Well after 3 1/2 years of ownership I now have a Hymer motorhome for sale! It’s been my home for most of that time and it will be sad to see it go but the realities are that it is a luxury now that my lifestyle has changed. Recently Ewelina and I moved in together and the Hymer is only likely to get used a few times a year. When you take into account the costs of insurance and tax it no longer seems viable to keep it.
Hymer Motorhome For Sale – Hymer B564 Specifications
My Hymer B564 is a 1998 R registration with 81k miles on the clock. The dimensions of the vehicle are about 6 metres long, 2.3 metres wide and 2.8 metres high. It’s based on a Fiat Ducato and is a 2.5TD. It’s important to note that this is the TD model has 103 BHP, by no means making this a sports car but being more ‘usable’ than the 2.5D which only had 84 BHP.
The Fiat Ducato is generally considered to be a great vehicle for a motorhome conversion. Mechanically they are very reliable, the two main weaknesses of this model being 5th gear failure (recently fixed on this vehicle) and rusty front crossmember. The vehicle is taxed until the end of October 2013 and the MOT runs until February 11th 2014 (I’m happy to have a new MOT done before selling).
Moving on from the Fiat base vehicle to the Hymer motorhome vehicle which makes this vehicle special. Hymer motorhomes from the 1990’s are considered to be some of the best made motorhomes ever made. When I was a buyer myself I was struck by just how well made they seemed in comparison to newer models from other manufacturers that cost the same. The motorhome specification includes:
- Front isofix cab seats with armrests that swivel.
- Seats for 6 people (4 regular belts and 2 lap belts)
- Sleeps 4 (overhead cab double and dinette conversion double)
- Right Hand Drive (generally more desirable in the UK)
- Lots of cupboard and wardrobe storage.
- Great bathroom area including shower cubicle rather than wet room.
- 3 gas ring hob
- 3 way fridge that will run on 12v, gas or 240v
- Full gas oven and grill (quite rare in continental motorhome)
- Large freshwater and waste water tanks.
- Large awning (which I confess I hardly ever use)
- Gaslow Refillable Cylinders meaning cheaper LPG and ability to fill up anywhere in Europe.
- Fuel consumption of about 30MPG if driven carefully.
- Power steering
Hymer Motorhome for sale – The ideal buyer
Having owned this vehicle for over 3 years I think I have a good idea who it would be suited to. Because Hymers are so well made I think this vehicle is ideal for anyone considering living in a motorhome or someone who is a regular user. Having toured Europe myself in this vehicle I also think it makes a great tourer. Not only is it very well insulated and able to stand a UK winter but the Gaslow system means you can buy gas for heating and cooking at any petrol station selling LPG. Based on the amount of interior space I think it’s ideally suited to a couple. I have travelled with 4 people before but if you plan to use all 6 seat belts you should either have some using a tent or buy sides to connect a full awning.
Finally I would say this vehicle would also appeal to those that like a bargain. I’m selling this Hymer for £12,500.00. If you look at classified adverts you will see lots of Hymers for sale that are much older than this and still in good condition. Buying at this price I believe means you would be able to enjoy this vehicle for a number of years and sell it without losing much in depreciation. You can’t really say that about newer motorhomes or indeed other manufacturers who don’t have the build quality of a Hymer.
So if you are looking for a Hymer motorhome for sale why not contact me via this blog for more information. You can see more images of this Hymer motorhome for sale in my gallery.