The Coachman Vision is a new model range for 2014, which we think is best described as an entry level caravan. The 560/4 is a four berth model with a fixed double bed on the nearside, an end washroom, off side kitchen and a front end which may, or may not according to preference, be used as a lounge or sleeping area.
The kitchen, for a starter caravan, is well-equipped with dual fuel hob, oven, grill and a microwave. The linen look top lockers contrast with the other lockers and add a different colour palate and texture; the front panel of the fridge is black, a popular colour in many other 2014 models, we noticed.
There is a square shaped shower tray, accessed by a narrow, acrylic door with an attractive wave shaped design on it. A clear window does have a blind and fly screen and to make it look a bit prettier, a mock Roman blind has been fitted which just takes the harshness of the top edge of the window frame.
Living and dining is at the front end of the caravan with parallel seating and a chest of drawers with a pull out table; this is okay for two people to eat at, but for four you’d need to use the dedicated free-standing table which many couples leave at home. The upholstery is a durable tweed look with flecks of grey and teal with coordinating and contrasting scatter cushions and curtains that have an iridescent appearance; all blends well with the Ash cabinets.
The double bed has a very nicely shaped curved padded headboard with a contrasting trim. As usual, there is heaps of space under the bed, ideal for plastic, lidded storage boxes for items not needed very often. The triangular shaped wardrobe will take clothes that definitely need hanging up but there are over bed lockers for others.
Heating and hot water is supplied by 6Kw Truma Combi-heating system, with blown air ducts strategically placed in the caravan.
On the exterior, as well as simple graphics, graphite rear light panels with a light cluster incorporating twin fog lights and reversing lights are neat.
A well appointed starter caravan and perhaps included in that are the “return to caravanning grey market.” It lacks some standard security features for a caravan of this price, although it does have an AL-KO Secure Receiver, so think about adding optional factory fit Al-KO Secure Wheel Lock (£255.00) and Al-KO ATC (Active Trailer Control) at a cost of £495.00. These will be considered favourably by insurance companies.
Cost to insure: £313*
- Berths; 4
- Length including tow bar; 7.28m
- Internal length; 5.65m
- Overall width; 2.26m
- Headroom; 1.95m
- MRO; 1366kgs
- MTPLM; 1520kgs
- Overall height; 2.60 (Excluding TV aerial)
- Awning size; 1005mm
Recommended Retail Price £17,995.00**
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*Caravan insurance cost based on Coachman Vision 560/4 retailing for £17,995. Fitted with hitch lock, axle 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 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 £545 including VAT which includes delivery and preparing your caravan for collection by you.
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