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By keef & annie, Aug 25 2013 10:48AM

Join the new motorhome-travels blog and get you views and comments across.


In the meantime......


I was afforded the opportunity to redo the old website. It has now been redesigned to run on tablets, smart phones and old trad browsers with hopefully easier to view slideshows of photos from our lovely trip to Oz,NZ , California,Fiji,Samoa,Tonga & Hong Kong in 2007/8 where we hired a motorhome in 2008 and travelled most of the way up the east coast.


Please please let us know what you think, I am very happy with the new design but only you letting us know what you really think will see if we have achieved what we set out to do.


Leave us your views via the comments box below and we will get back to you.


The new website is HERE!

Mindil beach sunset, darwin,Northern Territory, Australia
Mindil beach sunset, darwin,Northern Territory, Australia

By keef & annie, Aug 12 2013 06:19PM

Ever thought of a use for old veedubs? Found these 2 recently


What do you think, is this art, sacrilege or very just practical?


Have you say ....PLEASE put a comment below get the discussion going


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Note: The Index shows ALL blogs already published or you can find Blogs about a specific subject by clicking on a word in the TAG CLOUD, thanks, motorhome-travels.


Please note this blog was initially published in April 2012, not entirely sure why it has been repulished apart from Keef (foolishly) playing with a few blog options and buttons, hee hee

one VW up top
one VW up top
2 vw(?) up top
2 vw(?) up top

By keef & annie, Nov 26 2012 11:32PM

Here are some of the nice motorhomes we came across on our travels this year. As it is well and truly 'hibernation' time for our lovely little van thought it would be nice to reflect on some of the summery highlights as the days shorten to black.


If you want to see many,many more of the motorhomes, campervans and RVs we like why not take a look at our pinboard called Camping/Motorhomes


We currently have 481 pins/ images of lovely motorhomes, modern, old and damn right quirky. Please let us know which you like, those you don't and why and feel free to share links or images of motorhomes, campervans, RVs that you like or indeed are lucky enough to own.


JOIN THE BLOG - by leaving your comments here against any blog you read, that way we can all learn more about the wonderful world of Motorhome Travels!

Autotrail Savannah
Autotrail Savannah
5th wheeler xtreme with truck
5th wheeler xtreme with truck
Autocruise Rhythm
Autocruise Rhythm
Mercedes truck conversion
Mercedes truck conversion

By keef & annie, Aug 15 2012 11:42AM

Thinking of taking a motorhome or RV tour abroad?


Maybe Canada, Oz, Argentina, Iceland, American West, New Zealand.....

There are a few of those we haven't done yet but would love to


There are some talks on each of these at the up and coming Motorhome & Caravan Show at Birmingham which could be a useful insight from folks who have already done them


Click here to see Presentation Times Note now shows the latest years show


Highly RECOMMENDED by motorhome-travels blog!


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Argentina
Argentina

By keef & annie, Jul 29 2012 08:14AM

Having been away recently and rather frustratingly lost a wheel trim in transit I decided to use the plastic cable ties you can get on eBay to secure my new wheel trims.


The wheel trims are quite costly and if you lose one trim it is often very difficult to get an exact match so you often end up have to get a costly set of 4. So for £1 for a pack of 100 ties its a no brainer. I even managed to get a matching colour bewteen tie & trim so the tie is almost visually invisible. I decided to tie them up top and bottom as well just in case (heaven forbid) that in the future I clip a kerb or something.


Could save you some money in the future!


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secure your wheel trims
secure your wheel trims

By keef & annie, May 28 2012 08:36AM

Came across this great site Motorhome,RV & Campervan photos which is very similar to our pin board and shows a huge number of images of all types of motorhome


Maybe give it a whirl


Let us know if there are sites you would like to recommend, thanks


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By keef & annie, May 6 2012 01:17PM

Update 18/8/16 Now have 701 pins of interesting Motorhomes, RVs & Campervans!


Update 10/8/13 Now have 481 pins of interesting Motorhomes, RVs & Campervans!


★ SO PROUD ★ of this pin board. Now got 292 pictures (at 6/5/12) of old, not so old, new, quirky, weird motorhomes and RVs.


See the outsides, see the insides, see them on location, see them at home, see them at garages.


