is there an A class that is practical at 3500kg

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  1. Judge Mental

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    If I was to get my health situation sorted out I might like something bigger for more long term winter travel. While I love panel vans for speed of travel, touring and handling, plus ease of ownership, more winter space may be worth considering. I cant drive over 3500kg due to diabetes, but have noticed that hymer exsis and some new Carthago Chic C-Line models seem to be offered at 3500. Has anyone got one and how do they manage please...presuming they have weighed it :) are they usable at 3500?

    http://www.hymer.com/en/models/integrated/hymer-exsis-i/overview.html

    http://www.carthago.com/en/motorhomes/integrated/c-compactline/
     
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    My Hymer Exsis was only built between 2004 and 2006. It is stamped at 3500. It is 5.5 meters long and we absolutely love it.
     
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    The Itineo A class comes in at 3500kgs with a 500kg payload . Agents are Wokingham Motorhomes .
     
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    The new crop of hymer A class vans claim a very much lower weight than previously. Might be worth a look though only a weigh bridge and a loaded van will give the answer. My Pilote was rated at 3500 but we uprated to 3850 following the addition of an awning, extra leisure battery, fixed gas system, etc, etc. Just about enough.

    Claimed payloads are worth treating with utter contempt
     
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    Hymer B544 very practical very comfortable fantastic winterisation and no longer than a panel van.
    Thats why its one of the most popular vans europe wide.
    When we eventually down size thats what we're going for.(y)
     
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    <------ yes ;)
     
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    There are a number of practical vans around and most will suit if you are a site camper, however if you wild and need to carry a full tank of water you may struggle with some. Only a trip to a weighbridge will give you the answer. Don't trust manufacturers claimed figures and don't forget to include your weight, that of a partner and also of a dog if you have them.
     
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    +1 for the B544 (y)
     
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    I very much doubt the B544 is practical at 3500. plus prefer the new narrow models. Not many used seem to be about as yet anyway, prefer a nearly new...... The 6 metre HYMER EXSIS-I 414 and Carthago c-compactline I 138 fairly new models

    Only speculating at the moment as it would be a year at the earliest. The other thing is if the wife would want to go back to a transverse bed (only way the weight has a chance of working me finks) She hated climbing over me, personally i enjoyed it!:)

    need to be able to add, awning, 2nd battery etc..and carry e bikes or pointless. A search throws up these: http://tinyurl.com/lgdclns

    hymer better value as some around...could get one on the road here for approx 50K, but prefer the carthago:censored:

    euro rate today 1.30!
     
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    ... funny, I could swear I heard a certain 'somebody' say he would NEVER go back to a coachbuilt bodied one!!! :D ;)
     
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    If you went for the Hymer with a bed at both ends there wouldn't be any need for your wife to clamber over you ... she could be at one end and you at the other with your 'ladyboys'. :X3:

    Just had a quick shuftie at the Hymer ... that bathroom sink is useless!
     
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    Ha ha ha...you can guess on what forum i wouldn't post this thread Mel!:)

    probably will stick with panel vans as they work for us...just weighing up options, these lightweight, slimline A class relatively a new thing...
     
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    I looked at one during the NEC show late last year and I have to say I was very impressed. It appears to be a quality build but then its not cheap either
     
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    @Judgemental ........ Turncoat :eek: (wot about your Globecar?) :D
     
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    I had to laugh when I saw that as well, but some of the compact A class are really worth a good look
     
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    Burstner's Sovereign models would be worth a look at.
     
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    My 2003 Rapido 925M is 5.99m and has only been weighed as part of the MOT braking test. :whistle:

    It is plated at 3.5T and, with awning, 2 leisure batteries, bike rack (x4) and fully kitted inc some tinned food it weighs in at 2900kg (no-one inside it, no water/waste). Given advances in weight-reduced building techniques, and allowing for the 2.7l Merc engine being quite a heavy lump, I would answer YES to your original question - Gordon
     
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    see wot you have done now Mel..you'll have more joining up now from the other place just to get at me!!!!:giggle:
     
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