How many different makes of van

haganap

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Have you owned since you started motorhoming.

Please dont include the Marina van you uesd to sleep in going fishing but how many different TYPES of motrohome have you had?

should of made it a poll but forgot how:Doh:
 

Geo

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Bedford doormobile self build
CF Bedford self build
Vw Type 2 self build
Vw Type 2 Danbury Conversion
Vw Type 2 Unknown Converter
Lynton caravan
Adria Caravan
Baily Senator twin axle
Transit Race Support workshop/camper self build
Swift Kontiki
Coachmen Mirada RV
Damon chalenger RV
No Bloody wonder were skint!!! thats were it went:Eeek::Eeek:
Have you noticed there getting bigger and bigger, Cant wait for the next one:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
Geo
 

Kon tiki

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Had a couple of vans before these but never really fully converted so I haven't included them.

VW Type2
VW Vanagon Westfailia
Swift Kontiki 600
Renault Trafic (home built)
Frankia I740 SD-VS
Renault Master SWB (another home built but definitley the last time)
Adria Izola S687SPG
 

Wildman

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since 1967
1965 mini van with a matress
1968 Volksvagen, Split screen Devon I think
1972 dodge transporter, home conversion
1970 Bluebird Highwayman
1980?morris transporter home conversion
1970's Bedford dormobile.
1971 Ford FG360 walking wounded ambulance conversion
1972 Ford 350FG Dormobile conversion
1971 Ford transit CI
1990 LDV 400 home conversion
1981 Merc 508d Newlander (Coachbuilt.)

far too many and too much work, still got the last three. now looking forward to at least one more, a much newer trouble free, (is there such a thing) some time, roll on that lottery win.
 
Oct 7, 2007
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7 Years after 5 years with caravan.
Things I have slept in...

...other than ships and houses:

lots of different tents with the Scouts
my Dad's frame tent
then I met the future Mrs A and we bought a cheap pup tent and an expensive extended flysheet :smalllove::hug::man_in_love:
a frame tent
an Erka trailer tent
a Dandy Destiny
a Dandy Designer :)Sad:should have kept the Destiny)
an Abbey County Oxford (water ingress 2 years running:whatthe: so traded it for...)
a Fleetwood Colchester (caravan not ARV)
an Eldiss Autostratus CK (on a Boxer 2.5TD 1996)
an Autosleeper Amethyst (on a Transit 2.5TD 1997)
a Dethleffs Advantage A Class on a Ducato 2.8JTD 2006)

As Geo said - that explains the state of my savings account :RollEyes:

John
 

pappajohn

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three........

2004 CI Carrioca 10

1999 Swift Kontiki 640L

and the current van 2001 Swift Kontiki 640L


Oh.....and a 26ft Hobby caravan and a 24ft coachman amara caravan (as advertised for sale here in classifieds:winky:)
 
Aug 21, 2008
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Frame tent (1 night!)
12ft abbey caravan
American caravan with no brakes!
Winnebago Itasca c class 21ft
Foretravel 33ft pusher
Dodge Dayvan + Award Caravan
Senator Wyoming twin axle caravan
Winnebago Rialta VW 22ft
27ft canal cruiser
Mazda Bongo +Swift Corniche 15ft caravan
Mirage 6000 Aire

Dave:thumb:
 
Oct 15, 2007
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3 in four years.
1998 Mazda bongo with full conversion four wheel drive
2005 Auto sleepers Gatcolmbe VW coach built
2008 Fiat Trigano Tribute 650.

Harley Davidson Road King Trike with tear drop caravan.
Ace pioneer 5 berth caravan
2 berth caravan ( forgot the make)
Dandy trailer tent.
upteen tents.

John.
 
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Jan 2, 2008
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Well had a Bedford CF with a Perkins 4154 in it home converted panel van

First RV V8 petrol Pace Arrow 27'



6.2 V8 Diesel Fleetwood Pace Arrow 27'



Another 6.2 V8 Diesel Fleetwood Pace Arrow 27'



A 6.5 V8 Turbo Diesel Thor Pinacle 30



6.5 Turbo Diesel Tiffin Allegro



8.3 Cummins Turbo Monaco Windsor



Regards Pat
 
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runrig

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How many vans?

Hi

Folding camper
Highwayman motorhome
Landliner motorhome
Bessacarr 760 motorhome
Dutchmen Dorado - definitely the last one
we are pink lint, stonely broke.
:RollEyes: :cry:
 
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haganap

haganap

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FOUR (one every year)

Euromobil Activa 770 HS
Geist Phantom RL
Geist Phantom RB
Swift Kon-Tiki 669
Can I ask, Why a new one every year? was there a problem finding your perfect layout, or was it six lucky numbers::bigsmile:
 
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The 3 reasons on the 1st 3 vans were as follows:-

First of all i passed my test in an automatic car so i couldn't drive any vehicle with a
manual gearbox.
The layout was o.k on the Euromobil but because it was on a Fiat i had to have an
Auto-clutch fitted by Vehvac so that i could drive it legally.but i couldn't get used to
changing the gears as i had never had to do it.So after 9 months i got fed up with it
& decided to get a motorhome with a Autd-box.

I then swapped it for a Mercedes based Geist Phantom RL great van 30mpg but as the missus is disabled & was getting worse on her legs we decided to get a mobility scooter
so we needed a motorhome with enough storage space to hold the scooter so we
decided on the new silver Mercedes Geist which had a good rear locker to keep one
half of the scooter in & the rest was put under the bed.

The reason i changed to my present van is that the Fiat chassis is far superior than the
Merc chassis in stability & when Fiat eventually bought out a Auto box i picked the Swift
Kon-tiki 669 & ordered it.So far it's been a good choice.
But i have had my eye on the Regency by Elite B.
 
Apr 27, 2008
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VW home conversion with High top
Robin trailer
Sherpa autohome highwayman
Toyota van conversion
Fiat coachbuilt - name escapes me but the one with the red rabbit on it
Another trailer caravan 6berth, weighed a ton
Fiat autostratus
Ford transit coachbuilt - forgotton converter
Kon-Tiki 650
Autohomes Camelot
Another trailer
Dethleffs A Class (Fiat)
Rapido A class (Mercedes)
Can't afford another one for years and years however I haven't seen any I prefer to the Rapido.:thumb:
 
Mar 2, 2008
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Didn't start Motorhoming until 2002 but the whole lot amounts to:-

1979 Sprite Alpine caravan
1992 Compass Reflection 430 Merit
1995 Compass Connoisseur 440/4
1999 Compass Rallye GTE 5.0 -4
2002 Compass Rallye 524
2005 Compass Classique 300
2006 Compass Castaway 500 LL

Funnily enough, we've been members of the Compass Owner's Club since 1992!
And I wonder why I never have any money!
 
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