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#541638 - 08/11/18 02:47 PM 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen
Chris99 Offline

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Registered: 17/07/13
Posts: 2522
Loc: West Sussex, UK
For next year's Jungfrau Treffen and Roger has been putting together a superb looking itinerary.

We are looking at leaving a little earlier to allow time to drive down thorough Belgium, Germany, Austria and Switzerland taking in the Stelvio, Gavin and St Gotthard passes on the way.

As has become the norm we've added an extra day to the Jungfrau-Treffen by staying on the Sunday and at the moment have a direct run back to the UK via 1 stop in Troyes.

I'm sure some people would prefer a more leisurely return and we can add this in a bit later.

The headline route is:

Thu 29/8 Calais to Dinant 295km - Ibis hotel
Fri 30/8 Dinant to Trier 194km - Mercure Porta Nigra
Sat 31/8 Trier to Triberg - Hotel Garni Central
Sun 1/9 Triberg to St Anton 261 km - Hotel Montana
Mon 2/9 St Anton to Bormio (via Stelvio pass) 144km - Hotel Rezia
Tue 3/9 Bormio to Lecco (via Gavia pass)143 km - Hotel Pontevecchio
Wed 4/9 Lecco to Grindelwald (via St Gotthard, Susten (or Furka & Grimsel pass) 280 km - Hotel in Gridelwald
Thu 5/9 Grindelwald
Fri 6/9 Grindelwald
Sat 7/9 Grindelwald
Sun 8/9 Grindelwald
Mon 9/9 Grindelwald to Troyes 484km - Hotel Relais St Jean
Tue 10/9 Troyes to Calais 395 km

https://goo.gl/maps/BuPyeJvbShs

Let us know what you think and if you're planning on joining us smile

1. Chris99
2. RogG
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#541642 - 08/11/18 03:26 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
ShaunD Offline
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Registered: 31/01/17
Posts: 453
Loc: Oxford
1. Chris99
2. RogG
3. Shaun and Libby

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#541645 - 08/11/18 03:53 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: ShaunD]
chocadoodledoo Offline

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Registered: 14/07/14
Posts: 120
Loc: Taunton, Somerset
1. Chris99
2. RogG
3. Shaun and Libby
4. Ian and Maria Parkinson

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#541653 - 08/11/18 04:28 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: chocadoodledoo]
Rog G Offline

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Registered: 10/05/11
Posts: 871
Loc: Near Windsor Berkshire
The Mercure in Trier has no availability try Best Western Hotel Trier City instead


Thu 29/8 Calais to Dinant 295km - Ibis hotel
Fri 30/8 Dinant to Trier 194km - Best Western Hotel Trier City
Sat 31/8 Trier to Triberg - Hotel Garni Central
Sun 1/9 Triberg to St Anton 261 km - Hotel Montana
Mon 2/9 St Anton to Bormio (via Stelvio pass) 144km - Hotel Rezia
Tue 3/9 Bormio to Lecco (via Gavia pass)143 km - Hotel Pontevecchio
Wed 4/9 Lecco to Grindelwald (via St Gotthard, Susten (or Furka & Grimsel pass) 280 km - Hotel in Gridelwald
Thu 5/9 Grindelwald
Fri 6/9 Grindelwald
Sat 7/9 Grindelwald
Sun 8/9 Grindelwald
Mon 9/9 Grindelwald to Troyes 484km - Hotel Relais St Jean
Tue 10/9 Troyes to Calais 395 km
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#541663 - 08/11/18 04:59 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
ShaunD Offline
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Libby and I would be up for taking a more leasurely route back.

