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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!
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.
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.
Older Hymer Accelerator Mod- Piano Hinge Type.
Originally Posted by Baron1
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
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!!
Cruise control the answer. We have the Magic speed MS-300 and honestly it is the bees knees and wouldn't be without it
I disagree Bill, if you mount a hinged accelerator pedal on the floor then your foot/heel will be on the floor and hence no "hanging in the air"
The driving seat in older Hymers is several inches higher than the original chassis design due to the double floor, your lower leg is almost vertical to the floor when in the driving seat even with the seat in it's rearmost position.
Hinges added to the pedal don't solve the problem of not being able to get your heel on the floor, and your foot will still be hanging in the air.
|Christine600||A photo would be much appreciated. I have cruise control but I cannot always use that in city traffic.|
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