Those looking to buy a motorhome for less than £60,000 are spoiled for choice, as there are some fantastic models available. The Practical Motorhome Awards 2023 are here to help you choose the van for you, as we reveal our winner of the best motorhome under £60,000.

Our expert panel have used our years of collective industry experience to choose the winner, as well as highlighting the models that made the shortlist, including options from leading brands such as Chausson, Joa and Rimor all making the shortlist.

We also share our other top recommendations for the best motorhomes under £60,000 from previous years, with vans from manufacturers including Chausson, Swift, Pilote, and more all appearing.

You can find out more about the various makes by reading our guide to the best motorhome manufacturers.

This year’s winner is the Chausson S514 – we really liked the impressive storage on offer, as well as the stylish new exterior.

Our winner of the best motorhome under £60,000 is:

Chausson S514

The Chausson S514
  • Price: £56,990
  • Berths: 2/3
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • MIRO: 2600kg
  • Payload: 900kg
  • Length: 5.99m
  • Width: 2.10m

Reason to buy:

  • Great exterior, clever storage options

Reason to avoid:

  • Limited kitchen

Looking for a coachbuilt motorhome in this price bracket usually means settling for a white box that doesn’t really inspire great excitement with anyone. Not so with the newly revised S514 from Chausson. You get an exterior that instantly sets you apart from everyone else on the caravan park because it’s grey, and grey all over, not just on the sides. (It’s a unique colour in the motorhome market too.)

With the black alloys as well, and the black edging to the locker doors, people will more likely think you are in some sort of sophisticated adventure vehicle than in a plain old transverse bed van conversion.

But there’s cleverness on the inside too, which again you wouldn’t expect at this price. The way the “butterfly bed” folds up when you don’t need it means you have space to store an upright bicycle at the back and still have space to get dressed further front – quite a consideration in any van that is less than 6m long. And yet the front dinette is not uncomfortable either, and provides an occasional extra berth.

Full review: Chausson S514 Sport Line

The shortlisted best motorhomes under £60,000 are:

Joa Camp 60G

Joa Camp 60G
  • Price: £58,600
  • Berths:
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • MiRO: 2860kg
  • Payload: 640kg
  • Length: 5.99m
  • Width: 2.05m

Reason to buy:

  • Comfy and well equipped rear bed, great storage

Reason to avoid:

  • Kitchen is a bit basic

Budget pricing in motorhomes also usually means lots of modular construction, with features being included or designed to fit a large number of models, not just this particular one. Pilote’s budget brand Joa Camp has been built on the principles of modular construction, but thankfully you won’t see much sign of this in most of its models, not even in this, currently its most popular van conversion, which manages to include comfy and well equipped rear bed and a cosy dinette in less than 6m.

The only sign of cost cutting you will see is a moulding for a window in the washroom that isn’t there. And you could argue that the ledge for this provides extra storage space, so it’s not all bad.

The price is also kept low by the base vehicle being a Citroen Relay, rather than a Fiat. The cab and dashboard should be familiar to anyone who has driven a Fiat, however.

Full review: Joa Camp 60G

Rimor Kilig 9

The Rimor Kilig 9
  • Price: £59,495
  • Berths: 6
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • MiRO: TBC
  • Payload: TBC
  • Length: 6.97m
  • Width: 2.34m

Reason to buy:

  • Bright interior, six travel seats

Reason to avoid:

  • This layout can easily start to be too much once there’s only two of you touring.

There must be many a cash-strapped family who have laughed out loud at a “family motorhome” tag when they have seen what the price being demanded for such a desired product actually is.

Italian brand Rimor, however, has been carving out a niche in providing family motorhomes that really could be within most family’s budgets. The new Kilig range of Ford-based motorhomes is no exception. This model in particular offers not just six berths, but six travel seats as well. So if you need a vehicle that you will be using to ferry a large family around just as much as to live in, this one’s for you.

It’s interior still looks bright and cheerful, with plenty of splashes of blue, a colour which seems to be on trend at the moment. For a Continental motorhome the kitchen is reasonably well equipped too, with a three-burner hob and a 141-litre fridge. A 120-litre water tank should be enough for a family too.

