The CaMC Caravan Awards 2022

The Caravan and Motorhome Club have compiled the Caravan Awards 2022 which is packed full of information about the latest and most innovative caravans. An independent, expert and knowledgeable panel carried out a full technical specification, design, use of space, and usability reviews of 65 new-to-market caravans.

Brought to you by the trusted experts, the Caravan and Motorhome Club have compiled this guide, based on the important considerations when buying a caravan, to help provide the information you’ll need to help with your next caravan purchase.  Make sure you visit your local caravan dealer and you’ll soon be heading off on your next adventure.

Nick Lomas, Director General of the Caravan and Motorhome Club said,

“The Caravan and Motorhome Club is pleased to present the 2022 Caravan Design Awards Buyers Guide.  Caravan holidays have never been more popular so it’s important that we gather together the relevant information to share with members and prospective caravan buyers.  Our expert panel has assessed huge volumes of data from websites, brochures, handbooks and entry forms.  Sixty five new-season caravans were assessed on their bed sizes, kitchen equipment, layout, heating, security, payload and much more. This guide gives buyers the information they need to make an informed decision when buying a new 2022 caravan.  The guide covers small, lightweight caravans right up to the larger 8-foot wide caravan and everything in between.”

Any Small Caravan (750kg – 1150kg MTPLM)

Bailey Discovery D4-2

The lightest caravans on the market can be towed with a huge range of cars.  These caravans make the best use of design and space combined with lightweight materials.

Entrants Stars

Bailey Discovery D4-2 | 5.0

Xplore 304 | 5.0

Swift Sprite Compact | 4.5

Adria Action 361LT | 4.0

Eriba Touring 310 | 3.5

Any Pop Top Caravan over 1150kg

Eriba Touring 530 Ocean Drive

With lower towing profiles compared to fixed-height caravans, pop-tops are great to tow.  They also have their own distinctive style with larger floor platforms and often offer generous payloads.

Entrants Stars

Eriba Touring 530 Ocean Drive | 5.0

Eriba Touring 530 Rockabilly | 4.5

Eriba Touring 542 | 4.5

Eriba Feeling 442 | 4.5

Eriba Feeling 470 | 4.5

Eriba Touring 420 | 4.0

Eriba Feeling 425 | 4.0

Any Two-berth Caravans

Bailey Unicorn Seville

Find your perfect two-berth caravan.  The models in this class offer both readily convertible lounges to either double or single beds or fixed two-berth options.

Entrants Stars

Bailey Unicorn Seville | 5.0

Elddis Affinity 520 | 5.0

Coachman VIP 460 | 4.5

Compass Casita 454 | 4.0

Swift Conqueror 480 | 4.0

Xplore 422 | 4.0

Adria Altea Aire | 3.5

Up to Four-berth Caravans

Buccaneer Cruiser

If you’re looking for a four-berth caravan, this selection offers the pick of the crop to help you find your perfect home away from home.

Entrants Stars

Bailey Unicorn Cabrera | 5.0

Buccaneer Cruiser | 5.0

Adria Alpina Mississippi | 3.5

Coachman VIP 540 Xtra | 4.5

Compass Camino 650 | 4.0

Elddis Crusader Borealis | 4.0

Swift Conqueror 560 | 3.5

Xplore 554 | 3.5

Up to Six-berth Caravans 

Bailey Pegasus Grande SE Ancona

Looking for a six-berth caravan?  Here’s what you need to see. This class offers a great selection of six-berth models including vehicles with drop-down bunks and easily convertible dinettes.

Entrants Stars

Bailey Pegasus Grande SE Ancona | 5.0

Compass Casita 585 | 5.0

Elddis Avante 585 | 5.0

Buccaneer Aruba | 4.5

Coachman Acadia 660 Xtra | 4.5

Xplore 585 | 4.5

Adria Altea Avon | 4.0

Swift Sprite Major 6 TD | 4.0

Family Caravans   

Bailey Unicorn Madrid

Find your perfect family caravan.  A selection of four-berth caravans, entrants in this class has a maximum technically permissible laden mass (MTPLM) of at least 1400kg.  They also have payloads to accommodate all the items you will need for a family holiday.

