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View attachment 377 View attachment 377 Just been up for our regular trip to the lakes (Coniston)

Car loaded with

Tent
camping fridge
cooker
gas bottles
sleeping bags
6 man dingy
4hp outboard engine
2 adult bikes
2 kids bikes
clothes
etc
etc
or and a wife and two kids


Great car
 

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Don't you find getting in the roof box a bloomin pain in the arris.......??

Unless I'm at home with a chair my little legs just won't help me to reach without clambering on the seats, and that's just not cricket...!

Nice motor...
 

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Hipflyguy said:
Don't you find getting in the roof box a bloomin pain in the arris.......??

Unless I'm at home with a chair my little legs just won't help me to reach without clambering on the seats, and that's just not cricket...!

Nice motor...
The easy way,

Put one foot into a hole in the rear alloy wheel, then use this to pull up and get the other foot on top of the tyre. Then you can pull yourself up holding onto the roof bars. Works great! :clap:
 

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its like how many rugby players can you get in a mini

well done that man

i think that is the most luggage for a nite away i have every seen
 

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coops said:
Just been up for our regular trip to the lakes (Coniston)
Looks absolutely amazing. :clap: I love the bike on the back.

I will load a similar contraption on the roof next week to drive the Treg to France. I will share you my experience as well and also the photo's on how I have loaded the Treg. I am actually planning on putting a children bicycle inside (just behind the rear seats :help: ). and then load the boot with bags and everything. The roof box will be used to load other toys and a small Bobby car for my son. I am sure I will not be nearly be as full as you on the way out, but surely topped up with wine on the way back.

Thanks for the tips how to access the roof box. I had not thought of that when buying the car and judging from the height and the position of the roof bars it will definitely be a challenge.

So thanks for the photo and I will share you mine in a few weeks time.

Regards,
Rob
 

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Looks absolutely amazing. :clap: I love the bike on the back.

I will load a similar contraption on the roof next week to drive the Treg to France. I will share you my experience as well and also the photo's on how I have loaded the Treg. I am actually planning on putting a children bicycle inside (just behind the rear seats :help: ). and then load the boot with bags and everything. The roof box will be used to load other toys and a small Bobby car for my son. I am sure I will not be nearly be as full as you on the way out, but surely topped up with wine on the way back.

Thanks for the tips how to access the roof box. I had not thought of that when buying the car and judging from the height and the position of the roof bars it will definitely be a challenge.

So thanks for the photo and I will share you mine in a few weeks time.

Regards,
Rob
It seems we have more in common, I too have a Mini Cooper or my wife has.

The trick of standing on the wheels works great for washing the car, and packing the roof box

Have a great holiday

Simon
 

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Robert2006 said:
Looks absolutely amazing. :clap: I love the bike on the back.

I will load a similar contraption on the roof next week to drive the Treg to France. I will share you my experience as well and also the photo's on how I have loaded the Treg. I am actually planning on putting a children bicycle inside (just behind the rear seats :help: ). and then load the boot with bags and everything. The roof box will be used to load other toys and a small Bobby car for my son. I am sure I will not be nearly be as full as you on the way out, but surely topped up with wine on the way back.

Thanks for the tips how to access the roof box. I had not thought of that when buying the car and judging from the height and the position of the roof bars it will definitely be a challenge.

So thanks for the photo and I will share you mine in a few weeks time.

Regards,
Rob
Hi Robert

Where abouts in France do you go

I love the place, I normally end up in Biarittz

Brill place

Anyway enjoy, see you soon
 

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Where abouts in France do you go
Richard,

Went to LaBenne Ocean which is a beach resort 20 minutes from Biarritz. Came back last weekend! Weather was not as brilliant as here in the UK but the scenery near Biarritz is fantastic. St Jean de Luz is my favorite little village. Used to be a pirates nest. Good food, nice wine and lovely shops. Biarritz is a bit more posh, and on the up. Supposed to be the Monaco of that part of France. Terrible parking though ..... 1.85 is just 10 cm over what the underground car parks (90% of parking is underground) can bear. So its off road parking and that is not always easy.

Driving in the South of France is pleasant, especially up and down to Armagnac. Takes a little less than 2 hours each way but the prize at the end is a superb armagnac tasting and some good prices.

I will upload some photos later.

Cheers,
Rob
 

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prhim said:
Are those rear tyres completely shagged or what?
:clap:

Re the tip of standing on rear wheel and pulling up with roof bar.....I'm happy, I must be more agile than I thought.....I just go straight for the top of the tyre.........
 
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