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Motorhome review: Hobby Optima OnTour motorhome range

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2020
  • Class : Low Profile
  • Base Vehicle : Citroën Relay
  • Engine Size : 2.2TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3500
  • Berths : 4
  • Layout : French Bed

AT A GLANCE

Base vehicle: Citroen Relay Price from: £48,664 Berths: 2-6 Travel seats: 4 Length: 6.99m-7.08m Width: 2.33m Height: 2.85m Gross weight: 3,500kg Payload: 515kg-594kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2020
Manufacturer
Hobby
Class
Low Profile
Range
Optima OnTour
Base Vehicle
Citroën Relay
Engine Size
2.2TD
Payload (kg)
547
Belted Seats
4
Maximum weight (kg)
3500
Price from (£)
49399 excl VED
Length (m)
7.03
Width (m)
2.33
Height (m)
2.84
Berths
4
Main Layout
French Bed
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

The Optima OnTour range is the most affordable coachbuilt line-up from Hobby, but that doesn’t mean it’s back to basics. In fact, with the HobbyComplete All-Inclusive Package, these don’t feel like budget vehicles at all.

Highlights include customisable Goodside slatted frame beds and an overcab sunroof, as well as extra-wide habitation doors, height-adjustable cab seats with armrests, heated and insulated waste water tanks, ventilation around top lockers and durable GRP floors with XPS insulation.

Headroom in the living area of up to 2.05m is another plus, along with coat hooks in the entrance area, reading lights for bedrooms and lounges and a slide-out gas cylinder holder for easier changeovers. Blinds are fitted in the cab and heating is from a powerful Truma Combi 6 blown-air unit.

There are four models to choose from. The T65 FL and T65 HFL are a pair of French bed layouts with 7.03m overall length. They differ only in the ‘H’ version having a drop-down bed over the front lounge (half-dinette with side settee).

The T65 GE (7.08m long) is another conventional floorplan, this time with fixed single beds over a large rear garage. The newest addition to the line-up is the T65 HKM which targets family buyers with a (just) sub-seven-metre motorhome.

It has a pullman dinette and side sofa lounge with drop-down bed above, while a pair of transverse bunk beds are at the back. Like the GE layout, the HKM benefits from a practical swing-wall washroom.

 

Moran Motorhomes


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http://www.moranmotorhomes.co.uk
info@moranmotorhomes.com
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Premier Motorhomes & Leisure Ltd

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Main Road
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West Sussex
PO20 7BU
http://premiermotorhomes.uk
info@premiermotorhomes.com
Auto-Trail, Chausson, Dethleffs, Hymer, HymerCar. The south's complete motorhome centre. Sales, servicing & accessories.

Simpsons Motorhomes


Suffolk Road
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR31 0LN
http://simpsonsmotorhomes.co.uk
sales@simpsonsmotorcaravans.com
Simpsons Motor Caravans is one of Britain's most trusted and respected motorhome dealers. Base & habitation service, repairs & MoT.

3 A's Leisure (Showground)


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Carmarthenshire
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http://www.3acaravans.co.uk
carmarthen@3asleisure.com
Adria, Autocruise, Auto-Sleepers, Bessacarr, Carthago, Chausson, Dethleffs, Elddis, Swift. Habitation service, finance, accessories, overnighters.

Alan Kerr Motorhomes

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Paignton
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http://www.alankerrltd.co.uk
sales@alankerrltd.co.uk
New and used motorhomes for sale. Base and habitation service and MoTs. Parts and accessories, bodyshop.

American Retro Caravans Ltd

Appt only
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Taunton
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TA3 5AP
http://www.arcairstreams.co.uk
info@arcairstreams.co.uk
Renovate vintage Airstream caravans & motorhomes, also American RVs. Exterior repairs, aftersales servicing & insurance work. Import. Spares.

BC Motorhomes

Border Cars Ayr
Heathfield Road
Ayr
Ayrshire
KA8 9HE
http://www.bcmotorhomes.co.uk
calum.watson@bcmotorhomes.co.uk
Auto-Sleepers, Auto-Trail, Carthago, Dethleffs, Roller Team, Swift new motorhomes. Motorhome hire, base & habitation service & repair.

