The island bed layout works well and is the Moovéo P719s star feature, but it's at the expense of lounge space.
Moovéo P719 2008
MOOVEO may still be something of a new kid on the block, but they’ve already made their mark on the motorhome market both on the continent and here in the UK.
The P719 low-profile is a newcomer to the 2008 line-up and it's the only Moovéo you can currently buy that has an island bed layout.
At 7.15m in length, the P719 is the second longest of the current Moovéo low-profile line up (the longest being the P712), and while it may lack the opulence of – say – the similarly laid-out Benimar Tesseo, it certainly doesn’t feel like a stripped-out bargain-basement special, not least in light of the vivid red trim that now enlivens parts of the kitchen area and the cheerful blue lounge upholstery.
It’s the bedroom that steals the limelight, though, with its true island construction allied to his ‘n’ hers roof and floor lockers, reading lights and bedside tables, while the lady of the house will no doubt approve of the small vanity area at the foot end of the room.
There’s no wheelarch moulding to trip over à la Benimar, either.
The central kitchen area is fairly plain and four-square, but there’s a modicum of worktop space, and UK models will get that all-important oven in lieu of one of the show model’s cupboards.
The large Thetford fridge sports a separate freezer compartment, too.
The washroom opposite extends to the usual curtained-off separate shower area, and the whole room feels uncommonly spacious, although the flimsy green locker doors do betray the motorhome’s budget-based origins.
There’s not quite enough room for the offside lounge seat enjoyed by most of the other P-series Moovéos, but the half dinette provided, allied to the usual swivel cab seats, should prove spacious enough for the couples who are most likely to buy this motorhome, while the twin rear travel seats and bed in this area should prove handy for those times when Little Johnny comes to visit.
This article originally appeared in the November 2007 issue of Which Motorcaravan. To subscribe to the magazine, click here.