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    wanted cheap tuk tuk etc in chiang mai/rai

    hi, im after something cheap to buy on the lines of tuk tuk etc, im on about comming next week on train as have never been train before and fancy a bit of fun drive somthing back down to chonburi.

    so if ya got or know somthing thats for sale in the chaing mai or rai area please let me know.

    many thanks

    please dont post anything on here and make this thread like thai visa.com, if its helpful its good, if it's "you cant drive down there" it aint helpfull so dont waste either of our times.

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    No problem driving it where ever you like as it is a private vehicle, think 2nd hand they are like 70,000baht, so an expensive crap toy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog View Post
    No problem driving it where ever you like as it is a private vehicle, think 2nd hand they are like 70,000baht, so an expensive crap toy.

    well im hoping for somthing cheaper, but bieng a farang somehow it will go up to 90,000 and i wont get one, there are some good value ones in udon so if i dont get owt at right money in chaimg mai/rai ill hang on again, i wanted one for 5 years now so im in no rush.

    mainly a different form of transport down for laugh than owt, as dont want fly or go in car its the train drive im off for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funfun123
    mainly a different form of transport down for laugh than owt, as dont want fly or go in car its the train drive im off for.
    is that the sort of thing you post in ThaiVisa? do they understand it?

    if you want a cheap tuktuk, maybe the best people to ask are the drivers - they can tell you who owns their fleet

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    think 2nd hand they are like 70,000baht
    Maybe for a really good one, if there is such a thing.

    I helped my wifes boss buy one about 5 or 6 years ago from a tuk tuk driver I know. I think it was only about 35,000bt. It was a complete shit heap so I doubt they've gone up in price.

    Her boss wanted to use it as a pit car at the race track in Pattaya.

    Anyway, the bit you said you didn't want to hear but I think it's helpful:

    The tuk tuk driver and my brother in law tried to drive it from Bangkok where we bought it, to Pattaya. But the Police stopped them just outside Chonburi and said they couldn't drive it across provinces, and made them turn back. The only way that they would let us take it down there was on the back of a flat bed truck.

    That was a few years ago so things may have changed but I'd check it out first if I were you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funfun123
    if it's "you cant drive down there" it aint helpfull so dont waste either of our times.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    But the Police stopped them just outside Chonburi and said they couldn't drive it across provinces
    yeah, don't waste his time

    if he wants to drive it, let him

    the police will waste his time

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    But the Police stopped them just outside Chonburi and said they couldn't drive it across provinces,
    How about the English girls that were going to drive a pink tuk tuk from Thailand to England http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/5024812.stm

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    I'm sure with the right paper work or permits you can do what you want.

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    You say you are going by train, from where ? I have caught the train a few times in Thailand. The overnight sleepers are quite good comfortable and good service. Dont Dont be tempted to go 3rd class for the experience. We caught 3rd class from Chiang Mai to BKK once it was fun and enjoyable for the first hour the next 14 hours where like hell on earth we thought the pain and discomfort would never end. It reminded me of my time in the back of 4 tonner during my army days. I repeat Dont do it. I drove last year from Korat to Chiang Mai I took my time ( I drive like an old woman ) after 12 hours I was as fresh as a daisy compared to that 3rd class train.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    think 2nd hand they are like 70,000baht
    Maybe for a really good one, if there is such a thing.

    I helped my wifes boss buy one about 5 or 6 years ago from a tuk tuk driver I know. I think it was only about 35,000bt. It was a complete shit heap so I doubt they've gone up in price.

    Her boss wanted to use it as a pit car at the race track in Pattaya.

    Anyway, the bit you said you didn't want to hear but I think it's helpful:

    The tuk tuk driver and my brother in law tried to drive it from Bangkok where we bought it, to Pattaya. But the Police stopped them just outside Chonburi and said they couldn't drive it across provinces, and made them turn back. The only way that they would let us take it down there was on the back of a flat bed truck.

    That was a few years ago so things may have changed but I'd check it out first if I were you.

    thanks for that and you are correct, it is helpfull, ill presume your brother in law tried to sponser the policemans ball?????


    well so far ive only been offered 1 and that aint got any paperwork ill have a look around when there and if i cant get one at right price ill just leave it for now no probs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by funfun123
    if it's "you cant drive down there" it aint helpfull so dont waste either of our times.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince
    But the Police stopped them just outside Chonburi and said they couldn't drive it across provinces
    yeah, don't waste his time

    if he wants to drive it, let him

    the police will waste his time


    you are the type of poster im trying to deter,

    you have posted 2 times in here with f all??

    whats up with you?? you need posts??

