THERE’S BEEN SOME renaming at Coachman, so that all 8ft-wide models without full Laser Xcel spec (including self-levelling) are no longer called Xcel, but instead go under the Xtra moniker.

So the Acadia 830, 860 and 875 Xcel now become the 630, 660 and 675 Xtra respectively.

There are two new Xtras in the standard Laser range – the 545 Xtra, a single axle model with a rear island bed and an L-shaped lounge, and the 620 Xtra, a twin-axle with a side dinette and end washroom.

For the first time, too, that eight-foot width makes it into the VIP range, with the arrival of the VIP 540 Xtra, a single-axle four-berth with an L-shaped lounge, a rear corner bed and clever touches including a dressing table.

The ultra-luxurious Lusso model, which was introduced last year, is now known as the Lusso II because it has already been joined by a single-axle, 46cm shorter version, badged as the Lusso I.

Both now feature L-shaped front lounges, in place of the C-shaped lounge that the Lusso originally provided.

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