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Compass Corona 472

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2005
  • Class : Single Axle
  • MTPLM (kg) : 1429
  • Internal Length (m) : 5.23
  • External Height (m) : 2.76
  • Berths : 4
  • MRO (kg) : 1213
  • Shipping Length (m) : 6.91
  • Max Width (m) : 2.23

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2005
Manufacturer
Abbey
Class
Single Axle
Range
GTS Vogue
MTPLM (kg)
1429
Caravan Test Date
End Kitchen
No
External Height (m)
2.76
Island Double
No
Fixed Singles/Bunks
No
Berths
4
MRO (kg)
1213
End Washroom
Yes
Shipping Length (m)
6.91
Triple Bunks
No
Back & Front Dinette
No
Side Dinette
Yes
Max Width (m)
2.23
Price From (£)
14335
Caravan Buyer Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

IF the Godfather had a caravan, it would be this one.

With its blacked out windows, the Corona offers the perfect way to go touring while avoiding those prying eyes. And let’s face it, who’d go looking for a mafia head on a camp site in Porthcawl? If bling is your thing, you’ll love the Corona, what with its smart double-spoke alloy wheels, swirly graphics and utterly contemporary look.

Inside, things continue to look good. You’ll find a decent amount of space in there, but the drabness of it all doesn’t make it especially inviting – there’s really a need for some stronger hues to be dotted about in parts. But at least it’s pretty well lit with spotlights, uplighters and rooflights galore. If the lounge is a tad disappointing, the washroom is anything but.

As well as more space than you’re probably used to (certainly at this price), there’s no shortage of storage space. It’s well equipped too, just like the kitchen – which impresses on several other counts. Not only is there as much worktop space as you’re ever likely to need, but there’s also oodles of storage room.

But if the kitchen impresses with its equipment levels, it can infuriate with its lack of attention to detail. Silly little design issues spoil things, but at least things are more straightforward with the sleeping arrangements. So while the Corona offers much, it also fails to deliver on some of its promises. But it’s definitely well worth a closer look.

  • Price                        £10,775
  • Berths                        2
  • Warranty                    3 years (5 years water ingress)
  • Internal length (m)     4.56
  • Shipping length (m)    6.36
  • MIRO (kg)                   1029
  • Total user payload        196
  • MTPLM (kg)                 1225
  • Max width (m)             2.15
  • External ht (m)            2.73 with optional aerial
  • Headroom (m)             1.91
  • Awning size (m)           9.06