The Coachman Laser 665 has changed its appearance for the 2024 season – the washroom has shrunk, but the caravan is now included as an ‘Xtra’ or 8ft-wide model.

This is in contrast to last year, when the Coachman Laser 665 was in the brand’s line-up as a conventional-width model, with an extended central washroom. One thing has remained constant though: the fixed single beds behind a washroom spread across the middle.

Some feel this layout creates a narrow central area, but others like it, because in effect, it gives you separate ‘rooms’.

Pitch and set-up

The 665 is obviously a bigger twin-axle caravan, but it comes with ATC and an AKS 3004 stabiliser. It is enhanced by silver-grey sidewalls and 10-spoke Falcon alloys.

This season, Lasers also come with a 40-litre onboard water tank, an external mains socket, and BBQ and shower points.

An additional external locker accessing the area under the nearside rear bed, as well as the usual front nearside locker, means you have more room for storing outdoor furniture and other bulky items, providing some useful extra space for all of your caravan essentials.

Lounge in the Coachman Laser Xtra 665

The foldaway table is stored by the door, and there’s a pull-out shelf on the central chest. But you might not need either, as the sill Coachman provides at the front is huge. It includes a wireless charging point, with a mains socket in the corner.

A comfortable lounge can be a huge factor when people are choosing the best caravan for them, and in the case of this Coachman, it can easily seat six, and that folding table can accommodate places for them, too.

Light pours in through the sunroof above the central windows and through a large Heki in the middle of the lounge.

The lounge in the Coachman Laser Xtra 665
Light pours into lounge through the sunroof and the large Heki

The backrests on the settees are higher this year, for added support, and the lockers are a new shade of Leander and Pebble. What really stands out is the matt black finish on the spotlights – each with a USB.

To the right of the door is an area where you could site a TV, with sockets nearby – and check out our best caravan TV guide if you’re looking for a model. There are two more USBs here, bringing the total in the lounge to six.

Kitchen in the Coachman Laser Xtra 665

This season, the caravan brand has gone back to a one-way opening, 159-litre Thetford fridge with a separate freezer. You’ll notice the tap on the large sink, too. It’s matt black, and while it is swan-neck, it can be bent up. That should solve a problem some buyers have reported, where water gathers at the end, freezes in winter and cracks the tap.

The sink cover is of the same speckled material as the ample worktop. It doubles as a chopping board, but it is heavy – you might want to ensure it is firmly in place before towing the van away. Left alone to slide around, it could do a bit of damage.

Kitchen area
Pull up the extension flap to increase the work surface in the well-appointed kitchen

You won’t have to worry about that when it comes to the plate in the microwave, as there isn’t one: this is a flatbed version. There is a separate oven and grill beneath the dual-fuel four-burner hob, with its own extractor fan. Thanks to its ‘L’ shape, the kitchen workspace is adequate, even without the extension flap.

Beds in the Coachman Laser Xtra 665

The beds in the rear are wider than last year. They are long, too. You get two more of those matt black spotlights, with USBs, and a row of nightlights along the edge of the beds. There is a bedside table with a mirror and a socket between the beds. At their foot, there is a second set of sockets for a TV.

Single beds at rear
Single beds in the rear bedroom are wider than last year, and have luxurious headboards

The increased height of the backrests in the lounge means there is no need to haul out an infill cushion to make up a double bed. The backrests are also cleverly divided to make removing them easier.

Washroom in the Coachman Laser Xtra 665

While the central washroom has dividing doors on both sides, to create a dressing room in between, both are swing doors. That does make getting into the shower a bit of a task, especially because it, too, has a single swinging door. Once you are in, the cubicle has lots of room, but no roof vent.

Blind in washroom adds a homely touch

The main washroom includes a blind over the opaque window. You get a large mirror behind the basin, as well as a ladder radiator, and there is a roof vent in here.

Storage in the Coachman Laser Xtra 665

In the rear bedroom, there’s a three-quarter height wardrobe with two drawers, nine overhead lockers, two drawers in the bedside table, and the areas under the beds. You have to lift the slats, but they do stay up on their own.

Those sleeping in the front are not quite so well provided for, with one overhead locker each side, two corner lockers, the central chest, and the underseat areas.

The kitchen includes pull-out baskets under the ‘L’, three drawers and a large pan locker below the oven. The large overhead locker includes a crockery rack, and there’s a locker above the fridge.


The 665 is an excellent solution for couples wanting a home-from-home with separate areas. It has great spec, too, particularly for digital connections. But storage is weighted towards the back, so this van might work best for couples with occasional visitors.

If you want to see the tourer, it’s set to be on display at the upcoming Motorhome and Caravan Show at the NEC – you can also take a look at our review of another 2023 model from the brand, the Coachman Laser 575 Xtra.

What we like:

  • Long, comfortable beds, great digital spec

What we don’t like:

  • Shower and washroom partition doors can clash

Or you could try:

  • Bailey Phoenix GT75 762: coming with an adaptable and family-friendly layout, the GT75 762 is a new addition to the range that was previously called Phoenix+.
  • La Mancelle Liberty 490 SA: excellent build quality and a stylish appearance make this four-berth an appealing choice.
  • Swift Bessacarr 845: an elegant and highly specified four-berth, this tourer should provide caravanners with plenty of luxury and comfort.

Technical spec

  • Price: £41,365
  • Berths: 4
  • MTPLM: 1898kg
  • MiRO: 1738kg
  • Payload: TBC
  • Shipping length: 7.90m 
  • Interior length: 6.27m
  • Width: 2.44m

Spec includes

  • Al-Ko galvanised steel chassis
  • ATC and AKS 3004 stabiliser
  • Two Al-Ko wheel locks
  • 10-spoke Falcon alloys
  • Heavy-duty corner steadies
  • Exterior shower • BBQ point
  • Thetford four-burner dual-fuel hob
  • 159-litre Thetford fridge/freezer
  • Plateless microwave
  • Rear single beds :1.93 x 0.86m
  • Front double bed: 2.18 x 1.40m or two singles: 1.50 x 0.71m

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