Wheelhome expands into the caravan market
The Moto-trek Trekaway on display at the NEC isn’t the only example of a motorhome company moving into caravans this season. Essex-based firm Wheelhome has done the same, with its new model, the Dashaway. Dubbed an ‘e-caravan’ because it is all-electric, the 4.04m-long vehicle features an electrically operated ‘Podrant’ slideout unit that can provide you with a 6ft 5in long double bed when fully extended – or two singles of the same length. It also has an inverter and a solar panel, which should make it possible to spend at least one night without hook-up, a microwave, an electric oven, a top-loading fridge and a Porta Potti. Options include an innovative bike rack that is mounted on the side of the vehicle. With an MTPLM of 1000kg, the Dashaway can even be towed by a car as small as a Ford Fiesta. The company – which has built a reputation for producing small motorhomes that are sometimes designed for just one person – has already built and sold the first model, which has been taken on test drives to the Shetlands and Land’s End. A second model is in production. Wheelhome only plans to build around 10 per year. A one-berth model should cost from £19,230 OTR; a two-berth starts at £23,230 OTR.
ABOVE The new, all-electric Dashaway can be towed by a small carLEFT Optional extras include an innovative bike rack mounted on the side