Our 1st. Van “Escargo”…

This is our faithful van, which we take to Europe each year. Up mountains or down into valleys, this van goes everywhere!


It is a Talbot Express Autohomes Avalon high-top camper-van/motor-home. Born in 1992 and lovingly cared for since,(we look after it – it looks after us, fair deal ). A two litre petrol engine with no frills takes care of all we ask of it. No fancy abbreviation stuff like P.A.S., A.B.S., C.L., A.C., E.W., T.C. and such.

On the domestic side it is on a par with modern vans. With duel fuel pressured hot and cold water in both galley and washroom, three way fridge, oven, grill and two burners, ducted blown hot air heating, electric flush loo, shower, double-bed, both swivel cab-seats, lots of storage arears and most important; a small wine locker.

We load the bare minimum of gear, say farewell to those at home and explore from John o’ Groats to Vienna and many, many wonderful places East and West between.

Read of some of the places ……………………..

2 Responses to Our 1st. Van “Escargo”…

  1. George says:

    Hello Bob, sorry I’ve only now answered your comment only I haven’t accessed our blog for a while. Glad you have enjoyed your van, they do help to build memories for the future. All the very best to you both and hope life isn’t too difficult for you.

  2. Bob campbell says:

    Yes that’s the way to do it out and about .get best out of your life while you are here .I have same van wife in nursing home now so regrettable have to sell next year .Victoria as we call her has every mechanical part changed over the last two years .I wish you well and good health on your travels .Bob

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