sticking with old faithfull

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by jaygee, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. jaygee

    jaygee Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2009
    Messages:
    1,166
    Likes Received:
    718
    Location:
    Harwich, Essex
    After lots of deliberation, looking at 100's of vans, spending hours on computer we have decided to stick with our 1993 Hymer for the time being rather than upgrade to a newer van. We cannot find a newer van that has all the features we like and have at the moment. One of the main things we want is a garage but it seems we have to give up a lot of space for one of these.
    So as the van is sound mechanically we have decided to do a few minor repairs and have just ordered a new skylight (£350), use the van for at least another year!
    Unless we find a real bargain that is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  2. bob and jules

    bob and jules Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 27, 2009
    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    33
    Location:
    Goosnargh Lancashire
    Sticking with Old Faithful

    ''Sticking with Old Faithful'' ...... just looked acrosss at Mrs F and thought exactly the same thing!!. Sometimes a baggy jumper you know is better than a crisp shirt you dont.
     
  3. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

    Johns_Cross_Motorhomes Trader - Motorhome & Accessory Sales

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Messages:
    9,246
    Likes Received:
    5,197
    Location:
    East Sussex 01-580-881288
    Couldnt have put it better but your looking for a slap from Mrs F :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Peter
     
  4. Douglas

    Douglas Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2008
    Messages:
    2,837
    Likes Received:
    401
    Location:
    South Wales,
    A wise decision, I think your old Hymer will still going after a modern van has been scrapped.

    I only wish I had the sense to buy one when I had the money instead of the heap of rubbish that I have now.

    Doug...
     
  5. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Messages:
    7,652
    Likes Received:
    4,284
    Location:
    East London
    aaawwww

    So why not bring "old faithful to the Essex Meet next weekend its only cheap - vegetarians welcome - its not just a "hog roast"

    You will have fun so come join us xxxxx
     
  6. clarify

    clarify Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2009
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    3
    would love to be able to buy an old hymer but living inside lez zone causes a bit of a problem .So have to spend a few more pennies Im afraid
    Ray
     
  7. Forestboy

    Forestboy Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2007
    Messages:
    4,927
    Likes Received:
    7,629
    Location:
    Forest of Dean
    Totally agree we've recently bought a 9 year old hymer after owning virtually new vans for the past few years but getting less impressed with the quality. So after spending ages looking around we decided to go for an older van and so far we're over the moon with the quality, we found a really nice hymer loaded with all the extras low mileage and bargain price compared to newish vans. Ours does have a garage which is great because now we're totally self contained as our Kawasaki 650 fits in the garage and we still have plenty of payload left.:thumb:
     
  8. JJ

    JJ Funster

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    14,530
    Likes Received:
    25,647
    Location:
    Quinta Majay, Pinheiro Bordalo, Portugal
    9 years old... practically brand new... my one is now 23 years old... :Wink:

    JJ :thumb:
     
  9. jaygee

    jaygee Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2009
    Messages:
    1,166
    Likes Received:
    718
    Location:
    Harwich, Essex
    We did think about it but unfortunetly I have my arm in plaster at the moment and it's not too good so will have to give it a miss!
     
  10. ourcampersbeentrashed

    ourcampersbeentrashed Funster

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2008
    Messages:
    7,652
    Likes Received:
    4,284
    Location:
    East London

    wishing your arm a speedy recovery xxxxx
     
  11. Hycon

    Hycon Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2008
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    N.E Lincolnshire
    Jaygee
    I have come to the same conclusion. My 16yr old Hymer 954 goes well, all works and it would cost at least £10000 to upgrade to a slightly newer van. The only gain would be newer style interior and untested motor and chassis which may need attention.Stick with the devil you know .
    Sid
     
  12. bigfoot

    bigfoot Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Messages:
    3,991
    Likes Received:
    5,039
    Location:
    Wirral
    My 1992 Ducato based Hymer was Lez compliant as it stood,in fact that swung the deal for the chap who bought it.
     
  13. motorhomer

    motorhomer Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 17, 2008
    Messages:
    578
    Likes Received:
    317
    Location:
    South Shropshire
    Our van is almost 3 years old, coming up for 1st MoT. We started to think about possibly changing, prompted by the VAT increase - also we have a garage with a bed on top, works well but it would be nice to have a layout that didn't invlove her indoors climbing over me for the loo in the middle of the night!

    Looked around a bit and have been staggered at how much they have gone up in the last 3 years. Perhaps to do with the value of the pound. Also, at least as far as pilote is concerned several things previously standard are now extras. They wanted £940 for a spare wheel! They also wanted £90 for the bits of plastic that cover the fridge vents in the winter!

    So I think we will also stick with what we have. There's nothing major wrong with it, and all vans are a compromise one way or another.
     
Loading...

Share This Page