German and or Belguim for secondhand/new Hymers?

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  1. colyboy

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    I know there has been quite a bit on here, as to the best place to buy a new or second hand Hymers. Can some one please provide me with the best places to visit in Belguim and or Germany.

    Thank you.

    colyboy
     
  2. Theonlysue

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    On mobile.de they rate the dealers.
     
  3. campa cola

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    OK well I have said it before (and will say it again as I am in Germany) (y) . If considering a German motorhome I would get a very low milage one & check for accident damage. Reason being I see loads of them being driven like cars by Germans, IE thrashed down the autobahn at warp factor 6, not only that, thrashed everywhere, including the car park :doh:The classic (of many) was seeing a German thrash his motorhome down the badly potholed roads of a Spanish delta. I couldn't even keep up with him in a car let alone a MH:Eeek: stones spraying everywhere and clearly he was not bothered.He will just sell it to some unsuspecting Brit and buy a new one :cheers:
     
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  4. Lenny HB

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    For Belgium there is only one dealer Campirama, for Germany the best place to look is Mobile.de virtually every dealer in Germany lists S/H and new stock plus loads of private adds.
     
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  5. StitchesnFluff

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    Lenny is that who you use?
     
  6. Lenny HB

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    Yep.
     
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    Good recommendation for @colyboy then
    Nick
     
  8. Lenny HB

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    If buying new yes.
     
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    That's put me off considering an ex-hire Hymer!
     
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    Should be OK if you buy from a German Hymer dealer, they tend to hire them from April until September then sell them off.
    We hired a couple of times and the vans were in very good condition and you take them back they go over them with a fine toothcomb.
     
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    We are going to the Dusseldorf show in August and will then try and buy ex-rental or new from Germany or Campirama after that - assuming its a Hymer we choose!
     
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    I wonder where the Euro exchange rate will be by the time I've sold my AutoTrail with the referendum vote fast approaching?
     
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    Depends if you are selling pre or post vote. The still seem to be selling in € at the same price as £ over here so still savings to be made just not as much as 9 months ago.
     
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    What's the views on wether or not LHD secondhand Hymers (or any other makes for that matter) are cheaper abroad or in the UK? I've just taken another peak on autotrader and there are some very nice LHD models, albeit not that many, that seem pretty good prices to me. How do they compare with buying abroad?
     
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    Always be cheaper in Germany than the UK. Biggest savings are on new vehicles, also old ones can be good buys. Saving not so good on nearly new (2-3 years old), dealers work on much lower margins but they also tend to offer much high trade in prices which reflects in the sales price and the private market.
     
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    Hi, we bought an Exsis i588 ex rental from Germany in November, with 20k kilometers. Retail new in Germany was €96k, we paid €60k, which at around €1.40 at the time, equated to just over £43k. We could have bought a new Swift escape or similar over here instead!!!!! Ok it is left hand drive, but still easy to drive over here and ideal on our recent trip to France and Spain. It was a no-brainer for us, we simply could not afford or find one over here, the choice on mobile.de is immense. The euro is currently around €1.25, so you have to get your timing right.
     
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  18. campa cola

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    Really, they are thrashed to buggery by German drivers, followed closely by the swiss :( I am guessing a hire vehicle would be even less well treated!!! I was driving a few days ago during the Thursday German bank holiday, loads of German motorhomes on the road, felt like I was going backwards on the autobahn at 55 MPH o_O
     
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    We got our Exsis 698 last year through Ulrich Dürrwang very good service and an excellent price
     
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    Not that I'd ever buy abroad but what happens regarding any warranty issues when you've brought the second hand van back home, or do you take it without any warranty?
     
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