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Post by groundhog Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:40 am

kobran hand brake extender, there was also a later version made in the UK. The kobran came from Sweden, I turned down the chance to be UK distributer, another mistake!! hugegrins

They are quite good but have to be REALLY tight otherwise will slip after a time.

Back to OP, had a similar problem with our old Autocruise on a Peugeot chassis. With the sun visors down found they blocked a lot of vision. Solved the problem by fitting drivers one passenger side and vice versa, that was a 2006 so probably different now!
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Post by Gromit Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:13 am

groundhog wrote:kobran hand brake extender, there was also a later version made in the UK. The kobran came from Sweden, I turned down the chance to be UK distributer, another mistake!! hugegrins

They are quite good but have to be REALLY tight otherwise will slip after a time.

Back to OP, had a similar problem with our old Autocruise on a Peugeot chassis. With the sun visors down found they blocked a lot of vision. Solved the problem by fitting drivers one passenger side and vice versa, that was a 2006 so probably different now!
I was going to post another link to a lowered seat base, but the OP hasn't been back to the forum since August 30th, so there's not much point.  shrugg
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Post by rgermain Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:28 am

Gromit wrote:
groundhog wrote:kobran hand brake extender, there was also a later version made in the UK. The kobran came from Sweden, I turned down the chance to be UK distributer, another mistake!! hugegrins

They are quite good but have to be REALLY tight otherwise will slip after a time.

Back to OP, had a similar problem with our old Autocruise on a Peugeot chassis. With the sun visors down found they blocked a lot of vision. Solved the problem by fitting drivers one passenger side and vice versa, that was a 2006 so probably different now!
I was going to post another link to a lowered seat base, but the OP hasn't been back to the forum since August 30th, so there's not much point.  shrugg
Why do they do that, so rude after asking for help, mind you they may have a valid reason scratch head think_smiley_46

Lets hope any answers were of use to other members.
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Post by gpilky Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:41 am

Gromit wrote:
groundhog wrote:kobran hand brake extender, there was also a later version made in the UK. The kobran came from Sweden, I turned down the chance to be UK distributer, another mistake!! hugegrins

They are quite good but have to be REALLY tight otherwise will slip after a time.

Back to OP, had a similar problem with our old Autocruise on a Peugeot chassis. With the sun visors down found they blocked a lot of vision. Solved the problem by fitting drivers one passenger side and vice versa, that was a 2006 so probably different now!
I was going to post another link to a lowered seat base, but the OP hasn't been back to the forum since August 30th, so there's not much point.  shrugg

Hi Gromit - I'd be interested in the link as lowering the seat is on my to-do list. Assume others would be interested too...... up!
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Post by Gromit Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:51 am

Point taken.  up!

There are several firms offering lowered seat bases, but I bought one from this company for a pre-2006 Boxer and both product and service were good.

They do lots of other bits and pieces too, like seat swivels, which may be of interest to others.

I would expect their post 2007 seat base to be just as good as the one I had, although the design is very different.

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Hope this is useful.
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Post by gpilky Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:07 pm

groundhog wrote:kobran hand brake extender, there was also a later version made in the UK. The kobran came from Sweden, I turned down the chance to be UK distributer, another mistake!! hugegrins

They are quite good but have to be REALLY tight otherwise will slip after a time.

Back to OP, had a similar problem with our old Autocruise on a Peugeot chassis. With the sun visors down found they blocked a lot of vision. Solved the problem by fitting drivers one passenger side and vice versa, that was a 2006 so probably different now!

I see the Kobran is still available to buy, but does this interfere with the rotating of the seat?

I also found this one [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. Has anyone any experience with this and does t work OK?
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Post by Gromit Tue Dec 29, 2020 1:09 pm

This may be useful.

I don't need an extender, but what I did would probably work just as well with one fitted.

I modified my handbrake quite easily.

Undo the top two nuts and bolts holding the handbrake assembly onto its bracket.

Insert two or three washers in between the bracket and the handbrake assembly to angle it toward the driver's door. (It doesn't need to be angled by more than a very few degrees away from the seat.)

Test, and alter the thickness of the washers as necessary until the seat just clears.

It worked well for me, and made hardly any difference to the feel of the handbrake in operation.

Hope this helps.
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Post by groundhog Tue Dec 29, 2020 2:55 pm

gpilky wrote:
groundhog wrote:kobran hand brake extender, there was also a later version made in the UK. The kobran came from Sweden, I turned down the chance to be UK distributer, another mistake!! hugegrins

They are quite good but have to be REALLY tight otherwise will slip after a time.

Back to OP, had a similar problem with our old Autocruise on a Peugeot chassis. With the sun visors down found they blocked a lot of vision. Solved the problem by fitting drivers one passenger side and vice versa, that was a 2006 so probably different now!

I see the Kobran is still available to buy, but does this interfere with the rotating of the seat?

I also found this one [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. Has anyone any experience with this and does t work OK?
Certainly on our 2006 peugeot you had to lower the handbrake lever to swivel the seat, never really had a problem in this respect but as I posted it may be different on later chassis. The kobran meant Lady G was able to drive the van and reach the handbrake and it was easy enough to operate.
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Post by Bumps Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:13 pm

I had the same problem with one of my motor homes. Ended up taking the seat base out and got it cut down at a local engineering shop. Didn't cost much to get done.

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