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#541706 - 08/11/18 07:27 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
Mark H Offline

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Registered: 05/01/14
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Loc: Berkshire, England
1. Chris99
2. RogG
3. Shaun and Libby - Leisurely return.
4. Ian and Maria Parkinson
5. Mark H & Hettie - We may shorter out & take longer back πŸ™„ (Bernerhof)

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#541724 - 08/11/18 08:55 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
BuyBritish Offline
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is this 3 wheelers or 4 wheelers please
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#541726 - 08/11/18 09:06 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: BuyBritish]
Rog G Offline

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Registered: 10/05/11
Posts: 871
Loc: Near Windsor Berkshire
Originally Posted By BuyBritish
is this 3 wheelers or 4 wheelers please

The event we are travelling to is the Jungfrau Treffen based in Grindelwald which is a 3 Wheeler only event. Usually attended by 30 or so M3W's


Edited by Rog G (08/11/18 09:07 PM)
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#541729 - 08/11/18 09:10 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
PaulR Offline
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Registered: 01/10/16
Posts: 72
Loc: Nr Haverhill UK
1. Chris99
2. RogG
3. Shaun and Libby - Leisurely return.
4. Ian and Maria Parkinson
5. Mark H & Hettie - We may shorter out & take longer back πŸ™„ (Bernerhof)
6.Paul and Jake - always prefer the twisties
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#541743 - 08/11/18 10:29 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
planenut Offline

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Registered: 29/06/12
Posts: 951
Loc: United Kingdom, Lincolnshire

1. Chris99
2. RogG
3. Shaun and Libby - Leisurely return.
4. Ian and Maria Parkinson
5. Mark H & Hettie - We may shorter out & take longer back πŸ™„ (Bernerhof)
6. Paul and Jake - always prefer the twisties
7. Ian & Pat (Planenut) - Leisurely return

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#541839 - 09/11/18 03:43 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
Roger-CH Offline
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Registered: 17/03/13
Posts: 15
Loc: Switzerland
Stelvio pass is beautiful [img]https://1drv.ms/u/s!ArDCePJixanfjN0bRDSvg8bqPhAMiQ[/img] !

As far as I know: Its law to wear a helmet in Italy (despite I never used one and so far I was never stopped).
Regards Roger

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#541862 - 09/11/18 05:03 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Roger-CH]
Chris99 Offline

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Registered: 17/07/13
Posts: 2522
Loc: West Sussex, UK
For the leisurely return our intrepid planned (RogG) has come up with:

Mon 9/9 Grindelwald to Belfort 222km Grand Hotel
Tue 10/9 Belfort to Troyes 272km Relais St Jean
Wed 11/9 Troyes to Chamouille 172 km Hotel du Golf de l’Ailette
Thu 12/9 Chamouille to Calais 233km


https://goo.gl/maps/HsfiuhnikFn
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#541863 - 09/11/18 05:03 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
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Posts: 65
You will see a good picture Susten Pass during the 2018 Treffen in the MSCC Calendar


Quentin

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#542027 - 10/11/18 01:38 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
Mark H Offline

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Originally Posted By Chris99
For the leisurely return our intrepid planned (RogG) has come up with:

Mon 9/9 Grindelwald to Belfort 222km Grand Hotel
Tue 10/9 Belfort to Troyes 272km Relais St Jean
Wed 11/9 Troyes to Chamouille 172 km Hotel du Golf de l’Ailette
Thu 12/9 Chamouille to Calais 233km


https://goo.gl/maps/HsfiuhnikFn


Sounds like a good plan - Nice one Rog/Chris

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#542138 - 10/11/18 10:51 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
ShaunD Offline
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Loc: Oxford
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#542196 - 11/11/18 02:20 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
BigSteve Offline
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Registered: 19/07/15
Posts: 49
Loc: Barnsley, Yorkshire
1. Chris99
2. RogG
3. Shaun and Libby - Leisurely return.
4. Ian and Maria Parkinson
5. Mark H & Hettie - We may shorter out & take longer back πŸ™„ (Bernerhof)
6. Paul and Jake - always prefer the twisties
7. Ian & Pat (Planenut) - Leisurely return
8. Steve & Diane (Leisurely out via south of France, possibly meet in Lecco).

