Manufacturing motorhomes that were initially imported into the UK as far back as 2005, Wingamm is a small Italian company specialising in monocoque GRP designs – hence the premium prices.
These days, the upmarket brand is imported through BC Motorhomes in Ayr. We checked out the four-berth Oasi 610 ST at newly appointed dealer ES Hartley, in Ellesmere Port.
As you’d expect, the Wingamm Oasi brims with classic Italian styling, and the company uses GRP to the full in its signature monocoque construction.
Built on a Fiat Ducato, the bodywork on the Oasi is extremely well finished in pure white, with smart black alloys. Our review model had several extras, such as the 160bhp engine and an automatic gearbox.
The motorhome has twin rear bunks, and the lower bunk has an access door on both sides. You can create a garage at the rear here by simply removing the lower bunk, and then you have access from both sides of the vehicle. The Oasi also comes with an opening sunroof.
The cab is well equipped, with air conditioning, adjustable steering, a Kenwood DAB radio, cruise control, sat nav and cab blinds. There are also handy storage pouches up above.
This compact camper is one of those that would suit couples who mainly tour as two, but sometimes take the grandchildren away with them. The lounge will seat four, but would be ideal for two. Along with the L-shaped travel seats, you also get a small seat by the entrance door.
The interior is contemporary, with a gloss-white finish and chrome handles, while the lighting includes well placed, adjustable lights fitted into the base of the drop-down bed.
The Truma blown-air heating system keeps things cosy, and one advantage of the monocoque construction is that outside noise is deadened, even when you are parked on a main road.
The side kitchen is compact, and although the equipment levels aren’t overly generous, the storage is.
The large sink means there’s not much permanent worktop, although the sink cover is incredibly solid, so you could use that as well.
There are two substantial overhead lockers, but no microwave is fitted, which is a shame when there is only a two-burner gas hob and no grill or oven. You do get three drawers here, plus a corner storage cupboard.
Night-time lighting is good, but there’s only one mains socket in this area. The kitchen window opens to provide ventilation, and there is also an extractor fan – although this has been set quite far back.
The washroom is certainly a class act: the circular shower cubicle is a good size and well lit, and you get a stylish mat. There’s also enough room to get changed in here, plus a large basin with excellent storage beneath.
It’s all nicely finished, too. One minor niggle is that we would have liked to see a roof vent here, although there is an opening window which allows for some ventilation.
The main bed has to be pulled down manually, but the mechanism works well. Both the bunks at the back are sturdy and a good size. In fact, we reckon a small adult could easily use the lower one if needed. Both bunks have comfortable mattresses.
There is good storage in the deep overhead lockers, and beneath the seating up front – although finding plywood bases, when most use slats these days, was a surprise, especially given the price. The wardrobe near the rear bunks is adequate, but it could be a tight squeeze to store clothing for four people. The spacious rear garage does help out with storage, though, if that lower bunk is removed.
PRACTICAL MOTORHOME SAYS…
The Oasi is smart, with excellent finish and build quality – that’s where most of your money is going. It’s not brimming with kit, but is well designed. We like the washroom, while the rear bunks are incredibly sturdy.
The lounge is spacious and the lighting can’t be faulted. We would like to see a microwave, more mains sockets (and possibly more USBs), and a roof vent in the washroom. But for those who have the budget and are seeking style and quality, the Wingamm could be the one.
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The motorhome has twin rear bunks, and the lower bunk has an access door on both sides. You can create a garage at the rear here by simply removing the lower bunk
|Shipping Length||6.10 m|
|Engine Size||2300 cc|