Tag: VW Camper Van

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Product Review – Vango Kela III Driveaway Awning

Travelling in a campervan offers flexibility, self-sufficiency and the ability to quickly set up and strike camp.  But there are times when a little extra comfort and room is needed.  Teenagers or dogs might need their own space, or perhaps you want some shelter from the weather.  Whatever the reason, this is when a driveaway awning can come into its own. I’ve been testing out … Read More Product Review – Vango Kela III Driveaway Awning

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Review: The Jerba Tiree Campervan

I think I first became aware of campervans in 1977 when a friend’s family bought a bright orange bay-windowed VW. Even in the 1970s, when orange furniture and curtains adorned our living rooms and orange melamine kitchenware jostled for attention, their bright, brand spanking new campervan stood out. It made a statement. So fast forward forty years, and I find myself walking up to … Read More Review: The Jerba Tiree Campervan

Home is where you park it

  Camper vans have a habit of getting under your skin.  Old vans in particular have a certain character and have a knack of creating an emotional physical – even spiritual – connection to those to own, drive and live in them. The latest online edition of Influx Magazine caught my eye recently and celebrates van life.  In a series of articles it reviews … Read More Home is where you park it

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The Volksfling Campervan Cookbook

    If you’ve been to Volksfling, Scotland’s VW Show, over the last five years then chances are you will have seen Jayne and Trevor Hopkins doing campervan cookery demonstrations in the big tent.  They try to do things as realistically as possible: cooking on a two-burner stove and aiming to cook three dishes from scratch within an hour. Now they’ve compiled 50 of … Read More The Volksfling Campervan Cookbook

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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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Campervan colouring book competition

It’s competition time ! The campervan-daft among you will no doubt be aware of the quirky appeal that is Kludoman.  Kludoman is Karl Udo White, a British teacher, artist, musician and surfer who has successfully self-published his range of VW colouring books. He’s just brought out his latest colouring book and I have a copy to give away to one lucky winner of the … Read More Campervan colouring book competition

Camping and walking in Eskdale

  VW campervans and mountains – a great combination for a perfect weekend. I killed two birds with one stone last weekend by attending a  VW camper meet at the Eskdale Campsite and combined this with a couple of days out on the Lake District fells.  A group from the VW California Club organised a meet to coincide with Eskdale Dubfest 2016, a small, friendly … Read More Camping and walking in Eskdale

Buying or hiring a campervan or motorhome – Aston Leisure

Thinking of buying or hiring a campervan or motorhome?  This short article aims to give you an overview of the wide range of options and configurations available. My recent visit to Aston Leisure offered a useful reminder of the range of possibilities that come with buying or hiring a campervan or motorhome.  Having owned a VW California for over five years now I really … Read More Buying or hiring a campervan or motorhome – Aston Leisure

T6 VW California Review

  The VW California remains the ‘gold standard’ camper van with a reputation for flexibility, a 60 year pedigree of design innovation and support from a worldwide dealer network.  I’ve driven my own T5 Cali on a daily basis for five years and so was keen to see how the new T6 Cali compares.  Here’s my first look at the new T6 VW California … Read More T6 VW California Review

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Scottish VW California meet, May 2016

  We’re organising another get-together for owners of VW Californias (and similar) on 28-29 May at Glen Nevis – please come along !  Prior to our gathering for lunch in the Autumn the last time we organised a camping weekend was at Loch Morlich in March 2015 where a total of 15 campervans turned up. You can find further information on the event on … Read More Scottish VW California meet, May 2016