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Motorhome review - Head to head McLouis Tandy 490G Plus versus Sharky M6 from 2007

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Key Features

490G
  • Model Year : 2007
  • Class : Overcab Coachbuilt
  • Base Vehicle : Renault Master
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3500
  • Engine Size : 3.0TD
  • Berths : 6
  • Layout : Garage
M6
  • Model Year : 2007
  • Class : Overcab Coachbuilt
  • Base Vehicle : Fiat Ducato
  • Engine Size : 2.3TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3500
  • Berths : 6
  • Layout : Garage

The Verdict

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

490G
M6
Model Year
2007
2007
Manufacturer
McLouis
SeA
Class
Overcab Coachbuilt
Overcab Coachbuilt
Range
Tandy
Sharky
Base Vehicle
Renault Master
Fiat Ducato
Height (m)
3.09
3.10
Maximum weight (kg)
3500
3500
Belted Seats
4
4
Payload (kg)
508
550
Engine Size
3.0TD
2.3TD
Width (m)
2.30
2.35
Price from (€)
Length (m)
7.05
7.21
Price from (£)
39568
39496
Berths
6
6
Main Layout
Garage
Garage
Engine Size
3.0TD
2.3TD
Payload (kg)
508
550
Belted Seats
4
4
Maximum weight (kg)
3500
3500
Price from (£)
39568
39496
Length (m)
7.05
7.21
Width (m)
2.30
2.35
Height (m)
3.09
3.10
Berths
6
6
Main Layout
Garage
Garage
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date
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DETAILED REVIEW

Read MMM's head to head motorhome review of McLouis Tandy 490G Plus versus Sharky M6 from June 2007


We are led to believe that the motorhome market in Britain is essentially a mature thing, with the vast majority of customers being older couples (the power of the Grey Pound, and all that). Indeed, if you do a bit of people watching whilst on site, or ambling around the outdoor shows, this theory seems to be backed-up by what you see: ‘young’ and vigorous couples - just like us - who’ve escaped from their responsibilities.

In Italy, apparently, things are very different, with plenty of young families taking their holidays by motorhome, and this explains the Italians build so many of these mobile dormitories; but what baffles me is why they seem to sell so well here?

Could it be that there’s a new younger market germinating somewhere in secret, or are us new-age oldies buying these multiple-berth monsters?

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