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Read the Practical Motorhome review of the Pioneer Renoir
The Pioneer is fully winterised, including insulated water tanks.
On the road
Standard equipment includes electric windows and mirrors, alloy wheels, false wood trim to the dashboard, reversing sensors and remote central locking. At the price, however, we were disappointed not to see air-conditioning as standard.
Lounging & dining
In the lounge, with its transverse couches, the fabrics are attractive and hard-wearing, and you get removable carpets as standard (including in the cab) with easy-clean vinyl flooring beneath.
There are swivelling front seats which help provide extra lounge space. There’s a surfeit of scatter and bolster cushions, but nowhere to put them at night because they are so bulky.
The Renior also beats many of its competitors by offering plenty of useable worksurface – its pop-up extension and sliding cabinet considerably expands the worksurface area.
There’s a double circular drainer and sink, but we prefer rectangular sinks because many more dishes can usefully be fitted in.
Under-seat storage is fair, and a bonus is external access to these areas from both sides. It has plastic basin-shaped areas for wet-item storage, but there are no drain holes.
3-burner gas with electric hot plate, Oven, Separate grill
Separate shower cubicle
A compact and good-looking motorhome that drives well, has an excellent payload, attractive interior finish and generous specification. Those exterior graphics are sure to turn a few heads, too.
- An excellent chassis with little rear overhang
- Unique body styling.
- The body is spoiled by the use of white plastic hinges
- The gas locker is located at the rear nearside corner.