With the debut of the Carado Banff and Carado Axion, Erwin Hymer Group North America (EHGNA) added the Carado badge to Roadtrek and Hymer as the third brand under its burgeoning umbrella. Like Hymer, Carado also is a brand of Erwin Hymer Group, one of Europeâ€™s largest RV manufacturers and Hymerâ€™s Germany-based parent company.
Both Carado models are built on the RAM ProMaster chassis. The Axion, listed at $73,461 (MSRP), offers comfort and maneuverability with its shorter exterior length of 17 feet, 9 inches, yet is fully equipped. At 19-feet, 6-inches long, the $71,000 Banff is basically a bigger version of the Axion, EHGNA Vice President of Sales and Service Mike Snell pointed out, so it offers more interior cargo and living space.
Their appeal is their versatility, added Snell. â€œDuring the day, their living areas feature a 72-inch-long couch along the driverâ€™s side. At night, the couch converts into either a single bed or a 47-inch-wide double bed. On the opposite wall, a galley with plenty of storage leads into a spacious Euro-styled rear bath.â€