The history of the HYMER motorhome.

A unique success story

The development of the integrated Hymermobil at the beginning of the 70s ushered in a new era in the history of mobile homes. The year 2014 saw the production of the 150,000th HYMER motorhome. From the legendary B-Class or the luxurious S-Class to the lightweights of the Exsis series or the colourful variety of semintegrated models − many vehicles from these model series have been crowned with major awards over the years. This chronicle sketches the key stages in the remarkable success story of the Hymermobil.

1923

Alfons Hymer begins production of agricultural vehicles.

1957

Erich Bachem (“ERIBA”) and Erwin Hymer build the original “Troll”, the first caravan.

1961

The first hand-built HYMER motorhome, the Caravano, makes its debut.

1971

The first Hymermobil is built and presented at the Caravan Salon.

1976

The Hymermobil 521 with pull-down double bed in the cab becomes a bestseller.

1978

The innovative PUAL body shell is developed and proves its stability.

1981

The HYMER B-Class is introduced and develops over the following years into Europe’s most popular motorhome.

1986

HYMER becomes the first manufacturer to grant a 6-year water ingress warranty on its motorhomes.

1995

HYMER presents the new S-Class and becomes the first company in the industry to be certified according to ISO 9001 on the strength of its high product quality.

2004

In October, the 100,000th HYMER motorhome rolls off the production line in Bad Waldsee.

2007

HYMER’s 50th anniversary is honoured with an anniversary edition of the B-Class SL in gold.

2011

Opening of the Erwin Hymer Museum opposite the company headquarters in Bad Waldsee.

2012

Lightweight design from Bad Waldsee – HYMER puts its stamp on the 3-ton class and sets new standards within the industry.

2014

The company produces the 150,000th HYMER motorhome.

2015

A new milestone: the Hymermobil ML-I – an integrated motorhome on a Mercedes-Benz chassis weighing less than 3.5 tons.