Moncayo Silver 740 - Fiat
(Sleeping Capacity 3 persons)
Moncayo Silver 740 Overview
Moncayo - it may not be a name you have noticed but
this Spanish made motorhome is certainly worth a second
look. They have been building them for 40 years and the
UK sole distributor is Davans of Weston-Super-Mare.
Before settling on the Moncayo, I had
drooled over a Hymer but couldn’t justify the
expenditure. Then I favoured a Rapido but £ for £, I
considered the Moncayo Silver to be more appropriate and
at a price I could realistically afford without breaking
the bank! After all, it did win the silver cup for the
best ‘budget’ motor home at the Stratford upon Avon
Motorhome show which is where I saw it.
The ’Silver’ is built on a Fiat
2.2 base and I have found that to be ample. It pulls up
hills with ease and flies like a bird on motorways.
Fortunately, one of the features of the cab’s computer
is that you can set a speed limit buzzer and so no more
speeding tickets for me, I hope. It is early days yet
but the fuel consumption seems to be around 35mpg. I
think. (Not worked everything out although the
information is in there somewhere)
The driver and passenger seat are of
the ‘captains’ type which means they will turn around
and convert into comfortable armchairs when parked up. The living
accommodation has a thoughtful layout making good use of
space. On entering the side door, there is a unit with a
3 ring hob and a small sink. Each has a flat glass cover
which allows you to use the top as a working surface
too. Above there are cupboards and one houses a dinky
oven/grill. Beneath there is a full-sized fridge working
on gas or 12v or 240v. The water tanks are much larger
than on our previous motorhome and very efficient. So
much so that it is a good job both sinks have mixer taps
as the water gets really hot. Blow air heating is
available both when on the move and pitched on site.
the door, there is a 2 seater bench seat with seatbelts
and a good-sized removable table. The seating slides
down to make another bed that will be suitable to 2
children or one adult.
Around all of the walls there are cupboards plus a
wardrobe so food/clothes storage space isn’t a problem.
Other smaller benefits are the slide-out bracket that
allows us to have the TV in situ when travelling and an
aerial that really works as it is multi-directional.
Also a pull out Fiamma awning on the side and bike rack
to the rear. (All extras but price negotiable) Now for
the best bits. Firstly there is a separate full-sized
shower room leading off the little bathroom (corner sink
and fold away Thetford loo) Secondly, a full-sized fixed
double bed that is oh so comfy. This was a ‘must’ on our
list as I really got fed up of having to build our bed
at night. Now we can crash out at any time, night or
day. The bed is on a ‘rise and fall’ ratchet and this
means when lifted, with one finger almost, it provides
under storage space that can be reached from both inside
and outside. A definite plus in a motor home of this
size and when it is raining.
my greatest fears was that if I found a motor home with
a fixed bed and separate shower room that I liked, it
would be too big for our drive but in the ‘Silver 740’
they’ve achieved it. The dimensions are:-
wheelbase; 6840 - length; 2380 - width; 2780 - height;
Moncayo on a Fiat 2.2 Hdi and named The Moncayo Silver
A nice conversion, and a great price
for a well equipped and stylish motorhome
Fiat 2.2 100bhp. 2.3
130bhp available as option
Comfortable Captain Style Seats
Pros and Cons
Plenty of storage.
and hot water excellent.
Seating for 4 traveling
You get a lot for your money
Good Fuel Economy
Radio not fitted as standard.
Otherwise no negatives as yet
Expect to pay around £30,000 for this seasons model and
there are also optional extras available such as the
more powerfull 130bhp 2.3 engine.
Worth every penny. We have no regrets about
making this purchase and climbing into bed without
having to build it first has proved to be the icing on
the cake. If you see me on site, why don’t you come and
have a look for yourself.
Information and Links
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motorhomes check out
Moncayo have been building motorhomes
for 40 years and the UK sole distributor is Davans of
Weston-Super-Mare. This is a well established family
firm offering an excellent personalised service and very
easy to reach being just a few hundred yards off the M5
at junction 21
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