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Archive for 'Yoko'

Yoko gets new owners

March 12th, 2008

Before setting-off towards Morocco, we wanted to sell Yoko, our VW camper van, to help us fund the next leg and because, frankly, we had nowhere to keep her! Far better that an old car like her goes on to do another roadtrip than sit to rot on a driveway anyway. For our prospective buyers, […]

And he said “let there be light!”

October 19th, 2007

Today, is a happy day. For a month now, we’ve been pootling around in Yoko, our [somewhat] trusty VW camper van. It’s got a solid roof and, throughout the rain, we’ve remained dry. It’s got a gas cooker and so we’ve not gone hungry. It’s not got much insulation and no heater too and so […]

Not a bright spark

October 10th, 2007

Ever since it rained in Bern, Yoko has not been performing at all well. On good advice, we were to change the spark plugs and adjoining leads to cure the problem. Trouble is, the Swiss VW garages quoted us over a hundred pounds for these bits and bobs and we [politely] refused to pay so […]

Three of Four

October 4th, 2007

I can’t believe it. In less than a month we’ve had to replace three out of the four tyres on our bus, Yoko. Earlier this week, we got the handbrake and speedometer fixed. Just after this, the ignition circuit went to poopoo in the rain (we’re expecting to receive the replacement parts tomorrow). Today, I […]