Sprite Alpine 2 caravan review - the verdict
The front dinette of the new Sprite Alpine 2 caravan comes with chest of drawers as standard and also twin singles or a double bed can be made up. Corner spot lamps number four plus a ceiling light – as the spots 12-volts. The mains light from the old Sprite has disappointingly gone.
Access for the seat lockers is excellent – large full length flaps plus beech slats are used for the seat bases. One blown heater outlet is placed here and the control for the water heater which is the new quicker Truma unit.
Ample roof locker storage is provided although the ones over the front window are shallow. We do like the small plastic moulded unit – here two mains sockets are provided, in fact another two are fitted.
Kitchen users in the new Sprite won’t be disappointed; an oven and grill are fitted along with spark ignition and three burner hob. Granite sink comes with clip on drainer. Decent worktop and good roof locker storage makes for a practical kitchen. A Thetford (112-litre) fridge is fitted in the kitchen unit too. Opposite a side dresser offers another plug socket, TV socket and aerial socket, it also has more worktop and large roof locker above. The Sprite has a Truma dual fuel heater fitted in the dresser base which can be used on blown air or as a conventional heater.
Step into the end washroom and its impressive, superb wardrobe space with good hanging room for two, while beneath the handbasin a large twin door cupboard is fitted. A large mirror is placed just above the sink too. A roof vent is fitted but to my mind it needs to be in the shower cubicle, it would make it brighter and is ideal for ventilation when showering. A side oblique window is fitted just above the swivel electric flush cassette loo. Spacious and with a few tweaks just about perfect.
So my first impressions?
I reckon the new Sprite caravans look good and are sure to catch the buying public’s imagination. I would look at the upholstery colour/design and maybe change it, also the roof vent needs moving into the shower cubicle.
Good quality loose fit carpets, brilliant storage and a quality build (even on the prototype) the new Sprites should do well.
If you’re at the Birmingham show in October then pop down and look them over, I think you will be impressed – I was!