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RE: Smart car being transported on roof of tow vehicle

Not to be outdone a combination you would probably only see in Australia an IVECO Daily, with a Smart Car towing a 5th Wheeler That 5th looks like a Denali? That is right and the 3litre diesel, cab chassis van, does not have a problem. Biggest 5ver I have seen them pull is a 38ft Redwood
RobertRyan 11/01/14 12:52am Fifth-Wheels
RE: A Flatpack Travel Trailer

Click through and watch the video -- the panels are sandwiched fiberglass and foam, and the joinery is aluminum channel with epoxy. Looks like an amazing system. Once again, the folks in Australia are years ahead of the United States. I still don't know why -- the US is a larger market, with huge resources, and yet the Australian caravans are so obviously superior. A total mystery. A case of more people here are prepared to try something completely different, than go with the crowd. The fact that roughly 140 RV Builders in a relatively small market pretty well guarantees there will be innovation
RobertRyan 10/31/14 11:43pm Travel Trailers
RE: Smart car being transported on roof of tow vehicle

Not to be outdone a combination you would probably only see in Australia an IVECO Daily, with a Smart Car towing a 5th Wheeler http://images.tradingpost.com.au/lPEKoQwkYqAAAAEx0Ddznup6/TP005600603/p5220355-Resized320x240.jpg
RobertRyan 10/31/14 08:22pm Fifth-Wheels
A Flatpack Travel Trailer

Well it looks like IKEA will be selling these soon. Zone Caravans, have a build it yourself modell or Models http://zonerv.com.au/wp-content/themes/naked-wordpress-master/images/ctas/caravans.jpg
RobertRyan 10/31/14 12:57am Travel Trailers
RE: Smart car being transported on roof of tow vehicle

I did my time in a VW Diesel PU 300K worth with my knees in the dash just to save a buck. 44MPG, I realized my life and my responsibility as a Husband and Father were more important! Frightening concept :) Getting back to the Smart Car, they are only used in parking space restricted older European cities
RobertRyan 10/30/14 10:06pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: ford e chassis end date

For the market to go away the 16-30 passenger buses built on the cutaway need to be replaced by another center-aisle solution: enlarged vans like the Sprinter Minibus, or a true minibus like the Toyota Coaster. Both of these are built at about 11,000 pounds, a ton and a half lighter than the coaches we currently use in this size class There are others that are much heavier, that are based on Light Japanese Trucks.(27,000lb GCVWR) The Toyota is a "Coaster" fairly lightweight. You can get ones based on Hino , Mitsubishi, Isuzu Buses , that have roughly 7-8 Litre engines. No shortage of European bases, IVECO,MAN, SCANIA etc But replace our coaches in the 16-30 passenger class. We also build larger coaches on Class 5 to Class 8 cab-chassis and bare chassis, 16,000 to 45,000 pounds. Ford, Freightliner, Volvo, International for cab-chassis coaches, Volvo, Daimler, Prevost, MCI, Setra, VanHool in the motorcoach business. These larger coaches have little bearing on what is the market for 90,000 Class 4 cab-chassis a year. Yes the Hino, Mitsubishi, Isuzu and now Chinese Higer are in the 16-30 passenger class. No these do not exist in the US. A lightweight like Toyota's Coaster is the Mitsubishi Rosa A Toyota Hino Bus, you have all sizes and specifications http://www.japanese-trucks.com/galleries/data/media/19/hino_selega.jpg
RobertRyan 10/30/14 01:56pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: ford e chassis end date

For the market to go away the 16-30 passenger buses built on the cutaway need to be replaced by another center-aisle solution: enlarged vans like the Sprinter Minibus, or a true minibus like the Toyota Coaster. Both of these are built at about 11,000 pounds, a ton and a half lighter than the coaches we currently use in this size class There are others that are much heavier, that are based on Light Japanese Trucks.(27,000lb GCVWR) The Toyota is a "Coaster" fairly lightweight. You can get ones based on Hino , Mitsubishi, Isuzu Buses , that have roughly 7-8 Litre engines. No shortage of European bases, IVECO,MAN, SCANIA etc
RobertRyan 10/29/14 11:38pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Ford Transit vs Nissan NV--comparison

