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Essential Guide to 2021 caravans – Xplore caravans


Xplore 586 caravan

Priced at just £18,244 on-the-road, the Xplore 586 couldn’t be better value.

This six-berth, single-axle offers everything a young family would need – two fixed bunks to the rear and another two bunks in the centre while the front seating area makes up to a good-size double.

The shower room, which contains a separate shower, is parallel to the bunks, on the offside. Between the bunks and the shower room is the wardrobe.

To keep everyone warm, there’s a Whale eight-litre on-board rapid water heater and a Whale 4kW underfloor space heater which can run on gas or electric and can be put on a quiet night-time setting.

No need for your adventures to stop when the temperature plummets. Grade III thermal insulation is also part of this super range.

For 2021, the lockers have been improved and are lighter than ever and the furniture has been redesigned. The upholstery scheme, called ‘Paloma’, features soft grey seating with mint piping and chevron-pattered cushions and curtains in duck-egg blue, yellow and grey. It’s a stylish interior scheme that would delight anyone!

The aluminium exterior is ‘Carrara White’ complemented by fresh new hexagon graphics that are young and funky – perfectly suited to those families who are just buying their first caravan.

This is a caravan that has been designed with the needs of a family firmly in mind – during the day, there’s plenty of space to lounge around in the bright and airy living areas.

Light streams in through the large windows including the single panoramic opening window, making lazy days a joy. In the evening, smaller children can sleep soundly in the bunks at the rear of the caravan while the grown-ups can relax in the front lounge.

To this end, even a big family will be happy with the shower and toilet facilities. With a separate shower and washroom, it means no little ones charging in to use the loo when you’re enjoying a shower!

While it’s nice to imagine eating out every night, we know that’s not possible and there’s no need with the kitchen aboard the Xplore 586.

Here you’ll find a combination oven/grill and a fridge/freezer that is big enough to store all the essentials any family needs, not forgetting the wine that parents will definitely require…


Price from £18,244 OTR
Layout Fixed bunks, rear corner bathroom
Berths 6
MIRO 1,175kg
MTPLM 1,370kg


Xplore 554 caravan

One of the largest caravans of the Xplore range, the 554 sleeps four and, for 2021, benefits from extra space thanks to improvements in the main sleeping area.

Under the retractable transverse island bed, you’ll now find the Whale system which was formerly on the offside side wall. This has led to more room around the foot of the bed. It also houses the heating system and this has resulted in an extra 6in in the gangway.

Having an MTPLM of just 1,325kg makes it possible to be towed with a regular family-sized car so, once again, testament to the Xplore range’s suitability as the perfect tourer for first timers.

Newcomers will also be comforted knowing that all Xplore caravans benefit from the Erwin Hymer Group’s SoLiD Construction – and as such, it’s backed by a 10-year body integrity and 10-year water ingress warranty.

The design both inside and outside the caravan is eye-catching and incorporates soft grey furnishing, contrasting cushions and curtains in the ‘Paloma’ upholstery scheme.

The caravan’s exterior features fun new graphics on a fresh, new ‘Carrara White’ aluminium shell.


Price from £18,244 OTR
Layout Transverse island bed, rear washroom
Berths 4
MIRO 1,149kg
MTPLM 1,325kg

Xplore 304 caravan

This compact caravan is an absolute joy and will be much sought after by those new to the hobby. With an MTPLM of 1,043kg, it’s perfect for those with licence restrictions, especially younger caravanners.

The range has been around since 2008 and always been popular but it’s evolving each year to become even more impressive – value for money and style can go hand in hand.

Despite its diminutive size, this has a mighty amount of space and neat tricks to be discovered. On first impression, it appears it can only sleep two but, above the dinette, you’ll find drop-down bunks. These clever touches make it a really fun caravan that little people will find really rather magical.

The lounge seating is L-shaped; the base of a double bed draws out from under the settee that runs across the front of the caravan – it’s easy to make the bed up at night so if you’re watching a good film, you can go from sofa to sleep in a matter of minutes.

Top lockers run all of the way around the caravan and there’s added under-seat storage for a family with lots of kit.

There’s a wardrobe close to the dining area, a further example of the ingenious space saving, made possible by the Whale underslung heating system!


Price from £15,194 OTR
Layout L-shaped lounge, drop-down bunks
Berths 4
MIRO 886kg
MTPLM 1,043kg


Highlights of Xplore’s 2021 caravans

  • Affordable pricing
  • SoLiD Construction for added peace of mind backed by a 10-year warranty
  • ActivCare upholstery in the new ‘Paloma’ scheme
  • New graphics scheme
  • Space-saving improvements including relocation of the heating systems in some models
  • Grade III thermal insulation
  • Redesigned furniture in lighter ‘Ashton’ wood-effect


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