Monday, May 31, 2010
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Thursday, May 27, 2010
The Nullarbor Plain occupies an area of about 200,000 square kilometers and is the largest single piece of limestone in the world . Not many people live on the largely uninhabitable Nullarbor Plain land, and the majority of communities are made up of campgrounds, a bar, a gas station and a motel. While several of these roadhouses are clean and lively, many are not. Rather than taking a chance on the accommodation choices you will find by the road, it may be a better idea to opt for a campervan hire instead. And lest you think the road is only dust and flatland, let me tell you that it's not. The Nullarbor Plain is one of Australia's great iconic drives with beaches and caves to discover as well as the dazzling cliffs of the Great Australian Bight, which are located along the country's southern coastline. Forget crowded resort towns, on this coast there is nothing but cliffs, water and sky. A sight not soon forgotten.
A word of warning to anyone attempting the Nullarbar Plain journey: watch out for the kangeroos. The kangeroos will often make their way on to the road, especially at night when they emerge to drink the forming dew, and need to be watched for when driving. Also keep in mind that the climate in the area is that of a desert, generally extremely hot during the day and intensely cold at night with little rainfall.
Photo courtesy of Australian Traveller
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Lady GaGa performing at Oxegen 2009 (Courtesy of VH1)
Comfy camper or muddy tent? You decide.
(Photo courtesy of Software4Students)
Diverse music, fairs, autograph tents and a variety of food options--the Oxegen Festival certainly has something for everyone. So jump into your campervan and head over, this event is something that everyone should take part in at least once in their lifetime.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Thinking of taking a road trip in a motorhome, RV, or campervan? Start your journey at www.motorhomeroadtrip.com
Whether you're planning to drive over the red earth of Australia's outback, get up close to the amazing wildlife in a South African game reserve, or holiday in the awesome grandeur of Alaska, you'll find plenty of valuable information, advice and planning tools to make your trip memorable on motorhomeroadtrip.com
Learn about the 'must visit' locations and attractions in each country . Plan a self drive itinerary that makes the most of every one of your precious vacation days. Calculate your travel times and gas consumption, get expert advice from RV legends, watch RV travel videos, and even find the best motorhome hire and rv rental deals. It's all there on one website: www.motorhomeroadtrip.com
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- For Italy Motorhome Rental and Information visit
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Driving MiniHome is an addictive experience. Acceleration and cornering are much like the original VW. But one does have to negotiate a few trial turns in order to gain confidence in its roll stability. MiniHome is much more stable than it looks. After a few minutes behind the wheel, the pleasure of driving such a small vehicle, in comparison to other RVs, begins to take effect. MiniHome has the same nimble feel that Beetle owners have always enjoyed in their stock VWs. The only detriment is limited rear visibility, similar to that of many other RVs. Also, maximum speed is reduced about 10 mph, and fuel economy suffers slightly because of increased air resistance at highway speeds.
MiniHome is built like any other camper using 1 x 2 structural members covered with paneling on the inside and conventional corrugated skin on the outside. Click on the bottom image in the left margin to retrieve an exploded view rendering of MiniHome's construction. Construction costs should run about $1500, plus the cost of the VW.RV Rental through Cheap-RV-Rental.com?
- To the *****head from Denver standing out the side of the road skinning out a dead Coyote. I understand that it was road kill and that you didn't shoot it. My problem is your lack of common sense. Everyone driving by sees you standing there with your buck knife gutting this damn thing. Do you think they know it was road kill? Every widow from Cheyenne to San Francisco that drove by and saw you standing there with your prize had there cell phones in hand faster than Wyatt Earp could pull a six iron.
- And to the Californian who stopped to help the deer that had been hit. You're mad at me because I wouldn't call a vet? Are you nuts lady? This is the wilderness not The Bon Macy's. We do not call veterinarians for road kill.
- To the kid that pointed the airsoft M-16 out of your car window at me as we passed on the highway, I'm sorry I made your dad wet his pants when I pulled you all from the car at gunpoint but hey, your the one who took the orange top off of your toy and don't you think that you being 16 means your old enough to know better? Hell, I damn near had my own private heart attack because of you. What am I supposed to think when I see a Cadillac with California plates and a big black gun barrel pointed at me?
- To the guy taking a crap on the side of the road, do you think that just because your on the passengers side of your RV doesn't mean we can't see you squatting there on the asphalt? There's a whole forest ten feet away! When I came around the corner and saw that I almost crashed into a friggin tree!
- To the guy who stole one of our ATV's. Don't you think you should have painted it a different color or did something to change its appearance before you start riding it around the same area you stole it from?
If you live in the UK and prospects of an Icelandic volcano are keeping you home this summer, check out Dorset Cereal's great VW Giveway. From there website:
Yes, we’re giving away our VW Campervan in a special free prize draw! But be quick, we’ll be picking the winner on 2nd June!
You might remember that last year we gave you the chance to win one with special packs of our mueslis. No one has managed to win it yet, so we’ve decided to give our own Campervan away in a free prize draw. One lucky winner will be driving this around over the summer!
It’s a wonderful Volkswagen T2 Danbury RIO with a sunroof, fridge and built in deluxe cooker with grill. All you need to do is fill in the quick form on the right and we’ll put your name in the hat to win it.
click here for more details on the VW Campervan Giveway and click here to read more about Dorset Cereals.
Of Course if you don't win (shameless plug coming) you can always check some great deals on campervan rental at CheapMotorhomes.co.uk
Monday, May 3, 2010
With a 170ft drop below, Daniel Lyons could have done with knowing what Michael Caine's brainwave was at the end of The Italian Job which has a similar scene as its climax. Nonetheless the 34-year-old was saved by rescuers in Colorado in the U.S. after he had careered down the rock face in the Dodge camper van. Terrified, he'd desperately tried to balance the weight of the van to prevent him from plunging to his death. But in his confusion he climbed in the back - which was already hanging off the cliff - exaggerating the balance of the vehicle. As a result, rescue crews who raced to the scene of the accident found Daniel cowering in the swaying vehicle. They managed to manoeuvre him from the van and up the cliff face before he was airlifted to hospital where he was treated for minor injuries.
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It’s basically a two-seater single-engine aircraft that doubles as a miniature cottage. While it doesn’t have anywhere near the luxuries of a bus-sized motorhome, it does manage to include a bed, a dining table, a fridge, a stove, a toilet, a shower, a water pump, and a heater making it considerably more comfortable than your standard tent. And since the Private Explorer comes with the option of adding floats, instead of just visiting the lake, you can use it as your actual runway. Understandably the Private Explorer will set you back about $102,000 ($130,000 CDN) which is pretty much what a well-equipped motorhome would run you. Though I’m not sure which one would have the higher gas bill.
If you are looking for a more down to earth way of exploring Canada, check out RVRentalSaleFinderCanada.com for great deals on Canada RV Rental.
If you are looking for some great motorhome rentals for your holiday in Germany, checkout MotorhomeRental.de
Nigel Isted is 34 years old and president of the Splitscreen Volkswagen Club. He lives and breathes everything campervan and is the proud owner of a beaten up 1960?s bus that has been in need of some TLC ever since he bought it.
If you are UK and would rather hire a campervan than restore one (lets face it, its a lot easier) - check out CheapMotorhomes.co.uk!