Hymer Duomobil - thoughts/experiences of please

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  1. Oriel

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    We saw a Hymer Duomobil recently and I was wondering if anyone has experience of this MH?

    We particularly liked the design for just two people - which is what we are. At the moment we have a bed over the cab plus the main bed - we use the main bed, so we've taken the mattress out of the other and use it for storage but really its not needed.
     
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    Nice (y) love all the little storage nooks and crannys and the head rest, might have to try and do summit like that for my van:cool:

    Sorry no help for you though:doh:
     
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    Hi
    We took delivery of our duomobil in May this year and toured Europe for three months within two weeks of delivery.
    It suits us fine a well thought out van in our opinion,like yourself we had the drop down bed over the cab in our previous Burstner that got hardly any use at all so for us the duomobil layout was a no brainer.
    After adding a few extras (as you do) we are well happy.
     
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    Hi Wilder,

    Thanks for the info - glad to hear you're enjoying your new vehicle!

    How do you find the sleeping arrangements in the bed? One of the reasons we're changing is because ours has two singles with an infill. I understand that you can sleep both ways in the Duomobil with extension foot ends. Do you have the extensions? If you do does it make a large double? The infill on ours goes about 2/3rds of the length of the bed so we find that really we're both sleeping either side of it rather than moving to the middle and sleeping together... if that makes sense?
     
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    Quite a few manufacturers starting to do it now and it is a nice layout. I like sitting behind the big front window of an A class and watching the world go bye so might miss that with the rear lounge. Also loose a bit of garage so not for us on that point alone but it is a nice van to lounge in, and a big kitchen.

    I think it was Frankia also had one at the NEC and we first saw the idea at Dusseldorf two years ago with the Hymer duo and Phoenix RSL models.

    Concorde a doing something similar with the new Cruiser daily 792RL.

    http://www.concorde.eu/de/modelle/cruiser-daily-und-eurocargo/beschreibung-daily-eurocargo/

    Martin
     
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    Hi

    Our Flair was two singles with the infill but not sociable enough for us so I converted the bedroom to a transverse double, on ours the slatted bed bases were separate so it was quite easy to remove so of the original woodwork and remake it with a very good match, the bed bases and mattress are exactly the right size.

    We now have a nice double bed with easy steps up to it, it's in a bigger room than the transverse option would have given us so we have a little bedside chest either side with a built in draw for trinkets.

    Just an idea.

    Martin
     
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    No issues with the sleeping set up we use it mostly across over but the extensions are there if the mood takes us.
    Without the extensions we find the bed large enough anyway.
     
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    I hadn't seen the Concorde before - it looks very interesting. Its a pity the dealerships are so far apart, it would be lovely to be able to view them all at the same location!
     
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    Hi Martin,

    That's an interesting idea! Sadly our MH isn't as big as yours and we feel we need more space otherwise we'd probably do a similar change.
     
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    Dusseldorf next year if you can wait.

    Somebody said they were going to do the same on a Carver.

    Martin
     
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    How do you get through from the cab area to the back when the front bed is not down as have never seen pics without the bed being down at the front. When travelling etc.
    Looks a lovely van and maybe in a year or so there maybe one or two on the 2nd hand market or if I can justify it a new import one or similar.
     
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    When the bed is up it's just like any other I think.

    Martin
     
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    Look at the frankia. My understanding is that model preceded the hymer.
    The seating is further to the rear of the van than the hymer, so gives a feeling of more space.
     
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    I think the Hymer was first we saw it 2014 in Dusseldorf but whatever, I believe you are right about the seating being further back but less garage space.

    Martin
     
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    can you get through to the back whilst driving/parked etc.
     
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    YES, the Hymer and Frankia versions are just like an A class but with the lounge at the back, the Concorde Cruiser daily is a coachbuilt so you might need to duck as you go through as it has the overcab bed and I believe it reduces the headroom slightly on the way through.

    Martin
     
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    Can't help you with experience, but we've been in one today at the NEC and thought it was lovely. If we win the Lottery tonight, that's the van we'll buy!
     
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    thanks - not seen any pics of it without the bed down and driving seats cut off.
    would love one if I could justify the expense- when I retire hopefully
     
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    We would love a Hymer Duo Mobil we are hoping to buy one in a few years when we retire a second hand one that is within our budget. It would be the ideal van for us 2 person 2 dog family.
     
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