Members Campers

Welcome, how can we help ?
please add your town/camper/vehicle to profile please Ta

Re: Members Campers

Postby Black Countryman » 21 Dec 2015 19:49

Hi everyone,

We have become proud new owners of a Northstar 700DL which we will be putting on top of our Ford Ranger.

We are new to demountables but have had a 1982 VW T25 camper for several years. I was thinking of upgrading to a demountable for some time and when the old camper suffered a terminal illness while on the back of a big yellow taxi after I managed to burn the clutch out on the beach at Abersoch I decided to go for it.

Image

Why did I want a demountable?

    1. I wanted something bigger than the old camper with a built in toilet (to avoid the middle of the night trek after a few beers).
    2. I wanted a fixed bed
    3. I wanted something that would have a tow bar for my sailing dinghies
    4. I didn't want to drag our holiday home about with us while I'm away
    5. My wife wanted to be able to use the vehicle while I am sailing. The old camper was too much trouble to move once it had been leveled up, the pop top popped, the awning set up and the gas & electricity set up and she complained about being stuck on site.
    6. The vehicle needs to be my daily drive and robust enough to stand up to an active life dragging boats and transporting our dogs.

As you can see, the Northstar demountable ticks all the boxes and after a few months of research followed by search and bidding we think we have found our ideal mobile home.

Now we are just waiting for a bit of decent weather early in the new year and we will be off for our shakedown weekend. If all goes well I will hopefully convince Black Countrywoman that a trip to northern France in July to coincide with the Tour de France visiting Normandy would be a good idea.
User avatar
Black Countryman
 
Posts: 28
Joined: 21 Dec 2015 18:10
Location: Kingswinford
Vehicle: Northstar

Re: Members Campers

Postby zildjian » 21 Dec 2015 20:20

Sure Tony no problem, post me them at slowdown.richard @gmail.com and for now I'll add them till you sort out picture hosting

You are treading a well worn path from VW ownership to here there are lots of people like that as members and a few of them into their boats as well so can we see pics of that too?
User avatar
zildjian
Site Admin
 
Posts: 8897
Joined: 08 Sep 2013 16:30
Location: Tooooo far from the coast!
Vehicle: Hilux/SKarosser

Re: Members Campers

Postby lamp-it » 21 Dec 2015 22:57

Welcome to the mad house Black Countryman, I like your outfit those Northstar look really good don't they
Rob
lamp-it
 
Posts: 204
Joined: 16 Sep 2014 17:19

Re: Members Campers

Postby Big Jim » 21 Dec 2015 23:11

And a welcome from me , also a black country man , also with a Northstar also with an (older) Ranger.
Jim
User avatar
Big Jim
 
Posts: 286
Joined: 25 Feb 2015 10:19
Location: Wolverhampton
Vehicle: Suntrekker

Re: Members Campers

Postby keeflester » 21 Dec 2015 23:30

A welcome from me too. Ranger owner and ex Northstar owner. We had a 750DL on our Supercab ranger, very comfortable and a bit luxurious. Enjoy your new rig and be sure to come back here often for the craic.
2003 Ford Ranger 2.5 TD 109 Supercab, sold to Simon
Tandy Pony, sold
Northstar 750, sold
K33F-built Penthouse Pee Pod, sold to Simon with the Ranger
Built the lozenge for my wee sister, its now finished and in regular use
Now converting a blue Tranny.
keeflester
 
Posts: 525
Joined: 24 Aug 2014 21:23
Location: Carradale Argyll and Bute Scotland, beside the sea
Vehicle: Ford Transit

Re: Members Campers

Postby Black Countryman » 22 Dec 2015 00:43

Thanks to everyone for the welcome.

For those who are interested, this is my usual boat (there are others but the less said about that when Black Countrywoman is about the better).

It's a bog standard Mirror Dinghy which, according to the class association, is over 40 years old. I've had it for about 10 years and it's probably the best £250 I've every spent for enjoyment and meeting people.

Image

This was taken at Abersoch last summer when I ticked 3 things off my bucket list in one weekend

1. Sailed a yacht thanks to a fellow sailing club member
2. Sailed my dinghy on the sea
3. Became the owner of an open topped vehicle (not as good as it sounds as it was my camper when the pop top blew away on the A5)
User avatar
Black Countryman
 
Posts: 28
Joined: 21 Dec 2015 18:10
Location: Kingswinford
Vehicle: Northstar

Re: Members Campers

Postby zildjian » 22 Dec 2015 09:05

Also you are welcome to join us next June for a weekend on South coast if yoyre both about,
Check out our 'RunAway South' thread for details

Richard
User avatar
zildjian
Site Admin
 
Posts: 8897
Joined: 08 Sep 2013 16:30
Location: Tooooo far from the coast!
Vehicle: Hilux/SKarosser

Re: Members Campers

Postby TrueDink » 22 Dec 2015 16:09

Hello and Welcome from an ex Northstar owner. Hope you enjoy your New toy.
Nissan NP300 Navara Tekna double cab
S.Karosser EC6L-2.0
User avatar
TrueDink
 
Posts: 455
Joined: 02 Sep 2014 12:48
Location: Stanley, County Durham
Vehicle: S.Karosser EC6L-2.0

Re: Members Campers

Postby rubberrat » 22 Dec 2015 19:36

Sorry to come late to the party, but a big welcome from me too.
Yet another from the VW route. In fact I still have one.
You seem to have made the decision to go demountable for all the right reasons.

They are not for everyone but I think ideal for you.

Quite a few yachty boaty types on here too - they go hand in hand.
Chevrolet 3.0 LUV Tischer Trail 200
User avatar
rubberrat
 
Posts: 935
Joined: 25 Aug 2014 20:54
Location: North Norfolk - Near the coast
Vehicle: Tischer Trail &

Re: Members Campers

Postby Alexd » 22 Dec 2015 19:40

And a hello from here as well (from another newbie) 8-)
User avatar
Alexd
 
Posts: 819
Joined: 20 Oct 2015 22:44
Location: home again home again!
Vehicle: Ford

PreviousNext

Return to New members, say hello

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron