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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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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CAMPERVAN RECIPES: More-ish Lamb Burgers from Moor-ish Dartmoor (sorry..)

We are not long back from a magical weekend on Dartmoor in Devon which is one of my favourite places to camp and explore. I had a pack of lamb mince from home which needed using up and I was trying to think of how to best use it in a campervan recipe. As it turned out it made 2 meals for us: some gorgeous healthy burgers and some meatballs for a pasta dish the next day…

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Campervan Design: Mini Salad Garden in Your Campervan

I came across this picture on Pinterest of a mini veg garden in a campervan. Obviously this is more for people who live in their van or make longer trips but I thought what a good idea. And here’s some suggestions of the kind of edible plants you can grow for constant fresh salad in your camper garden…

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Expert Q&A: “Choosing the Best Campervan for YOU” by Dave Hurrell, Motorhoming Journalist

So how do you choose the right camping vehicle for you? It could be anything from a micro camper like a converted Doblo, a sexy VW campervan, a super-comfy coachbuilt motorhome or an RV fit for a celebrity.  Dave Hurrell, a freelance journalist and well known motorhoming expert who also writes for the ever-popular MMM Magazine, has been campervanning in one form or another since the 1970s and has pretty much seen it all, So I asked him to share his wisdom on how to choose the best camping vehicle for you and your camping style…

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