    "yeah, don't waste his time

    if he wants to drive it, let him

    the police will waste his time"

    how help ful are you???

    i aint got the time mate, and i was hoping youd save yours.

    why put anything negative in anyones thread??

    no doubt youll correct me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bankao dreamer View Post
    You say you are going by train, from where ? I have caught the train a few times in Thailand. The overnight sleepers are quite good comfortable and good service. Dont Dont be tempted to go 3rd class for the experience. We caught 3rd class from Chiang Mai to BKK once it was fun and enjoyable for the first hour the next 14 hours where like hell on earth we thought the pain and discomfort would never end. It reminded me of my time in the back of 4 tonner during my army days. I repeat Dont do it. I drove last year from Korat to Chiang Mai I took my time ( I drive like an old woman ) after 12 hours I was as fresh as a daisy compared to that 3rd class train.
    BD

    ha ha ha, i was looking at 3rd class as well, so now ill have to re think, the first class looks like the windows are sealed and ya cant smoke, some of lads rekon 3rd class your ok cos windows slide down???


    cant do 12 hours without a cig,


    "going by train, from where ?"
    bkk to cm think the somone said we get bkk 4pm ekamai? set off 6pm or they say theres 1 an hour later a rapid one or somthing?

    which did you go on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by funfun123
    you are the type of poster im trying to deter,
    Quote Originally Posted by funfun123
    please dont post anything on here and make this thread like thai visa.com, if its helpful its good, if it's "you cant drive down there" it aint helpfull so dont waste either of our times.
    You might had well painted a bullseye on your ass. But I guess you like that sort of stuff if you are diving a tuk tuk across Thailand.
    As much as it does sound like a fun trip I think between the traffic and police you are going to have trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by funfun123
    you are the type of poster im trying to deter,
    Quote Originally Posted by funfun123
    please dont post anything on here and make this thread like thai visa.com, if its helpful its good, if it's "you cant drive down there" it aint helpfull so dont waste either of our times.
    You might had well painted a bullseye on your ass. But I guess you like that sort of stuff if you are diving a tuk tuk across Thailand.
    As much as it does sound like a fun trip I think between the traffic and police you are going to have trouble.

    always up for fun, if it comes off it be a larf, and if it dont, not a problem, were always going on trips anyways so we always just make best and we do tend to get in the odd spot oh and alcohol

    cheers

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    Have you checked these guys out?

    The Rickshaw Run - Adventure on 3 wheels :: fighting to make the world less boring

    Me and a couple of mates are thinking of putting a team in next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funfun123
    you are the type of poster im trying to deter
    hmm, not doing a very good job

    back to Thaivisa with you

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    We have caught the overnight sleeper 1st class from hualumphong to Chiang Mai and back a couple of times. Never been on the rapid though. As for smoking go to the toilet and blow the smoke out of the window no probs. 3rd class no smoking in carriage but you can smoke between carriages. Downside it gets to packed to move and if you do manage to get to the edge to have a ciggy you are in danger of being accidentally pushed off the train. The one and only thing I liked about 3rd class was the dried beef and sticky rice they sold on there. Enjoy the trip whatever you choose.

    Oh yeah go to Hualomphong station to get your tickets a couple of days before you travel as the sleepers sell out pretty quick, and do the same at Chiang Mai or if you have a definite return date book a return. Thats why we ended up on 3rd class back to BKK the 1st time we got the train, and not because I was trying to relive my youth.
    Once again enjoy the train as for the Tuk Tuk thing Blimey.
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    Best 2nd class sleeper leaves Bangkok at 19:25hrs.

    Or you could try this.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bankao dreamer
    you are in danger of being accidentally pushed off the train.
    That's not a problem in Thailand. Just up your pace to a brisk walk and jump back on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bankao dreamer
    you are in danger of being accidentally pushed off the train.
    That's not a problem in Thailand. Just up your pace to a brisk walk and jump back on.

    LOL thats true the bloody thing went so slow or kept being directed into sidings to let the speeder train go through.

    I think we would have preferred to travel by TukTuk

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    the second class is better in many ways than the first, as long as it is not in the hot season

    OK you don't get the privacy, but you do get company and a bed that is along the train rather than across

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fresh Prince View Post
    Have you checked these guys out?

    The Rickshaw Run - Adventure on 3 wheels :: fighting to make the world less boring

    Me and a couple of mates are thinking of putting a team in next year.

    ha ha ha i like that im up for it it for crac seriously count me in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bankao dreamer View Post
    We have caught the overnight sleeper 1st class from hualumphong to Chiang Mai and back a couple of times. Never been on the rapid though. As for smoking go to the toilet and blow the smoke out of the window no probs. 3rd class no smoking in carriage but you can smoke between carriages. Downside it gets to packed to move and if you do manage to get to the edge to have a ciggy you are in danger of being accidentally pushed off the train. The one and only thing I liked about 3rd class was the dried beef and sticky rice they sold on there. Enjoy the trip whatever you choose.

    Oh yeah go to Hualomphong station to get your tickets a couple of days before you travel as the sleepers sell out pretty quick, and do the same at Chiang Mai or if you have a definite return date book a return. Thats why we ended up on 3rd class back to BKK the 1st time we got the train, and not because I was trying to relive my youth.
    Once again enjoy the train as for the Tuk Tuk thing Blimey.

    cheers again, as for going Hualomphong were down in pattaya so dont think thats fesible as its about 2 hours away, so its a go and get what we can i think from what you say.

    at leat cigs aint a problem thats great news to me not bothered about beds etc can do all that later.

    looks like we down to 2 peoples now, and no tuk tuks so ha ha ha no probs well just do whatever again thanks for info.


    chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Begbie View Post
    Best 2nd class sleeper leaves Bangkok at 19:25hrs.

    Or you could try this.


    when you say "Best 2nd class sleeper leaves Bangkok at 19:25hrs."

    why best??

    chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy View Post
    the second class is better in many ways than the first, as long as it is not in the hot season

    OK you don't get the privacy, but you do get company and a bed that is along the train rather than across

    ill go with that. and love to save money also, cheers

    " but you do get company"

    is there a barfine involved ?

    cheers

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