Review of the Windsor Rapid pop-top and caravan range
Windsor Caravans has really tapped a nerve in the RV market with its compact Rapid range of 13 pop-top caravans and seven caravans.
Designed with couples in mind, both feature drop-down front and/or rear beds, freeing up valuable interior space.
This has allowed Windsor Caravans to build in many creature comforts normally seen in much larger caravans, such as full ensuites in many models and generously sized dinettes and lounges.
Typical of the range is the new Windsor RAC 442 caravan model that manages to fit a generously sized bathroom with a shower recess into a fixed-roof caravan with a body length of just 14ft 5in.
The Windsor 442 caravan comes with a single drop-down double bed at the front, with upper and lower metal panels that provide better weather protection than on similar caravans with full canvas fold-out tent structures.
You can get a similar layout in one of the Windsor Rapid's pop-top caravan range, or opt for bunk beds instead of the shower/toilet if you want to turn it into a family caravan.
All Windsor Rapid caravans come very well-equipped, but the option list allows you to go nuts with aluminium wheels, solar panel wiring, a wind-up TV antenna, external speakers, a fridge of up to 150 litres capacity and an external gas bayonet.
A rough road chassis upgrade with either independent trailing arm suspension or a heavier-duty leaf design is available on the Windsor RTA-V and Windsor RTA-S caravan models.
FOR WINDSOR RAPID CARAVANS:
- Great space-saving concept
- Full ensuite in a 14ft 5in caravan
- Innovative hard-roof fold out bed
AGAINST WINDSOR RAPID CARAVANS:
- Not the cheapest in their class, but good value