The camper

Scootering - - Club Do’s & Events -

“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.”

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