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Old 10-11-2012, 12:11 PM   #21
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Hey Guy's,
Beautiful info you all give me.
Thanks I will look it up on the net.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:13 PM   #22
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It sure can but in Belgium is it forbidden.
My maximum pulling is 6613 pounds and the bus weights 13227 pounds, so It is not possible.
The law in Belgium is very stupid on these things.
I know in America you can pull anything with a pick up truck like mine but if I do this in Europe, I am going to be in jail I guess.
I would say that 13227 is the GROSS weight (max loaded weight.) I weighed mine with about as much interior as you have and it was right around 10,500.
My gross is 14,000-so that sounds about right.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:20 PM   #23
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Hey Charley.
Do you guys ever get down to Luxembourg??? Visited there in 1989 while stationed in Germany.
We also got to vist Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Austria, Italy, and Berlin......
Really enjoyed of tour of duty wile stationed there. We did a total of 9 years over in Germany while in the Army.......

Just wondering,

Roy B.

Hello Roy,

We live in Brasschaat.
It is about 16Miles from Antwerp.
We only pass Luxembourg when we go on Holiday in France.
I have an American friend who was also stationed in Germany( American millitary base of Manheim).
He is married with the daughter of my best friend.
They are back in the States now and I think they live in Michigan.
When you are coming to Belgium or Holland, just let me know.
Maybe we can meet somewhere
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:04 PM   #24
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It sure can but in Belgium is it forbidden.
My maximum pulling is 6613 pounds and the bus weights 13227 pounds, so It is not possible.
The law in Belgium is very stupid on these things.
I know in America you can pull anything with a pick up truck like mine but if I do this in Europe, I am going to be in jail I guess.
I would say that 13227 is the GROSS weight (max loaded weight.) I weighed mine with about as much interior as you have and it was right around 10,500.
My gross is 14,000-so that sounds about right.

It sure is possible that the weight of the bus in this condition is about the 11000 Pounds becouse it is aready registrated as an rv on the title.
I will see it when I do the homologation and the technical inspection in Belgium.

First we have to go to Germany to the inspection (T.U.V.) to make it a European RV and then we do have to get an invoice paper from the customs.
That is the hardest thing to make the bus legal on the Belgian roads.

In Belgium we have the most stupid rules to have American vehicles on the road.
Every time We are going to the technical inspection with our 2007 Dodge RAM 1500 ,1994 Chevy Van G20, 1973 Ford Gran Torino , they try to find something to make my life miserable.
Always making difficuty's of the American reflectors in the tail lights, angle of the light beam in the head lights, tires, suspention,ect,...

So I can expect some more troubles when we are going with the bus.
But we are going to get lots of information with the local U.S. garages who sale American cars and buses.
I am sure that they will help me with this issue.

It is going to be an new adventure ! ! !
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:18 PM   #25
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Hey Charley.
Do you guys ever get down to Luxembourg??? Visited there in 1989 while stationed in Germany.
We also got to vist Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Austria, Italy, and Berlin......
Really enjoyed of tour of duty wile stationed there. We did a total of 9 years over in Germany while in the Army.......

Just wondering,

Roy B.

Hello Roy,

We live in Brasschaat.
It is about 16Miles from Antwerp.
We only pass Luxembourg when we go on Holiday in France.
I have an American friend who was also stationed in Germany( American millitary base of Manheim).
He is married with the daughter of my best friend.
They are back in the States now and I think they live in Michigan.
When you are coming to Belgium or Holland, just let me know.
Maybe we can meet somewhere

Thanks for the invite, but I don't think we'll be making anymore trips overseas... Retired now and just taking life easy...
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Old 10-11-2012, 05:27 PM   #26
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I have never been to the States before but I sure like America.
I was born in the wrong country hahahahahaha.

Take it easy Roy and do whatever you want during your retirement.
They say we only live once.
I still have lots of years to work and after that when I have the age to go on retirement I will do the same as most of the people in America.
Sell everything and hit the road in Europe(France) or If Gods willing, "THE UNITED STATES" ! !
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Old 10-11-2012, 07:14 PM   #27
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Best of luck hitting the road, not everythhing here in America is so great, we do still have Obama in office now!
Maybe that will change soon..
You don't have to wait, just come on over to America, we have it all......
free food, free housing, free cellphones, free money, free utilities,.. ****, you don't even have to get a job..... Obama is paying for everything with money borrowed from China.... and
just pasting it all to our childern and brandchildern to pay back..... plus interest of course......... his motto is pass it on for eternity, Why work when you can be a jerk!

Anyway you seem to be having a good time there so don't wish it all away..... everything is not always what is seems.
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:42 PM   #28
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Anyway you seem to be having a good time there so don't wish it all away..... everything is not always what is seems.

Hahaha I know wha you mean with the gouverment stuff.
Same kick in the ass as here in this "hard to find on the map" country below Holland.
Here we pay also for refugees and muslims that don't adapt to our custom living in our rainy land.
But anyway,we try to keep our smile and proud.
We have our wafels, sprouts ,our famous Belgian chocolate and more than 1500 kinds of beer where we are very proud of.
In every country you have positive and negetive things so I am glad with what I've reached in my life.
I keep looking at all your pics and have some ideas of them.
I like the solar power panels, awnings ,chrome wheel covers,ect,...
That's keeps me dreaming harder.
Thanks that I can be a small member in your forum.
It means a lot to me that maybe I am the only Belgian on the site and that you all helping me with the technical aspects of the engine and other stuff.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:36 PM   #29
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You have an exciting project but don't jump at the first offer to haul it home. You WILL find someone who is heading your way without a load and he will do the hauling for less than half of the going rate. You will find a bargan--just be patient!

Welcome to SKOOLIE and good luck! Jack
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Mmmm, Belgian waffles and chocolate. You can pass some beer and keep your sprouts.
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