Jobl Kampa LE

The Jobl Kampa LE
  • Price: £58,750
  • Berths: 4
  • MTPLM: 3000kg
  • MiRO: 2490kg
  • Payload: 510kg
  • Length: 5.30m
  • Width: 1.94m

Reason to buy:

  • A campervan that is significantly less than 6m long but still includes a toilet

Reason to avoid:

  • You don’t need to add too many optional extras to take it over £60,000

Purists will sniff and pronounce that real campervans should not come with a toilet, let alone a washroom, except possibly a Porta Potti you pull out at night for all to see. Others with more pressing needs might say they are perfectly happy with a little more privacy and comfort, thank you.

This new VW-based pop-top campervan doesn’t include a completely separate washroom. But beyond its end kitchen it does include an electric flushing toilet and a small washbasin where you can do your ablutions in relative privacy. Because the toilet is at the back, it is well out of the way of any sleeping or lounging area and can of course be easily emptied too.

That isn’t the only thing we liked about this vehicle that was our winner of the best van conversion under £60,000. We liked the well equipped kitchen and the well illuminated  roof bed too. If you add in all the extras on the version of the vehicle we tested in June 2022 this would put the price over £60,000, but even at standard price it is well equipped.

Full review: Jobl Kampa LE 

There are the best motorhomes under £60,000 we shortlisted last year:

Elddis Autoquest 150

An interior photo of the Elddis Autoquest 150, winner of the best motorhome under £60000 at the Practical Motorhome Awards 2022
  • Price: £51,969
  • Berths: 4
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • MiRO: 2909kg
  • Shipping length: 7.33m

Reasons to buy:

  • Bright and open interior
  • Good storage
  • Good kitchen workspace
  • Spacious front lounge

Reasons to avoid:

  • Wheel arch encroaches on shower

The 150 is a great British-made motorhome from a well-established name with an open interior that offers space for everyone within its 7.33m length. It includes a spacious front lounge with parallel settees with a table that is easily big enough for four.

This converts into a double bed and, unusually for a family van, it is this section that can be partitioned off at night. That leaves adults free to come in and out through the habitation door (and to and from the awning), make use of the kitchen, and the island bed.

Yes, the 150 is the first Autoquest model to include an in-line island bed, proving that such luxury can be available in what is essentially an entry level motorhome. Even as an entry level van you still get a separate oven and grill and loads of workspace in the kitchen. Features like this have really impressed us, and have led to the van’s inclusion in our best motorhome for 2022 round-up. Something that we did note is that the three-burner hob is gas-only though.

The motorhome’s shorter length is felt in the washroom, an area where the wheel arch encroaches on the shower. Despite this, we like how the Heki and mirror create a spacious feeling.

Storage is good for a family too. And if you don’t like the decor, you can always opt for this layout as a Compass Avantgarde 150 instead – they are the same van.

Read our full review: Elddis Autoquest 150

Joa Camp 75Q

The JoaCamp 75Q driving down a country road
  • Price: £47,900

Pilote’s new budget brand should really stir up the lower end of the market for new motorhomes. An island bed in less than 7.5m, and at a price that is well short of £50,000? Bring it on.

Auto-Trail F68

The Auto-Trail F68 parked up
  • Price: £50,729

A comfortable two berth with a large rear lounge and plenty of extras makes this new model in a Ford Transit-based range a compelling proposition. As long as you know it will always bet just the two of you travelling.

McLouis Fusion 330

An exterior photo of the McLouis Fusion 330 on a white background
  • Price: £55,995
  • Berths: 4
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • MiRO: 3058kg
  • Shipping length: 6.49m

Reasons to buy:

  • Comfortable lounge
  • Good lighting
  • Well-specced washroom

Reasons to avoid:

  • Two-burner hob is side-on

This is the first model in the Continental-inspired McLouis Fusion range to feature a rear lounge. But it still manages to include a small garage in the back, and plenty of spec.

The rear lounge can seat six, although it may feel a bit of a squeeze. However, this is somewhat countered by the decision to take out overhead lockers at the back of the van and instead include a large window. Folding back the table also provides plenty of room.

In the kitchen, you will find a large sink, a Thetford Duplex combined oven/grill and a 142 litre fridge. However, the two-burner gas hob is side-on, which, while space-saving, is not always ideal in a small area.

