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Read Practical Motorhome's review of the 2007 Auto-Trail Tracker EKS
On the road
The seats are a bit high, but so too specification – the ‘SE’ pack brings a flatscreen TV monitor that’s hooked up to a DVD players and reversing camera.
Lounging & dining
There is an adjustable turning handles on the Remis rooflight, which means it can be opened and closed in increments as desired.
If you opt for the SE pack (almost all Tracker buyers do), you get a flatscreen monitor in the cab, which can be used to play DVDs and watch Freeview digital TV.
There are some useful lounge features, too. At the cab-end of the sofas are collapsible, flip-out coffee tables, ideal for a snack or hot drink, which fold up and down easily by sliding the supporting leg in or out, underneath the table top.
Sitting on the 15cm-thick sofa was a little uncomfortable because the distance between the backs and the edge of the base is too great. So, unless you’re over six feet tall your legs will dangle in the air if you sit back in your seat.
There’s a vast expanse of work surface. If you add the 71 x 56cm section – made by inserting the sink’s infill – to the huge 95 x 59cm section located above the fridge, then cooks are spoilt for choice. Man hours have clearly gone into perfecting little touches in the kitchen, such as the cutlery tray that fits snugly in a drawer to minimise the noise of jangling cutlery while you’re on the road. The Tracker also has a three-point plug in the kitchen – perfect for a kettle or toaster.
The assembled doubles has a slatted base to prevent the build-up of condensation on the underside of the cushions. Assembly is easy: simply pull the base forward and the legs drop into position to support the base of the bed. However, it’s all too easy to catch the skin of your fingers in the spring-loaded legs. Its sofa bases also slide around on their runners too freely when pushing the cushions into place.
The overcab bed accommodates a two further people. It features a solid foam mattress, nearside window with a blind and flyscreen, plus curtains to section off the area from the rest of the ‘van. The sleeping arrangements in the low-line version, the Tracker EK, are identical to the Tracker EKS apart from the overcab bed.
What annoys us most, though, is that you must swivel the Thetford toilet to access the under-sink cupboard, and when using the sink the toilet obstructs your legs.
An offside wardrobe is tall enough for hanging suits and dresses.
Dometic Fridge, 3-burner gas with electric hot plate, Oven, Separate grill
Thetford C-250 toilet
Spacious everywhere except the washroom, with good build quality and attractive bodywork throughout.
- Comfortable lounge with great design features.
- A small washroom and poor bed assembly mechanism.