Glyn and I are just back from the Isle of Wight where we ordered our new Toyota Alphard campervan from Northstar Conversions. This time we are not going to convert it ourselves as we did with Big Red, our Vivaro, (don’t think our relationship would survive it!). This time we are having a bespoke design based on Northstar’s new mobile office/weekend camper concept which is totally brilliant and is what really works for our current style of camping. Let me tell you more…Continue reading “Yay, We Have a New Campervan (well almost)!”
The Amazing Benefits of Camping
Check out this great article on the 35 benefits of camping. Did you know that camping can even increase your serotonin levels!
Go have a look…
The 35 Benefits of Camping
Yay, We Start the Bed at the Converters Meet-up!
Ooohh it feels good… we have just started to build the bed and in a campervan conversion that often means that you are getting near to completing the main build (not that they are ever really finished of course).
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Does Your Campervan ‘Talk’ to You?
OK, I know that sounds a bit weird but I’m not talking about the van actually saying good morning to you when you wake up (although that would be just brilliant), I mean communication in subtle ways. Because I swear that our van ‘Big Red’ is telling us what he wants and what he doesn’t want as we continue to convert it. Let me explain…
Well, I had some interesting answers to my ‘what’s your most useful camping accessory?’ competition and I was surprised at how many of you said that your dog or your partner was your favourite accessory! Not sure how I would feel about being a camping accessory but I get that it was said with luv. Anyway, the winner of my camping accessory competition is…
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Winner of my ‘Most Useful Camping Accessory’ Competition
QUEST FOR A NEW CAMPERVAN: Getting Harder to Find Good Vans
We are getting closer now to buying the base vehicle for our next campervan and Barry, our van-hunter extraordinaire, asked us if it was important to have air con in our van. Just thinking about camping in the extreme hot weather that we had recently means the answer was a big “Yes” but getting air con is not always so easy. In fact finding a good van these days at all is not so easy …
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EXPERT Q & A: What Does the Editor of a Campervan Magazine Choose When He is buying a New Campervan?
So what van does the Editor of a Campervan magazine choose for HIS camper? Peter Rosenthal edits Campervan magazine and has seen, tried and photographed more campervans than you and I have had hot dinners so I was intrigued to find out what van he has chosen for his new campervan and why…
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Quest for a New Campervan : Which Van is Best?
So which van have we decided on in the end? Well, this was all becoming a bit of a Grand Design and to get to that decision (which to date is still not set in stone) we have had to follow a long research road that has had lots of twists and turns. Everybody you speak to seems to throw another consideration in to the mix which sometimes seems to confuse the question more. It really is like buying a new house and secretly I am loving every minute…
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