Berths: 2 Travel seats: 4 Base vehicle: Fiat Ducato Gross weight: 3,500kg Payload: 3,485kg
Originally a special edition, Harmony Line has become the standard specification for the Lyseo TD range of motorhomes. These low-profiles number 11 models in total now, including this new-for-2019 727 G.
Measuring in at a smidge under 7.5m, this new model adopts one of the most popular floorplans with fixed single beds above a garage. It’s even more UK friendly as the lounge is comprised of the two cab seats and two inward facing sofas, both of which convert to a travel seat with three-point belts.
Stepping on board, those inward facing seats give the interior an incredibly spacious feel, which is amplified by the 2.05 metres of headroom. Obviously, if you order the drop-down bed (providing two extra berths) option here, that headroom figure will lower.
The cab seats swivel round to face the lounge once on site, making a very spacious lounge, further enhanced by the step-free interior (it’s a flat floor from cab to bedroom). Leave the table folded in half for easy access to the cab and moving around the lounge, or unfold it for mealtimes.
To stop any accidental spillage migrating from the kitchen onto the lounge seating, there is an end panel, fitted with LED lights to offer smart-looking ambient lighting. In the cooking department you get a three-burner hob (with electric ignition), sink with glass cover and oven, as well as a 145-litre fridge freezer. The latter is set in a lower unit with a handy shelf on top. This creates space for a TV as well as a convenient spot for the control panels.
The washroom is split across the aisle through to the bedroom. As is common with this type of layout, the toilet cubicle door swings across to shut off the lounge and kitchen from the rear. This creates a handy dressing area, but also if the ablutions facilities need to be used during the night, there is a additional sliding panel to close off the toilet from the bedroom.
The step-free floor comes into its own again, as what Bürstner calls its Thermo-Floor double floor means there is no wheel arches intruding into the shower and toilet compartments.
The bedroom itself has steps up – they are set higher to create more storage space below. The wardrobe sits under the foot of one of the beds and there are lockers across the rear, which may preclude the idea of sitting up in bed with your morning cuppa. There is storage in the two steps up to the bed too.
Slats and memory foam mattresses provide sleeping comfort, while mattress covers are removable for washing. Plus, both beds are 2.02m long.
Access to the garage is easy thanks to two doors, while the lower floor allows for much less effort when loading bulky items like bikes. You could also opt for a spare wheel with carrier to be fitted here, instead of the Fix and Go kit supplied as standard.
The motorhome is built on Fiat’s low-level chassis and comes with the 128bhp engine as standard. And as it’s a Harmony Line model, the kit list is suitably long. That includes twin airbags, ABS, 16in alloys, DRLs, cruise control, electric mirrors, cab blinds, cab air con, leather multi-function steering wheel and gear shift, wide habitation door, navigation system with rear view camera, exterior gas point and awning.
Yes, there are options, but not much that might be considered essential. You might want the Drive Easy pack with tyre pressure sensors, front fogs and a heavy-duty alternator, while there are engine and chassis upgrades for more power and payload respectively.
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