Last weekend Jerba was in Torridon doing something just a bit different. The Celtman triathlon (www.cxtri.com ) is billed as one of the toughest endurance events on the planet. Competitors start off with a 3.5k swim in the icy cold waters of Loch Torridon and then follow that with a … Read more
The definition of a campervan is fairly straight forward with the Collins dictionary describing a campervan as; “a van which is equipped with beds and cooking equipment so that you can live, cook and sleep in it.” For us, a campervan is much more than that, it is the opportunity for adventure at a moment’s notice, it is a base for extreme sports, it is connecting with family and it is being that little bit closer to nature and that extra bit further from the rush hour traffic jam!
She’s big and grey like an elephant and so, we reasoned, our van’s name ought to be “Nellie”. As in Nellie the Elephant? Ok, it works for us. But more often than not, she simply gets referred to as “base camp”, because our fabulous, long wheelbase Jerba campervan has been the start and ending point of some of our most memorable adventures.
A solar panel on the roof of your camper van can dramatically increase your independence. In the summer months, the right size and quality of panel will produce sufficient amps to run your fridge, lights and water pump without the need to plug into 230v mains power or drive the vehicle to recharge the leisure battery.