Practical Motorhome reviews the 8m Moto-Trek Euro-Treka I QB, which features two slide-out sections
We step aboard this British-built two-berth motorhome, which offers a slice of RV slide-out luxury in a coachbuilt body.
Best known for producing equestrian and motorsport support vehicles, Huddersfield-based Moto-Trek entered the motorhome market in autumn 2013 with its Euro-Treka range.
Its prime point of difference from the established players is the use of electrically operated slide-outs to significantly boost the living space.
Furthermore, while some manufacturers fit one slide-out section – as seen in the N-Class 630 SL from IH Motorhomes, which also launched at autumn 2013’s NEC show – Moto-Trek has gone for two: one in the lounge and another in the bedroom.
Fully extended, each slide-out stands 50cm from the side of the motorhome. Each extend/retract cycle takes a matter of seconds
The slide-out sections are audible during operation, though; so you probably won’t want to deploy them if you arrive on a site late at night.
Moto-Trek’s background in building motorsport support vehicles is evident in the racy design of these leather cab seats.
On the road
This motorhome is 8m long, 2.3m wide and 3.2m high (26’3”/7’4”/10’5”).
The optional Deluxe Pack adds colour coded awning, reversing camera, tracking system and an 80W solar panel for £1799 extra.
Lounging & dining
Each slide-out section’s depth is 60cm so the increase in available space is dramatic – especially in the lounge. When the folding-leaf table isn’t deployed, it truly feels as though you’re standing in the average domestic kitchen; it would make a great space for impromptu gatherings.
A sink sits to the right of the cooker, and storage is catered for via drawers, a cabinet and overhead lockers. There’s also a clever cupboard for wine bottles where the kitchen meets the cab area.
Moto-Trek has thoughtfully included a vertical mains socket strip at the end of the kitchen worktop. It has a pair of USB sockets, too.
On the other side, a mirror with vanity unit looks down on an oval sink with mixer tap, a space-efficient bench toilet sits on the other side, and there’s a blown-air inlet to keep the area warm. There's plenty of good headroom.
The washroom arrangement doesn’t feel as integrated as you’d find in some other ’vans: it’s more like two separate rooms.
The Euro-Treka I has several options for external storage, including long horizontal hatches near the rear of the 'van that permit access to the area beneath the bed.
Kitchen storage options are comprehensive, with drawers, lockers and shelves.
Bedroom storage includes a pair of wardrobes, as well as cupboards and cubbies. Four plug sockets are included as standard.
Thetford Fridge, 3-burner gas hob, Combined Oven/Grill
Separate shower cubicle
If you’re looking for a coachbuilt with slide-out sections, then it’s a pretty niche market. Euro-Treka I’s spec levels are good and there’s a generous payload. This is a decent first attempt from newcomers Moto-Trek.
- With the RV-style lounge slide-outs extended, there’s plenty of living space available
- And with the folding-leaf table stowed, there’s even more room to socialise
- Storage is excellent throughout
- Moto-Trek will cater for individual customers' requirements by reconfiguring the floorplan to suit the buyer
- The washroom is split into two parts, on opposite sides of the 'van, which seems a bit odd