Bonjour from an ex-owner!
We no longer own a campervan *cry*. The reason is that dear Tinkerbelle, our converted Talbot, simply was not big enough to accommodate us and our two dogs (one of whom is Enormous)in comfort. We bought Tinkerbelle so that we could travel all around France, taking the dogs with us, before we realised just how huge our little puppy would become. :)
Poor Tinkerbelle was not really up to the job we asked of her - 6,000 miles over varying terrain, including the highest alpine route in France. But she was a valiant old lady and with a little bit of TLC and some mechanical ingenuity, she accomplished her mission.
Now we have a caravan with a very large awning, and although we miss the convenience of just being able to climb in and drive off, at least we do all have room to move.
I wrote a book about our trip, it's called Travels with Tinkerbelle, and also I've uploaded a slideshow of many of the places we visited, starting in Brittany and travelling anti-clockwise. If anybody would like to see the photos, the link is: http://tinkerbelle.jalbum.net/Tinkerbelle%20photos/
After we completed our trip we sold Tinkerbelle to a gentleman in England. I hope she's still rolling along in her intrepid way.
Wishing all campervanners a happy summer, and still hoping that it will stop raining.