Stylish, well built and effective – it’s hard not to be wowed by the Quadro’s panache.
Stunning looks inside and out; clever, separate drop-down bed and washroom arrangements; good to drive.
Smallish lounge; kitchen lacks worksurface space; too many rattles while in transit.
Lounging is never going to be the strong point of a layout such as this, but the rear seat is one of the most comfortable around, thanks to lots of padding and a slightly angled backrest. You can’t exactly sprawl out – and the swivelled cab seats are higher than the settee they face – but we had few qualms about overall comfort levels.
There’s an adjustable bracket for a flatscreen TV just inside the caravan door, so you can watch from either the lounge or the rear bed (at a pinch).
Lighting is halogen throughout, with some rather stylish strip lights in key places such as the steps up to the rear bed. We’d have liked a couple of reading lamps directly over the swivelled cab seats, and maybe a general light for the rear bed area, though.
Dining will need to be a pretty organised affair, purely because of the compact nature of the lounge, but the swing-out table extension is a bonus, and the kitchen is within easy reach.
Arguably not the Quadro’s strongest card, but the kitchen is nonetheless more than adequate. Actually, we rather like the practicality of the all-in-one, stainless steel three-burner hob and sink; it just seems rather basic in a motorhome of this stature. Plus, if it were set back ever so slightly, there would be a couple more inches of valuable worktop space.
No quibbles about the storage space, though. The rest of that kitchen unit is devoted to a massive, shelved cupboard, and cornflake packets would not be a problem to store. A generously sized cutlery drawer sits above two other drawers (with wire racking inside). The table extension will no doubt double its duty to help out as a worksurface.
Surprisingly, the Quadro settles for a medium-size, 104-litre fridge as standard, where there’s certainly space for more (Dometic’s 150-litre fridge/freezer is on the options list). And disappointingly, the oven/grill above it is far too high to be practical – or indeed particularly safe in use.
Very clever and, as you’ve come to expect by now, all very stylish. The pleated curtain arrangement here doesn’t work so well – it makes the shower area too small. But the handbasin is a good size, and we do like the way you simply swing it to one side to allow yourself as much space in which to shower as possible.
There’s bags of storage space in here, too, ideal for all your washing stuff. Plus, there is a swing-out towel rail over the showerhead fitting in addition to a couple of towel (or even coat) hooks.
Oh yes, you really can’t beat a permanent bed with one-piece mattress for overnight comfort, and the Quadro has two of them! So, even if there’s only the two of you, this arrangement could well find favour in terms of supreme comfort in two separate beds.
We’re not sure which would be the one to choose as the main bed if living in this Quadro for longer periods. For example, if you’ve got children with you, it may make sense for the adults to use the lounge for as long as possible before pulling down the bed here.
Incidentally, the drawer that doubles as a step up to this bed is one of many clever, thoughtful touches. And the single, heavy-duty bolt is easy enough to release before swinging this bed into position for the night. Both mattresses are pocket-sprung and come with anti-allergenic covers. They are just so comfortable. However, the lack of a headboard means that it’s not easy to sit up and read (in either bed) – and just the single, albeit adjustable, reading light for the rear one seems a bit parsimonious.
Check out the Quadro’s solidly made drawers. There are plenty of them, for a start, abetted by a large locker under the fridge, three overhead lockers in the bedroom area, open shelving over the cab, twin lockers on the underside of the bed, and a three-drawer unit behind the settee (the lowest drawer here doubles as the step up to the lounge bed).
Adjacent to the rear bed is a wardrobe with full hanging height on the offside, and a similarly sized, shelved unit on the nearside.
Bulky items go straight into the garage of course, which has only the one access point in standard trim – although you can pay £299 extra and specify a nearside door. But if you are really going to store heavier items in the garage area, do make sure that your rear axle and overall payload can cope – again, there is always the option of a heavy- duty chassis.
|Shipping Length||6.74 m|