Easy to drive and manoeuvre, this is a neat campervan with a stylish exterior and smarty-fitted interior, including LED mood lighting to create a relaxing ambience in the evening and an additional bed in the elevating roof.
Base vehicle: VW SWB T30 Transporter Highline Price from: £51,995 Travel seats: 5 Berths: 2/4 Length: 4.9m Width: 1.9m Height: 1.98m Payload: 400kg (estimated)
The Volkswagen camper is, of course, the mother of all campervans and they continue to be as popular today as ever. That’s no surprise, really, given that the Volkswagen base vehicle is perfect for building a campervan on. Not only is it a delight to drive but it’s the perfect size for a comfy two or four-berth layout with all the mod cons.
The Lunar VW Moonlight is based on a short-wheelbase T30 Transporter Highline with a 101bhp engine as standard, although 148bhp and 201bhp engine upgrades are available if you require more grunt.
At 4.9m long, 1.9m wide and 1.98m high, it’s easy to manoeuvre around town and, with five belted travel seats, could easily be used as the daily runner. Externally, the Moonlight sports sleek steel grey bodywork, which extends to the bumpers, mirrors, handles and doors, stylishly finished with 16” ‘Clayton’ alloy wheels and dark tinted glass. The base vehicle also comes with a three-year warranty.
The driver’s cab features swivel seats in Simora cloth and a leather multi-function steering wheel, gearstick knob and gaiter. For added driver comfort, you also get a multi-function display, dimmable dashboard illumination, daytime running lights, automatic driving light control, front fog lights with cornering lights, cruise control, climatic air-conditioning, heated windscreen, auto-dimming rear view mirror, rain sensors and DAB. For security, there’s a Thatcham Cat 1 approved alarm and immobiliser with tow-away, perimeter and interior cab protection, too.
The Moonlight features a side kitchen layout and has been designed with an elevating roof that will house an optional roof bed (quoted to measure 1.8m x 1.15m) sleeping up to two people. Down below, a German-engineered sliding seat/bed system (fitted to tracks) converts come night- time to create a double bed, claimed to measure 1.85m long by 1.2m wide.
This camper comes fitted with LED mood lighting throughout as well as reading lights to each corner, and further lighting in the pop-top. There’s also an Eberspächer diesel-powered heater and lined curtains. Other features include a glass-topped two-burner gas hob and sink, 36-litre fridge, 240V and USB power outlets, and a mains hook-up lead.
Ample cupboards in the kitchen and cupboards with mini lockers above provide a good amount of storage. For those that enjoy going off-grid, there’s also a portable toilet, fresh and waste water tanks, gas locker and gas bottle, 85Ah leisure battery and a 100 watt solar panel.
Optional extras available include an awning, bike rack, satnav and seven-speed automatic gearbox.
Hailing from Lancashire, Lunar have been building caravans and motorhomes for 50 years, having established Lunar Caravans back in 1969.
More recently, the company have branched out into campervans and now offer a range of models built on Volkswagen, Ford, Renault and Toyota base vehicles.
These campervans are available to buy at car dealerships across the country, and also from the following motorhome and campervan dealers: Highland Campervans (Inverness), Kendal Caravans (Cumbria), Westfield Caravans (Lancashire), West Midland Caravans & Motorhomes (Warwickshire), Waveney Campers (Suffolk), Harbour Creek Motorhomes (Hampshire), and Tyne Valley Motorhomes (Tyne & Wear).
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