- Westfalia Volkswagen T4 California
- Jan 1997
Just thought I'd drop you a quick email to let you know that I got the van home with no problems at all last weekend. I've quickly got back into LHD mode and this afternoon I tried to change gear in the Fabia with my right hand !.
This weekend just gone I took it up to the Malvern Hills in Worcestershire for the weekend to give it a proper try out. The bike rack is rock solid and easily the best design I've ever used.
The van performed perfectly and after 100 miles the the fuel gauge had hardly moved, which I was very impressed with ! probably due to driving at a steady 50-60mph.
Everything in the van is easy to use and I'm starting to get into a routine of getting it organised. It's so much more civilized than a tent at this time of year! I used a small fan heater in it on Saturday night as it actually went down to 3deg, this kept the van nice and warm though. When I hooked it up to the electric point on the campsite I didn't realise that you have to twist the plug clockwise to make the connection, so it took me a little while to work out why I had no power!.
It rained all day on Sunday so I had to put the roof down wet before I came home, fortunately today was dry for quite a while so I was able to put the roof up to dry it out. I'm off to Snowdonia North Wales in a couple of week's time mountain biking.
I'm very pleased with the van and although it was initially over the budget I really wanted to spend, I know that it was worth the extra as I could not have got a better van for less. The condition is amazing for it's age and is a credit to it's former owner.
Many thanks for making my first Westfalia purchase so easy.