You’ll see single bed layouts in every A-class manufacturer’s portfolio. They find popularity amongst motorhomers who tour with friends, those who simply are used to separate beds at home, and those who don’t want another hot human alongside when travelling in humid summer conditions. Then, there are those who simply want the garage space below.
But what if you’re put off by the steps leading up to those beds and the required athleticism for getting in and out? Or if you want to sleep a bit further away from the ceiling? Or washroom facilities are your top priority?
Well, the alternative single bed format – still quite regularly seen in motorhome brochures, if not as common as the garage type – places the berths forward of a full-width end washroom. Then, as you have to walk through the bedroom to get to the washroom, the beds are at low level, more like at home. You won’t get a garage now but you should still have enough externally accessed space for outdoor chairs and the like. However, finding this layout in an A-class means searching a bit harder, with a new entrant in this market being the Integra Line 730 EB from Eura Mobil.
This German maker is not well known in Britain but comes with the reassurance of being part of the huge Trigano Group. It also backs up its motorhomes with a 10-year guarantee against leaks and a three-year warranty on its furniture construction. Its walls are wood-free and cabinets use aluminium profile reinforcements.
The Integra Line range offers two body lengths (6.99m or 7.41m) and 10 different layouts, including more unusual French bed and transverse bed with near-island-bed-access options, as well as the 730 EB shown here (now in stock at Geoff Cox Leisure) and all the usual popular floorplans. This end washroom model is likely to appeal specially for its en suite boudoir with easy-access beds and the fact that it can be closed off from the lounge/diner/galley up front.
Basis is the ubiquitous Fiat Ducato but here the standard spec has been upgraded not only with the 150bhp engine and Comfort-Matic robotised gearbox, but also the 4.4-tonne Heavy chassis. You’ll have no shortage of payload as even the 3,500kg model boasts 420kg before options. It’s an attractive all-white body with grey and gold graphics, twin-lens bus-style mirrors, a nearside cab door and offside habitation door with low entrance step. There are hatches into the under-bed lockers on either side, while cab spec includes ESP, Traction Plus and a passenger airbag.
A five-metre awning is one of the options specified, but more important is the Mondial Pack which adds cab air-conditioning, cruise control, a rear view camera, carpets, 16in star-pattern alloy wheels, a Heki skylight and central locking.
Inside, it’s the Chalet furniture shown here, while Navarra is the alternative. There are nine upholstery choices, including two leathers. Whatever décor you prefer, though, Alde’s central heating and a double floor are designed to keep you cosy in all seasons.
The lounge has an L-settee (with two travel places, each with an automotive-type headrest) and single side seat, as well as the rotating captain’s chairs. Above is a drop-down bed (claimed dimensions 1.85m by 1.50m) which will be useful for those occasional trips with the grandchildren.
The curvy kitchen has a hob set well back into the countertop to free up preparation space, while an oven is set above the fridge/freezer opposite. But the key aspects of this model are the 1.89m and 2.10m single beds (manufacturer’s figures), each with a headboard and no impediment to sitting up comfortably in bed. Meanwhile, the generous across-the-rear washroom includes a separate shower as well as the wardrobe, so it’s a true changing room as well.