There was a time when the new Coachman Vision 520/4’s layout was a stalwart of any caravan manufacturer’s line-up, from the cheapest to the most expensive. But as the fixed bed phenomenon has taken off so strongly – much to everyone’s surprise, not that many caravan manufacturers would admit it – the time-proven front lounge/side dinette/end washroom layout has had to take something of a back seat.

But there’s a sense that it’s starting to make a comeback, and with good reason. It works particularly well in the handsome new Vision, offering both couples and smaller families space-saving accommodation by day and night, together with a luxurious full-width end washroom. While fixed beds are what they are, convertible dinettes offer genuine flexibility.