After many months with the campervan in secure storage while I went cruising around the canals on my narrowboat (for which, see www.cruisingthecut.co.uk), I am now moored for winter and that means I can go and get the van again and begin my plans for what to do with it and where to go over winter.
Continuing the campervan journey, we went across a very narrow and ancient bridge, up to Llangattock Escarpment, over to Sugarloaf Mountain and finally to the Llangattock wharf where the canal barges of old would have been laden with lime after it was brought down from the quarry by tram.
Back in February I went to lovely Wales once more and visited the Begwyn Hills, then popped over the border to Hay on Wye and ended up going up Llangattock escarpment. This video covers the first two of those.
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.