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Lunar Quasar 462 2013 review


Overall caravan rating

*****


Key information

  • Year of manufacture: 2013
  • Berth: 2
  • Single or twin axle: Single axle
  • Type: Touring
  • MIRO (Mass In Running Order): 1069 kg

  • MTPLM (Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass): 1198 kg

  • Length: 6.20 m
  • Width: 2.16 m
  • Awning size: 892 cm
  • Shower? Yes
  • Toilet? Yes

Caravan summary

What's good?

Very high specification for an "entry level" caravan and appears to be extremely well built. This is our 7th van since 1974 and it ticks all the boxes!

What's bad?

Could have had more clothes hooks in the washroom, but have already fitted additional ones so not a major issue.

The sliding table runner frame (fitted the front chest of drawers) came loose on the first trip but again easily re-fixed with slightly longer screws.

Would you recommend it?

Yes

Style & comfort *****

Do you like the way it looks?

clean and tidy lines outside, and has a very light and airy interior.

Is it comfortable?

Beds very comfortable and can sit 6 people around the table easily. Excellent LED lighting throughout and the superb end washroom has a full size shower with the Eco camel showerhead which is very good on water consumption.

Ease of towing *****

Is it easy to tow?

A nice easy van to tow and very stable @ 60 mph on the motorways.

Reliability & water ingress *****

Anything to look out for?

Table runner fixing screws as noted above

Practicality *****

Does it meet your holiday needs?

Excellent for two 60+ caravanners. the electric hotplate on the cooker is very useful when on an electric pitch, and the long beds are excellent for afternoon naps!

Any modifications?

Additional clothes hooks as noted above and fitted 2 air vents to the rear wardrobe for better air circulation.

Have just ordered pipe insulation to lag the blown air pipe feeding the washroom, where it runs under the van floor

Buying experience *****

Did you buy it new or used?

new

Where did you buy it?

Franchised dealer

What was the seller like?

We have had previous caravans serviced and warranty repairs undertaken by this dealer, and have always found them very good to deal with.

 

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10 Comments

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Steamdrivenandy
Jul 12 2013 06:51 am

Hi TB, I'd be interested in more info about the 'table runner'. Am I correct in assuming that the 462 has the freestanding table and therefore you're referring to something in the table storage 'cupboard? Forgive me for asking but I've not had our table out yet as we've only had one night away so far in our 464 and we the evening meal at friends and breakfasted using the rear dinette table which stays out.

I very much agree with your review except the table runners. We have had no problems, and as there are only 2 of us have never used the extra table. We came back to "tugging" after over 20 years away, our last van being a Monza 1200, which was extremely basic to say the least. We looked at various options/models but we are both more than happy that we chose our 462, it has everything we need. :)

With regards to the table runner problem I mean the slide out table located on the chest of drawers at the front of the caravan in the seating area, and not the separate stand alone "large" table with the metal legs (which incidentally took me several minutes to fathom out how to erect it, perhaps I should do more ironing??!! )

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Steamdrivenandy
Jul 24 2013 09:14 am

:lol:  :lol:  :lol:

We love ours too!! Only improvement would be to get rid of the shelf over the basin in the bathroom!! It gets in way when washing your face and teeth cleaning!! we have had a hiccup with the aerial not working properly but the dealer is going to sort it out!! It feels luxurious as you say for an entry level van. We have downsized from a fixed bed and thought it would be a bind going back to making bed up again.. ..but no it's just fine!

We love ours too!! Only improvement would be to get rid of the shelf over the basin in the bathroom!! It gets in way when washing your face and teeth cleaning!! we have had a hiccup with the aerial not working properly but the dealer is going to sort it out!! It feels luxurious as you say for an entry level van. We have downsized from a fixed bed and thought it would be a bind going back to making bed up again.. ..but no it's just fine!

I agree about the small shelf above the washroom sink. My OH got a bit twitchy about it so I have removed it, only held on by 4 screws and easy to reassemble if/when the van is sold. Apart from an issue with the kitchen sink drainage the van is perfect, well built with good quality.

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Steamdrivenandy
Aug 01 2013 09:17 pm

My 464 has the side washroom and there's only a mirror above the washbasin, the shelf unit is to the right above the toilet, so out of the way of teeth cleaning heads etc.

 

What I have noticed is that the strip of LEDs over the mirror is neither use nor ornament with not enough power to light the basin. The same goes for the LED strip under the kitchen roof lockers which just cast a very baleful glimmer on the hob, sink and worktop. That really needs beefing up.

Agree that it is a well equipped van,& excellent layout,but the after sales is shocking, they could not care less. Kept van for a year now back to a Bailey.

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Steamdrivenandy
Apr 20 2014 09:48 am

That's a very sweeping statement Alan, can you be more specific about the issues involved so we can judge whether the issue was with the manufacturer or the individual dealer, who probably sells other brands as well?

Went from Bailey to Lunar as poor warrantee service from Bailey regarding water ingress problems. Dealer in Swindon excellent to deal with regarding both vans. Had water ingress in both rear light clusters with current Quasar 462 but these were replaced FOC under first service by Lunar with NO quibble !