About this blog

This blog is the diary of a Nissan NV200 SE dci van converted into a compact but well equipped camper van. Dinkums Camper. Now a Drivelodge Nevada

Sometimes my scribings may not seem relevant to Campervans. I love life, however, and just want to share my thoughts with others.

The actual conversion work was completed in 2013.

You can scroll down, month by month, back to the start of the blog. Just click on the relevant month in Archives

Some of the photographs will enlarge when clicked. If you see any image which you object to please contact me via Comments. It is NOT our intention to infringe any copyright

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We actively seek your comments and contributions

For 2016 and beyond, we shall be posting reports on actually using the Campervan. Sometimes towing an Elddis Xplore 302 SE caravan. We love all things ” Motorhome” and campervan including VW.

please see our sister Blog   http://www.bowtopblog.wordpress.com  which is the diary of making a copy of a Bow Top Gypsy caravan. I did not want to “dilute” this Blog too much with diversions,hence a seperate Blog for the Bow Top Vardo.

10 Responses to “About this blog”

  1. simon williams August 25, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    Hi Dinkum
    Been following your blog for a while now. Thought you might like to see some pics of my NV that I recently finished converting. If you send me your e-mail address I’ll send them on to you.

  2. Bernd October 10, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    Take a Look at http://www.campvan.eu, it is our bavarian Projekt for nv200

  3. Allan Mcevoy February 8, 2016 at 1:13 pm #

    Hi Dinkum
    First time on your blog, just finished, well nearly, my NV200 conversion and loving it.
    Happy to post pics if you want them
    Do you know if the passenger seat can swivel and where to get parts

    • Dinkum February 8, 2016 at 5:46 pm #

      Hi Allan, welcome to the Blog ! We would love to see your photos and publish them on the Blog. The passenger seat can be made to swivel. You will need a “universal” set of slides for fore and aft movement plus a “universal” swivel mechanism. I have published details some time ago.Aavailable from EBay., not specific to NV200. I will seek the info out and either re-publish and/or email you so that you can forward photos to me. Thanks for your interest! “DINKUM”

  4. CD July 5, 2016 at 10:13 am #

    Thanks for all the info regarding the NV200, very helpful indeed. Shoot me an email when you get a chance please. Thank you

    • Dinkum July 5, 2016 at 3:39 pm #

      Thanks Cammy for your kind comments. Are you working on an NV200 or do you have one? Or perhaps looking to buy one?

  5. Andy October 26, 2016 at 6:42 pm #

    Hi, I just thought that you might be interested in this article about this new Electric NV200 mobile office.


    • Dinkum October 26, 2016 at 8:14 pm #

      Thanks for the Link. I will post it in it’s own page shortly. An interesting concept!Cheers

  6. Kate October 7, 2019 at 10:22 am #

    Hi, I have an NV200 Campervan conversion and need new front tyres on 14 inch wheels. I have looked at various camper tyres to give me better front grip but they are not made in 14 ins. Do you have any recommendations from your experience?

    • Dinkum October 8, 2019 at 3:46 am #

      Hi kate, front wheel drive camper vans and motorhomes, from my experience are NOT the best off road on muddy campsites.We got stuck at the Vie en Bleu, Bugatti hill climb with our Microlite caravan on the back. If you go off road frequently I would search for ” all terrain” 14 inch XL tyres. Loads to choose from. But a word of caution. From my rallying days, some chunky tread, off road tyres are NOT the best for high speed road use in the dry as they can tend to overheat. I have heard from some users that ” intermediate” ( compromise) tyres like those used on some ambulances work well but not sure I have seen any in 14 inch. Hope this helps.

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