Bursner or hymer (1 Viewer)

Aug 19, 2015
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We are looking for a dealer that have plenty of the above MHs for sale. We are in West Sussex but don’t mind travelling.
Dealers this way have just one or none on their forecourt.
Any thoughts please?
 

GerTee

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May 9, 2016
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Near Fareham
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Southdowns in Portsmouth may be worth a visit. We purchased our Burstner there 4 years ago and I recall that they had quite a few Burstner vans, not so sure about Hymer though. Good luck in your search
 

Allanm

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Jun 30, 2013
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When we were looking for ours, we went up to Becks in Norfolk. They have a pretty good range of both, staff are very helpful too.
Have a look at their website and see if it’s worth the trip. We travelled to them from Brittany!
 
Sep 28, 2015
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don’t mind travelling
Campirama in Belgium, massive selection of new and used and great prices.
We bought our Hymer in the UK but if we buy again it’ll definitely be over there.
Burstner or Hymer? Either, both good, just whatever size/layout suits.
https://campirama.be/

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Lenny HB

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Premier at Birdham near Chichester have a reasonable Stock of Hymer's. I wouldn't pay silly UK prices for a Hymer, on our third Hymer all bought from Campirama in Belgium.

All the new Hymer ranges use the PUAL 2 system with double skinned alloy walls, I think Burstner still use ply inner walls.
 

Lenny HB

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Isn't that where Lenny buys his from?
On our radar should we decide to buy a LHD Hymer in the future
Yep bought 3 from there, will be there later today for for a couple of bits of warranty work and Goldschmitt full air being fitted.
I'll puts some pics up later so you can see what their stock is like.
 
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Allanm

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Premier at Birdham near Chichester have a reasonable Stock of Hymer's. I wouldn't pay silly UK prices for a Hymer, on our third Hymer all bought from Campirama in Belgium.

All the new Hymer ranges use the PUAL 2 system with double skinned alloy walls, I think Burstner still use ply inner walls.
Good point if ply bothers you, but a lot of Burstners now have totally wood free construction.
 
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Should it transpire that the UK leaves without a deal your import will be subject to import duty 10% . This applies to new and SH Vehicles.
 

Lenny HB

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Hymer = hype. Dethleffs are better.
My wife always thought Dethleffs were quite good until she looked in some and was surprised how down market they were compared to Hymer's.:D
I did explain to her they were considerably cheaper and probably better value.

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Lenny HB

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As promised some pics to give an idea of Campirama's stock.

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Mikey RV

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You pays your money and takes your choice. Burstener or Hymer. (y)
 
Feb 22, 2008
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Another vote for Becks at Martham, a photo of when we went for service a few weeks back, lots of new and used stock and good to deal with.
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You pays your money and takes your choice. Burstener or Hymer. (y)
Well my top Van's in no particular order
Rapido
Le Voyager
Hymer
Burstner
Pilote

All have pros and cons and all different value for money as Lenny puts it.

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Nigel Tate

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Premier at Birdham near Chichester have a reasonable Stock of Hymer's. I wouldn't pay silly UK prices for a Hymer, on our third Hymer all bought from Campirama in Belgium.

All the new Hymer ranges use the PUAL 2 system with double skinned alloy walls, I think Burstner still use ply inner walls.
No ply in mine from 2015
 
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The Cruisers
Aug 19, 2015
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Thank you all very much for the information. Over the next couple of weeks we will go have a look at some of the dealers.
 
Jun 10, 2010
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Shrewsbury (sometimes)
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Well my top Van's in no particular order
Rapido
Le Voyager
Hymer
Burstner
Pilote

All have pros and cons and all different value for money as Lenny puts it.

If you are talking A class fiat based N&B are comfortably the best you can get but quality costs.
A few good used ones around though, including a couple on Fun.
 
Nov 17, 2012
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Premier just south of Chichester are worth a visit, we bought our from there - also a good selection of stock.
We found with 70% use of our driving in Europe we still prefer right hand drive as the UK is far more congested. We feel quite comfortable driving RHD in Europe and feel we made a good decision.

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Lenny HB

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We found with 70% use of our driving in Europe we still prefer right hand drive as the UK is far more congested. We feel quite comfortable driving RHD in Europe and feel we made a good decision.
Driving doesn't make a lot of odds but when it comes to changing the van LHD far more preferable. You can sell or trade a LHD anywhere in Europe, RHD you are stuck with selling/ trading in the UK.
Last van we traded in Belgium got more than we could have sold it for privately in the UK and £12k more than UK dealers were offering.
 
Nov 30, 2015
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A Class Hymer B594PL
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Niessman and bischoff are top notch. I would definitely be looking at them if we were switching from our hymer.
 

Anesta

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If you don't mind travelling a bit far afield and importing, consider Durwang in Dusseldorf. Sebastian will take you through the process and make it easy. Huge stock of used and new at German prices (= a LOT lower than UK)
 
Nov 11, 2013
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Hymer T-SL 668
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Another vote for Becks from me. I like the way they heavily discount stock they have had in for a few months, makes it possible to buy a real, genuine bargain (like we did). Smashing people to deal with, you can stay overnight on their little "aire" and they lend you a car if you are having work done. What’s not to like?

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