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Re: My Ranger & Suntrekker - Intro / Updates

Postby derestrictor » August 17th, 2018, 1:40 pm

Good combination there Rob, like those Suntrekkers and always thought the'd be a good base to start from
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Re: My Ranger & Suntrekker - Intro / Updates

Postby TheWalshyWay » August 21st, 2018, 7:52 am

Hi Rob,

,( "That's another thing - my Ranger is only 110 bhp so I think I'd definitely feel a heavier camper")

I'm currently thinking of getting my Isuzu 'remapped' to up the Torque, I've spoken to a couple of good knowledgeable lads and they say the manafacturer always leave some leeway with the specs, so might just do it !

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Postby zildjian » August 21st, 2018, 7:34 pm

Would be interesting to people here how that works out as those Isuzu often get mentioned as 'possible next buy'
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Re: My Ranger & Suntrekker - Intro / Updates

Postby TheWalshyWay » August 22nd, 2018, 9:09 am

Hi Richard, yep, I spoke to my Mechanic ( rural area deals with a lot of farmers so very reliable and knowledgeable and what he said was there is extra tolerances built into the vehicle specs, however 'maxing them out' isn't a good idea as the clutch and gearbox could be strained !) I recently had a taster of the "Alps" driving up 'Porlock Hill' in N.Devon (?) and was a breeze ! However there was a camper in front of me struggling so I pulled off to the side and waited about 5 mins before taking off again and still caught up with it still struggling !
Anyways must go *project awaits*

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Re: My Ranger & Suntrekker - Intro / Updates

Postby RobYorkshire » October 2nd, 2018, 12:06 pm

Well I'm back from my Ireland trip, a month and 2300 miles round the Wild Atlantic Way, and Causeway Coastal Route.

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Thoroughly enjoyed it, despite a few unnerving windy nights and Storm Helen claiming a skylight!

We wild camped for 28 of the 30 nights, with 1 night in a hotel (think I must hold the record for baths and showers taken in a 24 hour period!), and 1 night on a campsite.

I'd thoroughly recommend it if anyone is thinking about it. I'd say a month is the perfect amount of time needed. We were moving everyday but weren't rushing and managed to see the majority of the 120 discovery points.

MPG worked out at 20.9 for the trip. We did struggle with the lack of wetroom when the weather was wet for days on end and we had wet clothes, so this is leading me to think about what I could replace my current combination with. Perhaps a new topic is needed on that.

All of my pictures are on my Instagram feed @2feet4wheels - https://www.instagram.com/2feet4wheels/ but here's a few.

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Re: My Ranger & Suntrekker - Intro / Updates

Postby derestrictor » October 2nd, 2018, 12:35 pm

Looks a nice trip Rob that coastline does indeed look wild almost ragged on the map
good pictures too than
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Re: My Ranger & Suntrekker - Intro / Updates

Postby RobYorkshire » October 2nd, 2018, 12:56 pm

Thanks. I've spent a fair amount of time up in the Scottish Highlands and the landscapes were very similar, however Ireland seemed a lot more "untouched" by tourists. I'm not sure if this is because we went in September, but we'd often have the roads to ourselves. Ireland felt a lot more chilled out and friendly too.

Oh, and we didn't spot one other demountable in the 2300 miles!
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Re: My Ranger & Suntrekker - Intro / Updates

Postby wonkywheel » October 2nd, 2018, 12:58 pm

Looks like a super trip. Great pictures. Well done. Anything planned for the future?

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Re: My Ranger & Suntrekker - Intro / Updates

Postby RobYorkshire » October 2nd, 2018, 1:25 pm

Cheers Mark. We loved it. Lots of trips planned for the future but I'm wondering if the truck and camper is the right combination for long term travel. I'll be heading up to Scotland this winter though for a few days, I've always been in early autumn up to now. I fancy putting the 4 wheel drive and Eberspacher through their paces :D
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