with the swivelled cab seats (a Fiat Ducato asset) and so use all the space effectively. The slide-out arrangement separates the cab seating from the dinette and I think that results in a slightly cramped dinette. That is very much a personal choice, though.
Slide-outs generally introduce more engineering and ongoing maintenance problems, no matter who builds them, and there’s also the issue of water and dust ingress to consider.
In this 2015 model, the slide-out runs more than two-thirds of the length of the body on the offside. The motorhome has an east-west island bed, fitted into the slide-out along with the cafe-style dinette. There’s also a full-width rear bathroom and a nearside kitchen. Up front, the nearside cab is boxed off by a large cabinet which houses the 190L fridge with microwave above.
LIGHT AND SPACE
Above the driver’s cab, the Luton bed measures a pretty reasonable 1.96x1.3m (6ft 5in x 4ft 3in) and has windows and roof lights on both sides, with the fridge cabinet providing a good bedside shelf. When not being used, the bed can be easily lifted out of the way to give better driver’s cab access.
Given the spacious layout, I thought the kitchen bench was quite short, but it does have enough room to fit a stainless steel sink with drainers plus a four-burner cooktop with grill underneath. There is, however, a bench extension at the bedroom end, as well as a flap that can be used to extend the bench across the entry door.
Under the benchtop are three different sized drawers, a small slide-out pantry and a small cupboard.
Opposite the kitchen bench, the dinette will, in theory, seat four people – the rear seat has two seatbelts but leg room is a bit limited. However, the Zwaardvis-mounted table is a good size and it can be pushed out of the way to allow two people to sit on the same side, if required.
The overhead lockers above the dinette are fairly