As staycations rocket, 2021 becomes the year of the motorhome. Whether it's a compact camper for an easy weekend away or a glitzy palace on wheels for cruising down the autobahn, check out these top ten motorhomes for your next family holiday - and for all the parents out there, do not fret we have a motorhome holiday survival guide!
For weekend campers
VW California Ocean
Easy to drive and great to look at, there's good reason why Volkswagen has become the go-to brand for campervans ever since the Type 2 split-screen rolled off the production line in 1949. Not much bigger than your standard family car, the VW California Ocean sleeps two adults and two children, has a pop-up roof, a side kitchen, and picnic table and chairs in the sliding door making it ideal for easy weekends away.
It was only a matter of time before campers turned electric. Sussex Campervans have converted the Nissan electric NV200 van into a cool camper. Ideal for those with small children, it sleeps up to four and has a pop-up roof, solar panels, folding beds and a smart built-in kitchen that runs totally off-grid, making it the ultimate in green getaways.
For easy summers
If you're looking for an easy drive with plenty of space for the nippers, consider the Toleno R, a compact four-berth van conversion with a bench seat, opening rear doors and a comfy travelling area for the kids. Ideal for a small family with swivelling front seats, a half-dinette, and double bunk beds, yet at six metres long, it's still easy to drive and park almost anywhere.
Roller Team Pegaso 590
Kind of like a mini Winnebago, the Roller Team Pegaso 590 is guaranteed to make the kids proud to ride in. However, this chunky four-berth truck is still under six-metres long, which means it can still navigate tight country roads. The bathroom has enough room to shower the kids in easily, plus it has a spacious L-shaped kitchen, a drop-down bed and plenty of storage space for beach gear and bicycles.
For tweens and teens
Elddis Majestic 196
If you're travelling with teenagers it's time to go big or go home. This smart six-berth truck has a family-sized kitchen, a separate dinette and a larger-than-average lounge area in the rear. While the electric-operated drop-down bed, large fridge/freezer and plenty of USB ports and Bluetooth connection, it's a win-win for families with older children.
The Swift Kon-Tiki 650
Now the Kon-Tiki is the bees knees when it comes to family life on the road. As Swift's flagship truck it comfortably sleeps up to six and has airplane-style lockers for all the family necessities, plus swivel front seats and a separate sleeping compartment both in the back AND above the cab. It's not cheap but it's a lovely spacious option for those with older teens.
Glamper RV DBM
The swanky Glamper RV is the penthouse suite of motorhomes. Comfortably sleeping four, this luxury truck has oversized windows, swivel chairs and an island-style double bed, as well as a pull-out awning and storage space for bikes. As for perks, teenagers can't fault the solar-powered panels, a Nespresso machine and even mobile Wi-Fi.
For extended families
Sun Living A Series
Now, this bad boy sleeps up to seven and is ideal for larger families or if you want to bring the grandparents, or even the pets along for the ride. Inside has 2.1 metres of headspace, a proper-sized drop-down double bed, plus an over-the-cab sleeping compartment. It's practical, comfortable and with all the modern conveniences families need for longer holidays.
Auto-Roller Team 747
Bigger than some self-catering apartments, the Auto-Roller Team 747 is like a palace on wheels. A mighty seven metres long, this beautiful beast can comfortably sleep six, has a spacious dinette and is great for entertaining. While the brace of bunk beds, air conditioning, solar panels and bike racks come as standard. It even has a skylight in the over-cab bed for watching the stars at night.
The last stop!
So there you have it, here are 9 of the best family motorhomes!
Last but not least, if you have your very own motorhome you need to insure to kickstart your travels - make sure to get a motorhome insurance quote direct with Lexham!