Reviewed: the new Elddis Odyssey 525
Despite its two-berth status the Elddis Odyssey 525 is more likely to be used as a two-berth for couples wanting a spacious interior that offers the flexibility to entertain extra guests as and when required.
Access to the caravan’s interior is via a new entrance door that gets a privacy window and integrated bin.
Once inside, to the right of you is the rear lounge, and to the left at the far end is the L-shaped lounge.
There’s also a little room at the back that’s ideal for the grandchildren when they come to stay. A partition separates this room from the rest of the caravan.
There are two seats that can be transformed into a double bed and there’s also a lift-up bunk so the room can sleep three.
An occasional table can be utilised to create a dining area once the beds have been turned back to seats.
The kitchen area has adequate worktop space for food prep and Chinchilla glass, a toughened glass that can be used as a cutting surface, covers the sink area and three-burner hob.
Standard kitchen equipment also includes a grill/oven, a 700w microwave and a 113-litre Thetford fridge with LCD display. The sink comes with an integrated drainer, is scratch resistant and is also equipped with a washing up basin.
Lighting in the kitchen area creates an ambient mood during the dark evenings and there’s ample storage space for your pots, pans, plates and other kitchen-related paraphernalia.
Daylight accesses the caravan’s interiors via three large windows at the front and others in the kitchen, rear lounge and entrance door. Two easy-to-open skylights assist in creating a bright interior.
The washroom that’s immediately ahead of you as you enter the caravan offers adequate shelving for your soaps and lotions and a mirror above the sink is a useful size for shaving.
The full-height GRP front panel, ABS rear panel and privacy window serve to make the Elddis Odyssey 525 a good-looking caravan.
Inside and it’s pretty much the same. Cabinetry and furniture is conservative in design but still looks great. The rear lounge is great if you plan to take the kids with you!
Insurance cost: £369*
*Caravan insurance cost based on 2008 Elddis Odyssey 525, fitted with hitchlock, wheelclamp and alarm. Kept on drive behind locked gates at HX2 7RZ. Caravanners over 30 years old, claim free for 3 years with no convictions and a member of a caravanning club. Sum insured = £14,995 plus £1000 for equipment. Premium includes insurance premium tax at 5% and is correct as of 10.10.08.