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post #41 of 46 (permalink) Old 18-06-2012, 17:27
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I've finished the mods to the accelerator pedal, see pics below. (Looks a little bit tidier than the rusty hinge!!).

Note that the new pedal is exactly the same distance away from the brake pedal as the old existing one, I don't know about you but I find the brake and accelerator are very close together on some Hymers.

Just another tip to help comfort on long journeys, I find that if I change the seat squab angle by one notch (either up or down) every 100 miles or so, this in effect changes the angle of your ankle on the accelerator slightly and helps stop the dreaded sore ankle during and at the end of the trip. It works for me anyway!!

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the older hymers never had a double floor and the driving position on old vans was never brilliant but you put up with it because it was a job

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Older Hymer Accelerator Mod- Piano Hinge Type.

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I've finished the mods to the accelerator pedal, see pics below. (Looks a little bit tidier than the rusty hinge!!).

Note that the new pedal is exactly the same distance away from the brake pedal as the old existing one, I don't know about you but I find the brake and accelerator are very close together on some Hymers.

Just another tip to help comfort on long journeys, I find that if I change the seat squab angle by one notch (either up or down) every 100 miles or so, this in effect changes the angle of your ankle on the accelerator slightly and helps stop the dreaded sore ankle during and at the end of the trip. It works for me anyway!!

Mel.
Great stuff Mel, what are the two slot head screws I can see above the hinge for, incidentally?

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The slot headed screws are used to attach the chequer plate to the "T" hinge, I also used epoxy resin as a belt and braces insurance that the chequer plate stays where it is.

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Mercedes throttle modification

From the British Engineer.
Photos of Mercedes throttle pedal modifications.
The extended throttle pedal allows multiple foot/ankle possitions to alleviate foot fatigue, the same as fitted to lorry/bus.
For high seat possitions.
I would recommend raising the floor to the required height for driver comfort with a wood block, the same as modified for disabled drivers, and again fit an extended throttle blade so the floor/throttle is ellevated. I'm in West London. 0208 4226161.
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As a follow on to this thread, I have now done a few long trips touring Scotland and Europe and can honestly say that the pedal mod has made driving a lot more comfortable, not as good as cruise control but a lot cheaper!

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