Hi all, I have the roaming bug. I have had it since a child, up until 2016 I did it on a motorcycle trike then for various reasons had to give that up. Been on the trike to many southern European countries and loved it. At 68 (69 in July) I need something a bit more comfortable and dry to do my travelling in these days. I'm an retired arts and crafts teacher and have taught woodwork so I have some skills I can use to convert a van. Some areas I will need advice with but I luckily have good friends one of which is an auto electrician and another who's a great plumber. I hopefully won't encounter any insurmountable problems ( I bet I will). During my working life we self built 4 times with me doing a lot of second fix woodwork, first fix wiring out and plumbing. but my wife has stopped me from doing it again! And this is my next house project but on wheels this time! I'm really looking forward to it, and hope to get it done within a year. I already have a question on insurance and will ask that in the appropriate section. Hope to become friends with many of you in the future. And thanks for letting me become a member. I'm in South West Wales near Llanelli.