Garage or not Garage :)

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  1. lammyboy

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    Hi...

    We are about to start an open ended trip around Europe to end up in sunny Spain and then buy a Finca, but, we dont know and can't find a suitable MH to take my Vespa GTS 300 super comfatably in the garage... your suggestions / advice would be warmly received...

    Many thanks

    Chris & Shona
     
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    Only one suggestion really.....watch your payload and rear axle loading. Ok so that's two, but they are really linked. A little van with a large garage and long rear overhang invites overloading the rear wheels, maybe a tag would be OK, but thats getting big and expensive.
     
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    If axle weights \ payload permits could you expand your options by putting it on a rack on the back or towing it on a trailer?
     
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    Thanks for that, and yes I'm aware of the potential over weight, the scooter weighs 330Kg
     
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    A trailer is a sensible solution but seems so lame...
     
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    We transport ours on a Easylifter scooter rack. Works really well.
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    Ooops, sorry just seen the weight of your scooter - too heavy for this, ours is sub 100 kilos.
     
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    Are you sure its not more like 160kg.

    Martin
     
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    Ignore all the above I posted.. @funflair has the nub of it.. The GTS 300 super is actually only 148kg !!!
     
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    Assuming we do conclude that the scooter weighs 160 ish kg so more like 330 lbs then that does possibly open up your choice of MH with garage, yes weight will stil be an issue and if you are on a big trip you want plenty of payload for "Stuff" so I would suggest that you look for something on an IVECO or older Merc 6 tonne chassis which should give you plenty of payload and loads of rear axle weight.

    Depending on you budget I would be tempted to suggest an older N+B Flair, Concorde or even a Carthago, some of Hesse things came out of the factory with over 1 tonne of payload.

    Martin
     
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    Don't buy a FINCA,,keep touring,,,been there done it and so have many more,,,,BUSBY.:):):)
     
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    ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my bad, yup it weighs circa 150 Kg, now just gotta find a MH with a door big enough :)

    THANKS SO FAR EVERYONE
     
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    Are you sure, 330KG!:Eeek:
     
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    no, its about 150Kg, I was reading with someone else's eyes %)
     
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    Oh mate, the N+B Flair is amazing, just what I want, but for £40k :)
     
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    That may just happen ;)
     
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    You would get one about 10 years old for that money, possibly a bit less cash or newer model if you looked abroad. You don't often see on on the UK market but they do pop up from time to time.

    Martin
     
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    I also have a Vespa 300 gts and it fits (just) in the garage of our Carthago c-tourer if I take the mirrors off. That's just a couple of mins job. I also have a topbox fitted which I have to remove (single nut) to load but it fits back on once the scooter is inside the garage. That makes it less likely to get scratched while transporting it.

    Allan
     
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