Power Steering for Old Vans

Apr 13, 2012
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Today I had electric power steering fitted to my 1991 Renault Trafic coachbuilt

Traveled to Stratford-on-Avon, it took 4 hours and cost £600

Makes all the difference to low speed driving and parking

A small 'engineering' workshop attached to a family run garden centre - - space to stay over if needed and if the weather is as good as it was today a pleasant time spent in the garden talking to the owners while the work was done.

Not sure if I should post a direct link on Jim's site but if you google talbot-express-power-steering you should find them.

They convert quite a variety of motorhomes and other vehicles including MGBs
 
Nov 3, 2013
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Hi.
Well done you,however,if it ever comes to pass it "Packs up", i have found that having 2 EGGS for breakfast makes the steering easier as well.
PS. Spinach ... LOL

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Hymerclassic

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Aug 19, 2015
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Hymer on Renault trafic
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Today I had electric power steering fitted to my 1991 Renault Trafic coachbuilt

Travelled to Stratford-on-Avon, it took 4 hours to fit and cost £600

Makes all the difference to low speed driving and parking

A small 'engineering' workshop attached to a family run garden centre - - space to stay over if needed and if the weather is as good as it was today a pleasant time spent in the garden talking to the owners while the work was done.

Not sure if I should post a direct link on Jim's site but if you google talbot-express-power-steering you should find them.

They convert quite a variety of motorhomes and other vehicles including MGBs


I took my 93 Hymer (built on a Renault Trafic chassis) to them today to have electric power steering fitted. I have tried eggs.... and spinach (they don't go well together) and even the gym, but after a week of touring in Wales and trying to park in some of the tiniest yet very busy villages I knew it was time to admit that I am getting too old to wrestle with the dead weight of my Hymer any longer.

£600 and 3 hours later....What a difference. If you do not have power steering and are undecided, my opinion is that it makes a heavyweight perform like a mini in tight spots. I really like it.

I am now looking at electric power braking. Does anyone know of a UK company that will supply and fit?? There are plenty of them in the USA

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Badknee

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Aug 25, 2014
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Full timing for five years and loving it!
Sometimes I struggle even though I have power steering and servo brakes,:eek: perhaps it's because I'm only six stone wet through ...honest. :whistle:
 
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