Back in June 2016 we bought ourselves a T5 panel van. I'd sourced the vehicle on eBay and when I spoke to the owner I knew it would be the one!
The previous owner basically used the vehicle as a mobile windsurfing storage unit. He had the back all ply-lined and stored his windsurfing equipment in the back on the racking that was installed in the back. The van did little more than drive from his house to the local lakes a few times a week and had the occasional trip to the coast in the summer.
I bought the van with little more than 72k miles on the clock knowing that it was the perfect base vehicle for a full-on campervan conversion.
I began very quickly getting started with stripping the vehicle out, installing windows, insulating and soundproofing it, carpeting out the back as well as loads of other cool jobs, big and small. All of these changes have been visually logged via video and can be seen via the VIDEO section of this site.
At the time I started a YouTube channel and called it VanManTheology. However the channel grew in popularity really quickly and that led me to make the recent decision to rename the page as G Dub Campers and to start this website.
Now we have over 500 subscribers and rising I have had companies both in the UK and further afield (Hong Kong!!) contact me about reviewing and trialing their products in my videos. So the aim of this site in particular is to give a landing page to showcase all of the work I'm undertaking and also provide a reference and contact point for external enquiries for both those with questions and those with products or businesses to profile and review.
Looking forward to the adventure!