Review: Eura Mobil Profila T 725QB

By: Bill Savidan, Photography by: Bill Savidan


The beauty of the well-designed Eura Mobil Profila T 725QB lies in its nifty details

Iknow you’ve heard it before but it’s true and worth repeating, the model under review here, the Eura Mobil Pro T 725QB, drives like a car and can be driven on a car licence (Class 1). And weighing in at 3500kg, it gets by on a WOF.

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Built on a Fiat Ducato wide axle, low-level cab/chassis, the 725QB has a 110kW/150bhp turbo diesel engine driving the front wheels through Fiat’s six-speed AMT automatic gearbox. Rainer Zeltwanger of Euro West—the New Zealand agent—orders them with ABS braking, two airbags, ESP, traction, and hill descent control.

He also includes a reversing camera to make backing up safer and, should you have a puncture, he provides a full-size spare wheel and not one of those ‘puff and go’ kits that don’t always work.

Rainer walked me through the 725QB pointing out the features. Soon enough, it became apparent he liked the layout of the bathroom, and I agree with him, so let’s start there.

Design and layout

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The design and layout of the bathroom can be the deciding factor for buyers when choosing an RV. In a bold move, Eura Mobil has chosen a relatively new layout for the 725QB. It has a shower stall kerbside, the toilet on driver’s side, and the handbasin on the bathroom side of a wall across the foot of the island bed.

Judicious placement of four sliding doors allows each part—shower, toilet, handbasin, and bedroom—to be used separately. It certainly works for me.

Shower

The shower with its eye-catching backlit feature panel adds the ‘wow’ factor. Although there is no window in the bathroom, there’s a good-sized hatch over the handbasin and a roof vent over the shower, so ventilation shouldn’t be an issue.

The island bed

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At first, it’s a bit strange having a wall hard up against the foot of the island bed. If you walk through and end up on the wrong side, you either have to retrace your steps and try again or climb over the bed. On the other hand, the wall is an excellent place to mount the bedroom TV and a tempting spot for an extra shelf or two.

There are wardrobes, side tables, and reading lights on both sides of the bed, as well as a large upholstered wall panel that doubles as a bed head. The wardrobe lights can be taken out of their wall bracket and be used as a torch. When replaced in the wall brackets, the torch batteries recharge until ready for the next time.

The bed itself has some tricks up its sleeve. It can be raised to allow headroom for tall items stored in the garage below the bed. A hydraulic mechanism activated from inside the garage does most of the heavy lifting.

Also, the head end of the bed can be lifted at an angle so the occupants can sit up in bed in comfort, and this can still be done with the bed raised to its maximum height. Lifting the mattress reveals the bed’s last trick—a separate vinyl laundry bag alongside the storage compartments.

An efficient kitchen

 Kitchen

The curved edge to the bench and the wide curved drawer fronts below create a smooth transition from the dinette to the quarters aft. It looks good and suggests that a lot of useful space lurks in behind. And when I opened them, I found it was true.

There are two general-purpose drawers, another for cutlery, and one that can store standing bottles. All have metal runners and soft-stop dampers.

The faucet has an anti-drip tip. Just turn the curved tip to point up instead of down to stop the drips. Last but not least, one part of the two-piece sink cover fits into a bracket on the wall behind the sink, creating a small additional shelf, providing handy extra space at meal-prep time. Beneath your feet lurks a wine cellar space in the double floor immediately adjacent to the kitchen. All the other essentials are present.

A three-hob cooktop is set into the bench against the sidewall leaving a useful strip of bench for other activities. Opposite is a slim-line Dometic fridge with a removable freezer compartment and above the fridge is a small Dometic oven.

Seating

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With the cab seats rotated, the dinette can seat five in comfort or six at a stretch using the dinette side settee. Dinette seats are not always comfortable but these are, with the seat cushions shaped for comfort and the backs offering excellent lumbar support. The table position is easily adjusted and a single lever locks it into position.

Note that the 725QB can carry a maximum of two passengers and they must travel in the two forward-facing belted dinette seats. When travelling, the dinette side settee cushions need to be removed to provide space for the passenger’s feet.

With a large panorama sunroof (safety glass, not acrylic) over the cab, hatches over the dinette and kitchen, and windows on all sides, the interior is light and bright during the day, making the dinette an attractive place to sit and watch the world go by.

Lights and entertainment

Strips of LED lighting are used throughout for both effect and practicality. The strip lighting under the edge of the kitchen bench also illuminates the inside of opened drawers below.

There are so many LED lights, all with at least one switch, I can never be sure I have turned them all off when I am finished.

Thank goodness for the central control panels most manufacturers fit, which have one switch that turns all the lights on/off. The 725QB has one with separate displays for the fresh/grey water and the state of the house battery.

The control centre that houses all the fuses is tucked away under the driver’s seat. There are five 230-volt power points aboard (garage, kitchen, bedroom, lounge, and bathroom), two 12-volt power sockets, as well as three USB charging points.

For entertainment, there’s a 19-inch LED TV in the lounge and a wiring set-up in the bedroom ready for a second TV. An automatic KiwiSat TV dish on the roof gathers in the signal. Audio entertainment is in the hands of a separate stereo system.

What you can't see

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People buying a motorhome, after looking at a number of possibilities, realise that similar models made by different manufacturers have a lot in common.

The difference lies in the detail. Major components that are different, such as the bathroom in the 725QB, are easy to see and make a judgement on. Others are hidden away and not so easy to see, such as the double floor.

Storage

Another hidden benefit is using adhesives instead of mechanical fastenings (screws, bolts, and rivets) to put the motorhome together. This is part of the campaign to eliminate water leaks in the body structure but it has the side benefit of making the structure lighter, stiffer, and stronger.

Verdict

Motorhomes

The Eura Mobil Profila T 725QB is a carefully designed and beautifully built motorhome with a distinct personality of its own. Eura Mobil is a German domiciled member of the Trigano Group with a steadily growing number of followers in Europe.

If the 725QB is anything to go by, their products will do well in the New Zealand market, too. The Eura Mobil Profila T 725QB, as reviewed, retails for $163,900.

Eura Mobil Profila T 725QB Specifications

Vehicle make/model: Eura Mobil Profila T 725QB

Engine: 2.3L turbo diesel

Transmission: Six-speed automation

Berths: Four

Approx overall length: 7410mm

Approx overall width: 2320mm

Approx overall height: 2860mm

Tanks: 140L fresh, 100L grey

Gas: 2 x 9kg

GVM: 3500kg

Price (as reviewed): $163,900

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Pluses

  • The bathroom layout and fittings.
  • The island bed with the wall at the foot of the bed
  • The double floor

Minuses

  • Nil

For more details, contact EuroRV on (09) 832 0064 or (021) 266 3602 or visit eurorv.com.

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