Eight-foot wide caravans seem to be de rigueur right now – everyone is doing them. But for Coachman, that’s logical.

After all, it was only last year that the twin-axle Lasers were separated again from their VIP cousins, after the two had been merged. A new move to create even more luxury with the Xcel versions is no surprise.

The model here, the 850, is in effect an 8ft-wide version of the 650, launched last year. But does that extra width make enough of a difference?