A huge rear washroom with a spacious, separate shower cubicle, is undoubtedly the star feature in the Harmony Line TD 680 G from Bürstner. With a roomy lounge, housing fashionable side-facing sofas, and a modern kitchen, there's much to admire in this seven-metre low profile motorhome.
Base vehicle: Fiat Ducato Price from: £62,995 Berths: 2/3 Travel seats: 4 Length: 6.89m Width: 2.30m Height: 2.99m Gross weight: 3,500kg (4,000kg option) Payload: 405kg
First came six-metre low-profiles with a large lounge and a drop-down bed as the main berths. Then, as buyers realised that the one thing they were missing was a garage, came seven-metre versions with a huge end washroom and room for bikes onboard, usually nestled under domestic-sized wardrobe capacity as part of that rear ablutions area.
And now, the latest entrant in this sector is the Harmony Line TD 680 G from Bürstner.
The star feature here is unmistakeably the XXL-sized full-width rear washroom, reached through a wide, white, curved tambour door. It includes a spacious separate shower cubicle on the nearside, opposite the loo and basin. The shower also comes with two drains in the tray, a roof vent to expel steam and a drying rail for wet towels/clothes.
Even more impressive is the wardrobe. Running across the back of the motorhome behind two very large mirrored doors, there’s a shelved section inside, as well as two big drawers (ideal for your drawers, perhaps). Then, the washroom is completed by a swivel cassette toilet (with no shortage of leg or shoulder room on the ‘throne’ for once), while loo roll pokes through a slot in the cupboard door alongside.
The washbasin is moulded in white, incorporating a worktop to the right, and there’s another large mirror (and shelf) above, with storage for your toiletries at high and low levels. There’s a sliding door below the wardrobe for internal access to the garage, which also features two large external doors. Internal height in this bike-swallowing space is 1.24m.
At the opposite end of this Harmony Line layout is a very spacious lounge, made light in the daytime by the opening overcab sunroof and by night via the S-shaped LED in the base of the bed above. Following fashion, the seating here is in the form of two side-facing sofas, which are rather upright and short in the squab.
In between sits a table that can fold in half, or open out to a generous 1.10m by 0.88m max. For travel, the settees convert fairly easily into a pair of face-forward passenger seats but you will have cushions left over from this process (probably best stowed in the washroom en route).
The drop-down bed here is electrically operated and comes down low enough to not require a ladder for access (once the settee backrests have been removed). Bürstner claims bed dimensions of 2.00m by 1.35m, narrowing to 1.25m by the offside habitation door. Unusual are the shallow aircraft-style lockers affixed to the underside of the bed.
The L-shaped kitchen is on the nearside, between the lounge and washroom, and features loads of worktop. There’s a Thetford Triplex cooker with combined oven and grill, while opposite is the 141-litre tall/slim fridge/freezer with automatic energy selection.
The galley also comes with two large drawers and on the wall is a rack for your coffee machine’s capsules – you’ll have to provide your own caffeine machine. But anyone who bemoans continental motorhomes’ kitchens should take a look at this one – it’s modern, well-planned and has everything you need, bar perhaps a microwave.
Built on Fiat’s low-frame chassis, the T 680 G also comes with all the usual Harmony Line features, from Bürstner’s Thermo-Floor double floor to a wide habitation door and a factory-fitted 4m awning. Heating is by gas/electric Truma Combi 6 and a multi-media system with sat-nav and reversing camera is included as standard.