Handbrake extenders

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  1. Hils and Glenns

    Hils and Glenns Funster

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    Any thoughts about a handbrake extender? Has anyone got one? We've got a Hymer B524 on a Ducato 2008. I have had a google around and it seems that we may have a problem with the fittings for a Ducato 2008 and an extender may need some modification. As I'm small I'm finding hill starts difficult with the handbrake being so low.
     
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    mike mcglynn Funster Life Member

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    Rarespares make them to order sorry cant do a link but I have one and Its a boon you just need to be careful when getting out as it can catch you unaware :rolleyes:they do fold down if wish to swivel your seat round quality piece of kit.
     
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    Yes I've heard they make entry and exit more difficult, exit in particular (y)
     
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    For increased safety buy a Hymer - there's no door. Now THAT makes entry and exit more difficult :D.
     
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    Should that be Hymer A class.
    You do get the hang of low hand brake but may be answer for some
    I gather some can't get on with extender though !
     
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    You do need to be careful getting out of drivers door, not the first time iv'e knocked the handbrake off with my backside on exiting:Eeek:
     
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    You can get electric handbrake modification fitted, just a switch on the dash, does cost around £800 though..! Manly used by disabled people....
     
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    Angela's C4 has an electric handbrake, OK in use and great for hill starts but a complete bar steward when your working on the rear brakes as last weeks disc and pad change. :mad:
     
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    If you don't want a driver's door on a Hymer A class it has to be specified at time of build. You are probably thinking of Neismann & Bishoff.
     
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    Hi I bought one two weeks ago from Outdoor Bits a Kobran motorhome handbrake extender fiat ducato 2007 onwards £54.50 my one was tight to fit and i needed to buy longer screws to lock it down but a lot easier to use.
     
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    I bough one of these http://www.prime-function.co.uk/rare-spares/buy.htm in 2008 for my Peugeot and transferred it to my 2015 Fiat Ducato - as everyone else says - be careful that it does not get knocked off :( - but makes it so much easier to drive with - does take some getting used to.
     
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    Thanks for your thoughts. We have got a Hymer A class but it does have a driver's door, no passenger side door. You don't have to use the driver door though.
     
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    We have one and it's great. It's the Kobran type.

    On our Chausson (FIAT base) there is no problem with turning the seat and (so far) have not caught it getting in or out of the cab :)
     
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