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5 Best small motorhomes

Good things come in small packages, as proven by these 5 best small motorhomes...

Published on 15 February 2023 | 0 min read

Whether it’s an introduction to driving a motorhome, or wanting to downsize after years of perfect pitch experiences, there’s a lot to be said to finding your ideal small motorhome for sale. This selection of motorhomes shows just how much great touring fun can be had, despite the diminutive dimensions.
Compromising on space isn’t usually top of the agenda when it comes to searching out a motorhome for sale. However, the best small motorhomes offer practicality and performance on pitch for holidays away that are perfect for those new to the lifestyle. Stress free parking almost anywhere, easy maneuvers, and even simpler storage day-to-day at home or in an off-season lock-up ¬– everything’s easier when size doesn’t matter.

5. Bailey Adamo motorhome

Based on a Ford Transit chassis and measuring in at 6.099m / 20′0″, Bailey’s Adamo 60-4 is part of a now-expanded range of motorhomes with great spec as standard that would often be ‘optional’ (read: expensive) extras in other ranges.
A rear bathroom ups the space stakes when it comes to washing, while the drop-down double bed makes for a real sense of luxury when it comes to sleeping. In the central kitchen area, Thetford’s 141-litre fridge freezer along with a combo oven, grill and hotplate/three gas burner hob ensure every space is put to good use for sumptuous meals and ingredient storage alike. A new Adamo will set you back £73,499 OTR, but there’s a level of luxury here that’s rarely seen in such practical, pleasing and perfect proportions. Find a Bailey Adamo motorhome here.
Swift Select Compact motorhome
Swift Select Compact motorhome

4. Swift Select Compact motorhome

This is Swift’s push for Coachbuilt quality in a slim-line package that packs a punch on-pitch. Available new from £63,890, the 2023 Select Compact motorhome models feature four layout options, from two to four berth, complete with clever storage and build quality you’d expect from Swift’s SMART construction.
In addition to the confidence on the road thanks to their narrower widths, all Compact models have a MTPLM of 3300kg and can be driven without the need for B+E license additions. It’s an appealing motorhome for newcomers or anyone looking for an easier life when it comes to intimidation factors on the road or on-site – a great choice for motorhomers looking to get experience behind the wheel. Find a Swift Select Compact motorhome here.
Adria Compact
Adria Compact

3. Adria Compact motorhome

Proving that it’s not just a clever name, the Compact motorhome from Adria offers a range of models through the years at price points to give you options based on any lifestyle choice. However, some come closer to the ‘best small motorhomes’ moniker than others.
With enough space for three berths plus every comfort and convenience you can think of, Adria’s Compact Supreme SP measures in at just shy of six metres. It’s an incredibly nice place to be, both light in its Sandy White upholstery and flooded with natural brightness thanks to the window/rooflight coverage. A fixed bed at the back offers a real bedroom space that’s separate from the central kitchen and front lounge, while the rear garage offers space for all kinds of equipment in this easy-to-maneuver high-spec motorhome. Find a Adria Compact motorhome here.

2. Dethleffs Globebus motorhome

Compact convenience with a width of 2.2m, huge garage space accessible from both sides, and a transverse bed, all measuring in at under six metres in length, the Dethleffs Globebus proves good things do come in small (ish) packages.
The interior’s also been refreshed since the 2022 season, and a “Light Moments” illumination treatment only goes to add to the airy interior at night, with the large rooflight flooding the space in the day. The Fiat Ducato base brings ultimate maneuverability in a motorhome that’s time-served as reliable on the road. It’s not as flashy as some of the other options in this list of the five best small motorhomes, but it gets the job done and will give you great holidays for years. Find a Dethleffs Globebus motorhome here.
Hymer Venture S motorhome
Hymer Venture S motorhome

1. Hymer Venture S motorhome

When you want a new design approach that blows stereotypes out of the water, once again we look no further than the continent. Off-roading in a motorhome has never looked so good. Adjustable pendent lamps, ambient lighting and illuminated steps – all controllable in a smart app – make styling second to none.
Based on a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, this is so much more than your run-of-the-mill motorhome. What’s more? For something that’s supposed to be a tough as nails off roader, the list of luxuries inside is endless, even down to bamboo detailing in the flooring, tabletop, step treads, and optional premium shower column. The Venture S is just over the widely-accepted ‘small motorhome’ boundary of six metres, but it’s made the list due to the sheer amount of good stuff contained within its 2.1m narrow body. Left-field, maybe. Excellent? Absolutely. Find a Hymer motorhome here.

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