Elddis Caravans proud to be different with BPW chassis

The 2012 Elddis Crusader comes fitted with iDC stability control as standard
The 2012 Elddis Crusader comes fitted with iDC stability control as standard

Wednesday, 07, Dec 2011 10:06

by Tom Lowenstein

Most caravan manufacturers in the UK use the Al-Ko chassis for the basis of their tourers, but Elddis Caravans are proud to be different.

The Durham-based 'vanmakers are the only major brand in the UK to work with German chassis builder BPW instead and have been explaining why they have chosen the alternative technology.

Claiming that their exclusive partnership gives them a superior chassis to every other caravan on the market, Elddis says that the BPW Swing Vtec technology makes hitching and towing both easier and safer.

Offering a cantilever design, the Swing Vtec is said to improve stability and cornering to provide smoother towing as the axle swings towards the road surface when turning to maximise tyre contact with the road.

All Elddis Crusader models and every tourer from the luxury Buccaneer range come with the BPW Intelligent Drive Control (iDC), which is also an optional extra on the Avante and Odyssey ranges.

Acting as an electronic stability programme would in a car, the BPW iDC reduces critical snaking when driving while preventing brakes locking with its Failsafe technology.

Comments - What do you think?
Related stories

COMPETITION: Vote for your 2011 Caravan of the Year and win a Kindle

This year's poll is bigger and better than ever

In our biggest ever giveaway, CaravanTimes is offering a range of exciting Christmas presents to readers who vote in our annual poll

Airstream to launch new five-berth family caravan at London show

What the new Airstream will look like underneath the surface...

The iconic American range will welcome a new layout at the Excel Centre in February, featuring an innovative rear bunk bed configuration

What would you change?

I was thinking the other day, with all the caravans and camper vans we have owned, borrowed or sat in belonging to...

nose weight help needed

hi  all i have just bought a bailey ranger 510/4  and the guy i bought it off loaded it with every thing  they had...

Ultimate Luxurious Motorhome unveiled

Check out these pictures of American Coach's American Eagle. We're salivating. What do you think? Read the full st...


Just read the News article dated 1st October 2016 regarding the Truma gas filter -  I quote "The issue, which coul...

Music Music Music

i may not speak for all, but I know I speak for some, when I ask if it is necessary to subject us to the  very ann...

Genoa GT65 2 berth

Baileys Pegasus genoa 2014 GT65 2 berth any one had any problems with these or are they good quality . ...

Bailey Olympus 530-4 for Sale

Bailey Olympus 530-4, 2013, guaranteed, 4 berth, fixed double , rear Wash room Alko Hitch StabiliserAutomatic,Trai...

towing weights

Hi can i tow our caravan with my car its a vauxhall vectra 1.9cdti towing capacity 1500 caravan weight 1462 miro t...


Hi has anyone bought or useing a norcamp rio awning they seem to be a bit cheaper than other makes     thanks paul...

trio king awning

Hi does anyone know anything about trio king awnings they look rather large but cant find to many details about th...

For Sale

Burstner Nexxo t720 - 2012 - £44995

Burnster Nexxo t720

Low Low profile chasis motorhome

Rapido A-Class 999M - 2009 - £54995

Rapido A class 999M

This flagship Rapido model is based on the Mercedes Sprinter chassis (very rare) with the fantastic Mercedes 3.

Monaco Knight 38 PDQ - 2006 - £79995


THE most practical RV layout ever on the market with four slide out rooms, full cream leather interior and light oak cabinetry creates even greater feeling of space.

Niesmann+Bischoff Arto 69 PL (auto) - 2011 - £61995

Niesmann + Bischoff Arto 69 PL

One of the best build qualities in the industry including aluminium sandwich construction, deep double floor and front electric thermo windscreen blind make this motorhome fully winterised.

Camping and Caravanning Club and Thetford collaborate to make waste disposal easier

The answer to all of our cassette tank woes could soon be a reality at parks across the UK

New Thetford machine could eradicate the most annoying aspect of caravanning and motorhoming

VIDEO: How to fix your new filter cup on your Truma gas filter

Ensure you follow these simple steps to avoid a potential catastrophe

Check our this video to see how to exchange your faulty Truma filter cup

Compass Corona 554 unveiled in all its glory in new video

The Compass Corona has been revealed in a brand new video

New Compass video shows Corona 554 in full detail

Discover everything you need all under one roof at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015

Take a look at all the new caravans, motorhomes and much more at the Motorhome & Caravan Show 2015