Nick HardingSee other motorhome reviews written by Nick Harding
For the ultimate in coachbuilt luxury, you can't go far wrong with the Corinium range from Auto-Sleepers. Nick Narding steps inside to admire the quality
A touch of luxury from Auto-Sleepers? Look no further than its Corinium coachbuilt trio. The FB variant reviewed here has a French bed and, across the back, a full washroom.
Despite its ability to sleep four, this is surely aimed at couples who want lots of indulgence, and plenty of space to enjoy it all in.
On the road
Whichever way you go with the base vehicle, one thing's for sure: you're not going to order a Corinium without the nominally optional £2,500 Premium Pack. Its extra high-order kit makes this an essential.
Sure enough, it's on this example, courtesy of West Country Motorhomes, as are the Winter and Media packs, also a likely addition.
Lounging & dining
The brown soft furnishings complement the medium/dark furniture finish, but there are alternatives.
Across the galley is a huge, 190-litre Dometic fridge/freezer with Russell Hobbs microwave above.
The French bed extends along the nearside, but note that large padded headboard and low mattress level for easy access. There's also a window and a big rooflight.
A clear window beyond the Dometic ceramic-bowl toilet is a boon, and storage includes a tambour-door locker under the basin. Plus, you get a toothbrush and mug holder, soap tray, wire baskets and a towel loop.
Admittedly , some of this comes via the Premium Pack.
|Fresh/waste water||91L / 71L|
|Leisure battery||105 Ah|
|Gas tank size||12kg|
|Number of gas tank compartments||1|
Dometic Fridge, 3-burner gas with electric hot plate, Oven, Separate grill, Microwave
Dometic toilet, Separate shower cubicle
A few downsides? Keeping maximum weight to a licence-friendly 3500kg means payload isn't that generous (there's a 4000kg upgrade, if you want it). Drivers need to be wary, too, of the considerable overhang.
PRACTICAL MOTORHOME SAYS:
Okay, so it's not exactly cheap, but it is certainly a little bit exclusive, even by Auto-Sleepers' standards. It's not just equipped to sky-high levels (especially if you order with the optional Packs) but, critically, there's still plenty of actual living space in this Corinium.
- Extensive specification; lots of living space; large bedroom
- Limited payload; long overhang