The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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Heres the problem....
We have 80 series landcruiser GX model which has side opening doors. Our roof tent is mounted to open over the rear doors (which is best set-up for us). To gain access to the roof rack, one of us can climb up on the rear wheel carrier and then onto the roof. However when the tent is up, we either have to jump down onto bonnet or back through the tent.
We're using a household ladder at moment but are looking for a ladder more permanent to take with us on our travels.
Any ideas appreciated
With the tent opening over the back doors I dont really see many options for getting up there other than through the tent/up the bonnet? I suppose you could fabricate a ladder that lives under the roof rack and can slide out into position to rest on the side of the car.
If you are young and fit, you can soon get the hang of climbing on the roof by opening a 2nd row door, and then step up from the side step, a 2nd row seat and then on to the arm rest of the door and then onto the roof.
In Morocco we had two rood tents and I had to get up inbetween them to set them up, I was a little stow at first, but after the first few days was up and down there like a monkey ;-)
If you aren't comfortable with that I would aim to try to make something up yourself, ideally something like a cheap aluminium ladder from a DIY store that can live under the roof rack and then be unclipped, pulled down to rest on the side of the vehicle (with rubber feet) that you can then get to using the side step.
I wouldn't have something permanent there, it is likely to get knocked off.
I don't think the pop-out steps are a good idea on an 80 series, first you have to bore holes in the car, second it invites kid to climb to your car or thieves in slow traffic in big cities have easy access to your roof.
On the daily chores I just use a plastic case (the ones from the supermarket with 30 bottles) they are very sturdy and light, and it gives me the extra 40 cm to reach the roof, if I need to climb then I find it easier from the second seat door (on the 60 series), I saw telescopic ladders not long ago in the supermarket, maybe you could use that...
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