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Campervan review: Vantage Sky campervan

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2020
  • Class : High top
  • Base Vehicle : Fiat Ducato
  • Engine Size : 2.3TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3500
  • Berths : 5
  • Layout : Rear Lounge

AT A GLANCE

Berths: 5 Travel seats: 4 Base vehicle: Fiat Ducato Gross weight: 3,500kg Payload: 300kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2020
Manufacturer
Vantage Motorhomes
Class
High top
Range
No Range
Base Vehicle
Fiat Ducato
Engine Size
2.3TD
Payload (kg)
300
Belted Seats
4
Maximum weight (kg)
3500
Price from (£)
67950
Length (m)
6.36
Width (m)
2.28
Height (m)
2.90
Berths
5
Main Layout
Rear Lounge
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

The Sky is the latest model from Leeds-based luxury van conversion company, Vantage. Not only does it incorporate a four-travel-seat layout (as also seen in the new Rio) but it features a really rare feature in this class of ’van – a drop-down double bed. The Sky Bed comes down over the rear lounge and offers lengthways sleeping. It measures 1.52m to 1.70m long, with a width of 1.22m.

Below the drop-down bed, the new Vantage has the company’s usual U-shaped rear lounge, which makes into a second (larger) double bed, or twin singles (1.90m and 1.78m long). A fifth berth can be created in the front lounge, where a transverse single bed stretches the tape measure to 1.85m by 0.61m.

The Sky, like all Vantage motorhomes, is based on the Fiat Ducato, here in extra-long wheelbase form and with the new 140bhp engine as standard. Unusually, though, the new model is based on the extra-high ‘H3’ van in order to have sufficient headroom to accommodate the roof bed.

Cab spec features driver and passenger airbags, a leather steering wheel, carpet and height-adjustable seats as standard, while base vehicle options include cab air-conditioning, cruise control, reversing sensors, alloy wheels, sat-nav and metallic paint.

In the habitation area, the Sky has a comprehensive kitchen with three-burner hob, oven and grill, a waist-height fridge/freezer, worktop extension flap and waste bin. The living area has Grade III insulation and a gas/electric blown-air heating system, while both fresh (90-litre) and waste (70-litre) water tanks are insulated. A 25-litre underslung gas tank and a roof-mounted 100W solar panel are also provided in the spec.

If you like the layout and design of the Sky but don’t need the drop-down bed, also see the new Rio (from £63,630) which has the same floorplan in the lower ‘H2’ Fiat panel van.

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