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Motorhome review - Head to head Devon Sundowner and Timberland Discovery XI from 2007

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Key Features

Sundowner
  • Model Year : 2007
  • Class : High top
  • Base Vehicle : Volkswagen T5
  • Layout : Campervan
  • Berths : 2
  • Engine Size : 2.5TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3000
Discovery XI
  • Model Year : 2007
  • Class : High top
  • Base Vehicle : Renault Trafic
  • Layout : Rear Lounge
  • Engine Size : 1.9TD
  • Berths : 2
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 2900

The Verdict

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Sundowner
Discovery XI
Model Year
2007
2007
Manufacturer
Devon Conversions
Timberland
Class
High top
High top
Range
No Range
No Range
Base Vehicle
Volkswagen T5
Renault Trafic
Length (m)
5.29
5.18
Main Layout
Campervan
Rear Lounge
Berths
2
2
Engine Size
2.5TD
1.9TD
Payload (kg)
640
550
Belted Seats
4
4
Price from (£)
30698
33995
Width (m)
1.90
1.63
Price from (€)
Maximum weight (kg)
3000
2900
Height (m)
2.56
2.49
Price from (£)
30698
33995
Length (m)
5.29
5.18
Main Layout
Campervan
Rear Lounge
Price from (€)
Width (m)
1.90
1.63
Engine Size
2.5TD
1.9TD
Payload (kg)
640
550
Belted Seats
4
4
Berths
2
2
Maximum weight (kg)
3000
2900
Height (m)
2.56
2.49

DETAILED REVIEW

Read MMM's head to head motorhome review of the Devon Sundowner and Timberland Discovery XI from January 2007


High top motorcaravans built on small base vehicles can make a lot of sense. They’re narrower and shorter than many other panel van conversions on medium sized (Fiat Ducato, Peugeot Boxer, Renault Master, etc) bases, making them even more suitable as everyday vehicles.

A high roof may cause the odd argument with height barriers, but the enhanced interior space, better insulation and more storage on offer more than makes up for this inconvenience. Choose a model based on the long wheelbase version of these compact vehicles and you can benefit from increased interior space, and/or ‘grown-up’ facilities more associated with larger motorcaravans.

This head-to-head test sees two of the latest models compared; one offering some big-motorhome appointments, the other maximum interior space and storage.

Read the full review in PDF version by clicking here.


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