Just arrived and available for immediate delivery is this beautiful 2019 Benemar Mileo 283, with only one owner from new and having covered just over 2000 miles the overall condition is as you would expect…immaculate!
It benefits from being registered on the low road tax band of £270 p/a and has over and above the standard specification the desired Automatic Gearbox, Fiat Satellite Navigation, Cab Air Conditioning & Wind out Awning.
Coming in at under 6m in length, under 3500kgs and has 4-seat belts this Mileo offers a unique ability to provide so much in such a compact class Motorhome. We usually say that the smaller the van the more compromises you will encounter, well on this occasion the compromises really are few and far between…it deserves a full viewing to appreciate the overall design.
Having two lounge areas, the Mileo 283 gives you the best of both worlds – it’s easy to leave the bed up during the day and use the front dinette for relaxing in the evening. What’s more, you’ve still got the choice of accommodating a third guest, too, which provides even greater flexibility.
But it’s the high specification and quality of fixtures and fittings that really impressed us most about this Benimar. The level of standard kit that you get is just astonishing. The rear hatch is also such a clever idea as it allows you to load kit without needing to walk through the van, and can accommodate long items such as paddle boards, skis etc.. with ease.
Kitchen design – very well specified, with its UK-friendly oven/grill, yet retains plenty of storage space
You’ve a choice of two places to relax in this ‘van: you can swivel the cab seats and sit at the front, or occupy the facing sofas at the rear. If you choose the front option, you can make use of the small round table that sits on a single leg mounted into the floor, and the large skylight above, which simply floods the front of the interior with brightness during the day.
For more complex meals, you’re likely to want to eat in the rear lounge. Again, it’s a comfortable place to spend time; despite this being a compact van, there’s space here for a couple to stretch out and relax.
The dining table slots onto a rail on the rear wall, so it can’t be moved fore and aft, but it’s a good size and feels sturdy when in place.
There’s plenty of lighting in the back here to help you see what you’re eating, and space to mount a flatscreen television on the rear of the wardrobe wall if you wish.
Heating is provided by way of a Truma 6kW space – and water – heating system built in the offside sofa at the rear; blown-air ducts at the base of the seating keep the whole Motorhome warm in cold weather.
As with the rest of this Motorhome the spec level in the kitchen is high. There’s a three-ring gas hob with a glass lid (the latter is useful for providing additional work surface), and an oven/grill low down by the Thetford 80-litre fridge. The same goes for the microwave, which is again located below the work surface. It also has an extractor fan above the hob, which will help whisk away any cooking smells from the accommodation area.
A large stainless steel sink also has a glass lid, which helps to increase the amount of work surface available. The same is true of the lift-up extension at the end of the kitchen unit, which feels sturdy and secure when raised.
Compact the Mileo 283 may be, but the washroom, on the offside centre of this Motorhome, is of excellent proportions and one of the largest in its class. There’s a swivel-bowl cassette toilet with electric flush sits to the right, a smart black basin to the left, and the chrome tap pulls out to become the shower head – it can be slotted onto a riser. What’s particularly cleverly designed here is the shower cubicle: a solid plastic unit can be swivelled around from behind to protect the toilet and rear walls from getting wet while you’re showering. A long towel rail sits below the basin; it’s close to one of the two heater air vents in here, so your towels should dry quickly and stay warm.
The main sleeping area in this Motorhome is at the rear, and is made up from the twin facing sofas – it’s a really straightforward process, simply requiring the base units to be pulled across to join in the middle, and the sofa cushions to be rearranged to create the flat sleeping surface.
The front dinette can also be made up into a single bed, using the belted-seat bench and the driver’s seat. A single mattress topper is provided to create a flat sleeping surface here, and the resulting single bed is perfectly comfortable.
The beauty of this layout is that, if you’re a couple planning to be out for most of the day, you can leave the double bed made up during the whole of your tour and use the front dinette for eating breakfast and snacks.
There is a fair amount of capacity in this Mileo 283, the prime storage area is in the base box of the nearside rear sofa There’s also a really good-sized wardrobe in the Motorhome located on the nearside between the kitchen and the rear sofa. It’s half-height and has a hanging rail; there’s loads of room in here to store the clothes of a couple, as well as shoes and boots.
There’s also plenty of room for clothes and other lighter items in the seven lockers you’ll find up above the rear lounge – they’re smartly finished in cream and usefully, also have easy-to-grab handles. There are further lockers above the front dinette, and a couple of cubbyholes and a shelf up above the cab.
Storage in the kitchen is excellent, with numerous lockers and a sliding drawer that’s ideal for packaged goods and tins.
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