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.
Compact, flexible and extremely straightforward to use and drive.
Experience freedom, flexibility & comfort with the Globetrail.
Laika’s camper vans are chic, fun-filled and superbly built
Built with innovation from every angle, from the original camper producer
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.
HYMER ranks among the most innovative and successful motorhome manufacturers.
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.
We’ve fallen in love with vanlife all over again since purchasing our Dethleffs Globebus i7. Buying this new motorhome was a revelation for us after previously owning smaller camper vans. A bit of back story – we purchased our first camper van back in 2016 when we just had one child (Brody, who was two-years-old at the time). It was a custom converted camper van based on a 2010 Fiat Ducato, and whilst we enjoyed short weekend trips, we found longer trips a little more challenging with limited space compounded by some fundamental mistakes we made when speccing out the conversion.
Roll onto 2018, and we purchased a factory-built camper van by Sun Living which was a long-wheelbase Fiat Ducato. It had more room, but also it was a lot more cleverly laid out with many well-thought features which you only get by buying something that’s had a countless amount of development time and research put into it. During this time, we had our second child, and whilst this van was better, we didn’t feel it had enough space to allow for us to do more traveling all year round comfortably.
That brings us to today and two years of traveling in our much better equipped Dethleffs motorhome purchased at the end of 2019 from Travelworld. Buying a motorhome was a revelation for us as we could gain more internal space without significantly increasing the length of the vehicle. This means that traveling with two kids and a dog is more comfortable and allows us to enjoy wintertime in the van almost as much as the summertime.
The biggest thing for us here was that the Dethleffs Globebus allowed us to benefit from a lot more internal living space along with a decent payload without compromising on the length of the vehicle or going over the 3,500kg vehicle licence limit we have.
The Dethleffs is a compact design, only 40cm longer than our previous camper van, which is pretty insignificant when you get your ruler out. Still, because of the boxy shape of the Dethleffs, the internal living space was revolutionary compared to the camper van.
As well as the size, there’s a few other features we value a lot in our Dethleffs Globebus.
We have an island bed layout at the rear which allows the toilet and shower to be contained in the rear bedroom. The benefit of this is privacy. When showering or getting dressed you can close the door off to the bedroom and have a lot more space to get changed and be completely private.
Another great feature we like is the large garage at the rear to store the kids’ bikes, tables and chairs, and generally all of our outdoor recreational items. It also has two doors on both sides of the motorhome, which is super convenient to get to things without having to unpack everything first to find what you want.
As our Dethleffs motorhome is our third purchase, we have learned over the years what’s essential to us in a motorhome and what isn’t. Here are our tips for buyers:
One of our camper van purchases was for a used vehicle not backed up by the reputation of a prominent dealer, and we have seen a lot of stories about people buying defective motorhomes either privately or from non reputable dealers. Thankfully, our experience purchasing from Travelworld was entirely difference. Dealing with Martin from the sales team was a completely refreshing non-pushy sales approach and because Travelworld has a vast amount of motorhome stock, we were able to spend a lot of time comparing which motorhome was going to suit our needs best.
Another big advantage for us buying from Travelworld is knowing a very experienced service team backs you up. Just like a car, you can always expect niggles from time to time with motorhomes; however, having peace of mind knowing Travelworld have all the experience on hand to resolve such issues was convenient and reassuring for us.
There are many layout options available, but the most crucial consideration is how many people you’ll want to travel and sleep in the motorhome comfortably. This is an important consideration, particularly for families, as most motorhomes have four seats to travel, but some cannot comfortably sleep four people. Also, think about the sleeping arrangements. Do you want at least one fixed bed or perhaps you prefer more daytime space and don’t mind setting up beds from a lounge?
We would consider a few things essential when thinking about motorhome upgrades and extras.
Firstly, we think having a sat nav and reversing camera are essential in a motorhome. The reversing camera helps avoid backing into fences and trees, and the built-in sat nav means we don’t have to keep removing it in fear of people breaking in. It’s also pre-programmed to understand our vehicle weight and dimensions and so helps us avoid tricky narrow road routes.
A solar panel to constantly charge the leisure battery is a game-changer, especially as the rise of camping and motorhome traveling in the last few years means it’s a struggle to get electric hook-up pitches in peak times. The solar panel means we don’t need 240v electricity, and we can do more wild camping away from busy campsites without worrying about our batteries going flat.
TV, awnings and WiFi are not essential, but they can be helpful extras. The awning is great for keeping the sun off in the summer but also serves as a winter rain shelter. A TV is excellent for when you’re spending those earlier darker nights inside the van during winter, and the kids do rely on the WiFi, particularly on long drives, so that they can watch YouTube Kids on their iPads.
We’ve got a few more tips on this subject covered in our motorhome buying tips blog post on our website.
You can follow along with Kampafam’s travel journey on their Instagram page