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Kon Tiki 610/Fiat Ducato - Handbrake

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Kon Tiki 610/Fiat Ducato - Handbrake

Postby chrissyeh » November 17th, 2009, 7:26 pm

We are fairly new to the world of motorhomes having previously toured in a caravan. We love our new "home" but have a bit of a problem with the handbrake - we have difficulty reaching it! It is situated on the righthand side of the drivers seat which we do not have an issue with. The problem is reaching the handbrake, it needs to be about four inches higher so that we can operate it safely and fully. At the moment we have to bend over and to the side to release and apply the brake. Has anyone else experienced this problem and how did you overcome it? We have contacted Swifts who passed us on to Fiat who have passed us back to Swifts!!
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Re: Kon Tiki 610/Fiat Ducato - Handbrake

Postby ted hughes » November 17th, 2009, 10:21 pm

This is an age old problem with motorhomes. What you need is a handbrake extender. There are a few on the market. Here is a link to one http://www.outdoorbits.com/kobran-motorhome-handbrake-extender-p-173.html
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Re: Kon Tiki 610/Fiat Ducato - Handbrake

Postby chrissyeh » November 18th, 2009, 10:50 am

Many, many thanks for the advice. Have checked the website and have ordered one. We will both be alot happier knowing that we don't have to bend over at funny angles to apply and release the handbrake - it was a bit hairy on hillstarts! It would have been very helpful if either Swifts or Fiat could have advised us of this option. Once again, many thanks
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