Meredes Hymer

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  1. busby

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    Still looking to change Symphony because we need a bit more storage and living space. Any opinions on 1992 Hymer 550s on Mercedes chassis. 2.9 diesel with automatic box. BUSBY.
     
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    You'd be very unlucky to come unstuck with that spec. An age before too much electronics, an age when they were built to last.

    I have seen rust on those Hymers round the skirt/outside locker area. But they are always a Tardis inside.

    Always subject to serious damp checks of course.
     
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    Not sure on the auto bit...however, the Mercedes lump is well regarded (good for 500k with servicing so they say), just disappointed they don't do the 600-700 with Mercedes motors...ho hum.

    They come in various configs, which is tripping me up with the twin axle units i have been looking at myself...often mis-listed on the sites if you check back with the Hymer layouts themselves....just google it.

    As you might expect with the older units, some of these have had a tough life.....

    I am looking at units from Germany myself (seem better cared for and spec'd) - working out how tricky it is to get them back here - several other posts on this on the forum.
     
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    Just don't forget the Hymer 550/ 555's are on a 310D base, not the twin rear wheel 410D.

    They therefore have a much less payload. I'd prefer the 660/ 670/700 of that vintage with the payload, providing of course you have the right driving licence for 3.5 - 7.5 ton!

    But I would prefer a S700 wouldn't I :BigGrin: ?

    Cheers
     
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    The 550s has a U shaped lounge with a small boot at the rear. I brought one in from Germany a few years ago and they are a good van. There is one here that has a new engine and will not make much money. If it was me I would be looking at the 410 chassis with either the Hymer 660 or RMB body. the RMB has the garage and the 660 has lockers. The 700s although a bit bigger has a huge overhang that does cause problems. The 550s is here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330918450691ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 and below is the RMB. The 5 banger 2.9 Merc diesel is bombproof if the oil is changed religiously at 5000 miles.

    If linky no worky, try this link. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/330918450691?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
     

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