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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UK Tax and Insurance and fuel consumption for larger Overland truck
I am in the early stateg of planning a long overland trip to Australia from the UK and I am considering using a larger truck like a MAN 4x4 or something based on a Iveco Daily 4x4.
Does anyone know how much these larger trucks cost to Tax and insure and how much fuel they use for normal on road driving? they seem to fall into the commercial categories and I haven't been able to find out much info from searches.
I know several people on here have used larger trucks so any advice and info you have on them would be much appreciated.
Our unimog likes to guzzle about 25 litres of fuel for 100km, and insurance varies depending on where you are. Road tax (depending on your point of view) is zero, or for an Irish truck about €280 per year (very roughly).
we have had a truck in South America for the last 3 years and for us this was the way to go as we were living in it full time. previous vehicle was a landy for asia.
most overlanders with toyota-landys type vehicles say to us that our truck is to big to get about in. but we went every where.
ours was 2.9m high which helped. most overland trucks are very tall and can stop you going into small villages due to low cables, so these trucks take a motorbike.
insurance was ony 150 pounds for us three years ago in the u.k but will be higher now. road tax was 195 pounds i think.
taking a vehicle into oz means cleaning-cleaning-cleaning,and shipping. have you thought of starting from oz and buying one there and doing the reverse trip
we averaged 18 ltrs per 100 km ( 7500kg truck) for the whole of our trip in South America and driving through Venezuela was a great bonus for cheap fuel, felt like being back in Iran.
we only drive at about 40 mph when travelling as we think you get to see more of the country you are in. we averaged 67 kms a day over our 3 years and will be looking to reduce this on our next trip
sometimes planning to much can take the fun out of it
Location: Leicestershire,UK, or in my Iveco Daily 4x4
Big trucks = big shipping bills and you will have to ship
Have a look at some of the aussie trucks - they are designed to be shipped and have hard lifting roofs. A home built fuso i saw recently could be dropped in an afternoon by taking out the centre of all the walls (i'll dig out the url,) they have driven from aussie and are going back next year
bigger = more fuel used, one of your biggest expenses, i get abouthe same as graeme in my Iveco, not alot different from a 4.2 cruiser or even a loaded defender
We drive a bigger truck as it allows me to manage my health but its still only 4.5 tonnes, do you need a big truck ?
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