Handbrake Extension

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  1. tricky

    tricky Read Only Funster

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    Hi there
    can anyone give advice on handbrake extensions
    I have a lower back problem and the handbrake on my Fiat Hymercamp
    is quite a long way down
    Any information would be a great help
    Thanks:Sad:
     
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    Handbrake Extensio

    I have one on my hymer classic works well, easy to us. fairly easy to fit. makes taking the handbrake on and off better, not cheap.
     
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    yes they are good i am disabled and find it easier to use the handbrake :thumb:
     
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    gogocrosby Read Only Funster

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    Hand brake extenders are an excellent idea we have one on our Challenger, but be aware the cheaper!(only relative) ones may interfere with you seat swivels. Rare-Spares version allows the handle to be lowered
     
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    Motorhomefun is an agent for the Rare Spares Model. They have been unavailable for two months but production is about to start again next week. I will put an announcement out when they are available. They are almost twice and expensive as the plastic model sold elsewhere but four times as good. :BigGrin:
     
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    Aha!
    That's good news. I've been reluctant to recommend them as I thought they'd become recession victims. Glad to hear they're still around.
    We wouldn't be without our HB Extender. It's brilliant and worth the extra cost.


    John
     
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    There was one in classifieds:thumb:
     
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    I have fitted the Rare Spares extender to my 2005 Ducato and it certainly makes life easier, however one thing I have found is that if you forget the thing is there it snags on your trousers when exiting the vehicle. I would imagine it would be worse with shorts. You need to lift your backside an inch or so higher when climbing out. Other than that its a good piece of kit.
     
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    I also have a rare spare handbrake extender. The only problem I find is that if I put the handbrake on too hard I have a heck of a job trying to free it.

    Ian
     
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    I found no probem with releasing the handbrake. The problem I had was remembering to push the handbrake extender forwards in order to apply the brakes!
     
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    Thanks to all that replied to my problem.
    Looking forward to the rare spares version becoming available
    Can anyone let me know the price of this make ?
    :thanks: Rich
     
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    Check their website £70, may be cheaper through MHF when generally available
     
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    handbrake extention

    Thanks for that jim, as I recently purchased the handbrake extention and then been told that they were not in production, I was begining to get worried particularly as I have received no feedback from you. Pete.
     
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    and its still there...£50 + p&p
    Handbrake Extender
     
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