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post #11 of 1086 (permalink) Old 11-01-2014, 06:51 AM
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That looks like a great plan, I'm quite envious, have LOADS of fun and of course keep us updated on your adventures
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I hope it works out ok and you manage to get everything in that you need.
From experience I know its going to be fun.
We are no where near retiring yet but went the motorhome direction a few years ago.
The is nothing like been able to pack up and head for the hills for several weeks.
Long term if/when we retire we want to tour Europe during the winter months with the bike.
This is our current setup (Picture was taken earlier this year on our way to Switzerland)
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Here are some inside Pics of the Toy Hauler. Since the last pics, I have added a ride-on front wheel chock which supports the front end of the bike, and stops fore and aft movement, so the tie-down straps only have to stop side to side rocking of the bike.

The trailer has a kick down stand at the front, and 2 removable vertical stands at the back, so it cannot roll around on it's own wheels, so it should only need a single tie-down strap at the front.

I hope that is enough to keep things steady in there.



















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That is pretty stinking awesome! Have fun and keep the shiny side up!

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Awesome toy hauler! And, if the tow vehicle runs out of gas, you can just pull it with the FJR.

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We have done a couple of local trips with the rig, and everything seems to work OK. We are in the final phase of moving out of our house and getting rid of 35 years of accumulated junk, and we should be ready to rock and roll early next week, I cant wait.

I have fitted a wireless modem with external antenna to the van, so we should have internet access for most of our trip. I will keep this thread updated with news of our travels.
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Awesome toy hauler! And, if the tow vehicle runs out of gas, you can just pull it with the FJR.
Actually, the FJR only makes about 3 horsepower less than the Ford, but I don't think the clutch would take the strain of that lot.

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Take lots of pictures while you travel.

I spend 2 weeks in Australia and drove from Melbourne to Sydney. Sure would love to see more of your country, even if just in pictures.

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Well, today is the first day of the rest of our lives. At last, we finished packing up the house, loading the caravan, final inspection and handed the keys back to the landlord.

We didn't go far, only about 50 Km out to a caravan park at Serpentine where we have booked in for a week. Arrived at midday, and it was stinking hot without a breath of wind, we set up the van, switched on the aircon, went inside, and stayed there until sunset. It must have been above 40C all afternoon.

When it was safe, we had a stroll, a couple of iced Scotches, a feed of grilled Barramundi, and settled in for the evening. There is no TV signal here, so we are both busy surfing the net.
Here is a picture of Lynn gasping for breath in the stifling heat.







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Now that's living life the way it should be done. On your own terms!
I am envious!
ENJOY!!!

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