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Practical Motorhome reviews the Rimor Katamarano 1
On the road
Even if the engine’s not the best in the range, it’s otherwise a fine base vehicle. It has twin air bags and cab air conditioning. It also has a car-like dashboard and an excellent driving position, and although the gear lever sprouts rudely through the floor mat, the handbrake is on the offside, out of the way. The cab seat adjustment is excellent, too, although there is no lumbar control for the driver.
Lounging & dining
The Rimor has fixed single bunk beds and puts the washroom on the offside. By putting the wardrobe between bed and washroom, though, it has robbed the washroom of some much needed elbow room. Further forward the ’van feels open and spacious, with all the tall furniture pushed to the back.
As for the dinette bed, it’s not that great – it’s only 1.8m long and takes time to make up. The single bunk beds provide a single piece mattress, which, with no bumps, should provide a better night’s sleep. Some rivals have mattresses in section for easy folding. There’s no safety net for the top bunk but there are lights for each bunk along with a window for added ventilation.
Dometic Fridge, 2-burner gas hob
Thetford C-250 toilet, Separate shower cubicle
Given it's low price, the Rimor performs remarkably well, and provides comfortable touring for a family of six. At just £27,000 it’s a bona fide bargain.
- Twin air bags and cab air conditioning; intelligently placed and plentiful storage.
- Limited food preparation space and a meagre two-burner hob.