Here's a word of advice........

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  1. M1ke

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    Don't do the Splugen Pass in Switzerland in a Swift Kontiki 679 on the say so of your Sat Nav. :)


    Thanks


    Mike (complete tosser)
     
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    Being a relative newbie to Motorhoming may I ask WHY?
     
  3. M1ke

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    Apart from getting up the mountain (which is clearly marked "Not suitable for lorries or Motorhomes") there are 19 hairpin bends on the way down. It involved about 30 3 point turns. It was perhaps the most stupid thing I have ever done. It was however a steep learning curve and it will be mistakes I will never make again!
     
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    That which does not kill you.........................
     
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    Well at least you got to tell the tale without harm or injury....thanks for that(y)
     
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    Glad you survived it though
     
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    Wow, literally by the sound of it - scary. Glad it all turned out OK.
     
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    At least you proved it could be done. You should be proud that you overcame what would to some be a complete disaster.
     
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    Oops, brings back memories of France in June. Not as bad as your experience but very steep, few hairpins, smoking brakes, no 3 point turns but squeaky bottom time :tmi::tmi:
     
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  10. M1ke

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    Have a look at this/ This is the lower part
     
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    That video is amazing. All credit to you for getting down and being able to tell the tale :clap::clap::clap:
     
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    Bloody hell!.....My foot would pumping the brake the entire journey down....Lovely views but scary in a MH!
     
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    Looks as though the camper van at 2:15 is having second thoughts. Or heart failure.
    Stunning (y)
     
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    That's a bit glorious, on the right vehicle.
     
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    I feel a trip to Switzerland in my MX5 may be required!
     
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    Brilliant drive..........on a bike (or a MX5).(y)
    In a MoHo it's the stuff of nightmares.

    Richard.
     
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    Oh Mike. I feel your pain. We've got ourselves into similar situations and now I check the route so very carefully using the map on the sat nav at it's greatest magnification to see what's ahead.

    I bet you lost pints of sweat!
     
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    All part of the adventure lol
    I'm sure we've all been down tracks where in hindsight perhaps we should have have given it a miss!
     
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    Big girl's blouse! Try it on snow!

    Only joking! Glad you survived!:)
     
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    Mmmmm will have to log that for when we go full time and have the Lotus Se7en on the back (my version of a 7)
    Nice to see fellow REME Jonandshell

    Bob
     
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