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Coachman VIP 575/4 2016 review

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Overall caravan rating


Key information

  • Year of manufacture: 2016
  • Berth: 4
  • Single or twin axle: Single axle
  • Type: Touring
  • MIRO (Mass In Running Order): 1460 kg

  • MTPLM (Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass): 1700 kg

  • Length: 7.455 m
  • Width: 2.32 m
  • Awning size: 1038 cm
  • Shower? Yes
  • Toilet? Yes

Caravan summary

What's good?

Alde Heating - so nice and toasty.
Island Bed - very comfortable
Bathroom - good size
Layout - subjective, but it is what we were after
Quality - Build quality feels good. Time will tell.

What's bad?

Dustbin - Far too small and impractical.
Bed gas struts - simple fix though which I will soon be implementing.
Al-Ko Wheel lock - Pain to get on and I may have cross threaded mine already.
Radio - poor reception. Cannot see where aerial cable is routed to. It is not directly attached to status amplifier.

Would you recommend it?


Style & comfort *****

Do you like the way it looks?


Is it comfortable?

Very. We found the bed at least as comfortable as our bed at home.

Ease of towing *****

Is it easy to tow?

Yes. It seems to tow nicer than my previous Elddis Avante 505 which was lighter, although it was more difficult to get the noseweight correct

Reliability & water ingress *****

Anything to look out for?

Not that I am aware of.

Practicality *****

Does it meet your holiday needs?

Yes. It was the layout we were after. We have however only been away in it once so far, but we knew what we did not want from having our previous van

Any modifications?

- Wraparound seating option as we only used the chest in our previous van for the TV.
- Plate upgrade to 1700Kg as cost was minimal and car can tow it.

Buying experience *****

Did you buy it new or used?


Where did you buy it?

Franchised dealer

What was the seller like?

Bought it as a Coachman Dealer Special from Sussex Caravan Centre. Bought from the same dealer I bought my last van from. Family members have also been using this dealer for a while.
Would not want to use a different dealer.


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What nose weight have you settled on?