Withe rush of European RVs pretty much at an end - most travellers want to get here before June- there are a few stragglers, and this one showed up today.
It is not a current model and in fact it may be a 2008 or even as early as 2000. It appears to be a Fiat cab, with a 7 berth EuraMobil RV body. The tandem rears really stand out from the norm.
I rarely see these European RVs more than once, but I was surprised this evening when the same vehicle pulled into a waterfront parking lot. I also had a chance to speak to its gracious owner, Tomas.
This is indeed a year 2000 model, front wheel drive Fiat, and is relatively under powered by current standards, but due to the absence of a lot of pollution controls, it does very well at high altitudes. The RV had recently covered several countries in South America, was shipped back to Germany then on to Halifax. Unfortunately there were many delays, and Tomas (the owner) tells me that he is now too late in the season to make it to Alaska (the Holy Grail for European RVs.)
Tomas also told me that he looked for a newer RV at a reasonable price but could find nothing that compared to this one for the roominess. He also liked the tandem real wheels for the rough roads in South America and its ability to track straight on the highway. The front wheel drive is a bit of a liability however, and he was forced to back up some steep hills in South America!