My point about the European Transits is, if you think the US version is tried and true according to years of service in Europe that would be a mistake. The US rear wheel drive Transit is a different animal.I believe the real wheel drive set-up is brand new and exclusive to North America.believe the real wheel drive set-up is brand new and exclusive to North America. Doubt the RWD set up is.different, but you get Gas engines and the 3.2 older diesel, We get the 2.2 much newer diesel. The 3.2 Diesel goes into the Ford Ranger. That said it is not a big seller here , as other European/Japanese/Korean Vans are better sellers
RobertRyan 10/26/14 05:56pm Class B - Camping Van Conversions
RE: UPDATE! Ordered a 2015 Eco-Diesel today! :)

Mow that turbo DI tech is common, a 2.0 Eco in the Ford escape has many of the characteristics that are so called "diesel" engine characteristics, for a much lower cost, the only actual tradeoff is mileage vs hp. Not exactly a winner in the Ford Falcon replacing the 4 Litre Barra engine. Most have shunned the 2 Litre Ecoboost engine. The 2.7 Litre Diesel in the 5000lb Ford Territory, very successful.
RobertRyan 10/23/14 10:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Our Prayers to Our Canadian brothers

Thank you. Our family has family members both in Canadian police and the Canadian military. Unbelievable how fast things can change. However one thing that never changes, is the strong, positive relationship between Canada and the USA. As a Canadian I've always been happy and thankful, to have America as our neighbour. We are in some respects are in a very similar situation to Canadians as we have Australian Air Force planes in Iraq. About a month ago, Australian Police arrested one man under Terrorism charges after he was found with various chemicals and plans. Another 18yr old from originally Afgnanistan was shot dead, after he.stabbed a Police Officer
RobertRyan 10/23/14 04:41am Around the Campfire
RE: Fewer pop ups out there?

Definitely fewer popups in the campgrounds. From what I see, most campers want more space and you see a lot more larger travel trailers. Many of those that may have bought a pop up at one time are now at least buying hybrids with the advantages of larger fridge, shower, etc. Same sort of thing is happening in Australia. The "Pop Top" Caravan closer to a U.S. Hybrid, is being replaced by much larger Caravans http://www.cilinsurance.com.au/sites/default/files/fm/images/Jayco-PopTop-4.jpg
RobertRyan 10/22/14 04:22pm Folding Trailers
RE: Are You Buying All These Half-ton Claims?

Which truck platform continuously posts about having issues with towing? 1/2 tons. That right there tells me that the mega tow ratings are ridiculous. And those posters aren't towing 11,000lbs, they're towing 6-8500lbs. Closer to the money. Just back from New Zealand, where I saw several US Pickups. What was like seeing a "UFO" was a 2009 F150 actually towing a load. He was struggling, but towed a trailer with two small wool bales and a small digger
RobertRyan 10/20/14 09:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Are You Buying All These Half-ton Claims?

I don't, and would never trust one to my families life. Have driven plenty of 1/2 ton trucks to know what they are capable of SAFELY towing. 1/2 tons have their place, but its not towing that kind of weight. IMO 8-9K lb is about the safe limit with a 1/2 ton truck. You can beef them up all you want but they just don't have the MASS to safely control a load like that in an emergency situation. Not this part of the world.US Towing rates are downgraded considerably, for safety. You could do it, but not all that safely.You could do it with other vehicles , but same principle applies. I have seen Asian Pickups with over 4,000lb in the trays in Asia and they regularly do it, but Mountains and long descents..No.
RobertRyan 10/19/14 09:18pm Tow Vehicles
RE: small diesel toad

Many European vehicles are not imported to the USA because they will not meet the crash standards. The F-150 is about 500 pounds more than in the 70's to meet the higher crash standards that are in place now, and not 30 years ago. Know this is an old thread, but lack of compliance to crash standards, works in reverse outside the US. Many US vehicles do not meet European and other standards. Would be helpful to have interoperable standards
RobertRyan 10/19/14 09:11pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Large but small PuP

Middle of Road Caravan manufacturer http://www.caravanperth.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/prime_02.jpg
RobertRyan 10/08/14 02:36pm General RVing Issues
RE: Large but small PuP

