The Practical Motorhome review team thinks that the Elnagh Clipper 90 deserves serious consideration thanks to its competitive price, unpretentious interior and good level of specification.
Super value for money
Few base vehicle options
You get a half-dinette with a two-seater sofa facing the end of the table. This gives you lounging space for four and a dining area for two – but ultimately it’s a pretty poor way to relax for the evening. For that reason, the cab seats swivel and provide a far more flexible space for relaxing. This gives access to the table for a minimum of four, or maybe five, diners and comfortable lounging space for four. A dining table slides out to extend the length and allow six people to sit down to eat.
The lack of a large rooflight robs the dinette of natural light during the day and the flat seat cushions in the half-dinette are not as comfortable or supportive as those in rivals from, for example, Adria and Lunar.
The tall back rests and short seat bases also compromise comfort a little.
The Elnagh’s L-shaped kitchen offers a SMEV grill at a sensible eye-level location in place of an overhead locker. This could present problems for smaller operators. There’s a sink behind the seat and a hob against the wall, which leaves precious little space for food preparation unless the sink and hob cover is employed. A large shelf over the fridge, at the opposite side of the walkway, could usefully be used for food preparation, though. Down low, there’s plenty of storage space.
The Elnagh has a Dometic fridge with a freezer compartment inside. The separate freezer is useful, but whether you feel the need for this is a matter of personal choice.
The washroom is the most obvious area in which the Elnagh feels its price. The plasticky appearance feels as if it belongs in a different vehicle. The separate shower is big enough and the quality of fit and finish is good, but other ’vans are frankly much better.
The fixed bed has a one-piece mattresses with a cover that matches the rest of the interior. There are reading lights over the bed head, although there isn’t much storage for glasses, reading books or other bedtime bits and pieces.
The dinette bed has a puzzling series of cushions to arrange, and ultimately they combine to make a bed that isn’t all that flat.
The space under the bed is best accessed from outside, but because the mattress lifts in one piece, access is easier than with split folding-mattresses of some rival ’vans.
The Elnagh has a pair of mains sockets and a shelf for the telly, but no means of securing it while you’re mobile, nor any aerial wiring. Like it or not, these days TVs are a feature of motorcaravanning holidays so this lack of convenience may put off would-be owners.
The Clipper is light on trinkety storage: the little shelves over the fridge are handy but small items may dodge the fiddles and fall onto the floor of the ’van, en route.
|Shipping Length||6.68 m|