The drop-down bed at the rear of the van is easy to get into position, while the long single bed can be made up by taking the backrests away. Another drop-down single is located over the front dinette.

A big mirror can be found in the washroom, which also has a big cupboard and two LEDs. A shower with two drainage holes can be separated with a concertina screen.

Read our full review: McLouis Fusion 330

Sunlight T67S Adventure Edition

An exterior photo of the Sunlight T67S Adventure Edition on a white background
  • Price: £54,090

The days when Sunlight was seen as Dethleffs’ budget brand seem ever further away. With the extras you get in this Adventure Edition, which include as sunroof, a huge fridge, and two external lockers, there is nothing basic about it at all.

Chausson S514

Interior photo of the Chausson S514, showing the bed
  • Price: £44,490
  • Berths: 3
  • MTPLM: 3500kg
  • MiRO: 2600kg
  • Shipping length: 5.99m

Reasons to buy:

  • Well-lit lounge
  • Great washroom

Reasons to avoid:

  • Kitchen doesn’t have a microwave or oven

Chausson has often succeeded in getting a huge amount into not much space (and for not much money). This Ford-based motorhome includes a “butterfly” transverse bed you can fold up to give more room to the garage. It’s not surprising to see the ‘van was the winner of the best motorhome under 6m category at the Practical Motorhome Awards, as well as making it onto our best motorhome round-up.

We’re impressed by the Chausson’s washroom – here, you can create a shower cubicle by swinging out a partition. Good headroom, a roof vent and two plugholes are all appreciated, while the wheel arch that intrudes can be used as a perch.

Storage is also impressive – you could house an upright bicycle and more in the garage, which also has the benefit of being accessible from inside the ‘van, if you fold the bed. Doing this will allow you to reach a wardrobe, a cupboard and two small overhead lockers too.

The kitchen has a decent sink and a well-lit worktop, although it’s worth noting there is no microwave or oven – you do get a two-burner hob though.

The ladder which is needed to reach the rear transverse bed does obstruct the fridge, but the bed itself is comfortable. While the window will allow plenty of light in during the day, in the evening, you will be relying on a strip light. You can also make up a child-size bed with the table and rearranging the cushions.

Read our full review: Chausson S514

The other best motorhomes under £60,000 that we recommend from previous years are…

Chausson 520 2020


  • Price: £49,910
  • Layout: Rear washroom
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Travel seats: 4
  • MTLPM: 3500kg
  • Length: 5.99m

Offering the hugely popular Maxi Lounge layout in a sub-6m motorhome is the result of brilliant design, and there’s no compromise on luxury, either making it an understandable choice for Best compact motorhome in our Motorhome of the Year awards.

Chausson’s Maxi Lounge concept – where you have two facing settees beneath a drop-down bed, with a huge washroom and dressing room at the rear –  has proved very popular.

With the fixed bed tucked up and out of the way, the sense of roominess inside is remarkable, and continues even when you head to the washroom and open up the huge cupboards that you’ll find in here.

But never before has the concept been available in less than six metres You still get the sense of roominess. You still walk in and think that this is a comfortable lounge, where you would actually choose to spend a wet afternoon. And you still get a luxurious washroom.

Incredibly spacious
Luxurious washroom

No large garage

Read more in our Chausson 520 review

Swift Edge 494 2020


  • Price: £49,805
  • Layout: Transverse rear island bed
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Travel seats: 4
  • MTLPM: 3500kg
  • Length: 7.32m

This four-berth was named Best Budget Motorhome in our 2020 Motorhome of the Year awards and impressed our judges with its floorplan, surprisingly spacious interior and excellent kit.

Edge is aimed at first-time buyers, and we think it really hits the mark with the 494. There’s a clever blend of luxurious floorplan – a large transverse island bed stretches across the rear, and there’s plenty of space throughout the interior – and entry-level touches: you’ll find everything you could need here, but you won’t feel as though you’ve paid for anything you’re not likely to use.

This is a lot of motorhome for the money: there’s an excellent level of kit in here, including Truma Combi heating, a Dometic 8-series fridge, an oven and grill, cab air-conditioning, Duvalay mattresses on the beds, pleated blinds on the windows… and the list goes on.

The soft furnishings look and feel classy, and there’s plenty of storage space – the 494 has a reasonable payload of 525kg, too.

