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The Practical Motorhome Globecar Trendscout review – get the expert verdict on this Ford Transit based 'van
The water tanks are onboard, with the fresh tank under the passenger side bunk and the waste beneath the double lounge floor, which bodes well for winter touring. This Transit-based ’van has an electric side step and a fixed rear step.
Many high-top campers have a small step down from the cab into the living area, but the Trendscout then has another one up into the rear lounge area: a massive 27cm, leaving 168cm of headroom. Access from the cab is tight, with only 24cm of space between the passenger armrest and the washroom bulkhead, making it a real squeeze through.
The flat overhead lockers have a stitched-leather, printed veneer and the interior walls are panelled with plywood rather than upholstered, complemented by a wood-effect vinyl flooring with drop-in carpets.
On the road
It has cab air-conditioning, passenger-seat swivel, alloy wheels, twin airbags and power steering as standard.
Lounging & dining
The Trendscout also comes with a free-standing table for the UK market, as opposed to the heavy-based or fixed tables that many German manufacturers seem to prefer.
Dometic Fridge, 2-burner gas hob
Thetford C-250 toilet
The Ford Transit is a wonderful base vehicle, and the Trendscout certainly has eye-catching looks. It’s basic but offers good value.
- Good quality interior construction; innovative storage ideas.
- Small, poorly equipped kitchen.