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The GLB has been going through some old photos and came across this one from around 1983-84. It was when we were living in Australia and gave us a taste of holidaying in a van. We would sleep on a mattress on the floor whilst the 2 boys slept on the rear shelf over the engine. Happy days.
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A good idea for a fred Nick.

Our Autohomes Explorer on the VW chassis, Easter 2008 on Skye, best van layout ever, just the bed was a bit narrow.


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That’s a cosy van for 4 Nick. Even if 2 are still only bite size. 

 


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OK, here was my first, CIRiviera. 2,8jtd. A bit agricultural compared to the current one. 

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That’s a cosy van for 4 Nick. Even if 2 are still only bite size. 

 



We didn't have much money in those days, still don't, so needs must.
P.S. Notice the factory fitted air con in the windscreen? Lol.



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What a great idea for a thread Nick.

Do we get a prize for keeping the same van for eight years? 😆 319C46E0-FFE7-4C70-9E41-21959F4304AE.jpeg 


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What a great idea for a thread Nick.

Do we get a prize for keeping the same van for eight years? 😆 319C46E0-FFE7-4C70-9E41-21959F4304AE.jpeg 


If that's the case then you have some catching up to do as we have had our present motorhome since 2006.

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We’re only coming up to 7 years with the current one. 
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If that's the case then you have some catching up to do as we have had our present motorhome since 2006.

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That’s a high target to beat with the same van Nick. It will be interesting to see how long other members have had theirs. 😳

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3 months. 🤣🤣🤣🤣
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I had my boxer based A/S  vivante that I sold last year for 17 years. Brilliant van it was to covered over 80 thousand miles with just a new clutch and brakes and a few small odds and ends. Still think I was a fool to sell it.
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France, Provence Côte d'Azur, Gorge du Verdon in a horrible windy and rainy day.
In the same picture my first (Arca Freccia 360) and my third (AIEsistem Projet 704) campervan.
You will say: how? your first and third at the same time?
Straightforward, I sold the first one to friends and that time we were together.

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Can't quite beat you Nick, we've had our current Hymer for 13 years. No need for a photo as its always at the top of the page when you log on here. [wink]

Our very first van was an Autosleeper Symphony of 97 vintage.

Lovely van, we nicknamed her Mrs Whippy, cant think why. [smile] …...

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Ninety nine please wiv nuts n sauce on Mister.
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Crushed nuts sir?

No, layryngitus.

tish boom

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This thread got me thinking, as you do.

I remember the first time I ever slept the night in a motorhome...

It was around 1977, I was stationed at RAF Gutersloh in NW Germany at the tail end of the cold war.

About every month we used to have exercises for about 3 days at a time, sometimes longer playing silly buggers in all our NBC gear. Late every evening they would call an 'admin break' until early the next morning, All the officers and snco's got to sleep in their messes, single personnel could go back to their accommodation blocks but for us that lived off base in married quarters it was everyone for themselves and you slept where you could.
I worked in Transport and it just so happened that in our yard we had 2 shiny VW Westfalia campers that were usually hired out to station personnel for their holidays, we looked after them between hires. So that's where I had my first nights sleep in a van, best nights kip I ever had, before going back to 'war' the following morning. Ever since that night I always vowed that I would save up and buy a van.
A year or so later we very nearly bought a Fiat Pandora from an Army lad at nearby Bielefeld barracks but in the end decided to wait until we had more cash. Turns out we had to wait for several years until we could afford our first 'ice cream camper'. [smile]

Westy smilar to the ones we slept in....

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...and the Pandora that we nearly bought.....

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Those were the days. [smile]

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Did the Pandora have a fabric pop top?
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Did the Pandora have a fabric pop top?


No, it was all plastic coated hardboard sides that opened up. They also did one with a fabric top as well iirc.

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That’s a cosy van for 4 Nick. Even if 2 are still only bite size. 

 

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Snug perhaps..
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