Lizzie Pope
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Love end-lounge ’vans? We’ve eight of them in this month’s megatest. Plus we’re off to Dorset, County Durham, Norfolk and Switzerland – grab a copy today!

The rear-lounge layout is a favourite amongst British motorcaravanners, which is why in the August 2017 edition of Practical Motorhome we’ve dedicated 26 pages to reviews of ’vans vying for your attention. It’s on sale now!

Our end-lounge special kicks off on page 60 as we review the Tribute 680, a two-berth high-top that puts this layout into a 6.36m-long van conversion priced from just over £41,000 OTR.

Next to fall under the spotlight it’s the Bailey Autograph 68-2. Another two-berth, this low-profile coachbuilt is a more luxurious option than the Tribute and is packed with clever features.

Then from page 68, we spend time in the new Bürstner Lyseo t 744. Check it out to discover why we think it’s a unique layout and a twist on the end-lounge theme that could be well worth considering.

Fancy a rear-lounge motorhome based on the Renault Master? Then you’re in luck! Head to page 72 and get stuck into our Lunar Roadstar EL review.

And there’s more!

With four down in our eight-motorhome megatest, what’s next? How about something French? It’s the new-for-2017 Pilote P650U Sensation. It also slips under the 6.5m mark, offers a 720kg payload and has a licence-friendly MTPLM of 3500kg.

Then a four-berth Frankia is here to tempt you. Turn to page 80 of our August 2017 magazine for our review of the A 740 Plus, a 7.52m-long overcab with a 4500kg MTPLM, a generous rear double bed and a pair of single beds at the front.

This month’s cover star shines next – it’s the Auto-Trail Frontier Scout in Hi-Line form. Is this twin-lounge take on the end-lounge layout the one for you?

And last, but by no means least, we’ve a motorhome that’s doing some serious number-crunching. Read our Escape 685 review, which packs a twin-lounge six-berth into a sub-7m ’van, with a 3500kg MTPLM and a price south of £50,000 – find out more from page 88.

Get set to hit the road!

Also in the August 2017 issue of Practical Motorhome, we join Andria Massey as she packs her Hymer and heads for a four-day break in Dorset to rediscover the delights of Bournemouth, Weymouth and Poole.

You can also find out what Peter and Vera Whalley got up to in County Durham, including trips to Barnard Castle, the Head of Steam Railway Museum and Binchester Roman Fort.

Want to head overseas? From page 38, see what happened when David Motton took Practical Motorhome’s long-term Benimar Tessoro 481 to Switzerland. And turn to page 34 to find out how escorted tours could be the hassle-free way of touring further.

Get all this and more in our brand-new, August 2017 magazine, now on sale!

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