With its spacious and comfortable environment, our RS Endeavour C230G review reveals this is all the motorhome you could ever need. It’s not cheap, but you get what you pay for – excellent design and superb build quality.
A true luxury product
The island bed has an electrically operated reclining mechanism
It might be too large for some
2014 was a busy year for RS Motorhomes. The company moved to new premises in Harworth, near Doncaster, which has enabled it to better concentrate its sales, service and production facilities under one roof. One of the first things off the new production line was the 2014 version of the Endeavour, which starts from £138,000.
Based on the Iveco Daily, which topped the charts for reliability in our 2014 Owner Satisfaction Survey, these vehicles are primarily designed for customers who follow motorsports, travelling from event to event and needing full-facility accommodation, sometimes off-grid.
Mick Rowe, RS Motorhomes’ MD, started building motorhomes after watching his sons compete in motorsports; he saw what his contemporaries lived in during events and thought he could do better. The rest, as they say, is history, and building vehicles for this purpose is still the main business for RS, although more touring customers are steadily being added to the order book.
RS Motorhomes notched up a Gold Award for new ’vans in our Owner Satisfaction Awards 2010, polling an excellent 99%, so the company clearly builds a quality product.
The midships kitchen has space and equipment in abundance
At 2.5m wide, it packs in a lot of living space. The front lounge is expansive and comfortable with sturdy furniture that wouldn’t look out of place in a department store showroom. At least six seating positions are offered, and the front seats can be swivelled around to let their occupants join the party.
The midships kitchen has space and equipment in abundance. There are four gas burners, a separate oven and grill, a microwave oven and an extractor fan. The large deep sink should make short work of pots, pans and plates. Opposite, there is a tall 175-litre fridge/freezer, so you can store a large inventory of food and drink between shopping trips.
A doorway leads from the kitchen to the bedroom via a sizeable washroom that is split across the middle of the vehicle. This features a cylindrical shower unit on the offside, a centrally located handbasin and vanity unit, and a toilet on the nearside.
It’s an excellent execution of a motorhome washroom, made possible by the 9.1m length of the vehicle. An abundance of task lighting illuminates the workspace and adds ambience, too.
Things are no less luxurious in the rear bedroom. A spacious island bed occupies most of the space and has an electrically operated reclining mechanism, so you can easily find the optimum position for reading. There’s plenty of natural light in the bedroom from side windows and a large rooflight.
Forwards, in the lounge, the seats can be reconfigured into a comfortable king-size double bed using pull-across slat bases. The whole process takes a couple of minutes. Another double bed is available above the driver’s cab; for 2014, the Luton’s extended overhang means the bed is now wider.
The large rear bed sits atop a capacious garage, accessible from both sides of the vehicle. This can be configured to a user’s needs – the ’van we tested was adapted to carry motorbikes, for example. Elsewhere, there’s plenty of storage, with no fewer than nine overhead lockers, four kitchen cupboards, under-bed storage and under-seat storage in the lounge.