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Old 05-06-2015, 10:24 AM   #1
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Talking Isn't it beautiful ?!

Picture of my 67 Caravel @ Lake Maggiore Italy this year easter weekend. New awning used for the first time....

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Old 05-06-2015, 10:35 AM   #2
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Looks great!
I'm fascinated with how the components of the trailer tongue are very different than in the US.
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Maeffy that is a beautiful photo.
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Old 05-06-2015, 11:07 AM   #4
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What a beautiful spot!



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Looks great!
I'm fascinated with how the components of the trailer tongue are very different than in the US.
Most trailers in Europe have surge brakes, longer trailer tongues, and much less weight on the hitch. The trailer ball is a single piece with the hitch on the car (the ball can't rotate like our US versions) and anti-sway is often with pads clamped on the ball. The tongue jack usually has a wheel to allow maneuvering by hand.

Below is a picture of a common hitch setup.

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Old 05-06-2015, 03:17 PM   #6
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Tim you are right. But I am allowed to have 100 kg hith weight with my towing car... Normal is just 50 or 75 kg... We need the weel to move the Trailer because its so small everywhere �� Not like in the States ��
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Old 05-07-2015, 02:10 PM   #7
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Gorgeous Trailer, Gorgeous Location!
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Old 05-07-2015, 03:13 PM   #8
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We also have the same trailer and would love to find out about the awning and how much it costs. Did you go direct to the Zip Dee factory or did you go through a dealer. Thank you very much. We have had our little money pit for 2 years now and would not give her up for the world. I have been to Italy once such a place of beauty. Thank you in advance if you would like to help.

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ctarochione - check with Vintage Trailer Supply back east. I bought one for our 68 that we had. Don't remember the price.
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ctarochione - check with Vintage Trailer Supply back east. I bought one for our 68 that we had. Don't remember the price.
I bought it also from Vintage Trailer Supply. Shipping from the States to Austria was really expensive but worth any Cent. The look is fantastic and the color is matching the interieur.
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What a beautiful spot!



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An other picture from this spot...


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Your Airstream in Italy

It is our dream to take our Airstream to Europe. What logistics were involved in shipping yours over? what kind of car do you tow with? Are you able to store it somewhere when not using it? So curious! So many questions!
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An other picture from this spot...


Where exactly is that spot on the lake? I've been to Lake Maggiore on the Swiss side...Locarno and Ascona. A beautiful place indeed!
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Beautiful trailer! What a view!
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