Hymer 534 1981

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  1. scrambler

    scrambler Read Only Funster

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    Hi all, Just starting on the road of motorhome ownership on a small budget,I have been looking at a Mercedes hymermobil 534 1981. 4 speed. I know it's a bit old and am looking forward to updating it a little.I've read that these have bulletproof if not basic mechanicals...Has anybody had one so can tell me if this is true.Any pro and cons... Hoping for some wise advise..Many thanks
     
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    :welcome: to the FUN, I am sure someone will be able to answer your questions. :Smile: :thumb:
     
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    Hi, and welcome......:BigGrin:

    I know slightly less than nothing about Hymers.....

    but fortunately there are many here who do.......:thumb:
     
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    Hi and welcome to the Fun...

    I have a 1987 Mercedes 660 and it is excellent... now lives in Portugal and the mechanics here can work on it no probs... mind you, the only things needed doing in two and a bit years was some rewiring (my fault), an oil and filter change and a repair to the exhaust downpipe. (oh and the heater igniter too).

    I guess the thing is how well your one has been looked after... I reckon if the inside is lovely (like mine was) then it is a sign that it has had caring owners and been serviced regularly...

    I actually prefer the interiors of the older models but then... I am old myself!

    JJ
     
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    Hi Scrambler and welcome :thumb:The old Mercs are considered bullet proof :thumb: and the old Hymer interior are also well screwed together :thumb:-for the age you will not get a much better van :BigGrin: although by modern standards it will be slow and thirsty :Rofl1:and at it's vintage no doubt the insides will be tired :Wink:You can update that with a little work,varnish and probably new covers :thumb: All easy to do/ buy :thumb:
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    Thanks all.I don't mind the slow life,I used to have an old devion vw which use to plod along at 55,it was a quite nice pace...I plan to replace all the upholstery and curtains etc and put in a new loo and shower..Should find out if I'm buying it this weekend.... Will be back onsite for more advice i'm sure..thanks for your welcomes and help..please post anymore views on the hymer that you have :Smile:
     
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    Don't forget to check for damp :Eeek: any at all Walk :thumb:
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    Hi, Are you sure its a 534 and not a 550.
    As far as am aware the 534 was built on a Fiat chassis,not a Mercedes.
     
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    I thought that too, but decided not to suggest it as the OP presumably has seen the vehicle in the metal so to speak.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies...I didnt buy the hymer i was looking at...it was advertised as a 534 but as you say the mercs were the 550... didnt give me too much confidence with the guys description,,,apart from auto trader and ebay are there any sites that can be recommended to look for older hymers 81 - 92 ( these are the only years I can afford... Lol) Is it better to buy at the end of the summer??
     
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    The preloved site has them on,they do tend to be snapped up,especially by Irish traders as they are like hens teeth there.
    Depending on your budget try Peter Hambilton,Deepcar and Bundesvan. Don't forget other sites that carry classifieds.
     
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    Good posts guys but almost 2 years too late :Eeek::BigGrin:
     
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