This is an on-going record of how we've taken a brand-new Fiat panel van and cut big holes in it to convert what remains into a motorhome. We hope anyone contemplating building a motorhome will find encouragement here. With careful planning, modest diy skills, a few basic tools, and a little determination it can be done.
Whilst the van is fully converted, some pages may be incomplete as there is still some work to be done. It is surprising how, over time (and as one grows older!), things that were fine when one started no longer work so well. Also, if we believe we could have done something better - we'll change it!
In August this year at a Camping and Caravanning Club 'temporary site for holidays'. That's Whitby on the Yorkshire coast in the distance. Write up of this short, but enthralling trip - like how to go from £6 to £23 per night camping fee! - now on the updated UK Gallery page.
Despite struggling with various health problems (and hopefully on the mend soon), we did manage to get out in Deep Red for a short trip: to the local Sainsbury's supermarket. We bought some sandwiches and milk to make tea, and had a very enjoyable lunch in the car park!
Although only ten degrees C. outside, with the sun on the van the thermometer indicated a very pleasant 20.7 deg.C. inside. We are slowly learning that it isn't always necessary to go far in the van to have fun.