Base vehicle: Fiat Ducato Price from: £46,900 Berths: 2/4 Travel seats: 4 Length: 6.36m Width: 2.05m Height: 2.59m Gross weight: 3,500kg (4,250kg) Payload: 500kg
This new campervan is all about the garage at the back. As standard, there’s a vast space here, up to 1.52m high and 1.20m wide with chequerplate flooring, so you won’t worry about loading a motorbike on board.
There’s a reasonable 500kg payload as standard, too, although this more than doubles with the Heavy version of the Fiat Ducato (an £860 option, as tested here). Reinforced rear suspension is standard.
Of course, with your Ducati – or whatever else you want to carry – removed, this area is also the bedroom. An electrically lowerable double bed is standard, with a second (removable) bed available as an option (at £460) below.
The main bed runs lengthways and is 1.83m long (slightly shorter, at 1.74m, on the nearside) by 1.29m wide. It can be parked in any position, right down to just 910mm off the floor, and there are switches to control it at either end, so you can operate it from outside when standing by the open barn doors at the back.
If you want to use the D60 as a four-berth, the lower bed also has a Bultex mattress and is actually the larger of the two. It’s a generous 1.96m long (max) by 1.60m wide, reducing to 1.36m towards the front of the campervan. It’s not a bed that folds away, as in many rivals, but it can be completely removed – frame, mattress, the lot.
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Do that and you’re left with full-height cupboards on the offside featuring a mix of sliding and tambour doors, so you can access what’s stored here even if the garage is loaded up. The tambour door hides a wardrobe, with another one on the nearside, also behind a roller shutter that rises vertically.
The rest of the units on the nearside are low level and the fresh water tank and gas locker are built-in here. Finally, the garage also features a 230V socket and external shower as part of the Active Pack (£480) that also includes the hard-wearing aluminium floor.
The D60 is a new model for 2021 and forms part of Dreamer’s entry-level Fun range. It misses out on the panoramic overcab Skyview window of the more expensive Select models but still gets a new full-height walk-through into the cab. Unlike the Select, there’s no choice of furniture styles, but you can have Nova (shown) or Arizona upholstery.
The base price seems keen for an extra-long Ducato, even once you’ve allowed for the essential (£1,620) Fun + Pack. That adds Fiat’s 140bhp engine, cab air-conditioning, cruise control, passenger airbag, colour-coded bumper, flyscreen door, cab blinds, electric step, Pioneer radio, a second leisure battery and Truma Combi diesel-fired heating (upgrade this to diesel/mains electric for £510).
Other options fitted here include the 160bhp engine (£1,760), Aluminium Grey metallic paint (£630), alloy wheels (£580), front foglamps (£210) and a reversing camera (£340).
The rest of the D60 is more conventional, but not without virtue. The washroom is particularly stylish, with good storage and worktop provision and a shower curtain that clips into place and is only required to protect the furniture. The tambour entrance door means you can access the space without disrupting the work of the chef. A roof vent provides ventilation.
The kitchen is compact and situated adjacent to the offside sliding door, as you’d expect with this type of layout, but it still includes three extra-large soft-closing drawers for good storage. Alongside is the galley’s star feature – a tall 149-litre compressor fridge. Although not fitted here, an oven is available if you’re prepared to sacrifice some of that drawer space.
Other than the full-height cab area, the half-dinette lounge is completely conventional, although it does cater sufficiently well for four diners, thanks to an extension leaf on the table. But you’ll buy this campervan for that versatile rear space and its load-carrying ability.