The Hymer oozes class and has a definite air of quality about all of its fixtures and fittings, but when you factor in all the added costs it begins to seem a little over-priced.
A beautiful exterior, stylish washroom and a enormous transverse double bed
The high specification, such as the cab electric pack, and the attractive design come at a price: £2100 in fact.
The C-Classic has a large and small dinette, although they are directly opposite one another at the front of the ‘van, so are not ideal for giving the young ones their own space.
There’s a good amount of flexible storage, along with excellent lighting and a larger food preparation area. The hob has three burners, but there’s not much worksurface.
Hymer has opted for a bright, breezy appearance to its washroom. It’s actually very stylish, too, with plenty of storage, mirrors and a domestic style access door. It lacks shower lighting, but does have a rooflight to complement the halogen lighting over the sink.
In motorhomes without a fixed bed at floor level, the overcab can generally be considered the master bed. The Hymer’s has a mattress mounted on slats and boards to create a gap between it and the sidewalls to minimise condensation.
The two dinettes can be combined to make an enormous transverse double bed, which is not an option in some rivals.
The main storage area is a side garage that gets the majority of its height from folding the lower of the fixed bunks upwards, and so providing a large storage space.
Seat base locker storage is good, but Hymer’s provision of the elasticated magazine rack is a little gimmicky for our tastes. More useful is the slim locker that runs underneath the floor of the ‘van. Although it has been designed with the ski storage requirements of our Continental cousins in mind, it’s still a good place for stashing fishing rods, ramps and other miscellany that has no obvious storage place.