The Coachman VIP 460/2 has a centre kitchen, end shower room and a very decent living space. A centre chest of drawers with a pullout table is standard but wrap around seating is an option at no extra cost.
The panoramic window does let a huge amount of light in, without a loss of privacy; one may mourn the loss of roof lockers but good use has been made of the wall space available and the neat corner locker might be a good place for an owner to consider installing a small safe.
The soft furnishing colour scheme is well thought out and delivered, and has an air of opulence; if it’s not to your taste there is an alternative upholstery choice which may appeal to you. Both colour schemes blend harmoniously with the walnut furniture.
The offside kitchen is well-equipped and there are lots of cupboards and drawers to fill (you’d have to be watchful that you didn’t overload them) – even the microwave is hidden away in a dedicated cupboard. The dresser has an expanse of useful worktop, space for a television and we especially liked the clear Omnivent roof light extractor.
The end shower room is a real selling point; it’s better than many we’ve used in hotels, with plenty of storage space, lights in the wardrobe and a fabulous looking black shower tower and tray with a ring of tiny LED lights around it.
Heating and water uses the Truma Combi-Boiler system which has the luxury of being easily programmable and there are well placed blown air ducts throughout the caravan. Not only that, but there is an external duct so you can have warm air in your awning.
Lighting all through the caravan is direct and indirect LED lighting with 12V LED reading lights. Don’t forget to note the courtesy light at floor level by the door. The PIR alarm is remote control operated and the key fob also controls the LED awning light.
The exterior is simple, classy lines with soft grey graphics. The AL-KO Secure wheel lock system, AL-KO AKS stabiliser, Al-KO ATC trailer control system and Al-KO Shock absorbers are standard features within this model range. Insurance discounts will apply for the caravan’s alarm , AL-KO secure and ATC systems.
Verdict: The Coachman VIP 460/2 caravan is one of the most perfect caravans in its genre for couples seeking a luxurious, comfortable caravan whether for weekend or short stay breaks or for much longer sojourns.
Cost to insure: £216*
- Two berths
- Length including tow bar; 6507mm
- Internal length: 4852mm
- Overall width: 2320
- Headroom: 1966mm
- MRO: 1325kgs
- MTPLM: 1450kgs
- Overall height: 2685mm including T.V. aerial
- Awning size: 938cms
- Recommended Retail Price from £20,795.00**
There’s more information on the VIP 460/2 and other models on the Coachman website.
*Caravan insurance cost based on Coachman VIP retailing at £20,795.00 fitted with alarm, AL-KO Secure, AL-KO ATC plus approved Caravan Guard tracking device. Kept on drive at B49 5AB. Caravanners over 30 years old, claim free for 3 years and a member of a caravanning club. £100 excess. 180 days European cover and up to £75 per day for up to 15 days emergency accommodation cover included. Legal expenses cover, extended European cover and other emergency accommodation expenses cover options are available at extra cost. Quote includes 10% online discount and 6% Insurance Premium Tax and is correct as of 20/06/13.
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