Fulltiming vehicle-we know its out there but which one?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by coolasluck, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. coolasluck

    coolasluck Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 16, 2010
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    17
    Hi all,i am currently looking for the right setup for fulltiming in,and so are looking around for the model that we want.We want an A-class primarily with a fixed rear bed with under the large garage that would allow us to store our pushbikes in.
    We also need a separate shower and would like either 2 bench sits for our lounge or a L -shape configuration.
    We have been looking at hymer,burstner,frankia and nieaman and bischoff as we believe that these are great quality.
    I am discovering that finding the models that would suit us best and a manufacturers layouts are hard to find,although i have found the hymer layouts as on the deepcar site.We do like the hymer s700 however we always seem to find the ones for sale that have the fixed table and benches which we dont want,and we also feel that it is a tad long .
    Can anyone tell me somewhere where we can have a gander at the layouts mentioned as above,and reccomendations of motorhomes that fit our criteria?
     
  2. haganap

    haganap Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2007
    Messages:
    11,069
    Likes Received:
    13,678
    Location:
    Heavan
    may I be the first to suggest the Peterborough Show ?

    Also have you looked at the Itineo range?

    There are several other models/makes like Rapido, Pilote, Hobby, Euromobile? that are also extremely well built.

    For me though, who has about given up looking, and staying with what I have for another year or 2 It would have to be a Frankia. :Blush:

    Im simply in love with them....
     
  3. maz

    maz Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,516
    Likes Received:
    2,157
    Location:
    Out there somewhere
    Hi there. You can see Burstner layouts here: http://www.buerstner.com/uk/motorhomes/integrated_models.html by clicking on each model and then selecting 'floor plans'.

    I went for an Elegance i821 (older model with bit different layout to that shown on the Burstner site) which seems a very 'workable' layout for fulltiming. I did take out the huge fixed table tho' and swapped it for a folding one that I can store out of the way.

    Good luck with your search! :Smile:
     
  4. JeanLuc

    JeanLuc Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2008
    Messages:
    2,782
    Likes Received:
    1,859
    Location:
    Warwickshire
    Given your layout preferences, in the Hymer range I would look for one of the following:

    B644G, B614, B680 Starline (these are all assuming 2000 - 2006 vintage).

    Philip
     
  5. John & Joan

    John & Joan Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2010
    Messages:
    1,229
    Likes Received:
    660
    Location:
    Full Time on the road
    We have the Hymer S700 (1992) Fixed rear bed and Captains table layout. There is the other option with the U-shape rear lounge but that sacrifices a good amount of the boot to a foot-well in this area.

    Peter Hambilton at Preston has modified some of these fixed table models so that the table folds down. (Pictures on his website) Personally I like to have the table and when I am not eating the lap-top lives on it.
     
  6. lunarman

    lunarman Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2008
    Messages:
    1,456
    Likes Received:
    872
    Location:
    South Glos
  7. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    18,346
    Likes Received:
    21,700
    Location:
    Narrfoook
    A make not to dismiss is the Hobby.
    German made, very high quality and something most people miss. They are usually a couple of inches wider than most other makes.
    No idea why but when we had our Hobby it made a difference that was noticed :thumb:
     
  8. aba

    aba

    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Messages:
    2,793
    Likes Received:
    1,119
    Location:
    yorkshire
    one thing to bear in mind with an A class is you could have a lengthy wait should you break the windscreen some are quite common but none are just as simple as pop down to autoglass for a replacement generally its order it from the manufacturers and wait for delivery in some cases up to 6 months to get hold of.

    we looked into this before settling on our fiat fronted one for full timing as the windscreens are easy to get hold of.
     
  9. coolasluck

    coolasluck Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 16, 2010
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    17
    Thanks for the reply guys,i should point out that i am looking to spend no more than 25k:RollEyes:
    I am also keen to try to keep to about 7 metres.
     
Loading...

Share This Page