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Old 09-12-2016, 04:50 PM   #1
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Old 09-12-2016, 06:40 PM   #2
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Nice initiative by Hymer to design flexible modular units, but I find they unfortunately look like laundry baskets!

Hymer designers are often very conservative. They feel that customers who buy these luxury motorhomes will be afraid of a more contemporary look. And maybe they are right!
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Don't quite see the laundry basket comparison as I find it very contemporary. This is a mini-van conversion... obviously for a day camper, since there is no sleeping or bathroom facility. It is not meant to be a luxury RV at all.
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It wouldn't take much to add a bed in the pop top and a porta pottie to get it set up for overnight camping.
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Don't quite see the laundry basket comparison as I find it very contemporary. This is a mini-van conversion... obviously for a day camper, since there is no sleeping or bathroom facility. It is not meant to be a luxury RV at all.
It's a question of personal taste. I find that the texture and detailing of the containers are over designed for their use.

As always, a camper is also a home, you wouldn't want to live in someone else's decor. The manufacturers have to make a compromise.

I prefer a more tech-style approach like these:





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Well George... there is just no accounting for taste. LOL Personally I don't care for the look of fake wood and green formica. A bit too industrial for me. Perhaps if it were all white and metal.

After I posted I thought about the fact that there could be a bed in the pop-top, but that isn't a choice that most of us would want. Climbing up there just wouldn't be an option for me... maybe 30 years ago.
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Well George... there is just no accounting for taste. LOL Personally I don't care for the look of fake wood and green formica. A bit too industrial for me. Perhaps if it were all white and metal.

After I posted I thought about the fact that there could be a bed in the pop-top, but that isn't a choice that most of us would want. Climbing up there just wouldn't be an option for me... maybe 30 years ago.
I agree !
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In discussion with Reimo they mentioned that the Weekender version of the Metris camper is really the most popular. I was surprised but I guess it makes sense if you want to use the van as a van most of the time. These modular configurations could really play to that market and allow use of the van as the family car and then add the pieces you want for the weekends. Also, if you can buy individually this could be nice for people that can't afford to buy everything all at once... just buy some pieces and keep adding.
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