Life before motorhome

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  1. Jaws

    Jaws Funster Life Member

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    So we have had a life before computer thread. though a 'Life Before Motorhome' thread might be worth while :)

    This is 1981 in Cornwall.
    Three kids and all the camping gear.. Of course the obvious choice of vehicle was a ..

    Bloody Mini Traveler !! :xrofl:

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  2. Lenny HB

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    So you were a nutter back then things don't change.:xrofl::xrofl::xrofl:
     
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  3. Judge Mental

    Judge Mental Funster Deceased RIP

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    I'll have to get the scanner out!:)

    looks like you knew as much about over loading a rear axle then as you do now!:D
     
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    You haven't changed a bit.:xrofl::xThumb:
     
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    Yup.. apart from being a fat bald git nowadays I aint really changed very much !
     
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    Our first camping car was also a mini traveller. However I used to get a LOT more on the roof rack than you appear to have managed John!
    Including a folding travel cot for our JULIA who is now 36.
    Strangely enough it would also have been 1981!
     
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    Welllll.. By that time we were very experienced campers and knew what was needed and what wasn't Minimalism tended to be the rule !
     
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    I think your son must have been nicking your hair!:rolleyes:
     
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    It's amazing what you can get on a GSXR :clap2:

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    Always took big tent and chairs :)

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    The good old days ......

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    love it..that was us up in the lakes one Easter, except winds so high you could not stand up and tent was flattened with every gust:)
     
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    I feel damp and cold just looking at that photo:)
     
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    Back in early eight's we had a cortina estate, seats down that was a twin bed, sleeping bags, tailgate up and cooked under whatever the weather, we thought is was great.
    Different every night , didn't do much in winter tho, went all over UK, and a bit in France for the booze and fags, 200 cig limit them days, sometimes stopped at Dover and did the hovercraft a few times a day for the cheap fags.
    Return trips were two quid.

    Few days down there, filled up with fags an beer etc

    Now a non smoker and a bit more civilised apart from a fridge full o beer in MH

    Turn up wherever, turn of ignition, swing seat, open fridge.

    HEAVEN

    Bed fairly early and move on
     
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    We first went tent camping in 1980, the year we got our first car. We camped each year until 1988 when a combination of two house burglaries and the (then) car being written off meant we changed our plans. I never went tent camping again but Jill and the lads continued to go to ECWS re-enactment events with tents.
     
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    I~000008.jpg On our way to Spain 2000
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    caravan.jpg 1982 Don't get too excited by the sight of my bare legs :xrofl:

    camp.jpg camp2 (2)_edited-1.jpg Lads week 1985 ish :xsmile:

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