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Practical Motorhome reviews the Sunlight T60 to see how this new two-berth low-profile motorhome with a large fixed double bed shapes up for first-timers
Unlike its sister brand Carado, Sunlight motorhomes are aimed at the more youthful, outward-bound end of the market. The range features a bewildering array of layouts, with the new T60 featuring a central kitchen and washroom, and a fixed double bed across the rear.
Unlike those rival motorhomes, the T60’s door is on the offside, as is the awning light. It’s noticeable from the start that this is a budget model, too, with its simple graphics and bare steel wheels, plus it sits high over its chassis making it a fair old climb to get aboard.
As standard it features an MTPLM of 3495kg, but if its generous 865kg payload isn’t enough there’s the option to upgrade to a 3850kg maximum.
On the road
Lounging & dining
There’s a 113-litre fridge with 14-litre removable freezer, a combined oven and grill, and we like the siting of the main gas controls under the worktop. However, it does mean that you do without a cutlery drawer, and instead make do with a tray mounted in the locker overhead.
Another small complaint is that the awning light vents into the kitchen cupboard – not ideal if you need to keep food cool in there.
The transverse double bed is mounted high over the garage and takes some clambering onto, but once there you can luxuriate in its enormous 2.1 x 1.4m dimensions. It’s equipped with individual reading lights and a safety net, and we particularly liked the privacy curtain – just the thing should you fancy an afternoon nap while your partner is getting dinner on!
It’s also good to find a drying rail in here for wet towels, and an outlet for the blown-air heating.
There’s another small wardrobe underneath the rear bed, but the main event in terms of storage is the huge rear garage. There’s space enough for a couple of bicycles in here, or enough bags of clothes to go touring for a whole season.
Front single bed is a cost-option.
|Fresh/waste water||122L / 92L|
|Leisure battery||95 Ah|
|Gas bottle size||11kg|
|Number of gas bottles||2|
Dometic Fridge, 3-burner gas hob, Combined Oven/Grill
Thetford C-250 toilet
This transverse fixed-bed floorplan is certainly nothing new, but Sunlight does at least look at the layout with fresh eyes. The result is that the 2015 Sunlight T60 is a motorhome that packs a lot of space into its compact dimensions, and at a very attractive price.
- Huge transverse double bed over the garage
- Garage and excellent storage
- Innovative washroom
- Heating and a towel rail in the washroom
- Good value for money
- Swivelling cab seats for comfy lounging
- No internal steps to trip you up
- Minimal legroom if you use the dinette seating
- Minimal kitchen work surface area
- Bed ladder obstructs washroom door
- No cutlery drawer
- Watch out for height restrictions on the road