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I see from the Lunar ad in Feb's CC Mag. (pages 44 & 45) that the new Quasar mentioned in Lunar's Christmas bulletin is called the 525.

 

Only a rather small layout drawing to go by, but it looks like 5ft 6ins benches up front and 5ft up the back with a fold down full width bunk across the back wall. So a rather unusual layout 5 berther with central kitchen and washroom. Basically a truncated 556 (dropped last Autumn) with shorter rear beds and one bunk across, rather than two bunks lengthways. I guess it'll come in at 23ft long, rather than the 556's 24ft 1ins.

 

Still a shame that they dropped the 556 which was one of the very few vans on the market that had benches that could fit a 6ft 3ins person in a single bed with room to spare.

 

No sign of the German based motorhome/camper that they mentioned in the same bulletin.

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I see from the Lunar ad in Feb's CC Mag. (pages 44 & 45) that the new Quasar mentioned in Lunar's Christmas bulletin is called the 525.

 

Only a rather small layout drawing to go by, but it looks like 5ft 6ins benches up front and 5ft up the back with a fold down full width bunk across the back wall. So a rather unusual layout 5 berther with central kitchen and washroom. Basically a truncated 556 (dropped last Autumn) with shorter rear beds and one bunk across, rather than two bunks lengthways. I guess it'll come in at 23ft long, rather than the 556's 24ft 1ins.

 

Still a shame that they dropped the 556 which was one of the very few vans on the market that had benches that could fit a 6ft 3ins person in a single bed with room to spare.

 

No sign of the German based motorhome/camper that they mentioned in the same bulletin.

 

The 525 is an older layout that has been reintroduced after a couple of missing years. I think the layout was more common a while ago, but is quite practical for a family. We went for the 524 which has a better bathroom and with only 1 child suited us better, though the 525 would work better for 2 children I think.

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There's a few earlier 525s being offered at dealers with the youngest I could find being 2011. I presume the idea of the bunk across the back is when it's used as three single berths. It'd be rather odd if you made a double bed up the back AND a bunk.

 

The washroom and kitchen look just like an older version of ours.

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I have a 525, 2010 model. From looking at the pictures on the CC magazine the layout is exactly the same as mine. Very practical layout if I say so. Two lounges during the day and sleeps four comfortably at night. It's really only a four berth as the fifth can only be used for a small child.

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Rather like the fourth berth on our van, a folding bunk across the rear, but in our case it fits above the single dinette rather than two single benches/double bed as in the 525.

 

I've built our bunk once, just so I know how it goes, but I doubt it will ever get used.

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My parents had the very same layout as the 525 many years ago on their new 1993 Lunar Jupiter, great layout for 2 as well as families as the rear dinette could be left in the bed position and there was also wooden sliding doors across the rear bedroom/dinette none of these flimsy concertina doors! Good to see this tried and tested layout back. As we only tour as a couple we would probably consider the 524 layout though as we prefer a rear washroom and the side dinette is a perfect size for the two of us when dining.

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The problem with the 524, and most of the other Lunars and most other makes as well is that apart from making up the lounge double there isn't a bed to comfortably fit anyone over 6ft tall. Our 464, the tiniest 4 berth Lunar, has a 6ft 8ins rear single dinette, whereas the 524s is less than 6ft long.

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