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  • Lets see your vans – camper or bike related pls
  • racing_ralph
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    what ya got, how much did it cost, miles, reliability etc

    Sam
    Full Member

    I’ve got a 98 Transit which I semi-camperised (with the talented help of my man jase) to the extent of lining the back, insulation, leisure battery which charges off the alternator, light and 12V socket. Had it for getting on two years and 30,000 miles now (approaching 120k on the clock), cost me £1600 for the van and spent probably another £250 on the camperification. Done lots of weekends away, plus a couple of longer trips on the continent, it’s great. I’d like to have a nice slick T5 long wheelbase transporter with a similar conversion, but really can’t justify the expense at the moment, would rather spend it on bikes…

    From last weekend’s little jaunt to the Netherlands then Roubaix for the cross world cup.

    Stoner
    Free Member

    VW T4 Conversion. Bought from a fellow STWer (Sorry Clink 🙂 ) done 65k (bought at 50kish). Reliable mechanically. Comfortable to drive although this commercial conversion can be a bit noisy up front. TBH its the best thing I’ve ever owned. Mrs Stoner, Stoner Jr and I live in it for 2 or 3 months a year. We put 2x bikes and Jr’s trailer/offroad buggy on the back. Have everything we need to be either self sufficient in the wild or very comfy at a campsite like electricity for computers to make a mobile office for living/working on the continent etc.




    sofaking
    Full Member

    cost 15 k done 88k
    very reliable , 2.5 td engine not too thirsty.

    we have seen more of the uk in the last two years than in the previous fifteen, so we see it as money well spent

    surfer
    Free Member

    I’d love one of these if I could ony store it.

    redted
    Free Member

    Vw T4 2.5 xxx pack with custom Styline interior


    redted
    Free Member

    would love this though!

    techsmechs
    Free Member

    Hope this works –

    T3 Westfalia – does about 30mpg, we rolled own to Nice in about 2 days for the Roc d’Azur last year in it. Very lovely

    Andy
    Free Member

    not mine btw

    jeff
    Full Member

    Nice interior RedTed – did you fit it yourself or get Tony to do it?

    tomalsop
    Free Member

    Alfa F12

    Not mine and I know it would break down every five minutes but this would be a lovely biking van.

    surfer
    Free Member

    Alfa camper LOL thats a proper camper, built out of Pasta.

    (147 Selespeed owner!)

    Steveo
    Full Member

    VW LT35, lwb, High Top, 2.8 TDI, 140bhp, 2000 reg, c80k miles
    Professional Conversion. Bench seat converting into 2 x double beds, table, gas stove, sink, 3-way fridge, microwave, captain seat, sat TV, large garage in the back etc…
    Converted to run on vegetable oil. Done about 15,000 miles on veg, no problems. Fill up at Costco :))
    30mpg if driven steady.

    More Pics Here: http://steve-prest.fotopic.net/c1482486.html

    Steveo
    Full Member

    VW LT35, lwb, High Top, 2.8 TDI, 140bhp, 2000 reg, c80k miles
    Professional Conversion. Bench seat converting into 2 x double beds, table, gas stove, sink, 3-way fridge, microwave, captain seat, sat TV, large garage in the back etc…
    Converted to run on vegetable oil. Done about 15,000 miles on veg, no problems. Fill up at Costco :))
    30mpg if driven steady.

    More Pics Here: http://steve-prest.fotopic.net/c1482486.html

    rustydub
    Free Member

    Heres my old camper
    Bought for 1.5k total shed, many hours of welding and bodywork later,and resprayed+ an interior refit from scratch. Loads of holidays and festivals around UK, 100% reliablity, suprisingly!! sold then to finance trip to USA on Ebay, for a slight proffit. Appauling fuel economy though…less than 20mpg.
    I do miss it 🙁

    trickydisco
    Free Member

    Damn you and your nice vans. I decided i wanted a vw t4 van/camper about month ago and i’ve been trawling ebay and t4forum ever since.

    There’s some really nice one’s about

    redted > recognise that from team red 🙂

    If anyone on the site here is handy at welding and lives in calderdale or nearby……. ;]

    singletrackmatt
    Full Member

    My and occasionally Singletrack’s camper ;] 47000 km last year! alloys will be matching soon . 😯

    singletrackmatt
    Full Member

    That van must be fast to need the Leathers 😀

    Andy
    Free Member

    This is my Bongo. Soon to be for sale.

    alfabus
    Free Member

    More pictures here

    Does about 37mpg, stonkingly powerful. I was going to sell it last year, but couldn’t get as much as I wanted. Think I’ll try to sell it again this year for a bit less.

