Small RVs from HYMER: save on space, gain on wanderlust

Whether it’s their handling, flexibility or value for money, there are many excellent reasons why you should buy a small RV. Their compact dimensions mean that they can accommodate two to four people, making them the perfect companions on city trips or camping adventures. With HYMER, the ability to customise the design means that you don’t need to make any compromises when it comes to comfort either. Our buyer’s guide will help you to make your choice.

A small RV is right for you if:

  • You want to be as independent and flexible as possible when travelling.

  • Speed and manoeuvrability are important to you. 

  • You like to explore the great outdoors and want to use a small RV as your base.

  • You want to use as little fuel as possible and save money to spend on your holiday.

  • You want to travel in an environmentally-friendly way.

Small RVs: the perfect choice for city breaks and camping adventures

What exactly is meant by a small RV or a mini RV? Many future motorhome owners ask themselves this question at the start of their search; fortunately, it’s an easy one to answer:

When it comes to Class A motorhome and Class B+ RV models, a small RV is considered to be a vehicle that does not exceed around 6.5 to 7 metres in length. The threshold is a little lower for camper vans, which are smaller than other motorhomes anyway. For those who want to buy a small RV, vehicles under 6 metres in length are what you’re looking for.

Note: The length and width of small RVs will depend on the layout of the vehicle in question. Even within a model range, individual vehicles may therefore have different lengths and widths. You can find more information in our overview of all HYMER motorhomes.

 

Small RVs can usually accommodate two to a maximum of four people. With clever use of the space and the appropriate equipment, it’s therefore entirely possible for a small family to travel in comfort in a compact camper van or motorhome. Small RVs with pop-top roofs, for example, are an interesting solution in these situations. However, small RVs are especially popular for two people, such as couples or friends.

One of the factors that may also influence your decision to buy a small RV is cost. Small RVs and small motorhomes are generally cheaper to purchase than larger models. What’s more, when it comes to parking fees and tolls as well as at camping grounds, the additional charges are not as high as they are for large motorhomes, for example.

Important: Despite the lower purchase costs, smaller vehicles are still a valuable asset.

You can find tips on protecting your vehicle against burglary and theft in our illustrated guide to motorhome safety.

 

Advantages of small RVs: manoeuvrable, flexible and efficient

Size and manoeuvrability

Small RVs and camper vans come into their own on narrow roads, in roadwork areas with narrow lanes or when driving along winding roads in particular. Thanks to their manoeuvrability, they can tackle sharp bends, narrow roads and steep slopes with ease. Small RV models are also incredibly easy to handle in traffic or when using them as your daily runaround. They remain easy to manoeuvre at all times, even in more demanding situations.

As the vehicles are highly manoeuvrable and generally lightweight motorhomes under 3500kg, a Category B driving licence is all that you need to drive a small RV.

Easier to park

If your motorhome is small, it will often be significantly easier for you to park. The ease with which small RVs and camper vans can be parked not only applies to camping grounds, where parking in your pitch is a far less stressful experience, but primarily when embarking on city trips. On these occasions, both the length of the vehicle and its overall height play a role. A short motorhome often fits in a standard car parking space or in smaller spaces on the roadside. Although it’s generally not possible to use multi-storey car parks even with a small RV or motorhome if the height limit at the entrance is too low, car parks are often still an option – even if there are height limits – if you have a motorhome with a lower height.

Fuel efficiency

Lower drag and a lighter weight ensure that small camper vans and small RVs are more fuel efficient.

This can have a positive impact on your holiday budget, while also satisfying your wish to travel in a more environmentally-friendly way.

Do you now have an idea of what your new camping vehicle should have and be capable of?

Then, in the next step, convince yourself firsthand! Arrange a test drive to get to know (and love) your favorite in action.

When deciding which motorhome to buy, you obviously also need to know what the disadvantages of a small RV might be. Both small panel vans and small Class B+ RVs have less interior space than large Class A motorhomes, for example. The choice of optional extras is therefore different as well.

However, this doesn’t mean that a small RV can’t have a lot to offer inside. You don’t have to miss out on a kitchen or bathroom with this option either, as we will illustrate further below. As a result, a surprising amount of comfort can be enjoyed, even in a small RV.

