A small but perfectly formed ‘van that’s ideal for a couple wanting short-term touring and weekends away.
Well constructed, with a roomy, light interior.
Missing a cover over the sink and hob
Too small for a separate loo.
The Danbury is definitely a weekend ’van and has a rock-and-roll bed (pulling the base of a seat causes its back to roll down flat), and a hand-crafted interior.
Due to its fixed rear seat and table, the Danbury seems to have a reasonable amount of space for four to eat in comfort, although you must finish cooking before the dining table can be erected. The rear bench seat is comfortable, but there isn’t a place on which to put your TV.
The Avtive M has a two-burner hob and grill on the offside, and a removable cold-water tank of limited capacity. A 40-litre top-loading compressor fridge is standard. It would have been nice to see a protective cover for the hob and sink, and we feel the drainer’s just too small to be practical. There’s reasonable storage close to the kitchen – we particularly like stylish open-out cupboard which hides the cutlery tray when travelling and helps create a small amount of extra worktop space when cooking.
There’s no washroom in the Active M, but there is a dedicated cupbard for a Porta Pottis (included).
The Danbury has a rock-and-roll bed, meaning it’s simple to make up in a single action at night. It can accommodate two six-footers lengthways, but it’s not easy to switch the lights on and off from here. There are curtains all round to keep the light out at night.
Unlike some high-tops, with double beds above the living area, the upper deck is geared up for storage. There are two large cupboards along the sides and one at either end, and the rear one is fitted with a light. Various cupboards in the kitchen store food, pots, pans and a Porta Potti, and there is under-bed storage, too. When travelling as a pair, one can use the area in front of the seats for storage as well.
We couldn’t fault the Danbury when it comes to its ability to carry bulky things. That’s perhaps one of the standout features of this type of motorhome – its flexibility and potential use as a general purpose, carry-all vehicle.
|Shipping Length||4.78 m|