetooth and cruise control. Kitchens come well equipped with full oven and microwave plus Alde heating is also standard.

Autocruise Alto
Berths 3
Compact panel van conversion that sleeps 3 and also has a rear fixed bed plus a good amount of storage too. Quality build and large centre washroom, the Alto also has a well equipped centre kitchen. Side dinette seats three and makes up into single bed. Night illumination is another great feature. 

Auto-Trail Silverline 620
Berths 3
Auto-Trail quality panel van conversion based on a Peugeot panel van, the Silverline range are designed as cool motorhomes with what are usually extras all in for the price. Central washroom is large and well equipped for wild camping trips. Smart motorhome with contemporary style and traditional ideals.     

Make sure you book your tickets to The Caravan & Motorhome Show, 21-24 January 2016 at Manchester's EventCity to see these models and many, many more.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 16:45