Well-priced ’van is better suited to small families.
Compact size; generous payload; five-year body integrity warranty
Mismatch of six sleeping berths with only four travel seats
There is nothing wrong with the design of the Flash’s seating. In fact the double-dinette is extremely comfortable. But it loses points here because there just isn’t enough of it – it will be a tight squeeze for four diners, let alone six, and ‘elbows-in’ eating will be compulsory.
It seems a crying shame not to utilise the cab seats in such a compact ’van. What is needed is a brace of seat swivels so they could face inwards, plus an island-leg table between – job done.
The one-piece, combination three-burner hob and sink unit used in the Flash’s kitchen works particularly well. The plastic, add-on draining surface is a good idea, too, because when it is not being used for draining dishes it can be stored in a cupboard to free-up more workspace – always a scarce commodity in any motorhome’s kitchen.
There’s a moulded vanity bowl with a cupboard underneath, although the shower shares the sink’s mixer tap. The shower curtain is very clingy, although the sand coloured cupboard doors are aesthetically pleasing.
There’s a good-sized double overcab bed, two adult-sized bunk beds and a dinette bed capable of accommodating two children. Bunk inhabitants have their own reading light and opening window. Disappointingly, the bunk bed ladder is very uncomfortable for bare feet.
High-level lockers combine with underseat storage and a garage space underneath the lower bunk bed. The Chausson’s garage door, positioned on the driver’s-side rear, is easy to use when loading bikes and suchlike. The gas cylinder locker holds a single 13kg cylinder.
|Shipping Length||5.99 m|