Tag: Camper van owners

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Scottish VW California meet, May 2016

  After previous weekends at Blair Atholl and Loch Morlich (Aviemore) the third camping meet involving members from the VW California Club took place at Glen Nevis in late May.  There’s now a regular group of owners who take part, from Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow and various places in between. Nine vans came along this time.  I was a little surprised there wasn’t more interest, … Read More Scottish VW California meet, May 2016

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Scottish Cali Meet at Glenmore

The third annual gathering of VW Californias (and other variants) took place last weekend at Glenmore Campsite, near Aviemore.  We had a total of ten vans come along, which probably makes it the biggest ever gathering of Calis in Scotland. As always at these kinds of events people are keen to find out how they’ve kitted out their vans, what tips they have and where … Read More Scottish Cali Meet at Glenmore

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Happy Campers – Mark, Lauren and ‘Bumblebee’

Since buying ‘Bumblebee’ last Autumn Mark and Lauren have aleady put in a lot of work to make their van ship-shape for the camping season.  The helpful advice they found on the T4 Owner’s Forum has been invaluable.  So far, their trips and weekends away have been fairly local – in preparation for this summer’s Big Trip to Ibiza and back ! ‘Happy Campers’ … Read More Happy Campers – Mark, Lauren and ‘Bumblebee’

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Scottish California Owners’ Meet, 28-29 March

  We’re having the third annual meet-up of Scottish VW California owners on 28-29 March at Aviemore and it would be great to see as many vans there as possible.  All Californias are welcome, including both T5s (SE and Beach variants) and T4s, prospective owners keen to have a nosy at a Cali as well as any other keen campervanners! We’re camping overnight on the 28th March at … Read More Scottish California Owners’ Meet, 28-29 March

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Happy Campers – Liz, Ian and ‘Snowy’

Liz and Ian are keen campervan owners, having previously owned a converted VW T4 Multivan. When they needed a van that could be insured for business purposes they swapped the Multivan for a brand new VW California Beach, spending their kids’ inheritance in the process !  The Beach has a similar layout but with many more features.  Being experienced owners, Liz has been kitting … Read More Happy Campers – Liz, Ian and ‘Snowy’

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Happy Campers – Richard and ‘The Bus’

  Richard and his family swapped their caravan and tow car for a converted VW Transporter camper van and haven’t looked back.  They use it for family holidays elsewhere in Europe as well as weekends in the UK. “The Bus” is also Richard’s daily vehicle.  They’ve already explored the south of France and are eyeing up Norway – to see the northern lights – … Read More Happy Campers – Richard and ‘The Bus’

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Happy Campers – Rowena and Bertha

Whether wild camping in a remote Scottish glen or having an overnight stay before an early morning flight, Bertha is the perfect functional camper van.  Rowena loves the practicality of being self-sufficient – the simple pleasures in what she calls her “micro-world” – which enables her to get out and about enjoying Scotland’s outdoors. Happy Campers’ is a series of posts featuring camper vans and … Read More Happy Campers – Rowena and Bertha

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Happy Campers – An Introduction

  There’s a timeless appeal to a campervan.  The lure of the open road; new places, adventures and roadtrips; and all with the compact self-sufficiency that a campervan offers. If like me you hankered after a campervan for a long time, you eventually get past the “I’d like to get one someday …” phase and start to plan it for real.  You’ve saved up and you’re … Read More Happy Campers – An Introduction

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Happy Campers – Alen, Anne and the Van with No Name

  Alen and Anne McFadzean live in Barton, North Yorkshire. They’ve just bought an old Volkswagen T4 and plan to drive off to a new life in the Sierra Nevada mountains, in Andalucia, Spain.  Alen’s passion is climbing mountains and writing about them in his blog, Because They’re There.  Anne intends to soak up the sun and do charity work. Happy Campers’ is a … Read More Happy Campers – Alen, Anne and the Van with No Name

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Jon, Emily and their Bongo

Jon and Emily’s latest foray into camper vans has seen them move away from older VWs to a Mazda Bongo – a practical, well-specced and affordable option.  It helps when you’re mechanically-minded, and Jon offers lots of tips below for others who may be contemplating buying a Bongo.  And for those thinking of a camping trip to Scotland, Jon and Emily’s recent tour to Skye … Read More Jon, Emily and their Bongo