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.
Rimor Superbrig 699 Living
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.