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The Practical Motorhome Sunlight T57 review – get the expert verdict on this motorhome
The compact dimensions of this type of layout mean that the number of possible design solutions is limited. It seems seems quite spare and sober, but has a high-quality level of construction and materials.
On the road
Lounging & dining
Aptly, the Sunlight provides good natural light, thanks to a large window and rooflights over the kitchen and lounge. At night you’ll have to rely on the directional reading lights, though, because the main light fixture in the lounge area is positioned over the entrance rather than the half-dinette.
Cleverly, the kitchen has been designed so the hob is furthest away from the bed, which in a ’van this compact is necessary both for safety reasons and to prevent cooking smells from seeping into bedding.
The lounge bed is not intended for frequent use, being narrow and relatively short. The Sunlight’s swivelled cab seat becomes part of the lounge bed, which doesn’t make for the flattest sleeping surface.
There's excellent internal storage provision, with numerous lockers throughout the vehicle, and a tall wardrobe. The gas locker is located inside the garage, which can make changing the two 7kg bottles a bit of a chore.
3-burner gas hob, Combined Oven/Grill
Thetford C-250 toilet, Separate shower cubicle
A solidly built offering from the entry-level arm of Dethleffs. Those seeking pizazz should look elsewhere, though.
- Good construction; attractive and sensible design features
- Not as exciting or as clever as some rivals