Twernt

Twernt is our tag axle AutoTrail Cheiftain G SE on an 09 plate with 13,000 miles behind her and hopefully many more to come.

Twernt (twernt for this we'd be homeless!)

Twernt (twernt for this we’d be homeless!)

 

The payload is around 1000kg

The payload is around 1000kg

 

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We’ve loaded Twernt with all the fulltimers toys to make for easy MoHo off-grid living (or for as much off-gridding as we care to do) – details of the spec can be found on the Set-up Costs page.

Seats have now been re-covered

Seats have now been re-covered

 

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Large 7'x4'6" bed across the rear (above the garage). We initially thought that having a 'step-up' rear bed would prove to be a problem but Twernt's best feature is the bed; The 100% memory foam mattress (not just a topper) means that comfort is guaranteed. Recommended!

Large 7’x4’6″ bed across the rear (above the garage). We initially thought that having a ‘step-up’ rear bed would prove to be a problem but Twernt’s best feature is the bed; The 100% memory foam mattress (not just a topper) means that comfort is guaranteed. Recommended!

 

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Twernt has a 250kg payload garage

Twernt has a 250kg payload garage

 

A few more mods are planned (fix known Ducato bugs, increase 12v outlets, relocate TV feeds, etc.) but they may have to wait until we return from our first winter trip to southern europe.

Another item we are keeping an eye on is whether to go the ‘full monty’ and include a Smart car and trailer, we will first have to see how our decrepiting bodies cope with cycles and trailers.

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4 thoughts on “Twernt

  1. Don’t go overboard on TV stuff – you can’t get British TV south of France – unless you have a dish as big as Twernt. Also we met a couple who were getting rid of their car and trailer after one year – as they didn’t use it enough for the hassle of owning it. We decided a long time ago that you can get a lot of taxis and buses and even hire cars before you get anywhere near to cost of running a car. Good luck.

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    • Hi Wendy & Iain, we read about the TV satellite changes, just hope that the internet will provide a ‘south of France’ answer once ‘all you can eat data’ is available at reasonable cost. Our ‘3’ data contracts are good for UK & France and ‘3’ say they’re talking with Spain. We’ve also now got ‘Fon’ but that may be too slow for video streaming. On the car/cycles front, it’s all about the dogs really; I imagine taxis and buses will be a no-no or at least a hassle with dogs so we are hoping that the cycles will be all that’s needed – Amanda is already complaining that another twernt (a la Jethro) might not be up to a lot of cycling (!). We’ll be in Normandy/Brittany for the last 2 weeks of September, when do you start heading south (I see you’re near Amsterdam now)?

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    • Thanks for that Sue, I’ve bookmarked that site. Amanda’s vision is of me sitting in the MoHo creating a new ecommerce business whilst she suns it and plans my daily ‘walkies’. Internet quality and availablity is improving and will continue to move forward as time goes by so we’ll live with whatever we can get until it’s wall-to-wall! A tenner a month for ‘all you can eat data’ at 4G speeds with no roaming charges throughout Europe might not be too far away – OK, I’ll pay £20/month for that!

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