Day 3 - Mon 27th - Albertsville to Les Houches

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First day offroad in the mountains for Redmond and Becky. A 7:30am start and around 6.5 hours drive saw them descend into Chamonix for lunch and an afternoon relaxing. Jimny is running well although there are signs of some grease around one of the new rear wheel bearing and the mountain roads have uncovered some rattles and squeaks. Also the front ...
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Day 2 - Sun 26th - Deep into France

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Day 2 saw Becky and Redmond starting early (4am) to get the Eurotunnel to France. The plan was to do all of the long distance road trip in one day in order to get straight to the mountains.  ​Then it was the long slog to the mountains. The sat-nav gave a hopeful 8 hours journey time. It was definitely not a Jimny sat-nav as the real journey ti...
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Day 1 - Sat 25th - Off to the coast

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First leg completed today, Redmond and Becky have safely arrived at Folkestone to pre-position for a very early morning slot on the Channel Tunnel. The intention is to take all of the French road travel in one long day, 8 to 10 hours to the edge of the French Alps near Chambery. Jimny is running well although at 22mpg its drinking the fuel. Fr...
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My Jimmy has been pronounced dead.

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Hey guys, I'm new to this forum and am a relatively new Jimny owner.  I bought the car from an indipendant dealer and to my untrained eye all seemed well.  However 4 months later at MOT my car has failed due to some welding work that needs doing and the front axle.  The garage doesn't want to take on the work because they can't guara...
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August 2018 - X88RED off-road trip to France

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In a weeks time Redmond (X88RED) from this forum will be departing on his off-road trip to the French Alps. After weeks of preparation at  RGC Motors 2006 Ltd  and  DC Welding Services  along with parts from the BigJimny store , the Jimny is finally ready and the packing is about to begin. ​With 1000's of miles of driv...
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