Lunar has made giant strides in the motorhome business over the past few years, and the Goldstar 640 is evidence of this.
Innovative and well executed front lounge.
Not the most user-friendly overcab bed.
The Goldstar’s table has its own dedicated storage cupboard alongside the rear double bed, and at mealtimes clips to a rail between the twin dinette sofas. It will happily seat four. A freestanding table might be preferable, though, because in the very sociable L-shape mode, it’s not possible to erect a table, meaning guests will have to eat off their laps.
The fully-equipped kitchen is exactly what most British buyers are after, offering a full-sized grill and separate oven plus three gas hobs (but no hotplate).
The domestic-style sink and drainer comes with a glass lid that allows it to double as workspace. It gets a microwave as standard and also has an extra 32 x 32cm slide-out worksurface area beneath the sink. There’s a dedicated cutlery drawer, wire vegetable racks, and an overhead, microwave-sized tambour-doored locker.
The Goldstar separates the basin and mirrors from the shower and toilet, and has a flimsy, aluminium-framed washroom door, with a magnetic strip rather than a positive-locking door, which forms one of the shower walls. The toilet is partitioned by a hinged door at the rear of the shower, with strip lighting over both areas, plus a small air vent in the ceiling. There’s a high-level shower fixing but no storage space in the shower area itself for toiletries and so on.
A concertina blind to draws across the central aisle to create an end bedroom. The double bed mattress has a substantial corner cutaway, and its slatted base and sprung mattress are hinged along the centre for access to the storage space beneath. A gas strut securely holds the structure open.
To make up the overcab bed, a rather cumbersome hard-backed cushion fills the cutaway. The cushion is less than an inch thick, which doesn’t make for the most comfortable night’s sleep, but the maximum headroom is adequate at 65cm.
Lunar has found a way to offer an extra sleeping berth, too. That clever dinette can transform into a single or double bed – both dinette seat bases slide out laterally to make a wider double, and the table rests between the bed boxes to form the bed base, with an extra piece of plywood to complete it.
Seat box flaps for the rear-facing dinette seat are accessible when the floorplan is in its L-shaped seating mode. In dinette mode, there are lids on top of both forward- and rear-facing seat bases. The Goldstar has more overhead lockers than some of its rivals, extra shelf spaces in a cupboard to the right of the habitation door, and a large wardrobe with a hanging height of 134cm and a width of 51cm.