What is the VW\Volvo of the Motorhoming World?

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  1. zen navigator

    zen navigator Read Only Funster

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    Relating to a previous posting, I wish to upgrade my Motorhome. I have @ 20k to spend. Which seems to give me a wide and varying range of Van.

    Now I rather spend money on a old-ish good 'un then a new-ish so-so van.
    So which van is considered the Volvo\VW of the Motorhome world.

    What i mean is, it is not necessarily the most beautiful craft van, but is well build/designed, realible and holds is price well.

    Now my limited research is led me to the Hymer...well its German so maybe there is something in that!?

    Look forward to your comments.
     
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    Geo Trader - Funster

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    Have to agree the Hymer has long been considered the best, when i first ventured into M/Homing I thought they were all as ugly as sin, but when you have seen enough of them you realise beauty is after all only skin deep, my all time favorite is the Hobby 700 range ,followed by the earlier Swift Kontiki's upto 1998 ish after that they went from Swifts flagship to being built to a price, Im sure after afew of us have responded you will be as clueless as ever, as we all have our preferences:RollEyes:
    Geo
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    I also love the older Hymers, 20k will get you a very nice one .. up to about 1995 even cheaper if you buy in Germany

    My preference is Merc chassis ..

    Jim
     
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    hi
    if youve got 20grand and there are only two of you you wont find many m/hbetter than burstners or rapidos interiors are very good quality you may be lucky and get merc

    happy hunting
    :Sad:
     
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    volvo?

    have to agree hymers are as ugly as sin, but loads about. my only reservation with an old one (like me) is that all the fittings are likely to be old (like me) and could be on their last legs (like me). but build quality seems very good (like me).
    the best thing is to go and look.
    buy one and enjoy
     
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