Coachman Laser 650 2021

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Coachman Laser 650 2021

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Coachman Laser 650 2021

Whilst looking to replace our current caravan I looked closely at the Coachman Laser 650 2021. But, as with pretty much most caravans, there were some things we weren’t so keen on.

The Coachman Laser 650 2021 has gone back to the rear island bed, the previous model switched to transverse. Now, I don’t know which is the most popular layout of 2021, but I would guess the transverse bed, looking at the number of model layouts made by different manufacturers, this appears popular. However, if you look at the available used stock, it would seem a lot of people are offloading transverse beds. Maybe Coachman has picked up on this with this model.

So let’s start off with the price. £32,205, which, although a lot of money seems to be in keeping with other manufacturers

Coachman laser 650 2021

Coachman Laser 650 2021 Layout

As mentioned earlier, Coachman returns to the rear island bed with the Coachman Laser 650. The bedroom certainly looks like a luxurious place to be, with the two sliding doors. I personally prefer 2 “his and hers” doors as opposed to Bailey’s (and others) door in the centre. The main reason I like the 2 door approach is that you have a nice place for the TV, however, on the downside, it tempts manufacturers to place the sink on the other side of this centre wall, which isn’t my favourite.

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Here’s a picture of the layout, you’ll see it’s a pretty typical rear island bed, centre washroom. There are only so many ways you can do this layout.

Ah, on the subject of the sink, Coachman has gone for the dreaded “fruit bowl” sink in the washroom. Why? Whenever I see a “fruit bowl sink” it just does not scream quality. It screams horrible plastic sink. I know they try to get things as light as possible, but really I can’t get on with these sinks at all!

The photo of the sink below is not the Coachman Laser 650 2021, it’s actually taken from the 875, but you get the idea. I have to say it does look good in photos. We found that this type of sink is actually difficult to wash your wash in. In fairness, the Coachman sink might be better, more usable than the one in our Bailey – I’ve not used it.

Nice Features

The Coachman Laser 650 2021 does boast some nice features, the kitchen worktop is Corian, now, is there any need for a Corian worktop in a caravan, well, no, but it does exude style. That’s “Corian” by the way, not Korean, how dare you…

The external grey sides aren’t for everyone, they remind me of a Buccaneer personally.

Coachman Laser 650 2021

The two front lockers certainly give the Coachman Laser 650 2021 a distinctive look and the new Coachman badge is surely a sight to behold. Isn’t it?

A really nice touch is that it comes with Whale Easi Slide external sockets for the BBQ point, plug socket and water in. I think these are a great addition and have upgraded my own caravan to use these. They just work much better than the flap up style. And really, when you look at the price, it’s little “upgrades” like this that make all the difference for me personally.

External

As with all manufacturers, Coachman has its own way of doing the body shell

The next FIVE paragraphs are taken from Coachman’s website, so read them as Coachman speaking and not me. (ABC is Coachman’s “Advanced Bonded Construction” as seen in the photo above)

Rigorously Tested

Coachman meticulously quality check every caravan at several key stages throughout the manufacturing processes. Every single one of our caravans then undergoes comprehensive multi-point checks before being released for delivery.

Competitive Weights

By constantly reviewing our design and manufacturing methods along with the materials and components we use, we have been able to maintain competitive weights for our caravans without compromising on quality or durability.

Water Resistant

Each Coachman is fully bonded using innovative materials, specialist adhesives and the very latest build techniques that together virtually eliminate the threat of water ingress.

Strong And Seamless

The strong and durable body frame is made up of a tough, Polyurethane (PU) material and uses Structural Reaction Injection Moulding (SRIM) techniques which together are virtually impervious to water and have been proven through rigorous testing.

10 Years Warranty

ABC is designed to virtually eliminate the threat of water ingress. We’re so confident of its effectiveness, that every Coachman comes protected by our comprehensive 10-year water ingress warranty as standard.

Conclusions

For me personally, the fruit bowl sink and grey sides signal style over substance, but it does look a really nice caravan. I still believe Coachman are one of the most aspirational caravans available. If money were no object, would I buy one? Well, probably yes. It’s certainly the layout we currently prefer, this will obviously change by 2024, but you can’t keep changing caravans, can you?

Price                                                            £32,205 Layout                                                         Fixed Double Axles                                                           Twin axle Berths                                                         4 Interior Length                                           6265mm / 20′ 7″ Shipping Length                                        7895mm / 25′ 11″ Overall Width                                             2310mm / 7′ 7″ Overall Height (including T.V Aerial)       2650mm / 8′ 8″ Maximum Headroom                                1955mm / 6′ 5″ Wheel Rim                                                  5.5J x 14 Tyre Size                                                    185/70 R14 88 Tyre Pressure (bar / psi at quoted MTPLM)2.4 / 35 Bed Sizes – mm Option 12 x Single 1505 x 725 (5′ 0″ x 2′ 4″) 1 x Double 1875 x 1370 (6′ 2″ x 4′ 6″) Bed Sizes – mm Option 21 x Double 2075 x 1390 (6′ 9″ x 4′ 7″) 1 x Double 1875 x 1370 (6′ 2″ x 4′ 6″) MTPLM                                                       1834 kg Mass in Running Order                             1674 kg Personal Payload                                       160 kg Total / Maximum User Payload                160 kg Maximum Hitch Weight                             100 kg Awning Size (Approx. for reference only)1062 cm Upper MTPLM (Optional weight plate upgrade) 1900 kg

SPECIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS

  • NEW positive catches to main kitchen drawers
  • NEW Thetford oven has an interior light and separate grill with chrome finish and improved efficiency
  • NEW Thetford round stainless steel underslung sink with worktop/flush fitting bowl infill
  • NEW solid surface kitchen worktops in ‘White Pebble’ design finish
  • Pioneer MVH-S520DAB specifically designed for digital music. With AM/FM, Bluetooth, USB, DAB/DAB+ and Spotify. Connects to your Apple iOS or Android devices. Compatible with the Pioneer sync App
  • Alde wet central heating and hot water system with 5 year anti-freeze, boiler with integrated pump and iNet ready programmable LCD touch screen control panel
  • NEW & EXCLUSIVE AL-KO Automatic Adjustment (AAA) Brake system

Internal Features

Here’s a list of internal features, taken from Coachman’s website

  • Smooth action mechanism Softrollo pleated blinds with flyscreens front windows
  • Softrollo pleated blinds with flyscreens to all other windows except kitchen and bathroom
  • Easy clean, Rastrollo ‘Soft close’ blinds and flyscreens to kitchen and bathroom windows
  • Premium high quality and stylish fabrics
  • Superior sprung construction upholstery to all models
  • Quality foam construction mattresses (fixed beds)
  • Retractable bed in the 675, 575, 850 & 875 giving even more freedom to walk around with NEW open locking mechanism for easier access
  • NEW bed layout in the 650
  • Soft furnishings with co-ordinating scatter cushions and sculptured armrests (650, 665, 675 & 575)
  • Soft furnishings, higher and more supportive backrests with co-ordinating scatter cushions and sculptured armrests (845, 850 & 875)
  • Domestic floor covering in ‘French Oak-Dark Grey’ design
  • Wood colour scheme in ‘Tibero’
  • NEW Luxurious deeper deep pile stain resistant loose lay carpets
  • NEW surface mounted drop down flap fitted to the nearside seating entrance end panel (650, 665, 675 & 575)
  • Contemporary two toned cranked style locker doors to the  lounge and bedroom with soft close hinges
  • Overhead locker profile in ‘graphite’ design with decorative silver trim and LED layered lighting
  • LED layered lighting
  • Centre console in ‘graphite’ design with integrated down lighting
  • Stylish polished chrome finish furniture handles
  • Dovetail joints and metal runners all to drawer units
  • Colour co-ordinated sockets and switches with chrome surrounds
  • Easy action sliding pull out front bed make up mechanism
  • Easy access aluminium lift up bed frames, gas strut supported with sprung beech slats
  • Contoured front chest of drawers with slide out extending table top mechanism
  • Large, lightweight, free standing table with dedicated storage area
  • Seating and bed ventilation boards throughout
  • Removable entrance mat with tray
  • Shelving in selected overhead lockers
  • Midi Heki rooflight to front lounge and fixed bed areas

EXTERIOR FEATURES

  • European Whole Vehicle Type Approved (EWVTA)
  • EN1645 Grade 3 classification for heating and insulation – cold chamber tested
  • Enhanced automotive style, fully bonded aerodynamic body shell including grey cant rail (650, 665 & 675)
  • 8ft Enhanced automotive style, fully bonded aerodynamic body shell including grey cant rail (575, 845, 850 & 875)
  • Exterior side walls in ‘Silver Grey’ finish with ‘Silver Grey’ exterior door
  • AL-KO, galvanised steel chassis with euro axle, NEW & EXCLUSIVE AL-KO Automatic Adjustment (AAA) Premium Brake, overrun device and easy action handbrake
  • Screwless, body coloured, fully bonded awning rail to both sides
  • 25mm aluminium sandwich sidewall construction with polystyrene insulation core
  • 25mm sandwich construction roof for added strength and insulation
  • 45mm sandwich construction floor with internal bracing for added strength
  • 13 pin car ‘Jaeger’ connector
  • 13 pin car alignment cap
  • ABS front panel incorporating, integral grab handles, fixed panoramic roof window, 3 flush fitting opening front windows and two gas bottle locker doors and gas struts (650, 665 & 675)
  • 8ft ABS front panel incorporating, integral grab handles, fixed panoramic roof window, 3 flush fitting opening front windows and two gas bottle locker doors and gas struts (575, 845, 850 & 875)
  • ABS rear panel with white integral grab handles, high level brake light and light clusters (650, 665 & 675)
  • 8ft ABS rear panel with white integral grab handles, high level brake light and light clusters (575, 845, 850 & 875)
  • Step-on hitch cover with tread plates for easy cleaning of front windows
  • NEW E & P Self levelling system with NEW control panel (845, 850 & 875)
  • AL-KO hydraulic jacking kit (575, 650, 665 & 675)
  • 10 spoke, hyper silver ‘Falcon’ alloy wheels and mud flaps
  • Underslung AL-KO spare wheel carrier complete with steel spare wheel
  • Underfloor Whale insulated 36 litre fresh water tank system
  • Mobile waste water carrier
  • Eye-catching ‘Laser’ 3D exterior graphics
  • Shock absorbers for smoother towing
  • ‘Primo’ range Polyplastic double glazed opening side windows
  • LED awning light and off-side services light
  • Front nearside access locker
  • Additional under bed access locker (not 650 & 845)
  • Whale exterior cold shower
  • Whale external gas BBQ point with Easi-Slide lid
  • Whale 230 volt external mains socket with Easi-Slide lid
  • Exterior access battery box with mains electric inlet and external satellite and aerial connections
  • Seitz superior one piece exterior door with high security locking system and easy action flyscreen
  • Entrance step
  • Heavy duty corner steadies for increased stability
  • Whale bulkhead mounted gas regulator for use with butane or propane gas bottles, supplied with flexible hose for propane

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