Im so new im green right through. I stumbled on Vandogtravellers blogg very recently and am now hooked on the idea to get a van do it up and get out of the rat race for a while. Im taking early retirement in 12 months time and after being 'sensible' all my working life now looking to do something totally random. First off I would like to travel the whole UK coast then possibly venture further.
Im not giving up home life in anyway but want to travel for a few months at a time with no set plans on where to etc.
Im quite a handy man in a few areas so Im happy to get a build project going but I need to see and hear what you find works for you and any advice on must haves and nice to haves so please share what you can or point me in the right direction.
Thanks for the welcome all and Im based up in the NE. Ive done loads of stealth camping but strangely never came across the idea of 'doing it' in a van. I love the idea of touring around and pitching up either on a site or some opportune off the grid spot. My needs will probably be fairly basic to start with as the periods will not be too long to start with.
My camping days go back years and most of the guys I went with still get together now. My concept of stealth camping is a mixture of bushcraft and going to places off the beaten track and not commercial. We are quite lucky where we are as we have plenty decent places to go. What appeals here is to take a standard panel van and work out a decent spec to make it as comfortable as I can then explore the UK for a few months at a time.
Thats a lovely offer thank you. Im looking to start a project in the new year or early summer so I will put that on my list thank you.
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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