Fancy a motorhome expedition to China?

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by Viennese, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. Viennese

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    I thought I saw not too long ago a post on here from someone looking for fellow motorhomers to travel all the way to China, but I can't find it now.

    The reason I was looking is because I sold a roof rack on Ebay to Steve Hotson, who has revealed that he arranges motorbike expeditions to China, and has quite a lot of experience with this. He takes care of the bureaucracy, of which there is a great deal, leaving the travellers to enjoy their little trip without that kind of hassle. I suggested he might look at doing motor home expeditions, and he was quite interested. So I told him that I would share this info with Funsters.

    You can see his web site at http://www.motoexplorers.co.uk/index.html

    He can now organise all of the required permits and customs procedures, guides etc to take any foreign vehicle into China. His route specialisation is; crossing Kazakhstan, into China at either Korghas border (Kazak) or Torugart Pass - Kyrgyzstan. They then organise either a 12 day route throughout western China, or a 30 day trans-China route down to Laos and then Thailand. All above is quite doable by camper nowadays - they do see the odd western camper truck out there, but not too many, just yet! Vehicles / campers etc can travel freely day by day, he just co-ordinates all of the services to facilitate the overland travel.
     
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    in the last few years i have met several german m,homers that have done the trip. might help looking on some german sites . seems all types of m,homes are making it .
     
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  5. Viennese

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    Thanks Gail - I did a search but couldn't find it -= how did you?
     
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    I can't make it this weekend, but am free the week after.

    Just as long as we are home for tea on Sunday as our lass is making me favourite :Smile:
     
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    I just searched "China" and scrolled :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    are you going gail.you lead and we will follow.:Cool::Cool:
     
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    We have a great take-away only a mile away and they will deliver.

    Some people just love to do it the hard way.
     
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    Great, can you order me a special curry and chips for delivery ?

    I'll pay when I get back from my next astronaut mission :Smile:
     
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    Its all a ploy by Chinese factories!

    Once there, they will gas you, measure your motorhome whilst you are asleep and reverse engineer copies!

    This time next year there will be a new range of Chinese motorhomes flooding in at Felixstowe's docks!:Eeek:
     
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    They'll never manage instant rotting floors. That takes skills they do not have.
     
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    Joking apart, what a great idea.

    Many years ago, maybe 8 years , I was on the ferry in Dover and saw a m/h with a sign on the back saying ' 2 old folks on their way to Mongolia '.

    What a great trip
     
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    china as been making motor homes for years , its a good market for them . mind they have been making mercedes and bmw and other vehicles for years as well . my chinese dax is brill .its 13 yrs old now and doesnt miss a beat.
    in fact i have two chinese motor bikes .also have a 250cc lifan .
    better built than a german or uk bike and far cheaper.
     
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    Well certainly adventurous.

    But nothing compared to Forestboy who made it to China on two wheels.

    And at the other end of the scale we have "we don't travel more than 100 miles a day". And others have never crossed the Channel even though they own a Burstner.

    As long as it works for the individual, that's what counts.
     
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