NEC SHOW - Motorhome Viewing Required....Please?

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  1. Imbiber

    Imbiber Funster Life Member

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    Good evening,

    As I am unable to get to the NEC this year I wondered if anyone visiting over the next day or so might be able to take a look at the kitchen layout of a motorhome please and provide some honest feedback as to its design and practicability?

    The motorhome in question is the Niesmann + Bischoff 7.4 E and I think they are located on stand 10.71.

    Having seen pictures I quite like the idea of a kitchen area that serves as a sideboard when not in use, but am unsure how it's manifested in real design.

    I'm looking to ditch the oven in our van and have the kitchen re-designed and this design looks like it might be just what we are looking for as a replacement.

    So, anyone who might be venturing onto the N&B stand and takes a look at the motorhome galley your honest appraisal and feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance to all,

    Cheers

    Andy
     
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    Hi Andy

    Are you talking about the Smove Coachbuilt with the folds over kitchen cover.

    Martin
     
  3. Imbiber

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    Hi Martin,

    Yes I think so?

    I have the MMM 2017 Motorhome guide as a reference.

    It looks like a sink with built in hob, a flip up section and a sliding section that doubles as work surface....if that makes sense!

    Have you seen them?
     
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    This one I guess,

    http://www.niesmann-bischoff.com/smove-interieur/158/663

    We saw it at Dusseldorf, yes it's all very nice and tidy when you put the covers over but you need to put all the kitchen stuff away and then when it's a sideboard it looks really good and it's practical until you have to put the sideboard stuff away to use the kitchen, depends on how you want to use it I guess but it wouldn't suit us.

    Martin
     
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    Not sure what a sideboard is so can't help with that but I can recommend Niesmann and Bischoff motorhomes - fantastic build quality.
     
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    We looked at it but couldn't figure out how to keep the flap open whilst using the sink till a lady pointed out the little plastic clip that needed to be folded out above. What a faff.....
     
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    Had a look at them today, top draw build quality and very innovative designs throughout all the ranges
    Considering sending the wife out to work so we can afford one
     
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    We looked at them today. I wasn't sure that I liked the very angular and primitive kitchen tops. A very ordinary clip to hold the worktop open seemed cheap in a very expensive van. I also disliked the illusion in the kitchen that you got 3 large drawers under the kitchen when in fact you got 3 half drawers because each had been cut in half to accomodate the 'swing' of the toilet in the bathroom. That said, I loved the exterior of the van and I loved the the finish inside, apart from the cheap kitchen look.
     
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    I didnt win the lotto tonight so my helicopter trip up to brum was cancelled . Mind tho im happy with the van ive got so just as well . I would like to go though sometime to see whats on offer (y)
     
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    I don't fancy that idea of having the toilet in the kitchen drawer unit. There doesn't seem to be much kitchen storage.
     
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