Peter BaberSee other motorhome reviews written by Peter Baber
Chausson is known for its innovative ideas, and its latest development allows for a vast amount of storage in a 'van that's relatively short.
Chausson's reputation for innovation shows no sign of letting up for the 2019 season.
Remember last season's 716, with the drop-down bunks in the back? That is being continued, with a new variation where the beds have been brought to the front - there is something even newer in the back.
With two adult-sized drop down bunks at the front, a drop down double at the rear and a fifth bunk beside that, there's plenty of innovative sleeping options. And there's even more to like about this motorhome when you come to consider storage space.
On the road
Lounging & dining
If this front lounge is a bit poky, with its permanent table, there is a second one at the rear, beyond the washroom and kitchen, with two seats facing each other over a table.
There is plenty of storage for kitchenware and food, and the area is well-lit. But we did wonder whether the cook might get tired of the relative lack of space to move about here.
The large double comes down over the space behind the rear lounge. The fifth bed is made up by lowering the rear lounge table. It only measures 1.60m in length and, as it lies right next to the double, it possibly wouldn't be the most suitable location for the fifth person in a party of adults. But for a group of five with, say, two older kids and one infant, such an arrangement seems great.
The box can be raised and lowered to make more room for large items in the back. Perhaps because of this - to avoid the (slim) possibility of you forgetting the garage and crushing what's inside - this is the only adjustable part of the 'van that isn't electronic. You have to work the crank from the garage. But that garage is ample for lots of kit. It comes with lighting and enough room for everyone's bikes.
|Fresh/waste water||105L / 100L|
|Leisure battery||100 Ah|
If you can get over the rather awkwardly positioned kitchen, the 634 Flash offers huge possibilities for a group on the move. Five can live and sleep in a space only slightly longer than your average van conversion. Then consider the price - well short of £45,000 - and you could be on to a winner.