Back to black!
Season 2017 saw a merging of Lunar’s Clubman and Delta line-ups, to bring you nine models in total, four of which – including the Clubman SR here – offer island bed floorplans. The SR is very much up to the mark in the fashion stakes with the layout du jour – a rear island bed with separate en-suite toilet and shower facilities at its foot.
The bed is also flanked by wardrobes and drawers, with dressing table ledges. A Heki rooflight means plenty of light (and ventilation) coming from overhead, with windows each side as well as a solid bulkhead at its foot, set up to take a flatscreen TV, but which restricts bed length – despite its generous 1.34m width – to just 1.83m.
Exit right from the bedroom and there’s a Thetford swivel-bowl toilet, complemented by a window and a heated towel rail. Over to your left is a part-circular, plastic-lined shower cubicle whose only compromise is it sits on the wheel arch.
The whole washroom can be fully closed off with sliding doors each side and a standard hinged door leading direct to the rest of the living quarters. The kitchen runs along the offside mid-‘van, with its star feature a Thetford Aspire cooker with dual-fuel hob and separate oven and grill.
Immediately to the left of the cooker is a circular sink. It may be too close to the hob for some, but the advantage is the clear run of worktop – including an extension section – to its left. That means plenty of space to plug in anything to the single mains and double USB sockets conveniently located here.
Across the galley is a narrow Dometic fridge, with a microwave oven (again, too high for some) set above it.
By Lunar’s normally restrained approach to caravan design, the Clubman SR is relatively radical. On the outside, that’s thanks to the distinctive black finish to the front locker and hitch cover. Surprisingly, the theme doesn’t make it through to the back panel, although there are plenty of premium pointers to the rest of the exterior – the flush-fitting windows, heavy-duty corner steadies etc.
Forgive the pun, too, but Lunar has also finally seen the light, with a fixed sunroof over the three-windowed front, plus opening sunroof over the lounge. Here, there are two short settees that could be used as children’s single beds, or you can go for a more adult-sized transverse double bed.
There’s plenty of good stuff on the Clubman’s standard equipment list – the automatic gas change-over system, stain-resistant carpet, Ecocamel showerhead, LED lighting throughout (including in the gas locker and the wardrobe), exterior access to the underbed area and – arguably now the norm in any tourer aiming for upmarket status – Alde’s central heating and hot water system.
Safety and security feature high, too, with Al-Ko’s ATC and a Phantom Tracker, with its first 12 month’s premium paid for up front, topping the standard offerings and guaranteed to get you a discount on your caravan insurance premium.
Verdict: An interesting take on an increasingly popular floorplan
Plus: Roomier lounge than similar rivals, Alde heating
Minus: Island bed is only 6ft long
In-a-nutshell: Lunar hits the luxury heights
There’s more information on the Clubman range on the Lunar website. To find out more about insuring this or your current caravan visit our caravan insurance discounts page
Alternatives: Bailey Unicorn Cabrera, Coachman VIP 545, Compass Camino 550, Elddis Aurora, Sterling Elite/Swift Conqueror 560
Lunar Clubman SR factfile
|Model||Lunar Clubman SR|
|Dimensions||7.32m L, 2.33m W, 2.66m H|
|RRP||from £25,224 on the road|
|Safety & security||Al-Ko ATC, Phantom Tracker, Al-Ko AKS stabiliser, smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, CRiS, shock absorbers|
|Key options||Alternative upholstery (from £299), Al-Ko Secure wheel lock (£239), mattress extension (£29), solar panel (£249), Dometic extractor unit (£249), remote control alarm (£299)|
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Note: All details correct at time of publication but may be subject to change.
*Caravan insurance cost based on Lunar Clubman SR caravan retailing at £25,224 fitted with hitchlock, optional axle wheel lock, Al-Ko ATC, and Phantom Tracker tracking device. 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 12% Insurance Premium Tax and is correct as of 18.07.17.