Originally Posted by Brian B-P
Thanks - that's an interesting system.
Yesterday we went for a testdrive in a ISUZU truck, to see if this one matches our wishes.
Well in the truck there was a 5th wheel Europe coupler installed already so we were able to see that system in real life.
We could not test the system since there was no trailer available at the garage. But when there's no trailer hookup you do have a complete flat and empty truckbed.
The coupler company will supply a small plate which can be put over the "bowl" part of the coupler in the truckbed.
This could be a winner, it all depends on the coupler builder beeing comfortable enough with the existing steelwork on the Escape.
Since the trailer will need to be certified and overhere, if you changed something on a trailer and it needs to be certified you will be hold liable if something fails over the years.
Ahh well, we'll see after the 5.0 hits the Netherlands. At this point in time everything is speculation.
Severinus and Yvonne