Over the past few years, motorhome sales have rocketed in the UK due to the extended global travel restrictions.
If you are someone who's been sitting on the fence about whether or not you should invest in a motorhome, here’s a list of just 10 of the best motorhomes for the 2023 season…
Adria Supersonic 780DC
To kick start the list, sitting at the top of our list has to be the winner of the best A-class motorhome in the Practical motorhome awards 2023, the Adria Supersonic 780DC.
Built on a Mercedes Sprinter chassis, the Supersonic comes equipped with the epitome of luxury including a home-style kitchen, a face-to-face (double sofa) dinette, a large fixed king-sized bed, a spa-like bathroom, LED lighting throughout the motorhome, and handfuls of innovative storage spaces.
While the Supersonic may be one of the more expensive offerings on this list at £156,690, I strongly believe this motorhome will be one to look out for in the upcoming year.
Brand new and ready to take 2023 by storm, here we have the Wildax Altair!
Built on a Man TGE chassis, the Altair is 6.84m in length and comes equipped with a full wetroom with a fibreglass shower tray, sink, and toilet, a large U-shaped rear lounge that converts into a double bed, and lastly insulated water tanks, meaning the Altair is ready to tackle travelling in any weather condition.
And if you’re looking to switch to electric you’ll be pleased to know all of the cooking, heating, and hot water fridge is powered by mains and 12v, all charged from the 400W solar system - meaning you have the ability to be self-sufficient for a few days if you wish to do so.
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Swift Voyageur 594
Nex up we have the Swift Voyageur…
Built on a Ford Transit chassis, the Voyageur is the perfect coach-built motorhome for families to get out and about. Coming packed with one rear fixed island bed, flexible living space (that can also be turned into another double bed), a full economical washroom, and last but not least plenty of easy-access storage areas.
When it comes to the kitchen, the Voyageur is equipped with a Thetford oven and grill, three burner gas hob with electric hotplate, and a tall Dometic fridge with 133 litres of storage space, including a 12-litre removable freezer compartment.
Overall, the Voyageur packs in lots for the reasonable £67,995 price point, hence its worthy position on our list!
Elddis Autoquest 155
Undeniably, Elddis offers one of the best motorhomes on the UK market. For this reason, our next on the list has got to be the Elddis Autoquest 155, offering premium on the budget.
Built on a Peugeot chassis, the Autoquest offers the luxury of fixed single beds, a luxurious bathroom, plenty of lounging space, as well as two fold-out travel seats for 4.
Something special about the 2023 Autoquest is its CompleteHeat system powered by Whale, giving you results all year round, perfect for touring whatever the weather!
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Hymer B-Class Masterline I
Hymer has been around for over 60 years, ensuring not only the highest quality but the best tech ‘know-how’.
Based on a Mercedes Sprinter, the B-Class MasterLine comes fully equipped with plenty of driver assistance systems helping to ensure the highest levels of safety and easy, agile handling.
All models of the B-Class Masterline also have a 36cm high multi-purpose double floor, with a through-loading function, creating extra room for storage space as well as maximising the insulation and winterproofing of the motorhome.
Detheleffs Globetrotter XXLA
The Detheleffs Globetrotter XXLA can only be described as a hotel on wheels, giving you all the home comforts in the shape of an 8.86m motorhome.
Built on a sturdy Iveco Daily chassis and powered by a 3L Fiat engine, the Globetrotter comes equipped with a sleeping area that can be turned into a large king bed, a U-shaped lounge perfect for large family meals, an alcove that can be turned into a sleeping area, a sizeable washroom complete with a rainfall shower and a spacious kitchen perfect for all types of cooking.
Admittedly this Globetrotter isn't the cheapest on the list by any means, however, if you are someone who has a little cash to splash on a luxury motorhome, then this is definitely an option for you!
Auto-Trail Imala 730
Auto-Trail is another popular UK maker which offers several diverse ranges, however for me, the Imala model lineup really stands out.
Built on the popular and reliable Fiat Ducato Euro 6D chassis, the Imala features a 140bhp engine as standard, coming well-equipped and ready to tackle the steepest of mountains and slopes.
Another likeable feature of the Imala is new for 2023, the Imala now has a fixed rear island bed, which can be partitioned off from the rest of the motorhome to create your own private en-suite bedroom, giving you the utmost privacy and that hotel wheels feel.
If you’re looking for a reasonably priced motorhome that ticks all the right boxes of luxury and comfort, then maybe the Bailys of Bristol Autograph will be the one for you…
Built on a sturdy Peugeot chassis, the Autograph packs a lot into its 7.9m interior, including a large spacious lounge, a large upmarket island bed, plenty of storage space, a well-equipped kitchen including the Thetford Caprice combination oven, grill, and a gas hob with an electric hotplate, coupled with a large 153lt Dometic fridge freezer that will cater for all your food storage needs.
Interestingly it is also worth mentioning that all of the Autograph range has been built using Alu-Tech construction, a unique aluminium framework that clamps the body panels together, creating a very robust and durable shell with much thicker insulation, ideal for travelling in the winter months.
Chausson S514 Sport Line
Coming up next is the Chausson S514 Sport Line.
Built on a Ford Transit chassis, the S514 offers the same structure and insulation as a low-profile motorhome while its length is much similar to a van, ideal for manouvering and travelling on more testing roads.
Something special about the Sportline is that it comes fully packed with an exterior awning, solar panels, lighting on the outside, preset double batteries AGM, wraparound cab blinds, and a twin bed extension, all as standard!
Lastly, the exterior of this motorhome is definitely a winner for us, it is undeniably sporty and modern looking thanks to the grey and green colourway, something you won’t find on any other motorhome.
Benimar Mileo 243
Last but not least, here we have the Benimar Mileo to finish off our list. Benimar is another motorhome that’s become a favourite amongst UK buyers since they were reintroduced by Marquis, an established motorhome dealer back in 2014.
Built on a Fiat Ducato Euro 6D chassis, the Mileo 243 comes equipped with a fixed bed to the rear with a garage underneath, a central bathroom and kitchen, and a luxurious front seating area offering two rear travelling seats and the added benefit of a multi-positional drop-down double bed to the front.
The Mileo also comes packed with the Truma iNet System that enables the Combi heater and Truma air conditioning systems to be remotely controlled anywhere and anytime, whether your holiday location is on the sunny beach, or even on the snowy ski slopes.
The Truma app also allows you to control the unit from your phone, and gives you a vehicle status at all times, helping you feel more comfortable and ensuring the safety of your vehicle.
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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 luxurious motorhome or a more practical model for adventuring, we’re here to help you find the right cover.
Last but not least, if this article has tempted you to take a further look into motorhomes, why not check out our pros and cons article for more information?
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