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 salvage 1986 American 5.7 litre V8 Ford RV in July 2021. Our plan is to spend the rest of 2021 and early 2022 renovating the RV to a nice condition vehicle, from what was a pretty poor state, having been off the road for many years. Please do follow us on our journey to renovate the RV, then trips around the UK from the middle of 2022, 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
Our Youtube Channel
On Saturday 2nd July we slept out in the RV motorhome overnight camping on the front garden, the ultimate staycation, but not quite a wild camping adventure lol. We connected the electric hook up into the house, so we had electric just as we might have at a commercial campsite. Did we have a good peaceful night’s sleep?
In this area of the website we take you to some lovely campsite and park up locations around the UK. We try to choose either free or low cost locations, and we are happy to share our travel experiences with you.
We have started a YouTube channel to share our RV life experiences. Please subscribe to the channel. … YOUTUBE
We have started a dedicated Facebook page. … FACEBOOK PAGE.
We are now on Twitter, come and say hello… TWITTER
What Our YouTube Viewers are Saying
Stephen – Country Vanlife UK
“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!”
Helen & Karl – Roaming In Raymond
“What an amazing transformation. You should all be really, really proud of yourselves”.
Andy & Jan – Many Fun Adventures
“Just unbelievable the job you’ve all done on the RV. It looked like a proper right-off wreck when you had it”.
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