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  1. redchad

    redchad Read Only Funster

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    Hi newbie here so new i havent yet bought a van, my plan is to buy a motorhome with an internal garage to carry a motorbike bike in and then tour europe. I would appreciate any tips and will be posting questions some may seem very basic to yourselves, but as the saying goes if you dont ask you dont get.
     
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    Hi redchad, welcome to MotorhomeFun,
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    Hi and :flyingwelcome:

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    Hi redchad.
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    Welcome to the world of fun.
    We are more than happy to answer questions, someone on here is bound to know the answer or know how to find it.


    Dave.:thumb::thumb:
     
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    :welcomefunster:Hi Redchad, welcome to motorhome fun, ask away what ever the questions someone usually has a answer, good luck with your search
     
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    Hi and welcome :thumb: ask away :BigGrin:
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    Hello

    Are you dead set on a big internal garage? This usually means a fixed bed above which means not a lot of space in the van for day and evening use.

    We had a rack fitted by Armitage Trailers in Ferrybridge. This means the bike travels on the back and goes easily on and off by means of a ramp which attaches to the rack. This leaves us with a big rear lounge and front kitchen and dinette.

    The thing you have to watch for is the weight. Motorhomes have a user payload which is the amount of weight left over for your stuff. Fitting a motorbike in a garage or rack is usually too much for most vans to cope with in that they dont have enough available payload to take the weight on the rear axle. If your planning on taking a big bike then you may need a trailer. Ours is a 100cc Peugeot Speedfight and at 95KG is about as lightweight as you will get after a moped.

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    There is a good guide to fitting a scooter rack here.

    http://www.practicalmotorhome.com/advice/safe-loading-and-payloads

    Armitage Trailers

    http://www.armitagetrailers.com/index.htm
     
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    Hiya redchad and welcome to MotorhomeFun,
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    Thanks everyone some interesting advice looks like my plans are changing already it seems the bike i want will be to heavy for an integral garage.
     
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    At least you are going about this the right way, ask questions first, not as too many do buy van then find they have made a potentially expensive mistake.

    Hope you find what you want.

    Dave .:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hi an welcome to the site, to add to the change of plans. If a bike is carried in the garage it is considered goods, so will affect you insurance, and MOT and possibly your driving licence class.
     
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    Welcome, redchad, and watch no-one changes your moniker to 'wretched' - there are some here who do that sort of thing, naming no names...

    Anyway, I agree completely with Desco, which is why I joined, and I've never been let down yet. Never be ashamed if to others it's the art of the b-- obvious.

    Enjoy the Fun - we do, even, no especially, when the MH is 600 miles away
     
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    Hiya Redchad, welcome and good luck in your search :Smile:
     
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    HI and welcome:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Hello Good Evening and Welcome.............

    Ever considered an electric bike? Can be a lot lighter and fun! Well it's fun if your not the one pedaling it!

    Andrea
     
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    Hi Redchad :welcome: to Motorhomefun :thumb:
     
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