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  1. Shell181

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    Hi

    Does anyone know off hand please of any MH's that are 3500Kg vehicle weight or under that have a rear lounge that can be made into a double or bigger, a dinette at the front or middle and an overcab/drop down bed. I have found a couple of Swift and also a Lunar one but would prefer Hymer or any other german/european manufacturer.

    Is the rear lounge and dinette an english thing maybe?

    This is such hard work lol !!

    Thanks for any replies
    Shell
     
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    Autotrail Arapaho fits your bill, but again it's British made.
     
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    that's what Jan says... :Sad:


    must try harder :Wink:
     
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    Mark, have had a look at that one - wow it looks fab, can't find anywhere that it is 3500kg or under though and I can't see it being under ??? We only have up to £25,000 to spend as well, so a little above our price range, if it is within the weight limited maybe an older model might have the same layout, will research it, thanks :Smile:
     
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    lufcdave7 - just checked that and have been told its over 3500kg, not having much look am I lol, thanks anyway
     
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    try david fuller motorhomes their web site is excellent and their sales and after sales are great just bought a hymer from them part exchanged our old one which is under 3500 with fixed bed at back and bench seats to convert into another double. Just google david fuller motorhomes.
     
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    Benimar Europe ST or Anthus ST both had rear lounge convertible to bed.

    The ones advertised now (Google) appear to be in your price range.

    Standard weight was 3500kg, though it was possible to upgrade to 3850kg (I did mine). Check if interested (at least a couple I googled were at 3500kg).

    Nice van, and solidly built - spares may be a bit difficult nowadays though.
     
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    I would also recommend looking at the Benimar range. There are four or five on e-bay at the moment. They are solidly built with beautiful woodwork. You also get lots of extras like solar panel, air-ride suspension and microwave. The 6000st europe has rear lounge which converts to double bed. Mid dinette. No drop down bed but a large double over the cab. We have had ours for two years. Well worth a look.:thumb:
     
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    We have a Hymer B classic 595 which ticks all your boxes plus the seats behind the driver and front passenger convert into a single bed under 3500kgs. and will sleep 5 adults in comfort, the only problem with this model is that they did not make many of them. We hope to be part exing our one for an RV in the very near future.

    John D
     
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    German:thumb:
    under 3500kg:thumb:
    rear lounge made into double bed:thumb:
    front dinette:thumb:
    over cab drop down bed:thumb:
    VW California :thumb:
     
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    Hi

    Thankyou to everyone who has replied and helped us, we have now got a list together of the ones that are 3500kg or under and that have our layout:-

    Benimar Europe 6000ST
    Benimar Anthus
    Hymer B Classic 595
    Swift Kon-Tiki 640
    Elddis Autostratus EB
    Elddis Autoquest 145
    Lunar Champ A670R
    Swift Gazelle F63

    Still not sure if the Laika Ecovip 400 is 3500kg or under so won't add that, obviously when we do find one that we would like to buy we will check the weight on the plate and make sure we have enough payload left etc etc.

    So at least now my search is easier and its just a matter of where and when now we have our perfect layout :BigGrin::BigGrin::BigGrin:

    Please feel free everyone to give us any pros or cons against any of them.

    Shell
     
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