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2016
2016
our pinterest pin board, please follow and maybe join in, thanks - 2013
our pinterest pin board, please follow and maybe join in, thanks - 2013

By keef & annie, May 3 2012 08:22AM

We recently joined Pat,Linda & Lady dog on their website, maybe check it out and join if you are interested or in their area of the US


It's called Good Old RV's


Let us know if there are blogs you would like to recommend, thanks


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By keef & annie, Apr 25 2012 07:30PM

There are a bewildering set of types and names associated with Motorhomes / RV. We have trawled the internet and offer these types below. Clearly there will be more so feel free to add to the list via the comments below, thanks in advance for your help!


Motorhome: Always a coachbuilt and never a Campervan.


Panel van conversions: These motorhomes are based on a commercial metal-panelled van, sometimes known as Campervans.

Coachbuilts: Here, the manufacturer takes a chassis and cab from the commercial vehicle manufacturer, but fits their own (usually fibreglass) body to the rear.


'A' Class : A completely custom motorhome body (including cab) mounted on a chassis supplied by a truck manufacturer. Normally the most expensive motorhomes. A purpose built body with integrated cab provides the maximum spaciousness and usually includes beds which can be left permanently made up such as an over cab 'pull-down' double bed above the front seats.

'C' Class :A custom motorhome body mounted on a conventional chassis and cab supplied by a truck manufacturer, usually with a fixed in place bed or storage area over the cab, although this space can sometimes be to claustrophic for Adults as headroom is limited and may be more suitable for children. Also known as C-Class. The manufacturer uses the chassis & cab of the base vehicle and builds a new body onto the back of it, these make up the largest proportion of motorhomes at present although A Class ownership numbers are rising fast. The part of the body extending over the cab is known as the 'over-cab' or 'luton'. An alternative, called a 'low-profile' has a much smaller over-cab space that is used purely for cabinets & storage purposes

Campervan : A smaller motorhome with either a fixed roof (high-top) or an elevating roof (pop-top / high-top). Broken down as follows:- High Top The alternative motorhome, which takes the whole of a kombi base vehicle, kits it out with an assortment of necessary fixtures and fittings and then adds standing room via a high roof.

Elevating Roof: The elevating (or raised) roof motorhome also uses the equivalent kombi base vehicle to the "high top" and has a similar layout and equipment. The roof can be raised when on site to allow the use of the available standing room and then lowered for travelling and storage.

Demountable / Slide-on : A demountable motorhome shell, usually with wind-up or hydraulically operated legs, installed on a ute, truck, or flat-tray. A dual purpose motorhome, a standard 'pick-up' type vehicle with a specially made body that fits onto the pickup bed. These have the advantage that you can 'demount' the body at a campsite and then use the pickup for day trips etc.

5th Wheeler : An extension on the front of the motorhome section extends over the tow vehicle, and usually mounts onto a turntable, or "wheel" - hence the name "5th Wheeler"


RV (Recreational Vehicles): These are the huge American equivalents to their European cousins. Usually much larger in almost all dimensions. Some have accompanying popout/slideouts (Hydraulically operated sections of the motorhome that expand) which allow for increasing living space when the vehicle is on site / stopped.


I'm sure they are more! but those are the ones that immediately come to mind.


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A-class ? read our blog and find out, thanks
A-class ? read our blog and find out, thanks

By keef & annie, Apr 15 2012 12:16PM

We have always had the desire to travel the Baltics by Motorhome having seen some of it via a cruise in 2004 and Keef has relatives from Riga, Latvia so imagine our surprise when we were reading our latest Practical Motorhome to come across this article.


We are now totally inspired to do it sometime soon. How about you, its not the usual route, have any of our readers out there been to the Baltics by motorhome , if so please share your experiences.


Some useful sites are

Estonian Tourist Board

Latvian Tourist Board

Lithuanian Tourist Board


The lovely folk who did this trip (adam & sophie) spent almost 450 days travelling thru 30 countries in their motorhome and travelled over 36k miles. We only travelled 47k miles in our year away in the southern hemisphere and thats a much bigger land mass and 12.5k across Canada which is the 2nd largest country on earth, so it shows how far they travelled. Big respect to them. If you would like to learn more about them them please visit their website.


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Adam and Sophie's updated site
Adam and Sophie's updated site