Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pair of French campers

The exodus of RVs from Europe continues apace with a pair of French owned vehicles showing up this week. On Monday it was a Ford Transit (European version) with BluCamp body.

Since 2009 Nat and Jean, the couple that run this rig have crossed Europe, southeast Asia, Australia, South, Central and North America, and maintain a web site documenting their travels. It has some wonderful photography and is well worth a look:

They did experience some mechanical problems this year which held them up for seven weeks and prevented them from reaching their original goal of Alaska. European version Ford Transit parts are not available in the US or Canada, but can be found in Central and South America.

Their friends Eliane and Jean Michel arrived yesterday in an older model Citroën Jumper with Challenger body. This morning they were preparing to drop it off at the Fairview Cove container terminal for the trip home to France.
This rig was stolen in Chile and when eventually found had been stripped of all usable parts. The doughty owners refitted it  and bought all new equipment and carried on for another three years touring through South Central and North America!

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