It wasn’t until the early 1950’s that light commercial vehicles were released from their 20mph speed limit and allowed 30mph. By the end of 1957 six firms were offering commercial conversions to motor caravans and by 1962 this had risen to 24 firms. Only Rootes entered the market directly.
The new motor caravans were soon in trouble with the caravan clubs and they replied with angry denunciations of snobbery and discrimination. In January 1960 a meeting called by a private enthusiast, WJ Kelly formed the Motor Caravanners Club. (It was 1967 before the Caravan Club agreed to admit motor caravanners). It was the late 1960’s before the improvements in comfortable cruising speed, braking, hill climbing and caravanning comfort led to an increased interest in motor caravanning.