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Accelerator pedal - foot ache syndrom -Hymer 544/564 series

Hi all, now on my 2nd Hymer, a 1995 - 564, but have still not found an answer to the accelerator pedal foot ache on long journeys.

And, this is notwithstanding the myriad of height and adjustments available on the seat mechanisms. Alternatively, it could be just me getting older. Any suggestions?

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When I had my 544 I solved the problem by fitting an 'organ pedal'.
This was a kit I bought from a motor accessory shop,it was a hinge that screwed to the floor and a pedal that rested on the accelerator. It took about 30 minutes to fit.
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Hi Geoff, and welcome to the forum

No real (or helpful) suggestions, I'm afraid. We have cruise control on our van, and wouldn't have a van without it now. I use it a lot.

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Organ Pedal

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When I had my 544 I solved the problem by fitting an 'organ pedal'.
This was a kit I bought from a motor accessory shop,it was a hinge that screwed to the floor and a pedal that rested on the accelerator. It took about 30 minutes to fit.
Thanks, can you let me know where you purchased, if poss?
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Hi Geoff, and welcome to the forum

No real (or helpful) suggestions, I'm afraid. We have cruise control on our van, and wouldn't have a van without it now. I use it a lot.

Gerald

Thanks....It might come to that, will try Bigfoot's Organ Pedal first though...Cheers.
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Old age may certainly be a problem, but join the club (sadly, no refunds available, only discontinuation of membership )

I invested 300 approx in a retro-fit cruise control and it made the world of difference. Last week I was in a lot of slow moving traffic for about an hour and boy was it painful!

My theory is that the angle between my leg and the throttle pedal is much larger than in a car, where a more reclining position is effected. That is the cause of the problem, but I'd love to know if the organ pedal works.

Good luck - Gordon
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I screwed a wooden wedge to a carpet mat and rested my foot partially on that.. dirt cheap dead easy and effective
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Hi Gordon,

Thanks for that, I will keep you informed on the Organ Pedal idea, let me know where to send you my complimentary free bus pass...LOL, yep, we still get them in Wales, by default in my case though, they simply "must" have made an admin error.

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I screwed a wooden wedge to a carpet mat and rested my foot partially on that.. dirt cheap dead easy and effective
Thanks....anything's worth a try....Cheers.
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Cruise control is your answer. Dave Newell is a very good installer of them and gives a great service.
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