Comfortable island bed
Great value – perfect for first timers

Read more in our Swift Edge 494 review

Pilote Pacific 696D Essentiel 2020


  • Price: £56,075
  • Layout: Rear washroom
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Travel seats: 4
  • MTLPM: 3500kg
  • Length: 6.99m

In this layout the whole of the rear is sectioned off for a huge washroom, with a large garage on the outside, and although it comes as a two-berth with a drop-down bed as standard (the extra double in our test model is a £340 cost-option), the 696D does have two fold-out travel seats as standard, so you could take extra passengers.

The engine is a 2.3-litre 120bhp Euro 6D Temp turbodiesel, but the motorhome we tested had an upgrade to 140bhp.

With the table set up, there is room to seat six for a meal. The headroom is impressive, even with the drop-down bed. That bed doesn’t obscure much daylight – plenty streams in through the windows with their voile curtains. The kitchen has an in-line three-burner hob with large sink next to it. This Pilote is being sold in the UK, so it comes with a GB Edition Pack (£3,372 on this model), which includes an oven. The drop-down bed lowers easily and we’d recommend the additional bed option fitted in our model, because it is a doddle to set up and even with this in place, there’s a small seating area.

The garage is big enough for a couple of bikes and more, with holds to secure them.

Comfortable finish
Generous headroom

Variety of packs and accessories can put the price up considerably

Read more in our Pilote Pacific 696D Essentiel review

Malibu Van Charming Coupé 600 DB 2020


  • Price: £57,265
  • Layout: Van conversion, transverse bed
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Travel seats: 1
  • MTLPM: 3300kg
  • Length: 6m

Carthago’s regular ranges simply ooze luxury and quality, and there’s a good dose of both to be found in this van conversion, too. The standard-fit Barcelona/Antara cream and brown upholstery looks very elegant and hardwearing, while the softly striped flooring contrasts beautifully

UK models get right-hand drive, and we think it’s worth upgrading to the £2560 Chassis Package, which gives you parking sensors, cruise control, cabin blackout system, a flyscreen on the habitation door, cab and lounge speakers, and a host of other kit.

The kitchen is located on the offside, by the wide entrance door. It’s small, but neat, with a two-burner gas hob with a glass cover, and a sizeable sink. Workspace is at a premium, although it is enhanced by a lift-up extension.

The 600 DB is a two-berth as standard, and the sleeping area is made up of a transverse double bed that stretches across the back of the ’van; at 1.95 x 1.58m (narrowing to 1.4m), it’s a good size and comfortable, too.

Washrooms are one area in van conversions that can suffer, because of the dearth of space – but not so here. Malibu claims this is ‘the biggest bathroom in its class’, and it certainly feels very spacious.

Quality build and stylish design

Kitchen is on the small side

Read more in our Malibu Van Charming Coupé 600 DB review

Swift Edge 486 2020


  • Price: £50,125
  • Layout: Rear lounge
  • Sleeps 6
  • Travel seats: 6
  • MTLPM: 3500kg
  • Length: 7.32m

The Edge 486 so impressed our judges, it won Best family motorhome for 2020. It’s a six-berth, with six belted seats; ideal, then, for transporting a large family. The layout is well designed for six occupants: it has various ‘zones’ that allow the adults to escape from the youngsters during the evening, and children can make the mid-dinette their base for the duration. Adults are sure to love the rear lounge: it’s a good size, and is surrounded by windows to allow in masses of natural light.

Sizeable kitchens are vital in family-friendly ‘vans, allowing the convenience of cooking up a feast for multiple occupants with ease. This model scores well here: there’s plenty of work surface to make use of – and a foldaway flap offers even more. The worktop is in ‘Fero’ dark grey, which should prove a practical colour for a family on tour.

The rear lounge can be made up into one of the three double beds: it’s the smallest, but they’re all a good size (ranging from 2.14 x 1.31m upwards). One other is made up from the double dinette, with the final bed living in the overcab area.

Plenty of workspace in kitchen
Layout offers zones for adults and children

Not the cheapest of 6-berth models

Read more in our Swift Edge 486 review

You can find more motorhome reviews in our Motorhome Buying Guides – check out Best motorhomes under £80,000 and Best motorhomes over £80,000

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