Andy Jenkinson

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Wingamm's latest model, based on the T6 VW camper van, aims to blend style and a feeling of spaciousness in a compact bodyshell – does it succeed? Read on!

Overview

Wingamm turns 40 this year, and although the Italian manufacturer has been in the UK for only a few years, it has been exporting for a lot longer.

The company has been using GRP bodyshells for a good while and has become somewhat expert in its application for motorhomes.

The flowing, smooth lines are well executed and mouldings are made to a high standard.

Design

Based on Volkswagen’s latest T6, the new Micros-Plus model blends well into the VW styling, with alloy wheels and a DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox to make touring easier.

There’s an overhead cab skylight but no TV aerial, while the habitation door (a one-piece GRP unit which we feel would have looked better with a window) is still on the Continental side. Service points are on the nearside.

Overall graphics are kept to a minimum, enhancing those clean lines and giving the ’van a modern design, while the floor is 50mm thick and is heated, making it fine for off-season touring.

Inside, the theme continues from the exterior, with contemporary white walls and overhead lockers broken up by light wood grain furniture doors. This finish adds a sense of space in what is a compact motorhome.

The washroom and wardrobe are placed to the left of the habitation door, with the L-shaped lounge area to the right and the side kitchen opposite it.

Lounging & dining

The lounge includes a height-adjustable table, while the cab seats swivel round to form part of the lounge area. The seats are firm, but comfortable. Our test model had a tartan design with white suede-effect surround.

A large side window allows in natural light, while a large LED striplight is fitted above the window.

There are two deep overhead lockers and storage beneath the seats, where there is also a mains socket.

Most Wingamm Micros-Plus buyers will be couples, and seating two for a meal will be easy, although four could be a little tighter.

You’re going to have to use part of the kitchen worktop, should you want to watch TV (bearing in mind the lack of an aerial), but the lounge does feel spacious.

Kitchen

The large side kitchen has an ample worktop and brilliant cupboard storage for such a compact motorhome, with cupboards and drawers.

There’s also a mains socket here, but there’s no microwave as standard. The large stainless steel sink is covered with a Wingamm-branded wooden chopping board.

You get only a two-burner hob – no grill or oven – but at least there’s a 60-litre Dometic fridge.

A large LED striplight under the kitchen’s overhead locker gives out a very bright light. And while the overhead lockers in the kitchen might be deep, they don’t have any plate or mug racks fitted.

Sleeping

The lounge seats can be made up into a double bed, although it’s quite a convoluted business and takes a little learning.

The drop-down double bed is above both the lounge and the kitchen area, and fits neatly back into the roof when not in use.

It does restrict headroom when down, but it is easy to operate and has a memory foam mattress for comfort.

Washroom

The washroom in the Wingamm Micros-Plus is a pleasant surprise. It takes up most of the ’van’s width and offers users a decent-sized washing area.

It has the same style as the rest of the motorhome, so this and the large clear window makes it feel more spacious that it actually is.

The shower, to the left of the entrance as you go in, is separated from the rest of the washroom only by a curtain, instead of doors. All the same, it’s practical and large enough for most to use.

The loo is a Dometic electric flush unit and is placed by the GRP-moulded washbasin, which is sufficiently deep.

There’s storage underneath the basin, but the fold-out mirror above the basin has shelves next to it, and there’s more concealed storage behind it.

LED lights again provide excellent night-time illumination, although including a roof vent for added ventilation and more natural light would have been a good finishing touch.

Storage

In addition to the storage already mentioned, the Micros-Plus comes with a good wardrobe that has a slightly curved design, and there are two LED lights above it. It provides good hanging space and there’s a cupboard at its base.

Equipment

With a Webasto 2000 Gold system providing blown air heating in addition to the aforementioned underfloor heating, this motorhome should stay cosy, even in colder conditions.

Technical specs

Sleeps4
Travel seats4
MTPLM3200kg
Payload550kg
Length5.3m17′5″
Width2.12m6′11″
Height2.89m9′6″
Engine (power)150
Fresh/waste water100L / 90L
Leisure battery95 Ah
Gas tank size11kg
Number of gas tank compartments2
Kitchen Equipment
2-burner gas hob

Verdict

The Wingamm Micros-Plus is well built and easy to handle.

We would have liked to have seen a microwave and aerial included as standard, but quality construction is what accounts for the cost here.

The compact size yet spacious interior make it great for two.

Conclusion

Pros

  • It's compact, making it easy to drive, live with and store
  • Inside and out, it's a well-built, sophisticated ’van

Cons

  • No microwave, grill, oven or TV aerial are fitted as standard
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