The best small RVs from HYMER

Are you looking for a compact motorhome for two people or your small family? If you are, then we have just what you’re looking: HYMER offers both Class A motorhomes and Class B+ RVs as well as camper vans, which are said to be nice and small, as well as compact.

Small camper vans and panel vans from HYMER: compact dimensions meet functionality

Camper vans and panel vans are space-saving vehicles. But even here there are models that stand out from the crowd with their ultra-compact design. Below you will find model ranges that include layouts with a maximum length of six metres.

5 Matches

HYMER CamperVans Fiat

£71,840
Price froma)
2 - 4
Sleeping berths
541 cm
Length from
Individual, multifaceted, unique – the Fiat-based HYMER camper vans with a separate bathroom, premium comfort features, pioneering technology and guaranteed van-life feeling.

HYMER Free S

£67,560
Price froma)
2 - 4
Sleeping berths
593 cm
Length from
Stylish, modern interior meets front-wheel-drive Mercedes-Sprinter: the HYMER Free S camper van is the perfect companion for adventurers who expect the highest standards.

HYMER Grand Canyon S

£89,570
Price froma)
2 - 4
Sleeping berths
593 cm
Length from
The CamperVan that offers more – extra driving comfort provided by the Mercedes-Benz chassis will have you hooked on those impromptu getaways. Just hit the road and enjoy.
Edition model

HYMER Grand Canyon S CrossOver

£114,560
Price froma)
2 - 4
Sleeping berths
593 cm
Length from
Freedom in a new dimension: The Grand Canyon S CrossOver edition model can be used independently for up to 10 days and is the perfect companion for a trip into the unknown.

HYMER Free

£64,060
Price froma)
2 - 4
Sleeping berths
541 cm
Length from
In summary: A modern premium CamperVan on Fiat chassis that’s excellent value for money. Make the world your oyster.

a) All prices are recommended retail prices in GBP including legal applicable VAT, On The Road Charges (OTR including delivery from Germany, registration and PDI). Possible import duties are not included and will be charged separately. Your local dealer informes you about the applicable prices, taxes and duties for your country.

*The technically permissible total mass is a value specified by the manufacturer, which the vehicle must not exceed, even when loaded. It therefore has an influence on the permissible number of seats, options for selecting special equipment and remaining payload options.
Detailed information on weights and vehicle configuration can be found in our technical data, legal information section and in the configurator. 

By the way: Our range of models built on a Fiat chassis includes a very small camper van. If you’re looking for a motorhome up to 5.5 metres in length, the HYMER Ayers Rock is perfect for you. Needless to say, even our smallest camper van is equipped with a toilet and shower.

 

Motorhomes in miniature: experience vehicles that are highly manoeuvrable yet incredibly spacious

HYMER has some attractive options if you’re interested in buying a small RV. Although slightly larger than camper vans, our Class B+ RVs and even one Class A motorhome model are surprisingly short. Below you will find our model ranges with different layouts for motorhomes up to 6.5 and 7 metres in length:

10 Matches

HYMER Venture S

£215,460
Price froma)
4
Sleeping berths
645 cm
Length from
As an exclusively equipped off-roader, the Venture S promises freedom without compromise. With its compact length, narrow body and striking off-roader aesthetic, it embodies an entirely new vehicle category.

HYMER B-Class ModernComfort I

£119,040
Price froma)
4 - 5
Sleeping berths
699 cm
Length from
Particularly lightweight and stable bodywork, a Mercedes Sprinter chassis tractor head and the award-winning SLC chassis – your elegant and sporty companion with enhanced safety features and outstanding ride comfort.

HYMER B-Class ModernComfort T

£102,500
Price froma)
2 - 5
Sleeping berths
699 cm
Length from
Innovative, safe and lightweight – the luxurious semi-integrated motorhome is the perfect fusion of the new Mercedes Sprinter chassis cowl and award-winning SLC chassis.

HYMER Exsis-i

£112,700
Price froma)
4 - 5
Sleeping berths
664 cm
Length from
One motorhome – so many variants. Experience the embodiment of our expertise in lightweight construction, flexibility and comfort – from small to medium sized motorhomes.
Edition model

HYMER Exsis-i 580 Pure

£105,250
Price froma)
4 - 5
Sleeping berths
699 cm
Length from
We’re making it easy for you to choose the right HYMER: the semi-integrated Exsis-t Pure built on the Fiat Original frame is jam-packed with features, leaving nothing to be desired where comfort is concerned.

