“I came to own my first VW campervan in 2014 when I swapped my economical and reliable, 2005 Audi A3 for a beaten up, well-used 1987 VW T25 Transporter!

It was a Leisuredrive pop-top conversion with a 1.9 ‘flat four’ water-cooled, petrol engine. Over the course of around 6 months, I had great fun removing the scruffy camping interior, fixing rust holes, insulating, soundproofing, fitting new carpet lining, amongst a host of other DIY jobs, before putting the freshly painted cabinetry and camping equipment back in. It served me well and over the next 3 years. I completed a 5,000-mile trip around Europe with my two boys (aged 1 and 4 at the time), enjoyed a two-week tour around Devon, Cornwall and Somerset and ‘wild camped’ the incredible North Coast 500 route in Scotland.”

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