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New towing vehicle ordered

When we toured Scotland in the hired panel van motorhome, though it was exactly the tool for the job, we didn't like it compared to our tourer. However, we did like the ability to stop anywhere and have a brew or cook something for lunch.
This got us wondering. After a month of research we have ordered a VW Transporter 6.1 which we shall have converted into a sort of campervan but still be our main tow car. The one we have ordered is pretty much top of the range with 4Motion and DSG transmission. We often tow the tourer into grass fields, for instance, dog competitions or CL so I wanted to have the all wheel drive. As for transmission, why anyone want the hassle of changing gear I can't imagine LOL
The lead time is enormous with European wide demand for vans. The conversion is also long lead time but is bespoke so that there is room to fit in fixed dog crates.
I shall update this thread over the next year or so.
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I said we did about a month of research. To be honest without the internet it’d taken several months.
We’ve ordered the van from an online company who we’ve used before to save several £1000s but such is the demand for vans nowadays delivery is estimated to be March 2022. The camper conversion is diary-ed for August 2022 then we need to get the cages made for the dogs.
We should beat the 2030 deadline on no more ICE cars….
At our age it could well be the last vehicle we ever buy.
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Will be following with interest. Just came back from a CL in Cornwall, a couple there were towing with a similar panel van.
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