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By keef & annie, Apr 5 2012 03:43PM

Whilst at the recent "small business sunday" #sbs awards event hosted by BBC's Dragons Den stalwart Theo Paphitis because Annie's biz had won back in June 2011 we came across Loving Outdoors who had also been commended by Theo plus tales of their interesting GUV van. Here's an extract from them


" Award winning online outdoor retailer Loving Outdoors are heading to the hills and beyond in their distinctive new motor home. Clad in Astroturf, ‘The GUV’ or ‘Grassed Up Van’ as fans have dubbed it, will take the Loving Outdoors team to outdoor events, festivals and popular walking routes across the country where they’ll be on hand with expert outdoor advice, drinks and snacks, fun activities and plenty of chat."


So why not find out more about it and where you can see it. Nice people *smile*


What do you think of it? as a concept? and as a talking point? Have your say here, just leave a coment to get the discussion flowing. I'm sure many folk will have views. We certainly lean towards the 'green' as they say.


PS We've included an alternative pic of a 'green' van , lol!


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Motorhome-travels RECOMMENDS Loving Outdoors


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seen in santa barbara
seen in santa barbara
the GUV
the GUV

By keef & annie, Apr 5 2012 09:07AM

We found this great set of people with a lovely history of the classic VW on Facebook.


Why not give them a look, and maybe even a like, if you are that way disposed.


Some brilliant pictures.


Quoting their synopsis "VW Samba: VW Bus history, stories, culture & evolution. Join us and celebrate the most iconic vehicles ever produced. " Have your say, were they? We like them a lot , they are classic to look at and whilst our motorhome is a VW autosleeper , which we love, we are just not sure that we could cope in an old classic on a long trip now that our hippie days are over *smile*


The VeeDub is a classic! FACT


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at the seaside
at the seaside

By keef & annie, Apr 4 2012 06:20AM

Have your say. Is this the future or not? Luxury or otherwise?


If you want to read the article in full about the Modular Motorhome: Hybrid Camper Car + Caravan Combo then please click here


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is this the future of motorhoming?
is this the future of motorhoming?

By keef & annie, Apr 2 2012 05:06PM

Have your say, what do you think? Is it a good or a bad idea?


Whilst we think it looks sleek and may be a clever idea we are just not sure it will be stable even with the rear steadies and hey its a bit too much 'stretch hummer' for the motorhome world for us but it may be perfect for others.


Thats the great thing about choosing a motorhome, don't you think, there are so many options and as we found after 2 years you finally get the right one for you.


Oh PS ... Its in the £55-57k price band!


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By keef & annie, Apr 1 2012 05:36PM

We met these lovely people at the #sbs small business sunday event in birmingham on 30/3/2012 run by Theo Paphitis (Dragons Den) and Rymans for Annie's small business Serendipity Girls Designer Dresses


Just love this vw conversion aptly named 'theo'


If you want to learn more about Harrogate Motorhomes please visit their website.


They are RECOMMENDED by motorhome-travels


Maybe have a look at theopaphitissbs.com as well to see what its all about!


Or Annies entry specifically showing her WIN


Also the new site has a page specifically dedicated to plugging Annie's lovely little dresses etc , maybe take a look HERE


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double vision - theo!
double vision - theo!

By keef & annie, Mar 26 2012 11:12AM

Came across this wonderful little gadget . It shows the level of gas in a cylinder. Safe, reusable and accurate. Attaches to bottle using magnetic strip.


We have one and its been so much better than memory or turning on the cooker ring and finding it has 'stopped'.


Here is a place we got one from but there will be others on eBay. Take a look


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2016 Update: Many of the modern light weight bottles now have a red / green indicator on the top, may be worth using as well assuming you can get to see it



Gas Bottle Level Indicator
Gas Bottle Level Indicator

By keef & annie, Mar 26 2012 09:41AM

With special thanks to Brian (anne's brother) for this article / response from MMM.


Are you confused about how the hose pipe bans ,currently only in the south of England, may affect you this summer as a Motorhomer.


Read this

"Dear Brian

With the confusion over whether motorhomers in the south of the country can or can’t fill their water tanks using a hosepipe we have successfully petitioned two of the water companies in the affected areas to exempt motorhomes from the hosepipe bans that are coming into force early next month.However, there are still several water companies that have either not yet clarified the situation or are still in consultation. Readers are advised to check with their water supplier after April 5 before filling up using a hosepipe. Meanwhile, it is not all bad news – the former Brownhills site in Preston is now under new ownership, which is great news for motorhomers in the area. And, Ford is starting to let details of its new – and much anticipated – Transit to come out ahead of its official launch next month.In addition, those of you heading north of the border this summer are in for cheaper ferry tickets after the Scottish government agreed to reducing prices after a successful trial. Read on for more…

Happy motorhoming!

Daniel Attwood "


Our view was that as it is in essense for domestic use it is exempt however but its worth knowing / checking


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Drought, what drought?
Drought, what drought?

By keef & annie, Mar 23 2012 01:28PM

A wonderful place to see lots and lots of motorhome and RV's and share photos and videos.


Our current set of motorhome / rv / van picks are listed here on Pinterest.


Why not have a look, put your own photos up there and share them with us. We always repin great motorhome pics


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Like this one!
Like this one!

By keef & annie, Mar 17 2012 01:26PM

RECOMMENDED by motorhome-travels.


We have just had our autosleeper clubman spruced up by having all the fabrics re-upholstered.


Barrie & Mick at Regal Furnishings are lovely guys and make you feel welcome and extra proud of your motorhome / rv. They love it when folk see their updated & refreshed vans for the first time and go WOW!


People travel to them from all over Europe and it generally just takes a day. You can leave it with them and then come back to a great surprise.


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PS if you have a way to come Barry & Michael will let you park up overnight, power hook up as well!

Regal Furnishings 2016
Regal Furnishings 2016
old logo c 2012
old logo c 2012

By keef & annie, Mar 17 2012 01:05PM

Worried about your payload? Want to squeeze in a little something extra, maybe another book to read on those long lot summer days, a slightly better (but heavier) BBQ, a few more bottles of wine or beer....?


Well if you don't already know about these it may well be worth taking a look and either buying one or trying at the next bottle exchange to swap, could save you a bit of travelling weight.


UPDATE 2014: We had to return ours after a recall, the 3rd in their history , read all about it HERE


UPDATE 2018: Discontinued, probably unsafe


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