A versatile vehicle for a couple on tour – everything feels solidly built and of high quality.
Airy, comfortable living area; lots of cupboard space; large double bed is easy to make up.
No garage; little natural light in washroom.
The bench seat on the driver’s side, and the travel seat opposite, make a comfortable lounge for two. The travel seat has a cutout for its seat-belt buckle and a filler cushion plugs this space when the seat is in bed mode.
When swivelled, the passenger seat sits above the 12cm step down from the cab to living area so even the tallest among us may be left with their legs dangling off the floor.
The foldaway dining table fits into the space in front of the travel seat and could accommodate up to three diners. When not in use, it is stored inside the wardrobe.
The living area feels airy during the day thanks to two large rooflights: one above the kitchen and another over the dinette. At night, directional spotlights beneath the overhead lockers shed plenty of light around the area.
There are three mains power and two 12V sockets and, unusually for a motorhome of this size, two TV aerial points. The control panel is mounted on the wall behind the sofa.
The Tempo has a spacious kitchen. There is plenty of worktop space (56cm and 48cm either side of the sink) and the sink’s glass cover doubles as a chopping board.
There are also plenty of storage cupboards. One overhead locker has a dedicated shelf cutout for cups and mugs, while beneath the sink is a cutlery drawer and cupboard with another, larger cupboard next to it. This latter houses the water heater and has a bin on the inside of its door.
Appliances consist of a combined oven/grill with three-burner hob, and a large 81-litre Dometic fridge/freezer.
The only daylight to come into the washroom is through the small (non-opening) rooflight and it’s just about adequate. On darker days you would need to turn on the two wall-mounted spotlights.
The room feels spacious enough. There is a foldaway sink above the loo and a separate shower unit. On our test model, the shower curtain runner was hindered by the flyscreen over the rooflight, which had to be unclipped before a shower. Also, we would have preferred a duckboard to the carpet mat provided.
There are two bed options in the Tempo. The lounge area can be converted into either two singles (each 1.88m long) or one large, square double bed.
It’s easy to make up the double: just pull a lever to slide the offside seat base towards the middle of the ’van then drop the backrest cushions into place. The cushions are hard-backed so they fit neatly into their frames and are held firmly in place.
The Tempo’s generous maximum payload of 680kg should prove adequate for two people on tour. There’s no garage but there are plenty of overhead lockers, which run the length of the motorhome, and enough kitchen cupboards in which to store essentials.
The wardrobe has plenty of hanging space and is quite deep, so items such as water hoses, levelling blocks and hook-up cable can be kept here.
The cab has lots of pockets and cubbyholes for maps and miscellaneous items.
|Shipping Length||6.19 m|