Born of two men’s passion more than 40 years ago, the Lunar story is one of dedication and passion for crafting a caravan that is nothing less than pure class.
Lunar was established in 1969 by co-founders Brian Talbot and Ken Wilcock, both of whom worked as joiners for Knowsley Caravans, before setting up Lunar. In 1969, inspired by the moon landing mission, Brian Talbot and Ken Wilcock chose ‘Lunar’ as the name of their caravan manufacturing business. Initially based at Earnshaw Bridge, Farington, near Preston, Lunar then moved to a former mill site in Lostock Hall.
In 1974 the Lunar Clubman was born. This new up-market Lunar was showcased at the Earls Court Caravan Show and stunned many caravanners with its craftsmanship and beauty. To accompany the Clubman range, the luxurious, yet lightweight Delta was launched in 1980.
The 1990’s saw the birth of two more legendry models, the little Ariva and the Lexon. At the beginning of the millennium, the Lunar was purchased from Ken and Brian by the Tirus Group who already owned a number of caravan manufacturing plants in Europe.
In 2001, Lunar launched another innovative model, the two berth Stellar with its superb end kitchen. The first range of Quasars was launched in 2004, setting new standards in lightweight family tourers.
In 2007, a management buyout of Lunar was finalised and secured the company’s return to British ownership. Since being freed from its European shackles, Lunar has invested in new facilities, sophisticated new design software and a wide range of new manufacturing equipment.
Throughout the Lunar story one ethos remains constant; the passion and pride for building caravans that are undoubtedly the best in lightweight luxury touring.
The new Ariva / Quasar 2011 range is more stunning than ever. Styled with fresh new ‘Mazurka‘ furnishings, distinguished new features and discreet new exterior designs , this range provides excellent style, comfort and specification. Simply choose between 8 innovative, single axle models, ranging from 2 to 6 berth to suit families of all sizes.
The multi-award winning Ariva is totally unique in its class. It was the winner of the Caravan Club Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards for a ‘Conventional Caravan Under 1001kg’ for three years running. Our Ariva has the narrowest and one of the lightest bodies of its rivals while also being the most luxurious. With an MTPLM of under 1000kg, the Ariva’s clever design makes this caravan feel incredibly spacious while being truly compact.
The 2011 Quasar is a real pinnacle in lightweight luxury family touring. With an attractive price tag, this range offers numerous quality new features that are normally associated with premium model ranges such as the Aspire cooker, digital microwave, satellite tv connection points, aluminium framed seating, luxury sprung mattress plus new domestic style doors and handles. The key to this ranges success is that all these luxury features are crafted into a range that also boasts low towing weights, enabling the Quasar to be towed by most typical family cars.
The Ariva / Quasar range is perfect for families who enjoy luxury, space and great flexibility.
The Clubman / Delta 2011 collection is the ultimate in lightweight luxury touring and the envy of the touring field. This range embodies everything we have learnt in over 40 years of building the finest caravans. With plush new ‘Stanton’ fabrics and specification beyond compare, the Clubman / Delta range delivers everything you would expect as a Lunar owner, and so much more. The collection includes 5 single axle Clubman models and 2 twin axle Delta models that range from 2 to 4 berth.
The Clubman / Delta range has incredible spacious layouts all with industry leading headroom of 1960mm (6’5’’) and desirable end washrooms. Featuring a beautifully warm ‘Chestnut’ finish and elegantly curved cabinetry, we have created a welcoming, light filled space with new LED mood lighting and a large front heki. Highlights also include a new digital microwave, additional speakers in the bedroom and a touch control extractor fan / roof light.
New for 2011, the Clubman SB is perfect if you prefer the comfort of your own fixed bed thanks to the two large single beds. We are also proud to introduce a fabulous new layout for our Clubman SI. This model’s transverse fixed bed, with cut-away base, provides a very large living space with the luxury of a walk around double bed.
An undoubted design classic, the Delta RS, has been redesigned for 2011 to create a truly exclusive caravan. We have created a large kitchen which offers an extravagant area for cooking while also providing a huge front lounge area, quite simply perfect for entertaining. For those who demand the luxury of home comforts, the Delta TI has been redesigned with a sophisticated new layout to also boasts a very lavish transverse bed.
The Clubman / Delta range is perfect for relaxing or entertaining while enjoying indulgent home-from home comforts. Raising the bar in touring luxury, this range is true Lunar pedigree and legendarily lightweight.
The Stellar / Lexon 2011 range is the perfect symphony of sophistication and luxury. The new ‘Victoria’ furnishings radiate elegance and compliment this range’s stunning new features. This breathtaking collection consists of 5 single axle models and 1 twin axle model, ranging from 2 to 6 berth.
The Stellar delivers an unrivalled and unmatched level of spaciousness in an industry leading wide body, yet compact length. Sitting alongside the Lexon range, the Stellar delivers exceptional style, comfort and high specification in a layout that is incredibly unique.
The Lexon is perfect for those who prefer the luxurious comfort of a fixed bed model. Highlights this season include the introduction of an exciting new model, the Lexon 530, with its extremely comfortable, large lounge area and the redesign of the Lexon 560, formerly SI, to boast a fabulous new washroom.
For 2011, we have enhanced our Stellar / Lexon range with even more specification. New stainless steel grab handles, new heavy duty corner steadies and a redesigned back panel exterior help make this range outstanding in style and quality. Inside you’ll discover a new style sink, redesigned ‘chestnut’ finish lockers and new brushed metal locker handles.
The Stellar / Lexon collection provides superb touring comfort and luxury with weights that are the lowest in their class.
Tel: 01772 337628
The Ariva was the Winner of the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Caravan Club. Lightweight Leisure Trailer Awards for a 'Conventional Caravan Under 1001kg.