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A new Hobby

Dec 23, 2007
4,076
6,519
Wirral
Funster No
1,064
MH
Hobby Van Kenobi
Exp
started when I was 11 with my parents-forgot to stop!been real one since 1980!
At the weekend I will be collecting my new replacement van which is a Hobby Siesta T60 GQ.
It is to replace my Hymer Exsis which was stolen in June this year. First jobs are beefing up the security and then replacing equipment that was in it when it was stolen,no guesses what is on my Christmas list.
I really miss the Hymer as it was a great layout,but the Hobby is very similar except it doesn't have a drop down bed,but we can live with that.
I am a believer in Karma and hope the scrotes that took it get theirs soon!
 

Badknee

LIFE MEMBER
Aug 25, 2014
5,604
116,384
notloB
Funster No
33,046
MH
Hobby 750 tag.
Exp
Full timing for five years and loving it!
Well done, welcome to the Hobby clan. (y)
 

Ex-caravantugger

Free Member
Oct 17, 2016
442
366
Cheshire
Funster No
45,657
MH
A-class
Exp
40 years caravanning. New A-class Moho owners
Enjoy. Hobby is on our list for next year especially the queens bed model.
 
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bigfoot
Dec 23, 2007
4,076
6,519
Wirral
Funster No
1,064
MH
Hobby Van Kenobi
Exp
started when I was 11 with my parents-forgot to stop!been real one since 1980!
FYI My Hobby was bought from E.S.Hartleys depot in Ellesmere Port,it has a French bed and is a tad shorter than the Hymer,I loved the layout in the Hymer,so did the thieves that's why they stole it! It does lack the 'jump seat' that we used as a drinks cupboard and the dropdown cab bed,ah well we will get used to it.
BUT it doesn't have a spare,typical sales speak 'commercial tyres are more durable',but there is an inflation kit which is loved and adored by tyre fitters!
After the security there is a spare tyre,then we can get to fitting it out.

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Ex-caravantugger

Free Member
Oct 17, 2016
442
366
Cheshire
Funster No
45,657
MH
A-class
Exp
40 years caravanning. New A-class Moho owners
At the weekend I will be collecting my new replacement van which is a Hobby Siesta T60 GQ.
It is to replace my Hymer Exsis which was stolen in June this year. First jobs are beefing up the security and then replacing equipment that was in it when it was stolen,no guesses what is on my Christmas list.
I really miss the Hymer as it was a great layout,but the Hobby is very similar except it doesn't have a drop down bed,but we can live with that.
I am a believer in Karma and hope the scrotes that took it get theirs soon!
Hi Bigfoot. Have you collected the MH this afternoon? Have sent you a PM. Regards, Mike
 
May 1, 2012
531
685
south glos
Funster No
20,821
MH
Pilote panel van
Exp
since1997
I had a look at a new 2016 Hobby over the weekend. I thought they looked well built. This was a Optima v65ge, the narrow body and with all the options packs fitted.
As many of you know we downsized from a bailey to a Pilote pvc and we are very happy with it. So what are Hobby's like for traveling, in winter, for comfort with the Fiat chassis, all my other coachbuilts were on Alko.

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Sep 23, 2014
5,635
15,702
Ayrshire Scotland
Funster No
33,478
MH
Swift Kon-Tiki 640
Exp
Since 1964 Gosh that makes me feel old.
Hope you have really happy travels & a good long healthy life to use & enjoy your new purchase.
 
Oct 18, 2015
10,192
150,138
Sheffield
Funster No
39,598
MH
Hobby
Exp
Since 2009
We have a Hobby Van on a Ford 2011 build. They are great for winter and we use it right through. Obviously drain down when not in use and the boiler has emptied in very cold conditions but we are pleased with it
 
Jan 11, 2011
70
279
Peterborough
Funster No
14,933
MH
Hobby Siesta V65GE
Exp
since 1990
I had a look at a new 2016 Hobby over the weekend. I thought they looked well built. This was a Optima v65ge, the narrow body and with all the options packs fitted.
As many of you know we downsized from a bailey to a Pilote pvc and we are very happy with it. So what are Hobby's like for traveling, in winter, for comfort with the Fiat chassis, all my other coachbuilts were on Alko.

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Jan 11, 2011
70
279
Peterborough
Funster No
14,933
MH
Hobby Siesta V65GE
Exp
since 1990
We have a siesta v65ge narrow body 2.18 m wide had it 3yrs now done 23.000 miles very comfortable and warm van and can take it anywhere a panel van can go just changed the wide mirrors for short arm ones as not neeeded on such a narrow van so even better drive now
 
May 1, 2012
531
685
south glos
Funster No
20,821
MH
Pilote panel van
Exp
since1997
Thanks for your replies
@ambulancekidd I am still looking at the pros and cons of changing and the cons are over taking the pros at the moment.
Thanks @Anthea M for your input.
@ALI G Good ideal about changing the mirrors
 
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