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#542329 - 12/11/18 09:27 AM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: BigSteve]
Chris99 Offline

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Registered: 17/07/13
Posts: 2522
Loc: West Sussex, UK
A change of plan for the St Anton stop, we will go for the Alps Hotel which comes recommended and is owned by a Plus 8 owner so he needs to see some proper Morgans smile
https://www.alpslodge.at/en/hotel/the-alpslodge.html

So the updated outbound itinerary is:

Thu 29/8 Calais to Dinant 295km - Ibis hotel
Fri 30/8 Dinant to Trier 194km - Best Western Hotel Trier City
Sat 31/8 Trier to Triberg - Hotel Garni Central
Sun 1/9 Triberg to St Anton 261 km - Alps Hotel
Mon 2/9 St Anton to Bormio (via Stelvio pass) 144km - Hotel Rezia
Tue 3/9 Bormio to Lecco (via Gavia pass)143 km - Hotel Pontevecchio
Wed 4/9 Lecco to Grindelwald (via St Gotthard, Susten (or Furka & Grimsel pass) 280 km - Hotel in Grindelwald

Unless there are any other recommendations let's go firm on the overnight stops so people can start booking the hotels thumbs

Roger is going to start on the detailed route planning and SatNav routes
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#542633 - 14/11/18 02:22 AM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
ShaunD Offline
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Registered: 31/01/17
Posts: 453
Loc: Oxford
Hotels all booked for journey out!
Are the hotels for the leasurely return now firm as, if they are, I will go ahead and book those too?
Many thanks.

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#542754 - 14/11/18 05:26 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
Chris99 Offline

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Registered: 17/07/13
Posts: 2522
Loc: West Sussex, UK
Just to clarify, for Sun 1st, instead of St Anton the destination is now the Alps Lodge Hotel in Fiss. The weblink is correct.

So the outbound itinerary is:

Thu 29/8 Calais to Dinant 295km - Ibis hotel
Fri 30/8 Dinant to Trier 194km - Best Western Hotel Trier City
Sat 31/8 Trier to Triberg - Hotel Garni Central
Sun 1/9 Triberg to Fiss 291 km - Alps Lodge Hotel
Mon 2/9 Fiss to Bormio (via Stelvio pass) 120km - Hotel Rezia
Tue 3/9 Bormio to Lecco (via Gavia pass)143 km - Hotel Pontevecchio
Wed 4/9 Lecco to Grindelwald (via St Gotthard, Susten (or Furka & Grimsel pass) 280 km - Hotel in Grindelwald


For the scenic return, I know people are wanting to get the hotels booked so unless anyone has further suggestions let's go firm on the planned routing of:

Mon 9/9 Grindelwald to Belfort 222km Grand Hotel
Tue 10/9 Belfort to Troyes 272km Relais St Jean
Wed 11/9 Troyes to Chamouille 172 km Hotel du Golf de l’Ailette
Thu 12/9 Chamouille to Calais 233km


I'm off to book my hotels for the out and scenic return smile

We will firm up on channel crossings, detailed routes, Austria and Swiss motorway vignettes etc later.

cheers
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#542801 - 14/11/18 09:39 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
ShaunD Offline
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Loc: Oxford
Many thanks, RL! πŸ‘

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#542806 - 14/11/18 10:25 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
ShaunD Offline
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Registered: 31/01/17
Posts: 453
Loc: Oxford
Return journey hotels booked. Last one (Hotel du Golf) was showing as having no available rooms on Booking.com and Expedia but I managed to book direct on the hotel’s website.

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#542864 - 15/11/18 11:21 AM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
planenut Offline

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Registered: 29/06/12
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Loc: United Kingdom, Lincolnshire

Just been checking up on the hotel parking situation for the outbound hotels. No problems for most but worth booking the 10 Euro covered parking at Bormio, or have "street". It's an extra 12 Euros for Trier hotel underground and "limited free parking" at Lecco.

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#542986 - 15/11/18 09:16 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
ShaunD Offline
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Loc: Oxford
Many thanks, PN. Very helpful.
Did you also check the return journey ones?

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#542989 - 15/11/18 09:30 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: ShaunD]
Rog G Offline

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Registered: 10/05/11
Posts: 871
Loc: Near Windsor Berkshire
Originally Posted By ShaunD
Many thanks, PN. Very helpful.
Did you also check the return journey ones?

