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Keith5



Member Since: 27 May 2016
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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Santorini Black

We're going to head up on the Fri and aim to stay on the site 3 nights. Means we can leave all the gear in the tent and take the 110 around empty.

Martin. At some point I mean to kick off a build thread and post the photos, at the moment I only seem to have the time to take inspiration from others good efforts. Keith

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MartinK



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Orkney Grey

Keith - here's mine - needs updating tho - maybe I will do it once I fit the upgrades I have sitting around waiting for install...
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic19803.html Defender "Puma" 2.4 110 County Utility (possibly the last of the 2.4's)
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Chris86



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United Kingdom 2005 Defender 110 Td5 USW Chawton White

I debated doing a bit of a build thread but have never got round to it.

I'm sure we can have a show and tell on the campsite.

I'm sure folk will be queuing up for a guided tour of @BossHog's upgraded party tent- I need to have a proper look at @chinney's folding table from last time as I fancy building something similar for our 110.

Chris

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Keith5



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Santorini Black

I missed the bit in the description that advised the brackets came galvanised without powder coating so I had to delay fitting for a few days while I got them done (the silver bugged me).

It's now on and ready to go, I think I like the red.


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 Keith

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MartinK



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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 USW Orkney Grey

^^ looks great, Keith Thumbs Up Defender "Puma" 2.4 110 County Utility (possibly the last of the 2.4's)
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Enid_Puceflange



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Scotland 2002 Defender 110 Td5 DCPU Baltic Blue

I’m starting to get excited about this now Whistle

I hope the weather is as good as 2016’s trip Bow down

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Chris86



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United Kingdom 2005 Defender 110 Td5 USW Chawton White
Highland All Terrain 2018

@Enid Puceflange,

We can only hope so, whilst a bit of wet weather can make the driving more exciting it could make the camping a bit grim!

As I said, I hope to have the use of a gazebo this year so that will hopefully- even if we do have some less nice weather we will have somewhere to congregate.

A couple of folk have mentioned preparation prior to the trip, theres nothing too drastic, I would recommend the following;

Tyre Pressures/tread levels (including spare!)
Check all Fluids (and bring some spare.......)
Battery in a decent state of health
Any low hanging towing accessories either raised or removed
Decent recovery points front and rear- I had to give 2 vehicles a 'helping hand' last time

Last time I suggested bringing home baking/local produce to share- Is anyone game for this this time around?

Leanne is going to bake biscuits or a big flapjack or something to share


Chris

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Crossfit_Pete



Member Since: 07 Feb 2018
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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 110 Td5 G4 Challenge Tangiers Orange

The trip is getting closer now!
We'll be coming from North Essex so a fair way, as it's an early start Saturday (08:30?) I think we should try to stay somewhere local on the Friday night. Any recommendations for somewhere? Thinking B&B or Hotel really rather than another night on the campsite.
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Chris86



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United Kingdom 2005 Defender 110 Td5 USW Chawton White

Hi,

Locally I would recommend the Glenspean Lodge Hotel, the couple who own it are friends of ours and it's a lovely place. They also do cracking meals.

Chris

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Chris86



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United Kingdom 2005 Defender 110 Td5 USW Chawton White
Two Spaces remaining

Hi All,

Two spaces remaining on the 12/13th May trip now.

Please share with your friends and family, I'm really keen to fill this trip as well!

Regards

Chris

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Enid_Puceflange



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Scotland 2002 Defender 110 Td5 DCPU Baltic Blue

A wee bit off topic........

Does anybody else watch Ronnie or Andrew st Pierre-White?



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markalpha



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We watch both, very entertaining.

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Martin 01



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Might see if the lad fancies this on his birthday weekend.
He’s only 14 so it may be a no. Big Cry

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Enid_Puceflange



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Scotland 2002 Defender 110 Td5 DCPU Baltic Blue

Martin,

I had an absolute blast the last time we did this, sure I’m only in Edinburgh and relatively close compared to some of the members that are attending

The scenery, the access to the private estates and the gang who you will meet both whilst driving & afterwards on the campsite is well worth the effort buddy

My mrs is jacked off that I am doing more planning for this than one of our annual abroad holidays Rolling with laughter My confidence has been writing cheques that my abilities can't cash for years.

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Crossfit_Pete



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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 110 Td5 G4 Challenge Tangiers Orange

Chris86 wrote:
Hi,

Locally I would recommend the Glenspean Lodge Hotel, the couple who own it are friends of ours and it's a lovely place. They also do cracking meals.

Chris


Cheers Chris, it was boked up but I think I've found somewhere locally. I've booked a room for the Sunday night will I need to inform the campsite?

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