Coleford Leisure

The Showroom
Crucible Close
Coleford
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GL16 8RE
http://www.colefordleisure.co.uk
sales@colefordleisure.co.uk
Used motorhomes. Habitation servicing. Motor movers.

Derby Motorhomes (Auto-Sleepers Exhibition Centre)

Lower Floor, Chapel St car park
Chapel Street
Derby
Derbyshire
DE1 3GU
https://derbymotorhomes.com
sales@derbymotorhomes.com
New and used sales, service, repairs and accessories. Auto-Sleeper conversions. Driving & access aids adaptions.

E S Hartley Motorhomes (Cheshire)


Rossmore Road East
Wirral
Cheshire
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http://www.eshartleygroup.co.uk
sales@eshartleygroup.co.uk
Hillside, Hobby, Jobl, Lunar, PLA, Roller Team, WildAx new motorhomes. Service centre. Branch in Cumbria also.

GMC Motorhomes Shrewsbury


Ennerdale Road
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
SY1 3LD
http://www.gmcmotorhomes.co.uk
sales@gmcmotorhomes.co.uk
New Auto-Trail, Hobby, and Malibu motorhomes. Used motorhomes. Hire. Also branch at Gailey, Staffs.

Go European Motorhomes (Staffs)


Lakeside Boulevard
Cannock
Staffordshire
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http://www.goeuropean.co.uk
goeurogailey@aol.co.uk
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John Watts Farms

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West Midlands
B76 9PY
http://www.johnwattsfarms.co.uk
info@johnwattsfarms.co.uk
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Johns Cross Motorcaravan Centre


Battle Road (A21)
Robertsbridge
East Sussex
TN32 5JJ
http://www.johnscross.co.uk
andy@johnscross.co.uk
Swift 2-6 berth hire. Motor movers. Motorhome electrics. Mobile & workshop. Also tents, accessories etc. Coleman, Vango, Gelert, Royal. Boiler repair. Auto-Trail new models.

Knowepark Caravans and Motorhomes


Hardie Road
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 8BA
http://www.kpcm.co.uk
sales@knowepark.co.uk
New and used caravans and motorhomes for sale. Habitation servicing.

Lee & Turner Ltd


Waterton Lane
Waterton
Bridgend
CF31 3UZ
http://www.leeandturner.co.uk
mervyn.evans@leeandturner.co.uk
Main dealers for Auto-Trail and Roller Team. Full aftersales service including bodyshop.

MotorHomes and Caravans Ltd


Stoneferry Road
Hull
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HU7 0EG
http://www.motorhomesltd.com
info@mandcltd.com
New Elddis, Hobby, Rimor motorhomes. Elddis new caravans. Also used motorhomes & caravans. Online shop.

Premier Sundecks

Abbey View Trading Est
Bagillt Road
Holywell
Flintshire
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http://www.premiersundecks.co.uk
premierg68@googlemail.com
UPVC decking & verandahs.

Robsons Caravans & Motorhomes


Durham Road
Bishop Auckland
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DL13 3HU
http://www.robsonsofwolsingham.co.uk
sales@robsonsofwolsingham.co.uk
New and used caravans and motorhomes. Accessories and habitation servicing.

Southdowns Motorcaravans Ltd

Painter Close
Anchorage Road
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Hampshire
PO3 5UH
http://www.southdownsmotorcaravans.co.uk
contactus@southdownsmotorcaravans.co.uk
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STJ Motors

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http://www.stjmotorhomes.co.uk
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Thompson Leisure

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Dreamer, Elddis, Hobby, Rapido, Rimor, Swift new motorhomes. Also used motorhomes. Motorhome hire. Habitation service & repairs.

Tyne Valley Motorhomes


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http://www.tynevalleymotorhomes.co.uk
sales@tynevalleymotorhomes.co.uk
Auto-Trail, Chausson, Elddis, Hymer and HymerCar new motorhomes. Service, warranty work, accessory fitting. Motorhome storage.