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Scotland North Coast 500

Discussion in 'Expeditions' started by bigray, Jun 15, 2020.

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  1. bigray

    bigray Active Member

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    Some friends and I are planning on doing the North Coast 500 in September (Covid Permitting - Fingers Crossed) and i'm deciding what to take vehicle wise. The logical option is my Transit Custom for several obvious reasons such as the ease of sleeping in the back of it when wild camping and of course lots of space for things like a full size BBQ and carrying a Gaebo and Fridge etc.

    Then I keep thinking about my P38 RR. It's a V8 so will burn Petrol in the usual way and of course having a Green Oval may mean it decides to break down. It's about 450 each way to the start and end then 500 for the route itself. I looked at roof tents but can't justify the cost for something i'll only use once or twice a year (I have a Caravan for the rest of the time i'm away).

    So do I take the RR accept i'm going to need to buy shares in an Shell whilst risking it deciding i'm working it far too hard but possibly enjoy it more (plus handy should the ones going in vans etc. get stuck) or should I be sensible and use the cheaper option?
     
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    neilly Well-Known Member

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    Its a road trip, do it in a vehicle that you will look at have great memories of the trip. Sounds like you are thinking of it being more of a camping trip.

    Cheers
     
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    I did in my series diesel Early last year to avoid the dreaded midge, just on the west coast full trip about 1100mile avg about 25 mpg Full of camping gear and a dog. Although we stayed in a few hotels mostly, It was noisy and cramped with minimal other traffic wouldn’t have been the same in my modern eurobox B0EA1207-B8C1-494C-9E01-6826D9AE20E7.jpeg
     
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    Thanks for the Feedback. The P38 is going to Scotland!
     
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    Sorry. We're closed!
    Book now for 2025!
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