Rapido motorhomes clearly hit the spot with UK buyers, as shown by the company’s recent chart-topping performance in our 2016 Owner Satisfaction Awards. The Mayenne-based producer collected the gong for highest-scoring manufacturer of pre-owned ’vans, beating off strong competition from leading domestic and German brands. 

It capped off a strong season for Rapido, which took its stand at the NEC in October having sold out its entire production run for the 2016 model year, at the leading Continental shows. Little wonder: the company’s focus on innovation, specification and comfort has won it many fans. 

With many sharp offerings at a variety of price points, Rapido’s appeal stretches right across the market with, in our view, particularly good value to be had at the affordable end of the A-class segment. Three new models were launched in the 80df (double floor) series for 2016: two carrying island beds (the 8080df and 8090df), and one with fixed twin singles – the 8066df, on test here.