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Mev247



Member Since: 21 Feb 2019
Location: Wilts
Posts: 39

United Kingdom 2014 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Corris Grey
French/Italian Haute Alps tour 2019


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So 3 kids, 2 adults and a full load of tents and too many bottles of wine hit the road to see the Alps in the summer!
In terms of prep, My 2011 Puma 110 was serviced, all diff oils and trans oils checked and received new pads, a new double din fitted and various comfort add ons! Including a sheepskin cover for my seat! Spot lights, reversing camera and re map (well worth it!!) was added along with roof rack and various storage packs for kids and tools. I was going to take a trailer but we managed to get more on the roof and in the back do was able to leave that behind. 2.5k miles covered both off and on road. Drove up a ski slope (low ratio) up a mountain track (1700M) and ventured into many a wood and river bed. No issues with the Defender apart from the bonnet catch deciding to not work and the wing mirror succumbing to strong head on winds on the Auto route. Bungies and gorilla tape to the rescue! She decided at altitude that she had enough one v hot day. I pulled over under some shade gave her a breather and we cracked on! Laughing
Felt like celebs at the various service stations. People actually stopped and took photos... probably thinking who are these stupid Brits driving around in a steel box!

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Fab camp sites, great food, awesome weather and views and great a adventure for all. Where to next year? Very Happy 60 110 XS -61k- Corris - For Ever
64 90 XS Overfinch -13k-Corris - For Sale
62 90 XS Overfinch-4k-Orkney - SOLD

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dioliahary



Member Since: 18 Jan 2015
Location: Manchester
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Awesome 1990 200tdi conversion 90

Post #793833 18th Sep 2019 5:52pm
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L110CDL



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Agree, awesome Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Clayton.

Post #793846 18th Sep 2019 7:18pm
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