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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 01-01-2019, 09:06 Thread Starter
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Damaged Dutch Hymer 640 worth it?

Looking around mobile.de for Hymer B584's I found this damaged Hymer 640 Starline for €16,900 (£15,170). I wondered if you got it cheap enough (surely it'd be a hard sell like that):

1. Would it be worth it? The damage looks like it's mostly bolt on bits, except for the panel near the driver (is that repairable). Rear right bumper & light, LH sills, mudguards, a small light, fuel filler surround, Front bumper. Can you get parts like that?

2. Would it pass MOT like that as it would be a lot easier to get that straight away so it was drivable to get parts etc for the repair.

3. Apart from that the mileage is up there (219,119 km), but the interior looks good so you could end up with a nice vehicle.

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And the year would help as with over 200k, km it could be an ex rental. Don't sound good so far.


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2001. Yes I did wonder if a dumb aussie tourist had done that

but then for around the same money you have this, which looks good (but seller and ad is not):

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dethleffs/223305486789

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Looks like a good prospect, From the photos I'd say was a relatively easy repair most of the items are bolt on, although with the way and materials that vans are constructed a seemingly small amount of damage can hide serious problems.

Most of the damage is to plastic or composite parts, so long as most if it is there it will be repairable rather than replace.

The Kms are high but no real deterrent until you eventually try to sell.

For something like that you'd need a base to carry out the repairs and if repairing instead of replacing the equipment to do so.

Hymer parts are expensive and if reports are to be believed very long winded to obtain, not likely to find secondhand use-able parts as not many campers get scrapped.

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I just sold my LHD 2000 Hobby 750 tag with only 45km on it for €18k. It did have some corrosion on the aluminum but everything else and the many extras worked fine.


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Yes, like if an attachment bolt tore out a mounting point. It's the kind of thing I might consider if I lived in the UK, but a bit tricky otherwise. Ta.
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That one looks to be more sensible for you, from the limited pictures I'd worry why the smelly thing (joss sticks) on the table is there, are they trying to hide the dreaded smell of damp!

The advert is not too good but from the info given i.e. phone number and contact details probably genuine.

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Yes, it looks quite nice inside (some are very naff material). Seller is a DJ so maybe to cover mary jane smell? Or to get the girls Or maybe despite the rotten ad they thought it needed 'staging' (like people that flip houses).

Also like these two, but expensive (?) and sodding tiptronic (very good ads though). Anyone know the dealer? Oh, they're in Wales. What's leather seating like in a motorhome? Hot and sticky?

http://www.freewheelleisure.co.uk/in...b-hab-air-con/

http://www.freewheelleisure.co.uk/in...on-description

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