Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Kirby Cane, Suffolk
My Motorhome: Hymer T625
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Yes Herman was named 'Herman the German' at the get-go and then I read the little metal plate on the side it says "Made in France" so he was re-christened Herman Hymer. I'm not 100% sure but I believe this range were built at the Eriba factory, but that was just hearsay, so I'm open to correction. They only made them 2002-2004 I think. Mine was first registered in Germany then imported into UK at 6 months. This version is the "Tramp". Look it's got your name on the door, said my sister, who didn't live to repeat that crack! (Only joking, as was she.)
Yes it's a sturdy, well made van with good quality fittings, still in good nick. I've looked after it. 4 belts/4 berth and all mod cons. I love it but my business brain overrides sentimentality.
I'm selling my house in SA, then I'll be returning to UK, hopefully in the spring at which point I'll get onto the business of selling.
Thanks for all the advice!
"When I was 17 the boys used to call me "Coke-bottle-legs". Fifty years later, they are still like Coke bottles. Sadly, the 2 litre version!"