Long time filcher of ideas now comes clean

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by jansellsbond, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. jansellsbond

    jansellsbond Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    Dawlish
    For some years I have been systematically stealing ideas from your forum without becoming a member. Now I must fess up, come clean, and sing like the proverbial canary.

    My wife and I have had a few motorhomes in our time; A little Japanese Ford (Called Wheeliebach) in New Zealand for 6 months, an Autocruise Vista here in the UK (Stumpy), a Swift Mondial (Swifty) and now own a 2013 AutoSleepers Broadway FB (Comfy).

    Not being satisfied with 12 weeks and 25 weekends a year in a tin shack on wheels, we are planning our retirement travels. We hope to spend at least 2 years tootling around Europe in our current van claiming my old age pension, free healthcare, free tablets, winter fuel allowance (It gets cold in southern Portugal doesn't it?) and anything else we can get away with.

    Some questions:

    Anyone ever fitted or had fitted ,a tow bar (for bike rack) on the back of one of these things?
    Anyone fitted a Fiammi bike rack with a pulley system (Lift 77) on one?

    Looking forward to hearing from members.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  2. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2007
    Messages:
    30,263
    Likes Received:
    17,930
    Location:
    YO11 2BD
    Repent thy sins......pay yer subs and become a full member.
    Worth every penny just to take part in the banter and as you already know, the advice is priceless.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  3. StefAndDi

    StefAndDi Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2014
    Messages:
    414
    Likes Received:
    941
    Location:
    Near St. Austell, Cornwall
    Welcome to the forum from Funsters west of the Tamar.
    We have a Fiamma tow-bar mounted cycle carrier but not the one with the pulley system. It's really good kit, well made, secure and easy to use.
    Stef.
     
  4. jansellsbond

    jansellsbond Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2016
    Messages:
    43
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    Dawlish
    I probably wouldn't need the pulley system if it were a towbar mounted rack, I just need the pulley if I have to lift bikes up to the 1.5m height of the back wall mounted rack. (My old mate Arthur Ritis prevents this!)
     
  5. gus-lopez

    gus-lopez Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Messages:
    5,678
    Likes Received:
    10,811
    Location:
    Lorca,Murcia,Spain
    :welc:
    Dawlish. Used to love working down there & the other shops we had all around the coast.Always go to the car boots at the warren when over.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  6. MH 55 FUN

    MH 55 FUN Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2016
    Messages:
    2,336
    Likes Received:
    3,654
    Location:
    Rural South West Wales.
    :hiya2: :welcome3:
     
  7. Bailey58

    Bailey58 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2010
    Messages:
    6,701
    Likes Received:
    10,398
    Location:
    Norfolk and Toftir.
  8. Hyacinth 1

    Hyacinth 1 Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2015
    Messages:
    327
    Likes Received:
    862
    Location:
    West Yorkshire
    Hello and welcome

    Liz
     
  9. Anthea M

    Anthea M Funster

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2015
    Messages:
    5,709
    Likes Received:
    17,323
    Location:
    Sheffield
    Hello and join in , plenty of advice and fun here!:welcome3:
     
  10. Techno

    Techno Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2010
    Messages:
    14,224
    Likes Received:
    15,205
    Location:
    Leeds the one up North
  11. John Laidler

    John Laidler Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2013
    Messages:
    9,068
    Likes Received:
    12,423
    Location:
    Plympton, Devon
    Welcome from another bit of Devon.

    Check your rear axle loading as a bike rack adds more to the rear axle than just the weight of the rack and bikes. It could be nearly 50% with a big overhang.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  12. Taran_Las

    Taran_Las Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2009
    Messages:
    6,642
    Likes Received:
    5,705
    Location:
    Yr Wyddgrug
    :welcome4:
     
Loading...

Share This Page