Have your just bought (or already own) a Hobby motorhome? Want to know how to get the most from it? I am the owner of a beautiful Hobby Siesta motorhome that I bought brand new back in 2007. At first I was a bit hesitant and wasn’t sure if it was right for me but having owned it for the past 6 years and had the greatest time of my life in it I think I am qualified to talk about this.
I have the model with the fixed my single beds at the back, it has the central washroom and the bed over the front cab. Obviously there are many other layouts of Hobby motorhomes but I liked the freedom of getting out of bed without waking the wife. The Transit chassis performs really well with the 140bhp engine (2.4TD) and I get reasonable economy from it. To get the best economy-wise I have discovered that it is best to stick to 56 mile per hour when you can, keep your weight down (not your personal weight) and don’t accelerate too quickly. The Ford Transit chassis is designed to be a commercial vehicle after all, users of these vans demand that they have optimum fuel-economy.
To get the best out of your Hobby I would suggest getting it serviced every year around the anniversary of purchase, especially if you still have some warranty outstanding. Now remember, there are two types of service that need to be carried out on a motorhome. Both the Ford part and Hobby part. The motorhome will need to go to a main dealer of commercial van service agent who will undertake the engine service. Here is an example of a Hobby motorhome dealer who will undertake your service, http://www.hobbymotorhomes.com. To do the Hobby part, you will need to take it to a motorhome service centre, they will test the electric, gas and water systems to ensure they are safe and in working order and also give your motorhome the once-over with a damp meter.
All in all I would say you have made the right decision buying Hobby, I can assure you that you will not be disappointed.