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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 15-07-2011, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
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Unibrake 'A' frame towing

Has anybody heard.of Unibrake towing 'A' Frames. They are more expensive than most other 'A' frame manufacturers. If what they tell me is correct they do sound very good, but does anyone have any knowlege of the product and/or the manufacturer. Please help if you can.
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there seems to be a problem in France and Spain at least with A frame towing, see other posting on here now.

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there seems to be a problem in France and Spain at least with A frame towing, see other posting on here now.

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http://www.motorhomefacts.com/ftopti...frame-ban.html
Just got back from touring France and towed on A Frame all the way, Not a single problem and have even gone through city centers, seen many "Gendarmes" and never even got a second glance.

done 2700 miles with A Frame on back.


Sorry OP never heard of Unibrake version
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I have not heard of them either but a quick search of the web brings up their web site so they exist.

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I have not heard of them either but a quick search of the web brings up their web site so they exist.

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Yes, I have just been reading it, must admit it looks good, Only lightweight cars though.
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I was merely pointing the op to the post that was talking about a similar subject.I do not tow and have no real knowledge about which is best or their legality.

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Yes, I have just been reading it, must admit it looks good, Only lightweight cars though.
Some interesting ideas, worth exploring further IDC but I am not entirely convinced with the legal statement. I still do not see how you can reverse under control? Will this make it illegal even with the better braking system. I like its lightness, I struggle a bit with my heavy Car-a-Tow one so come 2014 I might be interested if it proves fully legal. However, I still see the Continent, especially Spain as being a problem area.

Perhaps if you do not already have a frame it is worth serious consideration but if you aready have one, I wouldn't be in a hurry to swap. What is the price?

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Have done a lot of searching Pete and I cannot find any mention of price anywhere.

Totally agree with your statement as well.
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Thanks for your replies, saddletramp,peedee and cabbie, still not sure whether to risk the 'A' Frame or go the relatively safe route of a trailer. Will keep trying to find more information on legality of towing with an 'A' Frame and the makers of this particular 'A' Frame made by Unibrake. Thanks again, you three, keep in touch, happy Motorhoming. Blacklabmeg
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Yes, I have heard of it! It's my fathers company!

And it costs 1850, which includes VAT (I just called him to ask so you know it's the correct price) and includes the fitting to the car , the A Frame and fitting the control/safety unit in the cab of the MH. Well, everything but the tow bar and the car

I couldnt remember all the tech stuff so here's his Website for that:

http://www.unibrake.co.uk

The legal stuff quoted, has been taken straight from current legislation so is correct and we had no problems towing through France and Spain this year, with the system.

We had a clumpy old 'dead pedal' system before we changed to this and was glad to get shot of the old one and the new one is 'future legal' as well as legal now.

Anyway, give him a call if you want more detail: 01435 830188

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