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  1. Robin McHood

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    I know this should probably get lost in Showcase but thought it might be of interest to prospective RMB owners. RH is one of the last ones built by RMB before being subsumed into Pilote/Frankia. She is a mid range Bluestar though quite what was missing from a Silver I'm not sure, maybe habitation a/c??
    Anyway she has the driver's door, a combined grill/oven and single fore/aft beds which were all high priority items on the wish list and arent seen on all that many RMB's.
    She's big! 3.2m high and 2.45 wide out to 2.75 with the excellent mirrors and 7.5 long. The MB 616CDi chassis handles all this though and still gives us 1.3 tonnes of payload.. I still can't quite beleive that but TUV Ulm says its right enough. She is a sweetie to drive though and humming up the autobahn through side effects of Storm Katie and being passed by trucks showed little sidewind effect. Remarkable. I think she has some suspension gadgets fitted but just haven't had time to look fully yet.

    We do have a few upgrades in the plans though, alarm/immobiliser, tyrepal and some others which I'll post about as and when if anyone is interested. Better here or in a blog??
    Anyway here she is, and yes the previous owner, like the present one was a sailor...

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    Can you spot the Airbus A310?
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    Snoopy did stay with his owner though. upload_2016-4-19_15-17-25.png
    .. This really is a sailor's home, note the two highball glasses next to the minibar.... especially with Spiced Rum in Germany @ Euro9.99 a bottle...
     
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    Wow! She looks fantastic
     
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    Enjoy (y)
     
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    Lovely looking van, enjoy.(y)
     
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    Nice one(y)(y)
     
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    Looks really nice. What year is she?
     
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    A lovely van have many great holidays in it!(y)
     
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    I am not going to ask you how much she cost as I may start crying, having not long ago bought a new Hymer with the same length and layout.
     
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    Very nice looking van not dissimilar in layout to our Concorde Concerto and on the the same 616 cdi Sprinter and built in the same year. (y)
     
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    Well then I won't tell you as I don't like to see people cry.. but if we run into each other down the road and you buy me a pint... well who knows?:drinks:. I paid the asking price and didn't haggle as I thought what was asked was on the money. In fact I actually got a very good deal as there was an awful lot of stuff included with her which wasn't apparent in the original ad and Wolfgang and his family were a huge help in the transfer process, finding out stuff for me from MB in Stuttgart and even getting me a high level contact at MB in the UK in case of any problems. He did a taxi service for my wife and I for nearly a week and took us to dinner with his family. An absolute gentleman, but I've heard from others that my experience is not unique among other private RMB sellers.
     
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    Celebration Day...:Grin: our UK registration came through... Thank you DVLA :Grin::Grin:
     
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    MH looks very nice. All you need now is a funster sticker :)
     
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    nice, enjoy
     
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    Good looking van for sure, i like the cranked roof to keep the overall height down.

    Martin
     
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    Absolutely stunning!

    The passion that RMB's generate in their owners is like no other make I've come across.
     
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    @funflair, it is a cracking van, having that cranked roof does make the sat aerial sit within the overall 3.3m height too which is useful
     
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    I know I'm saving up for a Vario Mobil Star with the same roof design and the Fibreglass bodywork as well, shame that RMB are not still going and building them like they used to as the Le voyageur/RMB's are not the same IMO.

    Martin
     
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    I bow to your experience in the matter, I'm a complete newbie to MH's other than looking and lusting after one for years. It was @Snowbird 's ad for his 670 that crystalised what I was after and what I thought might just appeal to my better half. Its looking like I was right.... Partly RH is also a survival kit. I knew if I just retired and (God forbid) ;) took up golf I'd be dead in a year.:LOL:
     
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