Discussion in 'Motorhomes in the News' started by Lenny HB, Apr 6, 2016.
Just wondering what the Hymerites thought of the new Dynamic Line B Class.
Waiting to see one in the flesh before we decide
I like the camera on the chassis so you can watch your grey water dribbling.
we were at TW with my headlight issue last week (and the week before)
had a look at the Duomobil, which looks to be pretty much the same spec, couldn't cope with the only bed being the drop down front bed so didn't look for long, but seems half decent but not cheap, I think that was £90K
Looks nice but the usual boring small lounge around a huge table does absolutely nothing for us.
The reason we fancy a B544 is the huge amount of living space even compared to our B694.
About time they came up with something new.
here you go
lounge not maybe as big as this makes it look, but a new take on layout, (or revisiting old fashions maybe)
Looked at one last year, too big and certainly too expensive for us, buy a house for less around here but at least it was something different and seemed beautifully made. Think the main issue is that they all seem to want forward facing beds in small vans which gives tiny lounge space.
We are now on our second B544 following 3 RVs . We like lounge space and the 544 does the trick for us and even us old uns manage the drop down bed, easy
We looked at 2011 4250 kg 3 litre maxi chassis last week and absolutely loved it.
Huge payload masses of storage lounge thats even better than ours, and the bed comes down low enough not to need a ladder and is as big if not bigger than ours. All in a van just over 6 mtrs, whats not too like. The best van on the market imo, unfortunately we couldn't get close to doing a deal.
Never mind our B694 is a fantastic van and serves us well.
The dynamic line is another in the Hymer / Mercedes stable. Looks pretty but not really sure about the front end, could be a trust re future Hymer fronts.
To me it looks like a challenger for Carthago's C- tourer Sport, aimed at a younger market. Love the front end a big improvement. I like the narrower body, not sure if the white mouldings on the cabinets will stand the test of time the white may yellow. The drop down bed is available as singles, looks like the bed is north/south only due to side cabinet work. The first 2 models the released only had the cheap kitchen like the Exsis now they have a DL678 with L-shaped kitchen & separate shower & loo. As for the camera on the waste a simple DIY mod on any van but down there won't be long before it's covered in crap.
Some listed on Mobile D for Aug delivery, a DL678 with 150 hp Auto box, 4.5t chassis, Alde heating for €94k looks quite cheap. Can't find a Hymer price list at the moment.
Except this one is Hymer/Fiat.
Lenny, might be more aimed at C-Compactline as narrower body and also looks like you can sleep east/west too as the cabinets appear to drop with the bed.....
many new ideas (from loads of manufactureres) now putting 'spaces' other than beds above the garage (wardrobes....Chausson, Burstner) making a roomy short 'one-box' design with garage a possibility.
i was hoping Hymer were going to make an Exsis-i version of the B544, ie a little narrower, but i gues they were scared of it twking away sales from the more expensive B class.
the 6m DL looks interesting and will try to get a peep as soon as poss....
Of the three layouts not one has decent lounging space as the present B544.
I like the look of them, lots of clever ideas (remote waste and camera, drop down singles for example) and love the curved units.
I do wonder where the weight savings have come from, will be interesting to view one in the flesh...
Have to agree about the lounging space, our's has the l-lounge and very large table, worst part of the van imo, the new ones appear to be even more cramped. Large garage and open space at the rear seems to be a common theme for the moment.
Just don't get the obsession with small lounge and large tables not enough room to swing a bloody cat. Do people really spend so much time sat at a table? We normally go on extended trips and appreciate lounging space far more than a huge table. Getting more and more difficult to find a decent lounge in the modern vans available at anything under 8 metres. The reason the B544 is so successful and hold their price so well I think.
One of the excellent design features on the new Hymer I was not aware of are the heating vents from the truma below every window including the windscreen which in our case eliminates condensation on the glass.
Agreed, a really sensible idea
I love Hymers, I love American RVs. I'm really looking forward to seeing What Hymer America eventually come up with.
They look interesting. Not really competing with the normal wide body B-class range I think, more an upmarket Exsis i to suit the European sub 3.5 t market. Shame they lose some payload capacity over an equivalent Exsis. Definitely need to have a look at them in the flesh.
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