My first motorhome Rimor Sailer 645TC advice please!!

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  1. gazza280

    gazza280 Read Only Funster

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    Hi Funsters

    I am seriously considering buying a Rimor Sailer 645tc 2003. Its a good price from a private seller. it has everything I need and I can't find a bad thing about it.
    I will be using it for full timing so that means wild camping sometimes and obviously 7.2 metres is a fairly long van so will parking be very problematic.
    I'll use camp sites sometimes and aires, but I would like comments on the van itself as I can't find any reviews.
    Has anyone else got a Rimor Sailer 645 and can give me a few words of advice and pointers.
    This is the first motorhome that I will have bought and as I won't be buying from a dealer won't get the detailed handover, so is this going to be a problem?
    Any help or advice is very appreciated in advance.

    Thanks guys
    Gary
     
  2. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

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    Hi Gary,

    Popular with the bike racing fraternity, why should you have a problem with the handover. if the seller cannot explain everything to you and demonstrate how it all works................ walk away, not his van

    Peter
     
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  3. stcyr

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    There's a very good review of the Rimor on www.outandaboutlive.co.uk site.
    (Or just google rimor sailer 645tc 2003 review, and it's the first on the list). :thumb:
     
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  4. Minxy Girl

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    We had a Rimor Sailer 645TC reg 2007 (2006 model) for 3 years - it was a lovely van and drove very well. Has it got the 'high' or 'low' bed? We had the low bed so we couldn't fit a scooter inside ours but it meant we could get up/down to the bed easier. One thing to be wary of is what its payload is - you really need it uprating to 3850kg if it hasn't already been done as it will be sailing (sorry!) too close to the wind at 3500kg, especially as you intend to live in it full-time - I'm not sure if this would require the fitting of air suspension assistance (eg Air-ride) as we already had it fitted on ours (it was a 'vital' necessity in my view and made it handle beautifully) - the 2 pictures below show it first without the air ride and then with it.

    We found the fixtures/furniture to be very well made and robust, nothing broke that I can remember at all. Ours was in full UK trim with full cooker, large split fridge/freezer, and had the extras such as the extension flap for the worktop and a few other bits which I can't remember at the moment! :RollEyes:

    Any questions, just let me know and I'll see if I can help, if you do buy it let me know as I can tell you what bits and pieces to do to make it more usable and also so you don't have any problems with it (nothing major though). :BigGrin:
     

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    Blowed if we are going to have Air Ride fitted. It makes the bikes drop off!

    Steve
     
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