With staycations becoming more and more popular as a result of the pandemic, more people are buying motorhomes and campervans both in the UK and globally.
If you’ve been tinkering with the idea of buying one to enjoy all the pleasures that the great outdoors has to offer, here’s a list of the top ten motorhome choices for 2021.
When Elddis, part of the Erwin Hymer Group, reintroduced the Compass range in 2019, the much-loved Avantgarde model made a comeback, featuring new and exciting improvements.
Based on a Peugeot Boxer chassis, the Avantgarde range offers two single beds, a lounge area with cosy settees and two swiveled cab seats for on-site use. The kitchen features a small sink, a Thetford three-ring hob, oven and grill, as well as a flip-up worktop extension so you can adjust the space as and when you need to.
As well as being perfect for couples, the Avantgarde models sell well when used, which could explain why the demand for them is so high.
The sparkling new 2021 Chausson Titanium range of motorhomes are sleek, stylish yet practical and comfortable − offering the best of both worlds.
The Premium model features a 2.0 engine, a 6-x speed automatic gearbox, and a converter box for ease of driving whether you’re navigating city roads or country lanes.
The Premium is well-equipped with all the amenities you could hope for, including a stylish ‘smart lounge’ in which two bench seats can quickly be transformed into comfortable seats for road travel.
This model also boasts eight fabulous layouts including the option for an island bed, twin beds or a maxi lounge. With great storage room, this sophisticated motorhome is suitable for up to five people, depending on which model you opt for.
Sun Living S Series
Sun Living is a no-nonsense, practical range of motorhomes built by Adria Mobil, a leading recreational vehicle maker in Europe.
Designed with convenience, comfort and practicality in mind, the Sun Living range is ideal for adventure seekers. The Sun Living S series offers eight models and layouts and boasts rear garages for bikes and electric bike charging points.
Each model features the same amount of beds as seats, so everyone can enjoy their journey in comfort. Some of the S series models even offer an exclusive ‘hide-away’ seat that provides an extra seat when you need it most.
The S series offers a contemporary yet practical interior design with lengthy beds, designed to suit the tallest of people, and a comfortable drop-down bed for extra sleeping space.
Elddis offer one of the best range of motorhomes on the UK market. Built on Peugeot and Fiat chassis cabs, the Elddis Autoquest range offers seven spacious layouts, all with fixed beds and plenty of overhead locker storage space.
The Elddis Autoquest range also offers spacious kitchens and lounge areas and is perfect for families and couples alike. This is another model that sells well when used.
Swift is an established UK maker that’s enjoyed popularity since they began motorhome manufacturing in the mid-’80s. Still going strong, they offer one of the best motorhome ranges in the UK – the Edge.
These Fiat-based motorhomes offer a contemporary interior as well as a smart and sleek exterior design.
The Swift Edge 466 in particular is an ideal first motorhome specifically designed with family life in mind. Equipped with a front double bed, rear bunks and an overcab bed, there is plenty of room for families of all sizes.
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With comfortable and spacious rear lounge areas and versatile layouts, the Edge is aptly named. Using Swift’s latest SMART construction, the Edge offers buyers a well-equipped entry-level motorhome for less than £54,000.
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Benimar is another motorhome that’s become a favourite amongst UK buyers ever since it was re-introduced by Marquis, an established motorhome dealer, to the British market in 2014.
The Mileo range offers a selection of low-profile, practical models with space-saving drop-down beds on selected layouts. With seven models to choose from, ranging from the compact 2 berth Mileo 201 to the spacious, family-friendly 4 berth Mileo 294 − there really is an option to suit everyone.
The 4 berth Mileo 294 offers a rear island bed layout, a central washroom and a kitchen and lounge area with a drop-down double bed for less than £62,000. With a good choice of layouts, the interior design, quality build and overall finish is excellent for the price tag.
Adria motorhomes offer several diverse ranges including the excellent Matrix range − a quality built line made up of four layouts.
Re-vamped for 2021, these class-leading motorhomes received a new exterior design with a super-smart rear back and front panel. The new and improved Matrix model is elegant and suave as well as practical, offering improved storage locker design and LED integral lighting.
Dedicated storage and upgraded seating offer extra comfort in the lounge areas, while washrooms are delightedly spacious. Some of the Matrix models used Alde and Truma heating − both excellent for all-year-round touring. Matrix models offer Adria buyers a smart and stylish motorhome that won’t fail to impress.
Autosleeper, a name that goes back to the early ’60s, became part of Trigano Group, the French leisure vehicle giant. With a base in the UK, tucked away in the Cotswold countryside, Autosleeper offers a traditional luxury-built motorhome range, The Corinium.
This two layout range boasts twin single beds or a side fixed bed − great for two travellers. Both models offer couples superb luxury and space with the added benefit of Alde heating, meaning you can tour all year round.
Based on Fiat chassis cabs, these two models are premium motorhomes that sleep up to four and are priced around £70,000.
Auto-Trail is another popular UK maker which offers several diverse ranges. The F model lineup, however, truly stands out. Perfect for new motorhome owners, the layout is simple and practical yet attractive.
Each motorhome boasts a panoramic roof skylight, a nifty electric drop-down bed and an optional half dinette. Even better, all 2021 Auto-Trail F-Line motorhomes come with the choice of seven external colours with dynamic Auto-Trail F-Line decals, so you can really make the motorhome your own.
Swift comes into our best ten again and deservedly so; the Escape offers excellent value from this large UK maker.
It hasn’t won awards for nothing − with upgraded graphics, this seven-model lineup boasts a contemporary interior design and deep roof lockers for extra storage space. The kitchen area features the latest Domestic fridge/freezer, with an oven and microwave.
Swift’s command control system is another feature of the Escape which makes this one of our top ten choices, giving Swift a strong presence in this lineup.
Insure your motorhome
If our list has helped you find the perfect motorhome, don’t forget to insure it. Lexham offers a variety of dedicated motorhome insurance policies to suit you and your vehicle. So whether you’ve opted for a more stylish and luxury motorhome or a more practical model for adventuring, we’re here to help you find the right cover.