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Andrew Jenkinson's 10 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 Freestyle 694
Berths 4
Displayed by Lowdham Leisureworld
The Freestyle has been completely restyled and has upmarket looks at down to earth prices. New profile looks stunning at this level with interiors that are practical and contemporary. The 694 offers a rear island bed and spacious washroom too. With plenty of storage the 694 sleeps up to four but makes a great couples motorhome too.    

Lunar Roadstar TI  
Berths 4
Displayed by Richard Baldwin Motorhomes
Lunar re-launch a firm favourite range for 2017, the Roadstar. Well designed and offering comfort and spec at competitive prices a good choice is the TI. Mainly designed for couples, this Renault based compact coachbuilt has a cracking rear fixed island bed and well equipped kitchen area. It's a sure fire winner in the three model line up. 

Hymer 520
Berths 2    
Displayed by Erwin Hymer Group
A compact coachbuilt, the Hymer 520 is ideal for two with its Mercedes based cab, quality build and luxury feel. Twin single beds are at the rear with a washroom and kitchen centrally based and compact side dinette at the front. With plenty of space the 520 is ideal for those wanting a luxury motorhome that is easy to drive and use.     

Hymer Airs Rock Cross-over
Berths 4
Displayed by Erwin Hymer Group
Brand new for 2017 from Hymer is the Airs Rock panel van conversion on a Fiat Ducato. This pop top roof allows four to sleep in the van and its compact size allows easy storage and it also comes with the Crossover pack adding such items as Sat Nav to the spec. It has a rear fixed bed and comes well equipped. 

Leisuredrive Vivante LWB Platinum Spec 
Berths 2
Displayed by Leisuredrive
One of the longest panel van converters, Leisuredrive offer superb quality and design. The Vivante Long Wheel Base VWT6 model has large lounge, well equipped side kitchen and also comes with a loo. Lots of spec including TV aerial, BBQ point and even an outdoor shower! The Platinum spec is well worth the extra and adds to this already popular model.  

Bailey Autograph 79-4T 
Berths 4
Displayed by Kimberley Caravan Centre
Recently re-designed and launched, the Autograph range offers a good package especially with Media Pack added. The 79-4T comes with rear twin beds and offers a large front L shaped lounge area. Brilliant side kitchen offers lots of storage and large overhead roof lockers will take large items. Sleeps four but also makes a great couples van. 

Jobl Design Kamper SE
Berths 4
Displayed by Jobl Design
Based on the VWT6 SWB Highline, the new model is making its appearance at the Manchester show with its 102PS Blue Motion engine. The Kamper SE offers sleeping with four in mind and comes well specified with heating and full cooking facilities. LED lighting and rear speakers, plus a modern interior, mean the Design Kamper SE is a real gem. 

Burstner Ix680G
Berths 2
Displayed by Emm Bee
Top notch quality built motorhome for two, the Burstner Ix 680G has a drop down electric bed which goes back straight into the ceiling out of the way. Compact L shaped kitchen comes with oven/grill while washroom is placed at the rear utilising the full width of the Burstner. Great storage for two, the Fiat based Burstner is well worth looking at for couples.  

Swift Escape 622
Berths 2
Displayed by Swift Group
Swift Escape 622 is one of the best value for money motorhomes on the market providing a couple with a large rear lounge and centre kitchen and washroom. Up to the minute exterior styling gives the Escape top end presence for its price. Modern interior with brilliant storage, this is one to look out for. 

Elddis Supreme 196
Berths 6
Displayed by Preston Caravans & Motorhomes 
A brand new family model from Elddis, the 196 has a six berth layout with a drop down double bed and is a low line coachbuilt offering a large side dinette and rear lounge. Offering remarkable value, the Supreme dealer special has a spec that doesn't disappoint. New interior has up-market feel about it and for six this is a cracking choice. The spec is also impressive in this price sector.

You can discover a huge choice of the latest 2017 motorhomes and campervans at The Caravan & Motorhome Show from 19 - 22 January at Manchester's EventCity. Book your advance discounted tickets today for only £8.00* via our secure online box office. 

*Transaction fee applies. Advance box office closes 18 January 2017 (9pm). Information correct at time of publishing.

Date: 
Monday, December 12, 2016 - 15:30