Vintage RV Adventures

Follow our journey to rebuild and enjoy our 1986 Ford Econoline 350 Coachmen bodied RV.

Loving life one amazing place at a time

About John & Samantha

We are John & Samantha Carver from Staffordshire in the UK. We bought a 1986/7 American 5.7 litre V8 Ford RV in July 2021. Our plan is to spend the rest of 2021 and early next year renovating the RV to a nice condition vehicle once more. But now though the RV is in a pretty poor state, having been off the road for many years. Please do follow us on our journey to renovate the RV, we look forward to you coming along.

You can see our other garage projects HERE

Of course, our travels around the UK would not be the same without our faithful companion Shelby the German Shepherd dog.

Please call over and take a look at some of our favourite vanlife Youtubers HERE

You will find regular posts about the RV build, any products that we have used in the project.

Also, we will share our experiences of meeting other like-minded RV life people including YouTubers.

Our Blog Posts


Take a look at the regular posts we make, keeping our readers up to date with progress on the RV rebuild.

We will also provide updates about any lovely places that we visit, these will include campsite stops, including both large, small campsites, small CL sites and also wild camping spots.

We would also love to read any comments that you might wish to leave on the blog posts.

If you are looking to chat to other likeminded people about FREE overnight parkup locations, take a look at our new forums HERE

Latest Video

Our Youtube Channel

In today’s video the door step into the motorhome is completed using checker sheet aluminium, which we could not source at a sensible price. The headboard for the lower double bed is finished, and this now looks lovely, all down to Samantha’s ideas. A shower curtain pole and curtain are also added.

Going Places


A journey to some of the lovely places we have been to visit within the UK.

Our News

YouTube Channel

We have started a YouTube channel to share our RV life experiences. Please subscribe to the channel. … YOUTUBE

Facebook Page

We have started a dedicated Facebook page. … FACEBOOK PAGE.


We have started a dedicated Instagram for our quick visual RV related stories. … INSTAGRAM


We are now on Twitter, come and say hello… TWITTER

What Our YouTube Viewers are Saying

Stephen – Country Vanlife TV

Exciting times for sure all the best to you both I’m watching. If I can help in any way with my limited experience just msg me Mucka !

Dave, Mal & Sally the Lab – Silvertop Motorhomers

“What an RV and an amazing project it is going to be. Can’t wait to follow up with progress and We believe that it will look a million dollars once completed”.


BLAKE’S 4 ON TOUR. Motorhome Adventures

“That is some project you’ve got there! Eugghh , those dead flies! Look forward to watching your progress!”

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