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The Waki Way - Living full-time in a motor home

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We always seem to get asked the same questions about living somewhat off grid in a motor home, to which the answers seem to spark a dozen more questions! So (to give our voices a rest!) here's the answers to our most frequently asked questions...

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Love Handles

No, not the kind that come naturally after a few too many pasties! I'm referring to the belt-handle kind, very cleverly designed to give the pillion passenger a safe and secure hand hold every time. Not wanting the missus to fall off - that's true love all right!

I've trialled various hand holds on Ryan's bikes over the years ranging from rear and side grab rails, seat straps, and of course the old fashioned arms across his waist hope-for-the-best, but for me none compare to the security of love-handles. They allow you to have a firm hold in whatever chunky gloves you may be wearing, whilst having your elbows tucked neatly and comfortably by your sides out of the wind. The closer positioning of the love handles versus grab rails also means that you suffer less from wind buffeting and can move a lot better together in the corners. We've had a few 'moments' on past journeys that have made me very grateful for the secure handhold they offer, a totally unexpected humpback bridge and the misplaced brick in the road to name a couple! You never know what's waiting around the bend...

From Ryan's point of view, he's just happy that I'm safe back there and hasn't noticed any discomfort from wearing them - even when a 120mph+ wind has me pulling them so tight it feels like he should have a 3 inch waist! Before you tell us off, there are unlimited speed zones of the Isle of Man... ;)

Let's face it, there is something a little kinky about clipping on a strap with handles attached but they're one of those gadgets that are so useful, like a pac-a-mac in a storm, they're not embarrassing any more! Anyway, something tells me if you're already inclined to dress in leather and armour on the weekends, you're already a little kinky! ;) 

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About us:

My name is Sarah and in 2011 my husband Ryan and I decided to buy and re-fit an old motor home - we named it Waki and now live in it full time in the UK!

We live neither on or off-grid, rather somewhere in between, and are not the first and I dare say not the last to choose this way of life... read more>> 

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