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  1. david price

    david price Read Only Funster

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    Have seen a little car,bit like a quad but with doors and a roof anyone know what they are called.
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    dunne buggy possibley
     
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    Thanks for reply tofo but deff not dunne buggy
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    Could this be it?

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    Or this as a kit to convert a quad?

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    probably a qpod Dave.. Thought about getting one a while back but Nikki said bla bla bla and I never. :Laughing:
     
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    Secma are a better bet than Qpod.. Shame really but Qpod are usually considerably more lolly than the Qpod for not a considerably better vehicle

    Des n Donna have been using a Secma for just over a season now and it has been very reliable
    It is towed by a bar that fits on to the front and then lifted on to the tow ball ( quite light and easy to do ) .. as it then becomes a normal two wheeled trailer that is under the weight where brakes are required, a tow board clipped on the back and they are away !!

    Took it all over Europe this year ( 3500 miles in 5 weeks ) and must say it has been a god send the few times we managed to meet up and shopping was needed !
     
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    One of these perhaps,, seen parked up behind a MH at Teignmouth Devon,, Neat little two seater..

     

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    Aren't we back to the situation where if the trailer has brakes they have to be operational when towed, even if under the weight limit?

    Steve
     
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    We had a Secma funtech sport which is the same as the Qpod, both made by Secma in France. The latter which took over in this country was marketed by a company fronted by Noel Edmonds, but he is no longer involved I believe.
    Cunninghams Garage of Hempnall in Norfolk are agents which is where we had ours maintained.
    They are fun but we sold ours for a more substantial toad.
    The earlier Secmas have cable brakes and up until around 05 models had single bearings on the rear wheels which when towed on the detachable towbar (front wheels off the ground ) readily failed to my experience.
    Max speed around 45mph economy 50+ mpg on the 340cc 4 stroke engine.
     
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    Dunno.. But having taken the thing all over EU ( inc Spain ) and all over the UK, I believe Des, and myself if I got one, would not give a bugger about it..

    I mean, if we REALLY want to argue semantics how many have a tow bar that does not have a weight plate on it ?

    How many do not have a lockable water filler ( how is that for an obscure one ! LOL !! )

    There are loadsa rules and regs but realistically .......
     
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    As long as people make an informed decision, that is the only issue.

    I personally believe that law makes little sense in relation to road safety. But law it is and there may always be the chance that one day you may find a gendarme, Landespolizei, Guardia Civil or police officer from whatever country you are in who may not wish to discuss semantics.
     
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    I reckon its the Qpod too - I have seen a few of them being used as a toad - really cute and fun - they were distributed by a garage in Fenny Bridges nr Honiton devon but looks like they are all discontinued now http://qpod.co.uk
     
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    Yes simply, doesn't matter if the 'trailer' is under 750 kgs, if brakes are fitted they must work.
     
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    100% right


    You are right on the ball there Simon... if fitted they have to work.

    Bob:RollEyes:
     
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    I owned one of the original funtecs which were later called qpod.
    It was the 350cc with a single cylinder Lombardini engine,great fun but when it tipped me out in France I decided to get rid.I towed it all over the place with no problems.It was belt drive and automatic,twist and go on the handlebars.A bit cramped for 2 people but we managed well enough,a small boot at the rear for shopping,all in all a good bit of kit if you take your time going round tight corners and dont mind being the centre of attention,not for the shrinking violet type.
     
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    One of the good things about the Qpods is they are designed to be towed and weigh well under 750kg
     
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    Perhaps this


    2010 RANGER RZR® S Side-By-Side Vehicle

    Mark has sold some :thumb:
     
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