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Compass Capiro 462 - quick caravan review

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2019
  • Class : Single Axle
  • Berths : 2
  • Internal Length (m) : 4.64
  • Shipping Length (m) : 6.30
  • MRO (kg) : 1159
  • MTPLM (kg) : 1281
  • Max Width (m) : 2.26
  • External Height (m) : 2.65

The Verdict

The 462 layout gets some details changed for 2019. These include the design of the hob, which now has a raised section for the hot plate, meaning that you can use a pan of any size here because the pan trivet doesn’t restrict the hot plate area.

Score

AT A GLANCE

With generous storage in an L-shaped kitchen; the Alde-heated two-berth Compass Capiro 462 has lots of equipment.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2019
Manufacturer
Compass
Class
Single Axle
Range
Capiro
Price From (£)
21494
Berths
2
Shipping Length (m)
6.30
MRO (kg)
1159
MTPLM (kg)
1281
Max Width (m)
2.26
External Height (m)
2.65
End Washroom
No
Island Double
No
Fixed Singles/Bunks
No
Triple Bunks
No
End Kitchen
Yes
Back & Front Dinette
No
Side Dinette
No
Caravan Test Date
Caravan Buyer Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

With generous storage in an L-shaped kitchen; the Alde-heated two-berth Compass Capiro 462 has lots of equipment.

The 462 layout gets some details changed for 2019. These include the design of the hob, which now has a raised section for the hot plate, meaning that you can use a pan of any size here because the pan trivet doesn't restrict the hot plate area.

The sink is deep and rectangular, set into the rear section of the kitchen's L-shape. Excellent amount of storage is provided by two drawers with a cupboard beneath, at the rear, and a two-shelf cabinet in the side section of the L-shape.

This cabinet reaches right to the rear of the caravan. Three top cabinets add to the excellent kitchen storage opportunities in the 462.

The shower room, containing a separate shower, runs longitudinally. Forward of this area, the wardrobe sits above the fridge. Opposite, a large dresser gives you extra kitchen surface plus two drawers and a double-doored cupboard. The microwave sits above it, at a height suitable for people of small stature.

The 2019 Capiro range has fawn as the main fabric shade, highlighted with pale pastel turquoise, in curtain edging, four tartan-style cushions and a thin band separating the plain, pale brown backrest top section from the hessian-inspired seating fabric.

Capiros have Alde heating, complete with a heated towel rail and the load-monitor system, which prevents you from tripping out the mains supply to your pitch.

They have long, rectangular 'stargazer' roof lights. The electronic ATC stability control system is standard, as is a barbecue point.

Refinements for 2019 include an illuminated gas bottle compartment, an exterior hatch to the under-settee storage area, with a mains socket inside, concealed lighting under the edges of the kitchen worktops, and stain-resistant Aquaclean upholstery to keep the settees looking showroom smart.