At the show it’s a feast of beautiful vehicles, and there are bound to be a few such moments when a vehicle ticks all the boxes. I had that feeling when I stepped inside the Eura Profila T725. With so much on offer, I had to ask myself what it was that had inspired this feeling.
For a start, when you enter the vehicle, you step into a lounge that feels particularly generous and welcoming. When you later look at the floor plan, you realise that its clever design, that includes the banquette table and swivelling cab seats, takes up almost half of the vehicle.
That’s when you begin to look around for the hidden bed and ablution facilities. I began my search by looking skywards, expecting to see a drop-down bed as I had the last time I reviewed a Eura Profila from Euro RV. No, it wasn’t there. I looked past the galley to the rear of the vehicle where I could see only a mirror and a wall panel that begged for greater inspection, and it was there that I found one of the best island bed set-ups I have seen. Not only do you have a grown-up suite discreetly hidden behind the wall, but the whole, including the shower and toilet (separated by a narrow-profile hand basin), can be closed off to create a private haven.
If – like me – you are a grandparent who would likely be travelling alone or in tandem most of the time, but occasionally having extras like your adored grandchildren aboard, this setup would have maximum appeal. Imagine the luxury of being able to retire to your queen-sized bed for a nanna nap, or to wake from a good night’s sleep and be able to use the shower or toilet without disturbing or seeing (or being seen by) your guests, be they large or small.
The bed itself is elevated to create maximum storage under. It lifts on struts for easy access. There is also storage in the steps, and the headboard of the bed lifts to create more room to move or a perfect place to sit up and watch a movie or read a book. The wall separating the boudoir from the ensuite would easily take a second TV, if desired. And of course there are wardrobes either side of the bed and good lockers overhead for your personal bits and bobs.
And lest you think I am going to spend the entire review in bed, I am right now passing through one of the two sliding doors from the master bedroom to the adjacent ensuite. That’s right, there’s access to either the shower or the loo, and this set-up makes a great deal of sense to me. There are four sliding doors in all which maximise use of the space and create that all-essential dressing room if needed.
Apart from being practical in design, the doors give an even greater window (if you’ll pardon the use of such a mixed metaphor) into the Eura brand. Doors on lockers, cupboards and storage units can frequently feel flimsy in motorhomes. Let’s face it; they can be flimsy and this can spell trouble not too far down the line.
When you are constantly on the move, there’s a lot of stress on all moving parts, and one of the things you will immediately notice is that Eura vehicles are strongly built by craftsmen to withstand the strain of road travel. While relatively new to this country, Eura Mobil has more than 50 years’ experience building recreational vehicles, and the company prides itself on expert design and the use of quality materials in construction.
This expertise is highly apparent to me as a professional reviewer. And just in case you don’t take my word for it, Eura Mobil is happy to back their brand with a 10-year guarantee against leaks and a three-year warranty on furniture. And the bonded construction adds to the vehicle’s integrity, while all exterior surfaces are created to be hail resistant.
Another plus for me with this vehicle is the level floor throughout. No steps up or down, except to the outside world. To me, a level floor equals no unintended thrills or spills as you move about the vehicle. And hidden in the dual floor are the essential workings like pipes and heating while also creating the opportunity to offer some extra storage hatches. Smart. Very smart.
The galley is fairly typically European, compact and functional with a pleasant inverse curved L-shape design incorporating three hobs and a round sink with tall slim-line fridge/freezer opposite. I particularly like the opening window above the preparation area, and the whole combines to make a stylish, if small, galley. The adjacent convivial L-shaped banquette table with small opposing settee converts to make a guest bed and the whole area is warm and welcoming with practical and stylish leather-look upholstery.
Space does not permit me to say a great deal more, so a quick run around the outside reveals hot and cold shower, a huge locker, roll-out awning and 180-watt solar panel, plus KiwiSat satellite dish. As expected these days, the semi-integrated low profile motorhome comes on a Fiat Ducato Turbo Diesel base vehicle. The vehicle comes fitted with blinds and screens throughout, including the cab.
I was very taken with the Eura Mobil Profila T725 QB, and it certainly helps when considering such a vehicle that the vendors are as decent and experienced as Rainer and Edith Zeltwanger from Euro RV. I am sure it would give any buyer confidence to know they are dealing with people of such enormous integrity.
Eura Mobil Profila T725 QB 4-berth low-profile lounge conversion
Vehicle: 112kW Fiat Ducato Turbo Diesel six-speed auto, ABS/ESP with traction control, hill-holder and descent control
Berths: 4 – main 1900mm x 1409mm, guest 2000mm x 1200mm
Interior height: 1980mm
Max payload: 3500kg
Fresh water: 140L
Grey water: 100L
Battery: 80Ah Gel
Power sockets: 5 x 230V, 2 X 12V and 3 USB sockets
Heating: Truma 6E gas/electric
Entertainment: 19-inch Avtex TV plus stereo system and two speakers in lounge
Plus SOG toilet ventilation system, hot and cold external shower, SatNav, solar panel and awning, as standard.