Exploring in the extreme

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  1. Popeye

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    Toying with the idea of going a little further off the beaten track, have a look and tell me if my big old Geist would bottom out or graze my solar panel.......

    Extreme Road
     
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  2. Phill D

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    i dont know about the outside getting marked.... but... if i were with you the inside would certainly be [STRIKE]brown[/STRIKE], marked.:Blush::Blush::Eeek:
     
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    neither.....delivery trucks use that road. :thumb::Laughing:

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    just hope you don't meet anyone coming in the opposite direction
     
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    Where is it PPJ?
     
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    Himalayan mountain pass....dont know just where but looks 'do-able'
     
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    no problem.....unwritten rule of the road, pull over for traffic coming uphill.
    Looks uphill to me :Rofl1:
     
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    Been on one just like that in French Alps. The road was a bit wider but the same sort of overhang and drop to the side. The overhang looked awfully low but the Rapido got under. There was a bit of a landslide part way down which was a bit worrying. It was probably on a bus route, they seem to go everywhere in France.
     
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    never in a million years would you get me on that road!!:Eeek:
     
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    Actually, that is a written rule of the road in most of the world. In the UK Highway Code, it is section 155.

    I was glad of it driving up a very narrow, congested, long and steep hill in Wales towing a large caravan with a very underpowered normally aspirated diesel minibus. 4400kg and 68bhp. If I hadn't forced everything coming downhill into various driveways and side turnings, it would have been at least a mile reversing until I could have got going again. I was flat out in first gear, and at one point, it really started slowing up...
     
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    Why would you want to go on a trip like that ? :Eeek:
     
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    Why wouldn't you:thumb: No sense of adventure you lot.
     
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    looks like karcorham hyw through pakistan planed on doing it to india afew years ago but had problems with iran visa so on hold for now . :Wink: stan
     
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    Lost the waste pipe off the underside on one bad road, lost the injectors on another. I've seen a motorhome shake itself to bits on a bad road. Not mine fortunately. Ripping the tyres to shreds is routine. They overheat with flexing and come unstuck. You can tackle really bad roads so long as you have sufficient ground clearance but it's not pleasant. You need to find the right speed for your chassis, generally 60kph, and let about a third of the air out of your tyres to help the suspension. Unfortunately truck leaf suspension isn't designed for really bad roads so expect to slowly wreck your motorhome anyway. It is certainly one way to find out how well it was built.
     
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