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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.


Alfons Hymer begins production of agricultural vehicles.


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

1957 Hymer Troll


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

1961 Hymer Caravano


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

197 Hymermobil


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

1976 Hymermobil 521


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

1978 Hymer PUAL Bodyshell


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

1981 Hymer B-Class


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

1986 Hymer Six Year Warranty


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.

1995 Hymer S-Class


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

2004 Hymer 100000th Moorhome


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

2007 Hymer Fiftieth Anniversary


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

2011 Erwin Hymer Museum Opens


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

2012 Hymer Lightweight 3-ton Motorhome


The company produces the 150,000th HYMER motorhome.

2014 Hymer 150000th Motorhome


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

2015 Hymer ML-I Motorhome
60 Years of Hymer Motorhomes

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Hymer Exsis-T | Hymer T-Class SL | Hymer ML-T | Hymer T-Class 'Ambition' | Hymer B-Class ModernComfort T | Hymer Exsis-I | Hymer B-Class ModernComfort I | Hymer B-Class SL SupremeLine | Hymer DuoMobil | Hymer B-Class CL 'Ambition'

See Also: Hymer Technology
Hymer SLC Chassis | Hymer Smart Battery System | Hymer PUAL 2.0 Bodywork Concept

See Also: Hymer History
Erwin Hymer, Pioneer | Hymer History 60 Years on the Move | Hymer Group Sold to Thor Industries

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