Caravan review: Lunar Clubman ES

Key Features

  • Model Year : 2020
  • Class : Single Axle
  • Berths : 3
  • Internal Length (m) : 5.51
  • Shipping Length (m) : 7.06
  • MRO (kg) : 1292
  • MTPLM (kg) : 1435
  • Max Width (m) : 2.32
  • External Height (m) : 2.65

The Verdict

True to established form, the new Clubman is a high-spec option with quality fabrics and bags of style.


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AT A GLANCE

Berths: 3 Length - Body: 5.51m, Overall: 7.06m Width: 2.32m Headroom: 1.95m Heating system: Alde Weight: MIRO 1,292kg, MTPLM 1,435kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2020
Manufacturer
Lunar Caravans
Class
Single Axle
Range
Clubman
Price From (£)
Berths
3
Shipping Length (m)
7.06
MRO (kg)
1292
MTPLM (kg)
1435
Max Width (m)
2.32
External Height (m)
2.65
End Washroom
Yes
Island Double
No
Fixed Singles/Bunks
No
Triple Bunks
No
End Kitchen
No
Back & Front Dinette
No
Side Dinette
Yes
Caravan Test Date
Caravan Buyer Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

Lunar Clubman has, for decades, been a benchmark of single-axle, high-spec caravans that are light in weight for their length. As equipment and style has advanced and new brands and ranges have emerged in the market, the Clubman name has remained a constant.

The Clubman enjoys an established brand loyalty; there were fears that chain may be broken when, last summer, Lunar Caravans, in its 50th year of manufacture, went into administration.

In August 2019 though, came the announcement that a buyer had been found. Lunar Automotive was formed to acquire the business, Lunar Caravans; the parent company is MEWA, a South African company which has been involved in specialist engineering and component manufacture for a century.

The 2020 Lunar line-up made its public debut in Manchester, in January, when Campbells Caravans, which has been selling Lunars since both companies were set up in 1969, showcased the range on its stand at the Caravan and Motorhome Show. Campbells has the new range on display at its base at Lostock Hall, near Preston – and that’s where we went to review the ES.

So, as Lunar goes into a new era, the ES is one of five layouts in the Alde-heated 2020 Clubman range – and it’s one with a strong history of popularity. This is a layout with a rear shower room and an offside two-person dining area that can be converted into a single bed. The parallel lounge seating makes a double bed; the ES is one of a rare breed of three-berth caravans, although a foldaway bunk above the side dining area is an option.

The ES is as ideal for a couple who want a permanent dining area as it is for a family of three. However you use the ES, you can revel in the luxury of a very spacious shower/dressing room with excellent storage capability. It has two large wardrobes; one with three drawers and a drop-down front cabinet beneath it, the other with a two-shelf cabinet which is ideal for shoes.

Practicalities are a rail across the shower cubicle close to the roof, two good-sized shelves for shampoo bottles and a towel warmer (part of the Alde central heating system). Refinements are lighting running along each side of the mirror and, in the shower, a tile-effect panel that looks every bit like natural stone.

The excellent storage story continues elsewhere in the ES, with seven large head-height lockers in the lounge and dining area plus three more in the kitchen. Full-length, drop-down doors make access to the under-lounge-seating storage area easy; that’s important for a caravan without a permanent bed, because bedding has to be stored away every morning.

The settees are 1.92m long so can be used as single beds. When you create a double bed it’s 2.10m by 1.92m. The single bed that makes up from the dining area is long enough for some adult heights, at 1.83m.

Four drawers, two drop-down front cupboards and a large two-shelf cabinet in the dresser opposite give the kitchen top-class storage capability for a caravan of this size. We love the cast-iron pan trivet and the two mains sockets plus two USB ports in the kitchen.

We also love the large, rectangular rooflight, the touch- control dimmable lounge lights and bright spotlights set into the roof.

Security equipment is an alarm system and tracker system plus an Al-Ko Secure wheel lock. There’s an offside light above the water connection point, an external shower connection point, lights set within the grab handle recesses and lights inside the wardrobes that come on automatically when you open the doors.

And, as you’d expect for a caravan of this spec status, it has the ATC stability control system giving you peace of mind when towing.

Verdict

True to established form, the new Clubman is a high-spec option with quality fabrics and bags of style. The ES layout’s open-plan aspect gives it a spacious feel and the large shower/dressing room is sheer luxury.

Details count and the ES has plenty. Two TV points, five mains sockets, two USB ports, dimmable lighting, an external shower (perfect for muddy dogs and boots), plenty of kitchen surface and a deep pile carpet that’s ever so cosy under your toes. Importantly for a caravan in which you have to make up the double bed, the base slides out easily.

