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Get inside the Bilbo's Design Lezan in the Practical Motorhome review
On the road
Through-view is fair, but you don’t get a heated rear screens (although you do get a rear wiper).
The Duetto has the most engine power and torque,
and its rear-wheel drive will be favoured by some for the difference in handling.
Rear-wheel drive is available in the Cavarno at no extra cost, at the expense of the rear underfloor storage, but its option of four-wheel drive is almost unique among motorhomes and will appeal in terms of handling.
Lounging & dining
Twin swivel seats make up the beds. In simplest form, these provide four-seater loungers with twin dinettes. There are two tables as standard, and the offside dinette can be left made up for ease of passage through the side door, or it can be converted into a sofa. The back cushions don’t have fixing points: the cushions are small and neat, with a cushion to replace the lowered travel seat back. Engaging the driver’s swivel seats and subsequent bed-making can be fairly laborious.
There are only two gas burners and a large sink with no drainer (both beneath a hefty glass cover). However, there is a substantial worktop (44 x 64cm) above the fridge. Combined with the small grill, there’s potential for preparing simple meals, but other rivals offer more.
The wardrobe only allows hanging width for a couple of long items, with shelving to the side.
In the kitchen, there are two large, eye-level cupboards, while slide-out shelves for cans are a useful addition.
Waeco Compressor Fridge, 2-burner gas hob, Combined Oven/Grill
Thetford C-250 toilet
For outdoor pursuits, the Lezan is an obvious choice and a great daily driver. Its Spartan trim is not for everyone, though.
- Terrific vehicle to drive, with a durable finish
- Lacks the domestic feel of a motorhome