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Best motorhome manufacturers – 20 best motorhome brands

We round up 20 of the best motorhome manufacturers

If you’re looking to buy a motorhome, it pays to do your research and seek out the best motorhome manufacturers. A new motorhome is a significant purchase. Fortunately, there is plenty of choice and many excellent motorhome brands out there, so have a look online, go to a show see the products and meet the motorhome manufacturers in person. Here’s our round up of the some of the biggest brands – whether you’re looking for a A-class Hymer motorhome, a continental Chausson or a smart Adria we’ve got the contacts you need.

If you find the sheer number of motorhomes out there bewildering, fortunately help is at hand. There are UK shows you can visit where you can see a wide variety of motorhome from many of the manufacturers covered here, and all in one place. The two biggest happen at Birmingham’s NEC, with the larger show in October when the season’s new models are launched, and a smaller one in February. Two shows at Glasgow’s SECC take place around the same time for those north of the border. There is also a smaller show at EventCity in Manchester in January.


20 best motorhome manufacturers


Drury Drive, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 1WH 01787 888980
One of Europe’s largest motorhome manufacturers, this Slovenian company produces everything from space-conscious van conversions to top-of-the-range A-classes. Now part of the Trigano Group.


Orchard Works, Willersey,nr Broadway, Worcestershire  01386 853338
A long-standing and well regarded British brand that mainly focuses on van conversions but also makes Peugeot- and Mercedes-based low profiles. Sister company to Marquis Leisure, now also owned by Trigano.


Trigano House, Genesis Way, Europarc, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire DN37 9TU 01472 571000
A popular British brand producing van conversions, low profiles and overcabs under the Auto-Trail and Tribute names. Ultimately owned by Trigano. Look out for the Auto-Trail umbrella included in many models!


South Liberty Lane, Bristol BS3 2SS 0117 966 5967
One of Britain’s biggest caravan manufacturers, Bailey only started producing motorhomes ten years ago, but already has three ranges of low profile vans.


Willersey,nr Broadway, Worcestershire  0800 026 7777
This Spanish brand has been reintroduced to the UK exclusively by fellow Trigano subsidiary Marquis Leisure. It currently comprises three ranges – the Fiat-based Mileo and Primero ranges, and the Ford-based Tessoro.


Weststrasse 33, D-77694, Kehl/Rhein, Germany 00 49 7851 850
A longstanding German brand, now part of the Erwin Hymer Group, Bürstner produces the full range of van conversions, low-profiles. A-classes and huge overcabs.


Cathago Ring 1, D-88326 Aulendorf, Germany 00 49 07525 9200 0
Upmarket Carthago is one of the few German motorhome brands that is still privately owned. It produces well-built low-profiles and A-classes, while its more budget sister brand Malibu also does van conversions.


CS 69003 07302 Tournon sur Rhone, France 00 33 04 75 07 55 00
French brand Chausson celebrates its 40th anniversary this season. It is one of the best selling continental brands in the UK, with a range of highly innovative low-profiles. Part of the Trigano Group.


Arist-Dethleffs Strasse 12, D-88316, Isny im Allgau, Germany 00 49 07562 9870
Dethleffs is one of the Erwin Hymer Group’s more upmarket brands, producing everything from compact low-profiles to huge overcabs with a strong focus on innovation.


Delves Lane, Consett, County Durham DH8 7PE 0371 964 2113
Erwin Hymer bought Elddis, one of the UK’s biggest brands, two years ago – about the same time that Elddis itself had resurrected the Compass brand in motorhomes. Since then it has moved into highly innovative van conversions too.


Bernecker Strasse 12, D-95509 Marktschorgast, Germany 00 49 09227 7380
Owned by Pilote, Frankia produces uber-luxurious A-classes and low-profiles including the popular Plus models, with beds that drop down over the cab. You can choose between Fiat- and Mercedes-based models.


Green Meadows, Bradshaw Lane, Greenhalgh, nr Preston, Lancashire PR45 3HQ 01772 737273
German brand Hobby, the largest caravan manufacturer in Europe, also produces every type of motorhome except for A-classes. It has a particular focus on family vans.


Holzstrasse 19, D-88339 Bad Waldsee, Germany
The flagship brand of the Erwin Hymer Group, Hymer produces luxurious A-classes and low-profiles with a distinctive exterior profile, as well as Fiat Ducato van conversions. It has just started building its own chassis too.


Helmut-Knaus-Strasse 1, D-94118, Jandelsbrunn, Germany
Part of the huge Knaus Tabbert Group, Knaus motorhomes have a relatively low profile in the UK but are expanding rapidly.


Via Certaldese 41A, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, 50026 Firenze, Italy 00 39 055 80581
A motorhome brand named after the dog that went into space? Why not? Tuscan brand Laika, part of the Erwin Hymer Group, produces A-classes and low-profiles with typical Italian flair and great attention to detail.


Willersey,nr Broadway, Worcestershire  0800 026 7777
Like Spanish brand Benimar, Italian brand Mobilvetta has been reintroduced into the UK exclusively by fellow Trigano subsidiary Marquis Leisure. Its K Yacht Tekno Line range of A-classes has a distinctly nautical feel.


Route du Demi Boeuf, 4310 La Limouziniere, France 00 33 02 40 32 16 00
French brand Pilote produces A-classes and low-profiles with a wide range of spec levels. It also produces the Le Voyageur range of top-class liner motorhomes.


414 rue des Perrouins, CS 20019 53101 Mayenne, France 00 33 02 43 30 10 70
Rapido produces the full range of motorhomes under its own name, as well as more budget priced Itineo A-classes and low-profiles, and highly innovative camper vans which in the UK are branded Dreamer.


Trigano House, Genesis Way, Europarc, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire DN37 9TU 01472 571000
Distributed in the UK by fellow Trigano Group subsidiary Auto-Trail, Roller-Team is an Italian motorhome manufacturer with a strong focus on family vans. It is also the only A-class producer to include UK-oriented cab doors.


Dunswell Road, Cottingham, East Yorkshire HU16 4JX 01482 875740
Britain’s largest leisure vehicle manufacturer has been producing motorhomes since 1985. Perhaps best known for its family-oriented Kon-tiki range, it is an almost entirely Fiat-based manufacturer.


Read more about these great brands in our motorhome reviews section.

And find out more about who sells what here:

Motorhome brand family trees – Part 1 – Erwin Hymer Group

Motorhome brand family trees – Part 2 – Trigano

Motorhome brand family trees – Part 3 – Knaus, Rapido & Groupe Pilote

Motorhome brand family trees – Part 4 – Independents


If you’d prefer a camper van conversion, take a look at our buying guide to the 10 best campervan converters in the UK. Alternatively, hop across to our sister site, Practical Caravan, and take a look at our buying guides to find your ideal touring caravan.

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Whether you’re looking for a A-class Hymer motorhome, a continental Chausson or a smart Adria we’ve got the contacts you need