1st Motorhome

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  1. wolly

    wolly Read Only Funster

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    Hi what was your 1st motorhome?



    This was mine.[​IMG]

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    We travelled all around Scotland in the 70's with 3 children and it never missed a beat. It is a Bedford Romany with a 4 speed column change gearbox. We then went on to buy a Comma
     
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  2. tonka

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    ARGG !!! MY eyes !!! My eyes !!!

    Must stop drinking cider !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:



    Ok... it it just me or are your pics a bit blurred.. ??
     
  3. Ralph-n-Bev

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    That looks like a really cute camper van.
    Our 1st is the one we still have , we chose right first time to suit us.
    Now the kids dont come as often , we still love it. We just have more space to lounge about in.
    We plan on keeping it for at least another 5 years.
    Then we are getting a new long wheel base panel van. Which Ralph is going to convert exactly to our requirements . So we can go more off the beaten track touring. :Smile:
     
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    1967 split screen VW, owned in 1975-6, rotten and unreliable.:cry:

    But gave me the BUG!:thumb:
     
  5. Gooney

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    Looks like camera's have improved a lot since then:Wink:
     
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    Ours was an Elddis Autoquest Suntour 140 4 berth..belting little van..HUUUUUge rear U-Shaped lounge only criticism against was the small freshwater tank at only 45 litres..other than that no worries we toured all over the Uk in it we did France 3 times in it and a winter run to the sun to Spain in it.....and it never missed a beat!!
     
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    Our first motorhome was and is a Bessacarr E769 which we purchased this morning. :BigGrin:.
    Collect in two weeks.
     
  8. FIDGET

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    I see yours was an bedford dormobile, our first after hiring 2 and borrowing my dads old splitty vw ,was a home made Commer mini bus conversion ( did it myself ) that was in 1979 ,sold that and went to VW in 1981 . now 7 campers on got Autocruise Starfire. Terry:Cool:
     
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    My first camper

    Mine was a 1964 Ford Thames cant remember the model now but it took us everywhere without any bother.Swopped it for a Bedford land cruiser pure luxury.
     
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    My first van was a 1965 minivan with a matress in the back and camping stove. That was in 1967. I travelled all over in that 4 gallons of petrol for a quid, and 60mpg those were the days.:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
  11. DesRes

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    Wow, I suddenly realize what a newbie I am reading some of these responses!
    1st van for me was a self converted Mazda panel van @ 1990.
    It was an ex plumber's van with 89,000 miles on the clock when I bought it.
    Simple conversion with bed, cupboards, stove but I installed electric hook-up and a fridge. It took us all over Europe and across to Morocco on one 6,000 mile trip so that was the start of it all really. Happy days!:BigGrin:
     
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    Mine was a self converted VW ex Dutch army minibus in the 70's. It was actually several years older than its registration indicates as it was reregistered on import. It had built in water tank,TV (B&W only) and a rudimentary toilet compartment. The rather odd hightop was done by a firm in Essex.
    The Herald 13/60 convertible behind it was mine too. The photo is a scanned Polaroid.
     

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