First look review, October 2009
Only a foolhardy punter would have bet against this layout becoming an overnight success. And for good reason. A fixed bed in a single-axle van, without the compromise of a corner washroom, is highly desirable.
Caravanners have been flocking to buy the layout, making it the most popular of this season. But if you’ve been waiting for a sophisticated, luxurious model, it’s time to get your cheque book out.
After successfully introducing the SE layout in its Lexon range, Lunar is adding it to the high-end Clubman range. It will be launched at The Lawns show but Practical Caravan has already had a chance to put it through its paces.
Pitching and setting up
Then there are the little things that mark this van as sophisticated. The lights are all LED. These require less power and remain cool to the touch. There are bolster cushions, throw cushions and lumbar cushions to make lounging comfortable. And there’s even a heated towel rail in the washroom.
Few vans could match such a list, and those that come close are twin-axles. The Clubman SE is a single-axle on the right side of 1500kg.
- This amount of equipment in a single-axle van of this weight is astounding
- And the styling is sleek without being cold or ultra-modern, so the van is a pleasure to live in.
- Front steadies are very short – a small slope has them over-stretched.