Monday, 1 April 2013

New Wheels

We've had a VW T4 that I converted into a camper four years ago. We've had three big trips around Europe in it and enjoyed them all.  Heres a link to how we did it and where we went on a couple of our trips.

The only thing about the VW was it didn't have a bathroom so we were limited to stopping on campsites with toilet blocks. We like the idea of using the Aires and free overnight stopping places in Europe so it was decided something bigger was needed.
After a couple of weekends looking around motorhome dealers this weekend we found what we wanted.
  • A low roof van, less than 6m long
  • Fixed bed in the rear
  • An L shaped lounge/dining area rather than just forward facing seats and captains chairs (better for sprawling on)
  • Toilet with separate shower cubicle
  • Blown air heating
  • A garage for the BBQ and outdoor stuff
  • German made
  • Big engine 2.8 JTD
  • Low mileage, 33k

It's a 2005 Dethleffs Premium Class T5846
I've had a dig around and there's not many about, found another for sale in Devon and one in Finland. When it was sold new only one dealer in the UK was importing them. They were more popular in Germany and the Nordic country's.  It has a high level of insulation which might account for Nordic sales.

A few more photos we took at the dealers below. We pick it up in two weeks.

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