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Quasar 524 (2011)
Lunar Quasar 524 from 2011
Looking for a lightweight two-berth with an end washroom and a good spec? This might be just right, says Andy Jenkinson
END WASHROOM FAMILY tourers from all the main brands are easily found on dealers’ forecourts. When it comes to lightweight versions, the Lunar Quasar range, along with Bailey’s Ranger GT60S and Avondale’s Darts, are some of the lightest on the market.
The Quasar – aimed at this sector, but with a higher specification – has carved a slice of the market for itself over the past 15 years.
Covering a good range of layouts, it has also been a firm favourite for family buyers, while its two-berth model, the 462, has proved a constant bestseller. The Quasar is so versatile, it’s a range that Lunar dealers pick as a good base for a dealer special.
For 2011 the seven-model line-up offered two six-berth layouts, ideal for families, and two fixed-double-bed layouts.
The range was on an Al-ko chassis and fitted with an AKS hitch, with alloy wheels and a spare. Truma gas/electric blown-air heating, Status TV aerial, microwave, CD/ radio and dual-fuel hob were all standard.
The 524 was a particularly good seller, with its well-appointed and spacious end washroom – hence its success.
Quasars were launched for the 2004 season with five models in the line-up, including the 524 reviewed here.
Aimed at the buyer wanting a good spec for the money, but a lighter weight, the range was a top choice for many as it expanded. Quasars continued to sell well and by 2014, the new profile was added, although the 2o11 models had smooth aluminium sides with a slight ribbing. Eight layouts were available.
The 2011 models had new soft furnishings, up to five mains sockets, and aluminium lift-up front bed tops. A new microwave was fitted, plus the then-latest Thetford Aspire oven with dual-fuel hob.
The line-up included two side-fixed-bed models, the 534 and 544. Two six-berths, the 546 (fixed side bunks) and the 556 (double dinette layout) catered for the large family.
As far as their weight was concerned, the 2011 range had it covered, with
MTPLMS of less than 1500kg.
FACTFILE 2011 Lunar Quasar 524 Price £10,495 reduced to £9495 Berths 4 MIRO 1204kg Payload 160kg MTPLM 1364kg Internal length 5.33m Width 2.16m Seen at Campbell’s Caravans, Watkin Lane, Lostock Hall, Preston PR5 5RD Web www.campbells caravans.co.uk Tel 01772 627 627
2011 LUNAR QUASAR LAYOUTS
KEY Seats/beds Kitchen Washroom Fixed bed Table/cupboard Bunk bed
HITCH UP Al-ko chassis is used, plus AKS hitch stabiliser 464 – 4-berth TAKE A SEAT Front lounge offers plenty of space for a family of four, and seating is comfortable and high quality PANEL POINTS Rear panel is full height and looks neat; check for...
LIGHTEN UP LED spotlights, ceiling lights and corner-mounted overhead locker lights all contribute to the excellent lighting levels