Review: Atlantic New Generation

With so many caravans to choose from, it can be incredibly hard for potential buyers to differentiate between each of the brands.

Quality craftsmanship and attention to detail are not only two characteristics that most buyers look for.  As the saying goes, you get what you pay for and quality comes at a price.

Atlantic Caravans has made a name for themselves by proving that a quality product can be manufactured at a reasonable price.

The exterior of the 21’6 New Generation model is sleek and stylish with contemporary decals and black checkerplate pebble guarding contrasting well with the silver aluminium cladding. White aluminium cladding is also an option for the more “traditional” caravan buyer.

Small touches like the attractive hammer-tone paint finish on the A-Frame and rest of the chassis show how Atlantic is keen to build a product to stand out from the crowd.

A front storage locker as well as a through tunnel boot are standard inclusions on the 21’6 New Generation model.   Tunnel boots I view as a “must have” storage space and Atlantic’s is robustly lined with galvanised steel, making it tough and easy to clean.

21’6 New Generation Model

21’6 New Generation Model

Galvanised Steel Lined Tunnel Boot

Galvanised Steel Lined Tunnel Boot

Still on the outside, a black slimline picnic table blends in attractively to the side of the van.  On opening there’s a small switch which operates some cleverly concealed LED lights for night use.

External Picnic Table With Built in Lighting

External Picnic Table With Built in Lighting

External Picnic Table With Built in Lighting

External Picnic Table With Built in Lighting

The New Generation’s interior layout is based on one of the most common and popular caravan floor plans around with a generous sized ensuite complete with top loader washing machine at the rear.  There’s plenty of room to walk around the bed on both sides on this particular model as the cabinetry around the foot of the bed has been designed with this purpose in mind.

Concealed Hinges Throughout

Concealed Hinges Throughtout Concealed Hinges Throughtout Concealed Hinges Throughtout

As a cabinetmaker by trade, I look for the finer details in the finish of a caravan, and was pleasantly surprised to see Atlantic’s cabinetry as traditional yet modern as it comes.

Concealed hinges throughout give the storage cupboards a much cleaner, slicker look than most other manufacturers who opt for more basic hinges.

Upon opening the well-crafted cupboard doors I was disappointed to to find that the plumbing had been routed through the front section of the shelves in more than one instance, substantially cutting down on storage space in those areas.





Under Bed Storage

On the bedroom side, there’s excellent under the bed storage.   A central partition with a separate access door for each side allows you to store items neatly and minimises any potential movement during travel.



All Atlantic New Generation models purchased through Hinterland Caravans come standard with leather upholstery and solar pre-wiring which also includes a 30 amp regulator.

Atlantic Caravans has more than 30 years’ experience in the business.   This track record is reflected in the attention to detail and the extra little touches displayed throughout their product range.

Read the full review in Issue 10 online