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Post Options Post Options   Quote hurricane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 05 at 4:42pm
why not make it into a roof box for the trip there??
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 05 at 4:44pm
watcha gonna mould it in then?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Blobby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 05 at 2:10am

This is turning into the most envronmentally friendly topic ever...all three original ideas just keep getting recycled.

No one has said tie it to the trolley, add a jockey wheel, put the sail up and sail it there along the M6 though and use that to tow the van instead.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigwavedave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 05 at 4:38pm
Now thats just being silly.  A topper will hasn't got a big enough sail to tow a van on the uphill sections.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rob.e Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 05 at 4:54pm
Well that depends on wind strength and direction, surely? And if it was one of them 'orrible old sherpa's, I'd back the Topper in a breeze...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bigwavedave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jan 05 at 5:48pm
Even down wind with the van doors open?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil eltringham Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jan 05 at 3:09pm

I reckon you could fly at least a 29er or even an 800 kite of a topper mast head, that would help

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Post Options Post Options   Quote maxim Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Jan 05 at 5:53pm
Originally posted by myles

A couple of years ago we managed
to puncture both trailer wheels and were only
carrying one spare -----so... we put the trailer on the
roof bars and put the topper which had been on the
roof bars into the car - It was a people carrier but it
was a bit squashed with 4 kids and a topper and me
inside - Probably not very safe but time and the ferry
weren;t going to wait!


Yeah - until us boys from Radley happened to fnd
you!!! I've never seen anything like it - a topper in
a car, 4 boys pushed down under it - and the pico on
the top about to break the rear axel... Got there in the
end though (have you any pictures of that??)

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Post Options Post Options   Quote big man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Feb 05 at 4:01pm
i notice andy2000 is being very quiet
keep it flat you t***
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Post Options Post Options   Quote andy2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Feb 05 at 7:52pm

 

Sorry haven't posted thanks to everyone before, but been too busy trying some of the suggestions. Trouble was I couldn't get into the car after the Topper was taped to the side, except through a rear window or the hatch - over-zealous application of gaffer tape. So not very family-friendly.

Having watched my roof box skim effortlessly down a frosty drive, I could see the immediate connection and so fitting a rig to it is a definite alternative so an idle summer moment. However I'm not sure there will be sufficent bouyancy.

Whilst creatively interesting & highly entertaining to both participants and spectators, converting the Topper into some form of art piece, 3D jigsaw,  helium-filled balloon or car-drawn 'wake-board' look high risk strategies when we would quite like a serviceable Topper at the end of the journey. Boring I know.

So what are we actually going to do? Don't know yet, options...

1. Nothing - i.e. follow the advice to dump/sell it somewhere local to save dumping it in NW Scotland in a few years time.

2. Persuade some friends to assist when they head north this summer.

3. Hire a car/van on a 'one-way' drop.

Thanks to everyone for their suggestions. Really brightened up my InBox.

Andy

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