European Legal A-Frames (at last)?

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  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Read Only Funster

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    Roadmaster enters the European Marketplace

    Towing system manufacturer Roadmaster Inc. has ventured into the European market, setting up a distribution system in Amsterdam for launching retail sales in its latest expansion venture.
    After Roadmaster received approval in 2008 for its tow bar to be used by "caravaneers" from the Dutch National Police Agency in the Netherlands, which acts as a safety certification authority, Roadmaster tow bars were automatically certified for use in other European countries with the exception of Germany, where approval is pending.
    Roadmaster tow bars will be manufactured in Oregon and distributed from a warehouse in Amsterdam.
    New brackets were designed for the front ends of European cars so they can be towed. When European motorhomes tow, they use a ball system to attach the towbar to the towing vehicle as oppposed to the receiver system used in the US.
    Roadmaster intends to sell a package that includes the tow bar, necessary wiring, safety cables and towed-vehicle brakes for 5,000 euros (based on Nov 2008 exchange rates against the dollar).

    A shortened extract from the American magazine " Motorhome" March 2009 edition.

    Chris
     
  2. pappajohn

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    over £4500 :Eeek:

    they gotta be kidding.:Doh:

    the only advantage with this is the fact they are legal in holland.......dont think it will carry any weight in spain though......they make up their own rulkes.
     
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  3. Forestboy

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    Bloody typical Rip Off Britain & Europe even the yanks are getting in on the act.
    I have a top of the range Blue Ox A Frame and braking system in America and the whole package fitted was less than $2000 and the exchange rate at the time was 1.985.

    Cheaper to have a holiday in the states buy one while you're there and ship it back yourself.
     
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    Stick one in Jan's hand luggage for me please Ror?:RollEyes:
     
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