Expectations are high with Hymer motorhomes, but despite being on a diet, the 2019 Hymer BDL 588's quality does not disappoint
All this cutting-edge design and top build quality comes at a price, but owners of Hymer motorhomes don’t need convincing it’s money well spent – and the residuals are second to none. The twin-bed 588 is a super-desirable model in a very impressive range.
High build quality throughout Storage space – especially in the kitchen and garage – is excellent This ’van features double-floor construction All the beds are comfy and well-proportioned
You’ll have to mind your head when using the fixed single beds The kitchen is pretty tight
All B-DLs benefit from a lighter-weight furniture construction – although it certainly doesn’t feel it
Hefty old Hymer is getting increasingly fleet of foot these days, with a determined commitment to bringing vehicle weights down while not compromising on its famed bodywork and overall construction qualities.
That’s very much the premise behind the B-DL – DL stands for DynamicLine, the company’s term for the next-generation of B-Class Hymer motorhomes.
The brief was clear: bring the weight down but don’t dare compromise on quality. So Hymer’s long-established PUAL bodyshell construction features, complete with GRP roof and underbody.
Those headlights – developed in conjunction with Hella – are new and exclusive to Hymer, too. While the lack of the signature Hymer third windscreen wiper has saved around a kilogram.
The key enabler of the lower weight figure, though, is the narrower body – at 2.22m. There’s also a slightly wider habitation door, but it’s quite an initial step up here – some 34cm before you’re on that electric retractable plate.
As is the way these days, there’s a ‘window price’ and a whole caboodle of optional extras – packages as well as individual items – to further tempt you into parting with your cash.
Start with the £3220 Comfort Pack because it’s essential. And, as ever, remember that every factory-fitted option means less total payload, too, although that’s less of an issue with any B-DL model.
The 588 is certainly well positioned to take advantage of its relatively massive 350kg garage payload. Large doors both sides makes access easy, too.
Meanwhile, up at the front there’s a lot of glass in the cab area – excellent for views out whether travelling or on-site.
Also here are Aguti captain’s-style seats with twin armrests. It’s an interesting upholstery, too – Fayon – from a choice of 11 in total, right up to genuine leather.
Swivel those seats (the simplest of operations) and you’re part of a lounge with L-shaped rear seating which can be adapted to a forward-facing travel seat for two. It’s all roomy enough for four to sit around the fixed pedestal leg table.
Overhead, and just beyond the rear seat, there’s also a neat housing that’s just waiting for you to add anything up to a 22in flatscreen TV set.
All B-DLs benefit from a lighter-weight furniture construction – although it certainly doesn’t feel it. And, of course, plenty of traditional Hymer features have been retained.
There’s the usual large wind-up rooflight, just beyond the lounge and directly over the kitchen. While the double floor construction means there’s low-level storage and heating.
Safety features ESP including Traction Plus and Hill Holder are all standard. And, of course, Hymer can claim to be the pioneer of the A-class overcab bed, as far as Europe is concerned.
There are concessions to the UK, too, primarily in the kitchen where Thetford’s Aspire cooker is the focal point. It boasts a dual-fuel hob (three gas rings, one electric hotplate) and a separate oven and grill.
The sink to its right means there’s only drainer space with the cooker lid down, but there’s also a neat lift-up extension to the far left. Also, flip over the loose cover for the sink and you have a food-grade plastic chopping board.
Kitchen storage includes three easy-opening, soft-closing drawers.
If worktop and storage are a little compromised, the kitchen’s saving grace has to be its 160-litre Dometic fridge/freezer with AES (automatic energy selection).
Across from the kitchen, the 588’s washroom features a solid fixed basin and a bench toilet (rather than the swivel-bowl type we see more these days).
There are folding doors for a shower area that’s deliberately not compromised by being directly over the wheelarch.
Up to four can sleep in absolute comfort in the Hymer B-Class DynamicLine 588, thanks to two high-level single beds at the back and that drop-down double bed at the front. All have Hymer mattresses with plastic ‘spring’ supports.
The only possible criticism is at the back where, although access is easy enough via fixed steps, the beds themselves are set high with roof lockers beyond them, so you won’t be able to sit upright in them without hitting your head.
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In addition to the standard specification this motorhome has the Fiat Ducato 160bhp engine upgrade, automatic gearbox, metallic silver exterior paint, roof mounted air con, 140w solar panel, towbar, 5G Wi-Fi booster aerial & a TV with stick on freeview aerial
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2014 Auto Sleepers Kemerton
This 2014 Auto Sleepers Kemerton is designed to give you the very best in luxurious living. This van conversion has a full width washroom with a separate shower, a fully featured kitchen and a spacious lounge with an additional rear travelling seat. We've also added the Peugeot Premium pack (Alloy wheels, cab air-conditioning, Cruise control, Thule awning, colour reversing camera, a DAB radio with SAT NAV, an 80w Solar panel and the 'top drive' semi air suspension). Finally for 'All Year Round' use we have added the Winter pack (concertina cab blinds, Fresh & waste water tank heater blankets, Whale underfloor mounted blown air central heating upgrade, wheel arch insulation blankets).
Layout of 2014 Auto Sleepers Kemerton
The versatile layout of this van means you can havehave the choice of two night time layouts. Either a double bed across the vehicle or twin singles along the van.
Built on the Peugeot Boxer chassis with the Blue HDi engine developing 165bhp its coupled with a 6 speed manual gearbox.
Like all Auto Sleepers, the Kemerton benefits from Grade 3 insulation. This is an industry standard requiring the motorhome to achieve +20 degrees inside, when the outside temperature is -15 degrees.
Dimensions & weights of the 2014 Auto Sleepers Kemerton
At 5.99m long, 2.26m wide and with an overall height of 2.64m; this is a compact van conversion. However, you still have a generous payload of some 411kg allowing you to carry all the gear you need.
Priced at £46995 'On The Road' including 12 months road fund licence; this van conversion is excellent value. Here at Premier Motorhomes we also fill the gas tank, give the van a full valet and provide a comprehensive handover.
Further information on 2014 Auto Sleepers Kemerton
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