Old MH photos

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  1. Snowbird

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    Have been digging deep in the bowls of my laptop and found loads of old motorhoming and travel photos,will be posting a few on this thread over the next few days.
    Do you have any that have been sleeping for a while.
    The first are of my old hotrod on La Torreta Benidorm.
     

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    Glad you like em,They were taken in the winter of 2007,that thing was so quick,but was always a problem as you couldnt park it anywere as there was always some little old Spanish lady sitting in it having there photo taken when you came back.
     
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    That looks like a great little run around.. :thumb:
     
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    The best toad I ever had Mo,perfect for blasting up those Spanish mountain roads on a hot day.
    MGB running gear,rebuilt engine with new twin SUs,fast road cam,overdrive box,frighteningly quick.Hairy was an understatment.Should never have sold it.
    Ahh happy days eh.
     
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    Compulsary headgear and goggles for above....and stupid grin to go with em.
     

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    Changing you nickname to Biggles:winky:

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    Here's another golden oldie,this is the second MH I bought,the first being a Standard Atlas,which sadly I have no photos of.
    This is a Commer home build with a 1750cc petrol engine,my son and I took it to the South of France circa 1980,and if I remember right the fuel bill came to about £100 for the round trip. Oh by the way...have put a bit of weight on since then.
    The last time I heard of this van it was still going strong and was on one of the Greek islands. Sorry about the quality of the photo,it was in the back of a drawer at home.
     

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    Here comes camper no3,This ones taken circa 1999 Its an Elddis Autostratus with the 2.5 non turbo diesel,I used to tow the Citroen AX in one of the photos on a home made unbraked Aframe. Traveled all over Europe in that one with few problems,but very slowly.These photos were taken in the South of France and Benidorm.
     

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    Going off on a tangent slightly...it's the AX that brings back memories for me. Mine had a similar plate (L853)...did 330K miles in it (mainly work). 53bhp diesel (whoopee!)...fanatastic MPG...great during the fuel strike.

    ...and so lightweight I'm guessing you hardly knew it was there when towing :Smile:

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    Keep them coming Dave, interesting to see. Eddie
     
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    This is my favourite:thumb:





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    or should that be Compo Symonite ? :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     

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    OK you asked for it so we will carry on for a while.
    Here comes no 4,this was my first RV and the one I did most traveling with. It was bought in 2000 and was a Rockwood Beachwood,built on an Oshkosh chassis with the legendary Cummins 5.9 B series turbo intercooled and producing 210BHP. This coach traveled 50000 miles in 5 years without any problems at all,it took me and my boat fishing in summer above the Artic Circle in Lapland and down to Morocco in winter.I had great affection for that old bus,and had hand painted murals painted on the sides.I had a great deal of work done on it in Morocco to get it restored to virtually as new condition.
     

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    Fabulous pictures Dave.
     
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    Heres a few of me going native in Moroc....must do it again soon.
     

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    So this isn't inside the van then? ::bigsmile:
     
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    Nah...some ragheads tent.:winky:
     
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    Here is camper no5...This was a VW T4 1.9 non turbo diesel which I bought as a winter project whilst overwintering in Spain.I bought it from a French couple who had it from new and had settled in Spain.It was still on French plates and all I had to do was service it and give it a good clean.I think I paid 4000 euros for it when there were 1.5 to the pound.I drove it back to the UK and registered it.I then bought an old Honda acty van and cut the cab off,welded a car bonnet on the front and made a matching trailer for it.I fitted a caravan kitchen across the rear and used it for storage of clothes,fishing tackle etc.I then took off on a tour of Scandinavia for 5 months,ending up at the Nordcap.The camper covered 15000 kms in 5 months and I sold it on ebay for £7500 complete with trailer on my return. A good little earner as they say.
     

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    Seeing those pics makes me want to go back to northern Sweden/Norway. I only got as far as Abisko and Lake Tornetrask, with a side trip out to Narvik.
     
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