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Pilote G740 FGJ: mobile home test – How To Cars

Tres chic! With the new integrated, the French have once again demonstrated their flair for tasteful and harmonious interior design. Pilote has been producing leisure vehicles since 1962, initially caravans, today only mobile homes of the upper middle class. As one of eight brands in the Groupe Pilote group, Pilote manufactures all vehicles in France.

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That’s him: A spacious integrated with four fixed beds and seats as standard. The upscale Equipment line Évidence increases the price to 81,900 euros, but offers in return almost full equipment. This includes, among other things, the energy package with 100-watt solar panel, awning, two-point central locking of the body door, Pioneer radio system with 9-inch touchscreen, reversing camera, satellite system with TV preparation and holder, steering wheel and gear knob Leather upholstery, single beds that can be converted into a double bed, external drawer and electric step. The base price of the simpler Expression equipment line is 72,420 euros.

Pilote G740 FGJ: Daylight, freedom of movement and a comfortable standing height

He has: Light, generous space and freedom of movement. The cozy Vis-à-vis seating group is not only suitable for a cozy get-together, but also proves to be multifunctional. Up to six people can be comfortably accommodated in the seating group using the swiveling and height-adjustable cab seats. If necessary, the seat on the passenger side can be converted into an additional seat with a three-point belt and adjustable backrest in no time at all. For more freedom of movement the dining table can simply be folded in the middle. The space in the kitchen is also generous. Finally a worktop that gives hobby cooks enough room to develop.

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With the rotating driver’s seats, the comfortable seating area can be expanded for up to six people.

The matching gray wall paneling not only looks chic, but also effectively protects against cooking splashes. In addition, the large and, above all, deep drawers, in which oil bottles can also be stored upright, are convincing. The hooks for tea towels and potholders as well as the two modern spice racks also get plus points. This attention to detail in the kitchen shows how much the French love to cook in their motorhomes.

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Pilot G740 FGJ in test

Also The shower and washroom offer plenty of freedom of movement. In addition, you can spatially connect both areas with sliding and bathroom doors and at the same time separate them from the sleeping and living areas for more privacy.

Equipment and numerous comfort features force the load increase

This is how he drives: Despite its length of at least 7.49 meters light-footed and simple. Even the narrow streets and country roads in Upper Franconia don’t cause us any stress during the test drive. The large exterior mirrors, windows and the standard reversing camera with high-resolution screen. Depending on the incidence of light, only the reflection of the aluminum frame of the darkened windscreen is disturbing. Because of the long rear overhang, it requires some caution and practice when turning, maneuvering and parking.
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The integrated drives very comfortably. Be careful when maneuvering due to the long overhang.

With the 160 hp diesel and the nine-speed automatic converter, the Frenchman accelerates powerfully, comfortably and safely. Due to the higher equipment and the numerous comfort features, there is no way around an increase in load, combined with the installation of reinforced springs on the front and rear axles. With an increase in load to 4.4 tons, the payload is then an impressive 1814 kilograms. Equipped in this way, taking heavy e-bikes with you does not cause any unnecessary worries.
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