A brief history of our campers and our vacations …
The first years we didn’t have the money, so we travelled simple and cheap with our old “bakfiets”.
We had a lot of fun, but couldn’t get out of our flat and windy Zeeland.
Backpacking with our two little daughters was fun also !
After 20 years they still remember all the travelling adventures they had as a young child !
Jes carried the lightweight sleeping bags and Rea all our candy …
That day it was also raining, when a little camper parked next to our tent.
The owners didn’t even open the doors and after 5 minutes the scent of their coffee made us decide that we needed a camper too !
We bought this old MB 207 and a colleague called it “de gele frietkar” (the yellow chips stand).
I managed to keep it rolling for quite a few years and we learned how to use a camper in civilised Europe.
But after a while more than 30% of the framework was rusted and we decided to buy a new one.
A Mitsubishi L300 based Chinook!
The children slept like princesses in the alcove
But we had an accident in France and the Mitsubishi was total-loss !
We decided to transplant the camper on an old MB100 which I had bought.
And we were able to travel all over Europe again !
The next video gives a nice impression of the way Marjan and I travelled to the NE of Spain in 2011, using the Bielsa-tunnel.
When 2500 kg of old metal and plywood has served your family for so many miles,
it feels like dismissing a familymember when giving it away …
It’s amazing how humans are able to build up a “relation” with a stupid vehicle 😉
In october 2011 we bought a new 7.2 meter long camper. A Roller Team Granduca 65 !
short trip through Normandy in December 2011 ;
and another trip in May 2012 to the Spanish Pyrénées ;
a photoslide … 2012;
September 2014 Spanish Pyrenees.
2015 to Italy :