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Eura Mobil Terrestra A 690HS

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2007
  • Class : Overcab Coachbuilt
  • Base Vehicle : Fiat Ducato
  • Engine Size : 2.3TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3500
  • Layout : Rear Lounge
  • Berths : 6

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2007
Manufacturer
Eura Mobil
Class
Overcab Coachbuilt
Range
Terrestra
Base Vehicle
Fiat Ducato
Length (m)
Width (m)
Belted Seats
4
Engine Size
2.3TD
Payload (kg)
350
Maximum weight (kg)
3500
Main Layout
Rear Lounge
Price from (€)
Berths
6
Price from (£)
43139
Height (m)

DETAILED REVIEW

BASED on the Fiat Ducato’s lowline camper chassis, the Terrestra range takes advantage of this new frame, offering a capacious double floor and full winterisation.

Curvy styling fits the new Fiat cab well – the enormous overcab juts out, shading the Ducato’s steeply sloping windscreen.

Here, the Ducato comes as standard with cab air-conditioning, cruise control and radio/CD in addition to the expected driver’s airbag and electric mirrors and windows.

Inside, the cab remains entirely separate from the living area as front end pullman dinette and rear U-shaped lounge offer plentiful sitting, dining and sleeping space.

Six berths are on offer – in three double beds – with the overcab in starring role.

Once you scale the access ladder, you discover why this luton juts out so much outside; the double bed up here is so big that I could sleep lengthways.

I’m not much of a fan of overcab beds, but this one could lull even me off to a good night’s sleep, such is its space and comfort.

motorhome interior - eura mobil

Another stand-out feature is the offside kitchen – its colourful cabinets (in deep burgundy) set it apart from the rest in fine style, while ranks of strongly-made drawers provide almost too much storage space.

There’s no oven here though, and the ignition-less hob makes for a moan too. Oceans of worktop redeem the galley somewhat, but the modest fridge – in this family-sized ‘van – does not.

At the rear a compact wrap-around lounge includes the kind of continental table that kneels to help make the transverse bed and, inevitably, gets in the way when you want to relax.

The washroom includes a semi-separate shower with rigid screen. There’s a decent vanity basin in here too, but only the white of the Thetford loo relieves the décor – ‘true blue’ could become ‘too blue’ for owners after a while.

With a double floor and big locker under the lounge, the A 690HS is capacious, but there lies the rub.

In standard form – on the 3,500kg chassis – it offers precious little payload for its recommended four occupants; add three 75kg passengers and you are left with a paltry 125kg of payload.

The answer to this problem? You should only order this ‘van with the 4,000kg chassis option, which comes with a much more useable 810kg carrying capacity.

Summary:

Big and Teutonically-tough this Terrestra looks and feels good, but it’ll only function properly on the larger capacity chassis.

Fact-file:

Make: Eura Mobil
Model: Terrestra A 690HS
Base vehicle: Fiat Ducato chassis-cab, 130bhp
Price from: £43,139 on-the-road
Length: 7.06m (23ft 2in)
Width: 2.30m (7ft 6.5in)
Height: 3.24m (10ft 7.5in)
Gross vehicle weight: 3,500kg (optional 4,000kg)
Payload: 350kg (optional 810kg)
Berths: 6
Travel seats: 4, including driver

•    This review first appeared in the April 2007 issue of Which Motorcaravan. To subscribe to the magazine, click here.

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