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  1. davethespark

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    Hello everyone. I have just retired and after fancying a motorhome for a long time we have decided to buy one. We did a three week tour of Spain in a hire van back in January to see if we liked it,and we loved it. Our problem is deciding what to buy.We plan to do long term trips in the UK and Spain. We have a must have list consisting of 1 Rear bedroom with fixed twin beds .2 Mid line bathroom and kitchen 3 Front lounge 4 large garage.
    An overcab bed would be handy but not vital. There doesn't seem to be many out there. Any suggestions please, preferably used but we might stretch to a new one

    Cheers David and Jane C
     
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    Similar to what I am thinking of changing to..
    They are available BUT you need to search as it's not maybe a common layout.
    Some Hymers, Carthago, Frankia come to mind, however you see that layout more in "A" class rather than "C" (coachbuilt) with the overcab bed..
     
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    Hi and welcome to FUN, get the layout right and your set but it can take a van or two before you get there or find a van with the best layout you can afford and live with it, which is what I've done. :)
     
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    You've pretty much described my Frankia Platin Plus Dave and whilst mine is the larger version there are lots of slightly smaller ones available with the same sort of layout to.

    Best of luck in your search, I'm currently looking for one to satisfy the needs of a pal of mine.

    All the beat Griff and :welc:
     
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    Hi and Welcome........(y)
     
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    Hi and :pink:. Our friends @Jenben bought a Hymer Exsis with the type of layout you describe. They brought it in to the UK and saved money. Hopefully they'll be along to post but they are travelling in France at the moment so don't know when they'll have internet.
     
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    Hymer Exis I 698 or Hymer B class 698 both have layout you describe we imported our Exsis 698 from Germany last year it's 4250 GVW so good payload at 7200 long and 2220 wide.
     
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    And a warm welcome to the house of Funsters :)
     
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    Just the layout we will be hoping to buy in the near future.

    Dethleffs t6611 and i6611 are that plan.

    Welcome to the fun.
     
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    There are a number of Rapidos with the layout you want albeit they are A class so the front bed is drop down rather than over cab.
     
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    Another vote for Hymer here. They make lots of vans which fit your needs. Have l look at https://www.hymer.com/en/models/motorhomes/

    As @jumartoo says, we have the Exsis I 578 which would probably fit your requirements. It's 6.75m long. If you're happy with longer then the Exsis I 588 is similar, more storage and 7m long or as @Speve says, the Exsis I 698 has even more room but is 7.2m long. All Exsis i are A class vans with an overcab bed, but are also available as a cab front Exsis-t without the bed.

    All fantastic vans. I think they are all 3.5t as standard so 578 has best payload, but can all be ordered or updated to 3.8t (cheaply) or 4.25 if you specify the maxi chassis ( slightly more expensive)

    Hope this helps. Best place to see all of them will be the Dusseldorf show, especially if you're happy to self import from Europe (easy,lots of advice here and saves £k's on UK price).
     
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    Well that gives us plenty to think about. Thanks to everyone for the suggestions and warm welcome:D:D
     
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