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: Good Progress at the New Forest DIY Van Converters Meetup

Yay, good news at last! We made some really good progress on converting our Vivaro campervan,  ‘Big Red’, at a DIY campervan converters meetup in the New Forest in March. We had been feeling stuck for a while but, with the help of the Dorset/Hampshire/Sussex Self-Build Get Together Facebook group, we were able to get some of the more scary things done like, putting a solar vent in the roof and cutting a hole in the side of the van for the hook-up panel. And the great thing is that this has now given us the confidence to try more of the DIY work ourselves and we can see how to do some of the trickier parts as we have our ‘converters eye’ switched on now.

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QUEST FOR A NEW CAMPERVAN: Our New Mission – Create a Contemporary campervan for £7000

I’m always amazed at the enthusiastic reactions I get from people when I tell them about our campervan, Trev-the-Prev. Mostly I get a big smile followed by “Oh I’d love to do that!” and I realise that so many people secretly want to ‘live the (campervan) dream’. It was the same for Glyn and I when we hired a campervan on a Groupon three years ago and got bitten by the bug but just didn’t have a hope of affording any van that we’d seen. So now my mission is to create a modern campervan from a panel van for £7000 (all in) and I hope that this will inspire people without a £30k+ budget to get their own and live their dream, too. Here’s how I plan to do it…

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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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