Practical Motorhome reviews the Hymer C-Class Classic 544 – read on to find out what the experts think
Inside, the Hymer uses ottoman-style storage by the living-area door – a novel use of the space. The rear door is on on the offside with the kitchen along the back wall on the nearside. The dinette is on the offside. Unlike many UK-built competitors, the Hymer lacks removable carpets as standard.
On the road
Lounging & dining
The Hymer does a great job, with a small but separate shower cubicle and a rake of nice wooden units, a large mirror and a rooflight.
The separate shower controls are a nice touch and a cut above the integrated hand-basin/shower control units found in many similarly priced rivals.
Inside the ’vans, there is plenty of storage under the seat bases for things such as bedding, while numerous roof-level lockers line the areas above the lounge and dinette.
The Hymer has a TV locker above the foot of the bench seat but it would need a slide-out tray to mount the telly on, to make it viewable from all the lounge seats.
There’s a huge locker next to the living-area door that will swallow acres of stuff but provide a useful worksurface the rest of the time, and although this is unusual it is nonetheless useful. The shoe storage rack next to the door is another quirky touch – we couldn’t think of many other motorhomes which provide a place to put your boots.
Thetford Fridge, 3-burner gas hob, Combined Oven/Grill
Thetford C-250 toilet
The Hymer C-Class Classic 544 is a serious contender to the British rivals such as the great-value Bessacarr E435. An excellent family ’van, concluded the Practical Motorhome review team.
- Beautifully built and thoughtfully detailed
- Combination water and space heating is a nice touch
- Striking exterior
- Basic interior
- Oven is unusually located, which some may find difficult