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Rimor Superbrig 699 Living (2008) - motorhome review

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2008
  • Class : Overcab Coachbuilt
  • Base Vehicle : Ford Transit
  • Layout : Rear Lounge
  • Engine Size : 2.4TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3500
  • Berths : 6

The Verdict

A great family or hobby coachbuilt that offers masses of space for a bargain price. The Ford RWD base is the icing on the cake.

Score

AT A GLANCE

Rimor Superbrig 699 Living

Pros
  • Ford RWD base with twin rear wheels for stability
  • U-shaped rear lounge
  • Large garage under rear lounge
  • Six berthes and five travel seats
  • Centre kitchen with 143-litre fridge freezer
Cons
  • Large vehicle at 7.26m long

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2008
Manufacturer
Rimor
Class
Overcab Coachbuilt
Range
Super Brig
Base Vehicle
Ford Transit
Main Layout
Rear Lounge
Length (m)
7.25
Width (m)
2.34
Belted Seats
5
Engine Size
2.4TD
Payload (kg)
-
Maximum weight (kg)
3500
Price from (€)
Berths
6
Price from (£)
38995
Height (m)
3.00

DETAILED REVIEW

EVERY now and then you come across a continental motorhome which looks as if it was designed with British tastes in mind – and this latest Superbrig is just such a ’van.

It’s big – nearly 24ft in old money – and it has the rear-wheel drive, twin rear wheel Ford Transit as its base – complete with the powerful 2.4TDCi engine.

That’s a good start but inside that roomy overcab coachbuilt body is the key feature – for the UK at least – a wrap-around rear lounge.

There’s a pullman dinette up front too, so you have a choice of seating areas on site. And the front dinette also provides two three-point belts and one lap belt (rear-facing) so five can go touring.

Better still, the dinette seats have additional lumbar support cushions, which really add to your comfort, while the rear lounge is a comfy place for a bit of feet-up R and R.

Both seating areas make into double beds and there’s a good-sized luton too (with tip-up base for an easy cab-to-caravan walk-through) – so you can also sleep five easily.

The centre kitchen looks family-friendly too, with absolutely acres of worktop space and enough storage space to stow food supplies for months.

There’s a 143-litre AES fridge/freezer too, so all the 699 Living needs is an oven/grill which I’m sure Rimor will add when the model reaches our shores.

This is hardly a new design or a revolutionary concept – nor does the Superbrig even redefine motorcaravanning interior décor. It’s just a good interpretation of an age old favourite in British motorcaravanning circles.

That it looks slightly distinctive on the outside – with its front overcab window and blue side bands – is also less relevant than the fact that Rimors are usually competitively priced and well equipped.

The relatively unusual base vehicle is a bonus and huge external storage under the rear lounge is something that you won’t see on many of the Superbrig’s closest rivals.

Definitely worth a look then when right-hand drive models reach our shores.

This review first appeared in the November 2007 issue of Which Motorcaravan. To subscribe to the magazine, click here.