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  1. Cyclists

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    Just joined as the wife and I are considering buying a motorhome.

    We have sights set on a Auto-Trail Cheyenne 696G ..the garage looks fit for bikes and it has a permanent bed.

    Cheers:thumb:
     
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    Welcome !:thumb:

    Controversial/brave forum name:thumb:


     
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  3. Cyclists

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    why would that be?
     
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    Hi:fatbuddha:
    And welcome to the madhouse.
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  5. Cyclists

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    thanks
     
  6. John Laidler

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    Don't worry about it, I'm a cyclist too but this forum has its fair share of typical motorists who see cyclists as law breaking inconveniences. Just take it all in good heart and you can have some fun winding them up!

    Welcome!
     
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    Hello :thumb:
     
  8. Carol

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    Hi, welcome to motorhome fun, sounds like a good van, check payload etc out, we have a lot of cyclists on here some serious and lots who enjoy there cycling in conjunction with their motorhomes, any questions just ask that is what the forum is all about . :welcomefunster:
     
  9. Cyclists

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    thanks ...yes, what's the deal with payload ...I'm totally new to this ...now pretty much nothing.

    cheers
     
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    Welcome both

    Hello both and welcome.

    Hey! Another (potential) motorhomer from Essex. We are scarce!!

    Good choice of MH. We don't have an Autotrail, but I googled it. There's one for sale at a dealership with no less than 72 photos!

    We're not a million miles from you in Romford. Our lad lives at Runwell and the 'outlaws' live in Woodham.

    Let the forum know how you're getting on. There will be other Autotrail owners who will give you the lo-down on what to look for.

    Hope you get what you're looking for and have many happy outings.

    Regards,
    James & Sue
     
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    Hey :Cool:

    More cyclists :Eeek:


    Welcome from a typical motorist :Wink:
     
  12. Cyclists

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    yeah that's what that big storage bit at the back is for :Smile:
     
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    Your van will have a maximum gross weight limit (MGW). This will be marked on a plate somewhere, such as in the bonnet or by a door. The vehicle will also have a mass in running order (MRO) and in simple terms the difference between these two is the payload, which is what all your luggage including bikes, chairs, food, beer together must not exceed.

    Unfortunately, some vans have unrealistically low payloads and manufacturers also quote very optimistic figures which do not agree with what you might find if you take the vehicle to a weighbridge.
     
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    as long as you have sufficient payload to carry the bikes, hee hee.
    Welcome to the forum by the way.
    Payload is the difference between the actual weight of the vehicle with you both in and the gross Vehicle or maximum permitted weight, (Shown on the vin plate.) actual weight determined by a visit to a weighbridge. The difference is the maximum permitted payload and that includes food, water fuel, bedding etc. The Cheyenne is a decent size so licence permitting you should be ok.
     
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    thanks guys ....my bike don't weigh much :Wink:
     
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    The guys beat me to it, not just your bikes though will you want to take out side table and chairs, barbecue , maybe a awning, just worth a check that you have a reasonable payload. :Smile:
     
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    Rubbish.

    Just inconveniences.
     
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    It'll be bl**dy cold in winter :Laughing:

    Welcome!
     
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    He He very good:thumb: bikes will be cosy though:Laughing:


    Hi and welcome guys:thumb:
     
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    :welcomefunster: good to have another cyclist aboard:thumb:
     
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