Weekend prices are £320 per person!

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  1. scotjimland

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    yes, you read correctly ... £320 per person for three mights.. including food and drink..
    being offered by The Camper Van Cookbook author Martin Dorey..

    Campers will also get to stay at wild camping locations in North Devon, waking to views of the Atlantic as well as one of the prettiest seaside meadows in the region. By night the campers will be treated to music from local musicians around the campfire, with toasted marshmallows and shanty singing.

    http://www.thisisnorthdevon.co.uk/Camper-Van-Cookbook-author-offers-spa-experience/story-18209284-detail/story.html#axzz2LeU4Y06T
     
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    A fool and his money are...
     
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    How Much :Eeek:
     
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    It should have read "wildmans camping location in North Devon" with Roger and Sue providing the cabaret thats whats pushing the price up. :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Yosser is the compare for the night rude jokes after midnight well worth the money :Rofl1:::Rofl1:
     
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    I think I must be missing something here. Is it his own private beach complete with cultivated seaweed, or can anybody claim it as there own :Doh:. He says he will teach camper van owners how to enjoy themselves :Rofl1:. I must have missed something as I never had any tuition or even an instruction book :Sad:. Come to think of it I never had a cookbook either :RollEyes:. Not that I would want to cook seaweed anyway :BigGrin:.
     
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    For 320 quid I would want more then your regurgitated jokes straight from the sickipedia website
     
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    £320 buys about 1/2 an acre of North devon
    not bad for a weekend near Rogers:Wink:
     
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    What a load of Bu**sh*t..Jim....I would want Diesel/ sea/sun/hot temps and 3 months for that price and you can keep the seaweed as it gives me acid and wind:Wink::Wink::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:


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    He is selling a lifestyle for the misguided starry-eyed,rich but stupid people who think motor-homing starts and finishes with VW vans(excepting Buttons),the older the better. Those people who 'Glamp' at festivals and realise that the sun never shines all the time. I bought both his books from a discount sell at less than a fiver each,not the full price of £16.
    He is capitalising on 'staycationeers'.
    Buy the books and do it yourself although its a bit like teaching an elderly relative to suck eggs.
     
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    Don't even buy the books.
    There are recipes and ideas on a £10.00p site I know of
    (God bless Jim :Laughing::Laughing: Creep Creep)
    which are as good or better
    and for £320 we could organise a real fun Rally for weeks not 3 days:BigGrin::BigGrin:
     
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    I believe the campsite is a secret location just outside the village of Wombourne Evriminnet.
     
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    I know many of us started camping with an old VW bus, but for the life of me I cannot understand why they are soooo expensive now. They were thirsty, no room in them, underpowered, hardly any facilities, unreliable, parts expensive, poor heaters and noisy. Why anyone would want to pay teens of thousands, and in some cases much more for something that was not fit for purpose 40 years ago, let alone nowadays I just dont get get. Maybe thats why the same people will pay £350 to be shown how to cook seaweed. Any West coast Irishman would show em for nothing.
     
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    Having owned a classic one which we bought for £3000 and sold for £3000 7 years later there is the advantage of zero depreciation. I estimated our average servicing/repairs/insurance/tax bill was £500 a year, which was not a lot more than the typical family saloon.

    Everything you say about comfort and performance is true, and although the modern ones are supposed to be better appointed I can't understand why anyone pays around 18+ grand for a vehicle that will depreciate, when they can still buy one for a sixth of that price if they go for a well looked-after classic.
     
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    I had two VW's back in the day and they were the only vehicles I ever sold for more than I bought them for! They were however as has been said too cramped (especially with two small sons in tow) hopelessly unreliable (one broke down three times on the way to Prague) and pretty basic compared to what is now available.You would be nuts to pay the kind of money they go for now.:thumb:As for paying out to watch someone cooking seaweed....ditto...
     
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    It is a hype nowadays that to be cool you have to have a VW :Eeek:
    Would a 20+ year old want a Autotrail or a Hymer --it`s just not going to happen.
    Younger people like to be seen in what is trendy at the time and a VW is it.
    Maybe it will all change and that A class will be so cool you will earn a profit on it :thumb:
    If being trendy is having no loo/ no standing up room /back ache you can keep it :BigGrin:
     
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    don't you just love it, wild camping, wild food, outdoor plumbing and £320 for the "celebrity" factor. I hope he has planning permission for his "Wild camp site" he will need it if there are more than three vans oh and of course there's the entertainments licence and the performing rights fees and oh yes do you want to buy a signed copy of my £25 cook book:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
    good luck to the man he will need it.
     
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    Like I always say....Good work if you can get it. Why didn't I think of that :Doh:
     
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    just what Roger is thinking ... :Laughing:
     
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    I can just see it now. Rogers Roadkill Recipe Book. A weekend in sunny Devon cooking your own roadkill, bring your own ingredients, £350 including instruction :Rofl1:
     
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