Camper Van Conversion

Camper Van Conversion Update

I promised I’d keep you updated on progress with the camper van conversion. As you know we dropped the van off at Three Bridge Campers at the beginning of July, 6 weeks ago. They said they were running a bit behind schedule, so we weren’t quite sure when we’d get the first update.

So, while we’ve been waiting Mr J has been planning out our road trips. He has such a long list on his wish list that I don’t know when we’re going to fit them all in.

We’ve decided that we’ll stay in the UK for our first big road trip and number 1 on Mr J’s list is the North Coast 500. If, like me you’ve never heard of the North Coast 500 here’s a quick overview below.

North Coast 500

The North Coast 500 is a 500-mile route around the coast of Scotland and by all accounts encompasses the most breath-taking scenery.

“The NC500 starts in the northern city of Inverness, weaves along the west coast to Applecross and then northwards towards the towns of Torridon and Ullapool. From there, you’ll venture to some of the most northerly coastal points in Scotland, passing by Caithness and John o’ Groats before heading south again through Dingwall and finally back to Inverness.”


  • Distance: 516 miles
  • Trip length: at least 5 – 7 days is recommended.

There’s even a dedicated website where you can become a member North Coast 500 and it has loads of useful information and a range of itineraries with one specifically for camping where it says:

“Home to many awe-inspiring, remote campsites – in some sites, you’ll feel as though you’re wild camping, although you’ll have all the facilities of a fully maintained camp site. Whether you are looking to keep things minimal or stay at sites with full facilities – there is something for everyone.”

I think we’re going to have fun planning that route out, just need a camper van to go in.

Camper Van Conversion Scotland Road Trip

Camper Van Conversion Progress

So back to the most important thing here’s a sneak peak at the progress being made on “Gracie”. We thought we should give her a name.

Sorry, I can’t give you all the technical details. But I thought I’d show you some pics. 

We now have windows, a pop top, insulation and a floor. And, as you can see the furniture is almost ready to be fitted.

We’re hoping the rest of the fit out will take around 2 to 3 weeks and I’m getting very excited.

If everything goes to plan I’ll be able to show you the big reveal in around 3 weeks time.

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Hi, I’m Frankie. This is my blog (Thoroughly Modern Grandma) about blending old fashioned values with modern technology, whilst trying to reduce our waste and be a little kinder to our Planet.

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