A compact and good-looking motorhome that drives well, has an excellent payload, attractive interior finish and generous specification. Those exterior graphics are sure to turn a few heads, too.
An excellent chassis with little rear overhang
Unique body styling.
The body is spoiled by the use of white plastic hinges
The gas locker is located at the rear nearside corner.
The Pioneer offers plenty of space and a luxurious toilet and shower room.
In the lounge, with its transverse couches, the fabrics are attractive and hard-wearing, and you get removable carpets as standard (including in the cab) with easy-clean vinyl flooring beneath.
There are swivelling front seats which help provide extra lounge space. There’s a surfeit of scatter and bolster cushions, but nowhere to put them at night because they are so bulky.
You get a full-size Stoves cooker with three-burner hob and an 800W electric hob plate, and a decent-sized oven, grill and fridge. Unlike many rivals, there’s an extractor hood, too.
The Renior also beats many of its competitors by offering plenty of useable worksurface – its pop-up extension and sliding cabinet considerably expands the worksurface area.
There’s a double circular drainer and sink, but we prefer rectangular sinks because many more dishes can usefully be fitted in.
The Pioneer’s full-width washroom is roomy and bright, and light grey walls lift the ambience. A Thetford swivel cassette toilets with electric flush is standard. Sadly, there’s only limited storage facilities here.
In the Renoir, bed-making is simple. You merely pull the bed extensions away from the lounge seats and then allow the upright cushions to fall down naturally to make up the transverse bed – just four cushions and you are done. When the beds have been made up, it is awkward to get through to the rear cabin. Cab curtains are standard, as are Seitz double-glazed windows and cassette blinds.
Storage space is far less of an issue in low-profiles because they all tend to have a decent amount of space at eye level in addition to that in the overcab area. Sadly, however, the hinged door on the Pioneer is just too narrow: over the cab is an ideal space in which to store bedding but it would be almost impossible to push it all through the gap.
Under-seat storage is fair, and a bonus is external access to these areas from both sides. It has plastic basin-shaped areas for wet-item storage, but there are no drain holes.
|Shipping Length||6.15 m|