Psssst. Want to save yourself £3000 on a brand new Vantage Gem? We’ll let you in on a secret… later. 

For now, if you’re in the market for a new two-berth, high-top van conversion, you visit Vantage. Just don’t turn up on spec. Many visitors are collecting new ’vans they’ve already bought, and the queue appears to be non-stop. After the personal, intensive handovers, customers are expected to stay at least one night on the local campsite. This group is joined by those who’ve booked to browse. 

Part of Vantage Motorhomes’ success is that it keeps things simple. Production neatly bridges the gap between the bespoke offerings of some near rivals and factory manufacture. 

Boss Scot Naylor builds vehicles that he and wife Jane test. The only downside is that Vantage has only one sales outlet, and that’s in Leeds. That’s a long drive for many who want a proper look at the range before investing. 

The company’s only been going since 2006, but there’s a lifetime of motorhome experience behind it all. Or, as owner Scot half-jokingly puts it: “Vantage Motorhomes is the result of a hobby that turned into a vocation.” You can read about the Naylors’ touring background at the Vantage company website.