after owning a caravan for a few years and not having any outfit for the past 3 years we are now back in the game with our just purchased Bedford CF280 Campervan. We pick it up from Essex in 2 weeks time. Its the same age as me (34) but it was bang on our budget, looks very tidy and my hubby is going to be in his element doing jobs on it ready for a weekend to France in July. We are very excited!!!
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I will look out for you if you pass this way, as I live on the Herts/Essex border. I couldn't miss a Bedford CF. A coach company I drove for years ago had a CF minibus on its fleet, and I drove it occasionally.
Enjoy your "new" campervan!
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enjoy your campervan I have recently changed from a twin axle caravan to a fiat tribute campervan due to health problems I was not able to set the caravan up without many stops for breath so now Ive changed its a case of on site connect electric and kettle on
I am so excited, already planning next years adventures! as well this July we are also going back to France this August for the bank holiday weekend. We had booked a Eurocamp site in a mobile home but now we have Valarie (that's what we have named her) we can cancel the mobile home!
How lovely to hear someone really enthused with the prospect of new adventures. We too are getting ready for a trip in June with our newly acquired motorhome after many years of caravanning in France. Good luck and enjoy Valerie.
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our whole family had great fun using my late parents' Beford CF pop top camper van. I hope that you have memorable and great times with yours.
It was a 2.3 litre automatic. Resprayed in white over orange like a classic VW. Lovely to drive and use as a camper!
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We had a Bedford Advantura Campervan. It was a 7 berth job and was luxury on wheels.
The cooling system was rigged to run through a worm in the hot water tank so that even on the road, you had loads of hot water for washing.
On the downside, the Bedford engine was a bitch to work on as it is on a slope and the tappets are a PITA to set.
Also be careful if you have to replace the cylinder head gasket as the same "looking" engines have different heads and getting the right gasket can be a pain.
Went yesterday to Essex to collect her and she is now sat on our drive...we absolutely love her! Despite her age she is ready to go although we are going to put our touch on it and bring a few things up to date...first trip in just over 4 weeks time to Northern France :)