Essential Guide to 2020 Caravans - Xplore caravans
Xplore 586 caravan
The Xplore 586 is a six-berth single-axle model. In common with the other three models in the Xplore range, it is light in weight, at only 1,370kg.
This model has bunks in the nearside rear corner. The shower room, which contains a separate shower, is parallel to the bunks, on the offside. Between the bunks and the shower room is the wardrobe.
The 586 is an ideal layout for young families, with two fixed bunks and two more bunks to create from the offside dining area. A tall cabinet, which houses the table and gives space for more items, creates good separation between the dining area and the lounge. TV points are close to the top of this cabinet, enabling you to watch TV from either the lounge or the dining-bunk area, by simply turning your TV around.
The lounge makes into a double bed which is 1.3m wide and 1.98m long. Alternatively, the settees are long enough to be used as single beds.
New styling features for 2020 include taupe-grey laminate surfaces in shower rooms and ‘anthracite’ colour metal-effect surfaces in the living area.
The Xplore range traditionally has bright, sunny colours for graphics and cushions and, for 2020, the shades are yellows combined with pale turquoise, in a triangular pattern, creating a lively, fresh look, combined with pale upholstery and light wood.
Cooking equipment is a three-burner hob and a combined oven-grill. Xplore models have Whale space and water heating systems to keep you toasty.
Optional extras include the Xplore SE Pack with AL-KO AKS stabiliser, alloy wheels, steel spare wheel and carrier, CD player with MP3 connectivity and speakers (£479).
Other 2020 seasons options include a microwave oven (£200); an AL-KO Secure wheel lock (£259); AL-KO’s ATC stability enhancement system (£475); alarm system with PIR and corner steady sensor (£340), and Fiamma Universal bike rack (£379).
The Xplore 586 is one of the lightest six-berth caravans you can buy and the shower room is more spacious than you might expect in a caravan with a body length of just 5.7m.
Price from: £17,794 inc £595 delivery
Layout: Fixed bunks, offside dining
Xplore 554 caravan
You can tow the Xplore 554 with a regular family-sized car and that’s just one of the reasons it’s such a popular model. Like the 586, it’s lightweight and the perfect choice for those who are thinking of getting their first caravan.
The design is carefully considered with striking new graphics and, inside, the new ‘Prism’ upholstery scheme incorporating soft blues and yellows gives this caravan a light, bright and airy feel. This adds to the sense of space, something you might not expect in such a lightweight caravan.
Storage is plentiful so there’s no need to leave anything behind when you go off on tour – Noce Ampere craftsman-built cabinetry with positive locking is classy and adds to the sense of being very much in a home from home.
All Xplore models have been awarded Grade III thermal insulation keeping the caravan snug for families and couples who like to head out even in the coldest of months. Rest assured too, that all Xplore caravans benefit from the SoLiD Construction – and it’s backed by a 10-year body integrity and 10-year water ingress warranty.
Price from: £17,794 inc £595 delivery
Layout: Transverse island bed
Xplore 304 caravan
One of the smallest four-berths on the market, the Xplore 304 has an ingeniously designed layout that packs in two dining areas and a shower room that’s more spacious than you might imagine in a caravan that’s only 3.8m in body length.
This amazing little caravan has an MTPLM figure of only 1,043kg.
The lounge seating is L-shaped; the base of a double bed draws out from under the settee that runs across the front of the caravan.
Top lockers run all of the way around the caravan; that factor, added to the under-seat storage, makes the stow-away capacity of this compact caravan impressive.
The two-person dining area in the offside rear corner transforms into bunks; the base of the top bunk folds down from the wall. Two wooden barriers hinge up from the base of the bunk to prevent the occupant from falling out.
The wardrobe is forward of the dining area, above the fridge, which is an ingenious space-saving arrangement. The shower shares the compartment with the toilet and the washbasin. A rail runs across the ceiling for towel drying, in addition to two hooks.
Since the launch of the Xplore range in 2008 these caravans have been identified by turquoise graphics. That tradition continues for 2020, with a bright combination of eye-catching graphics including yellows for hexagonal shapes, plus flashes of green - all in practical ActivCare wipe-clean fabric.
Price from: £14,794 inc £595 delivery
Layout: L-shaped lounge
Highlights of Xplore’s 2020 caravans
- Affordable price offers real alternative to buying used caravans
- SoLiD Construction for added peace of mind backed by 10-year warranty
- ActivCare upholstery
- Eye-catching graphics
- Space-saving features to cater for all the family
- Grade III thermal insulation
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