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Hurricane hinge in Europe

Postby angib » Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:33 am

Heikki (classicfinn) said that the Britsh agent for hurricane hinge had stopped stocking it and so locating it in Europe could be a problem.

Well, a couple of days ago I came across a little trailer selling crab sandwiches (yes, thank you, they were lovely) and there was a hurricane hinge, holding up the serving hatch:

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The trailer manufacturer is a few miles from my house and I'll try to get details of where they buy it - I'm really posting this message so that if I forget, someone will remind me!

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Postby Classic Finn » Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:11 pm

Andrew so are you going to become the New Hurricane Hinge Man?

That is absolutely correct as to what they told me in there email..It was before I ordered then from the States..

Interesting Website...

Hmmm someone else possibly selling them here in URP... :thinking: That would be nice if it be the case..

Andrew nice trailer for selling .... hmm ok Fish n Chips :lol:


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Postby asianflava » Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:17 pm

In school, we called ours the "Roach Coach".
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Postby Classic Finn » Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:26 pm

asianflava wrote:In school, we called ours the "Roach Coach".


:lol: :lol: :lol: Why is that? 8)


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Postby sdtripper2 » Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:33 pm

Finn:

Roach Coach is a colloquialism. :)

It is slang for the RV or Trailer that brings food to people (usually in a work or carnival situation). There are at least two schools of thought for the words "Roach Coach". One is that these greasy spoon type traveling food boxes may be less than stellar in their cleanliness and thus maybe roaches (IE bugs) infest them. Second thought is the vision and sound of the horn blowing as the coach pulls uP to its usual parking place at the same time each day. The persons running to the coach to get hot and cold food and drinks are as roaches coming to food. Thus Roach Coach.
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Hope this didn't get lost in translation Finn? :thinking:
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Postby Jiminsav » Sat Sep 09, 2006 3:52 pm

We had one come around to the hanger when I was in the Ga.guard..we called it the gut truck.
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Postby Classic Finn » Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:06 pm

sdtripper2 wrote:Finn:

Roach Coach is a colloquialism. :)

It is slang for the RV or Trailer that brings food to people (usually in a work or carnival situation). There are at least two schools of thought for the words "Roach Coach". One is that these greasy spoon type traveling food boxes may be less than stellar in their cleanliness and thus maybe roaches (IE bugs) infest them. Second thought is the vision and sound of the horn blowing as the coach pulls uP to its usual parking place at the same time each day. The persons running to the coach to get hot and cold food and drinks are as roaches coming to food. Thus Roach Coach.
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Hope this didn't get lost in translation Finn? :thinking:


Never Heard that expression before.. thanks for lettin me know.. maybe I can use the wording here in our language.. :thumbsup: :lol:

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Postby Classic Finn » Sat Sep 09, 2006 4:07 pm

Jiminsav wrote:We had one come around to the hanger when I was in the Ga.guard..we called it the gut truck.



The Gut Truck :lol: :lol: :lol: Where do they come up with all these different names... :lol: :lol:

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Hurricane hinge UK

Postby sdtripper2 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 12:21 pm

To, Andrew, Finn as well as anyone across the pond:

Hurricane Hinge source in the UK

I want to let you know I took the time to look into hurricane hinges in the
UK and or the EU. Got some negative email replies but then I received a
reply from "POP Brown's"in the UK today.

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(Excerpt from Li'l Bear USA)

NEW and IMPROVED!!! "Better-Than-Hurricane"
Leak proof Galley Lid Hinge

* Still 2-piece Extruded Aluminum - mill finish!
* Lower Profile Crown
* Tighter "Nesting Pocket" Within the Crown (less slop/play)
* NO Lid-to-Roof Offset!
For UK and European customers: Pop Brown's in England is now a stocking
dealer for this hinge!
Contact Kris from his website - www.popbrowns.co.uk

It isn't apparent that they sell this hinge on their web site but as you can
see below they do. Please make a mental note for those that follow, so
you may help them if need be.

Sent: 09 September 2006 21:07
To: info@popbrowns.co.uk
Subject: hurricane hinge?

I emailed size in even foot sections and this is Kris's reply:

Hi We have the hinges.
A 4 ft costs £46.60 inc. vat A 5ft costs £58.20 & a 6 foot costs £68.80
Carriage is extra
Thank you for your enquiry.
Kris@popbrowns.co.uk
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Postby coreyjhen » Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:47 pm

asianflava wrote:In school, we called ours the "Roach Coach".


And when I was racin' we called ours the "Vomit Comet."
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Re: Hurricane hinge UK

Postby Classic Finn » Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:59 pm

sdtripper2 wrote:To, Andrew, Finn as well as anyone across the pond:

Hurricane Hinge source in the UK

I want to let you know I took the time to look into hurricane hinges in the
UK and or the EU. Got some negative email replies but then I received a
reply from "POP Brown's"in the UK today.

Image

(Excerpt from Li'l Bear USA)

NEW and IMPROVED!!! "Better-Than-Hurricane"
Leak proof Galley Lid Hinge

* Still 2-piece Extruded Aluminum - mill finish!
* Lower Profile Crown
* Tighter "Nesting Pocket" Within the Crown (less slop/play)
* NO Lid-to-Roof Offset!
For UK and European customers: Pop Brown's in England is now a stocking
dealer for this hinge!
Contact Kris from his website - www.popbrowns.co.uk

It isn't apparent that they sell this hinge on their web site but as you can
see below they do. Please make a mental note for those that follow, so
you may help them if need be.

Sent: 09 September 2006 21:07
To: info@popbrowns.co.uk
Subject: hurricane hinge?

I emailed size in even foot sections and this is Kris's reply:

Hi We have the hinges.
A 4 ft costs £46.60 inc. vat A 5ft costs £58.20 & a 6 foot costs £68.80
Carriage is extra
Thank you for your enquiry.
Kris@popbrowns.co.uk


Thank You for the information.. Its nice of you to put in the effort ..
Apparently at the time they emailed me they could have been out but ok non the less its good they have them again...

I wont need one for awhile but I,ll keep Kris on our mind too..
Thank You

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Postby Classic Finn » Mon Sep 11, 2006 2:01 pm

Steve

Just one question though - What does that mean by NO Lid-to-Roof Offset!

Is it easier to install than the ones before?

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Postby Nitetimes » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:43 pm

When I was in the service we called it the ptomaine truck. Some of that 'food' was pretty rough and I heard you had to drink the coffee quick before the bottom of the glass rotted off. :lol: :lol:
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Postby Nitetimes » Mon Sep 11, 2006 4:46 pm

Classic Finn wrote:Steve

Just one question though - What does that mean by NO Lid-to-Roof Offset!

Is it easier to install than the ones before?

Classic Finn :thinking:


I think that means that you don't have to shim the one side of it up like some folks have done or leave the hatch lower than the roof. Of course I could be confused too. :lol:
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Go to see Hh doc

Postby sdtripper2 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:29 pm

Guys::)

Go here and read Grant Whipp's words at the bottom of the document please.

He explains the hurricane hinge very well. :)
Hurricane hinge & more doc here
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