Hobby T65HFL motorhome - semi-integrated?
The Hobby brand is mainly associated with caravans and indeed, taking into account the sales volume, it could seem that the production of motorhomes is a marginal business for the manufacturer. However, the motorhome department in Hobby is doing very well and consistently developing three product segments - semi-integrated, alcoves and campervans - all of this in the weight range up to 3.5 tons.
Veterans remember the brilliant, pioneering designs of the legendary 600 series - it was an important milestone in the history of recreational vehicles and the first large-series semi-integrated on the market. Four decades later, Hobby does not stand out from the European leaders - in terms of design and technological solutions, the brand follows the times and offers a wide range of systems for various needs.
Today we take a look at the T65HFL model, which is an extremely successful and compact proposition for a couple, family or a group of friends. Based on the Citroen Jumper, the vehicle is equipped with a 120 HP motor as standard, but it can optionally leave the factory with a stock of 140 or 160 ponies under the hood. We can only mention from experience that for a motorhome a trouble-free minimum is the 140 HP model. Fortunately, dealers are aware of this and these are the most common units in the squares.
Thoughtful buildings at 7 meters
The T65HFL is designed for four travelers, both for driving and sleeping. At exactly 7029 mm in length, the designers managed to fit everything important. The cab is equipped with swivel airplane seats with armrests, and right behind them there is a large, wall-mounted table and a double sofa for two more passengers. From the point of view of comfort on the go, it is a solution that allows more freedom of movement than a sofa in the shape of the letter "L". There is an additional sofa next to the entrance, thanks to which up to 6 people can sit around the table. Interestingly - on request, the seats and the table at the front can be easily converted into another child's bed (1600x740 mm).
Speaking of the beds - above the living room - and of course - we have a folding bed with dimensions of 200x132 cm. However, what is most important in our opinion - the bed, when lowered, does not collide with the entrance door, which allows normal entry and exit without the need to bend down / crawl under it. Behind the living room, we are welcomed by a compact kitchen with a sink and a 3-burner stove. In front of the kitchen block of the latest generation, a Dometic refrigerator with a capacity of 133 liters with double-sided opening. Optionally, we can order an oven in a tower with a refrigerator.
On the far right, a French bed measuring 200x140 cm (narrowed to 110 cm at the end) is waiting to receive guests. Here, too, comfort will be ensured by a comfortable cold-foam mattress with a "GOODSIDE" frame placed underneath it. Next to the bed in a longitudinal arrangement, a corner bathroom with a very practical layout - at the very entrance a washbasin, then a toilet and a comfortable, separate shower cubicle - in order to use it, we do not have to assemble anything here, rebuild, etc. Due to its location, the wheel arches do not bother us here, or other elements reducing the usable volume. Instead of the traditional bathroom door, we have a sliding, space-saving, vertical roller blind.
Layouts with a bathroom and a corner bed often offer a small amount of space for luggage and equipment - but don't worry. There is a large wardrobe between the bathroom and the kitchen, and a storage / garage under the bed. The opening is as much as 70x115 cm - we can easily insert a table, deckchairs or other equipment here.
Hobby Komplett - everything that is necessary as standard
The standard of factory equipment called Hobby Komplett means that we do not have to think about many small things that could result in additional payments for other manufacturers. The list of equipment is really long, but the most important are air conditioning, body-colored bumpers and door handles, driver support systems, airbags, mosquito net, electric mirrors and electric entrance step, and insulated tanks.
Winter resistance is a standard feature of the Hobby. The Truma Combi 6 heating system with a 10-liter boiler (optionally with an electric heater) can handle even the most unfavorable conditions. If you take into account the fact that the floor is insulated with XPS foam and made of plastic, just like the hail-resistant roof, we get a decent car for years for a really reasonable price.
Branded bodywork and proven base vehicle are a guarantee of maintaining high resale value. The clean water tank has a capacity of 100 liters (10 liters for driving), while the gray water tank has a capacity of 96 liters. The AGM on-board battery has a reserve of 95 Ah, which in combination with a 25 A charger and optional solar gives you sufficient independence on the road.
This and other Hobby campers, as well as trailers of this brand, can be viewed and ordered in the Pomeranian CarGO branch! - the dealer and service point managed by Witold Tłuchowski is a guarantee of professional service at the highest level.
In addition to Hobby, you can also admire the ultra-luxurious cruisers of the German brand Morelo, whose CarGO! is an authorized representative.
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I feel best in the form of trade fairs and meetings with enthusiasts. Technical freak. In my life I have dismantled many motorhomes for the first time. Fan of large vehicles, mountain biking and traveling without weight and financial restrictions. At CampRest, I am responsible for all publications on automotive topics.