You could be forgiven for thinking that modern-day families looking to buy a suitably accommodating new caravan would have to look to a model with fixed bunks and/or one built on a twin-axle chassis. Nothing, however, could be further from the truth. A healthy percentage of British manufacturers in particular are increasingly returning their attentions to caravan layouts that were huge sellers as recently as the mid-1990s, but whose popularity has since been gradually eroded by the relentless march of the fixed bed.

Explorer is one of the leading lights in the return to previously popular caravan layouts, and the Compass Corona 564 is a good example, packing as it does the age-old double-dinette floorplan. But there’s more to the 564 than first meets the eye, because eschewing a fixed bed of some type cranks up the flexibility factor in a way that you simply wouldn’t believe.