Meet Alan, Sue and Barney
Alan, his wife Sue, and their beautiful Labradoodle Barney use their campervan for an active retirement
I’d thought about owning a campervan for years before I took the plunge. Then my friend bought one, and redundancy meant I suddenly had spare cash. The campervan is the best thing I’ve ever bought. I love driving it – it’s so comfortable, and I can see above all the other cars. Sue loves it too.
We’d had a trailer tent and lots of package holidays in the past. Now we can explore more of the UK. Owning the campervan means we have so much freedom – if the sun is out, off we go! Best of all, we can take Barney, our gorgeous Labradoodle, with us. He loves it and enjoys plenty of attention wherever we go. He happily sits in his cage when I’m driving and joins us at night. Yes, this campervan bed is big enough for two adults and a big fluffy dog!
Another way the campervan has improved our lifestyle is that we’re renewing old friendships. We visited my wife’s friend in Scotland, after a gap of 50 years, and time just evaporated. We’re meeting another friend in Devon soon.
We’ve also had great UK holidays. In Scotland we drove the amazing North Coast 500 road, winding up through the mountains. The scenery was stunning and we often pulled over for a brew with a view. We’ve also been to Suffolk, Northumberland, the Isle of Wight, Devon and Cornwall. We use the van for day trips to Eastbourne, where Barney runs on the beach and we enjoy fish and chips. Most of all, our campervan allows me and Sue to spend lovely times together. We always have fun and it’s just so easy! We can walk to a pub for a meal, then stroll back to the van for the night. Our campervan is the best purchase I’ve ever made.
Meet Penny, Jasper and Harry
Penny had custom-made dog cages fitted into her VW Caledonia, for travelling to shows with her Westies Jasper and Harry
Jasper would like to say thank you to Sussex Campervans for his new camper. He and his brother Harry have been nice and cosy camping, ready for his first ‘Heel work to music’ competition of 2017.
It was -2°C the first night, but we were all lovely and snug inside, and it was so easy to get up and go in the morning, ready for the start of the show at 8am.
Jasper won two rosettes this weekend – 6th and 3rd place at Novice Level – not bad, as it’s the first time he’s competed!
I’m thoroughly enjoying all the trips out in the camper with the Westies – and even lunch breaks in the car park at work are much more fun when you have your own camper!
Thank you to everyone at Sussex Campervans for making this dream possible.