Latest poll reveals what you look for in a new caravan or motorhome

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  1. Steve Don says:

    We are looking for a 4 birth van with an Island bed and an ‘L’ shaped lounge. Such as the Eddis Odyssey 550 and the Crusader Mistral, this is such a brilliant design especially Please tell what is wrong with manufactures? We were at the last NEC caravan show looking to purchase such a unit, when we were told by one of the sales staff (properly tongue-in-cheek but) ‘ You must be the 400th person I have told today, there is NO call for that design’.

    • Lucie @ Caravan Guard says:

      Hi Steve,

      Thanks for getting in touch. I guess it’s frustrating when you know exactly what you’re looking for. Did you go for the Eddis Odyssey 550 or the Crusader Mistral in the end?

      Caravan Guard

  2. Lucie @ Caravan Guard says:

    Thanks for your comments Tony & Rob. Manufacturers are beginning to develop their own construction techniques such as Elddis’ Solid construction and Swift SMART which demonstrates that there’s a real focus on these areas.
    Caravan Guard

  3. Tony Bayliss says:

    In order of priority, I address the following when selecting a new caravan:-
    (1) Berths – Will the van suit our accommodation requirements.
    (2) Weight – Is the MTPLM a suitable match for my towing vehicle.
    (3) Size – Will it fit in my storage location.
    (4) Layout – Does the Sleeping Accomodation (Fixed Bed etc) & Kitchen arrangement match our requirements.
    (5) Build Quality/Cost – Both have a major impact in the selection process although the former is difficult to assess completely until after a period of usage.

  4. Robert Smith says:

    A slight tangent, but I think that caravan manufacturers must really address their quality issues which seem to be as bad as British Leyland in the 1970s if the reports I see are to be believed. This month’s Caravan Club magazine talks of a new caravan that was a “Friday build” with a long list of faults. This is just unacceptable! Most manufacturers today who care about their customers and reputation have a Zero Defects target and relentlessly pursue root causes of defects. Time for caravan manufacturers to get into the 21st Century please.

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