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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I'm an overland newbie, but I've done plenty of looking around, and have a good idea of what I'd like for an overland camper. Basically, I'd like to convert an ex-MOD defender 110 hard top to a dormobile type jobbie - dormobile roof, fold out bed, kitchen inside ect. I was just wondering if anyone can see any major pitfalls I've missed which might make this a less than ideal vehicle? I can't seem to find many other people who've done anything similar, which makes me feel I've missed a big ol' flaw in the plan.
Try googling landrover dormobile, or defender dormobile, should bring up quite a few , and also there are plenty with raising roofs as well . As long as you inspect and prepare(service/overhaul) the vehicle well its should prove eminantly suitable . Africa Overland .org should give you more info on similar vehicles on journeys , plus those you will find on here and links , hope thats put your mind at rest
Thanks, I think I've found most of the ones I like the look of on there. I plan to do a good prep on the vehicle, getting it serviced properly ect. I haven't found any dormobiles on africaoverland, must look harder! The only problem that I can't seem to find a way around is storage, although hopefully that'll just force me to buy/bring less crap!
Hi Bryn I see your just down the road from me, welcome to the hubb.!
converting the 110 is relativley straightforward from a dormabile top to a pop top and there are plenty of companies doing it.
the LR110 is a good base as your basically dealing with a box, there are lots of different ways of outfitting the rear, from basic storage boxes to modular ally components that hold everything from a toilet to a sink, you could even adapt some of the units from a VW camper, it's your imagination or abillity thats the factor.
I saw a company on Ebay advertising Pop top conversions the were based in north wales.
Something to consider is height with regard to shipping
A standard 20' container has a door height of 7'6" the next limit is a high cube 40' which has a door height of 8'5" after that you have to flatrack or ro-ro which are a lot less secure , and ro-ro usually means high prob of losing property . A 20 container is more available, as you dont have to part load , so more convenient . Cost wise it can be either way with 20 or 40 . HTSH
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