The motorhome of the year 2014 - part II

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Motorcaravan Motorhome Monthly (MMM) and Which Motorhome? together chose the best motorhomes of 2014. We continue the presentation of the awarded vehicles.

Let us recall that the title of "Motorhome of the Year 2014" was won by Rapido 640 . The jury also awarded 8 additional prizes.

The best family camper

The British jurors awarded the Bailey Approach Autograph 765 as "Family Motorhome of the Year". This is another of the appreciated cars, which is a semi-integrated motorhome. What made this rather inconspicuous from the outside vehicle appreciated?

First of all, it can travel even a family of 6. Not without significance is the fact that the number of sleeping places coincides with the number of seats equipped with seat belts. Contrary to appearances, this is not a standard at all. Many manufacturers offer more berths than places to travel.

In addition, in the rear part of the car there is not a large bed, but a living room with sofas and carpeting. Such a living room will allow both parents (on sofas) and children (playing on the floor) to spend time comfortably.

The lowered chassis and positive crash test results are other important advantages of this family car.

The best camper with a double bed

In the "Fixed Double Bed Motorhome of the Year" category, the Rapido 640 won for the second time. We have already written about this model in part I of the article: Camping Car of the Year 2014 - part I .

Best Single Bed Motorhome

In this case, the best was the Hymer Exsis-t 588 , which was described by the jurors as a slim and light car. Its width is only 212 cm, which makes it easy to turn around on narrow roads.

Another plus is the load capacity of up to 680 kg. Its use is facilitated by large garages placed under high-mounted single beds. Although the motorhome is not very large, it has a comfortable bathroom with a separate shower cabin. There is also a lounge with seating arranged in an L shape.

The best camper with a fold-out bed

"Non-Fixed Bed Motorhome of the Year" can be considered an interesting category. Currently, we can find motorhomes relatively rarely, especially among semi-integrated and A-class vehicles that do not have any fixed bed. The Bürstner Viseo i700 was declared the winner in this category.

Thanks to two fold-out spanions, in a 220 cm wide car, it was possible to create as many as two living rooms - in the front and rear of the vehicle. The jury also appreciated the spacious kitchen with deep drawers and a large oven.

Luxury Motorhome of the Year

The jury liked the fact that the Frankia Platinum Edition was based on the design of the Mercedes Sprinter. The winner in the most luxurious category, however, was decided by the spaciousness, which can be appreciated in virtually every part of this motorhome.

In addition, this model is distinguished by the power supply of all on-board devices ... solar energy.

We described the winner in the " Luxury Motorhome of the Year " category in a separate article.

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Sometimes it is better to get lost than to ask for directions too much. Aldous Huxley

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