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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!

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In Tywyn, mid-Wales.

On a pleasant commercial site near Tywyn, mid-Wales. Although sunny, there was a cold wind. The Talyllyn narrow gauge railway runs close to the site.

In early September 2017 we set off for a few days touring in Wales. The main objective was to visit the Talyllyn Railway at Tywyn on the coast in mid-Wales. Unfortunately, after a warm start, the weather turned unseasonally cold and wet with some horrendous gales overnight. We almost gave up to head for home, but with the forecast promising better weather we carried on. Well, we got to ride on the railway, and very enjoyable it was too, but the weather didn't improve much - c'est la vie...

What surprised us is many of the campsites were still very busy in mid-September, even away from the coast. The proportion of motorhomes compared to caravans is steadily increasing, although we didn't see many self-builds on our travels - maybe they've all gone abroard!