With a shower, toilet and gas hobs on board, this is the perfect ’van for short breaks away.
Immaculate build quality and finish
Poor lighting in living quarters
The Nugget offers a four-seater lounge with the cab seats swivelled – a process which took some to-ing and fro-ing. The seat bench can slide forward for a more intimate lounge, though.
In dining mode, the Nugget’s table clips to a rail, and when it’s not being used it has its own storage space behind the wardrobe at the rear of the ’van. However, even with the table clipped to the rail as far forward as possible, it’s a bit of a lunge for the person in the swivelled passenger seat to reach the table at meal times.
The only living-space lighting is a cab light unit with two separate reading lamps. When you take account all the dark greys in its colour scheme, and the rather small side windows, it makes for a rather gloomy interior.
Kitchens are often compromised when you’re struggling for space in a small van conversion, and there is evidence of this here. The Nugget offers a two-burner hob, without spark ignition, and a small sink. It also has a towel rail on the locker door, a drawer for the cutlery, and sufficient lighting overhead, but no extractor fan. There’s no grill, but at least there is a Westfalia-branded compressor fridge (12V).
In a nutshell, it’s enough to boil an egg or cook kippers for your breakfast, but not much else.
The Nugget’s washroom is outstanding. The door swings through 180 degrees, so it can also act as a toilet door; open out to form the larger shower room; and open inwards into the kitchen for easier access from the washroom area. The shower head fixes to the washroom door, and a detachable shower curtain hangs over coat-style hooks to protect the woodwork.
A smart little addition is the dedicated clothes hanger which pulls out and across the washroom area and fastens into place. The basin in the corner of the washroom is almost as large and deep as a domestic basin. All in all, it’s a top-quality solution in such a small space.
It’s easy (and quick) to turn the rock ’n’ roll Nugget bench seat into a bed: the seat base rises and extends forward and the back rest lies flat. There’s a hinged infill section supported by a leg, plus one other infill cushion, and it makes up into a tidy, very comfy, flat surface.
The Nugget’s comfy roof bed pulls down easily on its hinges and is surrounded by a safety net, but there are no lights up there, so it all feels rather claustrophobic and dark.
Although the Nugget’s seat bench is removable so you can open up your living area for realistic load carrying, it’s not something you’d want to do often, or on your own, given the weight of the steel-framed bench.
|Shipping Length||5.68 m|