A few Campervanculture subscribers headed off for the Easter bank holiday for a few nights in our campervans. The first night was a great wild camping spot in The Brecon Beacons suggested to us by fellow CampervanCulture subscriber Leon Lewis next to some great waterfalls. We then did another three nights in The Gower at Carreglwyd Caravan And Camping Site at Port Eynon as its right on the beach and not a bad campsite at all. There are some great walks to be had in the area and it made a nice change to go away and not do major mechanical repairs, in fact it was so chilled and laid back I forgot to get the camera out for most of the time but this is a snippet of what we all got up to.
While looking through some old video just now this one cropped up from a couple of years ago. A post was put up on the UK Syncronautes forum and a plan was hatched to drive across Germany to Mammut Park to attend the 25 year anniversary celebrations. How many would turn up for the convoy was unknown but a good few did make it and an awesome few days was to be had.
A weekend away with some fellow CampervanCulture.com subscibers turned into a mission when the vehicles suffered mechanical failures – 3 driveshafts, 3 cv joints, 3 cv boots, broken steering rack, one slashed tire and one snapped drop link!!
It was a case of bad luck for one of the vans owned by Syncro nut Alan Hayes in his RHD 1.9 mTDI panel van/camper that had most of the issues that contributed to us taking 13 hours to do the Strata Florida trail / greenlane in South Wales. We have got to give Freds Garage a big THANK YOU from CampervanCulture for bailing us out and coming to the rescue by allowing us to use the workshop and a ramp to get sorted as well as providing Alan with a steering rack, CV joints and good old moral support to get things moving again.
Freds Garage is run by a great bunch of guys and fellow CampervanCulture subscribers that do everything from MOTs to servicing and repairs on any campervan and can be found at,
Telephone: 01554 772 341
Despite the dramas a great fun packed weekend was had as its not always about the driving but the laughs you have with mates doing it…