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Re: Campervans

#16 Post by NeilM » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:30 pm

We've been seriously looking into this recently.
We began along the lines of a t5. Quickly discovered it would be nowhere near big enough (even with the pop. top)

Ideally now thinking a bigger motorhome type affair.

There's 4 of us plus in reality but it still needs to be somewhat practical.

We can't run 2 cars 1 bike and a motorhome.

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#17 Post by Fleck » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:36 pm

If you need it to be a practical vehicle all you can do is buy a panel van conversion like the Boxer or transit (T5s are stupid money) and put an awning on the side to sleep everybody. Or put a tent up too?
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#18 Post by rennie » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:36 pm

The campervan world is even more diverse than the Motorbike world!

I'd love a bigger, better van!

But we can't really afford the 1 we've got! :lol:
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#19 Post by NeilM » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:40 pm

Fleck wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:36 pm
If you need it to be a practical vehicle all you can do is buy a panel van conversion like the Boxer or transit (T5s are stupid money) and put an awning on the side to sleep everybody. Or put a tent up too?
Aye been looking into the converted lwb boxers etc.
To be honest our biggest problem is we hire one for Silverstone so have been spoilt....lol

Trying to move away from tents :crybaby:
We did have a really good family tent. 6 berth etc dogs bollox. Ran it's course now binned.
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#20 Post by mikestrivens » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:41 pm

This is the only sort of camper van I'd consider:
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Except I'd put a couple of bikes in place of the car.
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#21 Post by Stu » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:00 am

mikestrivens wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:41 pm
This is the only sort of camper van I'd consider:

Car-and-Campervan.jpg

Except I'd put a couple of bikes in place of the car.
Sadly its the wrong vehicle in the back :lol:
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#22 Post by Fleck » Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:36 am

This one is more affordable at £39k
Saw it in MCN the other day.

https://newatlas.com/citroen-jumper-bik ... van/55892/
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#23 Post by mikestrivens » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:11 am

Fleck wrote:
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This one is more affordable at £39k
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#24 Post by mikestrivens » Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:14 am

Stu wrote:
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:00 am
mikestrivens wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:41 pm
This is the only sort of camper van I'd consider:

Car-and-Campervan.jpg

Except I'd put a couple of bikes in place of the car.
Sadly its the wrong vehicle in the back :lol:
Easily swapped for a couple of motorcycles :D
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#25 Post by Remy » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:23 pm

I love my van! I've been all over the place in it - and it isn't much bigger than a car. I do have to compromise on space a bit but can just about stand up :mrgreen: , wouldn't want to share with anyone though :lol:
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#26 Post by fastbob » Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:41 pm

Nah..
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#27 Post by Remy » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:04 pm

Fine till you get a dodgy back, dodgy knees, or arthritis, then you may see the light ..
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Re: Campervans

#28 Post by ozzuk » Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:46 pm

Fleck wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:49 am
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We take ours to Benidorm with the scooter on the back, but next time I'll be taking the Duke 390. Ideal for getting about in a hot country. 8-)
I love the look of that - what kind of money do they go for and what is it? We have a converted T4 and an in-progress T5 but considering changing to a motorhome.

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#29 Post by Fleck » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:25 am

ozzuk wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:46 pm
Fleck wrote:
Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:49 am
20170908_135355.jpg

We take ours to Benidorm with the scooter on the back, but next time I'll be taking the Duke 390. Ideal for getting about in a hot country. 8-)
I love the look of that - what kind of money do they go for and what is it? We have a converted T4 and an in-progress T5 but considering changing to a motorhome.
It's a dealer special Elddis Accordo 105. It's just badged Elddis Prestige 105 and there's about £2k worth of extras on it. It was £36,350 new in 2014 but the new ones now are about £40k. Bought from Vehicles 4 Leisure in North Wales. All their vans are "prestige" variants with extras :thumb:
We liked it because it's not too wide and has great payload.
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#30 Post by Fleck » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:20 am

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