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Which Motorhome, the UK’s number one magazine for motorhome testing, has just completed its biggest ever group test of 11 VW campervans. Exclusively featured is the first UK appearance of the German-built Volkswagen HymerCar Cape Town, the first Hymer on a VW and the first of a whole new range of HymerCar van conversions. Hymer has even set up a separate brand to market these.

Compared with the Hymer are 10 UK-manufactured campers, all on the VW T5 in either short or long-wheelbase format. These were all variants that eschew the most common side kitchen style of layouts.

Vans tested were the Autohaus Quinte – with a high-top and unique rear lounge layout, Auto-Sleeper Topaz – a long–established model from the UK’s oldest converter, Bilbo’s Lezan and Nexa – from current holder of our Campervan of the Year title, CMC Reimo MultiStyle – a past Campervan of the Year winner, Danbury Active and Doubleback – the Doubleback is the only VW with a slide-out, almost doubling its interior floor space on site, Hillside Doveridge – an unusual SWB high-top with a toilet area, Jerba Sanna – from this high-quality Scottish converter and Rolling Homes Livingstone – with its all real wood cabinets.

All the campers were tested by Which Motorhome’s highly experienced road testers, who found a surprising variation between them. The results of this test, along with the winner are published in the December issue of Which Motorhome, on sale on 14th November.

Which Motorhome was established in 1986 and is widely recognised as the leading magazine for those looking to buy their first motorhome or upgrade their existing motorhome to a new model.

Every issue of Which Motorhome includes a vast number of tests and the magazine is often first to test new motorhomes as they are launched. Which Motorhome covers everything from new A-classes to luxury low-profiles and secondhand bargains, so there is something to suit all budgets!

Editor, Peter Vaughan said: “The VW camper market has been enjoying a real boom in sales over the last couple of years and we couldn’t wait to see how Hymer’s entry into this highly competitive market would fare against established UK players.”

Managing Editor, Daniel Attwood, added: “Which Motorhome magazine does it again with a massive test of some of the most exciting VW campervans currently on the market. Some of these campers are built in Britain while others are built by continental converters, but they all have one thing in common – that very desirable VW badge on the front. Read which our expert team judged to be the best in this issue of Which Motorhome magazine.”

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Christopher Macgowan