A tag axle Merc Hymer

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by meexi, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. meexi

    meexi Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2012
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    103
    Location:
    Angus,Scotland
    • Like Like x 4
  2. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    18,321
    Likes Received:
    21,599
    Location:
    Narrfoook
    Wow !! Might be an old un', might need a bit of TLC, but that is one hellova lot of van !!
     
  3. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2007
    Messages:
    28,934
    Likes Received:
    25,574
    Location:
    .
    A big beast indeed.. a lotta van for £9k

    I wonder if the mileage is true .. would make a great project, but being auto would put me off.. I imagine it's a tad thirsty
     
  4. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2007
    Messages:
    25,828
    Likes Received:
    76,108
    Location:
    Sutton on Sea
    What a find, I would love to restore a van like that.
     
  5. darklord

    darklord Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2011
    Messages:
    1,241
    Likes Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    essex
    I could be soooooo tempted with that, it would suit us very well for now, and fulltiming in the future, wonder what the payload is? Good job it aint a dealer, or our Swift would be on its way for a trade in I think.
     
  6. BobProperty

    BobProperty Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    Stockport
    This and something else from this seller came up on my ebay searches. All I'd say is look at the feedback. :imoutahere:
     
  7. alfandM

    alfandM Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,009
    Likes Received:
    990
    Location:
    sweden
  8. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    hi can be very awkward if reversing up a sharp slope like an entrance way . we had one as a recovery truck . ok on flat long distance work but evil just getting into our entrance. lost traction very easily. also you have to wach the old mercs for severe rust.
     
  9. aba

    aba

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,793
    Likes Received:
    1,119
    Location:
    yorkshire
    hmm i suppose it only drives on the middle axle then :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  10. John & Joan

    John & Joan Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,227
    Likes Received:
    659
    Location:
    Full Time on the road
    Our S700 is basically the same layout. It has a payload for 1300kg so that should in theory be at least the same. It looks like it has had some updating as it stands, as the toilet is a swivel not a fixed bench or porta potty. The cooker seems to be set higher than the bench/sink ours is level.

    John
     
  11. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    18,321
    Likes Received:
    21,599
    Location:
    Narrfoook
    Well having looked at the feedback I cannot see much wrong.. Yep, he has had negatives and I reckon 1 ( maybe 2 ) are genuine, but the rest are just the usual eBay idiots.. I mean, someone buys a car for £112 that is being sold as spares, and complains !!

    Of course the usual applies as per anything bought from fleabay, caveat emptor, but that goes without saying :BigGrin:
     
  12. Snowbird

    Snowbird Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Messages:
    10,132
    Likes Received:
    16,338
    Location:
    Liverpool.
    This van was in the Huddersfield area for some time. I went to look at it about 5 or 6 years ago. Was told by the vendor that there was about 12 of them made,but how true this was I don't know. They were a well made van as were all the older S class Hymers.
     
  13. BobProperty

    BobProperty Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 20, 2010
    Messages:
    272
    Likes Received:
    32
    Location:
    Stockport
    The guy is supposedly running a business but is happy with <90% feedback? He'd look better if he closed that account and started again! He could lose a few of those if he knew his way around ebay but he hasn't. If he doesn't know how to work the medium he is selling through, he shouldn't be using it. While I agree the one about the £112 car does look like the usual illiterate ebayer, the van and the clocked vehicle leave a lot to be desired. (As does his grasp of English)
     
  14. con-tiki

    con-tiki Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2009
    Messages:
    475
    Likes Received:
    189
    Location:
    Leeds, West Yorkshire
    I suppose if people are really interested they would go and have a good inspection of the van. There may be some service history to compare with the mileage. I certainly would not worry if his spelling was not the best.

    Shirl
     
  15. meexi

    meexi Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2012
    Messages:
    89
    Likes Received:
    103
    Location:
    Angus,Scotland
    Looking closely at one of the pictures it looks like a twin wheeled middle axle and a single wheeled rear axle or are my eyes playing tricks on me ( i did get a reminder from Specsavers today:Rofl1:)
     
  16. vwalan

    vwalan Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    7,594
    Likes Received:
    3,853
    Location:
    roche cornwall
    yes middle wheel drive . not like those front wheeldrive tags . it was quite common in the 70,s 80,s to build a further axle on the back. gave more weight capacity. but you could have trouble with them . gentle reversing etc wasnt done you had to go for it. if you went on mud that was a real problem. almost as bad as front wheel drive with tag axle .
     
  17. John & Joan

    John & Joan Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,227
    Likes Received:
    659
    Location:
    Full Time on the road
    It is the Mercedes 409 Chassis. LxWxH: 7,53m x 2,22m x 2,8m, Grossweight: 4600kg.

    The tag axel is only to accomodate the extra overhang lenght from the S700 (on the 410 chassis) which is 7.1m long and has the same grossweight and engine size so the payload may actually be less allowing for the extra bobywork.

    If you type Hymer S750 into a search engine there are a few examples of this model.

    John
     
Loading...

Share This Page