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#151 OFFLINE   Lord Sward

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:52 AM

3 weeks today and I'll be in Frogland.



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:55 AM

OMG, I hope you started with the necessary preparations six weeks ago!


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#153 OFFLINE   Lord Sward

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 11:34 AM

I've practiced shouting loudly in broken sentences so those bloody foreigners will understand me.

 

I've also changed the oil and filters on the Disco.


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 11:48 AM

We're on the ferry heading back. Passport control was interesting. Check by French police then the UK border force. The UK bloke went checked us all against our passport photos, fair enough. He then asked why my stepdaughter had a different surname from her mum, who has my name. We explained and he asked if we had her birth certificate as proof. When we said not he let us stew for a few minutes then told us to bring it next time. I don't mind them doing thorough checks but I never expected that.
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Posted 23 July 2017 - 11:51 AM

3 weeks today and I'll be in Frogland.

Snap ! We are off for a little ride round on the 13th from Poole to Cherbourg. Then we are driving south down to Narbonne then just touring about for a week before coming back home via the Schlumpf museum in Mulhouse and picking up a new wing for my Peugeot on the way. Preperation so far has been a new pair of tyres and did the mot early as it was due to run out whilst we were away. I also invested in a luggage rack so I can pick the rear wing up.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 12:02 PM

Snap ! We are off for a little ride round on the 13th from Poole to Cherbourg. Then we are driving south down to Narbonne then just touring about for a week before coming back home via the Schlumpf museum in Mulhouse and picking up a new wing for my Peugeot on the way. Preperation so far has been a new pair of tyres and did the mot early as it was due to run out whilst we were away. I also invested in a luggage rack so I can pick the rear wing up.

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A Porsche Boxster driving along with a Peugeot wing as a rear spoiler? That will be a sight to see!

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#157 OFFLINE   BenHar

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 12:34 PM

I also invested in a luggage rack so I can pick the rear wing up.
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The rack should be the other way round. The raised bar is stop the luggage from decapitating you in a head on collision.

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CHRIS1980, on 08 Jan 2016 - 8:37 PM, said:snapback.png

Your clearly thick....end of.


#158 OFFLINE   panhard65

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 01:56 PM

The rack should be the other way round. The raised bar is stop the luggage from decapitating you in a head on collision.

Ben

As it has twin roll hoops I won't be worrying about that so much as the luggage falling off the back if I open it up on the motorway in Germany.


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 04:18 PM

I've also changed the oil and filters on the Disco.


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Posted 23 July 2017 - 05:43 PM

Just picked up the outlaws from Caen.

No problem apart from Brit registered  cars fucking up Ouesterham not knowing which lane to be in (fair enough for first timers)

and then caravans and motorhomes and cars with trailers dawdling along at 50mph.

(note: no speed restriction for caravans or trailers here) 

Got clear of Caen and finally got up to 130kmh and MIL says "Ooo aren't you going a bit fast" FFS....

Even at 130kph the over keen Brits were passing me like I was stood still.

 

Bloody tourists.



#161 OFFLINE   Lord Sward

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:15 PM

@Panhard65 - you should be flying the flag by tearing across the continent in a shabby '80s Royce.



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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:43 PM

I have done pretty well in the miracle market, having managed to get various heaps from home, across europe and back again with minimal hassle. There was one notable exception though when I conked out on the autoroute with an old LWB Landy and trailer. The traffic wombles were along quick sharp and despite my protestations that I'd be off again shortly (broken injector pipe and we had spares), they still sent a recovery dude out from the local Renault dealer with a spec lift. He did absolutely nothing but I still had to follow him the half a mile to his base and cough up for it - 184 euro. I keep the chit pinned up next to my desk as a morbid reminder to avoid the autoroute in  crap old Land Rovers.



#163 OFFLINE   Lord Sward

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:46 PM

Oh fuck  :-o Don't be telling me stories like that.






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