Golden Castle Caravans and Motorhomes


Tewkesbury Road
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
GL2 9PX
http://www.goldencastle.co.uk
[email protected]
Coachman, Lunar, Sprite, Sterling, Swift caravans. Servicing. Accident repairs, accessories & servicing.

Simpsons Motorhomes


Suffolk Road
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR31 0LN
http://simpsonsmotorhomes.co.uk
[email protected]
Simpsons Motor Caravans is one of Britain's most trusted and respected motorhome dealers. Base & habitation service, repairs & MoT.

Bicester Caravan & Leisure

Windmill Nurseries
London Road (A41)
Bicester
Oxfordshire
OX26 6RA
http://www.bicestercaravanandleisure.co.uk
[email protected]
New and pre-owned caravans and motorhomes, finance available, part exchange welcome. Motorhome habitation service.

Brayford Leisure Caravan Centre Ltd

Broad Acres
Moor Lane
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN6 9BW
http://www.brayford-caravans.co.uk
[email protected]
New and used caravans. Caravan & motorhome service (habitation only for motorhome) & repair. Motor movers.

Broad Lane Leisure (Kenilworth)


Warwick Road
Kenilworth
Warwickshire
CV35 7RD
http://www.broadlane.co.uk
[email protected]
New and used caravans. Used motorhomes. Awnings and accessories.

Campbells Caravans and Motorhomes


Watkin Lane
Preston
Lancashire
PR5 5RD
http://www.campbellscaravans.co.uk
[email protected]
New and used caravans, motorhomes, awnings and accessories. Motorhome habitation service.

Catterick Caravans


Catterick Bridge
Richmond
North Yorkshire
DL10 7JB
http://www.leisureworldgroup.com
[email protected]
New and used caravans & motorhomes. Awnings, finance, insurance, spray clinic. Accessories. Habitation service & repairs. Caravan & motorhome storage.

Chichester Caravans (Bromsgrove)


A38 Worcester Road
Bromsgrove
Worcestershire
B61 7EX
http://www.chichester-caravans.co.uk
[email protected]
Caravan movers. Accessories and awnings. New and used caravans.

Chichester Caravans (Chichester)


Main Road
Chichester
West Sussex
PO18 8RL
http://www.chichester-caravans.co.uk
[email protected]
Service. Caravan movers. Accessories and awnings. New and used caravans.

Chichester Caravans (Uckfield)


London Road
Uckfield
East Sussex
TN22 2EA
http://www.chichester-caravans.co.uk
[email protected]
Service. Caravan movers. Accessories and awnings. New and used caravans.

Clwyd Caravan & Leisure Ltd

The Green
Wynnstay Yard
Wrexham
Denbighshire
LL14 6DP
http://www.clwydcaravans.com
[email protected]
Buccaneer, Elddis, Coachman, Lunar & Venus. Service & repair and huge accessory shop. Disabled access and facilities. Finance.

Cookstown Caravans


Cloghog Road
Cookstown
Co Tyrone
BT80 8RN
http://www.cookstowncaravans.com
[email protected]
New & used caravans, awnings, accessories. Motor movers. Caravan external covers.

Cruisin’ Motorhomes Pty Ltd

3
Runway Place
Cambridge
Tasmania
NA
http://www.cruisinmotorhomes.com.au
[email protected]
2-6 berth vans for hire across Australia's east coast. Deports at Brisbane, Hobart, Launceston, Gold Coast & Sydney.

Davan Caravans & Motorhomes


Goosey Lane
Weston-super-Mare
Somerset
BS22 7XA
http://www.davan.co.uk
[email protected]
New caravans. New motorhomes. Habitation service.

Dicksons of Perth

170
Dunkeld Road
Perth
Perth and Kinross
PH1 3AA
http://www.dicksonsofperth.co.uk
[email protected]
2016 Auto-Sleepers, Globecar, Itineo, Lunar, Pilote & Roller Team new motorhomes. Used motorhomes & caravans. Base & habitation service & MoT. 2-6 berth hire. Motor movers.

Ebor Leisure World


Malton Road
York
North Yorkshire
YO60 7SE
http://www.leisureworldgroup.com
[email protected]
New and used caravans and motorhomes for sale. Habitation servicing.

Grantham Caravans


Spittlegate Level
Grantham
Lincolnshire
NG31 7UH
http://www.granthamcaravans.co.uk
[email protected]
New and used caravans. Redline Camper conversions. Workshops and accessory shops. Habitation service & repairs.

Greenbank Caravan Sales

Fairview
Fisherie
Turriff
Aberdeenshire
AB53 5GU
http://www.greenbankcaravans.co.uk
[email protected]
New and used caravans. Service & repair centre, accessories, parts and awnings. Caravan storage. Compass motorhomes.

