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Does anyone know anything about Hymers?

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Stase Wed 13-Nov-13 15:05:15

We're finally selling our beloved Mercedes 608 camper van, admitting that three kids need more than a hammock above the cab and a travel cot on the floor, and thinking about getting a proper motor home, but something old and with a bit of retro charm. Actually DH wants a shiny white one, but we can't stretch to that, or to a vw, so retro charm it is! smile
Anyone own or know about Hymers? I've seen a 1981 one on eBay for £5k, quite like the look of it, but don't know what I should be looking for re common problems, value, etc.

Stase Thu 14-Nov-13 15:53:33

Little bump...
Is camping a bit slow in November?smile

LifeofPo Thu 14-Nov-13 15:58:26

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Stase Thu 14-Nov-13 21:52:45

Ah thanks, didn't think about parts. The one we're looking at is on a Mercedes body, but I know Fiat and other manufacturers do them. I was imagining that Hymer were responsible for the camper bit, and the actual mechanics/engine/insides were down to the vehicle manufacturer.

I think the campervan should sell without too much bother, so maybe we'll keep the funds in the bank until the perfect thing comes along.

LifeofPo Fri 15-Nov-13 19:44:56

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Stase Sun 17-Nov-13 17:42:25

We would wait, only the mot is due in April and is rather sell it with a few months remaining than have to put another one on it. Will think on it a bit more, maybe..
Seen some lovely Hymers, all over 30 years old, and under £5k. Don't want to be without a van come spring, but we just can't do another summer in Myrtle!

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