This prototype could be improved – the furnishings don’t look as ‘all-action’ as they might otherwise.
But that rear area is a really practical bonus – as well as a fold-out floor-level partition, clips are in place to harness your pets in transit, or on-site.
Practical Motorhome says…
The Plus Factor? More than that, Auto-Sleepers has completely transformed its standard Fairford with the three-way rear offering – seating, permanent bed, storage zone – and come up with a truly adaptable vehicle. A few tweaks would improve a very promising concept indeed.
Large storage space at rear
Below floor gas tank and heating systems
Double dinette uses driver’s seat for back support
No window in washroom
In the latest Plus guise, the Auto-Sleeper Fairford offers loads of space at the back for luggage, and a frame to make a medium-level double bed that could be left up permanently.
This folding frame can be adapted to form inward-facing sofas, so you have an end lounge. True, there are no side windows, but you can open the back doors and there’s a skylight.
Whale heating and hot-water systems are mounted under the floor, as is the gas tank - saving vital interior space.
Up front, it’s standard Fairford seating. There are four travel berths, thanks to the slightly curious double dinette that relies on the driver’s seat for back support.
The fixed pedestal-leg table has lots of height and fore-and-aft adjustment, although the top didn’t feel overly sturdy.
Along the nearside, there’s a great kitchen, where the Spinflo Triplex cooker has permanent worktop ether side, and a sink in matching black.
There’s also a Thetford three-way fridge under the counter, plus a Dometic microwave under the sink.
Storage includes a double overhead locker, although the large locker to the right of the cooker would really benefit from at least one shelf, and the floor locker below the oven would be all the better as a drawer.
A tambour door for the washroom is always a great space-saver. You can use the whole room for showering, too, as the handbasin slides across to give you optimum space. An extractor fan goes some way towards making up for the lack of a window.
For making the rear bed, a couple of metal support bars slot in, allowing the seat frames to fold out flat. It’s all at a height where there’s still a significant amount of storage space below.