Highbridge Caravan Centre Ltd


A38 Bristol Road
Highbridge
Somerset
TA9 4EX
http://www.highbridgecaravans.co.uk
[email protected]
Motorhome & caravan dealer. Huge choice of tents, trailer tents, folding campers & accessories.

Kenmore Caravans Ltd


Huddersfield Road
Mirfield
West Yorkshire
WF14 9DA
http://www.kenmorecaravans.co.uk
[email protected]
Buccaneer, Coachman, Elddis, Lunar. awnings, accessories, service & repairs. Motorhome habitation service & repairs.

Kirkcaldy Caravans


Randolph Place
Kirkcaldy
Fife
KY1 2YX
http://www.kirkcaldycaravans.com
[email protected]
Swift, Sterling, Sprite and Lunar caravans. Awnings, accessories, motor movers. Caravan & motorhome habitation service & repair.

Leisure Sales


Brereton Green
Sandbach
Cheshire
CW11 1SD
http://www.leisuresales.co.uk
[email protected]
Cheshire’s principal main dealer for Lunar and Bailey and Coachman caravans. Parts & accessory shop. Service centre. Caravans only.

Newport Caravans


Kings Parade
Newport
Gwent
NP20 2DU
http://www.newportcaravans.com
[email protected]
New and used caravans and motorhomes for sale. Habitation service & repairs.

Oxford Caravan Centre


Oxford Road (A418)
Thame
Oxfordshire
OX9 2LH
http://www.swindoncaravansgroup.com
[email protected]
New and used caravans. Habitation service.

Reading Caravan Centre

16a
Church Lane
Reading
Berkshire
RG7 1HB
http://www.swindoncaravansgroup.com
[email protected]
New and used caravans.

Robinsons Caravans Ltd (Chesterfield)


Ringwood Road
Chesterfield
Derbyshire
S43 1DG
http://www.robinsonscaravans.co.uk
[email protected]
Bailey, Lunar, Sterling, Swift & Ultima new caravans. Awnings from Isabella, Ventura, Apache and NR Awnings. Workshop and accessory shop.

Robinsons Caravans Ltd (Worksop)


Gateford Road
Worksop
Nottinghamshire
S81 7AT
http://www.robinsonscaravans.co.uk
[email protected]
New and used caravan sales and habitation service & minor repairs.

Sharman Caravans Ltd


Colchester Road
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP4 4RU
http://www.sharmancaravans.co.uk
[email protected]
Coachman caravans, Opus folding campers. Sells Revolution VW campers. Well stocked accessory shop and offer full workshop facilities. Motorhome habitation servicing.

Songhurst Caravan Sales

242
London Road
West Malling
Kent
ME19 5AU
http://www.songhurstcaravans.co.uk
[email protected]
New and used caravans, caravan servicing and repairs, and caravan accessories and spares.

Sussex Caravan Centre (Ashington)

A24
London Road
Pulborough
West Sussex
RH20 3BT
http://www.sussexcaravancentre.co.uk
[email protected]
New and used motorhomes and tourers. Habitation service & repairs.

Sussex Caravan Centre (Edenbridge)

A264 Colestock Cross
Cowden
East Grinstead
East Sussex
TN8 7EA
http://www.sussexcaravancentre.co.uk
New and used motorhomes and tourers.

Swindon Caravan Centre


Greatfield
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN4 8EQ
http://www.swindoncaravansgroup.com
[email protected]
Bailey, Lunar, Sprite, Sterling and Swift caravans. Also used caravans, hire, camping and accessory superstore, workshop facilities.

Tyneside Leisure World


Portobello Trading Estate
Birtley
Co Durham
DH3 2SN
http://www.leisureworldgroup.com
[email protected]
Elddis, Lunar, Swift tourers, plus Auto-Trail, Elddis, Burstner, Roller Team motorhomes. Habitation service. Caravan & motorhome storage.

Wandahome South Cave Ltd


Brough Road
Brough
East Yorkshire
HU15 2DB
http://www.wandahome.online
[email protected]
Roller Team, Swift new motorhomes. Buccaneer, Bailey, Coachman, Elddis, Sprite, Swift, Xplore new caravans. NCC approved workshops. Gold storage.

Winchester Caravans & Motorhomes

Clayfield Park
Main Road
Winchester
Hampshire
SO21 1TD
http://www.winchestercaravans.com
[email protected]
Bailey and Swift new and used. Service. Caravan movers. Accessories and awnings. Finance available.

Yorkshire Coast Caravans


Lancaster Road
Bridlington
East Yorkshire
YO15 3QY
http://www.yorkshirecoastcaravans.co.uk
[email protected]
Bailey, Coachman, Swift new caravans. Used motorhomes. Static sales. Workshop. Habitation service. Finance and accessories. Mobile caravan service offered.