We have just returned from our trip around Europe and thought we would share some of our experiences. First we have had a wonderful time just driving from one place to another with only an outline plan of where we were going.
Thanks to a book called the "Back roads of France" given to us by Minisorella (Jenny and Martin), we saw a lot of great off the beaten track places.
Just a couple of things that made life easier, a sat nav loaded with the aires, the Aires book and camper stops book for when not in France, a watering can to fill up with (thanks Martin) and a wife who can speak enough French to get you out of trouble.
The first few weeks were a bit trying as we sorted out a few little teething problems with the van, odd rattles, the bed runner breaking, loosing the filler cap to the fresh water tank and oh yes not forgetting the bottom falling out of the gas locker allowing our 2 bottles and the electric power lead to be dragged along the steep twisty road. Still we didn't lose any gas and Daiboy came to the rescue with the loan of his electric drill and some wood screws. ,We did lose the adaptors for refilling in Europe but as it turned out all the garages we went to for gpl had one so no problem.
Now we are back to winter and the old hum drum life.... until next time.
kernowjon: Hi we nearly always freecamp - old age pension gives loads of leisure time but too little money to pay camp site fees. The van has solar panel, large water tank So we are pretty self sufficient. Jon
Nov 18, 2016 20:22:15 GMT
daven: HAPPY BIRTHDAY VERN !
Dec 11, 2016 11:49:04 GMT
molly2: Doom and gloom ordered a new conservatory roof ,the 30 odd year old company folded 4 days before delivery, it's ok to laugh .
Jan 14, 2017 13:53:49 GMT
casba: Thank you for adding me - we have just bought a new Renault Traffic Campervan and are looking forward to using it for Day Trips and other adventures this summer. This is our first van and we are pensioners so intend taking it slowly and enjoyable
Jan 17, 2017 14:58:57 GMT
molly2: Good news hope you have fun bazz
Jan 17, 2017 20:16:52 GMT
dougdeville: Very quiet here these days?
Jan 22, 2017 13:18:48 GMT
molly2: S A D is getting me down is their a cure etc
Jan 22, 2017 22:52:21 GMT
dougdeville: SAD lights apparently, I have one but beer is best.
Jan 23, 2017 0:12:49 GMT
Is it spring yet, dormouse?: BOO! Hope everyone's keeping warm wherever you are. Belated Happy New Year peeps x
Jan 29, 2017 12:30:47 GMT
molly2: A weekend at buxworth with a couple of beers helped
Jan 30, 2017 22:31:25 GMT
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