You need to request parking for the Belfort hotel as it is a small car park the other two return hotels have plenty.
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#543092 - 16/11/18 01:50 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Rog G]
Chris99 Offline

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Registered: 17/07/13
Posts: 2522
Loc: West Sussex, UK
Hotels booked for the outbound and leisurely return thumbs

Belfort and Chamouille both showed full on Booking.com but had availability direct smile
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#543188 - 16/11/18 06:44 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
Rog G Offline

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Registered: 10/05/11
Posts: 871
Loc: Near Windsor Berkshire
All hotels booked, quick return.
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#543211 - 16/11/18 09:03 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
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Posts: 88
Loc: West Mids
All outbound hotels booked. I may make my own way back.
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#543233 - 16/11/18 11:07 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
ShaunD Offline
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FYI, this is reply I got from hotel in Lecco re parking:

Dear Mr Denton
Thank you so much for booking our hotel and for writing to us , we would like to inform you that there is a garage 50 meters away from the hotel , no need to book in advance for it , the cost for the current year is €9 per night , to be settled directly at the garage .
Best regards
Nader

Btw, I will go ahead and set up a WhatsApp group for next year’s trip. Please could those who were not on last year’s trip PM me their mobile number if they would like to join the group.

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#543400 - 17/11/18 08:34 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
ShaunD Offline
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Ditto re Best Western Hotel Trier City:

Dear Mr Denton,

unfortunaly, our house have no unterground parking, only outside parking it costs 12,-€ a day.
But there is a public garage that is underground near from a hotel. This costs 15.30 a day.

For further information do not hesitate to contact us.

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#543710 - 19/11/18 07:43 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: BigSteve]
Keith H Offline
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Registered: 16/04/17
Posts: 15
Loc: Yorkshire
Originally Posted By BigSteve
1. Chris99
2. RogG
3. Shaun and Libby - Leisurely return.
4. Ian and Maria Parkinson
5. Mark H & Hettie - We may shorter out & take longer back πŸ™„ (Bernerhof)
6. Paul and Jake - always prefer the twisties
7. Ian & Pat (Planenut) - Leisurely return
8. Steve & Diane (Leisurely out via south of France, possibly meet in Lecco).
9. Keith H and Hilary - Leisurely return.


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#543961 - 21/11/18 11:19 AM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
planenut Offline

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Registered: 29/06/12
Posts: 951
Loc: United Kingdom, Lincolnshire

We have decided to do the crossing via the Hull - Zeebrugge ferry route, much more "Up North" friendly. We will meet up with you all at Trier. If anyone else is considering this route I have a voucher code for 15% discount, use before 18th December.

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#544080 - 21/11/18 08:27 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: planenut]
Keith H Offline
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Registered: 16/04/17
Posts: 15
Loc: Yorkshire
Liking the sound of Hull to Zeebrugge - can you share the code. We would likely meet the group in Dinant as Trier could be a bit of a stretch .

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#549844 - 23/12/18 02:50 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
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Registered: 27/08/17
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Having met with Planenut at our local pub to chat through the Jungfrau Treffen route we decided to take the plunge, and join the adventure. All hotels are booked and will be crossing from Hull and taking the leisurely route back.
Thanks to planenut for the help and advice.

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#549888 - 23/12/18 06:22 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
planenut Offline

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Registered: 29/06/12
Posts: 951
Loc: United Kingdom, Lincolnshire

Congratulations on your first post after a long time looking. My travel agency fee is very reasonable. I am sure you will both enjoy the trip. All we have to do is keep praying for for the next 9 months for some reasonable weather.

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#549893 - 23/12/18 06:29 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
ShaunD Offline
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Loc: Oxford
Welcome, Nig & Jun, and congratulations on your first posting!
If you DM me your full names and mobile numbers, I will add you to the WhatsApp group for the trip.
Have a great Christmas.
πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

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#549894 - 23/12/18 06:30 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
planenut Offline

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Registered: 29/06/12
Posts: 951
Loc: United Kingdom, Lincolnshire
An update of the current participants.

1. Chris99
2. RogG
3. Shaun and Libby - Leisurely return.
4. Ian and Maria Parkinson
5. Mark H & Hettie - We may shorter out & take longer back πŸ™„ (Bernerhof)
6. Paul and Jake - always prefer the twisties
7. Ian & Pat (Planenut) - Leisurely return
8. Steve & Diane (Leisurely out via south of France, possibly meet in Lecco).
9. Keith H and Hilary - Leisurely return.
10. Ric Hardy - Outbound.
11. Nigel & June - Leisurely Return.

