Use all weather tyres it will help overcome the traction issueHi,
We had the BMC-i 680 same van different front end and loved the drive an absolute dream to drive.
Size and layout suited us fine along with the under floor storage but found the front wheel drive was no suited to where we live and was quite useless on wet grass.
They also have a massive garage we put a Ktm 790 adventure motorcycle in quite easily.
A good choice of van if you can live with the poor traction.
Yes, it was this year's 2019. We tried the A-class just for the additional bed at the front and additional views through the front whilst sitting around the table.Thanks Longjohn for the excellent information. Can I ask what year yours was, and why did you choose a A-class for your next MH ?
We didn't upgrade the weight, for several reasons, so we had to manage the weight while still indulging ourselves a bit with the full cooker with the oven and grill that adds 29 kgs, the larger fuel tank that adds 24 kgs and the 7G-Tronic that adds 45 kgs.Thanks for the advice Stephane. Did you have the weight upgraded ? What is your pay load ?
Carthago was on our short list with Hymer, but Knaus was never seriously considered. After visiting them we didn't feel the quality is at the same level as the other two. Insulation in particular is not comparable, construction method is much less advanced and durable. The Knaus have very long beds, which is nice but the rest of the MH is a bit cramped as a result. All this is of course subjectiveOk, I've been back to view the BM I 680 ( also the A class version) with the good wife tonight. They closed at 530, so only had about 20 mins to scoot round them. We intend to go back Friday, not to buy one, but to ask the question "would they get it weighed before a offer is made" ( now that kind of rhymes), could be a little slogan to pass on to potential buyers !! Anyway, after having a long chat this evening we have come to a conclusion that the BCT 680 does not give the room of the 680 A class, but the 680 A class is plate under 4000kg which is not what we are looking for. I have two others that i am looking at and again would like any information at all on pro's and con's of each MH. 1. Carthago Chic C-line 4.9 2019 which has the payload i,m looking for AND THE. 2. Knaus Sun l 700 LEG A Class
Also could any one advise if i'm post in the correct place to maximize replies for the two models stated.
Regarding the questions to ask, I'd say absolutely anything you don't feel too sure about. Anything and everything. If it's a second hand don't take it without a new battery, and don't accept an AGM, you'll have to replace it.Thanks Stephane you knowledge and considerate replies are most welcome. Hopefully they will let me weight the Hymer Friday. I'll keep you posted. Any other hidden/most forgotten questions I can ask ? What Hymer model under 7.5 mtrs as the 4500kg ?
I think the 570 is shorter than that we had one a 60th it was around 6.7m long nice van, we now have a 580mlt 4x4 which is just below 7m on order.We have just gone through a similar process of elimination.
We also ended up with the Hymer MLT series
We went with the 570 (60th edition)
Currently plated for 3,500 kg (but can be easily re-plated for up to 4,500kg)
It's not 4x4, but is is rear wheel drive.