Fifth wheel handbrake

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  1. algill

    algill Funster

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    Does anyone have any experience of having one of these fitted or know anything about it.

    We have an American 5th wheel which doesn't have a handbrake so we've been checking it out. Sounds like we need one to be legal.

    Been in touch with STT and they've quoted £5,500 :Eeek::Eeek:
     
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    Ill Stand and hold it on a hill for half that:Eeek:
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    Thanks Geo - we might take you up on that :thumb:

    I'm sure "the powers that be" would appreciate that we'd made the effort :Rofl1:
     
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    try NICHE MARKETING in lincolnshire.

    their 5ers have electric service brakes and mechanical hand brakes. ( a simple throwover lever)

    i believe STT use hydraulic/air brakes but i done know what type of hand brake(probably air) ie:- HGV trailers.

    just thinking about the price they quoted, it sounds like a full trailer conversion to air and air supply compressor on pickup.

    i think all their pickup/trailer deals are converted to air.(on trailer, pickup stays hydraulic)

    john.
     
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