Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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Campervan time then Jim, it's the only other vehicle that puts the same smile on my face. Could work for you too.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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Ahh yes, I've always had a desire for a C15-based Romahome ;)

Davie, on FB, has suggested a Berlingo may suit me. I reckon he may be on to something there...

One of those could be converted to a camper I reckon... Do proper Berlingo based campers exist?

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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They do indeed Jim, I've seen a few with pop top type roofs.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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Ahh, now that's very interesting James :) Thanks!

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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There's various kits for the berlingo, from around £1500 new price I think, but it doesn't look difficult to DIY something a lot cheaper. The back becomes a bed, and get a driveaway awning for a couple hundred for the side. I'm going to investigate if there's a tailgate awning where the tailgate becomes the roof with canvas sides. I think it could become a super little one person camper.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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I now clearly see a retirement project ;)

I will not be looking any further into this until Gabriel needs replacing and I have a feeling that's not going to be any time soon :)

Just as my (full) retirement is not planned to be any time soon...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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I always fancied a 2.0 hdi desire but somehow never got one, you know that pale metallic blue colour. Gorgeous. :-)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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Yes, I do Dave. I like that colour very much myself. A friend has a Xsara Picasso in the same colour...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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My C5 is in Icelandic Grey, which is a pale metallic blue.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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Icelandic Grey. Brrrr! :-) That sounds cold.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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Not suggesting you buy this one, Jim, but here is some inspiration!!

C15 Camper conversion

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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RichardW wrote:Not suggesting you buy this one, Jim, but here is some inspiration!!

C15 Camper conversion
That looks good Richard :D Would suit me a treat!

Shame the listing has ended as I could not see how much was being asked for it...

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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Suggesting on the Visa forum was that it was £2k...which seems rather a lot! The plastic bodied Romahomes seem to go for quite a lot though.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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If you're looking for a nice compact camper Jim, you could always look for one of these...

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Don't want to think what they probably change hands for these days though! Never actually seen one in person, but they are alleged to be quite a clever bit of packaging in terms of the space they managed to create in such a small footprint to allow to attach to a car with no mods (save for temporary removal of the tailgate obviously).

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia Activa, 1.9TD and Bike Tales

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I like that Saab a lot Zel :D

Richard, yes, I've looked at the cost of C15 Romahomes and it's best described as 'eyewatering'....