Its innovative seating and clever use of space make the Elddis Autoquest 155, a mid-range low-profile motorhome, an ideal choice for touring couples who want to accommodate occasional visitors.

The County Durham-based brand has a great reputation for building affordable, value-for-money coachbuilt motorhomes, and the low-profile Autoquest is its mid-range offering, sitting between Accordo, the new compact entry-level range, and the upmarket Aspire. The popular Autoquest provides the basis for dealer-special versions, too, such as the Marquis Majestic 155 and the Richard Baldwin Musketeer Athos.

Elddis also manufactures several ranges of touring caravan, and you can see this influence at work in the Autoquest 155, which features a classic caravan layout – parallel lounge seating, rear fixed bed and corner washroom – all achieved on a floorplan that’s just over 7m long.

This makes the 155 an ideal model for caravanners looking to move over to a motorhome, as they’ll know just how well this layout works.

But there’s more. An update for the 2014 season saw the inclusion of a pair of forward-facing folding travel seats that stow in the lounge’s seat boxes when not in use. Now couples can take other family members away with them on tour, rather than just welcome them as overnight guests – perfect for children or grandchildren. They’ll be well catered for, thanks to a spacious make-up double bed across the lounge. The 155 is therefore a capable four-berth with two full-size double beds that now has added flexibility.

With all this, plus a good specification for a smidgeon under £40,000, the Elddis Autoquest 155 seems a tempting proposition for touring couples – read more in the Practical Motorhome review.