Peter BaberSee other motorhome reviews written by Peter Baber
In what looks likely to be a year of expansion for van converter WildAx Motorhomes, we review one of its two new models for 2019.
In what might be a result of its acquisition by France's Rapido Group and its move to bigger premises, WildAx has two new models out this year.
One, the Elara, may have an island bed, but it's not due to be unveiled until the NEC show in February. Meantime, we've been to see WildAx's other new model, the Triton.
The Triton has two sliding doors; the offside is obscured by a side-facing sofa, but this can be removed to have clear passage across the 'van and out the other side.
On the road
Also standard in the cab are air-con, cruise control, DAB radio with Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and rear-view camera.
Lounging & dining
The lounge looks classy, with seats in a Chesterfield style and cross-stitching in pale grey. It's also bright because, apart from the windows, you get LEDs on the ceiling and running along the seats.
The controls, including the Truma boiler, are next to the travel seats, as is one of two speakers. There's a mains socket and two USBs under the seats, too, and a vent to keep things warm.
There are two pedestal tables, which go in front of the sofas in an L shape. Everyone - except in the cab seat - has access to a table that is out of the way of the kitchen, while still within reach for the chef to serve.
The table tops are stored in pockets in the sliding doors, while the legs are stowed by the back door.
You also have two sizeable lockers below the sink, and a 50-litre Vitrifrigo fridge between the kitchen unit and the rear door.
To save space, the ladder lies sideways across the 'van and stores in the rear door.
The sizeable lower bed is made by folding down and pulling together the sofas, and using infill cushions. And that, perhaps, is the Triton's one snag: its relative lack of storage space.
So where's the handbasin? Well, there isn't one: WildAx reckons you can use the sink - a sensible compromise. You don't get a mirror, but there is space to store one.
|Layout||Camper with washroom|
|Fresh/waste water||50L / 50L|
|Leisure battery||100 Ah|
2-burner gas hob
Thetford C-402 bench toilet
The Triton is an impressive first run on a Ford for WildAx. Its innovative features seem perfectly sensible and it's very stylish, too. Perhaps the only let-down comes in storage for the infill cushions - this this is always going to be tricky in a motorhome with such dimensions.