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Winners of the Motorhome and Campervan Design Awards 2024

The Caravan and Motorhome Club’s Motorhome and Campervan Design Awards 2024 winners have been announced.

It’s been a busy week as the industry descended on the NEC in Birmingham, but it’s been even more hectic for the annual awards’ judges.

CaravanTimes’ very own Dan Cartwright joined journalists, authors and testers to complete the practical side of judging, following their assessment of new leisure vehicles from materials readily available to the public.

Dan said: “The reason why we do it like this is so we can assess the information that the consumer can get versus the reality. Some manufacturers are much better at making it clear than others.”

60 leisure vehicles were submitted to the awards across a number of categories, meaning there’s something for everyone among the winners.

Here are the top choices in each category:

Campervan under five metres

Auto-Sleeper Ford Custom Air

Campervan over five metres

Ecowagon Expo+

Van conversion with a rising or pop top roof under six metres

Bailey Endeavour B64

Van conversion with a rising or pop top roof over six metres

Adria Twin Sports 640 SLB

Van conversion with a fixed roof under six metres

RP Overland Rebel AWD Twin

Van Conversion with a fixed roof over six metres

Project Yonder Freedom 4X

Two-berth coachbuilt motorhome under six metres

Auto-Sleeper Nuevo EK Plus

Two-berth coachbuilt motorhome over six metres

Eura Mobil Xtura XT 686 EF

Three or four berth coachbuilt motorhome under seven metres

Bailey Alora 69-4S

Three or four berth coachbuilt motorhome over seven metres

Adria Matrix Supreme MB 670 DL

Five or six berth coachbuilt motorhome

Roller Team Auto-Roller 707

A class under seven metres

Mobilvetta K.Yacht 59/2 /2 Series Tekno Line

A class seven to eight metres

Frankia l 7400 PLUS Platin Pure Edition

A class over eight metres

Adria Supersonic 890 LC

Judges’ special award

Auto-Trail Expedition 68

Dan said: “It’s an honour and a pleasure to be invited back to be a judge on the Motorhome and Campervan Design Awards 2024.

“This year the list of entries was huge and the panel of independent experts spent three weeks assessing them online before going to the show and visiting every model in person.”

The judges go into the minutiae of each vehicle to find the best, from the number and type of USB ports to the more general categories of appeal, quality and workmanship.

Dan added: “The reason why we do the awards is to help consumers. This is not just Club members, as this information is available to everybody.

“We’re not saying we’re the only source to turn to, but if you’re buying a leisure vehicle in one of these categories, have a look at the Motorhome and Campervan Design Awards and use it as a benchmark.”

While the awards scrutinise new models on the market, it’s also a useful resource for those interested in a secondhand leisure vehicle.

He recommends looking back through the archive to see the caravans and motorhomes that have won in previous years.

They represent the models the judges thought really were the best on the market at the time.