Murvi Motorcaravans recently unveiled its extended version of the well-received Morocco. Practical Motorhome takes a look.

Previously we’ve met both the extra-long Fiat Ducato panel van and the Murvi Morocco; but this is the first time they’ve joined forces.

By way of an introduction, a few words should help to clarify Ducato’s nomenclature of its base vehicles. The LWB (long wheelbase) high-top Ducato has a wheelbase of 4.014m (13’3”) and an overall length of 5.99m (19’8”). The XL Ducato is still built on the same 4.04m wheelbase but has a greater overall length of 6.36m (20’11”). The latter is often mis-described by the light commercial vehicle trade and the press alike as being an XLWB (extra long wheelbase) van whereas in fact it is an XL LWB van.

It’s important to differentiate because we’ve recently heard of the XL being slated as being much more difficult to manoeuvre than its slightly shorter relative. This is not the case because the two share the same kerb-to-kerb turning circle. However, it is longer and will therefore require more space on your drive or in the supermarket car park.

The driving force behind Murvi is Rex Kneebone. His company is based in Ivybridge, South Devon, and must have won more trophies and awards for design-and-build than any other UK manufacturer. Nevertheless, he remains a hands-on proprietor, listening to his customers’ suggestions and carefully evaluating them before including, modifying, or rejecting them.

Price from £50,623 (£54,888 as tested) 

Sleeps Two 

Seats Two 

Base vehicle Fiat Ducato 

Engine 2.3-litre 150bhp TD (130bhp std) 

L/W/H 6.36m/2.57m/2.05m (20’11”/8’5”/6’9”’) MTPLM 3500kg Payload 400kg Water (fresh/waste) 73/45 litres Battery 2x115Ah Gas 25-litre tank (10kg)