Entrants Stars

Bailey Unicorn Madrid | 5.0

Coachman Laser 575 Xtra | 4.5

Compass Capiro 574 | 4.5

Elddis Affinity 574 | 4.5

Buccaneer Commodore | 4.0

Adria Adora Seine | 3.5

Swift Basecamp 4 | 3.5

Large Family Caravans

Compass Casita 868

Caravans in this class offer five or six berths to cater for larger touring groups.  These caravans have a maximum technically permissible laden mass (MTPLM) of at least 1500kg, to help with the holiday paraphernalia packing!

Entrants Stars

Bailey Pegasus Grande SE Turin | 5.0

Compass Casita 868 | 5.0

Coachman Acadia 630 Xtra | 4.5

Elddis Avante 840 | 4.5

Buccaneer Aruba | 4.0

Adria Adora Sava | 3.5

Swift Sprite Super Quattro DB | 3.5

Any Caravan 8ft or more wide

Compass Casita 840

If you’re looking for a large caravan with plenty of room then this is the class for you.  These stylish and spacious caravans will provide the perfect base for your touring adventures.   

Entrants Stars

Compass Casita 840 | 5.0

Bailey Alicanto Grande Porto | 4.5

Coachman Lusso II | 4.5

Elddis Avante 860 | 4.5

Adria Adora Isonzo | 4.0

Buccaneer Barracuda | 4.0

Swift Challenger X860 | 3.5

Eriba Touring 820 | 3.0

Any Caravan with Dedicated Bed(s)

Bailey Unicorn Pamplona

Whether you’re looking for a caravan with a fixed island bed, fixed bunks or fixed twin beds, these caravans offer a wide range of different layouts and interior designs.

Entrants Stars

Bailey Unicorn Pamplona | 5.0

Elddis Avante 868 | 5.0

Coachman Lusso I | 4.5

Compass Camino 550 | 4.5

Swift Elegance 835 | 4.5

Buccaneer Bermuda | 4.0

Adria Alpina Colorado | 3.5

Xplore 554 | 3.5

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The panels of experts:

Dan Cartwright

Dan has been a passionate caravan advocate since 1989, when as an eight year old child he spent a wonderful week in a 1950’s Willerby Wisp. Dan founded CaravanTimes in 2010 and has been there ever since. Dan is also a self confessed petrol head and has been chief car tester and motorbike journalist at CaravanTimes since it started.

Andrew Ditton

A Club member since 1987, Andrew has been towing his own caravan since he was 17 years old. Since then, he has towed a variety of outfits many thousands of miles. As former Tow Car Tester for Caravan Magazine, he brings a wealth of practical hands-on experience to the judging panel.

Mark Sutcliffe

Mark Sutcliffe is an experienced motoring, travel and touring journalist with extensive experience of towing in the UK and overseas. A regular member of the Caravan and Motorhome Club Towcar of the Year judging team for over a decade, he is a former editor of ‘Which Caravan’ and a regular contributor to the Caravan and Motorhome Club Magazine.

Martin Spencer

A degree-qualified engineer, Martin’s been Club Technical Manager for 22 years overseeing practical advice for members while undertaking extensive industry engagement, government consultations and work on national/international standards development. His knowledge is underpinned by caravanning since the age of seven around most of the UK and Western Europe, and most recently motorhoming in Australia.

Sammy Faircloth

Sammy Faircloth comes from a family of devoted caravan enthusiasts and loves nothing more than touring with her family in the UK and abroad.  For the last six years, she has written for the Caravan and Motorhome Club magazine and more recently joined the judging panel.  Her passion is her caravan and the great outdoors!

Graeme McKenzie

In over 25 years of caravanning and Club membership, Graeme has been a Centre Chairman, Divisional Treasurer and is now a member of the Events Committee. He loves to cook meals for family and friends in the caravan and has clear ideas of what works well in a touring kitchen.