Hobby manufactures caravans for 48 years, so it may be assumed that they perfectly know what they’re doing. Today, it’s one of the largest manufacturers in the caravanning industry, so what they do is quickly becoming an inspiration even for their competitors. Let's see how the caravans from this brand will look in 2015.
We already know what Hobby is preparing for 2015. Most of the caravans will undergo small changes, there will also appear new elements of equipment and additional plans for the interior. But there’s also a completely new model. It’s Ontour – from the assumption small, light and inexpensive caravan, which will become the basic model in the offer of the German brand.
Ontour - economic Hobby
Gross weight of Ontour in the shortest version - 5.972 mm - amounts 1.100 kg. But there’ll also be caravans with a weight of 1.200, 1.300 and 1.350 kg and lengths of 6.100, 6.751, 6.832 and 7.115 mm.
The caravan will be available in five different interior layouts with sleeping places for four or even six people. Some models are available with single bunk beds and beds obtained from folding sofas and table. You can also order a caravan with twin beds or the so-called French bed, which is a large double bed.
There’re also different variants of the bathroom. But beware - in the shortest version has the biggest bathroom available! Kitchen is generally located on the side wall, but in the longest version of Ontour it was placed on the back wall. Unfortunately, the entire kitchen worktop in all models is occupied by gas stove burners and sink, so there’s not too much space for cooking.
Both Ontour, as well as other Hobby caravans that don’t have windows in the front, were decorated with graphic of a wind rose, which is part of a fairly common trend of making camping vehicles similar to yachts.
More variants - new additions
In other models of Hobby caravans, we can expect some refreshing treatments and new floor plans. Caravan Excellent is available with a new interior layout, while models De Luxe and Prestige with three.
Changes for 2015 also include the additional equipment that will be enriched with multimedia system with radio, DVD and lockable subwoofer, new USB charging sockets, new water heaters Alde and roof air conditioning Dometic Freshjet with heating and soft start.
Hobby boasts of its control panel CI-BUS, thanks to which you can control the functions of all (up to 15) on-board devices. From this panel you can read, among others, information about the internal and external temperature, water level in the tank and the level of battery charge.
All Hobby caravans have a "sandwich" construction. "Sandwich" consists of a layer of plywood, polyurethane foam and aluminum sheet. The corners are made of ABS plastic. All construction profiles are glued, which provides additional protection against corrosion.