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sharkbait

A complete self-confessed VW nutjob. My VW T4 is actually my first and only VW I have ever owned but I love it. Having bought my van as a straight forward panel van, I enjoyed the process of converting it how I wanted. Now the van is all done, it's getting out and exploring I love to do.

MiscellaneousTravel

feel I’ve been a lit­tle lazy in the last few months by not updat­ing my blog on the trav­els I have had in the van. The fact is, I have been away almost every week­end since April and do not seem to have found the time to write on here, how­ev­er,

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The Build

OK, so I haven’t made too many mod­i­fi­ca­tions just late­ly as funds are a lit­tle low, how­ev­er, before going away again I want­ed to just sort out my duvet. Using the full width of the van for my bed is great, in fact it’s the same size as my king

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The Build

How I re-clas­si­fied to a motor car­a­van with DVLA

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MiscellaneousThe Build

How to remote­ly con­trol a Propex HS2000 heater using an iPhone and SMS mes­sages.

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RecipesTravel

ith sum­mer now firm­ly packed up and far behind, I final­ly find I’m back on the road again. It has been a good sum­mer this year, how­ev­er, explor­ing new places in the van has not been high on the agen­da. Most of my overnight stays in Corn­wall have been in

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Photography

With the blue moon soon to be on the rise, I had to think quick­ly on where I could get some pho­tographs local­ly. Stone­henge is just a night­mare to get near these days so I fig­ured I would try anoth­er local land­mark, Wilton Wind­mill. With the help of my iPhone’s

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MaintenanceMiscellaneous

often see the Volk­swa­gen 1.9TD ABL engine being put down as slow and poor qual­i­ty, often fol­lowed by advice from oth­ers to swap out to the 1.9tdi engine which gives bet­ter econ­o­my and smoother run­ning but I for one am very hap­py with the 1.9td engine in my T4 and

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Beef Stew
Recipes

Serves 3–4 A clas­sic stew with veg­eta­bles, a real­ly sim­ple dish to cook up in a camper­van on those cold nights, even in the sum­mer.  

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