How I decided upon the ideal caravan for me
My three priorities when looking for a caravan:
2. Simplicity and low environmental impact (also interested in solar / off-grid features)
3. Layout. Specifically, fixed bed and separate dinette
I see that you had the Weinsberg 390QD on your long-list. I've had my eye on that since you featured the all-electric Caracito at the Caravan Salon Dusseldorf a couple of years ago.
I'd be interested to hear why it didn't make it to your top five?
Thanks for picking my name in the NEC competition. My email address starts with sutton_tony.
Loving your Chanel.
Had tourers, statics, loges over the years, just me and my wife now and stifling with caravan vs Motorhome. Big issue is getting around visiting area when pitched with Motorhome.
So an article van va Motorhome would be good.
My priority for either vehicle is 1500kg if van, fixed bed, roomy shower, separate living sleeping space.
Now I’ve found yiur Chanel I’m be tuning in.
Currently working out if and how we can get in to caravaning, and will be towing with a Model 3, so I’ll definitely like to hear a talk on towing with an EV at the show if that happens. I’m also keen to know if it’s possible to ditch gas and be completely fossil free. My criteria are…
1) 1000kg weight limit
2) Dimensions (have a big drive for storage but a narrow gap to access it)
3) Comfortably accommodating two adults and a mini schnauzer 😀
We’re looking to move up from a Venus 590 with fixed bunks as 3 kids now in their mid- to late- teens. Non-negotiable:
1. Proper adult fixed bed and lounge to offer singles for at least 2 teens
2. Large dinette for 2 zone living and seating when beds made
3. Huge fridge (so we can ditch the extra cool box)
In UK vans it seems our only choices are to go large - Pegasus Grande Turin or Avante 840. I was looking at some of the non-UK Adria vans as love their layouts but your point about the UK dealer network was well made. Hopefully the show can help us decide.
We are looking at the moment and these are our top three priorities:
1. Build quality - really attracted to German brands
2. Double bed :)
3. Fixed dinette
See you (and Dougal) at the NEC! 🐾
My to top 3 would be:
Quality - do you get what you pay for?
Layout - dose the layout work for us? atm a fixed bed and separate washroom are top of the list!
Dimensions - I have 'free' storage but am limited on size of caravan.
Great video as usual Andrew. We have a 2021 Swift Champagne 694 based on the Escape. The top three reasons for selecting this were, C1 license restriction due to medical conditions and advancing years, so needed to be less than 3500 kg, fixed bed which can be divided off from the rest of the van where our Labrador sleeps (he snores), and payload
My no.1 priority for a motorhome is not having to make up a bed at night. My no.2 priority from experience is floor space and no.3 priority is it has to be under 3.5 tonnes because my license was after they changed the entitlements.
Hello Andrew & of course, Dougal, when we downsized to our sprinter campervan, we looked for
1. a flat floor for our Labrador to lie on,
2. space for my wheelchair to be stored, (we took out the table),
3. not too high to get into the door.
4, Also, somewhere comfortable to sit on arrival
Our HYMER campervan ticked all the boxes with the added bonus of the Mercedes automatic at the front which is amazing to drive we love our DUOCAR, shame they only made them for such a short time
Hi Andrew .
Love the latest vlogs - let’s see more of you doing longer trips with the EV.
Our top 3 things to consider with a new ( or used) caravan are .
1: Fixed bed
2: End washroom
3: Single axle
Looking forward to hearing you speak at the NEC.
1. Dimensions - must fit the drive; 2. Layout; 3. Price
Good question, Andrew! For me, it would be a balance between quality, value for money and fun. Trying to find the sweet spot between those!
Hi Andrew & Dougal
Can't stop off to look at the New Caravan Day vid :)
The most important thing for me is a large bathroom. I am disabled and need space. Our favourite site is easy to get around on my scooter and has excellent disabled facilities.