Too young for something too big!

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  1. errpaul

    errpaul Funster

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    Not sure that the title best describes the nature of this thread and my query...anyway.......
    We have not been MHers for long but are already planning our next van. The biggest thing to consider is the MAM. This is because it has to be under 3500kg.
    This is because of the change to the licence categories granted in the 1990's when you passed a car test. This is when I wish I was just a few years older, as then I'd have no problems going over 3500kg.:cry:

    Anyway, the layout we have been looking at and would probably be best for us for our next van is a rear u shape lounge, with a dinette at the front. These are usually 6 berth with an overcab. Bathroon in the middle.
    Is there a van with this layout that falls within the 3500kg MAM???????

    I understand that if there is such a van, that due to its size there will be far less payload available than we have at the moment.


    Thanks:thumb:
     
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    take your c1 test make life easier and safer for yourself n passengers . its very hard to get every thing in at 3.5ton. cheers alan
     
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  4. pappajohn

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    swift kontiki, roadstar, some of the autotrail vans.

    best layout there is if you like to 'slob' out.

    kontiki lounge convert to a massive double, overcab 'double ?' not very big. ok for kids.
    dinnette converts to a double
     
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    why miss out on foreign quality when you can buy inferier british makes.. hymer do one that as the layout. the trouble is the payload. campers need to be atleast 5ton gross. shame the rules changed.
     
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  7. david price

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    Ace firenze,nice modern van,got the layout you are looking for,sleeps 6 and 6 seatbelts.
    The europeans may do some with this layout but the fabric they use is something my granny would pick:Smile:
    Not so bad if your in good weather all the time and therefore outside but if your stuck in for too long some of the fabrics they use could make you ill:Rofl1:
    Dave
     
  8. RichardnGill

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    Had a new Hymer now have a "inferier british" van which we thing is just good as the Hymer.


    As already said pleny of nice vans out there A Swift 630 should be worth a look.



    Rich...
     
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    Our Swit Kontiki 640 is just under 3500KG and its 7.25 meters long, big rear lounge, dinette and over cab bed. I think the payload is 690kg or around that, anyway it was enough for us to put a scooter on the back (just) and carry all our stuff across Europe for 3 months with I think 60KG to spare. Its a 1996 model so not sure if you are looking for something more recent. Dont know what the fill these newer vans with to make them so heavy
     
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    hi barry. dont have much space for wine n beer if you go to maroc ,. 90 days for two of you ,thats 90ltr wine +180litr beer and your not drunk then. never mind all the other goodys. cheers alan.
     
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