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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Mine has plastic windows with fly screens and blinds, double glazed
They've been in place for 18 years and the truck has done transafrica, australia, west africa etc etc and they are still fine - i do have mesh screens to go over them - i'll send you some photos when i'm at home again . I have a mix of sliding and opening outwards windows
So i'd be happy with the plastic ones, and if you go to caravan breakers or ebay you can get them fairly cheaply
I have plastic "Seitz" windows, some are top hung and some slide. Both are proud of the body by maybe an inch, and there are quite a few scratches. I've since put some spare 3M clear paint protection film on some, and some left over office window mirrored tint on another which may help prevent more damage in the future, but may just get ripped off by a big overhanging branch! The relective film coating hugely reduces the heat coming in from the sun though, handy when its hot, not so good when its cold and you want all the heating you can get!
They are double glazed as far as that sort of thing goes, there's an air gap in the middle that gets smaller towards the edge. When its really cold some trimmed to size foam camping mat between the window and the "thermal" blind helped a lot!
The mozzie net/ blinds are good, keep out most insects and just about all the light, both from inside while covert camping, and from outside in brightly lit carparks.
A dutch camper on a truck I saw had steel grills welded over all his windows, which, if you can still get out if you had to is good, if you are going on tree lined tracks slightly narrower than your vehicle.
Top hung windows are good for ventilation when its raining though!
Personally I'd go for the plastic, double glazed, tinted jobbies that most campervans/motorhomes have fitted nowadays. You can easily install rollup blockout blinds and or insect screens to each window. Most open right up to let the breeze through.
Plastic is a pain if it gets broken - but I've seen an old VW with a glued together window so they are a DIY repair whereas moulded and laminated automotive glass is definitely return to supplier for replacement.
Security - if someone is determined to get in security grills wont stop them, just takes them a bit longer or they use a longer crow bar to really damage things. You are only stopping the sneak thieves and probably putting a big sign on the vehicle saying "rob me, I've got valuables inside" with the security screens installed. You can get internally installed wire mesh/insect mesh style security screens, but they need to be built in.
Trouble with all security screens is, if they cant get in, you cant get out in an emergency - plenty of people die in housefires because of security screens on all windows - housefires are a lot less common than vehicle accidents.
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