Discover more about the Elnagh Clipper 90 with the Practical Motorhome review
The waist-height locker means a lot more effort will be needed to change gas bottles. We felt that the lack of an exterior light on the Elnagh was a bit stingy – almost all other rivals have one.
As you climb into the Elnagh, there’s a definite impression of space thanks to the cut-away cabinet above the fridge and the pale, plain Continental-style upholstery throughout. It has a very pale wood finish and light coloured surfaces to brighten the interior.
The cabinetwork has a distinctly no-frills feel, with flat cabinet doors and traditional push catches for the locker doors, as opposed to domestic-style handles, with curved wood and plastic tambour doors in the other three. It lacks the visual appeal of some rivals, but in practical terms is no worse off. One area where the Elnagh is worse off, however, is in providing only one three-point seat belt in the rear, alongside a single lap belt. We can think of plenty competitors that provide a pair of three-point seat belts for both rear passengers.
A lack of carpet makes the Elnagh feel stark, but it’s a cost option that’s easy to justify given the low starting price.
On the road
Lounging & dining
The lack of a large rooflight robs the dinette of natural light during the day and the flat seat cushions in the half-dinette are not as comfortable or supportive as those in rivals from, for example, Adria and Lunar.
The tall back rests and short seat bases also compromise comfort a little.
The Elnagh has a Dometic fridge with a freezer compartment inside. The separate freezer is useful, but whether you feel the need for this is a matter of personal choice.
The dinette bed has a puzzling series of cushions to arrange, and ultimately they combine to make a bed that isn’t all that flat.
The Elnagh has a pair of mains sockets and a shelf for the telly, but no means of securing it while you’re mobile, nor any aerial wiring. Like it or not, these days TVs are a feature of motorcaravanning holidays so this lack of convenience may put off would-be owners.
The Clipper is light on trinkety storage: the little shelves over the fridge are handy but small items may dodge the fiddles and fall onto the floor of the ’van, en route.
Dometic Fridge, 3-burner gas hob, Separate grill
Thetford C-250 toilet, Shower curtain
The Practical Motorhome review team thinks that the Elnagh Clipper 90 deserves serious consideration thanks to its competitive price, unpretentious interior and good level of specification.
- Super value for money
- Well built
- Well specified
- Few base vehicle options
- Plasticky washroom