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Online pompeylee

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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2017, 19:33:26 PM »
Thanks Simon & Marina,

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Once on our way we made good time & were within 40mins of FETIYE going downhill & my brother who was  driving said the brakes were not stopping us properly, luckily there was a viewing area on the next bend which we pulled into to see both rear wheels smoking and One actually with flames coming out, tried to extinguish with bottled water we had but luckily there were some Turkish guys taking selfies who went to there car for there extinguisher to put the flames out.

After calling Mercedes Benz breakdown approx 30 times even after we were told recovery was on its way & to be asked what vehicle we had, how many people, is it loaded etc several times and  to be told Turkish law recovery can only pick up 2 passengers, luckily by then I had asked one of our Turkish freinds (gungor) to collect the wife and our dog which he managed to borrow a car & do so.

Eventually (10.30pm) the van was recovered & taken to  a dealership in dalaman there was a tecnition (Mustafa) who was excellent despite speaking very little English managed to get us on our way by 12.15 & we were home just after 1am, most goods now unpacked and managed to see calis see around 9am from nil bar as my brother wanted breakfast before starting the drive again taking the van back.

Hopefully a few pics below from the journey.












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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #41 on: April 10, 2017, 19:47:41 PM »
Well done, bet that was a relief to get to Calis. Hope your brother has a less 'eventful' trip home!

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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #42 on: April 10, 2017, 21:18:26 PM »
Great News! Glad you all made it in one piece and fingers crossed that the brother in laws return journey goes smoothly. Happy Days!

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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #43 on: April 10, 2017, 22:11:23 PM »
Glad you arrived ok.I thought it was compulsory to carry a fire extinguisher in the car across Greece?

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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #44 on: April 10, 2017, 22:29:14 PM »
Glad you arrived ok.I thought it was compulsory to carry a fire extinguisher in the car across Greece and Turkey?

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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #45 on: April 11, 2017, 05:44:21 AM »
Hi Fabian, yes as it was a hire vehicle we expected there to be one but there was not when I checked, thankfully it was required, brother had last night made it to cannakele ferry crossing & stopped in the same hotel (ozturk?) We stayed in coming over.

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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #46 on: April 11, 2017, 06:21:29 AM »
What a to-do!  Hope you can relax now.

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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #47 on: April 11, 2017, 06:36:24 AM »
I hope you enjoy settling in and wish your brother a safe return trip.

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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #48 on: April 11, 2017, 09:43:04 AM »
Thanks all, brother through the border & in Greece, just a 7 hour drive to the ferry now.

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Re: Started the wheels in motion to move
« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2017, 21:19:10 PM »
What a journey!

But you are here now.

Hoşgeldiniz   :)




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