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Motorhome review: Auto-Sleeper Fairford Plus

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2021
  • Class : High top
  • Base Vehicle : Peugeot Boxer
  • Engine Size : 2.2TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3500
  • Berths : 4
  • Layout : Rear Lounge

AT A GLANCE

Base vehicle: Peugeot Boxer Price from: £62,495 (inc Premium Pack, Winter Pack) Berths: 4 Travel seats: 4 Length: 6.36m Width: 2.26m Height: 2.64m Gross weight: 3,500kg Payload: 389kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2021
Manufacturer
Auto-Sleepers
Class
High top
Range
No Range
Base Vehicle
Peugeot Boxer
Engine Size
2.2TD
Payload (kg)
389
Belted Seats
4
Maximum weight (kg)
3500
Price from (£)
59700
Length (m)
6.36
Width (m)
2.26
Height (m)
2.64
Berths
4
Main Layout
Rear Lounge
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

 

 

Arguably the most versatile model in Auto-Sleepers’ campervan range, the Fairford Plus is the second four-berth in the line-up and the newest model in the range.

Its washroom, kitchen and front lounge are broadly similar to the standard Fairford, but at the rear it swaps a second seating area for a fixed bed/garage format that looks more like something you’d expect to see in a Continental campervan.

The rear transverse double bed measures 1.86m by 1.35m max and is quite high off the floor (910mm) to maximise storage below but it’s when you fold away the metal-framed bed bases to either side that the Fairford Plus really comes into its own.

Unlike most imported rivals, there is very little fixed furniture in this space, so the garage area measures a generous 1.36m by 1.35m. Then, with the bed stowed, the load area height increases from 0.82m to the full headroom of the campervan – 1.88m.

Anything from surfboards to mountain bikes, mobility scooters to pet cages can be kept here. There are four corner lashing points to secure your load and even seatbelts traps for dog harnesses. A 230V socket is provided and an external shower, too.

If even this isn’t enough load capacity for you then the Fairford Plus comes with roof rack rails as standard – just keep in mind the 389kg payload.

As well as the pullman dinette, this model has a swivelling passenger seat, while the rear travel seat has a cheese-shaped backrest section to improve back seat comfort.

This removes to create a flat bed, while night-time arrangements up front mirror those of the original Fairford with a choice of small or full-sized beds.

Clearly a close relative of its non-Plus cousin, there are, however, some detail differences between the two. One of the most noticeable is the table in the front lounge. Rather than a wall rail-mounted device, here it’s a more European-style fixed table (940mm by 560mm) on a large central leg.

It’s very stable in use and can twist and slide. Above the table are those clever reading lights that can be moved to suit.

Other changes between the Fairford and Fairford Plus are the position of the cooker and sink – swapped here so that splashes from your sizzling bacon don’t stain your duvet.

Otherwise, the galley is equally expansive (again with that low-level under-counter wardrobe) but a useful addition here is the pop-up power tower with three 230V sockets.

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