This is a great example of a very high spec continental 2 berth tourer, built by quality German manufacturer Dethleffs, the same company who makes high end motorhomes. The layout of this caravan is as any conventional British 2 berth ‘clubman caravan’, and the door is on the nearside. The Dethleffs range was described by Hymer as "premium class" featuring up to date exterior design and the latest construction methods available at the time. Dethleffs caravans such as these make excellent secondhand purchases for a couple wanting to try caravanning for the first time. This 2005 Dethleffs 470 DL 2- berth caravan is in lovely condition inside and out, having been stored undercover for many years. Much of the equipment which is an optional extra in other caravans came as standard on Dethleffs and at this price, this very well-presented 470 DL represents great value for money.
It will be serviced and damp checked by an independent caravan workshop prior to sale, and comes with a host of extras including a Powrtouch remote control motor mover, Isabella Ambassador alpha awning, DWT porch awning, breathable groundsheet, curtains and pegs, 2 x Aquarolls, waste master, hook up cable, step, levelling ramps, towing mirrors, leisure battery. The caravan has also comes with a hitch lock and wheel-clamp, portable solar panel, as well as useful camping plates and bowls.
At the front of the caravan, a large panoramic window with blind and flyscreen let a large amount of light into the spacious lounge area. The layout in the lounge comprises 2 single beds, which convert into a large double using the pull-out slat system. The chest of drawers features a sliding coffee table. The soft furnishings, in two-tone green and beige fabric are complemented by matching curtains. A warn, bright veneer is used for the interior walls, aircraft-style storage lockers and cabinets, which come with with contrasting silver handles. Internal lighting is provided by 12v eyeball reading lights, 230v dual power lighting and 12v halogen lights. Elsewhere in the Dethleffs, there are side and rear double glazed windows with integral blinds and fly-screens.
Moving back through the spacious 2 berth layout, in the centre of the caravan on the nearside, there is a tv station, for use with the fitted directional TV aerial and above this is more storage. The Truma Ultraheat space heater is also located here. On the opposite side of the caravan is one of the most well-equipped touring caravan kitchens in its class. The Thetford 4 burner hob with high speed multifunction burner, together with the illuminated oven and separate grill, ensure that everything from a simple cooked breakfast to a full Sunday lunch can be catered for. There is also a stainless steel sink and combination drainer which, like the hob, features a glass cover. The kitchen also has a Dometic RM6291 90ltr power fridge. Hot water is provided by the reliable and efficient Truma Ultrastore water heater.
At the rear of the caravan, the spacious and well-proportioned 2 berth's main feature is the large end washroom which can also be used as a dressing room. A large wardrobe with provides plenty of storage. The washroom also features a large circular fully-lined shower cubicle and a Thetford c-250 swivelling toilet with electric flush. The washroom is equipped with chrome shower head and taps and doubles as a spacious private dressing room.
Externally the 470 DL is fitted with Silver alloy wheels, heavy duty corner steadies and a spare alloy wheel in the under slung wheel carrier. There is a large, easy access gas locker right at the front and the body is finished in striking white with grey accents. The Winterhoff WS 3000 stabiliser provides a safe and stable towing experience.
In summary, this Dethleffs 470 DL is an excellent example of a high spec 2005 German-engineered caravan, which comes from a smoke and pet free home and which has been stored undercover from new. It comes with service history and all its original manuals and has been fully serviced and damp checked by an independent specialist. Being sold with the array of extras mentioned above, this caravan is ready and waiting for its next caravanning holiday.
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