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Best 6 berth caravan with bunks 2 months 1 week ago #460841

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Hello all

Looking for a 6 Berth caravan, single axle with rear bunks.

What’s your thoughts on a good, well made caravan?

We are looking around 2014 to 2016 a budget of £12000.

We found a Lunar Quasar, but getting put off with the poor reviews, soft floors, leaking, damp, poor quality etc.

Is the Lunar range really that bad, or are other makes, baileys, swifts etc just as bad?

Maybe folk mostly post about negative issues than the positive ones?

Surly if Lunar was that bad they would not be in business?

Or can anyone recommend a better quality and reliable make, model?

Many thanks for your help.
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Best 6 berth caravan with bunks 2 months 1 week ago #460844

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We have a Swift dealer special based on the Sprite Major 6TD which we are pleased with. Definitely worrth a look ...
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Best 6 berth caravan with bunks 2 months 1 week ago #460845

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Knew you'd get there before me ;
But I'm at work ! We have the same and we are pleased with ours too , bunks are nice and spacious for the kids and plenty of room for them to do what they want as well as us .
Ford Kuga 2.o Tdi & a Sprite Major 6TD

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Best 6 berth caravan with bunks 2 months 1 week ago #460890

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If you go to the magazines customer reviews you will find that Lunar are about average over the years for quality. We are on our second and yes they are not brilliant but what problems we have had have been sorted and although we would like a better quality the service has been good although I suspect that is more down to the dealer and that is where a lot of peoples problems arise rather than the caravan maker.

Lunar have had a problem with soft floors on some models I think 2013 or 2014 and 2014 models had a problem with leaks across the joint between the front panel and the roof. Those that have suffered should now have been rectified, particularly the floor problem. If you are looking at one of about that age check for this, make sure the servicing has been done as Lunar require, there is a recent clear damp report and that the guarantee is transferred to you. As with any second hand buy you need an up to date damp check.

The surveys suggest that Adria and Sprite are best for customer satisfaction with Eldiss consistently the worst. They all turn out the odd rubbish model though, so the most important things are the history of that one, that it has been serviced and is damp free and any guarantee can be transferred to you. I would not be put off by the complaints, you will find as many or more if you check any makers record.
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Best 6 berth caravan with bunks 2 months 1 week ago #460897

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Ray,
Thank you very much, very helpful
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Best 6 berth caravan with bunks 1 month 5 days ago #461914

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Raywood wrote:
The surveys suggest that Adria and Sprite are best for customer satisfaction with Eldiss consistently the worst. .

I must say that we love our Adria Tamar 7 berth with fixed bunks at the back. the only downside for me is that having the heater and shower room at the back it does get hot down that end compared to the front. We use a couple of rechargeable fans to help circulate air and that sorts it out.
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Best 6 berth caravan with bunks 1 month 4 days ago #461931

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I do like Craigyoung's Sprite Major 6TD layout for various reasons.
I do like my Bailey GT65 Ancona too.

I only very rarely have guests, hopefully the grand kids will come with us now that they are becoming less mummy\daddy clingy; sounds wrong that - but some of you will know what I mean :P .

I just like space so won't change the 6 berth, I would love a fixed bed, but again I would prefer to sacrifice the fixed bed for 'space', some of as are a bit strange in what our caravan preferences are :huh: : .
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Best 6 berth caravan with bunks 1 month 4 days ago #461932

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Weinsberg Caravans now do a six berth with a fixed bed AND fixed bunks. Think it is a twin axle though.
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Best 6 berth caravan with bunks 1 month 4 days ago #461934

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Anseo wrote:
I do like Craigyoung's Sprite Major 6TD layout for various reasons.
I do like my Bailey GT65 Ancona too.

I only very rarely have guests, hopefully the grand kids will come with us now that they are becoming less mummy\daddy clingy; sounds wrong that - but some of you will know what I mean :P .

I just like space so won't change the 6 berth, I would love a fixed bed, but again I would prefer to sacrifice the fixed bed for 'space', some of as are a bit strange in what our caravan preferences are :huh: : .


When we bought our current van we had been to the dealership to look at a fixed bed. However that van had too many areas of damage both internal and external that we gave it best. So we just wandered around the sales area and came across the Sprite Musketeer TD five berth. It struck us as so spacious with its twin dinettes and various sleeping arrangements and it was in excellent order. We don't regret our choice as it is so flexible for us as a couple, us with our teenage granddaughter or me and the granddaughter plus two dogs on all occasions. So going away from a fixed bed has been quite a bonus for us and setting up the front double is quite a quick and smooth process. I take the dogs for last wee and five minutes later I return and the bed fairy has finished.
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Best 6 berth caravan with bunks 1 month 4 days ago #461939

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Spice52 wrote:
Hello all

Looking for a 6 Berth caravan, single axle with rear bunks.

What’s your thoughts on a good, well made caravan?

We are looking around 2014 to 2016 a budget of £12000.

We found a Lunar Quasar, but getting put off with the poor reviews, soft floors, leaking, damp, poor quality etc.

Is the Lunar range really that bad, or are other makes, baileys, swifts etc just as bad?

Maybe folk mostly post about negative issues than the positive ones?

Surly if Lunar was that bad they would not be in business?

Or can anyone recommend a better quality and reliable make, model?

Many thanks for your help.
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Hello Spice,

You will need to look at the manufactures plans to find the layout your looking for

As for the relative qualitative merits of each brand, the problem is non of the uk manufacturers have reliable quality assurance schemes, and this means that successive caravans rolling off the production line can vary from virtually perfect to being not fit to be sold and many shades in between. Importantly teh few that are virtually perfect prove the designs are not all bad and they can work provide they are put together correctly.

However some models are known for certain particular problems like moulded panels that crack, but that may be limited to just one model from a wide range.

Basically its pot luck with a new caravan, but if you are looking for secondhand, then the picture can change. as hopefully the inadequacies of teh original build will have been corrected through the first years warranty claims.

Often the perceived quality of the caravan comes more from the willingness of the dealer to put things right.

You are of course correct that its human nature to make song and dance about something that goes wrong, where as things that go right don't get a mention.

Just to remind you that when you buy a caravan (or any other retail product) new or second hand, your contract to purchase is covered by the Consumer Rights Act, and I strongly advise you read up about what you should expect from your seller in both what they sell and how they should look after you after they've taken your money.

Most consumers do not know about the CRA and consequently many sellers get away without offering what they are legally required to do by the Act. Read it and don't be afraid to use the rights it affords you, but remember it only applies between you and your seller, not the manufacturer.
Unless I use quotes, All advice and opinions given are my own and are given in good faith. Never act on anything you read on a forum unless you can validate and verify its source and content.
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