Auto-Sleepers’ experience shows through in the details of the Duetto. This camper has good lounge comfort in a small, well-crafted package.
Traditional, cosy interior with the large, comfortable bed
Light fabric picks up dirt
The Duetto has delicate colour co-ordination with a tastefully updated, traditional look that will suit those who are going to spend some time relaxing inside. Unfortunately, it’s also a rather impractical interior with its light-coloured fabrics and carpet. As you might expect, there’s a fair amount of fabric trim and high-quality lined curtains, even where there are blinds in place. The plywood furniture is well crafted, and there are neat, moulded plastic surrounds for the side door, lounge window and kitchen.
The traditional galley set-up doesn’t provide any particular sense of openness, while the ‘vans with two rear travel seats, the Lezan and the Cavarno, both have a corridor-effect throughout.
The Duetto has a permanent sofa and swivel passenger seat, though the extra lounge seat creates a dinette option and provides a separate place to sit.
The Duetto allows separate seating and – with the side seat collapsed – two seats you can recline on. Although lounge occupants can recline against the driver’s seat back, a swivel seat would have improved the potential of either lounge. There’s enough bed space for taller couples but the Duetto’s bed is quite involved: once you drop the side seat down, the sofa base slides out to meet it and three shaped cushions make a large double (or you could have the option of two singles). It’s a large and comfortable bed, and better than most rivals.
The Duetto has a full-size cooker and a two-piece folding worktop cover over the drainer and the sink. It’s a small kitchen, but fairly practical and storage facilities are fair for the size.
The washroom door opens towards the front to accommodate the shower door. It is not very convenient for access, but this set-up does at least provide some modesty for emerging occupants. Its hinged door flap bolts in place beneath the kitchen lockers.
You get an older-model bench toilet, with toilet-roll holder, and a large tip-up sink, but with only 5ft 11ins-worth of headroom and a shower room which measures 56 x 46cm, the toilet is a constricted space, especially with the curtain, the intruding wheel arch and a towel rail to contend with.
There’s enough bed space for taller couples but the Duetto’s bed is quite involved: once you drop the side seat down, the sofa base slides out to meet it and three shaped cushions make a large double (or you could have the option of two singles). It’s a large and comfortable bed, and better than most rivals.
The Duetto’s nearside seat base has a locker on its inner side, which might be useful for some pitching kit. The wardrobe is all hanging space, with no shelving. The second table is stored tidily behind the sofa. There’s access to the bed box, and a lockable seat-base store in the passenger seat.
There are two overhead lockers, but these are shallow – they’ll only hold books and DVDs – and a handy crockery storage area.