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Find out what the experts think of the Auto-Trail Cheyenne 632 Hi-Line in the Practical Motorhome review
The floor is level, with easy access from the cab to the living area. The overcab bed has a sliding, slatted base and folded mattress to clear the cutaway. Carpets in the living quarters are fitted, rather than removable. This makes for awkward cleaning, but Auto-Trail maintains that carpeting the floor before mounting the shell and furniture onto this makes for far less road noise – and our experience supports this.
On the road
In the cab you'll find drop-in carpets, upholstered seats with twin armrests, and integrated blinds at the windows. The Cheyenne has a brushed-aluminium and walnut trim and, with the SE pack fitted to our test model (£849), it gets all the bells and whistles, including cab air-conditioning and a flip-down colour TV monitor-cum-reversing camera.
The push-button electric step pops out when you hit the central-locking button on the key fob, which is impressive but not what you want if you are parked close to another vehicle.
Lounging & dining
A nice touch is the curtains on domestic-style poles, which feel homely without the usual fuss of tie-backs. Four directional spotlights do the job of an evening, or there’s a dimmer switch for ‘mood lighting’ above the overhead lockers.
A fridge freezer, with a wood-veneered panel door, sits beneath the sink, and a tambour door acts as a serving hatch from the kitchen through to the bedroom. There’s a wire crockery rack in the locker above the oven/hob, and a second tambour-doored locker (with a plug socket above the sink) just the right size for a microwave.
In the overcab, a slatted base slides out to make a double bed. A metallic safety bar clips to the base to secure the bed and a fabric net acts as a safety barrier for younger children. Its maximum headroom, at 66cm, is higher than most, and with windows at either side and spotlights at one end it doesn’t feel at all claustrophobic.
You can make up an extra single bed measuring 208 x 84cm by pulling the slatted seat bases forward to meet in the centre of the vehicle.
It also comes with a full complement of overhead lockers, a tall wardrobe with 115cm hanging height and 59cm width. Three shelves and three drawers separate the wardrobe and the washroom. Up front, the side sofa seats have a locker flap at the base for access to the storage area below.
Dometic Fridge, 3-burner gas with electric hot plate, Oven, Separate grill
Thetford C-250 toilet, Bi-fold shower door
Well built and well equipped, the Cheyenne is a shortish ’van but doesn't feel like one on the inside.
- Outstanding equipment levels; quality of interior fit.
- We would have preferred positive locking catches on the lockers.