Morocco with DD is it worth taking a few spares

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  1. navman

    navman Read Only Funster

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    Hi all.

    We are off to Morocco with DD next April and I know Ray has his truck etc but has anyone else who has been taken a few spares such as alternator / water pump....

    Just wondered if it is worth it as I have a 1999 Hymer on a Fiat 2.8

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    Hi Bob

    I would say yes, it's always worth carrying a few spares, I carry engine belts, hoses, oil and filters, it goes without say that a full service before departing is advisable.

    Don't forget the Gaffa tape :Laughing:
     
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    Certainly worth carrying spares.

    Ray is only there for emegencies although he will make sure you get the help you need. He managed to find someone to repair my towbar which was mangled getting on the ferry, but remember it is Africa so don't expect too much.

    Like Jim I always carry filters & belts at least 2 of each and have a sureflo water pump in the locker. On the trip to Morocco I also carried a set of brake pads.
    Have a full service before you leave and don't worry you'll have a great time.

    Don't forget the Gaffa Tape :thumb:
     
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    April 8th ?

    I hope you're prettier in the flesh than your avatar, coz we'll be with you.

    Have you planned your route yet ? We're planning Dover/Calais and down the west of France, Madrid, Granada etc.

    Excitement is mounting.



    Brian.
     
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    Hi Bob

    Well we certainly had an eventful time. For goodness sake don't forget the Gaffa tape and make sure it is a good gaffa tape:Wink:

    One thing we were glad about having was a spare set of keys. Within 2 days of getting into Spain (on the way down) the key snapped in the lock where you fill up with water.

    Also our automatic step decided to play up so we did a temporary repair with bungie straps

    Don't forget tie wraps, we used them as well.

    Remember to check your tyres as well before you go, we needed 2 new tyres after 2 hours of being on the road. Must admit Geo did check ours as well as doing the service on the RV but for some reason 2 tyres on the rear decided to split.

    Believe it or not, we took a set of steps and we needed to use them as well - like when the windscreen decided to fall out (that's where the gaffa tape came in).

    Have a great time, I wish I was going back - I loved the dessert.:cry:

    Pammy
     
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    Morocco - 8 April

    We'll be there too. Van is in right now having full service and health check as we have just returned from 1700 mile 4 week trip round France.

    Really looking forward to the Moroccan trip.

    See you all there.

    Mike & Carolyn
     
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    <FX deep american accent> "Hey we have us a convoy".

    <FX british accent> "Thuper".


    Brian.
     
  8. Geo

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    I wouldn't take any spares Bob I gave the UniMog the once over while I was there It looked well maintained:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Take some for yours though:thumb: In case no ones mentioned it, DONT forget the Gaffer tape:thumb:
    Geo
     
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    It was the Mog that broke down on our trip.. :Laughing:

    Ray forgot his Gaffa tape . :Blush:
     
  10. navman

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    Not a lot:Eek!:

    Due to work we are in a bit of a rush to get down there so it will be Motorway all the way.... slower coming back though
     
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    My wife is unhappy me saying a week is plenty of time. Autoroute would have three days.

    It's not a bad journey, 1400 miles from Calais I make it. Sea France is quoting me £29 each way at the moment.



    Brian
     
  12. Geo

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    It will be a busy week:Eeek: min of 200 mile a day for 7 days, not for me im afraid, thats why I took the Santander Ferry, The F man who did your journy on a regular basis also tried Santander and said it would be the only way for him now, we then took a week to get through Spain, and that was very relaxing ferry was not cheap but worked out well given Ive an RV to feed with fuel and then it paid dividends as the price of fuel shot up, I would take longer if i were driving from Calais, Having said That Jim the sites boss man almost did it overnight last year:Eeek::Doh:
    Geo
     
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    I do a lot of driving. I think in terms of at least 300 a day. Best I've done for a days work is Aberdeen and back, 800 miles, though I was a bit younger then.

    Just to bore you I've roughed out:

    Calais, St Maure do Touraine = 347
    ....St Jean de Luz = 325
    ....La Cabrera = 269
    ....Granada = 285 or maybe 360 to Nerja.
    ....123 or 198 to Algeciras.

    You and the wife maybe right, 7 days is more business mode.

    She said 10 days, who am I to argue. I'd still aim for the same stops which came from good old 80 year old Don Madge but we could have a day off here and there.


    Brian.
     
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    That explains everything, who told you he's 80:Eeek:
    He's only 24:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    Geo
     
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    Morocco April 2009

    Hi all

    We will be with you in Morocco, leaving jan/feb taking a easy drive down west coast of France across Spain to med, then down round coast to to D/D.

    See you:thumb: all there safe trip.

    Dennis & Andrea
     
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    Excellent - 80 and acting 24.




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    And then there were 4.

    Take care if you mean you are going down the east coast of Spain, some people say it's a bit risky.


    Brian.
     
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    Hi Brian

    Thanks we hope to be driving down the west coast to Bayonne then into Spain, onto Pamplona,Zaragoza and stopping at Benicassim for a bit then off down coast to Mojacar for our next stop. This way missing most of the trouble spots we hope.

    all best

    Dennis
     
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    Morocco a magical kingdom full of mysteries

    :Smile:hello, Morocco :thumb:, a kingdom in the sunny northwest Africa, surprised to realize that only the desert landscape diversity of natural elements with lakes and waterfalls as well as deserts and mountains. ​


    Who knew that the aridity of the desert country are waterfalls of 60 meters in height or trees with cedars centenarians? Not forgetting 1,100 kilometers of coastline divided between the clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea and the snow that score the tops of Atlas Mountains in winter. :Blush:
    :Eeek:see the story and film here News Press and motorhomes



    the site have translators for all languages​
     
  20. Douglas

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    We went to Morocco a few years ago, solo not in a group and one of the things we did was to have 2 extra springs added to the rear axil. There are a few good roads in Morocco and hundreds of BAD!!! ones.

    If you want a to know a place in the Algarve that will do the job for about 325 Euro give me a message.

    Doug...
     
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