Tribute coachbuilt motorcaravans, produced in Grimsby by Auto-Trail, have made an impact on the budget motorhome market since their launch in 2010.

This successful range numbers five models – two low-profiles and three overcab coachbuilts – all with popular layouts and at super-competitive prices.

Designed and built in Grimsby, Tribute features layouts and designs that are favoured in the UK. Its coachbuilts go head-to-head with the likes of Escape by Swift Group and Autoquest from Elddis.

One difference from its rivals is Tribute’s use of the Ford Transit as its base vehicle. This one is a wide-track version that offers more stability on the road. Highly regarded by many motorcaravanners for its driving characteristics, the Transit features cruise control and similar goodies as standard. This gives buyers a genuine alternative to the Escape’s Fiat base and the Autoquest’s Peugeot, which are essentially the same vehicle.

With prices starting below £40,000, Tribute coachbuilt motorhomes appeal as ideal starter ’vans for couples new to motorcaravanning, or as large affordable multi-berth motorhomes for families.

The T-720 falls into the second category. This six-berth overcab coachbuilt with four travel seats was launched in 2010 and has evolved gradually, but faces stiffer competition from improved Escape and Autoquest models.

To find out how the latest model responds, we took one to Woodhall Spa Country Park in Lincolnshire for our expert live-in test and verdict on the Tribute T-720. This model costs from £39,955 on the road, but the version tested would set you back £41,454 on the road.