Base vehicle: Fiat Ducato Price: From £54,995 Berths: 2/4 Travel seats: 4 Length: 7.41m Width: 2.90m Gross Weight: 3,499kg Payload: 449kg
The Eurostyle brand name is back for 2019. Replacing the Advantage Edition, it is a range of three dealer special low-profiles built by German firm, Dethleffs, exclusively for Lowdhams.
Here is the single bed model, while there are also two island bed layouts. Each comes as a two-berth as standard but can be turned into a four-berth with the addition of an optional drop-down double bed.
The key aspect of spec, though, is the Eurostyle Pack, which adds over £8,000-worth of gear for just £1,995. This, then, is a £57k motorhome that features a silver cab, 16in alloy wheels, 22in TV with satellite system, bike rack, awning and DAB radio with motorhome-friendly sat-nav and reversing camera.
Unlike most Teutonic motorhomes, you won’t have to study long lists of extra-cost features, though you might still consider the 150bhp engine or Comfort-Matic gearbox.
Whatever’s under the bonnet, the lounge takes the newly fashionable approach of side-facing settees, which can convert into face-forward travel seats. Here, the duo-tone upholstery is enlivened by orange scatter cushions and an overcab sunroof and Midi Heki rooflight ensure there’s plenty of daylight. Artificial lighting is generous, too, but none of it is directionally adjustable.
More importantly, there is a noticeable step down from the cab into the living area (where headroom is 2.12m), which results in the settees being rather too high off the floor for comfort, especially for those of shorter stature. We liked the fold-in-half table, though, which opens out to a massive 860mm by 930mm and the TV mounted at a sensible height near the door.
The entrance itself is extra wide and linked to the remote central locking. As you enter, the kitchen faces you with a combined oven/grill and three-burners-in-line hob. A waste bin and large cutlery drawer are fitted but there’s no extension panel to increase the limited worktop space. Opposite, the 142-litre tall/slim fridge comes with automatic energy selection.
From the galley area you step up to the bathroom, with shower (frosted doors, clothes drying rail, roof vent, twin drains, 1.92m headroom) on the offside and loo opposite. The toilet cubicle’s door (with full length mirror) opens out across the aisle, while a completely private ablutions area is completed by a sliding door at the foot of the beds.
The toilet/shower walls are angled where they meet the ends of each single bed, so mattress lengths vary, depending on where you place your tape measure – 1.92m to 2.08m on the nearside, 1.86m to 2.02m on the offside. A slide-out panel and infill cushion can stretch the central section between the two singles from 1.07m to 1.94m, effectively creating a simply vast king-sized bed – though you now need a ladder to reach it.
Wardrobes are fitted under each of the beds, while outside there’s a garage, too. Width at floor level is 0.99m, while internal height is an excellent 1.23m. Large loading doors feature on either side but there’s no spare wheel – just a get-you-home kit.
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