Family holiday to France in our Devon

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Re: Family holiday to France in our Devon

Post by type21f » Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:04 pm

Sure I just saw 8BUS going North on the A38.... whilst sat in the jam called Roadworks going south?
Was it you Richard?


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Re: Family holiday to France in our Devon

Post by 8 8US » Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:15 pm

type21f wrote:Sure I just saw 8BUS going North on the A38.... whilst sat in the jam called Roadworks going south?
Was it you Richard?


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Graham it was us, pitched up outside RAF Cranwell to collect number 1 son tomorrow, nice steady drive, might try a different route back though seeing that queue tonight.
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Re: Family holiday to France in our Devon

Post by Bathtub57 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:45 pm

Great to see your van being used as intended nearly 50 years on! Looks like a fun trip and some happy family memories.
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Re: Family holiday to France in our Devon

Post by 65DEVY » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:05 am

Great trip and good to see the Devon used as it should be, even cooking on the Dudley - fantastic!
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Re: Family holiday to France in our Devon

Post by Lovejoy » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:29 am

Cheers for all the comments! We had a great time :D :D
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Re: Family holiday to France in our Devon

Post by ramjetvw » Sun Dec 11, 2016 9:05 am

Very beautiful story lovejoy. I hope to get to do that in mine

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Re: Family holiday to France in our Devon

Post by Lovejoy » Tue Dec 19, 2017 11:54 am

Thankyou ramjetvw.

I meant to update this thread in the summer but never got round to it. Well we talked about it being a tight squeeze for 4 of us in the Devon so in January we bought a '64 Eriba Pan. We really wanted a Puck but they seemed to be getting more expensive by the minute! The Pan is a little rough round the edges but solid, original and perfectly usable. Its probably better for us instead of a puck as we've got a bit more room. With it being an early Pan its smaller than the later ones, and is more similar to the earlier fauns. I fitted an autocraft removable towbar which is a great bit of kit. We had a week in Devon at http://www.northmortefarm.co.uk/ which we recommend, and then spent a week in Lincolnshire at the inlaws. Its been great using the Pan, and we'll hopefully use it more next year.

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This is camping at my parents house just after fitting the towbar.

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Beautiful view overlooking Rockam Beach, a short walk from the campsite

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And this is at the inlaws
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