Hobby De Luxe - space under control
Perhaps everybody would find something suitable among 13 variants of the caravan Hobby De Luxe. Especially the longest version, measuring almost 8.5 meters, may be appealing. A large amount of space combined with sophisticated equipment makes that the caravan indeed feels like home.
For the season 2014 the German manufacturer has decided to optimize the weight of his caravans. New versions of De Luxe are narrower and lighter, but this didn’t change the way of perceiving the spaciousness of the interior.
As an option, WLAN solution has been introduced. With this wireless network, multiple devices can be controlled wirelessly via your smartphone, tablet or notebook. This includes the lighting, air conditioning and water heating.
What else? Most versions in 2014 can boast of a new type of 140-liter fridge with removable freezer (it can be removed and thus the fridge enlarges). According to current trends, LED lighting was used as often as possible.
Hobby De Luxe looks modern from the outside, though the extravagant solutions aren’t aggressive at the same time. Large surface of windows (including tilt and turn), opening skylights, gentle ribbings and large, very aesthetic taillights are distinguishing features of the model, which belongs to the middle class in the offer of Hobby. In technical terms, it’s worth to pay attention to the clutch Winterhoff WS 3000 with stabilizer, and that the drawbar has been equipped with a practical lid.
Inside, especially in the version XX with the length of 8.3 meters, you can feel like in a large and well-decorated living room. Subdued colors correspond with current trends, so it’s not the biggest surprise. We can wonder how the manufacturer managed to fit so many closets, cabinets, shelves and compartments in a caravan. The space for necessary things was provided both in deep drawers and corner cabinet in the kitchen, as well as in the bathroom, and even in the corners of the bedroom, over the beds and sofas.
All cabinets in the caravan are ventilated, which protects them from moisture and mold, and the table is height adjustable. With interior height - 1.95 m - most people will be able to easily move around the caravan in upright position.
Gas spring mechanism in beds
In the kitchen part, both sink and three-burner gas stove, are made of stainless steel. Drawers close gently and quietly. An interesting solution is the additional LED strip above the kitchen window. In the frame of the window there’s a socket to which you can connect, for example, an electric kettle.
Beds are equipped in quite large storage compartments. To make the access easier, double beds are supported by gas springs. Single beds have only a simple spring mechanism. In some variants of De Luxe caravans, there’re also bunk beds, conceived as a place to sleep for children.
In the bathroom you may be pleasantly surprised by the extensive LED lighting and large mirror surfaces. The light reflecting off the glass panes enhances the impression of spaciousness. For heating the caravan was used - depending on the version - the heater Truma S 3004 or S 5004.
The prices of Hobby De Luxe caravans range from 17,000 to 21,000 EUR (in Germany). This regards version without the additional equipment.
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