CaravanTimes Classic Gold: Hymer Nova 530K

Let us know how you fared with the Nova 530K
Let us know how you fared with the Nova 530K

Friday, 15, May 2020 10:46

By Chris Littley

In the latest edition of the CaravanTimes' Classic Gold series, we take a look at the Hymer Nova 530K. It may have hit the market in 2007, but it was in 2011 that our reviewer David Welch took it for a spin and handed down his verdict.

And when we say he took it for a spin, Mr Welch toured much of Great Britain in the Hymer Nova 530K and said that after more than 30 weeks of use, it still looked brand new. That's high praise from a caravan reviewer and he was so impressed, he gave the model a whopping five stars overall.

He pointed out that the Hymer Nova 530K wasn't the cheapest caravan on the market, but you did get a lot of bang for your buck. Mr Welch said the seats were large and the cupboards a good size, making for a comfortable ride and excellent storage.

On another practical point, he said: "Excellent layout; can put the kids to bed in a full-size bunk to watch TV in bed and slide the door closed so they are separate from the rest of the van."

Mr Welch only had a couple of minor gripes to report and one was that the gangway was disproportionately narrow compared to the other features. The second complaint was that, being a European van, the door opened on the wrong side for most UK caravan sites and required a mover to address this problem.

All in all, David was very impressed with the Hymer Nova 530K, describing it as "built like a tank", but what do you think? Did you purchase this model and if so, would you have given it a five out of five, like Mr Welch did?

Comments - What do you think?
Related stories

How long until caravan trips will be permitted in the UK?

A phased approach to caravan holidays could be allowed in the coming months

It was big news when prime minister Boris Johnson said individuals in England would be allowed to drive as far as they like to take exercise, but overnight stays away from home are still a big no-no. So, when will caravan trips be allowed again?

Are caravan holidays the perfect social distancing staycation?

Could a caravan getaway be an ideal way to socially distance?

After the weekend's announcement that small concessions to the lockdown can start to be made, caravan enthusiasts will no doubt be beginning to dream. We're not yet out of the woods and able to travel freely, but perhaps by the time the summer arrives, some sort of holiday could be possible.

Dream Destinations: San Sebastian

Enjoy the gorgeous beaches and delicious pintxos of San Sebastian

If you're a foodie and a caravan lover, then there'll be two things that you're missing a lot during lockdown. In our latest edition of the Dream Destinations series, we're looking at a place that will help you scratch both of those itches once travel freedoms are resumed - San Sebastian.

CaravanTimes Classic Gold: Lunar Lexon EW

Lunar Lexon

In this edition of CaravanTimes Classic Gold, our reviewer enthuses about the design of the Lunar Lexon EW. He may have been enjoying it in 2013, more than a decade after its original release, but Terry Dawkins was quite taken with this caravan that was a "treat of a tow"

New cars perfect for towing a caravan

Towing a caravan

After Admiral warned first-time caravan towers about the perils of not undertaking the task properly, some people set to depart on staycations may be considering purchasing a new car for the job

Dorset caravan site given season extension

Some caravan parks will be open for longer

By Emma Dodd A caravan site in Dorset has been granted permission to extend its season in a bid to help boost the economy and many others may follow suit.

Towing advice for first-time caravan users

Towing a caravan

Caravan trips are the holiday of choice this year, with more people than usual choosing a staycation in a motorhome over a trip abroad