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Hi there from the other side...

Postby Star Six » July 15th, 2015, 3:28 pm

...of the Channel!

Found your site today via rubberrat's post in our german forum.

My wife Janina and myself (Joerg) have been Truck Camping (as the americans like to call it) since 2009. Our first demountable camper was a 2001 Lance 915 which we sold in 2011. Then we had a new Outfitter Apex 8 Popup Camper shipped to Hamburg/Germany from Colorado. The camper is called "Britney, the popup princess". After all, her predecessor was the "Bog Queen".

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The demountable is on a 2008 Chevy Silverado 2500HD, single cab, long bed truck. With no 4x4, but running on LPG/propane.

Here are some pictures of Britney:
https://goo.gl/photos/1KURMEFcbGpUWrkK7

We live in the Saarland in SW Germany, about an hour away from Luxembourg and within walking distance from the french border. Most of our trips are local weekend trips within a range of 300km or less. Once or twice a year we go on longer vacations. This year's main trip will take us to a demountable meet in northern Germany, not to far from Kiel. That is about as far from here as the Mediterranean Sea...

Thanks for reading,
*6

Edit: Link modified - maybe this one works...
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Re: Hi there from the other side...

Postby zildjian » July 15th, 2015, 3:55 pm

Sorry Joerg, link not working can you email me a picture and I'll add it here (unless you can do it yourself)

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Re: Hi there from the other side...

Postby lamp-it » July 15th, 2015, 3:57 pm

Hello Star, welcome to group yes if you have some pictures please post them up
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Re: Hi there from the other side...

Postby derestrictor » July 15th, 2015, 8:00 pm

hello Star, welcome to the site
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Re: Hi there from the other side...

Postby TrueDink » July 16th, 2015, 11:34 am

Hello and Welcome.
Nissan NP300 Navara Tekna double cab
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Re: Hi there from the other side...

Postby Madmountainman » July 16th, 2015, 9:11 pm

Hallo und Willkommen.
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Re: Hi there from the other side...

Postby zildjian » July 16th, 2015, 9:21 pm

*6 I've added some images to your post I hope you don't mind

Britney looks great :D
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Re: Hi there from the other side...

Postby zildjian » July 16th, 2015, 9:27 pm

and....

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Richard hébergement gratuit

where is this please?
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Re: Hi there from the other side...

Postby lamp-it » July 16th, 2015, 9:47 pm

Import may have been expensive, loks lovely though that outfit :roll:
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Re: Hi there from the other side...

Postby Star Six » July 22nd, 2015, 10:12 am

Hi all, sorry for the delay in responding and thanks for the warm welcome! We were on a short weekend tour :-)

The picture above is from the main street of a small village by the name of Heuchelheim-Klingen (which is the twin capital of Germany as it claims to have the largest percentage of twin births of the country). It is a very small and lovely village in the eastern slopes of the palatin mountains (Pfälzer Berge), not far from the Rhine plains. It is a frequent stop for us when we travel eastward, as it is about as far as we can go after a working day when we start a trip right from the office. And there is a vinery there where you can officially park your motorhome for a small fee (http://www.campercontact.com/en/germany/rheinland-pfalz-zo/heuchelheim-klingen/2954/motorhome-parking-weingut-edmund-meyer-sohn.aspx). Their wine is pretty good, too.

Re. pricey... when we bought the camper, the dollar rate was working in our favour. The total price (camper, shipping, taxes, tolls) was still significantly less than for a new Nordstar or Tischer. Still, it is an adventure as you have no (actual) legal recourse if something goes wrong. There were a couple of issues that we needed to fix ourselves - but a demountable is not rocket sciene and we got it all sorted out :-)
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