Coachman’s VIP range has long been the choice of those who enjoy touring in comfort and appreciate the excellence of its build quality. But, according to Practical Caravan’s review team, a couple of things detracted from it. First, there was no Alde wet central heating, which is usually a given in this market, and second, it lacked a transverse island-bed model, a layout that already sells well for the VIP’s key rivals.

The 2015 Coachman VIP 575/4 addresses both points. It’s the first single-axle Coachman with Alde heating, and the end-washroom, island-bed floorplan puts it back in competition with comparable single-axle ranges from other manufacturers.