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Motorhome review: Hymer T-Class S 685 motorhome

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2020
  • Class : Low Profile
  • Base Vehicle : Mercedes Sprinter
  • Engine Size : 2.2TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3500
  • Berths : 2
  • Layout : Fixed Single Bed

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

AT A GLANCE

Base vehicle: Mercedes Sprinter (FWD) Price from: £61,579 Berths: 2-5 Travel seats: 4 Length: 7.39m Width: 2.29m Height: 2.96m Gross weight: 3,500kg (4,200kg option) Payload: 525kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2020
Manufacturer
Hymer
Class
Low Profile
Range
T-Class
Base Vehicle
Mercedes Sprinter
Engine Size
2.2TD
Payload (kg)
523
Belted Seats
4
Maximum weight (kg)
3500
Price from (£)
59130 excl VED
Length (m)
7.39
Width (m)
2.29
Height (m)
2.96
Berths
2
Main Layout
Fixed Single Bed
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

Would you like your Merc-based Hymer low-profile? Up until now the choice was B-Class ModernComfort (B-MC-T) with front-wheel drive and Hymer’s own SLC lightweight chassis or ML-T with rear-wheel drive (or optional four-wheel drive).

Now, there’s a third choice – the T-Class S (that’s ‘S’ for Sprinter) with front-wheel drive but the original Mercedes-Benz chassis frame. The key factor here is price – around £10k less than an equivalent B-MC-T.

You can also now choose from three layouts for your T-Class S – the 685 with twin beds, the 695 with an island bed, both with a parallel sofa lounge, or the new 680 with single beds and a half-dinette.

Options can soon reduce your payload (and your bank balance) in typical German style. This example had the Style Package, 10.25in MBUX multimedia system, alloy wheels, cruise control, climate control, nine-speed automatic gearbox, front lounge bed, 22in TV, gas/mains heating, Driver Comfort Package 2, Comfort Plus Package 2 and Living Comfort Package, but an upgrade to a 4,200kg maximum gross weight meant a payload of almost 1,100kg. Even on a standard 3,500kg chassis, a 400kg payload should be realistic.

The exterior boasts clean, simple styling. There are no skirt lockers and only an offside door into the garage but 1.25m headroom and a 350kg limit there are both generous. The habitation door, meanwhile, comes with a deep window and a double external step for entry.

Inside, the first thing you’ll notice is that Hymer has joined the fashion for side settee lounges. That’s another differentiator as the more expensive B-MC-T sticks with half-dinette/L-settee formats. There’s a flat floor through the cab, lounge and kitchen, too.

A big opening overcab sunroof and a fold-in-half table are more en vogue features, while the settees hide flip-up backrests that convert these positions into occasional extra travel seats. In settee mode the seating is comfortable – as long as you’re sufficiently tall.

The galley will get an oven (this was a very early production example) in addition to the three-burner hob. Three drawers (incorporating a bin and cutlery holder) and a large shelved cupboard, plus a 142-litre automatic energy selection fridge ensure that there’s plenty of storage. The clean lines of the handleless gloss white top lockers give a modern look that is a real change from past Hymers’ traditional feel.

There’s a step up into the en suite. Here, the offside shower has a roof vent above, at least 1.94m headroom and shelves for shampoo, etc. Opposite, the toilet room is spacious and has a useful amount of worktop.

The single beds over the garage are 1.96m long on the nearside and slightly shorter on the offside. The shelf above the head of the beds leaves just enough room to sit up and twin reading lights are fitted. A wardrobe is located under the offside bed.

The T-Class S 685 comes as a two-berth with optional front lounge single and/or drop-down double catering for family motorhoming trips.

Campersales Ltd


Unit G, Marchants Way
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 8QY
http://www.vwcampersales.com
info@campersales.co.uk
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Erwin Hymer Centre - Travelworld


Valley Drive
Stafford
Staffordshire
ST16 1NZ
https://www.motorhomes.co.uk
enquiries@motorhomes.co.uk
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Crosland Hill
Huddersfield
West Yorkshire
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http://www.lowdhams.com
info@lowdhams.com
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Lowdham Road
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
NG14 7ES
http://www.lowdhams.com
info@lowdhams.com
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Premier Motorhomes & Leisure Ltd

Premier Business Park
Main Road
Chichester
West Sussex
PO20 7BU
http://premiermotorhomes.uk
info@premiermotorhomes.com
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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


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Northampton
Northamptonshire
NN74QQ
http://www.heartofenglandmotorhomes.co.uk
sales@heartofenglandmotorhomes.co.uk
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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


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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


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Tyne and Wear
NE16 6NS
http://www.tynevalleymotorhomes.co.uk
sales@tynevalleymotorhomes.co.uk
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