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Motorhome review: Itineo TC740 motorhome

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2019
  • Class : A-Class
  • Base Vehicle : Fiat Ducato
  • Engine Size : 2.3TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3500
  • Berths : 4
  • Layout : Garage

The Verdict

There's a lot to like about this A-class - impressively large garage space, a big lounge and good-sized beds. What isn't so large is the price; it's rare to get a motorhome with this layout for under £60k.

AT A GLANCE

Base vehicle: Fiat Ducato Price from: £58,300 Berths: 4 Travel seats: 4 Length: 7.43m Width: 2.35m Height: 2.94m Gross weight: 3,500kg Payload: 450kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2019
Manufacturer
Itineo
Class
A-Class
Range
No Range
Base Vehicle
Fiat Ducato
Engine Size
2.3TD
Payload (kg)
450
Belted Seats
4
Maximum weight (kg)
3500
Price from (£)
58300
Length (m)
7.43
Width (m)
2.35
Height (m)
2.94
Berths
4
Main Layout
Garage
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

This transverse-fixed-double-bed-over-garage layout is not as prevalent as it once was, although you’ll still see it in compact models. You discover such floorplans in a few overcab coachbuilts, too, but rarely in an A-class and certainly not in an A-class that’s priced from under £60k. Add in a parallel sofa lounge and you have that rarest of rare motorhomes, one with no direct rivals on the UK market.

Of course, a big part of the appeal of this style of layout has always been the garage space. Here, the capacity is huge, although the weight limit is a typical 150kg (and watch that you don’t exceed the overall payload of 450kg). Internal height in the XXL locker is 1.26m. There’s a dropped floor level for easier loading and the GRP flooring has a drain hole for hosing out, but the only full-sized opening is on the offside.

A big garage should result in a big bed above and that’s the case here, too. The mattress – fully rectangular – is 2.16m by 1.40m and there are two fixed steps for access. We liked the provision of a bedside table but not the odd decision to put a window on the bedroom’s nearside and high-level cupboards on the offside, meaning that it’s hard to sit up in bed.

If you need four berths, there’s also the usual A-class cab bed, which lowers manually to offer a mattress measuring 1.86m by 1.41m.

Adjacent to the rear bedroom, and up a small step from the kitchen, the bathroom has all the facilities in one space, including the superior Dometic toilet (a real surprise at this price), a corner basin, opening window and good-sized shower with recesses for shampoo, etc. Open the toilet door across the aisle and a superb changing room is created, incorporating the vast full-height wardrobe on the nearside. With twin sliding doors, this domestic-style unit is over a metre wide and is shelved on the left and has a hanging rail with 1.12m drop on the right.

The lounge feels big, too. Thank the side settee layout and the full-width A-class cab, as well as a tabletop that folds in half. The spacious impression stretches back into the galley area, the whole ’van having a pleasantly open-plan feel. On site there’s room for six around the table, while for travel there are slot-in backrests to convert the side-facing benches into forward-facing travel seats.

Even the kitchen is a good size. There’s plenty of worktop, especially as there’s an additional removable panel that clips into a groove in front of the sink. The extra-large, soft-close kitchen drawers are equipped with central locking (a feature that’s out of kilter with the keen price) and the fridge/freezer is a 149-litre two-door model. An oven is available as an option.

Like all 2019 Itineo A-classes, the TC740 gets framed windows, a glossy black shower column with storage recesses, matt black worktops and new exterior skirts. Add the Pack Life to complete the spec, with cab air-con, passenger airbag, cruise control, heated mirrors, reversing camera, flyscreen door, etc.

 

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