Pilote motorhomes - brand guide

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The Pilote brand, which belongs to the group of the same name, brings together such famous brands as Frankia, Le Voyageur, Bawaria, Mooveo and Hanroad. Each of them brings their knowledge and experience, which translates into the quality and high level of technological advancement of each camper that leaves the production halls. As part of cooperation with an authorized representative of the CarGO! brand Our editorial team has had the opportunity to see more than once that these are decent cars:

Campervan test: Pilote G741 Sensation

The Pilote brand has been operating on the recreational vehicle market for over 50 years and employs over 300 employees. The camper offer covers the full spectrum from the so-called sheetmetal cars/campervans, through family niches, neat semi-integrated cars, to luxurious and spacious integrals based on the best base vehicles.

Pilote motorhome model markings – how to read them


Although the model names are based on a numerical code and letter extension and may not be understandable at first glance, the key to deciphering them is not too complicated. The code designation of each camper model begins with one letter and 3 numbers, followed by another letter extension.

The first letter is "P" for semi-integral or cavity or "G" for integrated. The following numerical combination gives us preliminary information about the dimensions of the car, and more specifically its length (e.g. 600 for a car 596 cm long, 690 for a car 699 cm long or 740 for 745 cm long).

Decoding the last 3 letters in the code marking will finally allow us to read the interior layout we are dealing with. Here's the thing:

  • D - lowered bed in front of the vehicle
  • C - king size bed in the back of the vehicle
  • F - face -to-face armchairs in the living room
  • GJ - separate beds at the rear of the vehicle
  • P - rear bed lengthwise with a bathroom next to it
  • S - bunk beds located at the rear of the vehicle (alcoves only)
  • G - double cradle placed across the vehicle at the rear

Pilote - equipment standards


When browsing through the offers of Pilote vehicles, you will certainly notice the Essentiel and Sensation markings. The first name defines the basic scope of basic equipment for a given segment (semi-integrated, integrated and alcove will have different parameters here).

Basically, the Pilote brand offers a decent factory configuration as standard, and it includes the following elements (the specifications below apply to the most popular semi-integrated vehicles on our market):

  • Engine and drive: 140 HP engine, ABS, ASR, ESP systems, Traction Plus system with hill support, 75-liter fuel tank.
  • Exterior elements: LED daytime running lights, 15-inch steel rims, tire repair kit , body-color front bumper.
  • Building: LED lighting, blackout curtains mounted on suction cups, atmospheric lamps above the living room.
  • Heating: TRUMA Combi 4 or 6 system depending on the vehicle, single reducer equipped with a collision sensor, storage space for 2 cylinders, 13 kg each.
  • Features of the investment: structure resistant to corrosion and rotting of structural elements, thermal and acoustic insulation, anti-hail roof made of polyester resin laminate, resin chassis, white aluminum side skirts, double glazed windows in the residential part equipped with mosquito nets.
  • Cabin: drinks holder, map/tablet holder and USB port, central locking and electric windows, electrically heated side mirrors , wide-angle with blind spot elimination, cruise control and speed limiter, driver and passenger airbags, manual air conditioning, swivel seats with height adjustment function.
  • Multimedia: Digital Xperience 2.0 panel, ready-made wiring for a reversing camera, speakers in the living room, solar panels, satellite dish , adjustable TV mount and power supply.
  • Salon: panoramic sunroof, high-density foam seats, optional electric front bed.
  • Kitchen: soft-closing fittings, 2- or 3-burner cooker, refrigerator with automatic power source selection, 230/12 V power supply and USB, stainless steel sink with cover, spice shelf, laminate backplate with backlight, discreet countertop lighting.
  • Bathroom: skylight with mosquito net, toilet with a cassette on wheels , 230V power supply, shower column with shelf, hooks, toilet paper holder and towel rack.
  • Bedroom: comfortable Bultex mattress on a fixed bed based on an airy grid, illuminated backrest, 230V and USB power supply, curtain or partition wall depending on the model.

In the Sensation version, in addition to the above equipment, we also find: decorative elements characteristic of the Sensation version, 16-inch aluminum rims, multifunction steering wheel covered with leather, gear lever covers covered with leather, insulated water tank, additional storage compartments, trunk lighting and entrance door, external shower and 230 V socket located in the garage, additional lighting in the kitchen and discreet lighting in the bathroom, 170 cm long connector to connect single beds at the back, reading lamps and wardrobe lighting.

The list of additional equipment is really long and allows you to fully personalize your dream vehicle. When deciding on the configuration of a new car, we can take advantage of extremely attractive additional equipment packages , which often result in significant savings compared to separate purchases. When choosing a brand and model of a camper, you should pay special attention to the durability of the structure and the rigidity of the structure. These parameters significantly contribute to maintaining the value of the vehicle over the years and will allow us to avoid losses and unpleasant surprises related to potential leaks. Pilote, as a representative of the premium segment, has enjoyed unwavering recognition among users and industry professionals for years. It is also worth emphasizing that, taking into account the technologies used in production and the number of vehicles produced, it is closer to a factory brand than to mass production. The price-quality ratio is very high.

See also: Semi-integrated Pilote - comparison

If you are interested in the Pilote camper offer and have questions about the brand, it is best to contact the official distributor - CarGO! from Poznan. Before purchasing, we can familiarize ourselves with the quality and utility values, as well as test the vehicle's system using a camper rental company.

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This article was prepared in cooperation with CarGO!
Maciej Kinal
Maciej Kinal

I feel best in the form of trade fairs and meetings with enthusiasts. Technical freak. In my life I have dismantled many motorhomes for the first time. Fan of large vehicles, mountain biking and traveling without weight and financial restrictions. At CampRest, I am responsible for all publications on automotive topics.

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