Andrew McPheeSee other motorhome reviews written by Andrew McPhee
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Headroom is good and the main corridor is not too cramped, although the fridge and washroom doors are prone to clashing. There is an annoying step from the lounge to cab which is easy to trip over.
On the road
Transits only have armrests on the inside of the swivel seats because there are others built onto the cab doors – however, these are not height-adjustable.
Lounging & dining
Compact vans do not excel when it comes to lounging as it's hard to find a decent way of stowing the dining table. But you do get a fully swivelling TV bracket for watching from all over the ’van, and there is a 240V plug socket in the base of the bench seat.
Spotlights on rails allow you to slide them into the perfect position, and the Van also has an extra flip-up coffee table on the end of the dinette bench seat.
There are seven lockers over the bed, but this feels like overkill at the head end because it’s easy to bash your head on them. Also, the ladder up to the bed does not feel very stable.
The Van has a third berth, designed for children, which could just about accommodate an adult. This is a transverse bed which uses the offside single seat. It's fairly simple to make up, with the extra width supported by the dinette seat’s coffee table extension. It feels a little delicate though, and so would be better suited to children than adults.
The wardrobe is under the transverse bed so you have to crouch, but the illuminated hanging rail is stylish.
Dometic Fridge, 3-burner gas hob, Combined Oven/Grill
Thetford C-250 toilet
Aside from some gripes about the double bed, this is a luxurious compact ’van with an excellent kitchen.
- Homely interior; highly equipped kitchen with large amount of worksurface.
- Lack of headroom in transverse double bed.