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    Doblo Conversion finally happening

    The Doblo is going up to Urban Campers tomorrow to be converted into a camper! After considering all the options, we've gone for a permanent conversion. It's only ever going to be used for 2 of us, plus dogs, so the loss of the back seats doesn't matter. Our main use will be as a day van when out and about with the dogs, and it should be ideal for that. The downsize from a 680 Bolero to a Doblo was a bit too dramatic, so we're getting a Venus caravan to tow with it for holidays and weekends. Towbar was fitted today, a Westfalia detachable. It looks very neat, no sign of the towbar or the electrics when not in use. The caravan should be going on the assembly line next week, so by the end of February the new outfit should be ready to go. It will be a big change after 20 years of various sizes of motorcaravan, starting with a Bedford Bambi

    #2
    That sounds great! You will have the best of both worlds with a smh and a caravan!!

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      #3
      We once towed a very small caravan with an old vw. We slept in the caravan and teenage son had the VW as his 'pad'. It worked really well until we needed to drive out in the morning in the VW and we couldn't get teenage son out of his sleeping bag. So we just drove off with him still in bed.

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        #4
        Sounds like a good solution, happy camping.
        derek b and Babs

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          #5
          You could tow a Rascal Romahome from the caravan for added space...

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            #6
            Collection now booked for Saturday! Our current insurers (Direct Line) have accepted the conversion with just an increase in premium. We get the same cover as before, unlimited mileage and business use.

            And the caravan is booked for pick up on 28 February.

            It's all coming together - I just hope it works as planned and the dogs like it as well!

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              #7
              Collected the Doblo yesterday - very pleased with it. All I have to do now is dog-proof it, and work out what goes where! It will be at least a week before it goes on its first trip.

              I've created an album with a couple of photos of the inside.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Sergei View Post
                Collected the Doblo yesterday - very pleased with it. All I have to do now is dog-proof it, and work out what goes where! It will be at least a week before it goes on its first trip.

                I've created an album with a couple of photos of the inside.
                Looking good.
                derek b and Babs

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                  #9
                  Thanks for the album photos - its always nice to see other peoples vans! What a lovely looking conversion
                  Mary

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                    #10
                    That does indeed look like a very neat conversion, hope you have a lot of fun with it.
                    Better a rainy day on the hill than a sunny day in the office!

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                      #11
                      Just had a look at the photos and it looks really good. Hope to see it in the flesh sometime soon.

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                        #12
                        Collected the caravan this morning, so now the outfit is complete Excellent service from Grantham Caravans, very thorough handover, everything properly explained, and a basket of flowers as well. We also get a free weekend's camping, which we'll be using in a couple of weeks. Just need to get everything sorted out before then.

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