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Compass Casita 586 - caravan review

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2019
  • Class : Single Axle
  • Berths : 6
  • Internal Length (m) : 5.69
  • Shipping Length (m) : 7.35
  • MRO (kg) : 1287
  • MTPLM (kg) : 1460
  • Max Width (m) : 2.26
  • External Height (m) : 2.64

The Verdict

At 1460kg the new-layout Compass Casita 586 can be towed by a wide range of mid-sized cars. It has excellent family accommodation with the flexibility of two extra bunks to make from the dining area – good for six and also fine for four family members plus the ability to accommodate two occasional young-caravanner guests.

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AT A GLANCE

A new six-berth layout with a washroom that's the same as in the eight-feet-wide Casita models arrives for 2019.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2019
Manufacturer
Compass
Class
Single Axle
Range
Casita
Price From (£)
20594
Berths
6
Shipping Length (m)
7.35
MRO (kg)
1287
MTPLM (kg)
1460
Max Width (m)
2.26
External Height (m)
2.64
End Washroom
No
Island Double
No
Fixed Singles/Bunks
Yes
Triple Bunks
No
End Kitchen
No
Back & Front Dinette
No
Side Dinette
Yes
Caravan Test Date
Caravan Buyer Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

A new six-berth layout with a washroom that's the same as in the eight-feet-wide Casita models arrives for 2019.

The Compass news highlight for 2019 is the arrival of a new 586 six-berth layout. This model has bunks at the rear on the nearside, a washroom with a separate shower on the offside and a central two-seater table. The seating here converts to a single bed with a pull-up bunk above.

Its layout was inspired by the success of a larger version, introduced last year. This larger model, the Casita 866, is a component of Compass's eight-feet-wide portfolio and, together with its sister model in the Elddis Avanté range, with the same spec, weight and price, caused a stir when it was introduced to the market last year.

It went on to prove very popular with buyers. Which is why the manufacturer decided to launch, in 2019, a similar layout in a standard width.

Features

The washroom is the same as those in the eight-feet-wide models. Between the washroom and the bunk beds is a large wardrobe. It's an efficient layout, with all elements well located.

Casita décor for 2019 has grey as its accent colour, in the curtain tie-backs and the cushions, where it's mixed with white and a paler shade of grey.

The seven models in the Casita range have the Whale 4.3KW-heater system.

New features include more hooks in shower rooms, plus detail changes including new locker handles and switches, and EcoCamel circular shower heads are introduced.

Options

Options to consider include an AL-KO Secure wheel lock at £250, an alarm system with PIR and corner steady senor at £310 and an Omnivent multispeed extractor fan instead of the roof light near to the kitchen, at £225.

Standard equipment includes AL-KO's ATC stability control system and Aquaclean stain-resistant upholstery.

Verdict

At 1460kg the new-layout Compass Casita 586 can be towed by a wide range of mid-sized cars. It has excellent family accommodation with the flexibility of two extra bunks to make from the dining area – good for six and also fine for four family members plus the ability to accommodate two occasional young-caravanner guests.