In Majestic guise, the compact but capable 135 is an attractive upgrade from the Elddis Accordo. The Majestic spec bumps for 2016 retain the appeal of the range, so if you have the budget, we think that the decision to trade up will be an easy one. And to see other Elddis and Elddis-based motorhomes for sale, click here.
It has an attractive kit list
Storage is excellent
The double bed is comfy and easy to make up
You can’t get an automatic transmission
The Marquis Majestic is the best-selling dealer-special motorhome range in the UK. Based on the biggest-sellers in the Elddis Accordo, Autoquest and Encore ranges, Majestics add a selection of desirable extras for affordable prices.
In total, 14 models are available, from two- to six-berths, on body lengths ranging from 5.7m to 7.4m. There are 13 low-profiles and one overcab coachbuilt.
Introduced last year, the three-berth Accordo-based 135 was the first 2016 model available for review, so we’ll look at the layout of this flexible vehicle plus the upgrades to the Majestic specification.
Items can be loaded into the rear lounge area, via a hatch on the motorhome’s rear wall
The Marquis Majestic 135 is a rear-lounge two-berth with a single berth in the lounge. The front dinette provides the other living area, and will seat four people with the rotating cab seats deployed. Plenty of natural light comes in via a cab skylight and windows that flank the lounge.
For meals or snacks, the round table will suffice. The dinette is ideal for a couple, but comfortably accommodates four.
At the rear, a U-shaped lounge provides the main space for relaxing. Windows on three sides and a rooflight make it a bright and sociable space. LED spotlights illuminate the four reading positions, while a TV stand with all the necessary connections is fitted to the offside washroom wall. The cushions and seat bases are made by Ozio, and are 30% lighter than conventional foam cushions.
The nearside kitchen between the lounges is the centre of the catering operation. It has a dual-fuel fridge with a separate freezer, a combined oven and grill, and a microwave. Workspace is enhanced by the glass lid and the infill for the circular sink.
A window provides illumination for cooks, supported by a pair of task lights on the underside of the overhead lockers. Food smells will be cleared quickly by the rooflight’s built-in extractor fan.
The washroom in the Marquis Majestic 135 is opposite the kitchen and features a corner vanity unit with two mirrors, a swivel electric-flush toilet and a shower. The shower tray doubles as the washroom floor, and the 90-litre fresh-water tank will be ample for showering; users of full-facility sites can employ it as a back-up.
Sleeping accommodation is offered by a large make-up double in the rear lounge. Sliding slat frames are pulled into the gangway from both seat bases, and the cushions are arranged to create a mattress. The whole process takes less than a couple of minutes.
A third, occasional, berth in the front dinette is set up by rotating the driver’s seat and inserting a grey infill cushion on top of the lowered lounge table.
Storage is plentiful in the 135, which has a 648kg user payload. Of the 11 overhead lockers, six are in the rear lounge alone and two in the kitchen.
Items can be loaded into the rear lounge area, via a hatch on the motorhome’s rear wall. The sofa bases are hinged so they can be lifted to reveal sizeable storage spaces on either side.