It’s that time of the year again, the big CCM Show comes to the NEC in Birmingham and I (plus Navigator) went along to see what was on offer including the newly-launched Volkswagen Grand California as well as many other campervans, motorhomes, tents and suchlike. Watch “A Bus and Beyond”…
In this video I show you how I fixed the handle on the van’s sliding door, which had become detached from the mechanism inside.
Just a quick “Merry Christmas” to my viewers! All the best for 2019.
This is the second day of my trip to the wonderful Brecon Beacons in Wales, featuring Hay Bluff, Lord Hereford’s Knob and Llanthony Priory.
In this video (the first of two parts) I journey to the Brecon Beacons in Wales where, along with a hardy navigator, we visit sheep, lakes, waterfalls and some spectacular scenery.
This is the video of my first proper trip out in the van, sleeping in it overnight and actually using it as a campervan. I went to visit Nick Twinney (aka “Shevanigans” on YouTube) who lives near Swansea, and he took me for a tour around the Gower which is where my father grew up and that side of my family is from. We visited Rhossili, Langland, Rotherslade and the Mumbles and I saw where my grandmother used to have a small chandlery which we visited many times when I was a child.
Having tested the Propex HS2000 propane heater in my DIY campervan, I decided the exhaust was still rather hot despite having wrapped it in a heatproof material, so I added another layer of a different kind of exhaust wrap as well. This has made it very cool indeed where the exhaust pipe exits the van, which is a good thing because that’s quite near where the filler pipe is for the LPG tank.
In this excruciatingly detailed chat to camera, I go through my spreadsheet of costs for the DIY conversion of my Toyota Proace van into a self built campervan.
After several months of building (and quite a lot of procrastination), I have declared my DIY camper van complete and ready for use. True there are still some small things I will update, change or fix but basically it’s done so here is the tour of the finished van.
There’s not a huge amount being going on in the van since the last vlog but a smattering of finishing touches to make it nicer and these are what I show and describe in this vlog.