Some nice details, but the low price tag is reflected in oversights in the design, relatively basic specification and small maximum payload.
Extra length gained due to raised bed; intelligent use of space in washroom.
Low level of kitchen spec; lack of worksurface; little headroom between cab and living area.
The living area makes a practical space for eating but there’s little room in which to stretch out – compact layouts inevitably involve compromise. The half-dinette has an extra infill section that is fiddly and takes up storage space, but at least five can be seated at mealtimes.
Included is a bracket for a flatscreen TV that swivels 180º, so you can watch while seated at the dinette or in bed. The T570 has wall boards behind the offside single seat, increasing the flow of warm air, and spotlights on rails so you can slide them into place.
The main differences between a lot of compact motorhomes in this area are specification and worktop space. This ’van has limited worksurface in its kitchen, and no extractor fan. It also has a wooden infill for its sink that needs to be stored when not in use, and so takes up storage space.
Storage space is good enough, including a cutlery drawer plus two overhead lockers.
Some of its rivals manage to provide separate showers but Burstner favours an all-in-one wet room, with a Thetford swivel cassette toilet. The Variobad system means that when you want to shower you simply swing the sink out of the way and attach the mixer tap at head height. It has a solid base with one plughole, but doesn’t have much storage space. There is a tall but shallow cupboard above the Thetford, and two shelves in the Variobad column.
The garage roof below has been lowered to increase headroom for the transverse double bed at the rear, which has a slatted base and a thick, foam mattress. The ladder does feel a bit wobbly, though.
The third berth is larger than a basic single. It is assembled using extra cushions and supports, including two fiddly legs that slot into the bottom of a flap of wood on the offside single seat base. This makes up to a large bed that’s almost a double, but is a real pain to assemble – and the extra cushions eat up storage space.
The main storage feature of a compact ’van is its garage. This one has a maximum payload of 150kg, but only an offside door. There are no fixing points.
Inside, there are two wardrobes either side of the corridor under the bed, but you have to crouch down to reach them.