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Motorhome review: Auto-Sleeper Kingham

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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 : 2
  • Layout : French Bed

AT A GLANCE

Base vehicle: Peugeot Boxer Price from: £62,495 (inc Premium Pack, Winter Pack) Berths: 2 Travel seats: 2 Length: 6.36m Width: 2.26m Height: 2.64m Gross weight: 3,500kg Payload: 398kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2021
Manufacturer
Auto-Sleepers
Class
High top
Range
No Range
Base Vehicle
Peugeot Boxer
Engine Size
2.2TD
Payload (kg)
398
Belted Seats
2
Maximum weight (kg)
3500
Price from (£)
59700
Length (m)
6.36
Width (m)
2.26
Height (m)
2.64
Berths
2
Main Layout
French Bed
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

 

 

 

While the Fairford Plus’ bedroom layout is designed for maximum storage, the Kingham is all about sleeping comfort. Here, then, is a unique French bed floorplan for a campervan – and my personal favourite model in the whole Auto-Sleeper range.

That rear lengthways double bed isn’t huge (1.87m by 1.20m max) but it is exceptionally comfy and even comes with a set of fitted bedding.

When we headed off site (to the Camping and Caravanning Club’s pretty lakeside East Horsley campsite in Surrey) at the end of each long day’s filming and testing, it was the Kingham that I bagged without hesitation.

Pity that our schedule didn’t allow time to enjoy the bed’s luxurious chaise longue position for a leisurely start to each new day!

Below that super bed (finished off with a smart moulded panel around the base) is plenty of space for your outdoor chairs, etc. It measures 500mm tall under there and the area can be reached by lifting the whole bed on gas struts or from outside, through the back doors (which also provide servicing access for the loo).

Then, alongside, is a washroom similar to the one in the Symbol Plus – its space-saving tambour door slides back to reveal a fixed corner basin (so much nicer than the flip-up type), a swivel cassette toilet and sufficient space for comfortable showering without recourse to a horrid clingy curtain. There’s a vanity area opposite the foot of the bed, too.

Like its sister models in the range, the Kingham has a generous and well-appointed kitchen. Of course, the Triplex cooker with oven/grill and the eye-level Dometic microwave are de rigeur in an Auto-Sleeper campervan, while a worktop flap at the forward end of the unit increases cooking space.

The 88-litre fridge is opposite (under the wardrobe) and, here, there’s a second pull-out worktop extension. Better still, this galley offers practical and easy-to-access storage with four drawers, plus a larger pan drawer beneath the oven.

There’s a pop-top tower of three-pin sockets for your mains appliances, too.

Up front, both cab seats swivel and the small island-leg table that slots in here is perfect for light meals. The layout also includes a side sofa, facing the kitchen and sliding door, that is more comfortable than most as it doesn’t have to convert into a bed or a travel seat – the Kingham is purely about comfortable touring for two.

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