Sprite Alpine 2 in detail
Since the Sprite’s UK market re-launch for the 2005 season, the Sprite’s profile hasn’t changed. Instead, the graphics and specification have been updated as and when conditions dictated. The front panel is a moulded unit, with a large front locker with easy access. A one-piece front window is employed, while the sides use high density one-piece aluminum sides. An Al-Ko chassis is used, while the rear of the Sprite has a flat aluminum panel with a moulded lower panel for the road lights. With smart graphics to add to its look and built in “diamond option pack” (alloy wheels, AKS hitch, Al-Ko wheel receiver lock, spare wheel and carrier, door flyscreen and radio/cd player), the Sprite is now well appointed for its price tag.
The quality of build from the exterior can’t be faulted. The 4.34m length Alpine is well finished; looking a very smart tourer for the cash just on looks alone. The interior layout comprises of front lounge with twin single settees, which can be used to make a large double bed or two single beds (though one is in fact a few centimetres shorter on the offside). The side kitchen is placed opposite a side dresser, while the washroom is at the end - complete with walk-in shower and a full length wardrobe.
When you enter the Alpine, it gives a first impression of a more up-market touring caravan than the window price suggests. It has a quality feel and an interior that is modern, yet still relatively conservative. If you’re after a two berth with a feeling of space then the Sprite will impress. Its 2.23m width isn’t too much for most, yet provides good floor area especially in the kitchen. What you will notice is the excellent roof locker storage in the lounge. A ceiling light, centre mains light and spot-lamp reading lights provide the lounge with plenty of night illumination.
With the large window, good sized side window and Heki roof window, plenty of natural light floods in. Users will also note that the seating is not only modern in pattern but has a good supportive quality about it to. What may surprise you on an entry level tourer, is the under seat access flaps. They are large flaps too, so you can gain easy access for putting bedding in without disturbing the seating. The mains RCB box is here too. Sprite have added beech slats (one of the first UK makers to do this!). They could have easily stuck lesser quality soft wood units, which are cheaper and not as strong either.