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Motorhome twin lounge layout

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If you’ve been tempted by a rear lounge motorhome, but need more than two travel seats, here’s a solution. It’s been around for decades, so there’s plenty of choice. Ideal for families or if you just want more room to sprawl.

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The twin lounge layout

Twin Lounge Layout

Two separate seating areas

If you’ve been tempted by a rear lounge, but need more than two travel seats, here’s a solution. It’s been around for decades, so there’s plenty of choice.

Whether you are a family looking for two separate seating areas (it’s probably best for older kids to have their own space!), or you’re a couple wanting more room to sprawl, this layout can deliver. Remember, though, that with no fixed bed, storage space for holiday clobber can be tight for family touring – especially if there are six of you. Some manage to fit exterior locker space under the end lounge but the best we’ve seen in this regard is probably the new Bailey Adamo.

New Bailey Adamo

The layout consists of a front dining area and a rear lounge, with the travel seats fitted in the front – the best offering four three-point belts in a crash-tested pullman dinette, although campervans and imported low-profiles are more likely to have only a half-dinette bench up front to provide two extra travel seats, with cab seats swivelling to face the rear as part of the front lounge.

Twin Lounge Layout variations

Longer vehicles

Most coachbuilt models are over seven metres long but there are exceptions – Rimor’s Evo 77 Plus is less than 7m and the new McLouis Fusion 330 is super compact at 6.49m. You’ll also see several models with a rear L-shaped seating area, rather than the traditional ‘U’ – check out the Bürstner Lyseo TD Harmony range. And you can even find A-classes in this sector – models like Rapido’s 8094dF have the big advantage of the A-class cab bed.

Drop-down beds

Another innovation in this sector is drop-down beds in low-profile models. A number of imported motorhomes now have lowering beds over their front and rear lounges, as does the new Bailey Adamo. You’ll also find British six-berth motorhomes, such as the Elddis Autoquest 196 and Bailey Autograph 81-6, with a drop-down bed over just the front lounge, plus double beds made from each seating area.

Washrooms and kitchens

Many place kitchens up front, opposite the dinette. These are often equipped with full-sized cookers well suited to preparing family meals, but, owing to a lack of space, they can come up short in the areas relating to storage. Fridges, too, can be modestly sized under-counter units.

Bathing departments can cater well for families if there’s a separate shower (as in every Auto-Trail). But some models (including Swift’s Edge and Escape) are much more compromised in this area with all-in-one bathrooms that are rather confined for family use.


Our top tip

Storage (or insufficient quantity of it) is the big issue here, especially if you’ll always be travelling en famille. Also, if beds have to be made from seats, try that out – see how long it takes, how much floor space is left, how flat and comfy the beds are…

Twin Lounge Layout top tips


Our top choices

The Auto-Trail F-Line 72 offers good value and the Rapido 8094DF is a very well-planned A-class, but our top choice is the Bailey Adamo.


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