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Our latest Blog Is about a revival in the good old fashion British holiday ‘The staycation!’

Holiday’s abroad whilst lovely! Can occasionally feel rather counterproductive in the ‘stress release’ department, from agreeing where you want to go, booking the time off, saving an arm and leg, packing and then you have to get to the airport in time! AND make it through security! Christ… I STILL don’t even have a beer in my hand!

Over recent years we’ve heard more and more talk of ‘the staycation’ and with some fantastic programs like ‘George Clarks amazing spaces’ and ‘Coast to coast’ showing us not only the beauty of our own glorious coast line and the UK’s natural wonders, but how to customise your very own mobile home to take you there! Additional to all this is the saving of Penny’s AND Pounds! #winning

Who doesn’t get massively curious and slightly green with envy when they see peoples little mobile homes at festivals and camp sites! There’s a Den making child lurking in all of us! The Freedom of hopping in your wheels and taking to the road on a Friday night after work when the weather forecast rolls in some decent weather …and dare I say how cosy it feels when you have to snuggle up in your little camp when a skiff of rain arrives!  It’s win win!

I myself don’t own a camper van but I often borrow my brothers! My girls squeal with delight when it pulls up to take them on holiday! I just stuff all our belongings into the hidey holes, nooks and crannies without giving a second thought to luggage weight or limit!  I don'teven need to pack food!  I can pull up at a local shop when we get there!

I feel inspired this month by our Sales manager ‘Emma’ and her NOW Fiancé Nick!  They recently returned from their first UK holiday in Scotland with ‘Maud’ their newly converted Camper Van!

‘Maud’ was a gift for Nick from Emma last Feb (for a big birthday) …. rather generous…YES!  But let’s face it, she benefits as well!

They have lovingly converted her piece by piece as their budget and time have allowed, for little more than the cost of an average yearly family holiday. Now us girls would liken this to average cost per wear (often done to justify a pricey pair of shoes) Over time this will equate to free holidays and a broader knowledge of the country they live in with some awesome memories thrown in along the way!

Even better is the fact they have customised her themselves! Maud is unique to Emma and Nick, ...built with their personal needs in mind. They have opted to convert her with a pop top for sleeping and whilst she if fully insulated and carpeted, with full power hook up, they have kept her internally sparse as it houses all their luggage and bikes. Instead they have invested in a bar to make fitting an awning simple and as well as carrying a portable kitchenette and porta loo which sets up outside giving them all the mod cons and space!   For more pictures on all the various stages of the conversion, check our Gallery page!

Another good reason for my blog is that I often post the ‘VW Transporters’ that we have for sale as our ‘Van of the week’ and I mention that they would make a fantastic Camper conversion.  This is because they have a rear tailgate and high BHP making them ideal for heavier loads!  Further-more they are LEZ compliant and generally well specked including air conditioning!  If we don’t have one here already, chances are we can source one for you! Check out our vehicle sales page for our current stock lists.  Now you can see from our pictures of Emma and Nicks ‘Maud’ how infinitely possible it is to convert these Vans and what endless Joy they can bring!

Carry on Camping!