Even if alcoves seem a bit outdated and are only just catching up in the registration statistics, they still have clear advantages over other designs. Families especially appreciate that Generous space, numerous storage options and, last but not least, a resilient number of reasonable lying areas; usually consisting of a transverse bed in the rear, a convertible seating area in the middle and an alcove bed.
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Hobby has tried to give the Optima a modern look
A trend that continues in the interior. There, too, light and muted tones prevail, but more gray than the still ubiquitous brown. People in Fockbek tend to look to Scandinavia rather than Italy.
The storage options are almost unlimited
He has: Lots of air, lots of space, high storage reserves. The neat external dimensions ensure a great sense of space. The also helps with this clever arrangement of the seating group, which, in addition to the double dinette, also has a couch opposite. The front area remains pleasantly open. This fits in with that too fold-up alcove bed, which also enables smooth, bump-free passage to the driver’s cab. All very nice and very practical. The latter also applies to the almost unlimited storage options. First there is the spacious garage, which is slightly indented on the driver’s side because of the gas bottle box (ex works with practical pull-out) and the linen compartment in the middle of the bed.
There is a large wardrobe, the aforementioned linen compartment and storage space under the seating. Also the Corner kitchen with three-burner stove, counter and large fridge with double stop opposite is no exception. Lots of supplies can be safely stowed away in upper and lower cabinets. Everything the way families want it.
The sticking point is the payload: Because our test car is lavishly equipped, stay meager 337 kilograms payload. Even the increased load (+ 150 kilograms) is only small consolation. In addition, they showed up after just a few days of camping use first processing weaknesses, such as a jammed storage box lock, a curtain rail that came loose and a torn band on the blackout/fly screen of a roof hatch.
The brakes show clear fading
kW (hp) at rpm
Nm at rpm
test car tires
Tank capacity/fuel type
Trailer load braked/ unbraked
Length Width Height
Diesel/in line/ 4/front cross
90 l/diesel + 19 l AdBlue
Exterior material wall/roof/floor
Insulating material wall/roof/floor
Wall thickness wall/roof/floor
Seats/with three-point belts
fresh water tank
waste water tank
Costs, guarantees, prices
tax per year
Basic price (with basic engine)
test car price