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What’s happening in the world of campervans?

July saw the announcements of some exciting new campervan models and the reopening of plenty of places to visit in them. Here’s three of the biggest campervan stories from the last month.

Premier Parks Campsites Reopen

The luxury campsite operator Premier Parks announced they are reopening most of their campsites and holiday parks around England after three months of closure. They have been able to reopen since July 4th after the Government made changes to the lockdown measures brought into combat the spread of the Covid-19 virus. 

Sites in Scotland and Wales were originally only allowed to open for self-contained units, though some sites were beginning to allow tent camping from the end of July.

To make a booking you will have to check your preferred campsite’s website to see what facilities are available.

 

New VW Caddy Beach Campervan Details

Volkswagen have revealed details as well as the first pictures of their latest Caddy Beach campervan. The all new van is based on the fifth generation of their classic compact camper, and is due to be officially launched in September.

New features include a new bed design which is intended to provide extra versatility. The bed will be nearly two metres long and fitted with disc springs, similar to the beds featured in the Transporter-based California campervan and the Crafter-based Grand California campervan. There will also be a panoramic glass roof providing awesome night sky viewings from within the comfort of the van.

Camping chairs and a table will be stowed in the rear, with the two storage bags holding the chairs and table also able to be used as privacy screens that can be fastened to the rear windows.

The next generation of Caddy Beach campervans will join the Volkswagen Caddy range boasting 19 driving assistance systems including Travel Assist, Side-Assist and Rear Traffic Alert. Engine options include a turbocharged petrol engine delivering 115bhp, and two turbo diesel engines of either 74bhp or 120bhp. 

More details and prices will be unveiled at the beginning of September.

 

Motorhome Manufacturer Hobby Reveals 2021 Models

Another German campervan and motorhome manufacturer, Hobby, has revealed details of their new models for the 2021 season. Two of their bestselling vans are getting upgrades, namely the entry level OnTour and the mid-range OnTour Edition vans from Hobby’s Optima range.

Each version of the OnTour will receive new layouts as Hobby were delighted with their encouraging sales figures for the two models so far during 2020. The Optima OnTour range will then have six layouts to choose from, including three for both the OnTour Edition and the De Luxe ranges. 

Other vans getting upgrades include the T70 E which has two single beds and a bathroom at the rear along with an L-shaped kitchen and half-dinette lounge. The T70 F is a new van and features a French-style double bed. Both T170s are based on the Citroën Relay and are fully equipped with a 133-litre absorption fridge and freezer combo and a gas bottle pull-out shelf. The vans are fully insulated and have a heated water tank and a toughened floor covering.

If you are interested in buying a campervan and want the best prices available with flexible pricing options, call Effective Campervans on 01484 961567 or email info@effective-group.com.

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