Lovingly Converted Camper Van Ford Transit

Posted on 26 November, 2019 in lovingly

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Lovingly Converted Camper Van Ford Transit
Lovingly Converted Camper Van Ford Transit
Lovingly Converted Camper Van Ford Transit
Lovingly Converted Camper Van Ford Transit
Lovingly Converted Camper Van Ford Transit
Lovingly Converted Camper Van Ford Transit
Lovingly Converted Camper Van Ford Transit
Lovingly Converted Camper Van Ford Transit
Lovingly Converted Camper Van Ford Transit
Lovingly Converted Camper Van Ford Transit
Lovingly Converted Camper Van Ford Transit
Lovingly Converted Camper Van Ford Transit

Lovingly Converted Camper Van Ford Transit
The time has come to part ways with our beloved Elwa. We lovingly, and thoughtfully converted this van ourselves, and whilst we only claim to be keen DIYers, this is a project which we took very seriously, and was certainly a sincere labour of love!! Fitted with a dual charging leisure battery, Electric hookup, full sized kitchen worktop, sink, bed, cot (or extra seating), fridge, induction hob, and loads of really useful storage space. As a family of 3 we felt this van had plenty of space. We designed it with a few things in mind, firstly that we could store everything we needed and get to it easy without having to get past other stuff first! We also wanted everything to be accessible whether the bed was down or not, hence dual access to the under seat storage. It was also really important to us that we could have full access to the kitchen when the bed was up, making mornings really easy so we werent rushing to put the bed down. Which would not be something we want to do with a little one! We also designed the space so that it would fit an ikea high chair next to the dining table. It would then fit nicely under the seats for storage. The electric hookup and electrics have been fully certified by an electrician, see the sticker in the photos. The leisure battery powers the 12v power supply, which will power the lights, 2 usb sockets, a cigarette lighter (more USBs can run from that), the fridge and the water pump for the taps. The battery charges automatically when driving from the car battery via the installed split charge relay, and also when plugged in at a campsite, the trickle charger will keep the leisure battery topped up automatically. The Electric hookup will then power the 3 double 240v sockets (and 4 USB sockets installed in various places in the vans) (6 plugs total). When plugged in the fridge also runs from this supply, so is not running from the leisure battery. The full size kitchen was a very intentional choice, we didnt want to be struggling on work surface. The sink fitted is a Dometic SMEV VA8005. Ikea cupboard doors and leather handles were used for the door handle, mostly because they look great, but also so they can be very easily replaced if you fancied a face lift. Whilst we built the cabinet out of lighter wood than an ikea cabinet uses, the standard IKEA accessories/Shelving options, etc, would fit in here. The cabinets are fitted with magnetic catches and bungee cords inside so nothing moves around when driving, as well as Ikea soft closing drawers for a little added luxury! The floor space is also fantastic, when the bed is up we had a portable toilet, heater, and still space to stand at the kitchen counter. S the toilet also fits nicely under the seats for storage if you choose to have one we used a Go Outdoors one, but there were a few which would fit under. The van comes with a Portable Induction hob to cook, which slides in the top shelf perfectly when not in use (there is space to keep a 2nd in here too). We didnt like the idea of gas in a van, hence the induction hob, and again, wanted to save on work surface space, hence the portable hob. We really enjoyed being able to take this outside to cook on hot days too. After stripping the van back to its bare bones, we fitted sound-deadening do-do Mat to ensure it didnt become a rattle machine when driven, and it works! We then fitted 2 layers of insulation. Cables were all well hidden, for the 240v system we used blue 3 core marine cable to provide longevity. I have also fitted the van with high security Hykee locks, replacing the Transits notoriously poor factory locks which are well known as being easy to break into. Leisure Battery (fitted under bonnet) and 12v power supply Split charge Relay kit to charge leisure battery from van battery Fully tested and certified electrics NOCO Genius G7200UK 12V/24V 7, 2A UltraSafe Smart Battery Charger and Maintainer 10m cable to plug into Campsite (inc adaptor to plug in at home) 12v LED Lighting (Ceiling, under Kitchen Cabinet & in the overhead cupboard above the drivers cab) 240v Power inlet for use at Campsites 6 240v sockets in 3 locations and 4 USB plugs on the 240v system. Fridge (runs off either the 12v supply or 240v Switchable on the main switchboard) Switch to completely turn off 12v supply Dometic SMEV VA8005 Sink 12v Microswitch Tap 10l Fresh Water Container 10l Waste Water Container Full size Kitchen Worktop (1200mm x 600mm) Carbon Monoxide Alarm Magnetic catches & Bungee cords on all Kitchen cupboards Dining table (storable) 2 foldable camping chairs Soft closing drawers in the kitchen area Towel Rail Coat Hooks (x4) 1x Portable induction hob Full set of induction pots and pans Toaster Tinted Rear door Windows Tinted, opening side windows Thermal Blackout Curtains (Grey x3, Yellow Bird patterns x3) 4 plastic Bowls 4 Plastic glasses 4 Plastic plates Cutlery and utensils Plenty of storage space Insulated throughout Sound deadening (Dodo Mat) used throughout. Door areas carpeted for extra warmth & comfort Base cushions for seats and bed (Made with 2.5 inch foam) Baby Cot & Mattress (Mattress made from cot safe foam) (Cot could easily be turned into extra seating or removed if necessary) Fitted with secure Hykee Lock on the drivers door. Mechanically the van is a 2010 Short Wheel Base Ford Transit with a Medium Roof. It has an MOT until March 2020, and runs beautifully. We have the documents for the MOT certificate, a full service which we had in August, along with a few minor bits of work we did on it this year (Brake Pads, and 4 new Continental Tyres in particular). Unfortunately when we bought the van it didnt come with the service book, so we dont have the service history prior to 2018, however, it is clear the van has been looked after mechanically, and certainly has given us no worries at all. Prior to its life as a Camper Van, the van was used by a Locksmith, so comes with some cosmetic battle scars and bumps and scrapes here and there. The van runs really well, and our reasoning for getting a Ford Transit was their reliability. With a little one this is not something we would say lightly either, its been really important to us that we know we can rely on it, and we can do just that. MOT til March 2020 Full service done in August 2019. The item “Lovingly Converted Camper Van Ford Transit” is in sale since Sunday, November 24, 2019. This item is in the category “Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles\Campers, Caravans & Motorhomes\Campervans & Motorhomes”. The seller is “simmonds465″ and is located in Chesterfield. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States.
  • Type: Campervan
  • Subtype: Camper Van
  • Vehicle Sub-Type: High-top
  • Manufacturer: Ford
  • Model Year: 2010
  • Model: Transit
  • Mileage: 104000
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Year of Registration: 2010
  • Modified Item: Yes
  • V5 Registration Document: Present
  • Sleeping Capacity: 3
  • Number of Bedrooms: 1
  • Axles: 2
  • Wheel Base: SWB
  • Colour: White
  • MOT Certificate: 4 Months Remaining
  • Fridge/ Freezer: Fridge
  • Drive Side: Right-hand drive
  • Features & Equipment: 12V Lighting

Lovingly Converted Camper Van Ford Transit

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