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Posted: 08/14/18 05:37am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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They make these in China, not many Australians like the Chinese input.There was another made in China Caravan called Gold Star Chinese have decimated the basic camper trailer industry. Manufacturers have gone to more value added Hybrid Caravans
They are in a Australian style, but are dodgy in hidden areas. Hate to say it but these are better than the US imports
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And here is other gorgeous German TT that doesn’t exist here. Well balanced with low tongue weight so easily towable by a mid size SUV. Wonderful modern interior design. It just makes no sense why we don’t have these options here! All we have is cheap ****...or Airstream. And even the airstreams have much higher tongue weight than they should. Drives me nuts!

https://www.eriba.com/en/models/caravans/eriba-nova-s/living-area.html

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Proteus wrote:

And here is other gorgeous German TT that doesn’t exist here. Well balanced with low tongue weight so easily towable by a mid size SUV. Wonderful modern interior design. It just makes no sense why we don’t have these options here! All we have is cheap ****...or Airstream. And even the airstreams have much higher tongue weight than they should. Drives me nuts!

https://www.eriba.com/en/models/caravans/eriba-nova-s/living-area.html


So they have somehow bypassed basic physics and built a trailer that doesn't sway with little tongue weight? [emoticon]





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Lynnmor wrote:

Proteus wrote:

And here is other gorgeous German TT that doesn’t exist here. Well balanced with low tongue weight so easily towable by a mid size SUV. Wonderful modern interior design. It just makes no sense why we don’t have these options here! All we have is cheap ****...or Airstream. And even the airstreams have much higher tongue weight than they should. Drives me nuts!

https://www.eriba.com/en/models/caravans/eriba-nova-s/living-area.html


So they have somehow bypassed basic physics and built a trailer that doesn't sway with little tongue weight? [emoticon]

Nope, the physics are the same. However, their caravans are designed differently than our campers. There are also speed restrictions and highway restrictions that tend to eliminate sway starting. There are some interesting articles on the subject written by some Aussies and Brits.


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Proteus wrote:

And here is other gorgeous German TT that doesn’t exist here. Well balanced with low tongue weight so easily towable by a mid size SUV. Wonderful modern interior design. It just makes no sense why we don’t have these options here! All we have is cheap ****...or Airstream. And even the airstreams have much higher tongue weight than they should. Drives me nuts!

https://www.eriba.com/en/models/caravans/eriba-nova-s/living-area.html

As long as you don’t exceed 60 mph and stay off high speed motorways, that is fine.
I also don’t think a cargo capacity of under 400 lbs. for a 23’ camper would do well here.
There are lots of reasons why the Europeans make their caravans the way they do, but most US Americans wouldn’t like them.
I do like the interiors, though.

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Interesting video
That is really a beautiful trailer.
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GrandpaKip wrote:

There are also speed restrictions and highway restrictions that tend to eliminate sway starting. There are some interesting articles on the subject written by some Aussies and Brits.


I love it. legislate conditions to make something that is inherently not road worthy, road worthy?
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Bumpyroad wrote:

GrandpaKip wrote:

There are also speed restrictions and highway restrictions that tend to eliminate sway starting. There are some interesting articles on the subject written by some Aussies and Brits.


I love it. legislate conditions to make something that is inherently not road worthy, road worthy?
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No idea if that is so.
The caravans I’ve seen throughout Europe tend to be pulled by diesel estate wagons on 2 lane roads, usually at 60 kmph or less. And with a long line of cars behind.
There isn’t a pickup culture over there, so caravans are designed to be towed by cars for the most part. The small SUV market is growing, though. I certainly wouldn’t want to drive my Silverado most places. We usually rent the smallest car that will take us and luggage.

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Look at Lance. They offer the Euro look!


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