Compact motorhomes: brands offering reduced profile widths

When we talk about a compact motorhome, we think more about its length. But width is also critical. When parking, in particular, and in general when maneuvering, or when driving on a small road. This is why so many motorhome manufacturers offer reduced width profiles.

The classic motorhome is 2.35m wide. While the converted van, which has no rear compartment, grows 2.05m. There is a fairly wide range of profile widths between the two, from 2.10m to 2.25m) . Some are also short (which makes sense if you keep it compact), but not all.

Here is a selection of compact profiles featured in the 2022 collections of motorhome manufacturers. Here we find most of the layouts already present in classic motorhomes. Obviously, the interior space is a bit cramped. But design bureaus have shown ingenuity by offering very convenient layouts in reduced sizes.

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Adria

The leader of the Compact range plays a classic score well-honed over the years, backed by renowned production quality and proven standard equipment. Not surprisingly, the bed (140 x 190 cm) is located at the back on a beautiful holder. Modular, bathroom, as always in this configuration, won in ease of use. Three models of the Compact range are available in two finishes at a price of 3,000 euros. The Supreme version has an aluminum body (polyester in the Axess version) in gray with matching bumpers.

Adria Compact SP Axess

  • L x W x H: 6.00 x 2.15 x 2.75 m
  • Carrier: Citroën 2.2L – 140 HP
  • Gross vehicle weight/CU (kg): 3500/NC
  • Gray map of the place/night/meals: 4/2/4
  • Main bed: transverse
  • Refrigerator: 70 liters
  • Pure water/waste water (l): 100/85

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Burstner

In the low-profile compact van category, two touring vans featured in the catalog for many years intend to stand out with higher levels of performance and comfort. Their prices reflect this. More affordable and newer, the Nexxo Van has the same reduced body width and includes, among other things, the same layouts in a definition a little less advanced, of course, but nothing to be ashamed of. If the manufacturer focuses on the interior processing of the cabs, the standard equipment remains measured, encouraging the use of options.

Burstner Nexxo Van T 569

  • L x W x H: 5.99 x 2.20 x 2.85 m
  • Carrier: Citroën 2.2L – 120 HP
  • Gross vehicle weight (kg): 3500/875
  • Gray map of the place/night/meals: 4/2/4
  • Main bed: along
  • Refrigerator: 90 liters
  • Pure water/waste water (l): 120/90

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Burstner Nexxo Van T 590G

  • L x W x H: 5.99 x 2.20 x 2.85 m
  • Carrier: Citroën 2.2L – 120 HP
  • Gross vehicle weight (kg): 3500/800
  • Gray map of the place/night/meals: 4/2/4
  • Main bed: transverse
  • Refrigerator: 90 liters
  • Pure water/waste water (l): 120/90

Burstner Nexxo Van T 620G

  • L x W x H: 6.20 x 2.20 x 2.85 m
  • Carrier: Citroën 2.2L – 120 HP
  • Gross vehicle weight (kg): 3500/755
  • Gray map of the place/night/meals: 4/2/4
  • Main bed: transverse
  • Refrigerator: 90 liters
  • Pure water/waste water (l): 120/90

Burstner Travel Van 590G

  • L x W x H: 5.99 x 2.20 x 2.85 m
  • Carrier: Fiat 2.2 L – 120 HP
  • Gross vehicle weight (kg): 3500/810
  • Gray map of the place/night/meals: 4/2/4
  • Main bed: transverse
  • Refrigerator: 96 liters
  • Pure water/waste water (l): 120/90

Burstner Travel Van 620G

  • L x W x H: 6.20 x 2.20 x 2.85 m
  • Carrier: Fiat 2.2 L – 120 HP
  • Gross vehicle weight (kg): 3500/725
  • Gray map of the place/night/meals: 4/2/4
  • Main bed: twins
  • Refrigerator: 96 liters
  • Pure water/waste water (l): 120/90

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Carado / Sunshine

Sunshine V66 Adventure Edition

This is one of the cheapest motorhomes on the market (not counting converted vans)! He is also one of the smallest. With the exception of the bedroom (bed 140 x 194 cm), compactness prevails in the passenger compartment. The design (body, furniture) is classic, but known for its reliability. Decoration is individual for each brand. This two-seater, available this year only in the Edition 15 (Carado) or Adventure Edition Sunlight, gets a 140 hp engine. and advanced equipment.

Carado V132 / Sunshine V60

  • LxWxH: 5.95 x 2.14 x 2.87 m
  • Carrier: Citroën 2.2L – 140 HP
  • Gross vehicle weight (kg): 3500/843
  • Gray map of the place/night/meals: 4/24
  • Main bed: transverse
  • Refrigerator: 89 liters
  • Clean water/waste water (l): 116/92

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Challenger / Slipper

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These manufacturers make twine with its thin profiles, barely 5 cm wider than the van. On the one hand, the X150 (or X550) with its very automotive design offers a 6-seat face-to-face living room with a 140 x 190 cm fold-down bed. The same size S194 plays the entry-level Ford role with its classic yet efficient layout that graces a pull-out cupboard under the middle cross bed (133 x 190 cm) in the passenger area (1.95 m wide), which feels a little cramped. .