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#549903 - 23/12/18 08:06 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
ShaunD Offline
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Ricardo, you know you want to! 😊

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#549922 - 23/12/18 10:07 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: ShaunD]
Chris99 Offline

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Registered: 17/07/13
Posts: 2522
Loc: West Sussex, UK
Welcome Nigel & June, great to have you along for the ride drive

I'm sure Ian's pointed you at the MTWC as well and between that and TalkMorgan there are plenty of events to get involved with if you can.

I look forward to meeting you next year.

cheers
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#549978 - 24/12/18 11:34 AM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
Keith H Offline
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Registered: 16/04/17
Posts: 15
Loc: Yorkshire
Merry Christmas all.

So, the trip next year will be our first adventure in the three wheeler over and above a trip to Malvern from North Yorkshire earlier this year. In addition it is our first road trip in something other than a highly reliable German estate car ..
So my first of many questions as a newbie - do any of you have a stock list of stuff I need to start collecting for the trip now , tools, spare parts, sat nav etc etc - any advice welcome

Many thanks

Keith

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#549996 - 24/12/18 01:14 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Keith H]
Rog G Offline

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Most of us carry some spares and usually between us we have enough bits and bobs to cover most road side eventualities. My list of what I carry is probably excessive but you can pick and choose some of the key items:

Cam belt and fitting dowels, tyre pressure gauge and pump, throttle cable, tyre plugs for rear, inner tubes for front plus tyre levers, assorted spanners, screwdrivers, metric and imperial allen keys, socket set, jack, regulator, exhaust clamp, fuel pipe clamps, relays, spark plugs, indicator module, large spanners for rear wheel adjustment, spare bulbs, fuel pump, jumps start pack, cable ties, metal tie wraps, exhaust bobbins, spare bolts for stage 1 silencers, gaffer tape, engine oil.

Most of that fits in a tray I have made located under the bonnet.

Satnav is personal choice some of us use Garmin others TomTom you just need one which you can load pre planned routes onto.


Edited by Rog G (24/12/18 01:18 PM)
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#550008 - 24/12/18 02:31 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
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Keith - European breakdown cover is #1 item on the list πŸ™„πŸ‘

2. inner tube or cycle repair kit.
3. Spare mini blade fuses.
4. Harley Rectifier - with the correct size ring terminal changed (crimped, soldered & heatshrinked.
5. Spare Exhaust bobbins.
6. Mini Compressor.
7. Comprehensive tool-roll & Kevs toolkit (Spanners sockets Allen keys plug sockets. Adjustable grips
8. Duct & Insulation tape
9. Multi-meter
10. Belt adjustment spanner
11. Fuel pipe clamps.
Plus so much more

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#550009 - 24/12/18 02:33 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Rog G]
Keith H Offline
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Registered: 16/04/17
Posts: 15
Loc: Yorkshire
Thanks Rog - that is comprehensive and makes sense. Is the cam belt based upon experience and a previous failure or just super cautious ?.

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#550016 - 24/12/18 03:19 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Mark H]
Keith H Offline
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Registered: 16/04/17
Posts: 15
Loc: Yorkshire
Thanks Mark - was hoping I would get away with breakdown cover and a credit card but seems this trip will be more interactive !!!,

Keith

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#550054 - 24/12/18 11:12 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
planenut Offline

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Registered: 29/06/12
Posts: 951
Loc: United Kingdom, Lincolnshire

I don't think the extensive list of spares is really needed if you prepare your M3W before you depart. I may live to regret that statement but the chances are that if you do have a problem then the spares you have will be the wrong ones to fix it at the side of the road. Some things are known problems and can be reduced before departure. Check your cam belt and change it if it looks less than 100%, check the rectifier wires are all good, replace the standard fuel pump with a better item, change the crimped fuel pipe clamps for screw type ones. Other unpredictable problems such as such as punctures have to be catered for. Failing all that, good breakdown and recovery cover is essential and a credit card always helps.

