Corner steadies

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  1. airwave

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    Hi folk's , just a quicky ,

    Hymer 5 series , they have quite a long rear overhang . Can i take it as read , that there are corner steadies fitted ? .

    Can't find reference to them anywhere , yet i can't believe that they are not fitted ! .
     
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    Have you had a look underneath?
     
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    almost certainly not, we have a 2008 800S, we had levelling jacks fitted last year due to excess movement

    fully auto though, no messing around with winders (y)
     
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    Scissor jack under n/s/r tow bar. £2.50 from car boot sale. (y)
     
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  5. airwave

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    So there is movement , dave
     
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    there definitely was on ours, but not now

    the newer ones might be different though

    also we are on Mercedes chassis, with nearly 2m over hang, so a few variables might make a huge difference
     
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    with a brand new Hymer, what are you thinking :LOL:

    but why only one under one side and do you need a tow bar for your system to work?
     
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    No a 13 yr old Autocruise and I only use one on the near side rear because I only have one door on the near side rear.;)
    Tow bar is a good place and accessible too.:)
     
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    hmmm pretty much as i suspected . I'm looking at the older van's , probably a ducato base , late ninety's , but i don't see that being any different . still has the same overhang .

    I don't have one yet my friend .

    Actually i've got a jack , but i'm not really looking for a van with a tow bar . I really don't need the extra weight . I'm looking at the 544 / 584 which already has a lot of weight aft
     
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    I have a 2005 B584. I haven't found any need for steadies though. I'm surprised you think they are tail heavy - near to or over the front axle they have the engine, two (three in my case) batteries, the gas locker, the drop-down bed, the driver and passenger, and a (in my case full) 140 litre water tank. At the rear there's the wardrobe, kitchen, and bathroom.
     
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    I have two fitted to my 10yr old autocruise stargazer ,and very seldom use them as vehicle is fairly steady even with the huge overhang..Roy..
     
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    I only ever put the Jack out if we are stopping a few days, overnight never. Just stops movement in the van as I'm getting in and out with the fulcrum effect of my nine stone anorexic frame. (y)
     
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    If you do get a m/h with corner steadies .....

    It's very easy to forget they are deployed and drive away ploughing the field and wrecking them.:rolleyes:

    Simple solution is to place the crank handle across your accelerator pedal as a reminder whenever you lower the steadies.(y)
     
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    I have a new Hymer B678. Twin beds and a very large tempting garage at the rear with a long overhang. It did not come with steadies, but we got the dealer to fit some. Wife says I wake her up getting out of bed in the middle of the night otherwise.
     
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    I've a 2001 Hymer B584 and that has rear steadies, which we use, I put the winder across pedals also but the steadies fitted are designed to fold the other way if you forget to wind them up.
     
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    as fitted on my 2001 Hymer B644 .. but seldom use them..
     
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    I have them on my 544 and do use them. Just find it stops the sideways rocking when moving around. Particularly noticeable at night !
     
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    If we are parked up more than a few days we use them the difference is noticeable, but when down I put the wind down handle in the driver's foot well area to remind me! as I have seen the odd MH drive away with them down.
     
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    There were two people thought this post from me was 'funny'. I have read it through and I think it's a well thought out, informative part of this thread. If you find the part about my nine stone anorexic body humorous shame on you!
    Such a thing could upset a mild mannered, shy person, sensitive and caring. Just a good job I'm not one then. So :lips: My :moon2: :rofl:
     
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    I would not regard the fitting of rear steadies as a deal-breaker in your search. Our 2003 B630 Star-Line has them but we seldom use them and then only if on a full camp-site in a gale. It is about the same size as a B544 at just under 6.5 metres. Never use them when abroad as we mostly stay on Camper-stops (aires).
     
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