Challenger X150 / Slipper X550

  • L x W x H: 5.99 x 2.10 x 2.80 m
  • Carrier: Fiat 2.2L – 140HP
  • Gross vehicle weight (kg): 3500/800
  • Gray places/night/meals: 4/2/6
  • Main bed: folding
  • Refrigerator: 134 liters
  • Pure water/waste water (l): 100/100

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Challenger S194 / Slippers S514

  • L x W x H: 5.99 x 2.10 x 2.75 m
  • Hard: Ford 2.0 L – 130 hp
  • Gross vehicle weight (kg): 3500/930
  • Gray map of the place/night/meals: 4/2/4
  • Main bed: transverse
  • Refrigerator: 87 liters
  • Pure water/waste water (l): 105/100

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Detleffs

Among the oldest low-profile vans on the market, this model, with a proven formula available on the integral (Globebus I 1), is undergoing, like the entire range, a major change in 2022: a 140 hp engine. as standard and a body made of polyester (instead of aluminium). The interior has also been revised: new furniture, soft-closing cabinets without handles, a new kitchen with a large work surface, mattress thickness increased to 15 cm, non-slip surface in the garage, in particular, a new cage door.

Detleffs Globebus T1

  • L x W x H: 5.99 x 2.20 x 2.81 m
  • Hard: Fiat 2.2 L – 140 hp
  • Gross vehicle weight (kg): 3500/738
  • Gray map of the place/night/meals: 4/2/4
  • Main bed: transverse
  • Refrigerator: 142 liters
  • Pure water/waste water (l): 114/90

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Etruscan

Etrusco compact

This sister brand of Sunlight and Carado also offers the shortest profile of a van, but in a definition that primarily emphasizes the design and interior (Type X) inspired by modern trends. The interior layout is based on a beautiful hold (105 cm high) placed under the middle cross bed (140/130 x 194 cm). The kitchenette and bathroom face each other, while at the front, a small living room adjoins a closet mounted behind the passenger seat.

Etrusco V 5.9 dB

  • L x W x H: 5.95 x 2.14 x 2.76 m
  • Carrier: Fiat 2.2 L – 120 HP
  • Gross vehicle weight (kg): 3500/978
  • Gray map of the place/night/meals: 4/2/4
  • Main bed: transverse
  • Refrigerator: 113 liters
  • Pure water/waste water (l): 122/90

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Flerett / Florium

Reduced width profile Florium Baxter 64 LDF
Reduced width profile Florium Baxter 64 LDF.

Fleurette and sister brand offer two profiles each with a total width of 2.23m and a French bed measuring 130 x 192cm. The longest opts for a face-to-face living room and can optionally get a retractable van roof that offers two extra berths. Access is via a ladder at the foot of the bed. The quality of the workmanship, especially of the polyester bodywork and furniture, remains one of the best assets of the Vendée manufacturer.

Fleurette Migrator 60 LG / Florium Baxter 60 LG

Florium Baxter 60
Florium Baxter 60
  • L x W x H: 5.99 x 2.23 x 2.70 m
  • Carrier: Fiat 2.2 L – 120 HP
  • Gross vehicle weight (kg): 3500/666
  • Gray places/night/meals: 4/2/4
  • Main bed: along
  • Refrigerator: 145 liters
  • Pure water/waste water (l): 120/119

Migration Fleurette 64 LDF / Florium Baxter 64 LDF

Florium Baxter 64 LDF
Florium Baxter 64 LDF. © photo by Alain Vacheron
  • L x W x H: 6.47 x 2.23 x 2.70 m
  • Carrier: Fiat 2.2 L – 120 HP
  • Gross vehicle weight (kg): 3500/624
  • Gray places/night/meals: 4/2/4
  • Main bed: French-style long
  • Refrigerator: 145 liters
  • Pure water/waste water (l): 120/119

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Hymer

The lightweight structural floor (GRP), the lightweight AL-KO chassis and the brand’s signature PUAL construction have resulted in significant weight savings while maintaining quality workmanship and insulation. Hence the exceptional load capacity for this austere two-seater, which installs in a garage hold calibrated for the transport of two-wheeled vehicles, very comfortable single beds, but of different lengths (182 and 198 cm – width 80 cm). The equipment is already very complete as standard.

Hymer Axis T 374

  • LxWxH: 5.99 x 2.22 x 2.77 m
  • Carrier: Fiat 2.2 L – 120 HP + Alko
  • Gross vehicle weight (kg): 3500/802
  • Gray map of the place/night/meals: 4/2/4
  • Main bed: two single beds
  • Refrigerator: 85 liters
  • Clean/waste water (l): 100/100

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Knaus

Profile Vansation 550 MF.

The shortest and cheapest of the Knaus has a more fashionable layout. The longitudinal bunk (140/105 x 201 cm) on the luggage compartment has a retractable extension to maintain a constant width. Next to the bedroom is a 2-in-1 space that combines a toilet and shower (64 x 54 cm), a washbasin, a mirror and storage space located outside next to the closet. The living room is limited to an L-shaped bench seat that converts into two seats, and, of course, two seats in the driver’s seat. Production and standard equipment correspond to reality.

Knaus Vansation 550MF

  • L x W x H: 5.96 x 2.20 x 2.76 m
  • Hard: Fiat 2.2 L – 140 hp
  • Gross vehicle weight (kg): 3500/900
  • Gray map of the place/night/meals: 4/4/4
  • Main bed: along
  • Refrigerator: 108 liters
  • Clean/waste water (l): 95/95

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