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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Ok so your having a great time and leave your 4x4 so you can go treking for a week. The hotel you leave it at says it will be ok no problem and low and behold you return to find it gone .....its your worst night mare.
Ok so im a little paranoid never did Ozzy any harm.
Question is how do you prove it was nicked so as to forfil your Carnet responsibilities ??? its probly been asked before but i want to leave a cash lump sum instead of paying the insurance.
Sorry to hear about your misfortune Hobnob, you must be pretty pissed.
Which country are you in at the moment and is it not possible to get a case number from the local police?
I would also suggest calling the company who issued you the carnet and reporting the theft to them straight away. They will at least be able to advise you as to what they need from you to prove the theft.
I think from reading your post that this is a theoretical question and you haven't actually had your 4x4 nicked - is this correct? However Geoff's advice is valid - you need to go and get a police report showing that the vehicle has been stolen. You then submit this back to who ever supplied the carnet although keep a copy (in case they manage to lose it) and this should surfice. However its likely to a protracted period to get it resolved. Would also suggest that if its a local police force that writes the report, possibly try and get it stampted at the police headquarters in the capital to give it more credability.
Of course going hiking means taking a backpack; are you going to risk destroying your carnet in the rain, sweat, heat and general crushing that the contents of a backpack have to survive??
If the truck's gone the carnet may have gone with it...
You're in more danger of coming back and finding it empty. Polaroids are good, they accuse the person you left responsible, when you come back and find the truck untouched, you can give the pic to the guard, he'll be happy.
A hidden switch on some solenoid wires or other knobbling device would stop it wandering.
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