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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Achievable Dream The definitive guide to planning your motorcycle adventure! This insanely ambitious 2-year project has produced an informative and entertaining 5-part, 18 hour DVD series. "The ultimate round the world rider's how-to DVD!" MCN UK.
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Planning to head off sometime late 2007 for 12 months around the African continent and thought I'd throw this one out to all of you accomplished 4x4 users!!
I'm about to go ahead and buy my rooftent to mount onto my Landrover Defender, but while I'm still at the planning stage I would welcome any thoughts/experiences on the best way round to mount it, do I:
(a) Have the tent opening over the bonnet with the ladder mounting onto the bullbar, or
(b) opening over the rear of the vehicle, offering protection for the rear door, or
(c) over the side of the vehicle???
Lets hear all of the pro's and con's of each way!!
I would suggest not over the side - the people who I have camped with that have done this always have problems parking and folding the tent out in small campsites, tight spaces, when trees are around etc
I have mine over the back which is best for me - less drag when driving compared to having it over the front, but I guess the wieght would be better at the front. All relative, but the shade over the back is nice when cooking or just using the back area in general.
I was thinking of going that way as the other thing it does do is free up the side of the vehicle which allows you to have an extendable awning for an even greater shade area. If I feel the money is there I may even buy a shower skirt to come off the base of the tent!
Will be putting those Michelin's on my Defender, which I bought from you, in the next few weeks!
****That reminds me.....has anyone got a good condition aluminium roofrack or rooftent that they don't use and would like to part with!!!**** answers on an e-postcard to me please!
There isnt really a right answer..... over the rear gives cooking space and shelter, over the front gives shade for the car and you can drive off in a hurry if you need to without the thing flapping about. I have mine over the rear, for what its worth.
........thats only for historic reasons, in that we bought it set up like that. It certainly does the job and I have no complaints. Its off at the moment, but die to be put back on in the next few weeks. If you wanted to take a look you can pop round. We're in Marchwood, just outside Southampton. Where are you?
Mine is off the middle which makes it easy to manoever round the sides stuffing it in before zipping up the cover. But I am probably going to move it to the back as it is then easier to position the car to suit the ladder on rougher ground... So my vote would also be back!
I used to have a Howling Moon rtt and it used hang over the back. It gave great protection from the sun and rain with the shower skirt and - as my vehicle has a horiz split rear door - I could do all my cooking or repair work on the flat surface without being bothered by the wind or rain.
I have mine over the front. It's an Eezi-Awn and flaps around a lot less when pointing end-on into the wind rather than side-on. Being able to move the vehicle around with the tent erected is great. Also being able to camp in the footprint of the car is useful sometimes when you get caught out and bush-camp in a small lay-by!
I have mine over the front - less aero dynamic - not sure that can be applied to a landrover but does mean one can either put the ladder down on to the bull bar or get up the back on to the roofrack then into the tent. Had it on the back for a bit but a) didn't find I was getting much cover from it, b) because of the large tyres, high suspension, rollcage and roofrack setup, the ladder barely reached the ground and was therefore vertical making it harder to climb up. c) was harder to put away - at the front you can stand on the bonnet, at the back its more difficult even at 6ft 4 and nigh on impossible for the 5ft 4 wife.
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