Do Hymer A Class Still Have A Steel Frame?

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  1. veevee

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    Was wondering if Hymer A Class motorhomes from about the year 2000 still have a steel frame that they attach the body to or have they moved to a stand alone composite non frame construction of the bodies now?

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    Thanks Jim, see what you mean.

    Haven't looked at such a modern catalogue but still had in my mind that they attach something like this to a frame but now see they don't.

    That's several pints I owe you now, can only hope you are tea total...
     
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    I am pretty sure there is a steel frame in the front of my 1987 660S because they were the first ever motorhomes, at that time, to go through a front on, crash test...

    I am looking for the (scanned) brochure that I have somewhere which shows this.

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Eriba, part of Hymer group, caravans have a steel cage.. and probably so do the Hymer Eriba-car motorhomes.. also the Classic Hymers like JJs
     
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    May be of interest... they had a steel frame with the PUAL construction..

    Hymer history archive

    1976 Launch of a budget A-Class Hymer 521 based on the Bedford Blitz, the first to have a swing-down cab bed, fore-runner of the later B-Class

    Introduction of the Hymer 650 based on the Mercedes ‘Bremen' transporter, a landmark model, the first to employ Hymer's ‘PUAL' construction (PolyUrethane/ Aluminium): sandwich of aluminium outer, plywood inner over a steel frame and PU foam filling


    http://web.archive.org/web/20100706162738/http://www.dmiuk.com/sale_hyhist.php
     
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  7. Dave and Ginny

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    I have no idea... (n) But was only thinking about this the other day when making up the drop down bed (always seems to be my job :rolleyes:) There surely must me some steal in there to provide a framework to support the bed?...he says hoping the answer is yes:unsure:
     
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