The Aussie's are much more comfortable roughing it than most Americans who want a dry bath, fridge, microwave, and air conditioning to go "camping". For them being off the ground at night and not having to worry about a croc joining them inside a tent is a big step up. No depends on the person. You have rigs here that would shame a 5 star hotel, depends on your wants Worry about Crocs? bit like worrying about Alligators coming out of the sewers in New York, :)very few places in Australia you would see Crocodiles,and they in the extreme North, bit like Alligators in Florida Lotus Caravan Interior, you get a lot of Middle to high end units like this
RobertRyan 10/08/14 01:57pm General RVing Issues
Folding Camper for people with Disabilities

Admit must be the first time I have seen this on a Folding Camper, seen similar on Motorhomes http://liveimages.editorial.carsales.com.au/caravancamping/general/editorial/ge4832208341368953687.jpg http://liveimages.editorial.carsales.com.au/caravancamping/general/editorial/ge5373164069153024244.jpg http://liveimages.editorial.carsales.com.au/caravancamping/general/editorial/ge5377511878970988465.jpg http://liveimages.editorial.carsales.com.au/caravancamping/general/editorial/ge4791874150205729567.jpg Mountain Trail Campers is already leading the way in ‘convenience camping’ with the recent introduction of electro-fold assist on both its soft- and hard-floor models. But now the Albury, NSW-based manufacturer of premium off-road camper trailers has built what could be another Aussie ‘first’: a wheelchair-friendly hard-floor camper trailer. Mountain Trail’s Nick Edwards said he was approached at this year’s Sydney Supershow by Tamworth couple David and Nicky, who were looking for an off-road camper trailer that could accommodate the wheelchair-bound Nicky. “He’s big into his four-wheel driving and outdoors, but wants to go on more trips. She said I’ll go if you can find something that suits me,” explained Edwards. “But they couldn’t find anything that suited them in the whole market. We were the closest, and we then made some modifications.” Based on the company’s latest EDX (Electric Design Extreme) hard floor camper, the modifications included lowering the tent entry door to fit a lightweight wheelchair ramp, that slots on the roof-mounted pack rack in transit. There’s a new wheelchair platform for the tent ensuite, while the external, slide-out kitchen and swing-over benchtop have been lowered, and the under-kitchen drawers removed, to provide a better working height and legroom for Nicky. Inside, there's an actuator-driven, swing arm lift chair mounted at the foot of the double bed that runs off the camper’s 12V system. Mountain Trail also colour-coded the camper to match the couple’s white Toyota LandCruiser. Edwards said the couple were “wrapped” with the final result, with the EDX’s one-touch fold-up roof/floor a particular bonus for Nicky as she can help with set-up and pack-up. “She feels she can do something, by controlling the opening and closing,” he said. All the modifications were designed in-house by a mechanical engineer using the same 3D computer-design modelling software Mountain Trail now uses to design all its campers. However, despite the extra cost of parts and labour, Mountain Trail didn’t charge any more for the extra work, and would do the modifications again for other interested buyers. “We’ve done all the design work now so it’s easy,” he said. Meanwhile, Mountain Trail is looking to diversify its product range next year with the introduction of a new type of commercial-style trailer. “It’s a trailer but it will have nothing to do with camping. It’s more to do with utilising our engineering know-how to make a modern product,” he said.
RobertRyan 10/08/14 02:03am Folding Trailers
RE: Anybody consider a semi for a tow vehicle?

rolls royce This good ol boy disagrees,calls the Volvo class 8 'the Rolls Royce" of trucks , I agree mine is living room quiet and while horsepower is not much more then a LGT ,1650 ft lbs of tark more then make up for the lack of horsepower:B Guys remember company trucks you drive my not be specced like a O/O truck. In Europe it is the ".Other Scandinavian " that gets that accolade Scania. Latest model of the big V8, gets 730hp and mountains of seemless torque
RobertRyan 10/06/14 11:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Delete

I would have to say that is the fault of the parents and the kid, not the the driver of the car.... Unsupervised riding around a Caravan Park, is asking for trouble Speed limits are generally 10kmh, but nonetheless kids need to be supervised as it is not really a general play area
RobertRyan 10/06/14 02:10pm RV Lifestyle
RE: Anybody consider a semi for a tow vehicle?

I did not state that they can't, I questioned how many wives of RVers would want to drive one. This is an RV forum and my intent was for the OP to maybe consider if his wife would be willing to drive one before he went out and bought one. Does your wife drive your Volvo on a regular basis? Common to see women driving and towing RV's in Australia
RobertRyan 10/06/14 12:08am Tow Vehicles
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