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Old 10-21-2015, 12:04 PM   #29
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Per, great looking caravan!

I spent a month up north in Boden with the Swedish Army many years ago. Had a great time. Good luck with your travels!
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Old 10-21-2015, 03:17 PM   #30
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I spent a month up north in Boden with the Swedish Army many years ago.
Then you've spend more time in the northern part of Sweden then me, but I spent about 10 years with the Swedish Army working as an engineer
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Old 10-21-2015, 03:36 PM   #31
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Guess why my caravan is called n126?









It was built in Poland for being towed by Polski Fiat 126p, which was the most common car in Poland until the fall of the iron-curtain.

jalopnik.com - have-you-ever-owned-a-fiat-126
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Old 10-21-2015, 05:56 PM   #32
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I am sorry. If I can help, let me know. I teach about technology for the challenged and spend a lot of time looking for things to help myself. I have trouble holding a pen too. I use this:
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Old 10-24-2015, 08:34 AM   #33
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Cindy, it got much better over time. I just need to stay away from cold and humid climate, doing a bit of everything and try to limit the time I spend in front of computers. The later is a bit difficult
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:21 AM   #34
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I enjoyed learning about your great camper. My camper is a 1970 Trails West Campster. Happy travels to you!
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Old 11-09-2015, 02:23 PM   #35
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Hi,

I would like to introduce myself and my new little fiberglass caravan that I'm going to pick up in a few weeks time. I'm from Sweden, but spend quite a bit of the winter months in southern Spain. My car is a VW T4 Caravelle that I've had for 8-9 years, which has taken me and Ms. through Europe once per year. Ms. has got a flat in Spain and I've got a cottage in Sweden. We try to drive different ways every year for seeing different places. The shortest distance one way is 3,700 kms (2,300 miles), but it tend to be longer The car is an 8-setter that easily can be converted to a temporary camping-car. It's served us well, but the space has become a bit too small since we started to travel with our two cats in a bespoke cat cage during the last two journeys. We've believe a small caravan could suit us well as a complement to our existing camping-car.

Here is a photo of our new little fiberglass caravan:


It's a brand new Niewiadów Predom N126D without an inbuilt fridge. Isn't she beautiful? We already have a compressor cooler-box that we use in our camping-car that we also will use in the caravan. Once the caravan has been picked up from the caravan shop in Holland, it's going to be customized. One or two AGM-batteries will be installed and I might even fix a thin solar panel on top of the roof lid that can be elevated. An electric fan heather and more power plugs will also be installed. If there later on will be a need for a heater that runs on gas, then I'll install a Propex Gas Heatsource HS 2000.

We already got a plate heat exchanger in the car that provides with hot water for showers. Please, visit the following link for more information and photos of our camping-car:
www.vwt4forum.co.uk - My Caravelle as a temporary Camping-Car
:: PerH do u have european contact so others can discuss in bringing this unit back into Canada or better still U be the dealer and sell them here, but I myself prefer the older Models as probably better built.
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Old 11-09-2015, 04:19 PM   #36
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:: PerH do u have european contact so others can discuss in bringing this unit back into Canada or better still U be the dealer and sell them here, but I myself prefer the older Models as probably better built.
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Hi Stude,

It probably best to buy the caravans direct from the manufacture in Poland for export to Canada. They will probably not deal with individuals, so one might have to have a company in Canada that could become the dealer for the Canadian market.

Here is a link to the manufacturer in Poland:

niewiadow.pl

If you prefer the older model. Is it a model made before a certain year?
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Old 11-10-2015, 01:20 AM   #37
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How do I tell what one ZT is verses a Canadian Dollar?

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Hi Stude,

It probably best to buy the caravans direct from the manufacture in Poland for export to Canada. They will probably not deal with individuals, so one might have to have a company in Canada that could become the dealer for the Canadian market.

Here is a link to the manufacturer in Poland:

niewiadow.pl

If you prefer the older model. Is it a model made before a certain year?
Let me ask u this do you know of any Cadet N126 Trailers from the mid to late 80's is for sale, as I think this is where I can afford one.
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Old 11-10-2015, 05:24 AM   #38
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Let me ask u this do you know of any Cadet N126 Trailers from the mid to late 80's is for sale, as I think this is where I can afford one.
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Here's a link where you can convert Zlotty to Canadian dollars, and many other currencies as well:

XE - The World's Trusted Currency Authority

If I would look for a second-hand Cadet N126 in Europe for export to Canada, then I would start looking in Holland. Camping is huge in Holland and mini-caravans are quite commonly used too. Here's a link where one normally can find second-hand Predom N126 in Holland:

www.marktplaats.nl - Predom

The reason why I didn't buy a second-hand Predom caravan from Holland is that trailers up to 750 kgs total weight are not registered in Holland and the manufacturer in Poland couldn't issue an EU Certificate Of Conformity (CoC) for their caravans before the manufacturer changed ownership, 2-3 years ago. Without registration documentation from Holland or a CoC, it would have been very difficult and costly to get the caravan registered in Sweden, where all trailers have to be registered, regardless of their total weight.

I don't know the cost of shipping from EU to Canada and if there will be any fees and taxes when bringing the caravan into Canada. There's a risk that it might be a bit expensive to bring a cheap caravan from EU to Canada. The advantage to export brand new caravans to Canada is that VAT from European countries doesn't have to be added to the price. Furthermore, the shipping cost will be the same for a new or a second-hand caravan.
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Such a beautiful little caravan, that Predom! You've done an excellent job with your modifications!
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Guess why my caravan is called n126?









It was built in Poland for being towed by Polski Fiat 126p, which was the most common car in Poland until the fall of the iron-curtain.

jalopnik.com - have-you-ever-owned-a-fiat-126
:: I have a hard time believing that little kar is towing a 1000#'s behind it light but when has load even harder time.
PerH thankyou for the info, I will over the course of the next few months try and find one here as they did come to Canada and the USA in the mid 80's.
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I have a hard time believing that little kar is towing a 1000#'s behind it light but when has load even harder time.
The Predom and Polski Fiat share the 126 number as they were matched to each other in their Communist heyday. By current British rules, they would be considered reasonable well-matched with the tow car's 595kg curb weight being about the same as the 550-600kg laden trailer weight.

But with 23hp from its 650cc motor, the Fiat would indeed be working hard. If you look at the photo below, you can see the Fiat's (rear) engine cover is mounted with a gap at the top - a tuner's trick on old rear-engined Fiats, to increase the engine cooling:
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Old 11-10-2015, 03:33 PM   #42
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:: I have a hard time believing that little kar is towing a 1000#'s behind it light but when has load even harder time.
Believe it or not but a Polski Fiat 126p is allowed to tow 600 kgs. The permissible gross weight of the n126 caravan that is sold in Poland is 650 kgs, and the maximum load for it is 120 kgs. If one doesn't load more then 70 kgs, then the caravan won't be heavier then 600 kgs. I also believe that the permissible gross weight of the n126 caravan that was sold earlier, before the fall of the iron-curtain, was less then today.

It might be a challenge to tow a 600 kgs caravan with a car that only got a 17 kW engine. The permissible gross weight of the Polski Fiat 126p is 920 kgs. Poland is pretty flat if one keeps away from the mountain in the south, so it was probably possible to use a Polski Fiat 126p for towing a light n126 caravan, in a time period when there was hardly no other towing vehicles available.
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