NV200 based coachbuilt from A to Z

3 Jun

Found some more information about the 2016 concept LE Type 1 Alpha shown at the Japan Camping Car Show.

Thanks again to Martin for finding this Gem.

A compact, proper little Motorhome based on a very reliable NV200.

There appears to be a few different interior layout options. I particularly favour the dinette which features swivel cab seat (s).

In the video below , you can make out a rear corner shower room. It takes a porta potti as shown here.

£32,000 equiv in Japan !  There is another version on video below.

It looks like a very usable package . I would love to do a walk round of the real item.

This is the East Neuk Cub for comparison. Please see the video of the A to Z “Alpha” below.

A Japanese coachbuilt NV200 Motorhome.

2 Jun

Martin is still pulling goodies from the barrel ! Look at this Gem. It is the most serious alternative to our current camper perhaps pipping the East Neuk Cub at the finishing Line.

If there is a Petrol version to ward off any future Lib-Dem anti-diesel impositions, then it’s heaven on earth!

   Now don’t be shy…… Come and have some major surgery done. LOL

Thanks, yet again Martin. What a star !

COMMENT from Almarich.     Although he liked this Motorhome and thought it suitable for  German and Scandinavian users, he spotted something that I had missed. There is no cooking hob or grill fitted. There does appear to be space for a combi, washbasin/hob where the current washbasin is fitted however.

Well spotted Almarich and thanks for contacting the Blog.

More dreaming of cosy camper vans

1 Jun

Some self built camper vans have the most attractive , cosy atmospheres. Here are a few to get you motivated. To get away from it all. To get a cosy night’s rest. To relax.

You don’t have to be laying down…………..

But I think that it helps to be totally prone……………..

Even when sharing your boudoir with a covered spare wheel, you can be guaranteed a good night’s rest!

I love the fresh air from the pop top and the sound of birdsong in the morning!

Campervan dreaming.

31 May

Had lots of time to dream about our next trip away whilst painting the coping stones on our front wall. Very therapeutic !

Found these wonderful images to share with this in mind.

Click on the pics to zoom in.

Our next few nights away could be on a campsite adjacent to an old friend’s canalside cottage for their Summer party. A lovely little, child free, site, which is not in itself an important factor for us as we love kids, but at night you can hear the overflow from the nearby locks, gurgling gently and soothing you to sleep.

Got to turn the dream into reality. Get that site booked.

An electrifying Pickup and talk of Armour.

30 May

I recently showed some photos of some very Macho, XXL Pickup trucks from the USA., but here we have an E-NV200 pickup truck Lite. Does not quite hit the spot for me. A bit like drinking a Bud Lite on a cold “Gold Label” type of night !

Took a day off from repainting at home today to visit Chirk Castle near Wrexham. Having recently spent almost four weeks being chauffered around eastern coastal areas of the USA., it was brilliant to make the country drive in my prized NV200 once more. I genuinely enjoy handling our little camper, especially on the curving rural roads to the west of our home.

The head of the family which rented the Castle from 1911 to 1946, apparently was a medieval age aficionado and he had a suit of armour made for himself. It can be seen in the upstairs window below. He would wear this around the house and supposedly even ate breakfast whilst wearing it.

I did see some “armour” for the NV200 including a blingy stainless steel front grill cover and rear window armoured grills.

Will this become the norm for the Post-Election civil war between the “Dad’s Army” of  Brexiteers and the Liberal Millenial , Corbyn voters? LOL.

This NV200 camper van even has the stub of it’s own “Battle Tower”

NO !    This East Neuk Nissan Cub is far too good to be joked about. I would love one!

A reflection on Peace and where to search for Campsites

24 May

Looking back to the 1960s, during the Hippy movement and the promotion of Flower Power, the VW “bus” became a symbol of peace and love for many young people, both here, in the UK and the USA and beyond.

We are now back in the UK and starting a long haul of Summer chores around the house. Daydreaming of where to visit next with our camping “combo” of NV200 and small caravan. The horror of the Manchester Arena attack has me yearning for the anti-violence, but quiet,  campaigning of my youth.

Regular and frequent campers will know of times when , isolated on some remote campsite or beachside location, a fellow camper needed some help. From my own experience, the overwhelmingly vast majority of fellow campers are quick to pull out all the stops, give their time and sometimes money or wordly goods to assist.

I have seen engine repairs carried out at the side of a road, tyres taken for repair, spares collected from a local town and provision of food to the more forgetful. Toast anyone? How about bacon and eggs? Let alone giving unfortunate people lifts to and from a local hospital. Hoping we can return to those happier times.

             Where to look for that haven to stay for a few nights ?

ukcampsites.co.uk          In my humble opinion, one of the best places to search for a campsite !

see  http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/           Have a look for yourself. See you there ! Peace Man !


You cannot get further away from an NV200 camper van. The US., RV Scene

15 May

  Something smaller?

Smaller still?

If, you have a  4×4 Pickup, you can fit a backpacker or go “Fifth Wheel”

never mind the Quality ! Feel the width ! and as for the length……….

  Would you like to go large with your order Sir?

  Warning ! Driver training advisary !

Just throw the NV200 campervan on the little rack to the rear. We could use a little Kiddy House !