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Introducing me and my camper

PostPosted:Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:25 pm
by Jez
Alright peeps!

I just joined so thought I'd say Hi.
On Sunday I'm collecting my 'new' camper van, James. He's an '87 VW Kombi, originally converted in Aussie. He's shorter and lighter than my car but, by ingenious German design, has pretty much everything I need - less is more :-D I plan to take him on triathlons, mountainbiking, canoeing, surfing and hiking trips all over the country - let the adventure begin!
First things I'll be quizzing you experts on is insulation and heating, and self-containing.
If you see us (James is pretty easy to spot!) camping or on the road, give us a honk or come and share a beer and a yarn.

Safe travels now,

Jez


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Re: Introducing me and my camper

PostPosted:Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:34 am
by Skiwi
Welcome Jez,

Nice looking set-up :TU

You will find many threads here about self containment, heating and insulation, just use the forum search function at the top right of your screen to get started.
One thing I've learned from my time here is that there isn't often a "right" answer but there are many "near enough" ones to point me in the right direction ;)

Cheers
Skiwi

Re: Introducing me and my camper

PostPosted:Wed Jun 19, 2019 11:20 am
by Onelady7
Hi Jez, I’m new to campervanning too :D And from NZ. Haven’t bought mine yet, but love that you’ve named yours :TU

Re: Introducing me and my camper

PostPosted:Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:27 am
by petercw
Hi Jez, start a new thread for you questions.. Especially your self containments questions.. There are rules. :TU

Re: Introducing me and my camper

PostPosted:Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:19 pm
by Jez
Skiwi wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:34 am
Welcome Jez,

Nice looking set-up :TU

You will find many threads here about self containment, heating and insulation, just use the forum search function at the top right of your screen to get started.
One thing I've learned from my time here is that there isn't often a "right" answer but there are many "near enough" ones to point me in the right direction ;)

Cheers
Skiwi
Hi Skiwi,

Thanks for the msg, will heed your advice. Tried to use the search though and it's hopeless; when I put in several words i.e. 'which power lead', instead it searches for any not all of those words, so I end up with thousands of matches and don't stand much chance of finding anything useful.

Oh well, I'm sure I'll work it out eventually. Your camper is huge! Could fit about 3 of mine in that!

Happy camping now.