Easy action? Solid gold…
New for this season, the 674 caravan comes in at the top as the only twin axle model in the mainstream Quasar line-up from Lunar. It also seems to have levered itself a little niche in the market – priced below its obvious rivals as well as being that bit lighter in weight.
The latter is, of course, what we have come to expect from Lunar. But, a maximum weight of 1,530kg, including a 181kg payload, is notably low for a twin axle tourer, especially when you consider what it offers. Exterior looks are understated rather than extrovert, with ABS panels front and back. Alloy wheels add the style, while the hitch cover has handy insets you can step on, for example to get at the front for cleaning.
Eschewing the current fad for high central front windows, the 674 nevertheless provides an extra long Skyview rooflight directly over the lounge. It makes its presence felt throughout the rest of the interior (a Heki Midi unit over the bedroom also helps the cause, in this respect), in terms of a light feel to the whole living area.
Upholstery and furniture finish are of hues unlikely to offend – but there’s no reason you shouldn’t add your own splashes of colour with extra cushions and floor coverings.
The end washroom and transverse island bed configuration isn’t unique to Lunar, of course, but it’s all carried off with aplomb and there’s no obvious compromise to the rest of the unit. At 1.83m x 1.34m, it’s not the biggest of mattresses, but you do have the benefit of space to three sides, of course. There is, however, the option of an extension piece, adding a vital extra 10cm.
That bed has a wardrobe and drawers to each side, as well as corner shelving and overhead lockers.
Beyond the bedroom (which has full privacy thanks to a pleated divider) there’s sliding door access to the washroom, where you’ll first encounter the Thetford swivel-bowl toilet and a surface-mounted basin. The shower cubicle is lined, and there’s an Ecocamel showerhead on a riser bar, along with a handy corner storage unit for your soaps, shampoos etc. The rail in here will also come in handy for hanging wet clothes etc. A window beyond the toilet makes all the difference when it comes to ventilation, too.
The kitchen facilities are equally impressive. Thetford’s Aspire cooker with dual-fuel hob (one electric hotplate, three gas rings) is to the far right. The circular sink to its immediate left may not be ideal for some, although it does leave all the permanent worktop to its left (ideal for the add-on drainer, too) – plus there’s a flip-up extension beyond that.
The kitchen also gets a generous 170-litre Dometic fridge with removable freezer. The only qualm is the location of the Daewoo microwave oven – some folk may feel it’s a tad high for comfort.
Aspects like the flat locker doors and roller blinds/flyscreens remind you this is a mid-range caravan. Nevertheless, there are upmarket features such as the natty lounge lights, plus LED downlighters in the panelling around the rooflight. There’s a TV station just inside the door, plus there’s a TV bracket at the foot of the main bed, as well as sockets at the front of the lounge. Easy action is the term adopted by Lunar to highlight the way the bed and the settee bases pull out or retract, as needed. It could equally as easily describe this whole caravan!
Verdict: Twin axle with a transverse island bed that won’t break the bank
Plus: Just a little lighter, understated style
Minus: Lacks a bit of sparkle
In-a-nutshell: Less is more from Lunar
There’s more information on the Quasar 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 Cartagena, Compass Camino 644, Elddis Crusader Storm, Knaus StarClass 690, Sterling/Swift Challenger 645
Lunar Quasar 674 factfile
|Model||Lunar Quasar 674|
|Dimensions||7.83m L, 2.21m W, 2.61m H|
|RRP||from £20,524 on the road|
|Safety & security||Al-Ko AKS stabiliser, smoke alarm, carbon monoxide detector, CRiS, shock absorbers|
|Key options||Alternative upholstery (from £299), Al-Ko ATC (£349), £Al-Ko Secure wheel locks (£239 each), mattress extension (£29), solar panel (£249), Dometic extractor unit (£249)|
Note: All details correct at time of publication but may be subject to change.
*Caravan insurance cost based on Lunar Quasar 674 caravan retailing at £20,524 fitted with hitchlock and wheel lock 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 10% Insurance Premium Tax and is correct as of 07.04.17.