Where can I get my ideal Motorhome with?

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  1. colyboy

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    We may be in the market for a new/secondhand motorhome if we can find one with the following.

    Max size no more than 6.30
    Under 3500 kg
    Garage to fit two bikes
    Separate shower
    Large fridge/freezer
    Single or double bed
    Fairly up to date


    Any ideas from "funsters" and traders

    colyboy

     
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    Re above should read no longer than 7.30
     
  3. Badknee

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    Hmmmm, good luck with that one :)
     
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    I'll read this with interest as those are pretty much our requirements for our next MH. You haven't mentioned budget though.
     
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    It's the 3500kgs you may struggle with to get everything in, ours @ 7.2 2berth was 3250 empty. So had it uprated to 3750kgs.
     
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    There have to be many out there that would suit surely, my last van covered all of that except the weight and length and then only just.
     
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    Hymer B514. Only thing it doesn't have is a separate shower but it does have a circular door to separate toilet from shower.
     
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    Yes that's it, no point having everything you want in a MoHo if it turns out there's no payload left. It has been said on here that manufacturers/ dealers may be economical with the truth regarding tare weights (n)
     
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    Dreams are made of this
     
  10. Popeye

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    Well I have just briefly flicked through the 2015 Frankia Brochure and their Lo-Profile range covers every single one of your requirements.

    They start out at or below 3500kgs with a Gross weight of 3850 however. As we know they are all a compromise.


    So if Frankia can do it with their superb quality of finish I'm sure one of the British made vans can do it without the double floor and other weight saving features like thinner cabinets and floor and walls.
     
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    cant see any van working @3500 that is over 7 metre. In fact dificult enough at 6.5 and then with only the new lightweight generation of vans
     
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    Our ideal is probably going to have to be our own conversion one day but enjoy looking at all the new ideas & shiny new motorhomes in the meantime - not long now to the NEC Show :) We like the idea of rufty-tufty, washable interior with no wood/wood effects in the bathroom so completely waterproof. Everything designed with ease of use, comfort & quality a priority rather than what looks best. Simple but clever design - more utility than luxury.Ideally a Ford van (economical to run) but narrow enough for country lanes, about 6.5m long & tall enough to live in without having coachbuilt adaptations. Well insulated with lots of storage & a large garage under fixed raised beds - as yet never seen this in a pvc! Solar roof & built in refillable gas tank as standard. Some simple pop out porch awning design & all under 3.5t with a good payload! Well we can dream...
     
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    @Wombles "We like the idea of rufty-tufty, washable interior with no wood/wood effects in the bathroom so completely waterproof." with proper wood not photographed vinyl perhaps?:)


    Hmm......another to look at "2015 FRANKIA launch the Selection range in 3.5 t class"

    haven't looked them up yet but up to now I thought the only people doing practical @3500 campers were Humer (with some of the exsis range). Carthago & Euramobil
     
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  15. Fletton

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    Knaus sky I 650 fits the bill
    7m
    Fixed rear bed
    Sep shower loo
    Big fridge and garage etc..

    Like what we purchased in April..

    Although we did go for the uprated 4250kg model as opposed to 3500kg

    Our below.. Web pics + one from last sunday at Buxton Cc site

    Browse Southdowns website :)

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    lovely van but sorry the Mass in running order already: 3180 kg
    by the time you add all the usual extras I cant see this having a practical payload @ 3500. I can assure you not many are....
     
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    (y) Someone just posted a Frankia for sale Colyboy :) But no dimensions.
     
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    What's the budget?
    This may affect recommendations
     
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    Mmm!.. Maybe that's why we went for the heavier one :)

    Btw... Visited the weighbridge last week..
    Full fuel
    50ltrs fresh
    All our "normal stuff"..pots n pans etc
    Stuff in fridge.. Bedding et all
    Usual stuff in garage. Bbq, tools...two bikes etc

    Me plus my lad

    Came out at 3680 all on ...

    And

    1820 front axle
    1820 rear axle
     
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  20. wanderingyp

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    Was at Lincoln show -looking for very similar and was impressed with Benimar Mileo 253 at 6.99m -garage, large fridge and separate shower.
    http://www.benimar.com.es/en/autocaravanas/mileo_253-89
     
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