Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Nottinghamshire France and Spain
My Motorhome: Hymer B544SL
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My first motorhome years ago was a Compass powered by a 1.9 litre engine. On my first trip abroad I was often embarrassed whilst attempting to pass lorries on an incline, seemed to be okay until I got near to the cab on the artic, then the vehicle lost speed and I had to drop back to overtake when on the level. It was very underpowered, so much so that I part exchanged it for a 2.5 turbo powered Pilote, no further issues. As it was only 3 months old I was lucky in that the part exchange offer was the same as the original price so it didn't hit me in the pocket.
Do take an extended test drive before you part with your cash and try to include a steep hill if possible.
When you expect nothing everything is a gift