Despite being one of the most unusual tow cars, the Mini was used extensively during the 1960s and 1970s by manufacturers and magazines to promote caravans and caravanning to the small car owner. If a Mini could tow a caravan, so could a Ford Escort, Vauxhall Viva or Austin 1300. Here are a selection of … Continue reading Time for a Mini adventure?
Every now and again a caravan comes along where it's designer has been able to create a vehicle without comprise, a design where imagination has run wild. One such caravan was the 1981 A-Line Link 575. A-Line had been known for quite safe, if not slightly staid designs, that was until the legendary caravan designer … Continue reading 1981 A-Line Link 575
The Caravan Camping Holiday Show held at Earls Court in London during November 1981 could be seen as the year when caravan design stated to 'breakthrough the box' as one manufacturer stated. Whilst most caravans retained the traditional shape that had evolved through the late 1960s and 1970s new manufacturing techniques and materials allowed for … Continue reading 1982 Bessacarr Admiral
As for the 2018 model year there will be a Caravanning Life Awards in 2019. The Overall winner of the 2018 Awards was the Coachman VIP 520 with the Bailey Pursuit 400-2 and runner up and Hymer Nova S 620 in third place. Categories for the 2019 Awards are: • Any caravan under £17,000 • … Continue reading Caravanning Life Awards 2019 – Coming Soon!
KABE have been making caravan in Sweden for over 60 years, and for 2019 there are over 200 different model variations over five models ranges, Classic, Gemstone, Royal, Hacienda and Imperial. One new model for 2019 is the Imperial 780 TDL FK KS E2. That's a long name, however when you know how KABE name … Continue reading 2019 KABE Imperial 780 TDL FK KS E2 🇸🇪
New for 2019 Swift have launched three 8' wide Elegance models under the Grande sub range. One model, the 655 doesn't just feature a wide body it also features a new layout not shared with any other caravan. The 2019 Elegance models feature a new body based on the 2018 Conqueror range, which isn't been … Continue reading 2019 Swift Elegance Grande 655
An unexpected addition to the Venus range at the Motorhome and Caravan Show was the two berth 460/2. Technically speaking however it's a reintroduction as this model was last made for the 2017 season. The 460/2 has the classic two berth end washroom layout that is also shared by the more expensive Lunar Quasar 462 … Continue reading 2019 Venus 460/2
Once the maximum width that could be sold in the UK was 7'6" (2.29 meters), then a few years ago the limit was increased to 8'4" (2.55 meters). Recently manufacturers have been launching new wider models at around 8'0" either in an entry level range or as a luxury model. Bailey have done something different … Continue reading 2019 Bailey Pegasus Grande Turin
Back in 2011 Knaus celebrated 50 years of caravan production by making a limited edition run of 150 caravans based upon the Knaus Schwalbennest from the 1960s. Schwalbennest being German for 'swallow's nest', very apt for a company who's logo is a flying swallow. There is no getting away from the fact that the Schwalbennest … Continue reading 2011 Knaus Schwalbennest 250 D 🇩🇪
Many dealer special caravans are based on a manufacturers entry level range, such as the Swift Sprite or Bailey Phoenix. There are however a couple of exceptions to the rule, Couplands Caravans offer the Swift Elegance based Bessacarr by Design, Spinney offer the Coachman VIP based VIP Vogue and Sussex Caravan Centre offer the Coachman … Continue reading 2019 Coachman Sussex Singleton VIP