Hymer 562 Silverline van

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  1. Goforit

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    I am new to motorhoming and looking for my first van. We hired one recently to get the feel of what to look for, but there is so much choice out there it is doing my head in. We had intended a second hand coachbuilt or a van conversion. A dealer today talked me into looking at a new and unregistered, but 2011 model, Hymer 562 silverline van on a Ford Transit at a price around 42k. The storage and fixed single bed arrangement on a sub 7m van attracts us. However I can find hardly any unbiased reviews, on the web etc, of this model. Has anyone come across one of these and if so how would they rate them. I am a bit suspicious because for instance the sales guy says it is 140bhp, but the specs I have found say it is 110bhp.
    Any comments would help.
     
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    Man who listens to a salesman

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    Seriously? Continue searching for what you want, not what a salesman is trying to get rid of.
     
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    I must say that I agree with the above. Having said that, it is not a bad price at all for a new one, even a 2011 model. I made a list of "must haves" and another list of "nice to haves" and worked from that when we made our choice. Still got it a bit wrong!
     
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    Hi

    report here and the specs quoted ... where did you get your specs ?

    BASE VEHICLE

    Type: Ford Transit MWB chassis cab

    Power unit: 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi diesel

    Maximum power: 140bhp @ 3500rpm

    Maximum torque: 350Nm @ 1800-2400rpm
     
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    I have one and I am very pleasedwith it,prior to that I had an Auto Trail on a FIAT X250,lovely conversion, pig of a base chassis. I had Hymers prior to this after graduating from self built,4X4 and VW conversions, I was looking for a change-what a mistake! The price is fair,I did see one at Brownhills Newark a few weeks ago for £40000 2010 model the only thing I could see is that it had a satelite dome and gaslow fitted.Hymers have never let me down. Make you own decision if you are comfortable with it and certainly the Tranny is a good base.
    There are 2 power versions I think 140ps and 115ps
     
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