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Old 10-08-2009, 08:58 AM   #1
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Conversion to UK towing spec

I have just bought a 1978 Ambassador imported and still with original USA running and towing gear. I want to convert for UK towing. Can anyone give me advice or details? Thanks...
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Old 10-08-2009, 02:04 PM   #2
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hi max welcome the the big dance...

there is a full forum on global streams and global streamer needs...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f341/

and i see a few threads which may help.

and many of those regular euro members might be able to help you with specifics.

at least they'll be reading/replying from the same time zone.

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Old 10-08-2009, 03:45 PM   #3
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Hi maxmccoll

Welcome to the forums from another UK streamer.

My advice would be don't bother to convert to UK towing spec's, just purchase a 2.5/16" hitch ball with a 1.1/4" or 1" dia shaft to fit your tow vehicle hitch. RV Spares, Accessories, Parts and Servicing - Star Spangled Spanner, who are in North Yorkshire, can supply these.

Post again if you need electric brake info.

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Thanks John. But don't the existing brakes need a vac link in the tow vehicle? Are you able to give me a spec for brake conversion?
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:12 AM   #5
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maxmccoll,

Just wire up a brake controller in your tow vehicle and change the hitch ball from 50mm - that's the conversion done. We use a Hayes Genesis brake controller. Keep the American system on your outfit, it's far better than ours.

I see you are in Shropshire, we are camped at the Caravan Club site at Lady Margaret's Park, Chirk until Sunday 18 October. Come on over and I can go right through the system with you.

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Old 10-09-2009, 11:19 AM   #6
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OK John. I'll try to get up to Chirk. Have you a mobile number? Max
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Max,

I'll send you a private message with mobile phone no.

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