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The 51 x 25cm access locker may well struggle to hold much of the usual camping paraphernalia, and instead of an electric step this ’van makes do with doorwell steps into the living area. It does have a user-friendly gas locker, with a tray that slides out to spare you the skinned-knuckle hassle of trying to remove a gas bottle from an enclosed space. The external water tanks have flexible pipes, with fresh- and waste-labelled drain taps held in place below the rear bumper by simple hose clips.
Inside, the carpets are removable and the front lounge area features a twin parallel dinette with swivel-seat bench. In L-shape mode, the Goldstar feels extremely spacious. At the rear, Lunar again bucks the trend. Rather than having a closed-corner washroom, it separates the sink and vanity mirrors from the washroom, so one partner can brush their teeth while the other uses the toilet or shower.
On the road
The Goldstar has three belted passenger seats with two three-point belts on its forward-facing dinette seat in the rear – it can sleep six, and has a massive 840kg payload.
In the cab, we find carpets and upholstered seats with twin armrests, and integrated blinds which are a £390 optional extra. The dashboard makes do with Fiat’s commercial-vehicle-looking fascia. Alloy wheels and driver's airbag are standard.
Lounging & dining
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.
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.
Thetford Fridge, 3-burner gas hob, Oven, Separate grill, Microwave
Thetford C-250 toilet, Bi-fold shower door
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.