First impressions were that this brand model is lower to the ground than typical fifth-wheeler units, the nose cone is aerodynamically styled for less drag when travelling, and the rear of the unit looks like a motorhome, being lower in height and square shaped. The habitation entry door is on the passenger (left) side of the vehicle, which Kiwis like, on the outside it opens to the right – many RV doors open to the left. There is an electric step for easy entry. The door has a fitted rubbish bin and a window with a blind and separate fly screen. Storage and utility lockers are fitted all around the unit, and there is a large slide-out on the right (driver’s) side of the unit.
On entry, to the left is the shower box area with en suite opposite, and in the nose cone (up steps) the separate bedroom with king-size island bed, wardrobes and storage – including bedside cabinets for bits and bobs.
The en suite has a swivel cassette pedestal toilet, vanity unit, mirrors and storage galore, a spacious area separate from the shower and bedroom, with privacy doors that can join or separate the areas as needed.
Opposite the entry is the full dining/entertainment area slide-out which increases the living space considerably. The large C-shaped area can also convert to a good-sized bed as required. There are windows in the slide-out for light and ventilation as well as the all-important views to the outside.
Between the slide-out and the en suite is a storage unit with a large cupboard and two lower drawers, and the TV is mounted on its side facing towards the dining area in the slide-out.
To the right of the entry door is the kitchen, starting with the full-sized 190L fridge/freezer unit – what a beauty this is. Above, and set back to create a shelf, is a microwave – what a great idea.
The kitchen bench runs around 1500mm along the wall, backed by a large opening window surrounded by a warm red splash-back frame. There’s plenty of storage below and above, and the round stainless steel sink with quality tapware looks nice. A full-sized oven with separate grill and four gas hobs will satisfy the most demanding of cooks, I am sure.
Across the rear of the unit is a comfortable lounge couch that converts to a single bed if required. The fancy cocktail cabinet for glasses is nice, and there is plenty of overhead storage space once again.
The flooring is hardwearing and easy to clean and looks good with the warm wood effect defining the floor space well, especially with the slide-out extended. The mixture of wood and light-coloured high-gloss finishes on the cupboards and drawers works well and looks current and modern.
All-in-all a good-looking unit, great for those wanting to this-sized living for extended periods on the road.
Keith tells us this is one of two models he is importing, the other being the Celtic Rambler, an 8.5m unit of similar quality. I look forward to seeing that in the upcoming months. Details of important things such as warranties and the like will need to be discussed with Keith directly.
SPEC Dreamseeker fifth-wheel five-berth
Tare weight Tare 2500kg GVM 3500kg 1000kg payload
Chassis Twin-axle one-piece fully welded FWC designed purpose-built chassis, Torflex Suspension, Revolution type approved coupling, electro mechanical braking, four point auto levelling, 16” 6- spoke alloy wheels
Slide out internal (LxHxW) 1m x 1.7m x 2.1m. Total slide out space 3.57m3, additional floor space 2.6m2
Slide Out mechanism 12v electric with double seal neoprene and blade sealing system
External Length (LxHxW) 2.3m x 7.6m x 3m Length behind tow vehicle 6.4m
Internal (HxW) 2.2m x 2m
Water Tank Capacities Fresh 231L grey 137L. Integrated water heater, Shurflo 12V water pump
Batteries 230v and 12V sealed leisure battery, PC250 control system, 22A switch mode battery charger
Heating Alde compact combi HE3020 boiler, butane power output 6.4kW/or 230V power source, programmable thermostat, underfloor heating system, 3000 watt output via radiator
Berth layout Rear bed: L2.2m – W0.9m, Double in slide-out: L2.1m – W1.5m Master bed 1.9m x 1.4m
Fridge 190L Dometic fridge/freezer
Cooking Spinflo Caprice gas oven separate grill, gas hob with glass lid.
Lighting LED with mood strip lighting
Windows Lightweight aluminium framed double-glazed acrylic windows, all fitted with Horrex blackout blinds and fly screen. Two full-size roof vents blinds and screens.
Construction GRP construction,wood-free vacuum-bonded body panels, 35mm panel thickness with Styrofoam core throughout; curved continuous one- piece roof, aerodynamic GRP nose cone; curved continuous roof, dedicated lockers for electrical and gas requirements
Rear locker storage 4m²
Optional extra’s Sat. system, leather upgrade, awning, solar panels, TV/DVD, bedroom TV, bike carrier, wireless reversing camera, exterior lighting packs and more.