Meet our motorhome!
Choosing a name for our home on wheels didn’t come to us straight away. Usually we take inspiration from the registration number, but looking at the Italian plates nothing jumped out at us. In the end we decided to go along the space theme used by the brand itself – symbolising adventure and new horizons – ‘Laika’ being the name of the first dog in space, ‘Buzz’ being one of the first men on the moon. So here he is, Buzz, our handsome 6.99m 5 berth Italian motorhome in which we will be enjoying ‘la dolce vita’ on our travels around Europe and the UK in the coming months.
The Kreos 3008 layout features a front dinette, central kitchen, fixed French bed at the back and bathroom alongside.
So let’s give you a tour of a wonderful new home from home. While small in terms of workspace, the Kreos 3008 kitchen is surprisingly roomy when it comes to storage. The tardis like drawers are huge and seem to swallow up everything we put in them with space to spare. One thing is for sure, absolutely no area is wasted in this motorhome and every single opportunity has been taken to provide a storage facility wherever possible. It’s a bit like a ski jacket with so many pockets and compartments you can’t remember where you’ve put everything!
We love the dinette table which moves about in every direction, up, down, this way, that way so you can position it perfectly depending on what you are using it for. Whether it be sitting down to read the newspaper, working on the laptop or chopping the veg you can adjust it to suit.
The fridge too is as large as you might have at home providing plenty of place to keep all your food and drink cool and fresh – in our case cheese and wine as we spend our first few weeks in France! It’s a proper freezer too, not just an ice box that barely keeps ice cubes frozen.
The French bed which has a cut off bottom corner, is hardly cut off at all in the Kreos and when sleeping it really isn’t noticeable at all, so any worries about that have been firmly forgotten. We have seen in some motorhomes that the cut off is quite drastic leaving one person with their legs hanging off the bed, but not so here. The bed is super comfy too with a keep cool memory foam mattress that isn’t either too soft or too firm. We always take water to bed at night and were slightly worried about where we would put it but the lipped shelf centrally above the bed is just the right size with enough room for a few other night time essentials we keep to hand such as earplugs. There’s also plenty of headroom to sit up and read, leaning against the padded headboard with two individual reading lights. The other thing we love about it is the huge bedside window. When we’re parked up somewhere picturesque, we pull down the blind in the morning and just gaze at the view from our bed! How much would you have to pay for a hotel room view like that?
In fact we have two double beds in the Kreos 3008. We keep forgetting because for the time being we have decided to use the fixed bed. The second bed is an electrically operated dropdown bed which descends over the dinette table. We have a small ladder for access just like a top bunk bed. There’s plenty of room up top and you can easily sit to read, again with two reading lights. As our TV is also adjustable (on an up and down slider) we can also sit here to watch TV if we’re feeling lazy.
Using the shower, which you can’t exactly test in advance, has been a very pleasant surprise. In fact it’s as good as our shower at home (apart from being a bit snug) with a satisfying pressure and nice hot water which incidentally only took about 15 minutes to heat up and was still warm the next day. Saying that, in the heat of the summer in Europe, hot showers will probably be the last thing we want and we’ll be looking for the ice cubes!