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Motorhome review: Hymer Free campervan

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2020
  • Class : Rising Roof
  • Base Vehicle : Fiat Ducato
  • Engine Size : 2.3TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3300
  • Berths : 2
  • Layout : Garage

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

AT A GLANCE

Base vehicle: Fiat Ducato Price from: £42,975 Berths: 2/4 Travel seats: 4 Length: 5.41m/5.99m Width: 2.08m Height: 2.60m Gross weight: 3,300kg Payload: 475kg-560kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2020
Manufacturer
Hymer
Class
Rising Roof
Range
No Range
Base Vehicle
Fiat Ducato
Engine Size
2.3TD
Payload (kg)
560
Belted Seats
4
Maximum weight (kg)
3300
Price from (£)
42710 excl VED
Length (m)
5.41
Width (m)
2.08
Height (m)
2.60
Berths
2
Main Layout
Garage
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

There is no more famous name in motorhomes than Hymer and, whilst its fêted A-class models are out of reach here, you can get a campervan with the famous three-horizontal-bar logo for less than 50 big ones. It’ll be from the Free range, which used to come under the Hymercar banner.

Designed to have a more youthful interior style than the rest of the Hymer Camper Van line -up (Ayers Rock, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, etc), the Free comes in medium-wheelbase and long-wheelbase forms. There’s also a Mercedes version but that will soon be well over £50k with a few essential options.

All models have a flyscreen for the sliding door, a cooker/sink combination unit with two gas rings, and a 70-litre compressor fridge with a door that can be opened from either side. Rear fixed beds (on slatted frames) tip up in the usual way to maximise storage (for bikes, etc).

Washrooms are hidden behind a tambour door and have a fixed corner basin as well as the inevitable swivel toilet.

The Free 540 is the smallest model in the range with the classic transverse rear bed layout, while the Free 600 has a similar layout in the more spacious six-metre panel van.

It’s the Free 602 that is the unusual member of the family as it benefits from the luxury of a much more spacious lengthways bedroom but still in the 5.99m van rather than the extra-long Ducato.

All three models can be made family-friendly with the addition of a pop-top roof that includes an adult-sized double bed. It’s quite a pricey addition, though, at £3,520 (including colour-coding the lid).

You might also wish to consider the various options packs – Ready to Camp (£1,050), Chassis (£1,405), Style (£425) and Driver Assistance (£1,315). However you spec your Free, though, you’ll be buying into a heritage that goes back to the very first Hymer campervan in 1961.

 

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.