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I have been a member of this forum previously when I owned an Itineo 720 purchased in the Uk, and used for 15 moths travelling through Europe before shipping the vehicle back to Australia. after we sold the Motorhome we purchased a Safari Trek in the USA and spent 14 months exploring America over a 3 years period. Three months ago we swopped the Trek for a Hymer B 564 in England and drove it to Germany where it's waiting for our return in a farmers barn. We will arrive in Europe in April and then get the vehicle ready for a journey in Germany , Italy and Scandinavia.
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The hymer is a B564 1999 German model but bought in the U.K. So the headlights are for left hand drive. Is it possible to adjust them so I can drive on the continent or do I need them to be replaced as I will register the van in Germany and have to get over the TÜV.

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Hi Rudi,

Welcome back to MHF.

I'm afraid I don't know the answer to you question but I'm sure someone will be able to help. We've a number of Hymer owners on the forum so hopefully one of them may know about the headlights.

Good luck with your planning, sounds like a great adventure!!

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Dependent on the age of the van, they would be easy or awkward to adjust, but either way no need for new headights.

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I hope it is ok to add a question to my introduction
The hymer is a B564 1999 German model but bought in the U.K. So the headlights are for left hand drive. Is it possible to adjust them so I can drive on the continent or do I need them to be replaced as I will register the van in Germany and have to get over the TÜV.
A bit confused. If the headlights are as you say for LHD then they will already be set for continental driving. Did you mean they are currently set for RHD? If so and they cannot be adjusted then it should be relatively easy to source a LHD set in Germany.
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Not sure if this is for your model but maybe worth a look here..........

http://hymerinfo.com/index.php/techn...ght-adjustment

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A bit confused. If the headlights are as you say for LHD then they will already be set for continental driving. Did you mean they are currently set for RHD? If so and they cannot be adjusted then it should be relatively easy to source a LHD set in Germany.
Possibly he meant for driving on the left rather than LHD Ray, these upside down folk may get confused when they're the right way up

Personally I'd have bought a LHD van unless it's going to live upside down eventually.
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A bit confused. If the headlights are as you say for LHD then they will already be set for continental driving. Did you mean they are currently set for RHD? If so and they cannot be adjusted then it should be relatively easy to source a LHD set in Germany.
Left hand drive means the UK where the hymer was registered but I will use it in Germany and the rest of Europe therefore right hand drive.
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Left hand drive means the UK where the hymer was registered but I will use it in Germany and the rest of Europe therefore right hand drive.
To clear up this confusion:

If when standing in the van, looking at the windscreen, is the steering wheel on the left OR right hand side?

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Left hand drive means the UK where the hymer was registered but I will use it in Germany and the rest of Europe therefore right hand drive.
In order to be helpful and not confuse the RHD/LHD deignation: In the UK we drive on the left and vehicles are RHD [same as Australia]. In Germany and the rest of Europe they drive on the right and have LHD vehicles.

Anyway I think you mean that currently the MH is set for UK driving i.e dips to the left towards the side of the road and you wish to convert them to continental i.e. nominally dips to the right towards their side of the road.

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Your Hymer's previous owner might have had the headlights replaced for UK driving - perhaps for a UK MOT..........we did not bother for our (LHD) Hymer ....so all we had to do was buy the correct beam benders.

In UK we used beambenders, when over the Channel we removed them!

All you should need to do is buy beambenders......either UK (RHD) or Continental (LHD) vehicle ones.... if you are unable to adjust your headlights.

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