Given it’s low price, the Rimor performs remarkably well, and provides comfortable touring for a family of six. At just £27,000 it’s a bona fide bargain.
Twin air bags and cab air conditioning; intelligently placed and plentiful storage.
Limited food preparation space and a meagre two-burner hob.
There’s room for four to dine comfortably, but not all the residents can eat together. During low season touring, when you can’t sit outside, the lack of seating could be a major bind. Despite it’s shortcomings, however, the Rimor provides a useful television locker, which can be seen from all of the ‘van’s lounge seats.
The Rimor has fixed single bunk beds and puts the washroom on the offside. By putting the wardrobe between bed and washroom, though, it has robbed the washroom of some much needed elbow room. Further forward the ’van feels open and spacious, with all the tall furniture pushed to the back.
The kitchen is easily its most disappointing feature. There is good storage for heavy items in the cupboard under the sink (which also houses the cutlery drawer) but the food preparation space is limited and with only a two-burner gas hob on which to cook, family catering is tough.
The Katamarano has a plastic trimmed washroom with a separate shower area, but the thin arrangement of the room means it’s not very spacious, and positively pokey once you’re in the cubicle. It’s still perfectly usable, but competitors have more successful designs. However, the fit and finish is good..
The main bed will be the roomy overcab. The sliding stowaway overcab bed works well, although it can be a bit of a mission to assemble.
As for the dinette bed, it’s not that great – it’s only 1.8m long and takes time to make up. The single bunk beds provide a single piece mattress, which, with no bumps, should provide a better night’s sleep. Some rivals have mattresses in section for easy folding. There’s no safety net for the top bunk but there are lights for each bunk along with a window for added ventilation.
The largest single storage area is outside, beneath the two single bunks. Inside, Rimor has provided two wardrobes, which we liked, because six people need plenty of clothes storage, but slotting a couple of drawers in for residents’ smalls would have been even better. We really liked the tidy way in which the electrical equipment and leisure battery were stored, through a dedicated service door at the rear of the ‘van.