My coming holiday trip to Germany with my trike and caravan.

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Last year I went to Germany to visit some people in Germany that I learned to know trough a wattsapp group and YouTube.

This year I go to the caravan meating.
Here a video from someone that was there last year.
It was the first time that there was a meating.
This year it will be a lot bigger. There are already over 70 caravans and more will come. Some are still working on their caravan.

Most caravans are diy.
Some have also a fit trike/quad.

I will be the only Dutch caravan owner that will be there and for what I know, also be the one with the longest trip.

But now I have a dilemma. I leace around August 22 or maybe a day earlier.
My goal was, to be home ad september 11. But now I am asked to ride bake to the north of Germany with someone that I visited last year.
So I will probably be ad least 1 week longer away from home.
But I have also a wading anniversary. People I know are 50 years married.
It would be the 12th, but they moved the party one day. Knowing how I cm and home last year, I don't think that I would fit enough to be there.
So I think that, if possible, I extend my trip with one extra week.

Traveling with a caravan behind my trike trough Germany and meating up with many people I know from a German forum and the wattsapp groups I am in. The freedom it gives, is just great. I can't wait to go.

This week I will do a few test runs with my caravan. I will ad mkrd weight than I do on my trip. Just to see how my caravan and Trike hold it up. I then also check my distance on my batteries. This makes how far i will travel each day.

Only have to solder 3 wires in my caravan and finish a few extension cables and I am ready.

Building a Trike and caravan is the best thing I ever did. As you like to travel with your trike and don't mind to stay ad a camping, build a caravan. It is comfort and a lot of fun.
Don't do it as you don't like the attention, because you will get a lot of attention. Many people will look ad you and ask questions.
 
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Last year I went to Germany to visit some people in Germany that I learned to know trough a wattsapp group and YouTube.

This year I go to the caravan meating.
Here a video from someone that was there last year.
It was the first time that there was a meating.
This year it will be a lot bigger. There are already over 70 caravans and more will come. Some are still working on their caravan.

Most caravans are diy.
Some have also a fit trike/quad.

I will be the only Dutch caravan owner that will be there and for what I know, also be the one with the longest trip.

But now I have a dilemma. I leace around August 22 or maybe a day earlier.
My goal was, to be home ad september 11. But now I am asked to ride bake to the north of Germany with someone that I visited last year.
So I will probably be ad least 1 week longer away from home.
But I have also a wading anniversary. People I know are 50 years married.
It would be the 12th, but they moved the party one day. Knowing how I cm and home last year, I don't think that I would fit enough to be there.
So I think that, if possible, I extend my trip with one extra week.

Traveling with a caravan behind my trike trough Germany and meating up with many people I know from a German forum and the wattsapp groups I am in. The freedom it gives, is just great. I can't wait to go.

This week I will do a few test runs with my caravan. I will ad mkrd weight than I do on my trip. Just to see how my caravan and Trike hold it up. I then also check my distance on my batteries. This makes how far i will travel each day.

Only have to solder 3 wires in my caravan and finish a few extension cables and I am ready.

Building a Trike and caravan is the best thing I ever did. As you like to travel with your trike and don't mind to stay ad a camping, build a caravan. It is comfort and a lot of fun.
Don't do it as you don't like the attention, because you will get a lot of attention. Many people will look ad you and ask questions.
This looks like good fun. Have a great holiday.
Cheers
 
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Caravan is ready. More stave and is now hanging level behind.
This week or coming week I will do my first test rides.
 
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Good question.
I would bike the distance, without a "wohnwagen". My wife would be driving the support car, with the camping and "repair stuff".
We have a complete basecamp-tent from the medival events, and a mobile kitchen to match. We can "cater" to 10-15 people.
Disadvantage are setup time and the amount of people needed to do that.
Also, it's rather "strange" to have that tent/camp on a normal camping.
 
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You need to contact the organizer if you want to camp. He organized the field and you need to contact him to get a place to camp.
It is cheap. 5 euro's a night and as you stay longer or arive earlier, you can stay for 10 euros a night.

But as it goes next year as it goes now, than I expect that it will be organized on an even bigger camp side. The limit is almost reached for what I heared. The camp side is filled with caravans.
 
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Starting to plan my route in the coming week.
Camping in Germany is cheap, so I camp every day. Is easier than wild camping.
I travel first to Berlin. I will camp outside Berlin and use public transportation to visit the city.
I stay there for 2 or 3 days.
After that I travel to the meeting.
To Berlin us about 650km and to the meeting about 250km.after that 550km from the meeting back home. So enough traveling.
Along the way, I will probably visit some caravan owners.

This is the map zoomed out. As I zoom in, more pop up and this is one wattsapp group.

Bicycle caravans are popular in Germany.
 
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First test ride went very well.
Range is good and better than I expected.
Tomorrow a second test and a checkup on the caravan.
 
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