How do you rate the Hymer B654 Legend 2006?

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  1. Jac Sprat

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    We are shortly to buy this as our first-time motorhome to include ski trips and hopefully a lot of fulltiming.
    Did we pick well in your opinion?
     
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    Won't go far wrong with a Hymer, French bed layout works well if you don't need a garage, out last van was a Hymer Tramp with the same layout served us well. What is the gross weight as if only 3500kg you may need to upgrade to get enough usable payload.
     
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    What Lenny said.. and if full timing you WILL need as much payload as possible and I would also consider a model with a garage.. being ex full time I know how much stuff you take.. for me a garage would be a 'must have'.

    ex factory, our B644 garage model has 1,000kg. payload
     
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    Is it by any chance the one at Becks, if so & you are not going to use the towbar I would get rid of it, they weight between 50 - 80kg and all behind the rear axle.
     
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    I believe it's payload 680 kg and MTPLM 3900 kg
    Does that sound ok? and what is,MTPLM PLEASE?
     
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    No it's a private sale. But got the specs from their advert . Presuming all 2006 B654 Legends are the same?
     
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    MTPLM is Gross weight, the maximum total weight of the vehicle.
    With a MTPLM of 3900 kg less 680kg payload will give a MIRO (mass in running order) of 3220kg. Hymer specify the MIRO including a driver at 75kg, 20Lt of water, 90% fuel & one 11kg aluminum gas bottle.
    To know what the real payload is you need to deduct any factory fitted & dealer fitted extras, e.g. it will probably have a comfort pack which will include a drivers door, oven , larger fridge, awning, 2nd battery, steel gas bottles etc.
    Ask to look at the Certificate of Conformity, under the Mass in Running Order there will be a line "Technical Mass in running Order" this will give the MIRO when it left the factory i.e. including factory fitted options.
     
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    No, there will be an options on weights and chassis, basic will probably be 3500kg with a 3850kg option (3900 sounds odd) or the maxi chassis's at 4250kg with an option of 4500kg.
     
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    Len you should change your avatar to Mr Hymer :)
     
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    This van doesn't have a tow bar and it does have a comfort pack like you described.
     
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    Much appreciated Len!
     
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    Lenny please, hate being called Len, make me sound like an old boy - no comments please.:xrofl:
     
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    but your are of that age mate.....:)
     
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    Only just an OAP, reasonably fit & young at heart.x:-)
     
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    So Lenny does that weight/ payload sound ok to you ?
     
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    Yes I think it is OK, for normal use, but could be a bit tight for full timing.
    If you are serious about full timing you need to get confirmation of the gross weight and before completing the sale get it to a weighbridge, also check front and rear axle loadings. If it is on the maxi chassis shouldn't have any problems, but the light chassis can get tight on the rear axle.
     
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    You might have a word with existing B654 owners and get their opinions before purchase. Theonlysue and Ambilkate each have one I think.
     
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    Ours is a Hymer B654 2004 only had her for a few months. It is has MTPLM of 3900 kg its on a Alko chasis no problems with payload its enough for what we carry and our needs . We had been looking for this model Hymer for 4yrs we are very pleased we now own one :) regards Kate x

    ps @Theonlysue has a 2006 model she may be the best person to advise . Have messaged her to tell her about this thread
     
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