Sunday, 21 December 2014

Ok, Button is included!

After a number of comments criticising me for not including Button in the name of our Blog (including comments from SWMBO!) I have changed the Blog name from GALOW to GLABOW, George, Lyn and Button on Wheels.
On a separate note, we have now arranged insurance for our new vehicle. I was amazed at the range of prices quoted for a year's insurance. The most expensive was nearly £600 and the least was £175! Needless to say, we have chosen the £175 quote, from the Caravan Club. One has to be a member to get this rate (£46) but we were going to join anyway.
Now looking forward to January 2nd when we collect her!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Agreed to buy

Today we went for a test drive in a second-hand motorhome, a Peugeot Ravenna AutoSleeper. We are happy that it will suit us well and Lyn found it easy to drive. It appears to be in excellent condition and very well fitted out, even having a TV and DVD player already installed. We have arranged to collect and pay for this new toy at the beginning of January 2015. Looking forward to it!

Here's a photo. We have checked out the dimensions and it will fit on our drive ... just! All things being well, we will be taking out first trip in it in late January. Now we have to arrange insurance and finances!

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

A bit of history

Lyn and I have been talking about buying a campervan for some years now. Lyn would like one for going to dog agility shows, which often last for 4 or 5 days. I would like one for occasional, impromptu days away. We also have longer term ambitions to do an extended tour of Scandinavia - perhaps we will!
Our only previous experience of using a campervan was some years ago in Australia. We hired a Toyota Hi-Ace from Britz. We used the vehicle to explore Tasmania staying at wild camping sites. The photo show us parked up at a remote site in Tasmania. The hut in the background is the long-drop dunny!

Wild motorhome stop in Tasmania

We enjoyed the experience and managed well in this quite small vehicle but now, with a dog and requirement for onboard facilities (i.e. loo!) we looked for something a little larger.
We have put down a deposit on a Peugeot Ravenna Auto-sleeper from Cara Motorhomes in Stoke-on-Trent. We will be arranging a test drive and, hopefully, final purchase over the next week or so.
Our further adventures will be published here as events unfold.