AN EX­CHANGE MAKES FOR BETTER CAMP­ING

Go! Camp & Drive - - LETTERS -

My wife, Brenda, and I are born cam­pers, and in 1980, shortly af­ter we got mar­ried, we bought our first car­a­van. It was an old Sprite Alpine, which we re­stored. Next was a Gypsey Car­avette 5 and then a nifty Jur­gens Esprit.

Our pen­sioner days ar­rived and we moved to a smaller house. The yard is cramped and it’s a two-and-a-half-hour strug­gle to get the car­a­van out. Mean­while, my daugh­ter, Jakkie, had a 1983 Sprite Swift that I had my eye on, but the car­a­van was quite di­lap­i­dated. Af­ter a strug­gle I fi­nally con­vinced her to swop with us. We re­stored the car­a­van and, best of all, it now takes only 10 min­utes to get it out so we can go camp­ing. This photo was taken at Cof­fee Bay.

GE­OFF LEITE Bothav­ille

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