2020 Season starts with much excitement surrounding the Erwin Hymer Group’s caravan ranges, with its brands taking the title in no less than five of the 12 categories, plus a total of 11 Highly Commended places in 9 categories.

Erwin Hymer Group’s brand-new caravan layouts for 2020 Season were all crowned winner of their category – a further accolade for the company that prides itself on pioneering and innovative design and an empathetic understanding of Customer demand and desire!

 

Caravan and Motorhome Club ‘Caravan Design Awards 2020’

 

WINNER – Any Caravan £18,500 - £21,000

Elddis Avante 454

For many years, Elddis – and sister-brand Compass – have led the way with larger family models, pioneering the launch of 8ft-wide models in the UK and creating a surge in demand.

Always with a finger firmly on the pulse of consumer demand however, Elddis knew there was room in the market for a brand-new 2-berth caravan – and here it is, winner of the hotly-contested £18,500 - £21,000 category: the Elddis Avante 454.

Also available in Compass Casita 454, this new 2-berth model features a light and airy L-Shaped lounge and a beautiful bedroom at the rear, with retractable transverse island bed.

Both Elddis Avante and Compass Casita ranges feature the all-new exclusive, hugely innovative and highly efficient CompleteHeat by Whale.

The Judges’ feedback on the 454 layout:

“Quite simply, the 454 concentrates on being the best lightweight fixed bed tourer at this price point.”

“For couples who want to downsize, this might just be the perfect solution.”

The 454 layout is available now in Elddis Avante and Compass Casita ranges, from approved Retailers nationwide.

To find your nearest Retailer and secure the best deal visit http://www.elddis.co.uk/get-the-best-deal

 

WINNER – Any Caravan £21,000 - £24,000

Elddis Affinity 520

Another win, another hotly-contested price category and another fantastic new two-berth caravan from Elddis: the all-new Affinity 520.

Also available in Compass Capiro 520, this new 2-berth model features a beautiful lounge with parallel seating which can be used as two single beds or made up into a large double. As with all Elddis and Compass caravans, the front chest of drawers can be switched to wraparound seating for optimum lounging. The Stargazer rooflight with feature lighting and pleated blinds throughout are both stylish and practical  - the 520 feels like a caravan of substance, with its SoLiD Construction and quality finish in every detail.

The 520’s central kitchen on the offside is sizeable, enhanced further by the lovely dresser unit and storage space nearside.

The piece-de-resistance, however, is revealed when you open the door to the bathroom … and what a bathroom it is! A separate shower cubicle; sink, vanity unit and backlit mirror; window with pleated blinds and further cabinet above; heated towel rail (as Affinity and Capiro models boast ALDE Central Heating); a full height shelving unit with no less than five deep shelves; and - last but not least – a full height double wardrobe with hanging space and internal cupboards!

So impressive is the new 520 layout, it has also been crowned the best of Any Two Berth Caravan!

 

WINNER – Any Two Berth Caravan

Elddis Affinity 520

The Judges’ feedback on the 520 layout:

“The 520 supercharges the classic two-berth end washroom layout with a truly massive washroom that sets the benchmark in its class.”

“Obviously aimed at couples who spend most of their time on CLs and out-of-the-way sites with only basic facilities, the Affinity 520 also benefits from a generous central kitchen and an airy and space-efficient lounge.”

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WINNER – Any Large Family Caravan

Elddis Avante 868

Elddis and Compass continue to lead the way in the design and development of family caravans. Erwin Hymer Group UK was the first to launch UK-built 8ft-wide models and appetite for these cleverly designed vehicles continues to grow.

Continuing with the ever-popular 840 and 860 layouts – often copied but never really beating Elddis’ original style and pioneering spirit – Elddis (and of course, Compass) have launched the new kid on the block: the unique new 868.

With both a fixed bed and bunk bed pods at the rear, the all-new 868 provides families a whole new option – a dedicated sleeping area at the rear of the caravan for the whole family, which can be quietly closed off whilst still retaining an open aspect lounge.

The bathroom area is split across the centre of the caravan, with a shower cubicle on the nearside and a washroom on the offside. These spacious facilities can be closed off from both the bedroom side and the lounge side, creating a true en-suite for the whole family.

Forward of the bathroom facilities is the spacious and capacious kitchen, with all the amenities a family could want or need on holiday.

The front lounge can be used as two single beds or made up into a super-size double. As with all Elddis and Compass caravans, the front chest of drawers can be switched to wraparound seating for family lounging – perfect for kicking back and watching a movie together!

