The cream of the crop among motorhomes, that is the integral motorhome. An integral is built on a chassis. So there is no cabin of a van, but the cabin and living area are fully integrated. That is why this type owes its name. The cabin is very spacious and often made of plastic, which prevents corrosion. With a large panoramic windscreen, there is a perfect all-round view and also a wide viewing angle up and down. This is especially pleasant for tall people. Moreover, a lot of daylight enters.
Bed formats integral
In addition to a fixed bed in the back of the camper, there is often a comfortable fold-down bed above the cabin. In this way, all the space in this luxury camping house is optimally used. The seating area can simply be used simultaneously with the pull-down bed. The fixed rear bed can vary in layout, just like a semi-integrated. For example, there are models with two single beds in the length, one cross bed or a queen bed. View our integral camper here: a Dethleffs Trend I 7057, with two single beds and a pull-out bed.
Also not unimportant is that it stays nice and warm in an integral because the entire side is well insulated. This is particularly noticeable in the cabin compared to other camper types. This makes an integral camper also very suitable for traveling in the winter months.
Pricey but stable
Due to the more complicated construction of the integrated cab, the integral requires a considerable investment. On the other hand, this model retains its value. Other disadvantages are a weaker crumple zone (due to the use of plastic materials) and the lack of a door on the passenger side.
Pros and cons
Number of persons: suitable for 2 to 6 people.
Dimensions: 5,5 to 8 meters long, 2,5 to 3 meters high.
Pros: very spacious, large windscreen, good insulation, stable in value.
Cons: expensive to buy, weaker crumple zone, co-driver does not have his own doorman.