Roller Team squeezes a lot into its T-Line 590. Four berths, a split kitchen and end washroom make it very flexible. The base vehicle upgrades and 10-year bodyshell integrity warranty add value to this keenly priced ’van.
The Roller Team T-Line 590 is a stylish, attractive and affordable package.
Both double beds are a good length
It’s incredibly good value for money
Roller Team has squeezed a lot into this clever layout
It’s ideal for a couple, with occasional guests
The T-Line 590 is stylish and affordable
The drop-down bed is cosy for two, at 4’1
The habitation door is on the UK offside
The T-Line 590 was our stand-out ’van from Roller Team’s 2014 season launch event – “Good things do come in little packages,” we’d noted. One year on and we’ve got our hands on a 2015 model, boasting an updated base vehicle, plus improved kit and options.
We borrowed our test vehicle from Davan Caravans & Motorhomes in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, and Roller Team has a good network of motorhome stockists around the UK.
On the road, the Roller Team T-Line 590 is engaging and fun to drive
The 590 sports a clever layout that makes a lot of the available space, comprising a front lounge, a kitchen split width-ways and an end washroom. The big lounge has seating for six (with the cab seats rotated) around a sliding tabletop. Windows to either side allow in ample natural light, assisted by the panoramic sunroof across the cab. For evenings, there are LED lights in the underside of the drop-down bed.
European manufacturers have to modify their kitchens for the UK market, and Roller Team has made a good effort here. On the offside, a combined oven and grill sits above a 175-litre fridge with separate freezer compartment – a generous solution for two people. Opposite there’s the typical L-shaped worktop, here with three gas burners and a sink with a mixer tap. Below is a range of storage options, plus a waste bin – which is welcome because there isn’t one in the habitation door.
The Roller Team T-Line 590’s end washroom will please many prospective purchasers. A shower compartment is on the nearside, while a toilet and wardrobe are opposite. The basin is in between, flanked above and below by storage. Behind the mirror is a shallow cupboard and there is also a handy storage cubby under the frosted window – presumably, it’s meant to be a laundry basket, but it is shallow. A half-length wardrobe is mounted next to the swivel-seat toilet.
The drop-down bed is operated electrically and can be deployed quickly. It can be fully lowered for a couple touring together with no others on board. Alternatively, just have the drop-down bed half-lowered, which allows the lounge table to be dropped and the seating rearranged to provide another double bed. This makes the T-Line 590 a viable option for couples shopping for a compact motorhome with the flexibility of extra berths.
The drop-down bed measures 2.16m x 1.25m (7’1″ x 4’1″). The double bed below it is 1.91m x 1.38m (6’3″ x 4’6″).
With a payload of 750kg, the T-Line 590 can swallow plenty of touring kit. A large storage compartment on the offside houses the ladder for the drop-down bed, and has tip-up shelves for changing the storage arrangement.
|Shipping Length||5.9 m|
|Engine Size||2300 cc|