Hymer Exsis i 562

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  1. Scottyboy

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    has anybody on here got one of the newer Hymer Exsis i ? I may be interested in buying a used (2008) one but its a long way away, im concerned about the level of winterisation as we want to use it for ski trips etc, i dont think they have the double floor like other Hymers? can anyone tell me anything about the tanks where situated etc? Before i travel i want to know it will be ideal.
     
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    The new Exsis has only been produced since 2012. A 2008 will be the old one on the Ford chassis.
    We have 2014 Exsis I 678, generally very pleased with,do find rear axle loading a bit tight, next time we change will go for the 4250 kg chassis.
    My one is fully winteristed tanks are in insulated heated boxes under the floor, in the older version I think the water tank is inboard and waste is in underslung heated insulated box.
    All modern Hymers are fully winterized.
     
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    Thanks Lenny, yes it is on the ford chassis, thats not a bad thing is it? , i did think it would be winterised, how do you find the narrower width with regards to the interior space?
     
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    Don't really notice the difference in width inside. The Ford based ones do seem a bit more cramped inside, they don't have many layout variations, not enough to worry about.
    A few inches narrower does make driving a lot eaiser.
    Do carefully check you are OK with the driving position the earlier Ford ones didn't have an adjustable steering column and with swivel seats being higher easy to get neck ache.
     
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    Thanks Lenny, great help
     
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    One last thing lenny, how do you find the overcab bed, looking at the pictures it looks like it drops down then slides forwards? Is it wide enough to be comfy for two adults?
     
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    Don't know about the Ford version, but on the odd occasion we have used ours it is very comfortable it is 4'8" wide, the Ford one may be a bit narrower as the front of the van is more sloping.
     
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    We have an Exsis I 578 2016 model, the drop down bed just drops down onto two pillar pads above the sofa. It comes quite low although you still need a ladder. The bed is really comfy, we just have the standard bed option it feels plenty wide enough 188x150.
     
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    Our drop down bed in our hymer is great
    like you we wondered ours is a 1995 b564.
     
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    We ruled out the ford based exsis as it seemed cramped inside. Not sure if the Fiat one is actually wider, but the lounge area definitely feels bigger. Still nice and narrow to drive though + fits on same parking space as our old fiat x250 panel van conversion.
     
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    The Fiat is much better....:censored:
     
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    We have the Hymer Exsis 562 Silverline we have had it nearly a year and we really like it. Winterisation - the fresh water tank is under the seat box with a blow air piping duct running at the side of it there are 6 outlets for blown air heating plus 1 in garage. It is a 6e kw heater. After the drop down bed is lowered it can be extended by pushing a button and it slides further out with a mattress to enable you to sleep long ways so no need to climb over each other. The table is not fixed so more room. This is on a Ford engine - no problems at all. No juddergate or water in the engine.
     
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