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5 Best motorhomes under £20,000

Thinking about buying a motorhome? A budget of £20,000 puts a wide range of comfortable models within your reach, including everything from cosy 2-berths through to large 6-berth motorhomes with space for all the family.

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Published on 26 February 2021 | 0 min read

So, which one should you buy? To help make your decision a little easier, we’ve produced a roundup of the top five motorhomes available to buy for £20k or less. All you need to do is decide the destination for your next adventure and hit the road…
Please note that specifications can vary depending on the model.
1. Volkswagen Transporter
Is there a brand name more synonymous with motorhomes than the iconic Volkswagen camper?
The good news is it’s possible to secure a high-quality Transporter model within our £20k budget, and with a wide variety of different conversions and configurations available on the used market, there’s bound to be one to suit your needs. You’ll find models offering 2, 3, 4 or 5 berths, with prices starting at around £10,000 and rising up to our maximum £20,000 budget for a more recent conversion with a high specification. Although the features will vary depending on the individual conversion you are looking at, many Transporter models include spacious interiors offering comfortable bench seats, bunk beds and mod cons like blown-air heating. For those wanting maximum space and versatility, be sure to look out for one with the desirable pop-up roof. Find a Volkswagen Transporter here.
2. Autocruise Starfire
If you’re searching for a compact 2-berth motorhome that still offers enough space for comfortable holidays, the Autocruise Starfire is definitely one to consider.
Based on the Peugeot Boxer, it comes with an economical 1.9, 2.0 or 2.2-litre turbo diesel engine with power steering and steering column adjustment for a comfortable drive. Inside, you’ll find two large benches at the front, with a central wardrobe and TV cabinet. At the rear, there’s a well-equipped kitchen with oven, grill and hob, along with a corner washroom with built-in cassette toilet. To help you stay comfortable wherever you go, you’ll find a Traumatic heating system and double-glazed windows with built-in flyscreens and blackout blinds. Overall, it’s a great choice for couples seeking an easily manoeuvrable motorhome with modern features. Find a Autocruise Starfire here.
3. Autocruise Wentworth
Need a little more space? Our second entry could be just the ticket. The Autocruise Wentworth is a spacious 2-berth model boasting a large front lounge that converts into a comfortable double bed.
Behind the lounge, you’ll find a good-sized kitchen equipped with oven, grill and hob, along with an additional dresser housing the built-in TV. At the rear, there’s a washroom and useful cupboard unit incorporating a fridge. Built on a Peugeot chassis with 2.8-litre engine, it includes a wealth of features designed to make your holidays cosy and stress-free, including cab air con, blown air central heating and double glazing. Some models also come with features like air suspension, parking sensors, rear camera and alarm. Weighing just 3,400kg, this is a great option that can also be driven on a standard car licence. Find a Autocruise Wentworth here.
4. Auto-Sleepers Ravenna
The Auto-Sleepers Ravenna is a comfortable 4-berth motorhome offering lots of space in a compact footprint. Based on the Peugeot Boxer chassis, it weighs just 3,200kg and comes equipped with a 1.9, 2.4 or 2.8 engine depending on the model.
Inside, there’s a large L-shaped rear lounge that converts into a spacious double bed, along with a bunk offering two additional berths above the cab. Move towards the rear of the motorhome and you’ll find a central kitchen equipped with oven, grill, hob, fridge and sink, as well as a washroom with sink, cassette toilet and shower attachment. Boasting a light and airy interior, the Auto-Sleepers Ravenna is definitely one to consider if you’re looking for space at an affordable price. Find a Auto-Sleepers Ravenna here.
5. Swift Sundance
One of the most popular models on the market, the Swift Sundance is available in a variety of different configurations to suit differing needs.
The 530 LP model is a compact 2-berth with a well-equipped end kitchen, while the 590 RL is a family-friendly 4-berth with a spacious lounge, comfortable bunks and large central kitchen. For larger families, take a look at the Swift Sundance 630, which offers two large seating areas and all the space you need for six people to enjoy a family holiday. Whichever model you choose, expect to find a light and airy interior featuring a 4-burner hob, grill and oven, fridge freezer, shower, cassette toilet and blown air heating. Most models come with a powerful 2.8-litre diesel engine, meaning there’ll be enough oomph to get you wherever you want to go. Find a Swift Sundance here.

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