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    Peter OSullivan
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    I travel the country in my motorhome with my Yamaha XT250 on the back and over the last 2-3 years I have certainly started to head into very remote area’s.

    I travel alone and so usually ride alone, no firm plans or to advise anyone of plans etc.
    Plus we all know plans can easily change.

    I see the use of PLB’s mentioned in some ride info – recommend to take etc.
    I did a number of the Central Otago trails a coupe of years ago and things can certainly remote.

    I am looking at adding to what I carry on my backback.
    even an emergency blanket, torch, lighter, cable ties, tape etc.?
    small but may be very essential if the worst happens

    what type of PLB’s recommended and any “rules” to when you should or not use?

    I do see there appears to be some GPS type trackers but I got no one to monitor it

    any other options?

    appreciate feedback

    Peter

    #31652

    billnben
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    • Bike: Yam XT250, Bonny 900, MG-V7
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Hi Peter,

    Maybe take a look at the guidelines given by many of the tramping clubs. The group I go with usually take an EPIRB away from populated areas. I met some kayakers recently who had a satellite comms unit that allowed short texts to be sent when linked to a cell phone. Hunting and Fishing have them, and I am thinking of getting one myself.

    I’d be interested in hearing more about your set up. I was able to put my little Honda on the back of a basic Bongo van and travel further afield, but having moved up to an XT250, it’s maybe a bit big and the carrier ends up a bit low. Hoping to move up to a proper motorhome too when dosh permits. I have put luggage on the XT from Happy Trails. Adds weight but is really useful.

    Cheers

    Bill

    #31671

    Peter OSullivan
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    Hi Bill

    thanks for reply
    see photo of my motorbike on the back of my motorhome.
    not a close up but you may get the idea.
    I use a ramp to get bike up and down.
    front wheel locks in to hold bike while doing the straps etc
    frame slides into box section on each side of the towbar mounting to chassis

    #31681

    Nelson
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    Hey Peter,

    That’s the perfect motor home 🙂

    Garmin have something similar to what BILLNBEN mentioned. I think its on a high level as if you have a certain subscription you can even send sms using the satellite connection. Im not experienced on those but seems quit handy due to all capabilities and small size.

    If you are looking for something cheaper you can get the one from KTI, which if not wrong there is no additional costs with subscription/registration.

    keep us updated on what you have found.

    Cheers Nelson

    #31682

    Nelson
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    Hi BILLNBEN,

    I had one on these in the past. In fact the photo with the Husaberg Fe350 is mine.
    you just need to have a 2″ tow hitch receiver in your car/truck and you are all good to go.

    Doesn’t seem but it’s a very firm and solid rack. They also have one with a platform. with the jack you can drop or lift the rack with the bike fixed. Cant remember whats their weight limit.
    Mx Hauler is the brand…

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