The Miller is a pretty compelling budget buy, but the limited kitchen and sparse interior lighting count against it.
Smart looks with no curtain intrusion in the cab, and a flexible lounge space
The washroom doesn’t feel like it will withstand regular use and there’s a lack of interior lights
The waste valve is tricky to access
The lounge provides a good space in which to stretch out. It has an extending table, too, which enables five people to sit down and eat, and up to eight people to lounge. The only thing counting against it the flatness of the seats, which makes it less comfortable than sculpted seats – but then they make a flatter mattress.
There’s very little worktop space and just a two-burner hob, which doesn’t have spark ignition, so the kitchen isn’t the Winnipeg’s strongest area. An 80-litre Domitec fridge is adequate for provisions for six people.
The Miller’s washroom is in one corner, and despite its compact dimensions it feels and looks roomy and very useable. The separate shower controls feel sturdy, too, and storage is reasonable for the size.
The Elnagh feels distinctly average by comparison. Things such as the light switch being mounted in the overhead locker, unattractive plastics and the lightweight shower fittings mean that the Elnagh’s separate shower cubicle and extra elbow room doesn’t translate into extra points in this test.
The Winnipeg offers a fixed overcab bed, a dinette bed which converts into a double, and a long single bed running along the ’van’s offside. The overcab bed is generously proportioned but there are no base slats and the ten centimetre-thick mattress is unlikely to prove comfortable during a long tour. The single bed is the pick of the berths and a good size, with a firm, 12 centimetre-thick, mattress.
The dinette beds isn’t perfect, but one advantage of those flat lounge seats is that they provide a flatter mattress than motorhomes with sculpted seats.
There’s lots of storage space beneath the single bench seat, which runs along the offside of the ‘van. There’s also external access to the locker from a long, horizontal, door. The nearside has the fresh water tank and Truma boiler monopolising space underneath the dinette seat bases. Elsewhere, the overhead lockers are a good size, although the inclusion of interior shelves would be useful. As it is, your gear needs to be piled up inside and you have to hope that the contents don’t rain down on you when you open the door at the end of the journey.
|Shipping Length||5.59 m|