CaravanTimes Classic Gold: Coachman Laser 655/6

What are your thoughts on the classic Coachman Laser 655/6?
What are your thoughts on the classic Coachman Laser 655/6?

Wednesday, 03, Jun 2020 12:55

By Chris Littley

In this edition of CaravanTimes' Classic Gold series, we are taking a closer look at the Coachman Laser 655/6 to see what our reviewer thought of the model and to prompt some debate between those who actually owned this motorhome.

The year was 2012 and the Coachman Laser 655/6 had only been on the market for 12 months when Fiona Wardle put it through its paces. She must have been pretty impressed, as she gave the caravan an overall four-star rating, but what about the finer points of the model?

Let's start with the positives, Ms Wardle said the layout of the caravan was particularly good for families travelling together. She commented on the head height, stating it was good and that leg room was also sufficient. There weren't any issues towing issues, either, which is an important practical point.

While she did find the beds and seats comfortable, our reviewer found the combination of slats fitted into a frame and gas struts strange. You would think that Coachman would have adopted the same system for all of the beds throughout the Laser 655/6, but apparently not.

Despite being pleased with the layouts of the kitchen and bathroom, Ms Wardle found a number of details meant it wasn't as user-friendly as it could have been. For example, she bemoaned the lack of shelves in the top lockers and bathroom cabinet, which would become an annoyance on longer trips.

But it appears the reviewer managed to turn a blind eye to the niggles, summarising: "Overall, a lovely caravan."

Did you buy a Coachman Laser 655/6 in 2011 or after? If so, what did you think of its layout, beds and all the little details? Do let us know your thoughts.

Comments - What do you think?
Related stories

Haven leads the way with post-pandemic caravan site rules

New rules will help people to socially distance on caravan holidays

Caravan parks across the UK are not due to reopen to the public until July, but one national chain has outlined the measures it will use to ensure its visitors' safety

France to reopen caravan parks on June 2nd

Caravan parks in France are set to reopen

The French government has announced its caravan parks will be allowed to reopen from tomorrow (June 2nd), as it continues to outline its plans to come out of lockdown.

How to get your caravan ready for the end of lockdown

Make sure your caravan is prepped and ready to go for the end of lockdown

There's some debate as to whether caravan parks in England will be allowed to reopen in June or July, but those in Wales are set to start welcoming visitors back from June 1st. If you're hoping to be in the first wave of holidaymakers, is your leisure vehicle ready for a post-lockdown trip?

Mix things up on your staycation this autumn

Make sure you're embracing these autumn alternatives

Everything has been turned on its head in 2020, with foreign holidays being replaced by staycations, handshakes turning into elbow bumps and the office swapped for the spare room. So, in the spirit of a year that has forced us to adapt beyond recognition, let's mix things up even further.

Caravanning and the rule of 6

The new rule starts today

The much-hyped rule of six comes into effect across the UK today, but what does it mean for the caravanning community?

Dream Destinations: Pembrokeshire

This week delve into the South West

With 186 miles of coastline complete with more than 50 beaches, the Welsh county of Pembrokeshire has plenty to offer on a caravan staycation. From walking the coastal path to exploring Britain's smallest city and scaling the wild terrain of the Preseli Hills, you'll find a wide variety of activities to enjoy.

The definitive guide to caravanning and... cycling

Make cycling part of your caravan trip

There are certain hobbies that are particularly well suited to enjoying on a caravan holiday and cycling is one of them. It's important to plan properly and understand some of the issues you'll need to overcome for your caravan and cycling trip to go smoothly, so we've put together this handy guide.