Camper Van Man Blog


4×4 Fiat Ducato Campervan Prototype

It doesn’t look like Fiat will become the first ever commercial vehicle manufacturer to go into production with a 4×4 camper but they’ve certainly turned a few heads with this new prototype. It’s a...


The #vanlife Instagram Thing

I’ve been following #vanlife for a while now on Instagram and there have been some great videos posted of the core crew of van fans in the US, but The Atlantic have just posted...


Dreaming Of My Next Conversion

You know when you’ve almost managed to convince yourself that you’ve got a really good argument for doing something that you probably really shouldn’t? Well I’m right there with this idea for my next...


Habitat Melamine Campervan Crockery

Like you we’re always on the look out for nicer tupperware (see you in Lakeland!) and finally a decent high street (?) brand has come up trumps with something colourful, durable and light. Pop...

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GRP Camper High Top Roof Polish

I found mixed information on how to tackle the annual renewal of a campervan high top so thought I’d throw together my efforts on video. It’s all a bit hand held but I think...


Surrey Hills wild camp & Volksworld 2015

With the weather finally warming and greenery starting to sprout we headed out to camp an hour nearer Volksworld to try to avoid the awful queues we’d heard dogged the event (this is our first...

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Scotland’s own Route 66: campervan nirvana?

I drove the NC500! Full story, pics & video here 🙂 Article reposted from Scotland unveils scenic North Coast 500 route taking in fairy tale castles, beaches and ruins The NC500 is a brand...


VW LT 4×4 High Top Camper Conversion

Over on there’s a very cool restoration project going on on a Volkswagen LT 4×4 which had seen better days. It’s a very high class top end restoration, right back to the metal on...


Expedition Vehicles: EarthRoamer

American’s have been doing great off-road vehicles for some time. The EarthRoamer XV-LTS is seriously industrial though, and what’s particularly interesting about this video is that they take the ‘European-style’ cassette toilet as part...

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Camping Huttopia, Versailles, Paris

Address, long/lat: Website. 31, rue Berthelot 78000 Versailles. 48.794261, 2.161026. Google maps link. Star rating:  What we didn’t like: no shop What we liked: closest you’ll get to the palace of Versailles in a campervan, easy...


Camping Le Sabot, Azay le Rideau, Loire

Address, long/lat: Website. Le Sabot 37190 Azay-le-Rideau. 47.258734, 0.469745. Google maps link. Star rating:  What we didn’t like: basic, cheaper campervan aire right next door What we liked: clean for age and level of comfort, very...


Camping La Venise Verte, Coulon, Marais Poitevin, Deux-Sèvres, Vendee

Address, long/lat: 178, rue des Bords de Sèvre 79510 COULONN. 46.315013, -0.609095. Google maps link. Star rating:  What we liked: lovely riverside location, shady, nice pool, play area, very quiet, boat & bike rental What...

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Aire at Challans, Loire Atlantic

Address, long/lat: 22-24 Boulevard Viaud Grand Marais 85300 Challans. 46.850764, -1.874466. Google maps link. Star rating:  What we liked: recreation field adjoining allowing you to get out of the van and run around, campervan services,...


Camping le Lac du Ribou, Cholet, Vienne

Address, long/lat: Allée Léon Mandin 49300 CHOLET. 47.036500, -0.841974. Google maps link. Star rating:  What we liked: great swimming pool complex, nice shady pitches, family friendly but also quiet, BBQs allowed What we didn’t like: no...


Aire nr Le Mans (Arnage), Sarthe

Address, long/lat: Rue du Port 72230 ARNAGE. 47.930323, 0.184115.Google maps link. Star rating:  What we liked: right on the river bank, campervan servicing facilities, lovely ride along the river, shops nearby What we didn’t like: small...


Aire at Oissel, Seine Maritime

Address, long/lat: Quai de Stalingrad, Oissel. 49.336676, 1.090349.Google maps link. Star rating:  What we liked: riverside, peaceful, water & chemical toilet facilities, free What we didn’t like: very little Riverside location Very peaceful free spot

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Aire at Le Touquet, Pas-de-Calais

Address, long/lat: Allée de la Royale air Force, 62520 Le Touquet-Paris-Plage. 50.514267, 1.618007. Google maps link. Star rating:  What we liked: quiet at night, free What we didn’t like: noise from the airport, a long...


Aire at Cayeux sur Mer, Picardie

Address, long/lat: Route Blanche 80410 Cayeux sur Mer. 50.214636, 1.552560. Google maps link. Star rating: What we liked: right next to the beach, sheltered, some shade, free What we didn’t like: simple, no facilities...


Aire at Cabaraceno Parc, nr Santander, Cantabria, Spain

What we liked: great rural location felt secure amongst other friendly vanners shops, bars & eating options nearby (and elephants!) What we didn’t like: quite a drive to get here Campervanman Star Rating:  4.5/5


Camping Playa Joyel, Noja, Cantabria, Spain

What we liked: nice pool area smart, large campsite near beach poulet roti on-site What we didn’t like: staff already looked pissed off even at the beginning of the season Campervanman Star Rating:  3.5/5


Camping La Isla, Potes, Picos de Europa, Spain

What we liked: rural and peaceful river bank location. Good base for the area clear air and lots of nature! quiet swimming pool What we didn’t like: a bit of a cycle ride to...