Technological progress: the new HYMER SLC chassisHymer GmbH & Co. KG will be presenting two layouts of the Hymermobil B-Class SupremeLine to the public for the very first time at the Caravan Salon 2017 in Düsseldorf. The long-established company has specially developed a new and one-of-a-kind SLC chassis for this vehicle featuring a high double floor. Thanks to its low dead weight, large payload reserves are guaranteed and the vehicle has a lower centre of gravity, resulting in excellent handling characteristics. As a result, HYMER has laid an important foundation for the chassis technology of the future.
Hymer GmbH & Co. KG is presenting yet another product highlight at the Caravan Salon 2017 in Düsseldorf in the company’s 60th anniversary year: the Hymermobil B-Class SupremeLine. Many changes have been made to the chassis of the new generation of the popular model range in particular. A new, unique chassis design with independent wheel suspension, innovative chassis technology and an extremely light weight provides the foundation for the new model range – it has been given the name SLC. “There was a particular focus on lightweight construction when the Hymermobil B-SL was being designed. We want to offer our customers the most generous payload reserves in the luxury class as well. Compared to a conventional chassis, we’re saving over 70 kilos in weight. Measuring 7.79 metres in length, the new B-SL 704 boasts a mass in running order of just 3,390 kilos, for example. This means the payload reserves total an impressive 1,110 kilos,” explains Jochen Hein, Managing Director of Hymer GmbH & Co. KG. The chassis also has a lower centre of gravity and a larger double floor, which doesn’t have an impact on either the overall height or the headroom inside the vehicle. Similar to a basement, all the technical components are now completely hidden in the new double floor: plumbing and wiring, tanks, all the electronics and even the heater. Completely closed off and with a smooth surface, the new undercarriage increases the clearance, which significantly improves the aerodynamics, fuel consumption, insulation and soundproofing. The double floor in the new Hymermobil B-SL features a spacious through-loading compartment, which stretches across the entire width of the vehicle, can be loaded conveniently from outside and is also accessible from inside through a cellar compartment. In total, this creates up to 998 litres of storage space, which is roughly equivalent to an extra 400 percent capacity compared to similar layouts with a conventional chassis and double floor. As a result, it has also been possible to further increase the volume of the tanks: with a 180-litre fresh water tank and a 150-litre waste water tank, HYMER is offering its customers even higher levels of independence and self-sufficiency.
The new Hymermobil B-SL on an SLC chassis will be available from dealers from September 2017 in the two layout variants 704 and 708.
About Hymer GmbH & Co. KG
Since its foundation in 1957, Hymer has been a household name in motorhomes and caravans “made in Germany”. The company is not only notable for its long tradition and passion for motorhoming, but is also one of the leading manufacturers in the premium sector thanks to its high standards of quality and consistent record of innovation. Hymer GmbH & Co. KG markets its products under the four brands Hymer Motor Caravans, Hymer Camper Vans, Eriba Caravans and Hymer Original Parts. Hymer GmbH & Co. KG is part of the Erwin Hymer Group SE.
About the Erwin Hymer Group
The Erwin Hymer Group is a 100 percent subsidiary of Thor Industries, the world's leading manufacturer of recreational vehicles with more than 22,000 employees worldwide. The Erwin Hymer Group unites motorhome and caravan manufacturers as well as motorhome and caravan accessory specialists, hire and financing services under one roof. The motorhome and caravan brands Buccaneer, Bürstner, Carado, Crosscamp, Compass, Dethleffs, Elddis, Eriba, Etrusco, Hymer, Niesmann+Bischoff, Laika, LMC, Roadtrek, Sunlight and Xplore, the motorhome rental companies McRent and rent easy, and also the chassis specialist Goldschmitt, the accessories specialist Movera and the touring portal freeontour all belong to the Erwin Hymer Group.
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