HYMER Exsis-t

£92,370
Price froma)
2 - 3
Sleeping berths
659 cm
Length from
A vision becomes reality – its manoeuvrability and lightweight construction make the HYMER Exsis-t the perfect travel companion for all of your adventures.
Edition model

HYMER Exsis-t 580 Pure

£92,440
Price froma)
2 - 3
Sleeping berths
694 cm
Length from
It is easy for you to decide on the right HYMER: The Exsis-t Pure as semi-integrated model with the Fiat Original frame and equipment that leaves nothing to be desired in terms of driving and living comfort.

HYMER ML-T

£102,690
Price froma)
2 - 3
Sleeping berths
674 cm
Length from
The perfect combination of cutting-edge drive technology, innovative lightweight construction and comfort. Several HYMER ML-T models are also available as a four-wheel drive motorhome.
Edition model

HYMER ML-T Xperience

£110,860
Price froma)
3
Sleeping berths
674 cm
Length from
The Hymer ML-T Xperience based on the Mercedes-Benz sprinter combines exclusive aesthetics with full starting equipment at an attractive price.
Edition model

HYMER ML-T CrossOver

£131,060
Price froma)
3
Sleeping berths
689 cm
Length from
Adventure can be this pleasant: The HYMER ML-T CrossOver edition model makes no compromises. It is suitable for off-road use and can be self-sufficient for up to 10 days - while providing the highest level of living comfort.

a) All prices are recommended retail prices in GBP including legal applicable VAT, On The Road Charges (OTR including delivery from Germany, registration and PDI). Possible import duties are not included and will be charged separately. Your local dealer informes you about the applicable prices, taxes and duties for your country.

*The technically permissible total mass is a value specified by the manufacturer, which the vehicle must not exceed, even when loaded. It therefore has an influence on the permissible number of seats, options for selecting special equipment and remaining payload options.
Detailed information on weights and vehicle configuration can be found in our technical data, legal information section and in the configurator. 

How do you choose the right small RV for you?

There will be lots of questions you need to answer to find your perfect motorhome. This is especially true regarding the number of people that will be joining you on your trips. Are you looking for a motorhome for one person, or do you need two to four seats and berths? Will you be travelling with dogs? In terms of storage space, you also need to think about larger items of luggage, such as skis, bikes or climbing gear. The layout you choose should accommodate these things and any future plans you might have.

Is your dream a small RV with a toilet, shower and an area for cooking? We understand this only too well, and that’s why you won’t have to miss out on a kitchen or bathroom, even in the smallest HYMER models! But that’s not all – you can simply choose the layout that suits your needs from our wide variety of Fiat and Mercedes motorhomes. If you do, then the interior might look something like this:

Kitchen in HYMER Fiat camper vans

Even our camper vans feature a fully-fledged kitchen with ample storage space and a compact hob. The kitchens of our HYMER Fiat camper van models are equipped with an integrated two-burner gas hob, an efficient compressor refrigerator and a practical sink.

You can neatly cover the cooker / sink combination with a stylish glass panel, while multifunctional rails help to keep your cooking utensils organised. There is also a tablet holder, so you can always keep an eye on your recipes.

And if you need even more room, an extension board on the kitchen unit gives you additional storage space. Perfect for small snacks and your morning coffee!

Compact bathroom in the HYMER Free S

When travelling in our HYMER Free S model, you can start your morning routine in the practical compact bathroom. The bathroom has a door and is conveniently equipped with a bench toilet, washbasin and lots of shelves to accommodate all of your things. The large mirror allows you to quickly check that your hair and clothes are perfect. The hinged window allows daylight and fresh air to flood inside.

The fixed washbasin features a pull-out shower fitting, which can even be used as an external shower thanks to the suction cup. If you prefer to shower indoors, the shower tray with an all-round drainage channel means that you can get clean without having to worry.

Elastic straps on the shelves ensure that your shampoo bottles, soap and cosmetics remain securely in place while driving.

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The perfect model for everyone

Whether motorhome or camper van, integrated or semi-integrated, on Mercedes-Benz or on Fiat chassis: find the right model in our overview of all HYMER motorhomes and camper vans.

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