Dethleffs unveils the ‘Evan’ compact Class A motorhome

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    Dethleffs GmbH & Co. KG, an RV manufacturer based in Isny im Allgäuin in south-eastern Baden-Württemberg, Germany, has unveiled a ground breaking concept Class A motorhome called “The Evan” which is a mere 5.65 metres long and 2.15 metres wide. "I've long been convinced that the time is ripe for a new vehicle concept. A flexible compact vehicle that combines the benefits of a variety of different motorhomes” said Dethleffs designer Michael Studer on the company’s Facebook page.
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    The new two-tone coloured Evan – which was unveiled at the 2012 CMT show in Stuttgart, Germany – was an attempt by Studer to create a practical and compact RV that could still provide plenty of room whilst on vacation. This somewhat contradictory requirement – which also called for a full toilet, shower and 4-6 beds – proved to be extremely challenging. Studer analyzed a number of different RVs including compact camper vans like the VW California and Vito Marco Polo, high-roof vans like the Fiat Ducato and full-size Class A motorhomes – we’re talking European size not US size Class A mohos – and attempted to incorporate all the pros (space in the roof area, good insulation and multiple berths) and non of the cons (like the absence of a toilet and shower in many camper vans) in his creation of a flexible and yet compact living space.

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    Yuk looks like an office, dos'nt do much for me I afraid:RollEyes:
     
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    Very sterile looking, cold and uninviting.....:Sad:
     
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    far too clinical and whats with those wheels:Doh:
     
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    I thought it looked quite interesting, and a clever use of space in a compact van. We used to have a Rapido 709F, which was exactly the same length. Handy for fitting into parking spaces etc And I think I'm right in saying the new A-Class is slightly narrower than a standard coachbuilt van.
     
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    Wouldn't fancy replacing that windscreen. :Sad: An arm and a leg comes to mind.
     
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    My wife would love that

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    Very nice, I like it. See little point in 4 doors though.
     
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    Oh no...maybe that's why i like it...how sad :Blush:

    Ditch the name and the dodgy wheels though please.

    The folding roof can't be needed for headroom, can it, so is it for extra sleeping places like a campervan?
     
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    Nop still not impressed in fact even less so with the rising roof and back door? whats that all about?, although the seats in the diner look nice and cumfy, much better than any bench:thumb:
     
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    Agree with all those who said it looks clinical and sterile. Doesn't look very cosy to us:RollEyes:

    In fact it reminds me of the last time I was on a train from Glasgow to London..........Intercity springs to mind, "Let the train take the strain!":Blush:

     
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    Very stylish but where do you sleep exactly? is it in the roof somewhere?:Eek!:
     
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    It doesn't look like the best place to put that tv (on the side window), nobody sitting at that table can posssibly watch it from that angle:RollEyes:

    Or perhaps someone just put it there without putting too much thought into it:Doh:
     
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    It's a nice attempt at something different.

    I like the wheels and the clean lines inside and out, but wonder how much headroom there is with the top un-popped.

    Not a "lounging" sort of camper by the looks of it, the seating looks too formal.

    And SWMBO would say a big NO to a Porta-Potti. You'd run out of fresh water in a day or two with 4 people on board, and the loo would need emptying every day also.

    Ultimately, I think they've been a bit too ambitious to say it's a genuine 4 person camper, much better to make it for only 2.
     
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    That looks rather good.................well done for trying something new..........would like more views and benefits though ?

    But initially impressed

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    It's still a concept and as such shows off the designers skills and taste (?). These projects are usually subject to a dose of realism before they are inflicted on the public. I think it shows promise. With a name like EVAN it should sell well in Wales:BigGrin:.
     
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    if they design it they should have to live in it for a month then they may re-think a few things
     
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    Thats what I like about it .........and love those wheels

    not sure where the solar panels and sat dish will go though ?

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    I think that side locker is for sheep.....?

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