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Old 28-06-2008   #1
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Doblo camper

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Bit pricey
I'd love one if it was (much) cheaper.
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Re: Doblo camper

that's really nice. the interior is very well done. It's a lot more than a standard Doblo though . It's tempting to try a conversion like that yourself when you see those prices, but it would never come out as good as that, well not with my lack of skills it wouldn't.
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It would be much cheaper to build the interior oneself.
When we had our vw campervan, we knew lots of folk who just bought a van and did their own interiors. Some very interesting results
As you say though, it does help to have some diy skills I have zero

Worth looking into though.
I love camping

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Worth going to Danbury, Yate, Bristol to have a look at these and other camper conversions....even the VW campers!


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Re: Doblo camper

Kudos for an attempt at a motorhome but it looks complete rubbish to me, would get a 'proper' motorhome for that sort of money
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Re: Doblo camper

All well and good but TBH, is it really worth it?
And my answer would be NO.

How often are you going to get away in it? Can you afford to with current fuel prices?
Also, bear in mind all that additional weight you're lugging around (chipboard isn't the lightest of materials).
Although the idea of a motorised caravan is sound, in principle I rarely see them out and about due to the poorer fuel economy, they tend to sit on driveways, do a few miles then sit in a campsite...
I have been away for odd weeks/weekends camping & have simply chucked my pop-up tent, sleeping bag & air bed in the back.

If I were more serious about using a caravan for camping then I'd look to hire one as close to the campsite as possible to cut down on excessive fuel costs - and not having something sat outside my house day in, day out depreciating in value.
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All well and good but TBH, is it really worth it?
And my answer would be NO.

How often are you going to get away in it? Can you afford to with current fuel prices?
Also, bear in mind all that additional weight you're lugging around (chipboard isn't the lightest of materials).
Although the idea of a motorised caravan is sound, in principle I rarely see them out and about due to the poorer fuel economy, they tend to sit on driveways, do a few miles then sit in a campsite...
I have been away for odd weeks/weekends camping & have simply chucked my pop-up tent, sleeping bag & air bed in the back.

If I were more serious about using a caravan for camping then I'd look to hire one as close to the campsite as possible to cut down on excessive fuel costs - and not having something sat outside my house day in, day out depreciating in value.
The furniture in a motorhome weighs very little. Its just thin plywood 3mm often. I dont think my fuel consumption has been hit that much. Although i only have small water and gas tanks. Also when driving The battery banks are getting charged, and these give you electricity.

The whole camper concept is to be able to get out and tour around freely for a good while. After two days camping with no facilities i end up gagging for a good wash.

In the doblo conversion i did, the fuel consumption didnt go up by much, until i stuck some bikes on the rear. The whole conversion unbolts, so i can still put the seats back in, or use it as a van. When i come to sell it as a five seater doblo which also has a bolt in motorhome setup, i think it will fetch a higher price than if i advertised it just as a five seater doblo.
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I dont understand that conversion or the danbury one. Those seats do not look comfortable at all. Its better to have them facing forward and reclining.

Also if you want to use the loo at 3am..you have to take the bed apart...
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Re: Doblo camper

Its a doblo which are cheap with a naff wickes kitchen in the back. Buy a year old one, spend 200 at wicks, save about 10k.
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