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3rd October 2012
The all-new Elddis Affinity 540 was today announced the clear winner of the coveted Practical Caravan 2013 Tourer of the Year awards.
above l-r: Nigel Donnelly (Practical Caravan), Rob Quine (Elddis), Patrick Hurst (Whale) and Rob Ganley (Practical Caravan)
In this year’s annual and eagerly anticipated awards – sponsored by Whale - Practical Caravan scrutinised all new and substantially revised products for the 2013 Season, and found the competition to be fierce. The winners, and those highly commended represent ‘the very best in their field’ according to Practical Caravan’s expert judging team.
The overall winner, claiming the title of Tourer of the Year, is the Elddis Affinity 540 – one of five brand new lightweight single-axle models in the newly-launched range.
Like all Elddis caravans and motorhomes, the Affinity range is built using Elddis’s revolutionary new SoLiD Construction system – new for the 2013 Season – which is one of the most talked about innovations in the caravan world.
Practical Caravan says that whilst their ‘attention was caught by the innovative technology behind the new Elddis line up, the details of the Affinity 540 won (them) over completely.”
This fixed-bed, end-washroom model ‘combines one of the industry’s best selling layouts into a hugely attractive, yet towable package’. Whilst wowed by SoLiD Construction, Practical Caravan understands that innovation alone will not sell a caravan and told us: “We cannot remember a van from Elddis in recent years that combined high specification, desirability and the latest technology into such a compelling proposition.”
This is a sentiment which is reflected in the surge in demand for 2013 Season Elddis touring caravans and in particular the exciting new Affinity line-up.
The Affinity won over Practical Caravan with its appealing design and attention to detail. The interior they judged ‘hugely appealing’ and the internal kit ‘very impressive.’ The Affinity range comes with 3kW Alde heating, BPW iDC (Intelligent Drive Control) and a host of innovative and class-leading specification. Practical Caravan explain: “All of this is very nice, but the thing about the Affinity 540 that genuinely won us over was how the ambitious details set out in the brochure translate into a hugely impressive caravan on the forecourt.
“With an MTPLM OF 1450kg and pricing that keeps it very competitive, this is the most targeted, exciting and desirable Elddis of the past decade.”
For more information on the Elddis Affinity range, including detailed specification and virtual tours visit www.elddis.co.uk
Practical Caravan Tourer of the Year Awards 2013, in association with Whale:
TOURER OF THE YEAR (OVERALL WINNER / ALL CATEGORIES):
Elddis Affinity 540
Best Caravans for Couples:
Elddis Affinity 574 (Recommended)
Practical Caravan: “When you step into Affinity you realise why it’s one of the best Elddis ranges of the last decade; it just works.”
Best Caravans for Small Families:
Elddis Xplore 304 (Recommended)
Practical Caravan: “We’re fans of Elddis’s entry-level, lightweight range, and the 304 in particular.”
Best Caravans for Large Families:
Elddis Avante 636 (Recommended)
Practical Caravan: “The twin-axle 636, which replaces 2012’s 646, consists of a fantastic full-size rear washroom, twin offside fixed bunks and a dinette that converts into a three-quarter double bed.”