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Erwin Hymer Group remembers Erwin Hymer, on what would have been his 93rd birthday

Last week, it would have been the 93rd birthday of the late Erwin Hymer, the founder and visionary of the German brand Hymer. The Erwin Hymer Group commemorated its founder’s anniversary by remembering his life and some of his ideas and anecdotes.

Erwin Hymer’s legacy in the RV industry is undisputed. He was a visionary who saw the potential of a market long before many others did, and he capitalized on that foresight with impeccable execution. Today, the Erwin Hymer Group stands as a testament to his dedication, passion, and innovative spirit. Erwin Hymer’s story is a source of inspiration and a reminder of the impact one individual can have when driven by vision and determination.

 

At just 23 years old, Erwin Hymer worked in aircraft construction. However, Erwin’s passion for automobiles led him on a different path: in this spare time he developed the “Dornier Delta” which later went into productions as Janus – a unique vehicle with doors at both the front and back

While Exploring the concept of fold.down beds in motorhomes, Erwin Hymer didn’t simply rely on theory. Instead the perfectionist tested the idea personally – using cheese boxes to stimulate functionality

When designing his museum, Erwin Hymer tinkered with lamellae on the windows to optimize solar radiation. Not happy with just a source of light, the hands-on-inventor made sure they could also heat the museum floor