By keef and annie hellinger, Dec 29 2021 12.31 pm
Living The Rhythm misses a trick by not having a U-shaped lounge conversion option, as many of its rivals do. The table needs to be wrested from its mount behind the cab seat, which is no easy task. The sofas offer comfy knee rolls, so it’s a squeeze to get your legs under the 67cm-high table, but there are plenty of scatter and end cushions to pamper yourself with.
Kitchen The kitchen area has an extendable section that houses the sink, so when it slides out you have a worksurface between the hob and the sink. The worktop has attractive, marble-look detailing but it can’t match the level of equipment of some similar ’vans, with only a three-burner hob and combined oven and grill. There are molded, wooden crockery bases in an overhead locker, and a Waeco fridge freezer across the galley.
Washroom The Rhythm’s washroom is quite spacious (115 x 65cm at its widest), boasting three spotlights and two shower-head fixtures with a shower curtain. There’s also a tip-up basin and a Thetford bench cassette toilet.
Beds We measured our prototype’s bed at 182cm by 190cm. The slatted bases pull out on support legs but the knee-roll cushions mean it’s not the flattest sleeping surface. In production models you should find integrated Remis windscreen blinds for the front window, and press-studded curtains for the side windows.
Storage Storage room is at a premium but there is good access to the under-sofa spaces via locker door flaps on the bed boxes. Four overhead lockers on either side swallow lighter gear.
Technical Specifications Payload 637 kg MTPLM 3500 kg Shipping Length 6.19 m Width 2.25 m