    Dave

    snowslave
    Full Member

    mmmmmm……. Van envy here………..

    redted
    Free Member

    Jeff, Tony did it, only because I had new seats throughout and 3 lots of mushroom bolts, seatbelts and there were some extra electrics to go in as well. He’s a real one off though and a pleasure to deal with. Could have done without the 9hr train journey to go pick it up though, I can’t remember feeling so excited for so long, it felt like I was on Pimp My Ride except I had to hand over £3000 at the end!!!!!!

    trickydisco
    Free Member

    If anyone on the site here is handy at welding and lives in calderdale or nearby……. ;]

    Damn mods and their artistic licence!

    rickmeister
    Full Member

    My lovely 174 hopped up to 213… great to drive but it can have a drink problem on occasion…

    postierich
    Free Member

    Cost 8K three years ago 25ish mpg fully loaded motorway run, tax exempt.
    Love it two bits


    Pig to drive though

    Drac
    Full Member

    Rich’s wins every time there’s one of these threads.

    stevomcd
    Full Member


    Takes 6 people + 6 bikes, no problem (rear row of seats folded). For next summer, will have a towbar fitted so we can use a bike trailer and get 9 people + 9 bikes.

    Great to drive too, other than the annoying narrow power band.

    Cost us 14k euros (back before the £ went to sh*t, fortunately!). Never bothered to figure out exact fuel consumption, but does Calais to the Alps on one tank!

    nasher
    Free Member

    Our 4×4 mitsi delica, carries 8-9 people and has towed a defender out of a mud hole.


    nasher
    Free Member

    stevomcd

    Is that 1.9 or 2.5, been looking at those, very nice but not sure whether they will cope with the load. I also have a ducato with a 2.8 common rail turbo and that flies.

    stevomcd
    Full Member

    nasher:

    It’s a 1.9, but there are (at least) two different versions. Depending on how old it is, you’ll find 80bhp, 105bhp and 115bhp. Ours is 105 and seems to cope OK. Never any problems at all on road, occasionally struggles a bit on forest roads, but that’s often down to wet/loose surfaces. Test-drove a 115bhp version at one point and it definitely had plenty of grunt.

    Only annoying thing I find is that the power band is very narrow. Will crawl/stall much below 2000revs and the rev-limiter kicks-in at 3000revs. That really makes the decision to switch from 1st to 2nd on a tricky hill a make or break one!

    Which Burtech trailer are you guys using? Braked/unbraked? Did you get them to modify it for “downhill bikes”? Happy with it? Need to get one bought for the summer!

    mikey-simmo
    Free Member

    T4 caller Mr Happy, not an ex aa van but chosen and purchaced in that colour by the previous owners. Self conversion including fold out bed electrics gas and Diesel powered heating.

    http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2063/202/58/628638578/n628638578_1341902_5216.jpg

    http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v245/202/58/628638578/n628638578_512637_5854.jpg

    http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v262/202/58/628638578/n628638578_687360_6754.jpg

    Fingers crossed that works….

    coffeeking
    Free Member

    Yellow – worst colour for a vehicle used in the summer. My brother used to have an ex BT van, it attracted flies, corn beetles, wasps, bees etc by the million!

    Trustyrusty
    Full Member

    Seeing Postierich’s van makes me all sad that my old bay is gone, hopefully I’ll have first-hand knowledge of Thewhiterooms van when we (TreadsCC) go to the Alps in August, Woohoo!

    daveevs
    Free Member

    My old Transit, at Mountain Ash.

    Scaled down MX van style – bikes stored in rear and tea drink / sleeping area in middle. Rockin stereo, gutless motor. 3x tours of Europe. Loved to bits.

    Now have a T5174, but no photos yet…

    steveh
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    [img]http://www.pinkbike.com/photo/2437128/[/img]

    I bought this last night from a friend mate. Race truck for the new year, road trips etc too. Garage in the rear, double bed on top, single bed/bench seat, leisure battery with split charge for power, tv, cooker, mini 12v fridge etc. 200k miles but still feels fine to drive. Hoping for 30mpg.
    Can’t wait for the first trip!

    More pics:
    http://winifredswift.pinkbike.com/album/van

    firestarter
    Free Member

    i got this last year and its great 😉 gonna sort the back out inside for storage as at the min its all just chucked in.

    51 plate 67k miles fsh from posties 12mot/tax and cambelt/full service for £1500 does about 37mpg, seats six and stores plenty 😉

    MussEd
    Free Member

    New Bike now though…

    Just noticed that Tag up there, was thinking the same…

    racing_ralph
    Free Member

    keep em coming – anyone with a mazda bongo? or a toyota hiace – they are the faves so far

    grumm
    Free Member

    I would **** love a van but we live on a narrow cul de sac and my gf would never be able to park it. 🙁

    cranberry
    Free Member

    I’ve got a Land Rover as a camper.

    Comes complete with a chef 🙂

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