Converters construct a caravan body onto a cab and chassis: this is a coachbuilt motorhome design. Naturally enough, you can enjoy multiple designs and interior configurations.
The ‘coachbuilt’ concept offers caravanners much more interior space and considerably more home-comfort facilities, including large kitchen areas, built-in showers and toilet facilities, and far more storage. A common site is the overcab sleeping area, or luton style.
Low profile coachbuilts are more aerodynamic and lack this facility: they can look aesthetically more eye-catching.
Coachbuilt motorhome designs are taller than van based conversions (2.8 metres or more): they offer considerably more headroom inside.
In addition, they are wider than van-based conversions, and a new owner must be sure the overall length and width of the vehicle can access the driveway for parking.
A coachbuilt motorhome can easily accommodate from two to seven berths and many luxurious extras like air-conditioning, cooker, microwave, shower, toilet, fridge/freezer, and a home-entertainment centre including flatscreen TV and DVD.
Leading designers like Auto-Trail have given the whole coachbuilt concept an exciting new dimension for caravanners.