What have I done......??

Gingaboots

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Jun 26, 2014
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Hymer b544
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Afternoon all,

Well I have just purchased a motorhome of sorts......it is a 1987 Fiat Hymer 544 (non turbo) that has been parked under a hedge since it's last MOT ran out in 2009! Have replaced tyres, done water pump & cambelt, got it running etc and it only failed the MOT on lights (headlights plus various markers/indicators etc) so I hope to have it road legal by the end of the month.

The interior has had a "renovation" started but really does need some work. I am based in East Kent and would really like to find someone local who has a similar van so that I can work out where everything should go and how it all works!

Any advice, pointers, things to watch and general words of wisdom welcome!!

Many thanks
 

Carol

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Hi welcome to Fun, you have a nice base vehicle there, when you have finished it should be a good van for you. :welcomefunster:
 

Puddleduck

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Our second motorhome was a Hymer (Merc based). They are well built and reliable.

HAVE FUN!
 
May 25, 2014
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Hi Gingaboots, welcome to the forum, good luck with the Hymer, at the mo I'm also looking to move to that make...........and have also asked similar question in other area here.

Enjoy.
Andy
 

Pamelaaar

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Hello, welcome to the forum. Good luck with the Hymer. I'm sure there are plenty of people on here who will be able to offer you advice.

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Hollyberry

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1. Hi Welcome to Fun.
2. You're brave, what a project.
And
3. You'll have a great motorhome when it's finished, as others have said they're strong, reliable.

Enjoy the Fun.
 
Nov 18, 2011
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welcome to the fun (aeroplane towing banner welcome funster):rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
this is a gate forum just been up dated so I am having a bit of fun with the boss
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Gingaboots

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Jun 26, 2014
17
2
Dover
Funster No
32,138
MH
Hymer b544
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Newbie
Thanks all....now MOT'd and rent paid - just got to get the cushions covered, curtains made, pumps working, internal electrics, skylights fixed, oil leak stopped.....and few other jobs! Might be busy for a few weekends :)
 
May 25, 2014
631
696
East Sussex
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31,639
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A class Hymer
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newbie
Sounds good, Gingaboots, which motor and running gear does yours have ?

My F reg 664 is C25 citroen based

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