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  1. Granjan

    Granjan Funster

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    Hi everyone we pick up our first motorhome in a couple of weeks we have towed a large caravan in the past but not camped for the last 11 years we always envied the big motorhomes and having both pretty much retired we thought now is the time to go for it!

    We have 4 grandchildren and another due in October so we needed a motorhome with lots of space. I have been cruising the forums for lots of information and tips about equipment we will need and places to go.

    We are thinking about buying a pair of classic bikes to get around a bit ... We are not into endurance! We have been wondering how best to stow them, we think probably securest inside the garage but obviously they will eat up a lot of space and we don't want to drill the floor, wondered about making a wooden frame inside the garage to secure bike rails on..... Any good ideas would be welcome.

    We are off today to run down the east coast looking for sites with decent access, will look at sandsend and whitby:BigGrin:
     
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    Hi and welcome to the fun, what kept you:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  3. SandJ

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    Hi
    We have been down the bikes 50cc scooter, electric bikes and now back to 50cc scooter. I could take a test and get bigger cc scooter but the other half prefers the slower speed of the 50cc.
    As to stowing you have a numer of choices
    Rails in garage you can buy them
    Bike rack on back
    Towbar bike rack
    Try to make the right choice first time as it can be costly
    Safe travels:thumb:
     
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  4. Granjan

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    Thanks for replies, we did wonder about the 2 wheel scooter but expensive, electric bikes again look interesting but probably we just want to do a bit of cycling around villages, we aren't opposed to walking, busing or the odd taxi, we would probably hire a car occasionally think we would do that in jersey or other tight spots. Think it will be big enough for us without adding a trailer.

    We are looking forward to visiting the isle of Arran in September and wondered if the roads from Lochranza to Blackwater foot would be passable in our sized vehicle.

    Re the bikes in the garage ... Not wanting to drill the floor.
     
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    And a warm welcome from me too :Smile::thumb:
     
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    welcome

    Welcome aboard:Wink:
     
  7. coldstreamer

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    Welcome Granjan.
    We too have four Grandchildren and after 20 years on the road, we have now learned to keep our trips 'Under Wraps' love then to bits, but you can't take one or two... it has to be the lot.. which can be bedlam.
    So now we make it a tradition to take them to certain rallies each year which we know they will enjoy, because you cannot take one without the other three and the rest of the time is ours.
    Vans are very different to Motorhomes re space and equipment, so the huge amount of baggage ours take can be very stressing.
    Good luck and travelling, Best Regards Mac
     
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