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Old 02-20-2004, 09:23 AM   #15
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Hi Remco,

I wanted to get you the address of the trailer workshop in Horst near Venlo who do the axle conversions etc. for TUEV approval.
I have to give you the German contact who showed me around. He is running a party service buisness "Cocktails on Tour" with Airstreams converted to cocktail bars:
Dirk Stratmanns:
The conversion work is top rate and they are willing to take on work for others. They are not cheap but the quality of the work I saw was excellent.

Best regards, Tony

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Old 02-20-2004, 02:42 PM   #16
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Hi Anton,

What do they charge for a dual axle change to TUV specs?



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Old 02-20-2004, 03:53 PM   #17
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Hi Hart,

they were talking around EUR 5K including the lights and TUEV, the whole thing, if I remember correctly. I have been quoted less.

What I still don't understand is if they only accept surge brakes in Europe why do you have to change the whole axle? Can't you just change the hub plate and brake assemblies?

Another issue is that I have read that sway controls cannot be used with surge brakes (from the Draw-Tite Dual Cam Sway Control web site). Do you have any experience on that?

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Old 02-21-2004, 01:20 AM   #18
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as far as I know alectric brakes are alowed overhere
there is a compagny that is importing those
axles to the netherlands
anyway I have to go to the dutch RDW this is like the German TUV
on tuesday
will see wat they say about the brakes

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Old 02-11-2012, 04:06 AM   #19
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Hi Remco,

I messaged you a few days ago about shipping a tow vehicle and small Airstream to Europe, maybe to the Netherlands if rules are better there. I'm really anxious about what we would have to do to both TV and trailer to be "street legal" in Europe. Would we have to change the hitch?? Brakes?? I heard even the lights/electrical system must be changed; is this true? If we have to rebuild both units to be legal there, it's just too exensive. Our units would be a 1982 Toyota Land Cruiser diesel Troop Carrier (i.e., long body) and either a '55 or '62 Flying Cloud (22 feet).

And we would ship both back to USA, so would we still need to pay taxes in Europe?


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