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Old 10-21-2020, 10:33 PM   #11
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A quick search of "rv trailer brakes "europe" " comes up with sarge brakes which do not require any electrical power.

My original thought was that it might have been easier to convent to the EU system. Because their brakes are unlikely to bolt onto TM hubs or axles, bolting an EU axle / brake / wheel combination might have been easier then ordering all the brake systems from over the pond.

However, it seems that by doing so adds a new level of complexity, paperwork due to modifications.

Bill, perhaps Jumbo can join by paying in chocolate and cheese to all the moderators?
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Old 10-21-2020, 10:45 PM   #12
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However, it seems that by doing so adds a new level of complexity, paperwork due to modifications.
fun fact, you need a permission to cut down your own tree on your property. The Dealer had to retrofit a normal handbrake and had to remove the gas tank holder.
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Old 10-22-2020, 10:10 AM   #13
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Bill, perhaps Jumbo can join by paying in chocolate and cheese to all the moderators?
Sounds like a great idea. I'll volunteer to be the central collection point for all of the moderators.

(For those who don't recognize why I am chuckling - I am the only moderator. And I work for free.)

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Old 10-22-2020, 10:17 AM   #14
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fun fact, you need a permission to cut down your own tree on your property. The Dealer had to retrofit a normal handbrake and had to remove the gas tank holder.
Okay, we're not quite so bad, but we need permission to cut trees down here too. Only allowed to water grass 2 morning/week in the summer, and we live in a temperate rain forest. We're nowhere near California or Florida!

And foot activated parking brakes are the normal brakes. (I grew up with them. Those were the days when you could sit three in the front.)
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Old 10-22-2020, 03:37 PM   #15
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I'm now waiting for Jumbo to post in the "Trailmanor Sightings" subforum. Highly unlikely, but THAT would be fascinating!
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Old 10-22-2020, 10:28 PM   #16
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Unfortunately You dont see a lot of US Trucks, Cars or Bikes but US Camper equipment is extreme rare.
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Old 10-27-2020, 04:58 PM   #17
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Im a new TM Owner from Switzerland.
I'm curious. I haven't been to Europe for a long time, but I recall that many of the most interesting roads were a bit narrow. I would think that many Swiss roads would be narrow as well, especially in the mountains. As a result, the campers (caravans) were narrow, too. Do you expect any limits on where you can go with a Trail Manor, which is 8 feet wide?

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The most normal Roads are no problem to drive, but the nice mountainroads are often small and the legal ones are not that fun to drive but they worked a lot in the past years. The bigger problem are the camping places. Normal you have avg. 25 - 30 foot x 25-30 foot and 6 - 16 ampere of energy. You have problems with the bigger RV or Trailer.
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Old 11-07-2020, 04:33 AM   #19
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The registration license arrived today. The TM is still at the dealership waiting for the new bagseal.
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