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This is an on-going record of how we took 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!

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In Sommiers, southern France.

Enjoying the sunshine in early May 2016 - at Sommiers, a favourite site in the south of France.

Hard for us to believe, but this is the tenth year since we started Deep Red. And, as Mad Mumsie is quick to point out, the kitchen in Deep Red - like our kitchen at home, is still not finished!

That hasn't stopped us travelling, of course. We believe as long as one has the basic items working then use the van as soon as one can for you'll soon find out what works and what doesn't. This can save a lot of wasted work and money.

We are looking forward to travelling south to Spain in the Spring once again. It's some while since we've been to Europe so it will be all the more exciting. As usual we never book anything or have any particular place in mind. Just go!

In fact we do book the channel tunnel train several weeks ahead as the cost is very much higher if one just turns up without a booking.