“The concept for a camper conversion came about as a joke. My wife asked me what I would actually use the Muravey for in its original form with the pick-up body, I just replied ‘I’ll make it into a camper and take you away for weekends!’ I then had to work out how I would make this possible!
“I must confess I enjoyed the challenge of coming up with a working design. The basic idea came from 1950s POD trailers; these were independently towed behind a car. I took the basic shape and function and modified the designs, I also had to think how to make it waterproof and design the sleep drawer at the rear. It had to be able to be pulled out to give the sleeping length and bed size of 6ft 1inch x 4ft. Time will tell how the design works out... I hope if nothing else that I have made something a little different that complements the design and functionality of the original TMZ machine.
“One month after I got the Tula MoT’d and on the road I had a serious accident at work that injuredmy back. This meant I had to move the Tula on – something I had never intended doing, but she’s a big old girl to have hanging around if you are unable use her. She was sold to a guy in Leicester that promised to love her and keep her and pleaded poverty and needed cash for this and that. I had the wool pulled over my eyes though, and sold for it for a pittance to what turned out to be a trader, who as you can see has passed it on after presumably adding a hefty mark up for himself!
“By the way, I have owned scooters since I was 14. My daily transport from 17 to 23 was a Lambretta 225, since then I’ve owned many models and makes but always liked the unusual. I have an old NSU Prima waiting for me to get round to restoring... and one day when my back is a little better maybe, I will do just that.”