In some of the previous posts about video reviews I’ve covered its been mainly about 2-4 berth caravans, campervans and motorhomes. However today its a video review from Practical Caravan of the Serling Eccles Sport 636, a large twin axel 6 birth caravan. This is an entry level Serling but you are still getting a caravan with some nice features such as the large front roof window over the front lounge area. As the reviewer states with entry level vans such as this weight reduction is a strong focus, which as this is a large twin axel is a good thing in its own right.
In terms of sleeping layout you have the double bed in the lounge area, a wide single bed where the dinette is located and then a triple bunk bed at the back of the caravan. The lounge area does appear to have enough room to seat the whole family around, however if it is too tight the dinette can also be used.
The Sterling Eccles Sport 636 features a large kitchen work top area with the cooker and hobs to the far left and then the sink. There is also a lot of storage space under the work tops, but then again you are going to need it with six people in the caravan.
The triple bunk beds also allow for additional storage under the lower bunk which can also be accessed from the exterior of the caravan. The washroom on the 636 has had to be kept fairly small to accommodate the required beds and storage. However you do still get the separate shower which is pretty much a must if you are actually going to be using it.
The dinette on this Eccles Sport is probably the widest I’ve ever seen, its huge! Its makes it therefore a good place to sit and sleep, however no one close to 6 foot is going to be able to stretch out.
Even with the objective from Sterling to keep the weight of the caravan to a minimum this is a large twin axel and you are going to need a large car to pull it and fit in five kids. Therefore it would be something like a 7 seater Land Rover Discovery or for a cheaper option the Ssangyong Rodius.
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