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I've bought a VW Camper Van!

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StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Fri 12-Jun-09 12:12:50

And I'm so excited I think I may burst. I have never been so excited about anything before. I have a big, silly grin on my face 24/7.

Its a 1986 T25 High Top, 1.9ltr Turbo Diesel. A very nice man has owned her for the last 11 years and taken very good care of her.

There are 4 beds inside, fridge, sink, double hob and grill.

I went shopping yesterday and got loads of bits like plates, cups, cutlery, pans. There's loads of storage/cupboards.

Not picking her up till next week as I'm waiting for the cheque to clear. Will be going away in her next weekend. She's blue and DD has christened her Bluebell.

ClaireDeLoon Fri 12-Jun-09 12:14:33

How exciting I have often thought I would like one, did you get to test drive her?

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Fri 12-Jun-09 12:16:34

Yep, I drove her. Found it ver difficult to change gear as unable to tell if she's in 1st, 3rd, reverse or neutral until I set off. Which could cause problems at traffic lights, etc. grin I'm hoping I get the hang of it soon.

bran Fri 12-Jun-09 12:20:29

One of my friends has just bought one and they've been having great fun going off at the weekends. DS is very envious, he's had a thing for ages about wanting to have the biggest car in the school and this thing really is huge. grin

poshwellies Fri 12-Jun-09 12:27:31

Good luck!

I suggest you use thisforum for all your mechanical needs grin.

Fellow v dub owner here (aircooled though)

tinateaspoon Fri 12-Jun-09 14:53:40

Sounds lovely - can you post a picture when you get her smile

2cats2many Fri 12-Jun-09 14:54:24

Soooo envy envy envy

Surfermum Fri 12-Jun-09 14:55:39

We have a blue T4 called Spike. Dh built him.

I don't blame you for being excited. Having a camper has been everything I always thought it would be and more.

He's packed atm to go to the New Forest tonight.

SammyK Fri 12-Jun-09 15:00:41

envy envy envy envy

bluebell smile aaw definately post pics when you get her home.

envy envy envy

gingertoo Fri 12-Jun-09 15:00:57

envy envy

That's on my winning-the-lottery-wish-list...


lunavix Fri 12-Jun-09 16:03:27


I want one of these... one day :D I daren't ask how much it cost!!

reikizen Fri 12-Jun-09 16:07:04

Congratulations, our 1970 bay window is currently out of action sad needs a new gearbox. Have fun.

Hulababy Fri 12-Jun-09 16:26:49

How fantastic; very jealous.

maxybrown Fri 12-Jun-09 17:22:41

Ooh welcome! We have T25 too, aircooled though. 80/90 is a great website for help/advice as just for T25's!! You can see mine on my profile grin Ours is called Helga as she is a german import gringrin

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Fri 12-Jun-09 17:37:54

I'm on 80/90.

Pics now on profile.

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Fri 12-Jun-09 17:38:58

Yours is very nice Maxy.

maxybrown Fri 12-Jun-09 17:53:47

oh good, Dh says he prefers 80/90.

She's lovely, we love her so much!! Today, she has just had some new curtains finished being made and seat covers (almost finished). She is a westfalia and very nice, thankyou! I'm just off to look at Bluebell. I hope you love it!

maxybrown Fri 12-Jun-09 17:55:22

Ah, lovely. I like that blue! I will put some more up of Helga once she's looking all super duper! DH has been working on things none stop ready for summer.

bohemianbint Fri 12-Jun-09 17:58:57

Ooh, that is nice. I've got an '84 Devon bought a year ago but not slept in it yet with one thing and another. (Having babies and not the right seatbelts!)

Where are you going to christen her?

burningupinspeed Fri 12-Jun-09 18:02:47

Oh I am so envy

It looks fab! Where will you go first? I SO want one when DS is a bit bigger, how old do you think DC need to be to find travelling/camping in one okay?

StripeyKnickersSpottySocks Fri 12-Jun-09 18:10:41

I'm going to Bus Stopover campervan festival thingy near Leicester next weekend. Then the following weekend we're going to Blissfields music festival in her.

I've got a week's camping at River Dart booked for August but think we will stick with original plan and take the car and tent. The windy backroads of Devon many challange my driving. Plus teh fuel consumption all the way there would be bad.

Apart from that I'm planning a couple of weekends away as and when. Would like to go to Derbyshire for a few days and also Norfolk. I'd really like to do a tour of the Welsh coast, sort of start off on the Llyn Peninsular, head down to Cardigan Bay and then across to Brecon. They're parts of Wales I don't know very well. Guess I'll need at least a week for that.

maxybrown Fri 12-Jun-09 18:14:54

burningupinspeed - our DS is 20 months and loves it. he is obsessed with it!

burningupinspeed Fri 12-Jun-09 18:32:32

Oh maxy that's great - my DS is the same age really can't afford one this year though... <buys lotto tickets>

maxybrown Fri 12-Jun-09 18:50:00

lol. It is such good fun, really worth it! Ds went camping in her when he was about 16 months! Hope you win grin

tinateaspoon Fri 12-Jun-09 18:51:26

Oh Maxy and Stripey they are lovely. Wouldn't it just be great to set off and drive, stop where you feel like - oh the freedom.

Maybe its something we might consider when the children are older - the amount we have spent on tents recently I can imagine DH's face if I suggest I would like one of these shockgrin.

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