Despite its diminutive proportions, the Romahome R25 is likely to be a comfortable tourer, even away from facilities. In fact, besides the long overhang and low payload we can think of nothing to fault with this ‘van. Practical Motorhome’s reviewers came away impressed.
Quality GRP mouldings and a car-like drive
The double bed is comfortable, but not that large
It provides the quintessential Romahome experience: a rear entrance door, a comfy lounge/dining area with a facing sofa, and a rear kitchen, all wrapped up in one of the company’s classic monocoque GRP bodies.
PRICE £30,995 (when new in 2010)
BASE Citroen Berlingo
ENGINE 1.6 litre turbodiesel
L/W/H 5.18/2.13/2.59m (16’9″/6/9″/8’5″)
Romahome is famed for its inimitable mini-coachbuilts, and the most renowned of these is probably the Citroen Berlingo-based R20.
The R25’s lounge area is as spacious as that in some larger coachbuilts.
Storage space is generous in the kitchen, which has two gas rings.
The R25’s talking point is its toilet (there isn’t one in the R20) which is hidden in a locker across from the kitchen. In standard form it’s just a regular Dometic cassette unit, but throw in £450 (* £2010 price) and you can specify it as a ‘wet room’. Essentially this involves a Whale shower head, a larger 70-litre freshwater tank, a bathroom mirror and a recessed shower stall and drain point built into the floor in front of the toilet, and a larger wraparound shower curtain. This combo allows you to create a small cubicle in which to have a sit-down shower in the R25 – which does a lot to boost this ‘van’s appeal to those who may remain unconvinced by the lack of facilities. Some may still find the standard location of the toilet to be uncomfortably close to the kitchen, but in a ‘van this small such compromises are inevitable.
The double bed is comfortable, but only 1.76m (5’9″) long
|Shipping Length||5.18 m|