NC500 Tag Axle advice please

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  1. Phillybarbour

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    Anyone done the NC500 in a large tag axle?

    No concerns over driving it as I'm a HGV & PCV licence holder. More a question of can it be done. If a 7.5t truck goes down I can do it and nearly all roads in the UK have 7.5t deliveries. Any advice greatly appreciated.
     
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    Im assuming the NC500 is a road in Europe but please tell us all, where is it?
     
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    Thanks Rich, yes the Scotland North Coast 500 mile route.
     
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    Many years ago I went up as far as Castleton in a 7.5 tonner, via the east side, no problems, , the west side is a bit twisty with many passing places. Not so good if you are towing. A short distance on the map can take hours though!
     
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    Have done all north west north and North East in my tag chieftain can go where tuggers can't never had problem I am also class one and pcv so never worry even on single track roads so many passing places hope this helps
     
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    Any recommendations, we're heading up there in a couple of weeks, thinking of looking around Skye
     
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    Skye is beautiful few good sites but can wild camp anywhere
     
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    I would make sure to go DOWN from Applecross rather than up. It's very tight and steep with hairpin bends. Not having a pop at your driving skills more wear and tear on your Moho's clutch. (y)
     
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    We were talking to someone at the Kendal THS last weekend who was on his way back from doing the NC500 driving a Concorde Credo. Albeit single rear axle but a big van!
    He said there was no problems at all even on the single track roads.
    We were up there a couple of weeks ago and there were loads of big MH and Tour Coaches on the single track roads.
    My only advice is don't follow too close to another vehicle because if he pulls into a Passing Place, you won't be able to.
    Have a good trip!!
     
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    We were up there last September and having done Applecross a couple of years ago we gave it a miss as it would have been on the up route. There is a possible way to go north on the west coast then doing an anti-clockwise circle to take it in then again head north. Not sure of the extra miles but there arn't really any "extra" miles up there it's all beautiful.
     
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    Many thanks for all your replies, a big help guys.
     
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    In Applecross, a couple of weeks ago, met a chap who had just come over
    Bealach na Bà, the "wrong way". He had a 7 tonne TAG and made very light of it

    The biggest problem that we found was on the passing places, which vary in size and quality, and could result in you slipping off the road. Would agree with #namwaldog "don't follow too close to another vehicle". When you see another vehicle approaching it is probably best for you to pull in and choose your passing place
     
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    Just returned from the NC500 there is really no place you can't go but I would agree do Applecross North to South and be sure to visit the potting shed lovely food
     
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    I drove round a week ago, the narrowest bit is round loch erribol. Full size buses go round there so don't think you will have any bother. Mine is 7.3 metres and I didn't find anywhere particularly tight. Going again in a few weeks but on the motorbike (lads trip) hoping we get the weather. Go for it you will love it.
     
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