Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:19 AM
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 08:34 AM
I dont supose this helps much but I would be interested see which way you go.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:09 AM
on the flip side with the Lunar you are going to get a nice new van and no doubt lighter, but check how much of extra weight is payload rather than the actual weight of the van.
If for the same layout if I was offered the choice of a brand new van or a 5 year old I would get the new one. If I was offered a 5 year old Hymer at a sensible price then that's exactly what I bought and pocket the difference
Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:16 AM
My advice would be, look out for a good used Hymer although it's difficult prising then out of ownnership we know.
Hope this helps....Peter
Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:33 AM
No contest buy the Hymer.
Lightweight Vs very heavy , new Vs old, 6 year Warranty Vs 1 year dealer warranty, British build quality Vs German build quality.... any thoughts
Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:39 PM
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 09:37 PM
I would choose the lunar personally. Not a fan of the styling of the Hymer. It may be well built but I'm looking for something that looks good too.
Got to say my first Hymer was as ugly as sin but as pratical as hell. Second one a Nova 570 much more pretty and silver sided as well.
Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:51 PM
Posted 25 February 2012 - 03:07 AM
Dont come Downunder then.
I have to tie down the 2007 Hymer Nova 570 with the QM2's anchor to stop it blowing away compared to our local built caravans.
The 570 (19ftr) is close to 500kg's lighter than the local product. (and that will be a twin axle too)
The Hymers 1410kg tare weight is a revelation here in Oz.
Our local vans do have a heavier load capacity (350-400kg) and are constructed differently but Ive got to say our local van builders are gradually designing chassis and bodies lighter now.
Vanning is different here in Oz with many a rough road and freecamping encounters.
Fuel is cheaper here downunder so weight wasnt generally a problem. (Diesel is A$1.50 litre = GBP1.01 Litre)
Now fuel is heading north, lighter vans are the go.
Currently 2.00pm Melbourne Orstraylya time Saturday arvo.
Sitting @ 38c today, 35c yesterday and 36c tomorrow (Sunday) so pretty warm.
The Black Saturday bushfires of 3 years ago was 45c that day. 173 people died tragically.Ref http://en.wikipedia....urday_bushfires
Our next trip will be heading north to Far North Queensland (FNQ) across to Mt Isa and then to the Northern Territory up to Darwin. Be on the road for 4 months and 15,000kms.
And NO Passport Needed!!!
Posted 25 February 2012 - 09:04 AM
I would struggle with a pay load of 155kg, thats before you add any extra's such as a motor mover which weighs about 30kg which has to be taken off the payload. Just weigh a bottle of wine or a can of beans, how much does a Cadac weigh? just to see how little you can carry to keep within the weight limit.
I do wonder how MPTLM is arrived at
Is it a team of highly trained and professional engineers equiped with supper computers calculating all the data to arrive at the answer
Or is it someone saying what's max towing weight of a Mondeo and we stick that on the plate?
This is not to single out Lunar btw I think most manufactures play this game
Posted 27 February 2012 - 07:57 PM
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