Hello from Scotland

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  1. Alex Gray

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    Hi All,

    I'm Alex from East Kilbride, near Glasgow.

    I've got it into my head that i want another camper, so I was mooching about on the net and came across this site. In the past I have owned a VW bay window camper, and a self built LDV Pilot camper, converted from a minibus. This time i'm looking for something a bit bigger!!

    I'd love a Mercedes Vario, but they are probably too big!! so prob more something like a sprinter, either lwb, or xlwb. I want a van hat size to fit in everything i want, and have a nice amount of room to move about!!

    I know for sure that i want a permanent bed,a shower/toilet, hob (maybe oven), fridge, LPG water heater, solar panels, a nice comfy sofa, a wardrobe, and a garage bit under the bed to store a small motorbike/scooter in. other than that, i'm open to suggestions of what might be good things to consider!

    All help, advice, and suggestions greatly received!!
     
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    An excellent plan, get on with it.

    There are two PVC ( Panel Van Conversions ) on here that carry bikes but not under the bed, PVCs are usually too small.

    Do a search for Blackbird, this was posted within the last week ( brilliant conversion ) and anything by Yoric might show his van.
     
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    A warm welcome Alex, plenty of solid advice here, and a good laugh. We live in Scotland and are still discovering new parts to tour after all these years. Hope you get a van to suit you soon.
     
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    Hi and welcome from just down the road.
     
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    Hi.gif Alex, and a warm welcome. We visited the West Highlands for the first time this September and loved it. If only we lived closer!
     
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    Welcome from a dark but dry Yorkshire :welc:
     
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    Hi,

    I can't find anything about this Blackbird. Yoric's van looks quite nice, but i'm about 99% certain i don't want a trailer. Want everything self contained!! What bike is that you're sitting on? I have a '84 Honda Goldwing, i'll be looking for something smaller to stick in the back of a van though!
     
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    Is the point of having a van not that you can live wherever you wish?!?! But you are right... it is beautiful up there!
     
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    Hi,
    Thanks for the welcome.

    Is your name and the pic of the sad dilapidated Catalina suggestive of you being ex RAF?
     
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    Where do you tour?
     
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    I don't think that we could both live together in our 'van for long periods of time ... murder comes to mind! Holidays, up to 3 weeks at a time are great but longer than that .... no, NO, NO!
     
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