The price tag of £47,850 dispels any doubts. This motorhome is a real sound bet.
Competent in every area – no obvious weak spots
Doesn’t excel in any particular area, either
It’s so safe and reliable as to be almost a little boring
The jump-seat encompasses an extra diner when the dining table extension is pulled out. Even with the table extended, however, anyone sat in the driver’s seat will still have quite a stretch to reach their food, but the passenger’s captain’s seat pulls up comfortably to the table.
Unfortunately, the gap between the dinette’s rear bench seat and the table is restricted, so sliding into the dinner table can be a thigh-bashing experience. Lounging is a more enjoyable experience thanks to a generously proportioned side window and overhead skylight. There are also three spotlights for reading in the evening.
Worksurface is the making of a motorhome kitchen – but sadly, the Rapido lacks badly in this respect. However, at least there’s a small pull-out shelf under the sink that acts as a handy chopping board, providing you with a little extra space.
Once you have prepared the food though, there’s a three-ring hob with plenty of space for pots and pans. In addition, the sink is deep enough to make the post-dinner washing up a simple task.
To help keep the kitchen clean, there’s a hob cover that folds up to act as a splash guard. The Rapido has a flame guard attached to the wall, ensuring hissing and spitting pots cannot stain the wood finish.
Customers will have to dig into their pockets and stump up £450 for the pleasure of an oven and grille.
The Rapido has plenty of storage space and also provides extras such as a toothbrush holder and soap dish. The separate shower cubicle has a circular door to close it off from the rest of the washroom.
Transverse rear beds mean you don’t have to make up a bed every evening and pack it away again in the morning and give the rear cabin a feeling of being a distinct, individual section.
The Rapido has fixed steps to ease access to the rear bed, but they are not built high enough. They’re offset to the side, too, which complicates matters further still.
The drop-down overcab bed requires the cab seats to be tilted forward, which allows the bed to extend fully into position. Once down, though, it’s a comfortable place to sleep.
The Rapido provides garage doors on both sides of the motorhome, and the garage is big enough for a scooter or a couple of bikes. It also has a useful exterior locker on the passenger side, which slides out from the lower section of the body. It’s more than able to swallow a picnic hamper and is watertight, so your possessions stay dry.
Inside, storage is plentiful, with a decent wardrobe and good storage lockers in the lounge.
|Shipping Length||6.79 m|