TrailManor Owner's Forum  

Go Back   TrailManor Owner's Forum > TrailManor Owners Community > Welcome Mat - Member Introductions
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-20-2020, 11:17 AM   #1
JumboCH
Site Sponsor
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 22
Default Hello from Switzerland

Im a new TM Owner from Switzerland. Please excuse my bad english. The Seller imported only 3 TM to Switzerland.
JumboCH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2020, 11:47 AM   #2
Larryjb
Site Sponsor
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 1,464
Default

I've got to see a picture of a TM in Switzerland! The previous owner must have really wanted a Trailmanor!
__________________
Larry

2002 Tahoe
2008 4.6 Explorer
2001 2720SD

Various TM images that you may or may not find elsewhere: http://www.trailmanorowners.com/forum/album.php?u=11700
Larryjb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2020, 12:44 PM   #3
JumboCH
Site Sponsor
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 22
Default

It was a demonstration car now its 2 years old. Im the first real owner of the TM. Now i have to buy a brake controller and this is difficult, we dont have electronic brakes in europe. fortunately The dealer chanched the electronics to 220v.
JumboCH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2020, 12:51 PM   #4
JumboCH
Site Sponsor
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 22
Default

Shipping is not cheap
Attached Images
 
JumboCH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2020, 12:52 PM   #5
Larryjb
Site Sponsor
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 1,464
Default

You could probably swap the axle/wheel assembly to be consistent with European brake systems. This would make future maintenance easier I imagine.
__________________
Larry

2002 Tahoe
2008 4.6 Explorer
2001 2720SD

Various TM images that you may or may not find elsewhere: http://www.trailmanorowners.com/forum/album.php?u=11700
Larryjb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2020, 12:23 PM   #6
JumboCH
Site Sponsor
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 22
Default

Swaping the axle is difficult, we have extrem hard laws. I drive a Lincoln Aviator, i wanted new wheels, Lincoln cars are newer sold in europe so its imposible to buy other rims ...
JumboCH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2020, 02:15 PM   #7
Bill
Site Team
 
Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: The mountains of Scottsdale, AZ, and the beaches of Maine
Posts: 9,650
Default

I'm confused. Why would anything related to TM brakes have to be changed out? The TM would have normal US 12-volt electric brakes, I assume. And these days, I think European cars other than electric cars (as well as a US-built Lincoln Aviator), have 12-volt negative-ground electrical systems? (Or have you moved to the 48-volt system? Lord help you if you have the old British 6-volt positive ground system!) So all you need is a brake controller. The controller might have to be ordered from the US, but once in hand, it should be a normal install.

What am I missing?

Bill
__________________
2020 2720QS (aka 2720SL)
2014 Ford F-150 4WD 5.0L
Bill's Tech Stuff album
Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2020, 02:46 PM   #8
JumboCH
Site Sponsor
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 22
Default

We have normal 12 v on cars or 24 v in trucks ( semi truck?). You need papers and certificats for every not original parts. But we have the best choclate and cheese in the world
JumboCH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2020, 08:00 PM   #9
Bill
Site Team
 
Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: The mountains of Scottsdale, AZ, and the beaches of Maine
Posts: 9,650
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JumboCH View Post
We have normal 12 v on cars or 24 v in trucks (semi truck?).
That's good news. Yes, we have 24 volts in semi-trucks, too. But cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, etc all have 12-volt electric systems. If your Trail Manor has normal US-installed electric brakes, all you will need is the trailer brake controller.

My suggestion. When you buy a brake controller, be sure it has the word "inertial" or "proportional" in the description. There are many available, but a good controller for a new user is the Tekonsha Prodigy P3. Very popular in the US, lots of people with experience you can draw from.

A thought for you. Some US vehicles have a built-in trailer brake controller. My 2014 Ford F-150 pickup truck has one. I don't know what model year your Aviator is, but be sure to check whether it has a built-in trailer brake controller.

Quote:
But we have the best choclate and cheese in the world
Yes you do!

Bill
__________________
2020 2720QS (aka 2720SL)
2014 Ford F-150 4WD 5.0L
Bill's Tech Stuff album
Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2020, 10:32 PM   #10
JumboCH
Site Sponsor
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Location: Switzerland
Posts: 22
Default

Our Aviator ( wifes car ) is a 2003 Canadian model. I orderd a Tekonsha P3 from a seller in Germany ( 140 USD) and 2 cables, 1 specific and 1 universal.
JumboCH is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 2021 Trailmanor Owners Page.