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This is the story of Tabbytha in chronological order as you would read it in a book rather than blog style – latest post first

Hi… Meet Tabbytha…

Tabbytha is a 1992 Tabbert Baronesse 660 caravan. We bought Tabbytha in December 2009 and started to work on renovating her on the 28th December on what was to be a 4 week project – 2 months at the most. … Continue reading

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The Beginning

The beginning started in our old van, a 15′ (that’s just under 5 metres) Compass from the 80s. I think it was a combination of a number of things, it was a 4 berth although the bunk was too light … Continue reading

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A Baronesse

We found a Tabbert Baronesse on eBay just before Christmas 2009, it was described as a shed or children’s  play den and came with a set of pictures: Well at first glance it didn’t look bad so… The seating could … Continue reading

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In the cold light of day

Well after agreeing a price and shaking electronic hands on the deal the thoughts of “what have I done” began to appear, as they are want to do on these occasions of course, but the feeling wasn’t helped later that … Continue reading

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Wohnwagen u. Wohnmobil Tür

So we’d paid the deposit – the balance due when we picked it up on the 26th December,  now all we had to do was to find bits and pieces for it and somewhere to store it, that may be … Continue reading

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The Plan

Well the 26th arrived and although I was itching to see the caravan in the flesh it wasn’t until the next day that I looked at it, yes it was in a bit of a mess but it didn’t really … Continue reading

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The Nesters

In the old wild west of America, Nesters was the name given to squatters, homesteaders, or farmers who settled in cattle-grazing territory, fencing off the open grazing land of the ranchers and creating another range war to be eventually settled … Continue reading

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A Happy New Year

So here we were on the 1st of January 2010 back working on the van As you can see from the pictures very little was left, we had decided to get rid of the cooker and our thoughts were the … Continue reading

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First Repair

The second day of the new year had arrived, we had broken up the seating yesterday, just keeping the ‘rock and roll” brackets and the lift brackets off the other seats, and first thing this morning we’d taken it to … Continue reading

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