Vintage RV Adventures

Follow our journey to rebuild and enjoy our 1986 Ford Econoline 350 Coachmen bodied RV.

Loving life one amazing place at a time

About John & Samantha

Welcome to Vintage RV Adventures, run by John and Samantha from Tamworth, Staffordshire in the UK. In July 2021, we purchased a salvage American Ford Econoline 5.7 litre V8 RV motorhome, which we lovingly restored over the course of 2021 and early 2022. We have affectionately named our motorhome Indiana, after the state where it was born in the USA.

You can see our other garage projects HERE

Of course, our travels around the UK would not be the same without our faithful companion Shelby the German Shepherd dog.

Please call over and take a look at some of our favourite vanlife Youtubers HERE

You will find regular posts about the RV build, any products that we have used in the project.

Also, we will share our experiences of meeting other like-minded RV life people including YouTubers.

Our Blog Posts


Take a look at the regular posts we make, keeping our readers up to date with progress on the RV rebuild.

We will also provide updates about any lovely places that we visit, these will include campsite stops, including both large, small campsites, small CL sites and also wild camping spots.

We would also love to read any comments that you might wish to leave on the blog posts.

If you are looking to chat to other likeminded people about FREE overnight parkup locations, take a look at our new forums HERE

Latest Video

Our Youtube Channel

I have been having a tinker in the motorhome this afternoon while the sun was out.

Going Places


In this area of the website we take you to some lovely campsite and park up locations around the UK. We try to choose either free or low cost locations, and we are happy to share our travel experiences with you.

Our News

YouTube Channel

We have started a YouTube channel to share our RV life experiences. Please subscribe to the channel. … YOUTUBE

Facebook Page

We have started a dedicated Facebook page. … FACEBOOK PAGE.


We have started a dedicated Instagram for our quick visual RV related stories. … INSTAGRAM


We are now on Twitter, come and say hello… TWITTER

What Our YouTube Viewers are Saying

StephenCountry Vanlife UK

Exciting times for sure all the best to you both I’m watching. If I can help in any way with my limited experience just msg me Mucka!”

Helen & Karl – Roaming In Raymond

“What an amazing transformation. You should all be really, really proud of yourselves”.


Andy & Jan – Many Fun Adventures

“Just unbelievable the job you’ve all done on the RV. It looked like a proper right-off wreck when you had it”.

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