Monthly Archives: September 2016


All product reviews click HERE As we use the van for wild camping, we do need wash and shower facilities, which in our van is almost impossible.  Initially we tried a solar shower, but that was a messy failure! So we thought about it, and I was going to DIY […]

REVIEW: 12v Shower system (pump & head etc)


All campervan fridges generate heat, both absorption and compressor, and its this heat which keeps the fridges internals cool one way or another. Absorption fridges are usually vented externally on side vents, and cool air enters at the bottom and escapes at the top, allowing the hot heat exchanger to […]

Adding DIY thermostatic fridge fan



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Well, we’ve now had 40 days away in the van since its birth, 28 on a consecutive trip, so how has it been? Base Van Well this has been rather good, the driving and passenger seats are very     comfortable making full day driving quite easy. We have the 90ps […]

How did the NV200 campervan do?


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Van trip index HERE – preceding article  HERE and – all pics from trip HERE On leaving the lake, we bumbled around a couple of towns site seeing and walking, but the heat was stupid. The shade was hot and there are only so many ice creams you can eat, so we […]

Verdon, to the med, and dawdle home



All product reviews click HERE As you may gather, most of our kit in the van runs off USB.  So our phones, laptop, 4G Access point, GPS watch, fan, Bluetooth speaker, toothbrush, outside light etc etc all need USB to charge.  Also, the van and cars have USB powered dashcams. […]

REVIEW: 4.8A (dual 2.4A) 12v to USB socket


All product reviews click HERE Mel asked me to add a review for our main light as she is quite a fan of it, and for surprising reasons! We wanted a bright LED light for inside the van, and as our ceiling is shallow, this flush mounted slimline light appears […]

REVIEW: Internal 12v LED light for campervan/motorhome



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All product reviews click HERE I’m not going to review all the parts of the van, but this c-tek d250s requires a special mention.  Most motorhomes/campervans have some form of 12v charging system.  this is usually some split charge system that uses the engine to charge the leisure battery when […]

REVIEW: C-Tek D250s smart battery charger


All product reviews click HERE In our new small van, we were unable to have a grill or oven.  We wanted a grill but it was just not feasible to get one in.  This is a major disappointment as we love cheese and marmite on toast. Some friends recommend a hob […]

REVIEW: Ridgemonkey toaster/grill/oven



All product reviews click HERE For our new campervan, we needed a new cooking set for pans, kettle and pots.  But, being a tiny van, we needed tiny cooking set or a set that packs down small.  So we needed to go for a camping set rather than a home […]

REVIEW: Yellowstone camp cooking set


All product reviews click HERE In the new van, we had a need for a speaker system for both music and movies.  Our requirements are small; USB rechargeable; good audio; and generally not cheap tat. The prices for these things vary, as does sound quality, but we researched and opted […]

REVIEW: Anker Bluetooth speaker



All product reviews click HERE For our trips, we want an electric toothbrush, but our home Braun Oral B is mains charge only.    We’d previously used battery ones, but they were never as good, but our research took us to this Colgate USB rechargeable toothbrush.  For us, for van, […]

REVIEW: USB Rechargeable Toothbrush


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All product reviews click HERE We had a need for a multi purpose camping light, suitable for our awning, and as an external light for when just sitting outside, and for when we go cycle touring with our tent, so quite muti use needed.  In addition, we wanted the light […]

REVIEW: Rechargeable Camping Light



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Van trip index HERE – preceding article     HERE  – all pics from trip HERE The next day we did a bit more biking from Val d’isere but stuck to the green, but Mels confidence as well as her body had taken a big hit, so rather than being loose and […]

The Alps, and The Verdon