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Old 08-24-2014, 01:01 AM   #151
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I like them.
OK, noted that vote. Yvonne and i like them too so we have 3 votes Yea and no Nay yet.

We have a few days left before we need to decide on this.

Will keep you posted.

Have fun!

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Old 08-24-2014, 01:03 AM   #152
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Yeah Seef, a goo photo of your trailer in front of something obviously European, would certainly be an interesting compliment to the calendar.
Hi Jim,

That's a good idea, we'll see if we can get such a picture during our next trip...

Have fun!

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Old 08-24-2014, 01:48 AM   #153
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Hopefully that volcano over in Iceland will not affect your travels, good luck.
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:57 AM   #154
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I checked the axle specs and it turns out this axle can handle 1800 Kg, which should be more then sufficient for the 5.0.
Since 1500 kg would be just under the original axle capacity, I can understand going higher (1800 kg is about 3960 lb). I now see another reason for the cantilever brackets: while Dexter here will build an axle in whatever width you want, with brackets at whatever spacing you need (as long as the overhang isn't too large), Knott - at least in the catalog - offers only one overhang and widths only in 100 mm (4") increments.

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I do not know the exact bolt pattern but you're right, the original wheels won't fit, nor will the tires do.

Knott uses a different bolt pattern so we needed new wheels, in order to keep the same wheel hight we ended up using 14" wheels.
If the original tires were ST205/75R15 (688 mm diameter), a close 14" match from the Knott catalog would be 205R14, so maybe that's what you have... but of course there may be other sizes they don't list. A similar choice available here would be a Kumho Radial 857 commercial tire in the same 205R14 size. I'm not sure why the original tires couldn't be used with Knott's 15" diameter x 6" wide wheels (steel or alloy), although I don't know if North American "ST" tires are legal in Europe.

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At the moment we have standard steel wheels, still thinking about replacing them with these alloy ones.

What do you guys think of those rims?
I always prefer alloy wheels, and I noticed those alloys in the Knott catalog. I think they look good. I would just be a bit concerned that the nice face of the wheel seems quite far out, so it would be easy to accidentally scrape one on a curb... not that any of us ever misjudge a corner!
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Old 08-24-2014, 01:21 PM   #155
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That's the place. We've been three or four times. The scenery and food (and the beer) is outstanding. Here is a picture we took when we were there.


Happy Travels.

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Old 08-29-2014, 03:39 PM   #156
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Hi guys,

well, what can we say, it is finally our christmas in august. Today the complete set of Pick-up truck and Escape got scrutinized by our DMV and the verdict is, PASSED!

Both the pick-up truck and Escape are street legal now!!!!!!

Today we picked the set up at the mechanix shop and we are very, very, very happy with it. Drove it about 70 KM from the shop to the storage facility, un-hooked it and now we are home enjoying a beer!

Just 1 picture for today, i'll be making more detailed pics htomorrow or the day after that so you can see what was changed in order to get things street legal here.

For now.... BEER TIME !

Have fun!

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Old 08-29-2014, 03:47 PM   #157
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Cool!

That is one very sweet-looking rig. Congratulations!
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Old 08-29-2014, 04:02 PM   #158
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Old 08-29-2014, 04:19 PM   #159
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Will be wonderful to see those camping pics. You've accomplished a lot and you should be very proud.
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