France Trip 2011 Booking Thread ROUTE ADDED

The UK is pretty congested…. why not try across the water….?

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Pointless in having it Dan if thats what the RAC said,i think between us if any thing goes wrong we should be able to fix it :whistling:


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Also don't forget you will need in the car with you not the boot:
A high vis vest for each person
A warning triangle
Headlamp beam adjusters
A spare bulb kit

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I believe the minimum tyre tread depth is bigger over there aswell, tyres must be above 3mm or they will be considered illegal. mine are currently just over 3 mm on the rears and i'm buggered if I'm going to change them for the sake of 72 hours in France. I don't normally run tyres low but I want to make these stretch and then get a new set just in time for the snow in winter.
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Steve-M-UK wrote:Also don't forget you will need in the car with you not the boot:
A high vis vest for each person
A warning triangle
Headlamp beam adjusters
A spare bulb kit
Is this not a problem for you mk3'ers??? lack of space and all :laughing :cheeky:
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MartinR wrote:
Steve-M-UK wrote:Also don't forget you will need in the car with you not the boot:
A high vis vest for each person
A warning triangle
Headlamp beam adjusters
A spare bulb kit
Is this not a problem for you mk3'ers??? lack of space and all :laughing :cheeky:

PeteT managed okay last year.......... Oh no....... Wait....... He didn't have a passenger. :th:
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whitworthmike wrote:

PeteT managed okay last year.......... Oh no....... Wait....... He didn't have a passenger. :th:
Or a mk3 last year ;)
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MartinR wrote:
Steve-M-UK wrote:Also don't forget you will need in the car with you not the boot:
A high vis vest for each person
A warning triangle
Headlamp beam adjusters
A spare bulb kit
Is this not a problem for you mk3'ers??? lack of space and all :laughing :cheeky:
looks like they will be missing out on all that cheap booze aswell :laughing :whistling:
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vinp182 wrote:
whitworthmike wrote:

PeteT managed okay last year.......... Oh no....... Wait....... He didn't have a passenger. :th:
Or a mk3 last year ;)

Doh! :facepalm:

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On my second day of prepping the car and still not quite finished, although i have fitted a couple of chavy mods lol ;) taken all the wheels of and gave them a good clean its surprising how the brake dust builds up and they are looking a lot better.Just cgot a couple of more things to do fill her up with some petrol and she's good to go,any one know the prce of petrol once we get over there.?i
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whitworthmike wrote:
vinp182 wrote:
whitworthmike wrote:

PeteT managed okay last year.......... Oh no....... Wait....... He didn't have a passenger. :th:
Or a mk3 last year ;)

Doh! :facepalm:
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I'm not going to be able to make it over for this now guys. I have an extreme week following and need to prep.
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d-peg wrote:I'm not going to be able to make it over for this now guys. I have an extreme week following and need to prep.
No worries Dan ,i'll pick up the clutch at JAE,shame you can't make it
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d-peg wrote:I'm not going to be able to make it over for this now guys. I have an extreme week following and need to prep.
No worries mate....... Catch you at JAE :th:
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Last day of work today :th: Looking forward to it way too much considering its only a three/four day holiday, lol.

Busy day tomorrow though... anyone found a cheap shop for the bulb kit/beam deflectors/warning triangle?
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