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Motorhome review: Le Voyageur Signature LVX I8.5GJF motorhome

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2019
  • Class : A-Class
  • Base Vehicle : Iveco Daily
  • Engine Size : 2.3TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 4600
  • Berths : 4
  • Layout : Fixed Single Bed

Le Voyageur View more details about the manufacturer of this vehicle over in our manufacturers section.

AT A GLANCE

Berths: 4 Travel seats: 4 Base vehicle: Iveco Daily Gross weight: 5,600kg Payload: 1,000kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2019
Manufacturer
Le Voyageur
Class
A-Class
Range
Signature
Base Vehicle
Iveco Daily
Engine Size
2.3TD
Payload (kg)
1000
Belted Seats
4
Maximum weight (kg)
4600
Price from (£)
143660
Length (m)
8.59
Width (m)
2.24
Height (m)
3.09
Berths
4
Main Layout
Fixed Single Bed
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

Here’s something revolutionary for A-class motorhomes. The result of a research project with Vision Systems has allowed Le Voyageur to launch the first motorhome ever to be homologated with no exterior mirrors.

Why? Well, deleting these bulky protrusions improves aerodynamics (and fuel consumption by up to 5%). More than that, the cameras and monitors that replace the conventional mirrors actually provide a better solution, eliminating glare and blindspots. The external camera mouldings are much less obtrusive than mirrors and the 340mm by 130mm screens on the A-pillars are like having your wing mirrors on the inside. Each provides two views and we’ve tried the system on a brief test drive and like it.

We’re also fans of the eight-speed automatic gearbox which is a must-have option for the Iveco Daily base vehicle, seen here in 5.6-tonne guise. The original Daily dashboard is neatly integrated here into its larger home with stitched leather trim and a Pioneer multi-media unit with reversing screen above that.

The Signature is a stylish-looking A-class with an automotive design, free from graphics to cheapen the appearance. This is the longer of two body sizes, each available with an island bed (CF) or twin beds (GJF). A 270mm-deep double floor means that you need triple steps to enter, through an extra-wide habitation door (there are no cab doors).

As well as internal compartments, there are external hatches, both for storage and servicing – you’ll find all the electrics grouped together on the offside while water is on the nearside, including a hose on a reel to fill the huge 300-litre fresh water tank.

Of course, on a motorhome of this calibre you expect generous storage, too, and the garage with huge top-hinged doors does not disappoint – internal width and height are each 1.21m. Inside, the Signature feels vast and very open plan. Despite a relatively modest overall width, the feeling is more of a luxury apartment than a leisure vehicle.

Another plus is the flat floor from behind the cab right back to the start of the bedroom. The cab floor is around 120mm lower but electric height adjustment for the Aguti captain’s chairs solves any discrepancy in seat heights on site. And Aguti comes to rescue again in providing the extra rear travel seats, which fold away beneath those inviting side sofas.

The lounge is as luxurious as it looks but the star feature is, perhaps, the hidden TV by the entrance. Its decorative cover splits (half goes up, the other half down) to reveal the telly. The kitchen continues the upmarket style and includes three of the largest drawers you’re likely to find in a motorhome. The reverse of the incredibly heavy sink cover is a neat plate rack, while there’s an eye-level pull-out pantry unit for convenient storage. Just two burners for the hob is a surprise but the fridge is a 173-litre giant.

The bathroom area has the feeling of a high-class hotel. The shower is the best bit – domestic sized and looking superb, even if the plastic doors feel a bit flimsy. Alongside, the basin is fed by a boutique-style wall-mounted tap, while the loo is a ceramic bowl model. There’s no shortage of space here and twin wardrobes sit one above t’other.

Finally, the rear bedroom looks conventional, until you discover that the two 1.94m by 0.81m single beds can slide together electrically to transform into a double (for which a ladder provides access). Of course, there’s a drop-down bed in the cab, too – measuring 1.88m by 1.38m.

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