Dethleffs’ common-sense design demonstrates that it listens to its customers.
Great bodywork; user-friendly kitchen; good storage space.
Bedroom access is tricky; washroom is small.
The dinette area only seats four, as there is no side-facing seat. There is an extendable table with an in-fill section but we didn’t like the leather upholstery (an optional extra) – the soft feel is pleasant but the light colour seems impractical.
Sadly the cab sunroof, surely an essential fitting for allowing a decent amount of daylight into a motorhome of this size, is an optional extra (£730).
The kitchen area is small but at least it has its oven at a sensible height, and the split glass hob top provides small but serviceable pieces of workspace.
There is plenty of storage space on offer here, with two deep drawers and a large cupboard. Full marks to Dethleffs for the practicality of its two 230V sockets above the worktop to the left of the sink.
The Advantage has a serviceable, combined washroom with an excellent, swing-wall shower space, though the loo space is cramped. And the sink, though big enough to wash your face in, lacks the room to do this comfortably.
One crucial change was made to the Advantage as a result of comments made by our reader team members: our test model had serious headroom issues – caused partly by a step up to the bedroom – so, in response to our initial comments, Dethleffs decided to lower the bed by the height of the mattress as a no-cost option. This will allow occupants to sit up straight in bed, which is not possible with lockers only 50cm above the bed head. The only drawback is the inevitable loss of some storage space in the external locker.
The 6951 has a very large external locker (although this will be somewhat reduced by the lowered bed mentioned above), and wardrobe space is reasonable. There are wardrobes either side of the bed, with a slim hanging rail at the entrance to the bedroom, and a handy cupboard in the front of the bed. The bed-base is fixed.