April 16, 2010 at 3:52 pm #105385
Like many who look at this Website, I like camping / being outdoors etc. Reaching the age where putting up the tent became a hassle I suddenly had the bright idea of getting an old Transit Van and making a “camper” from it. It was a great idea and in Scotland where the Midges are sometimes hell, it became an even better idea.
I purchased an ex BT Transit 120, painted it Blue and used it to “go birdwatching in Scotland” I added a leisure battery / TV / simple cooking facilities / A comfortable mattress / curtains…and finally a window. My wife and I loved it . We are now on our second generation of the “transit Camper”
The purpose of this little yarn is this. PLAN YOUR TRIP because it is the most insidious and stressful thing when you arrive at your chosen campsite, as I did at Oban to be informed that “commercial vehicles” are not allowed.I had camped there with the Transit earlier that year.This “philosophy” about commercial vehicles exists and is much more widespread than I realized. (Glenmore Forest )I have just returned from Mull, where thankfully they do not have this prejudice.
Finally..Thanks for reading this , phone ahead and ASK!! and never ever stay at the OBAN campsite. A list of avoidable / or dont mind campsites on the forum would be cool.
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