- Inspire me – inside your van
All but a dream at the moment, if everything goes to plan I’ll be buying a van in the summer.
I need a large van with long overhand, rwd, and modernish, which only leaves me with the Iveco Daily LWB and the Transit Jumbo. Daily is a bit OTT so that leaves me with the Jumbo.
It’ll be used for biking holidays, towing a horse trailer and as a day van whilst away at horse events, where the shower will come in very handy.
That layout is actually based on the Iveco, so I’ve lost 0.5m off the length since deciding on the Jumbo, so I’ve lost a bit of length off the kitchen and the wheel arch now protrudes into the garage. Garage is sized to take two bikes in large bike bags (we’ve got some DHB bags and they should go in easy.
Done on Google Sketchup BTW.Posted 9 years ago
Standard westfalia style fit out, although this is an aftermarket conversion by a chap in somerset who did an amazing high quality job for it’s original owner.
From left to right along the driver’s side there’s a sink above a fridge, twin hob above two cupboards, a draw and a narrower cupboard which Ive now fitted with a Eberspacher diesel heater for 4 season camping. Electics control on the side of the large cupboard then two smaller cupboards one of which is the gas store – both sited over the water tank with pump.
Folding padded bench at the back which combines with the rock and roll seat to make a double bed downstairs (R&R seat has storage inside and there’s storage space under the rear bench too). Another double bed in the roof. 110 Ah Lesiure battery underneath driver’s seat and removeable table that mounts in front of the becnch stored behind driver’s seat. Passengers seat on 360 swivel. 4x bike Fiamma rack on the back which we use to carry Stoner Jrs. buggy and our 2 bikes
Posted 9 years agoSurfrMember
Fear not, the Wayback Machine has itPosted 9 years ago
depends on how far you go.
Pop up roof?
tot it up here fro DIY costsPosted 9 years ago
for one a bit like mine, £9,800Posted 9 years ago
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keep an eye on eBay for conversion kits. Much cheaper, but they only include the internals, not windows or pop roof.
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/VW-T4-T5-CAMPER-VAN-DELUXE-INTERIOR-FURNITURE-KIT-C_W0QQitemZ260290209370QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Campervan_Caravan_Accessories?hash=item260290209370&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=66%3A4|65%3A1|39%3A1|240%3A1318Posted 9 years ago
acjim – plenty of room for 2+2.
Stoner Jr (2yrs) currently sleeps sideways across the rear padded bench behind the double seat. We sleep in the roof. This is good in that we can have the lid up in the evening while cooking etc, but it means he’s got a ringside seat if he doesnt fancy going to sleep.
During the evening his car seat sits in the driver’s seat.
When he’s older (Reimo say not before 3yrs old) he will go in the roof which means that we would have to stopp around during the evening, but not worry about him peering over the back seat all night. It wouldnt be too difficult to rig up a safety cargo net in the roof hatch though if I wanted to put him up there already.
If there were 2x Stoner Jrs, then both would go in the roof as there isnt room for both of them along the back seat sideways. A second child seat would be a bit of a pain, but would probably fit in the driver’s cabin somewhere.
In my mind I would fit out a LWB version with 2x bunkbeds along the full width of the back door instead (i.e. going behind the side cupboards for extra leg room)Posted 9 years agoacjimMember
Cool, we did a two week (too short!) camper van trip around NZ in one of these:
Maui 4 Berth
acjim jnr (was 18mths at the time) slept in the bed above the cab – cargo net prevented any freefalls but he didn’t want to go to sleep until we did, peeping out of the side windows was probably the best part of the trip for him!
That kind of camper is great but too big / costly for what I’d want in the UK.Posted 9 years agobasonjillettMember
Take a look here thats my van other people may copy Westfalia but they are not the same there are hundereds of layouts on the type 2/3/4 forumsPosted 9 years agomidlifecrashesSubscriberaviemoronMember
Posted 9 years ago
My van in working mode, for roadtrips I take the seats out and just “rough” it on the floor.
Not quite in the league of all these nice conversions, but it does me – when with the family we just use the space to throw a large tent, e-z-up, chairs, etc in and camp it.
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