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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4WD Overland TRAVELNON-technical 4WD TRAVEL forum, for subjects specific to TRAVEL with FOUR wheeled vehicles.
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After reading the "Sahara Overland" book a few questions still remain.
If I’m planning on going to Mauri/Mali to sell a car, what kind of Mercedes would be best? My first choice would be a 190d (w201) but since the 200d (w124) actually is cheaper would that be a safe choice too? And how about a 300d (w124), 6 cylinder? Or should you always choose for a 4 cylinder manual? Is it acceptable to bring an injection engine? Or should it always be carburetor powered?
Any of the Merc diesels will go down well over there, but if you're looking at petrol then carburettor would be preferable over injection purely from a maintenance perspective for your whilst travelling.
I'm looking a volvo diesel estates(740/940) as a possible option for my next road trip, again a fairly basic commercial unit that's durable - ideal for that sort of journey.
I have just come back from a trip Amsterdam- Bamako and sold my car in Mali. Selling it was no issue at all, we got asked 50 times a day if the car was for sale.
The questions they tend to ask, give a good impression of what they want:
Is it a diesel? (they strongly prefer a diesel)
Is it a manual? (they want manual, an automatic breaks down too quickly)
Is there airco? (they want airco, but if there is none its still ok)
Is it a 4 cylinder? (They prefer the 4 cyl because it consumes less)
They dont want a turbo or an injection. They want carburators, because they are more reliable and easier/cheaper to fix.
They prefer the 190d, because 'everyone has a 190d', but a manual 4 cylinder 200d will sell just as good. Just to give you an impression: we bought our w124 for 1600 euro and sold it there for a 1000 euro more.
Thanks for the insightful replies! It will have to be a w124 200d then as these are cheaper and can accommodate more luggage then the w201 190d. In my limited technical understanding of a car, diesels always have an injection system instead of a carburetor right?
Location: After Africa and a bit of Asia, now in the Americas.
What I usually do
buy a MB 207, or 307, 407 or similar 209, 408. This a mini bus. lot's of space. Diesel of course. they go for bush taxis down there. And many in Europe are equipped as camping cars. Sleep inside. so don't need a hotel, tent. Just they don't go quick. Come by very cheap after summer in Europe. http://www.thisfabtrek.com/journey/a...malienne-4.jpg
Hi Manfred, I'm guessing you're German: How does a non resident take a German registered vehicle out of Germany legally? What number plates, Fahrzeugschein etc please? I've long wondered about this. Linzi.
I've taken one to France on the 'temporary' plates which only have insurance for Germany for 5 days. I insured it on the spot with my French insurance company so that I could bring it home without worry.
The garage in Essen had the car ready for me in 36hrs. They dealt with the paperwork to get the car registered in my name for 100euros extra; to get the other plates (the ones valid for a year) it was 300euros. This was 2 years ago so prices might have gone up!
in Germany there are special number plates for vehicles that will be exported ("Ausfuhrkennzeichen"), which you can get at the vehicle registration of the local county or city ("Zulassungsstelle).
What you need for them is proof of ownership (Fahrzeugbrief/Zulassungsbescheinigung), a yellow insurance card, TÜV (it's a technical check up, you should get the document with the proof of ownership), your passport and either the valid number plate of the car or documentation stating that it's currently not registered.
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