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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Shipping containers are supposed to be weather proof. and they are when new or refurbished.
I looked into the same thing and found the best way was to get an international removals company to pack your stuff. They use specialized packing materials designed to protect your things against moisture. Then get them to pack it into the shipping container as they are also used to do that efficiently. We managed to get the contents of a large 3 bedroom house in a 6m container with much space to spare!
It's a little more expensive that packing it yourself, but for a two year store, it should be worth it.
Yes, get a Removal company to pack you as they will compress pack your things better than you could. Make sure you look at the container if you go that route - get inside and get the doors closed shut - if you can see any day light then ask for another container. Another tip is that you can buy those cilica packet things in a few sizes up to about half a kilo, bung them in with all your electrical stuff etc. Hope to have helped
Jimed - your 20ft container cost seems like best value so far - £960 PA.
I can't seem to find anyone to beat it. The link provided for Ely, Cambs works out at £88.12 per month incl. VAT which is slightly more at £1,057.44 PA but reckon the guy would do a deal if we asked for 1-year period+.
Looks like uncovered storage though - like you - not sure how items might fare long-term.
The other best competitve we liked but based in London is SafeHouse Self Storage Ltd: Self Storage London UK - again you bring your stuff to them - but this is more like those room storage places - climate control, secure etc. lots of choice in size etc. We looked at 100sq ft - about the size of a good single garage. Their website says 6 months at £1143.96 but you get an additional 5 months virtually free at 0.99 per month. So, 11 months for £1,148.91. if you are considering 2 years - then maybe a good deal to be had. Worth checking out their offers online (e.g. buy 2 months, get one month for 0.99, buy 6 months, get 5 months for £4.95 and so on) - not sure how long this offer lasts though but comparable to long-term uncovered container storage.
With all options - ultimately we think looking at packing and bringing van to whoever we choose (possibly) - so might not make a difference regarding location of storage facility as long as reasonable distance and van hire costs(versus maybe someone coming to you and doing it all - not sure - but worth considering).
I've got several containers - the driest ones are virtually new and the rubber door seals make a tight fit with the outside of t'conhe container when full. The internal vents are taped over and hanging from the loops around the ceiling of the container are extremely efficient dessicant containers with a large reservoir underneath to collect any moisture - they're called absorbopole or absorbpole or something similar. They are fantastic - I'd suggest four to six for a ' container. Books and papers are very sensitive to extra moisture - so if you don't go this route - make sure you bag up all your books with small dessicant bags inside. MBK
Hi, Ive used containers for my old carpet business from 1996-2009 and also after splitting up with my ex had all my worldy goods in one for a couple of years and never suffered any damage from damp or anything. But when I first put my bikes in one in the winter they attracted condensation the first night so put cheap dehumidifiers in and wrapped them up in removal sheets & WD and that cured it!
I used AB Containers in Hull (they have10`,20` & 40`) and I think when I finally left them last year I was paying late £70`s/early £80`s but they did a cheaper option if they can put into a stack for long term. At one point I bought a container and had it stored and that worked out a lot cheaper!
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