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Read Practical Motorhome's review of Bürstner's two-berth, island bed Solano t 725
Inside, this island-bed ’van has a similar footprint at the front end to any other fixed-bed. Unlike a corner-bed model, of course, you don’t have the remaining corner space for the washroom and so there is a 'corridor' effect between the small centre kitchen and the washroom opposite.
The floor is level apart from a small step either side of the rear bed.
On the road
The 160 MultiJet engine will provide versatile performance but a less appealing fuel bill than the 130 version, which knocks £1650 off the price.
The Solano has all available safety features: twin airbags, anti-slip regulator (ASR) cruise control, cab air-conditioning and a rear heater.
Lounging & dining
This area benefits from an excellent level of daylight through the cab sunroof, which is fitted as standard, as well as rooflights elsewhere.
There is one plug socket next to the extractor fan, above the hob.
Burstner does not offer a front lounge bed in this model, which actually seems a sensible idea as the effort of making up the additional bed in ’vans of this type is often considerable.
The 755kg payload is a higher figure than you'll find with many low-profiles.
Dometic Fridge, 3-burner gas hob, Combined Oven/Grill, Extractor fan
Thetford C-250 toilet
A convincing island-bed low-profile motorhome with an extensive options list, but not without its flaws.
- Superb base vehicle specification; build quality that inspires confidence; great washroom.
- High oven; non-ergonomic bedroom design.