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Elddis wins top Practical Caravan award for Avante 554

Elddis is delighted to announce that the Elddis Avante 554 has been awarded the Practical Caravan 2011 Award for 'Best Caravan for Small Families'.

This unique new layout, launched only this season, was the result of a 'Design a Caravan Competition' in which Elddis employees could propose their ideal family caravan layout. The Avante 554 was the brainchild of Elddis' Mark Hall, himself a father of two young children, and since this layout has gone into production it has proved a resounding success.

Commenting on the success of this unique new family touring caravan, Practical Caravan reported: "The Avante has seen huge improvements for 2011. Modern, practical interiors and efforts to reduce weights have put Elddis back on track. The 554 boasts a unique layout that will work well for small families as they get older.

The fixed bunks and a large end-corner washroom make this a unique layout, while the large sideboard unit facing the kitchen provides a great storage space and plenty of room for games consoles, televisions and all the other paraphernalia the modern touring family takes with them. That's not it where storage is concerned either, two wardrobes provide an unusually realistic amount of space for stowing your family's clothing.

The washroom offers a full-sized shower, cupboards above and below the basin and a towel rail on the door. The kitchen is well-equipped too with a big fridge, oven, grill and a four-burner gas hob and a microwave. A flip-up worktop extension and a vast worktop opposite mean there is ample room to serve family meals.

The big lounge has a parallel sofa with loads of room for family meals, but again, it's the storage that impresses with eight large overhead lockers and access to the under-seat areas via drop-down locker fronts. This is a great caravan that can grow for years with your young family.”

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Elddis Touring Caravans were also shortlisted in the following Practical Caravan Awards 2011 categories:

Best Caravan for Couples: Elddis Xplore 452 "A good-value van for couples that is hard to beat in terms of weight and cost."

Best Caravan for Seasonal Pitches: Elddis Crusader Supercyclone The judges were impressed with this new layout for 2011 - two full-size, fixed single beds and a large luxury rear end bathroom with double shower.

Best Caravan for Seasonal Pitches: Elddis Crusader Tempest "The Elddis Crusader Tempest is an ideal choice for a young family."