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You don’t get habitation-door central locking or wind-down corner steadies, but you do get an electric step.
On the road
The view from the cab isn’t bad – though there isn’t a rear window or reversing camera as standard to help with rearward vision.
You get two forward-facing, belted rear seats and plenty of legroom. You can heat the habitation area en route thanks to a heater in this area.
Lounging & dining
There’s space and sockets for a flatscreen TV, and if you fit one, it’ll be sensibly sited, too, because you can see it easily from the dinette bench seat.
The area is well lit with a big rooflight, and headroom throughout stands at around two metres but it’s quite low in the cab, due to the design of the Renault Master chassis.
It’s a shame, then, that storage below the worksurface isn’t so great (no drawers, for example). Still, you do get an extractor fan above the worktop and a Heki rooflight to keep things bright.
With the single beds, you can raise the head of each mattress to allow more comfortable reclining – all you do is pull the frame underneath the mattresses upwards, and you can lock the bed head into a number of different positions.
Headroom above the single beds is compromised by the intrusion of cupboards and shelves – just 58cm, but that’s considerably more than many of its competitors (such as the Adria Coral, Hymer T 674SL or TEC Freetec 708Ti.
The Cipro’s dinette bed is created by extending a panel below the dinette seats before dropping the table and filling the gap with cushions. Really, it’s more suitable as a guest bed for occasional use, because it’s quite narrow.
The Cipro has a half-length wardrobe between the two single beds and we found it slightly inconveniently placed. The fresh water tank occupies the area under the dinette bench.
Dometic Fridge, 4-burner gas hob, Oven, Separate grill, Extractor fan
Thetford C-250 toilet
The Cipro is great value for money – and we love its spacious, tidy washroom – but its accommodation materials do feel the cheapest here. It’s the old adage – you get what you pay for.
- Spacious kitchen work area
- Excellent washroom.
- Lack of storage space
- The feel of the cab and habitation materials