Frankia A 700 BD: Tested used motorhome
That’s him: A classic for connoisseurs. With the A 700 BD, the mobile home builders based in the Franconian town of Marktschorgast have created a 7.10 meter long, three-axle, comfortable mobile home that is suitable for holiday adventures lasting several weeks all year round. Thanks to sophisticated insulation including a double vehicle floor, outside temperatures down to minus 15 degrees are no problem.
Unfortunately, the bonding of the wall construction was not always permanently dimensionally stable, so that isolated blisters can appear on the outer walls with age. Fortunately, the spontaneous suspicion that it could be water damage was not confirmed in our test vehicle.
Frankia A 700 BD: enormously high living quality
The inner values are likely to be more important to most prospective buyers than the outward appearance. The interior, which is designed to be vapor diffusion-tight, offers an extremely high quality of living and does not look outdated even after 18 years. This Frankia is also a king of flaps – so users can experience maximum travel comfort.
Tank capacity/fuel type
Length Width Height
empty weight ready to drive/load (test vehicle)
Trailer load (braked/unbraked)
Lying area rear L x W
Lying area alcove L x W
Fridge incl. freezer compartment
Fresh/waste water tank
Basic price 2004 (Frankia A 700)
110 kW (150 hp) at 3500 rpm*
He has: Enormous freedom of movement! The full standing height, even for tall people, is just as impressive as the well thought-out furniture construction. The latter is of high quality and matches the extensive comfort equipment. Behind the driver’s cabin with two Isri pilot seats is a spacious living area with a semi-dinette and a longitudinal bench opposite. Here the aged upholstery fabric is worth discussing at most. The other equipment also satisfies high demands.
A flat screen embedded in the wall with satellite antenna on the roof provides good entertainment on rainy days. The previous owner modernized the interior, halved the alcove bed and thus provided an even better feeling of space. The beech furniture in the front part of the vehicle has been elaborately wrapped in a modern walnut look, making it appear several years younger.
In the middle of the vehicle there is a spacious L-shaped kitchen with elaborate cupboards and (almost) all the trimmings: three-burner hob, sink, extractor hood, built-in oven and a 97-litre fridge-freezer combination are still very tidy today. The numerous, sensibly divided cupboards and storage compartments are no less convincing. They easily take on a mobile household.
Behind the kitchen, the bathroom, which is also lavishly designed, is installed as a passage room: on the passenger side there is a spacious washbasin, a toilet and additional cupboard compartments. A fully-fledged shower with a shower tray and a fixed cabin is installed on the driver’s side. The end is a cozy double bed in the rear, which can be easily climbed using a folding step and is suitable as a cozy retreat.
Not a sprinter, but adequately motorized thanks to chip tuning
Vehicle tax (S3, mass 4500 kg)
Brake discs and pads, front
6 summer tires 215/70 R 15 C