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Fleetwood Meridien 480-2

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2008
  • Class : Single Axle
  • Max Width (m) : 2.21
  • MTPLM (kg) : 1275
  • Internal Length (m) : 4.66
  • Berths : 2
  • MRO (kg) : 1060
  • Shipping Length (m) : 6.32
  • External Height (m) : 2.72

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2008
Manufacturer
Fleetwood
Class
Single Axle
Range
Meridien
Max Width (m)
2.21
MTPLM (kg)
1275
End Kitchen
No
Fixed Singles/Bunks
No
Island Double
No
Berths
2
MRO (kg)
1060
Triple Bunks
No
End Washroom
Yes
Shipping Length (m)
6.32
Back & Front Dinette
No
Side Dinette
No
Price From (£)
13495
External Height (m)
2.72

DETAILED REVIEW

THE best part of 14 grand for a two-berth ’van may seem like madness, but if you say it quickly it isn’t quite so bad.

However, while the Meridien is already the most expensive of this bunch, if you’re feeling really flush, you could fork out an extra £2400 on the Heritage edition of the 480-2, which is the same ‘van but with rather more generous equipment levels. That’s well over 16 big ones for a two-bunk ‘van! Frankly the Heritage doesn’t represent good value, even if it’s a rather lovely place to stay for a few weeks each year.
caravan interior - Fleetwood Meridien 480-2
It’s also debatable whether or not the Meridien is worth the money, but for now let’s assume it is - especially as it has few direct rivals. New in 2006, the Meridien replaced the Colchester and it sits in the middle of Fleetwood’s range. With touches of luxury all over the place and a lot of standard equipment, Fleetwood is hoping that it can entice enough sybarites to make production worthwhile.

With a great end washroom, a somewhat cramped galley and a conventionally arranged lounge there’s a mix of good and bad news. However, before you dismiss the Fleetwood as overpriced, we’d suggest you take a look. You may be pleasantly surprised.

  • Price                        £13,900
  • Berths                        2
  • Warranty                    3 years
  • Internal length (m)    4.66
  • Shipping length (m)    6.32
  • MRO (kg)                    1065
  • Payload(kg)                210
  • MTPLM (kg)                1275
  • Max width (m)            2.21
  • External ht (m)           2.72
  • Headroom (m)            1.94
  • Awning size (m)          9.00