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The results are in, and Chausson’s Flash 10 has been named Practical Motorhome’s Motorhome of the Year.The French manufacturer’s offering of the Flash 10 was found to be the most exciting motorhome launched for the new season, as well as winning its Best Budget Buy category. So what is it that makes this motorhome stand apart from the rest? Modestly priced at well under £40,000, this is a compact, low-profile motorhome with a clever drop-down bed over the front lounge and design based on the reliable Ford Transit.

The results are in, and Chausson’s Flash 10 has been named Practical Motorhome’s Motorhome of the Year.

 

The French manufacturer’s offering of the Flash 10 was found to be the most exciting motorhome launched for the new season, as well as winning its Best Budget Buy category. 

 

So what is it that makes this motorhome stand apart from the rest? Modestly priced at well under £40,000, this is a compact, low-profile motorhome with a clever drop-down bed over the front lounge and design based on the reliable Ford Transit.

 

Practical Motorhome’s Rob Ganley describes it as “utterly remarkable… it is well-appointed, yet with a budget price tag”. He notes that it is “a big-feeling ‘van squeezed into compact dimensions”, suitable for both couples and families. 

 

Practical Caravan Magazine November 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Left to right: Nigel Donnelly, Matt Greening from Lowdhams, Patrick Hurst MBE from Whale, and Rob Ganley

 

As the first imported model to win the overall Motorhome of the Year, it has done well to beat off strong competition from Britain’s leading manufacturers.

 

These awards celebrate the best motorhomes and accessories each year, in association with Whale water and heating specialists based in Northern Ireland who have said that they are “delighted” at the opportunity to sponsor an event.

 

Sarah Baird, RV Commercial Manager for Whale, said that they are keen to be “rewarding those who have achieved excellence in the caravan and motorhome industry” and they will be continuing to do so for the next two years.

 

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Guests at the Motorhome of the Year Awards, held at Woburn Abbey 

 

 

The winners of the other categories are:

Best for innovation – Hobby Van Exclusive 60KL

Best rising-roof camper – Jerba Sanna

Best high-top camper - Tribute T669

Best budget buy (under £40,000) – Chausson Flash 10

Best compact motorhome – Auto-Sleeper Nuevo EK

Best coachbuilt for two – Swift Bolero 630EW

Best coachbuilt for four – Elddis Aspire 265

Best family motorhome – Bailey Approach SE 760

Best luxury motorhome under 3500kg – Knaus Sky Ti 650MF

Best luxury motorhome over 3500kg – Laika Kreos 7009

Best motorhome over £100,000 – Niesmann & Bischoff Flair 7100 ICW

Best Accessory – Helinox Chair One

 

All results are in Practical Motorhome’s November issue.

 

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