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Pimped Yoko brings us new friends

Posted by Squiffy on August 31st, 2007

I have a feeling Yoko is going to introduce us to lots of new people. When you have a VW, you find that everyone wants to talk to you about them and offer you advice on maintenance and restoration, as well as asking you how much you paid for your camper. We’ve had lots of interesting chats with people, from the manager of Halfords to people at petrol stations. One guy told us today that, with the price we had paid, we had got a ‘snip sniperama’. Excellent news, I think.

And now we’ve personalised her we’re getting more attention and comments! By ‘personalised’, I mean we have had some car signs made up to advertise my business (Native English) and this web site, so that our VW stands out from all the rest and hopefully gets me some work abroad. Check out the art work in our gallery below.

Now we have cleaned the inside and out, added fire exstinguishers/Co2 monitors/LED lights/cup holders/new interiors and done some basic maintenance, we are about ready for the off. Bored of the British weather and expense we have decided to take Yoko to the continent. Our plan is travel through the Champagne region of France, Switzerland, Italy and into Spain, before flying home briefly for Ben and Aileen’s wedding at the start of December. We are Europe ready with our green cards, Uber breadown insurance (had to go with a German company called ADAC as RAC wanted £500 for a year for a 25 yr old car!!) and breadown kit: Au revoir Blighty!

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Comment from Doogle
Time: September 4, 2007, 1:48 pm

That is a cool van!

And looks in bloody good nick for its age.

I recommend:

http://www.tuning.wanadoo.co.uk/nitrous-injection.htm

Comment from daveb
Time: September 6, 2007, 12:34 pm

Hey Doogle — how’s it all going over there?

Thanks for your comment. Yep, it’s certainly been more reliable that my (and Martian’s) first motorhome over in the US…

Having said that, it’s developing new noises and nuances every day, just waiting for the first thing to go pop really! I’ve got a Haynes manual with me and two screwdrivers and a pair of pliers in Squiffy’s IKEA furniture assembly toolkit. Here’s hoping that this thing is fixable with an allan key…

Comment from Doogle
Time: September 6, 2007, 4:16 pm

Not too bad, got Claires voice mail, I think we are going to try one of the big brands like Ultralase.

All sorts of craziness going on at work, time for a change.

You guys in France now?

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