Day 4 - Tue 28th - Les Houches to Tignes

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Some big mountains to cross today. Redmond and Becky circuited Mont Blanc via Beaufort, Bourg-Saint Maurice and Mont Pourri. They have past various dams (3 in fact), high mountain lakes, various ski resorts, pine forests and small towns high up in the mountains. The terrain today has been very tough indeed, several occasions having to engage 4...
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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.  Jimny chocked into place, they have clearly heard about Jimny handbrakes! ​Then it was the long slog to the mountains. The sat-nav gave a hopeful 8 hours ...
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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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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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