Well, since about 2018 I've been fishing with the idea of getting a motorhome, y'know the whole #vanlife movement appeals to my inner-hippie; except there is no-way I realistically follow that dream - although I am now nicely in a position where I can work "remote" a lot more than I used to.
Then COVID-19 kicked in the past few years & my plans got shelved. I then returned Betsy back to Valley Gas for the few minor changes at the start of 2022...and I started to think to myself, whilst we have literally spent every spare penny on Betsy since 2011, maybe it's now time to spend some money on "us". I mean myself, the missus and Libby the cat #libbycattravels
We went and had a look at a few motorhomes to get a guage on interior designs and what might work for us (and the cat), and we relatively quickly managed to find a "rare" Kontiki 635 motorhome. It was a top-of-the-range model in 2015, so it literally has everything fitted to it - it doesn't need anything else doing - all done.
My plan was to have a tow-bar fitted, so I can pull Betsy behind on a trailer - yes, I know I've always said Betsy will never be a "trailer queen", but y'know, times change. It also means that we can travel further distances for "shows / events", drop the car off & stay in a nice luxury motorhome without paying hotel prices etc...
anyway, long story short here is our mini-house on wheels - it's just another awesome kustom vehicle :-)
....and of course 6 hours after owning the motorhome, I crunched it!... d'oh!
It was my own mistake, I allowed myself to get pressured by people sitting in their cars, whilst I was blocking the road attempting to reverse onto my driveway - it was a tigher fit than I expected to get between the posts and I rushed - lesson learnt, f--k em, they can wait for as long as it takes.
I've now also "removed" about 4ft of the wall to allow for a greater swing in/ swing out angle.
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