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Hymer Exsis

HYMER EXSIS

HYMER EXSIS

“ THE GERMAN-BUILT EXSIS WILL BE ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING MOTORHOMES OF 2004”.

The Basics

Developed in total secrecy, the Exsis is by far the smallest motorhome produced by the German manufacturer for years and it doesn’t really fit neatly into any established category. Based on the popular Fiat Ducato medium-base platform, the Exsis is available in Ducato 11, 15 or 18 form. The Exsis cab body shares the Ducato’s bumper and spoiler moulding and Fiat’s safety crumple zone but a GRP moulding shapes the front.

This frontal piece is bonded to the A and B pillars which surround a new windscreen. The caravan side panels are made of aluminium and the walls are insulated using Hymer’s PUAL sandwich structure. The aluminium side panels, double-shell GRP roof and rear panel are all beautifully bonded to form an attractive, smooth, stylish motorhome.

First Impressions

Hymer’s brand new Exsis seems to be suffering something of an identity crisis. It’s rather difficult to pigeonhole this model into any category. The Exsis is rather ‘Tardis’-like, being compact externally and spacious inside – the taller among you will be pleased to hear that there’s plenty of headroom. Hymer can provide this model in several seating and dining layouts.

A twin couch arrangement is ideal for two, while in the two-plus-two version, a pair of seats, complete with adjustable head restraints and three-point seatbelt, can be offered. The third option is to have a Vario seat and a couch fitted. I liked the quality of this Hymer’s build and finish.

Everything fits nicely and you will find no rough edges in this motorhome.

Practicalities

The underfloor area contains the 10-litreTruma boiler, a large and useful central storage compartment which is ideal for outdoor equipment. This space is also where you’ll find the toilet cassette, gas locker and waste tank. All these can easily be accessed via the rear hatch.

There is a reasonable amount of stowage offered while interior space is certainly not at a premium. The only minus point that I can find is that the curved edges of the work surfaces in the kitchen, while looking stylish, allow spillages onto the floor rather to easily.

Living Conditions

I really like the fact that you’re able to move around freely inside the Exsis and even four people up, you are unlikely to get in each other’s way. The seats are comfortable and the décor is quite restrained. The use of light-coloured high quality plastics and the smooth finish of the cabinet work means that the interior layout is attractive, while being practical and useable.

There are twin sofas on each side of the large dining table that provide ample space for four to dine comfortably, and two more can join the meal table by using the swivelling cab seats.

Cooking, Sleeping and Washing

The main door on UK version of Hymer’s Exsis is situated behind the lounge, on the offside of the caravan. The kitchen area may not be large, but it’s good to use. The stainless steel sink comes with a chopping board cover, the two-burner gas hob is shielded by a glass top when not in use. A 60-litre Dometic fridge is supplied, and a cupboard above it will accept an oven/grill unit.

One advantage of buying British is that home manufacturers tend to equip their galleys more generously than their continental counterparts. Ample storage is provided between the kitchen and washroom by two cupboards and two slide-out units. There’s wardrobe with loads of hanging space and a further selved cupboard for more clothing.

The two-section upper bed provides a very spacious double that folds behind the overcab, under the roof. This is assisted by the use of gas-struts. A transverse bed can be constructed by the use of the seats quite easily.

Right at the back of the motorhome you’ll find the washroom. A pivoting handbasin saves space and this can be swung out over the Thetford cassette toilet when needed. A decent-sized mirror is supplied and a locker covered by a sliding door takes care of storage in this reasonably-roomy washroom.

Hymer Exsis

FACTS AT A GLANCE

MOTORHOME: Hymer Exsis

PRICE: On Sale 2004.

BASED ON: Fiat Ducato 15 MWB

GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT: 3,500 kg

BERTHS: 4

WILL IT FIT ON YOUR DRIVEWAY. Length 5.45 m/ Width 2.06 m/ Height 3.05 m

WHO TO SEE. Hymer UK, Blackpool Road, Preston, Lancashire. 01772 684619 www.hymeruk.com

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