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Family caravans 'don't need to be large'

Posted by Greg Throughton

Large families with Whale caravan taps have a wide choice of caravans and motorhomes to accommodate their brood, it has been claimed.

Val Chapman, associate-editor of Go Caravan, said that larger caravans usually come under two headings – luxury or lightweight, with the latter more likely to appeal to those on a tight budget.

"If you need to sleep five or six, the larger the caravan, the less you are reliant on purchasing an awning to increase your living space. But you don't need to buy a long caravan to achieve a lot of beds. Sprite's Musketeer EB sleeps five in only 4.74m of body length," she explained.

The Elddis Crusader and Buccaneer ranges are some of the best luxury models, while the Sprite Quattro FB and Bailey's newly-launched six-berth Olympus 620-6 are nice lightweight caravans.

However, Ms Chapman recently suggested that those with a small family may want to consider the Bailey's Orion range and the Swift Group's Sprites.