Travelworld offers an industry-leading choice of high quality used motorhomes, including HYMER, Dethleffs and Niesmann+Bischoff. Every used vehicle that leaves our doors is thoroughly inspected from chassis to habitation and is protected by a minimum six month Back to Base parts and labour warranty.
Buying second-hand from Travelworld offers peace of mind and assurances that can’t be matched by private sellers and many dealerships.
Elevation X is our Approved Used programme which offers buyers a 10-point quality promise covering preperation, presentation and aftersales support.
We’ve scoured the country to ensure we have the very best range of quality used motorhomes and camper vans from premium manufacturers.
The camper vans we offer are from two of the most highly regarded manufacturers in their industry, HYMER and Carado with German build quality as standard.
To help understand the ranges we have created detailed model pages, making it easy to find the camper van that suits you best. You are also able to view the camper vans we have in stock for immediate delivery.
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Laika’s camper vans are chic, fun-filled and superbly built
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We are extremely proud of the Brands that we represent and we have created detailed descriptions of every range and model from each Brand.
This allows customers to choose the perfect motorhome for their requirements and then order that vehicle to their exact specification. We also show the closest match to that motorhome we have in stock for immediate delivery.
The Entry level of the Erwin Hymer Group, ultra competitive price and true German build quality
The company slogan is “A friend of the family” and represents the values of the German brand.
Stylish, cultured and built with passion, Laika motorhomes are perfect for discerning travellers.
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An automotive icon, a marque synonymous with luxury, heritage and authentic craftsmanship.
Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld offers a comprehensive range of after sales services & products.
Whether you’re new to the world of motorhoming or want some clarification on motorhome weight restrictions, at Erwin Hymer Centre Travelworld, we are here to help. Below we have clarified some of the motorhome weight restriction terms and how they may pay apply to your motorhome.
Mass in running order (also known as MIRO). This refers to the weight of a motorhome when it came out of the factory with an average driver weight of 75 kg and a full tank of fuel.
Maximum Technically Permissible Laden Mass is the amount your fully laden motorhome can weigh while remaining legal.
In terms of the correct motorhome weight distribution, you also need to be mindful of being safe. For example, it is popular to mount bikes on the back of a mountain bike onto a rack. You will need to calculate the effect this will have on the front and rear axle loading as each of these has its own specific limits. This information can be found in your motorhome manual or you can ask a chassis expert from Travelworld Motorhomes.
Payload is the combined weight of belongings, equipment and passengers which you take in your motorhome. If you are wondering what your maximum permitted payload is then this is usually given to you by the manufacturer of your motorhome in the manual details.
There are some items in your motorhome that you may not even realise are adding to your payload. Some of these could be:
This doesn’t mean you should be deterred from having these items, it simply means you may have to adjust your vehicle. This can be done easily with spring designs produced by Goldschmitt. These include: full air spring systems; additional leaf springs; auxiliary springs and coil springs.
Incorrectly distributed weight and over-loading the weight of your motorhome can result in serious road accidents which is why both of these issues are subject to strict legal guidelines across the globe.
European countries take vehicle weight seriously and in some locations, a breach of this is interpreted as an attempt to avoid paying toll fees as well. You may also lose your insurance cover if you are involved in an accident with an overloaded vehicle.
As a result, many motorhomers opt for a model which is 3.5 tonnes or less and try as much as they can to keep it this weight with the items they choose to take. Travelling in a vehicle which is less than 3.5 tonnes also means paying less at tolls and ferries in and around Europe.
Some vehicles are specifically designed with a weight contingency so that the vehicle is still less than 3.5 tonnes when fully laden. However, there can be many instances where this is still not enough to allow you to bring along the equipment you want to take on your travels with you.
So is restricting them items you take the only answer? Is not possible to take the items your holiday and heart desires and still remain legal? Yes it is. And here’s how.
Uprating your motorhome will allow you to take along those extra items that will make your holiday come to life exactly in the way that you want it to. This means you can definitely bring all your ski equipment; those spare ski boots just in case; that extra bike if you meet up with friends while on holiday; it could even mean you can bring along that two-man tent….or indeed, all of this equipment, without the worry.
With some motorhomes, uprating can simply be a paperwork exercise; some chassis are built so that a higher payload may be added late, in which case documents can simply be amended. Sometimes this is not possible because the base vehicle manufacturer has not granted permission for this alteration or the option of adding weight has already been taken advantage of when the motorhome was being built.
There are still possibilities though and these are brought to life with Goldschmitt. Once you have the relevant certification then you can uprate in a number of different ways, including the fitting of:
If you still require more information about motorhome weight restrictions or if you have a specific question about your motorhome then our aftersales team will be happy to help. Get in touch today.