Once you have the M3W reliability sorted you need to consider your packing and luggage, less is definitely better, ask Mark and Hetty....... wink. We find Rohan clothing that packs small and can be washed and dried quickly is ideal. You really don't need as much stuff as you may think, travel light.



Edited by planenut (24/12/18 11:13 PM)

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#550059 - 25/12/18 01:31 AM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
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On the other hand, travelling heavy is perfectly manageable too! We got six 30 litre bags on the back of our car on this year’s Grindelwald trip.
Merry Christmas, all!πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

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#550074 - 25/12/18 09:14 AM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Keith H]
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Originally Posted By Keith H
Thanks Rog - that is comprehensive and makes sense. Is the cam belt based upon experience and a previous failure or just super cautious ?.

I haven't had to use any of my spares but fellow travellers have used my spare fuel pump, regulator and cam belt in the past.
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#550371 - 27/12/18 01:56 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Rog G]
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Originally Posted By Rog G
Originally Posted By Keith H
Thanks Rog - that is comprehensive and makes sense. Is the cam belt based upon experience and a previous failure or just super cautious ?.

I haven't had to use any of my spares but fellow travellers have used my spare fuel pump, regulator and cam belt in the past.


So in summary you need to take:

1: Breakdown cover
2: Rog G

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#552195 - 06/01/19 04:41 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Rog G]
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An update of the current participants.

1. Chris99
2. RogG
3. Shaun and Libby - Leisurely return.
4. Ian and Maria Parkinson ( Catching up with you all on Saturday in Triberg, leaving Grindelwald Sun morning fast route back, Troyes o/night then to Le Havre Monday for ferry back to Portsmouth, home in the West Country Monday pm)
5. Mark H & Hettie - We may shorter out & take longer back πŸ™„ (Bernerhof)
6. Paul and Jake - always prefer the twisties
7. Ian & Pat (Planenut) - Leisurely return
8. Steve & Diane (Leisurely out via south of France, possibly meet in Lecco).
9. Keith H and Hilary - Leisurely return.
10. Ric Hardy - Outbound.
11. Nigel & June - Leisurely Return.

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#552382 - 07/01/19 03:39 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
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Chris, missed you yesterday at Bicester Heritage!
Is the plan to meet up at the Eureka Park Premier Inn before heading to Grindelwald?

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#552412 - 07/01/19 05:48 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: ShaunD]
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Hi Shaun,

Sorry I couldn't make Bicester but hope you had a good time.

Wed 28th at Eureka Ashford Premier inn is the plan thumbs
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#552424 - 07/01/19 06:53 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
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Many thanks, Chris.
Do we have proposed Eurotunnel times yet so we can go ahead and book that?

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#552552 - 08/01/19 03:29 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
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Hi Shaun,

I've not looked at the times in detail yet but suggest something similar to last year ie. 09:20 Folkestone to Calais and 17:50 Calais to Folkstone.

As first to book you get to pick the times and let us know cheers
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#552807 - 09/01/19 06:04 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
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Have booked those times for the Eurotunnel (and also booked the Premier Inn).
Paul, will you and Jake be staying the night we get back in the Premier Inn like you did before?

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#552994 - 10/01/19 01:13 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: ShaunD]
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#554373 - 17/01/19 06:25 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
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As usual I'm a bit late to this topic, but do plan to join you all this year, probably, but it might clash with another event I need to attend. Will know soon hopefully.....

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#554452 - 18/01/19 02:24 AM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
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Fingers crossed! 🀞🀞

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#554499 - 18/01/19 12:38 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: ShaunD]
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+1 it wouldn't be the same without you Phil (and Mrs?)
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#554572 - 18/01/19 06:27 PM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: R1NGA]
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Originally Posted By R1NGA
As usual I'm a bit late to this topic, but do plan to join you all this year, probably, but it might clash with another event I need to attend. Will know soon hopefully.....


Nice one R1NGA πŸ‘

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#554910 - 20/01/19 10:59 AM Re: 2019 UK convoy to Jungfrau-Traffen [Re: Chris99]
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Finally booked into the Alps lodge. πŸ‘

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