2014 Lunar Quasar 564 caravan review
The Lunar Quasar 564 caravan is new to the model range for 2014 and does have a slightly unusual layout which may appeal to couples or to a family with two children.
Essentially, it has an end washroom and a kitchen on the offside, but what makes it a little bit different is that there is two flexible living or sleeping areas. The front end has a parallel seating area with a centre chest of drawers but this can make up into a double bed measuring 6ft7ins x 5ft, or can be used as two single beds each measuring 5ft x 2ft 3ins, so that’s ideal for young children.
However, there is a rear area, rather like a U shape which can be used either as a seating or dining area or can make up to a double bed measuring 6ft3ins x 4ft5ins. So if you a couple buying this caravan you could ring the changes vis-à-vis sleeping arrangements, perhaps dependent upon the view from your pitch.
The soft furnishing scheme is grey with magenta used as accent colour as tiebacks for the curtains and in the scatter cushions. It was a grey day when this caravan was seen by us but even so, it didn’t seem to darken the caravan in anyway.
The kitchen has a dual fuel hob, with a black lid, a oven and grill, granite look work tops, contrasting cream locker doors and cream and chrome taps. Opposite the kitchen is a handy space with a microwave, storage space and TV and mains power socket.
We wouldn’t describe the shower room as compact as it does have a large square shower tray accessed by a single clear acrylic door, hinged on the left.
As a move towards energy saving the interior lighting is 100% LED, and this can save a lot of battery power.
Heating and water is by the 4kwTruma Combi-boiler
The caravan is built on an AL-KO chassis and does have an AL-KO receiver and AL-KO AKS stabiliser as standard. External graphics and colours are subtle but there is a new curved front panel.
if you like a layout that isn’t run-of-the-mill then this may well appeal to you. If you were prepared to add optional security features like the AL-KO Secure wheel lock, and Al-KO ATC trailer control you’ll find that insurance companies will reduce your premium.
Cost to insure: £272*
- Berths; 4
- Length including tow bar; 7.19m
- Internal length; 5.61m
- Overall width; 2.20m
- Headroom; 1.90m
- MRO; 1187kgs
- MTPLM; 1350kgs
- Overall height; 2.60m
- Awning size: 1010cms
Recommended Retail Price: £15,495.00**
Visit the Lunar website for more information on the Quasar and other models.
*Caravan insurance cost based on Lunar Quasar 564 retailing for £15 ,495. Fitted with hitch lock, wheel clamp and alarm. Kept on drive at HX4 0BE. 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 05/11/13.
**Price is ex-works and includes VAT @ 20% but excludes a recommended retailer delivery charge of £495.00 including VAT which includes delivery and preparing your caravan for collection by you.
Details correct at time of publication (29/10/2013) but may be subject to change.