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Campervan review: Hymer DuoCar S campervan

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2020
  • Class : Rising Roof
  • Base Vehicle : Mercedes Sprinter
  • Engine Size : 2.2TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3500
  • Berths : 2
  • Layout : End Washroom

Hymer View more details about the manufacturer of this vehicle over in our manufacturers section.

AT A GLANCE

Berths: 2/4 Travel seats: 4 Base vehicle: Mercedes Sprinter Gross weight: 3,500kg Payload: 750kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2020
Manufacturer
Hymer
Class
Rising Roof
Range
No Range
Base Vehicle
Mercedes Sprinter
Engine Size
2.2TD
Payload (kg)
715
Belted Seats
2
Maximum weight (kg)
3500
Price from (£)
56210 excl VED
Length (m)
5.93
Width (m)
2.02
Height (m)
2.76
Berths
2
Main Layout
End Washroom
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

You know those concept vehicles, stylish show models that never go into production? Well, here’s one such design that could soon be on your drive. First seen by the public at the Caravan Salon in 2017, the DuoCar arrived with dealers late 2019.

It has an unusual, pure two-berth, layout and compact, go-anywhere dimensions. But from the very beginning, the focus was on motorhome enthusiasts who voiced their opinions in an online survey, leading to the DuoCar’s design process.

Base, of course, is the latest front-wheel drive Mercedes Sprinter van with 143bhp engine. And, as befits a modern motor vehicle, safety is ensured by the numerous assistance systems, such as Crosswind and Active Brake Assist, plus Distronic Active Distance Assist. Keyless start and automatic headlights are further features rarely found in a campervan, while the exterior has all-round flush glazing and the usual service flaps are refreshingly absent for a cleaner look.

Inside, the new Hymer has a long side couch seating area, which can be quickly converted into a double bed measuring two metres in length. During the day, bedding stores beneath the sofa. An optional pop-top roof provides an alternative place to sleep.

Opposite the settee, the kitchen has a two-burner hob and a 70-litre compressor fridge. Open lines of sight in the living area also create a generous feeling of space. The washroom is located across the rear. Here, an innovative shower tray is recessed into the floor, while the toilet pulls out for use. The wardrobe is also located in the bathroom, so the area doubles as a dressing room.

The new DuoCar S comes with diesel-fired heating and the optional Hymer Smart Battery System, which combines the enhanced performance of lithium batteries with the lower cost of conventional lead batteries. The system stores energy in both batteries in parallel.

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Campersales Ltd


Unit G, Marchants Way
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 8QY
http://www.vwcampersales.com
info@campersales.co.uk
Campersales Limited is a family run motorhome dealership based in Burgess Hill, West Sussex. We have over 25 years hands-on knowledge and expertise and offer a fantastic range of new and used campervans for sale.

Erwin Hymer Centre - Travelworld


Valley Drive
Stafford
Staffordshire
ST16 1NZ
https://www.motorhomes.co.uk
enquiries@motorhomes.co.uk
Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld and the Edwards family has been serving the Motorhome community in the UK one way or another for over 40 years. This area has been created to share our purpose, vision and values and the company's rich history and achievements

Lowdhams (Huddersfield)


Crosland Hill
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
HD4 5NU
http://www.lowdhams.com
info@lowdhams.com
New Bailey, Chausson, Compass, Dethleffs, Hymer, HymerCar, Sunlight and Swift motorhomes. New Airstream, Eriba, Bailey, and Swift caravans. Also used, base & habitation service, finance, accessories.

Lowdhams (Nottingham)


Lowdham Road
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG14 7ES
http://www.lowdhams.com
info@lowdhams.com
New Bailey, Chausson, Compass, Dethleffs, Hymer, HymerCar, Sunlight and Swift motorhomes. New Airstream, Eriba, Bailey, and Swift caravans. Also used, base & habitation service, finance, accessories.

Premier Motorhomes & Leisure Ltd

Premier Business Park
Main Road
Chichester
West Sussex
PO20 7BU
http://premiermotorhomes.uk
info@premiermotorhomes.com
Auto-Trail, Chausson, Dethleffs, Hymer, HymerCar. The south's complete motorhome centre. Sales, servicing & accessories.

Adventure Leisure Vehicles


Clock Garage Industrial Estate
Tebay
Cumbria
CA10 3SS
http://www.adventurelv.com
dhughes@adventurelv.com
New and used caravans and motorhomes for sale. Habitation servicing.

Cranham Leisure (Chelmsford)


Maldon Road
Chelmsford
Essex
CM3 2JP
http://www.cranham.co.uk
saleshp@cranham.co.uk
New and used caravans and motorhomes for sale. Also branch at Upminster. Caravan & motorhome habitation service and repairs. Storage for Cranham vans.

Cranham Leisure (Upminster)


Old Gailey Park
Upminster
Essex
RM14 1TJ
http://www.cranham.co.uk
info@cranham.co.uk
New and used caravans and motorhomes for sale. Base and habitation servicing. Also branch at Chelmsford.

Heart of England Motorhomes


Watling Street
Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN74QQ
http://www.heartofenglandmotorhomes.co.uk
sales@heartofenglandmotorhomes.co.uk
Burstner & Carado motorhomes. Also service centre down the road.

Highbridge Caravan Centre Ltd


A38 Bristol Road
Highbridge
Somerset
TA9 4EX
http://www.highbridgecaravans.co.uk
info@highbridgecaravans.co.uk
Motorhome & caravan dealer. Huge choice of tents, trailer tents, folding campers & accessories.

Knowepark Caravans and Motorhomes


Hardie Road
Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 8BA
http://www.kpcm.co.uk
sales@knowepark.co.uk
New and used caravans and motorhomes for sale. Habitation servicing.

Roseisle Campervans

34
Whitecraig Rd
Edinburgh
East Lothian
EH21 8NE
http://www.roseisle.com
campers@roseisle.com
SsangYong dealer and Leisuredrive agent. Campervan hire and sales. Carthago, Globecar & VW for hire. Base and habitation service and MoT.

Southdowns Motorcaravans Ltd

Painter Close
Anchorage Road
Portsmouth
Hampshire
PO3 5UH
http://www.southdownsmotorcaravans.co.uk
contactus@southdownsmotorcaravans.co.uk
Servicing, parts, repairs, MOT prep. Bailey motorhomes. Alde boiler servicing. New Bailey, Bürstner, Carado, Carthago, Concorde, Knaus, Laika motorhomes. Finance, accessories.

Tyne Valley Motorhomes


Byermoor
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tyne and Wear
NE16 6NS
http://www.tynevalleymotorhomes.co.uk
sales@tynevalleymotorhomes.co.uk
Auto-Trail, Chausson, Elddis, Hymer and HymerCar new motorhomes. Service, warranty work, accessory fitting. Motorhome storage.