Dormobile


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Dormobile

(ˈdɔːməʊˌbiːl)
n
(Automotive Engineering) trademark a vanlike vehicle specially equipped for living in while travelling
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Dormobile

® [ˈdɔːməbiːl] N (Brit) → combi f
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Dormobile®

nWohnmobil nt, → Campingbus m
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Maybe its an SUV, a van, a dormobile, even a motorbike and sidecar.
It was the perfect spot between 'oop North' and 'The Smoke' for the friendly rivals to swap banter before taking the last lap home in their dormobile vans.
STRUGGLING, no money, exhaust fumes because we all travelled in the back of an old Dormobile bus.
Soon Terry and his dad set into the routine of taking their dogs in an old A60 Dormobile van to racetracks throughout the North-east.
(drove a sky blue Dormobile to matches), Anne's sister, Maureen ?
The model trundled on for many years and became the basis for the much loved Dormobile, which is an iconic word among motor caravan fans to whom it is as dear as the VW Microbus camper is to its aficionados.
As I arrive, a middle-aged couple pull away in a Dormobile, leaving me temporarily on my own, but soon they all begin to arrive: the besuited forty-something with the woman who may or may not be his secretary; the rough and ready chap in the white van with the lack of windows; the pair of pensioners with the Thermos flask and the guilty expressions.
Two days later, I hopped aboard the family "dormobile," a VW microbus with mattresses on the floor instead of seats.
Bedford Dormobile I bought it for pounds 25 to use for work at the age of 17.
For as one of the workshop team observed wryly: "The workshops are all uphill from here!" Mention of a dormobile places this report firmly in the 1970s, but further evidence is supplied by the final paragraph of the report accompanying the picture, which states: "The girls at the theatre are quite happy about the arrangement though - for the shops are all downhill from Barras Bridge.
I'd take my driving licence (instead of waiting 20 years), buy a Dormobile and travel.
Anthony's first wife Llewela, who liked a drink, never knew of their relationship, but, after her death in 1968, they married - celebrating their freedom by setting off on an extended trip of Europe in a Dormobile van, during which she drove, often with a cavalier indifference to the Highway Code, while he typed in the back.