The new 868 is available in both Elddis Avante and Compass Casita ranges – both of which feature the all-new exclusive, hugely innovative and highly efficient CompleteHeat by Whale.

The Judges’ feedback on the 868 layout:

“In this family-focused category, it’s hard to beat the combination of sheer size and multi-berth versatility on offer in the 868.”

“ The 868’s key advantage over its rivals is the additional storage space squeezed out of the 8ft-wide platform – something which is often lacking in 6-berth ‘vans.”

The 868 layout is available now in Elddis Avante and Compass Casita ranges, from approved Retailers nationwide.

To find your nearest Retailer and secure the best deal visit http://www.elddis.co.uk/get-the-best-deal

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In addition to the category wins, Elddis, Compass, Xplore and Buccaneer received 9 Highly Commended awards, including an impressive 1st and 2nd place in some categories:

 

Any Caravan £18,500 - £21,000

WINNER: Elddis Avante 454 (also available: Compass Casita 454)

2ND PLACE: Compass Casita 554 (also available: Elddis Avante 554)

 

Any Caravan £21,000 - £24,000

WINNER: Elddis Affinity 520 (also available: Compass Capiro 520)

2ND PLACE: Compass Capiro 550 (also available: Elddis Affinity 550)

 

Any Caravan £24,000 - £29,000

2ND PLACE: Compass Camino 554 (also available: Elddis Crusader Mistral)

3RD PLACE: Elddis Avante 868 (also available: Compass Casita 868)

 

Any Caravan £29,000 - £34,000

2ND PLACE: Elddis Crusader Supercyclone (also available: Compass Camino 674)

 

Any Caravan over £34,000

2ND PLACE: Buccaneer Barracuda

 

Any Large Family Caravan

WINNER: Elddis Avante 868 (also available: Compass Casita 868)

3RD PLACE: Xplore 586

 

Any Two Berth Caravan

WINNER: Elddis Affinity 520 (also available: Compass Capiro 520)

 

Any Caravan with Dedicated Bed(s)

3RD PLACE: Compass Camino 674 (also available: Elddis Crusader Supercyclone)

 

Eriba caravans, also part of Erwin Hymer Group, won a hat-trick of awards in the Pop Top Caravan category. The Eriba Rockabilly and Ocean Drive special editions took first and second place respectively, with the new 60th Edition completing the hat-trick.

All UK brands: Elddis, Compass, Xplore and Buccaneer, are built with our world-class SoLiD Construction and come backed by our industry-leading 10 Year Water Ingress and Body Integrity Warranty.

All brands in the Erwin Hymer Group are represented by the UK’s leading retailers – to find your nearest stockist of award-winning SoLiD Construction caravans and motorhomes see the Retailer Locator map at www.elddis.co.uk

The results of the twenty-fifth Caravan and Motorhome Club Caravan Design Awards were announced at the annual Motorhome and Caravan Show at NEC Birmingham on Friday 18 October 2019. The awards were presented by Club Chairman, Grenville Chamberlain, and Club Director General, Nick Lomas.

The Club says, “The purpose of the Awards is to provide guidance for Club members who are looking to change their current caravan or trailer tent. The Club’s Award results are always eagerly anticipated for this very reason. The Caravan Design and Lightweight Leisure Awards offer fair, independent and objective assessments of the vehicles submitted for scrutiny. All caravan and lightweight trailer manufacturers, importers and dealers are invited to submit entries.

“The panel of independent Judges for the Caravan Design Awards follow rigorous scoring checklists. Judges assess everything from sitting comfort, standing headroom, kitchen design, storage, switches, wiring, security, repair and warranty arrangements to general safety.”

Grenville Chamberlain, Chairman of the Caravan and Motorhome Club, who announced the results commented, “The information and data gathered during the judging process is invaluable to our members – and the caravanning community as a whole. This unbiased information enables people to make informed choices when buying a caravan or trailer tent. The Club extends its congratulations to all the worthy winners, and its sincere thanks to the industry for their continued support of these competitions.”

 

Judges for Caravan Design Awards

 

Alison Owen – Journalist

Andrew Ditton – Journalist

Dan Cartwright – Journalist

Mark Sutcliffe – Journalist

Martin Spencer – Technical Manager, Caravan and Motorhome Club

Nick Haynes – Events Committee, Caravan and Motorhome Club