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Campervan review: WildAx Elara campervan

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2020
  • Class : High top
  • Base Vehicle : Mercedes Sprinter
  • Engine Size : 2.1TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3500
  • Berths : 2
  • Layout : Island Bed

WildAx View more details about the manufacturer of this vehicle over in our manufacturers section.

AT A GLANCE

Berths: 2 Travel seats: 2 Base vehicle: Mercedes Sprinter (RWD) Gross weight: 3,500kg Payload: 330kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2020
Manufacturer
WildAx
Class
High top
Range
No Range
Base Vehicle
Mercedes Sprinter
Engine Size
2.1TD
Payload (kg)
330
Belted Seats
2
Maximum weight (kg)
3500
Price from (£)
69995
Length (m)
6.97
Width (m)
2.02
Height (m)
2.75
Berths
2
Main Layout
Island Bed
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

Back in February, WildAx launched its biggest and most expensive motorhome yet. The £70,000, seven-metre Elara is one of a number of new models to take advantage of the latest Mercedes Sprinter, here in rear-wheel drive form. The first Elara (which we tested here) was the double bed version (with an almost island bed feel to its longitudinal bedroom); now, for 2020, a single bed derivative follows.

Apart from the bed layout, the new model is exactly as per its forebear. That means a van conversion designed to be fully winterised and suitable for off-grid camping. So, there’s Grade III insulation and a Truma Combi 4 gas/electric heater with iNet (for control from your smartphone). Just as crucially, the fresh water tank (a generous 120 litres) is inboard and the waste tank is insulated. And to back up the claims about suitability for wild camping, the Elara boasts two 100Ah leisure batteries and a 40-litre underslung gas tank.

The Elara has also been designed as a pure two-berth motorhome, so there are no rear travel seats. On site, however, the Mercedes cab seats swivel to join a small offside settee with curved backrest. Two tables are provided.

The kitchen comes with the latest Thetford induction hob with two gas rings alongside, as well as a built-in 800W microwave mounted above the 141-litre fridge/freezer with bottle drawer and automatic energy selection. There’s a Thetford Duplex oven/grill, too, so the Elara has all the culinary bases covered.

There are plenty of curves inside this motorhome, not least in the washroom wall, while inside the little room are a bespoke shower tray, corner basin and ceramic bowl loo. In practice, this is a surprisingly good space in which to shower, too.

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Caledonian Campers Ltd

582
Glasgow Rd
Clydebank
Glasgow
G81 1NH
http://www.caledoniancampers.co.uk
[email protected]
Campervan hire, sales and conversions based in Glasgow, Scotland. Bespoke conversions. Habitation service & repairs.

E S Hartley Motorhomes (Cheshire)


Rossmore Road East
Wirral
Cheshire
CH65 3DD
http://www.eshartleygroup.co.uk
[email protected]
Hillside, Hobby, Jobl, Lunar, PLA, Roller Team, WildAx new motorhomes. Service centre. Branch in Cumbria also.

E S Hartley Motorhomes (Cumbria)


Ings
Nr Kendal
Cumbria
LA8 9PY
http://www.eshartleygroup.co.uk
[email protected]
New & used motorhomes. Full service facilities. Hillside, Hobby, Jobl, Lunar, PLA, Roller Team, WildAx new motorhomes. Finance.

Highbridge Caravan Centre Ltd


A38 Bristol Road
Highbridge
Somerset
TA9 4EX
http://www.highbridgecaravans.co.uk
[email protected]
Motorhome & caravan dealer. Huge choice of tents, trailer tents, folding campers & accessories.

Nick Whale Motorhomes

Lauriston Park
Lauriston Park
Evesham
Worcestershire
WR11 8SN
https://www.nickwhalemotorhomes.co.uk
[email protected]
Auto-Sleepers, McLouis and WildAx dealers. Motorhomes for sale. Finance available. Base & habitation service, MoT.

Southern Motorhome Centre


Kiln Lane
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 1NA
http://www.southernmotorhomes.co.uk
[email protected]
Come, relax and have a good look around at a great range of used Motorhomes from Camper Vans to A Class covering all the major manufacturers. There's no sales pressure, just sound advice and good friendly service. We are located in Bracknell - easy access from the M3 and M4 and are main dealers for those wonderful WildAx Van Conversions.

WildAx Motorhomes


Eastgate
Elland
West Yorkshire
HX5 9DQ
http://www.wildaxmotorhomes.com
[email protected]
Wildax make motorhomes for a sensible price and at a high level of quality. Callisto, Constellation, Aurora, Europa, Solaris. Mobility alterations.

Wiltshire Motorhomes

The Showroom
Lancaster Rd
Melksham
Wiltshire
SN12 6SS
http://www.wiltshiremotorhomes.co.uk
[email protected]
WildAx new motorhomes. 2-6 berth motorhomes for hire, including the WildAx Cutie. Also used motorhome sales. Base and habitation service and MoT.