Team Sky Eura Mobil Activa 820HS: Spotted

Driving and camping is not everyone's cup of tea when it comes to going on holiday. The faff of packing a car up, driving to a campsite, then the erection of a tent and the hassle of figuring out what to do for dinner. Then you have to take it down again, possibly after a sleepless night because people kept tripping over your tent pegs on their way to the loo. And you may have to repeat this process multiple times if you are touring around. So, why not combine the tent and your transport? Wouldn't that be a good idea? Voila, you have yourself a motorhome.

Now, there are motorhomes and there are motorhomes. In America, you can have hulking great lorries converted into something rivalling a block of flats. But, our smaller roads will struggle with this, so we mostly stick to converted vans. Which is why the front of this looks like a Fiat Ducato. It uses the same 3.0-litre 157bhp four-cylinder diesel engine, too.

Some of you may have also noticed the Sky livery all over the exterior of the van, which should give you a good clue as to who one of this rig's last two owners was. Yep, this van was used by Team Sky between 2012 to 2014 for various cycling events and housed many of their athletes as they toured across Europe - probably the reason why the it has covered over 100,000 miles.

Now, even if you are not a fan of Team Sky, this motorhome is great for enthusiastic cyclists. You've got a load carrier at the back for various bikes, washroom with separate shower and laminate flooring throughout to cope with the mud. There's also a self-seeking satellite dish for outside broadcasts, a fully fitted kitchen and a flat screen T.V - not necessarily hooked up to a certain premium television service.

This motorhome is fully air-conditioned should you wish to escape the heat (and the bugs), and you've even got solar panels on the roof to help charge the three leisure batteries and, therefore, keep the fridge running. You can't have your beers getting warm now, can you?

Yes, £49,995 is a lot of money to spend, but, when faced with the trauma of arguments with other half over who's feeding the tent poles through which holes, or the stress of trying to get your children to help fold up a groundsheet rather than be on their phones, the Eura Mobil Activa starts to make sense. Couple that with the ability to sneak into the VIP areas at major cycling tournaments and you could be onto a winner. Unless Sky insists you remove the livery...

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Engine: 2999cc, four-cylinder, turbocharged
Transmission: six-speed manual, front-wheel drive
Power (hp): 160hp @ 3,500rpm
Torque (lb ft): 295lb ft @ 1,700rpm
MPG: 20 mpg on a cruise
CO2: 147 g/km CO2
First registered: 2009
Recorded mileage: 101,844miles
Price new: £67,000 without options
Yours for: £49,995

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  • je777 02 Jun 2018

    I'd have a good check under any seat cushions, etc. before taking it abroad - you don't know what 'marginal gains' products might have slipped down through any cracks.

  • Craikeybaby 02 Jun 2018

    You beat me to it!

  • oilit 02 Jun 2018

    bet it was used for the maintenance crew rather than those 'special medics'

  • Bencolem 02 Jun 2018

    Retains 75% of its value after 9 years and 100,000 miles? Wow.

  • snake_oil 02 Jun 2018

    Bencolem said:
    Retains 75% of its value after 9 years and 100,000 miles? Wow.
    Amazing what a paint job will do. Then again, it's not sold yet... smile

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