Having wild camped throughout Europe myself I wanted to create a vehicle that connects you to nature wherever you decide to park up. For me, overnighting in a beautiful pine forest was one of my favourite places to unwind. So I opted for a conversion using the slightly wider body of an L3/L4 H2 type van with softwood pine cladding to give a natural forest feel.
We have designed the layout to make best possible use of the available space, incorporating all the appliances needed to camp in real comfort for long periods of time away from camp sites, while not losing focus on what camping is all about, the great outdoors.
Both the ALFRESCO & AQUA models seat 3 people with seat belts in the cab area as standard*. The double passenger seat is swapped for a single and the bulkhead removed allowing unrestricted access betwen the cab and living area without the need to leave the vehicle (which isn’t much fun when it’s cold, dark and raining).
* up to 5 belted seats can be supplied, details on request.
Two roof vents and 2 side windows provide good light and ventilation; they combine to create an open, airy feel to the interior.
Situating the bed near the rear doors, and the dining area opposite the sliding side door gives plenty of opportunity to open the camper up and let nature in while relaxing, dining, reading a book or winding down at the end of the day.
Your bespoke package includes a range of colour & style options for cupboard fronts, soft furnishings & window treatments, vinyl flooring and more.
The Base Vehicles
Our conversion layouts are designed specifically for the Fiat Ducato, Citroën Relay or Peugeot Boxer L3H2 or L4H2, all of which are wider than many other models, allowing us to fit a 6′ bed widthways.
VEHICLE SUPPLY / SOURCE
We can supply a 2010-2014 base vehicle with less than 100,000 miles and minimum 10 months MOT for £6,000. Base vehicles come with a 6 month warranty with options to extend.
If you’d like us to source a particular age/mileage vehicle for you, we can do this for a charge of £500 plus any expenses incurred up to a maximum of £800 + VAT.
We will require the full amount that you’d like to spend on the base vehicle transferred prior to purchase. We can usually source a base vehicle to your spec within 7-10 days.
ALFRESCO – external dimensions:
L – 5998 mm
W – 2250 mm (incl mirrors)
H – 2600 mm (incl solar panels)
Unladen Weight – 2550 kilos
GVW – 3500 kilos
Payload – 950 kilos
AQUA – external dimensions:
L – 6360 mm
W – 2250 mm (incl mirrors)
H – 2900 mm (incl flue with instant hot water option)
Unladen Weight – 2850 kilos
GVW – 3500 kilos
Payload – 650 kilos
The Living Space
A Smev combined 2 ring gas hob with stainless steel sink, tap and glass lids sits flush into a solid beech worktop, providing your cooking and water facilities
A 12 litre space-saving fresh water container with pump is situated in the double cupboard below the sink, together with a 10 litre container to collect your waste water (please dispose of responsibly, especially when wild camping!).
A good-sized bench seat with a solid beech island table offers ‘al fresco feel’ dining inside when the sliding side door is open. The table can easily & quickly be removed and stowed away when not in use to free up even more living space.
We fit a spacious fixed double bed for comfort, which also does away with the need to rearrange cushions and furniture each evening and morning. The bed is positioned at the widest point of the camper and fixed widthways to make best available use of the interior space.
In the ‘Aqua’ model the dining bench & table will convert to a single bed suitable for a child or small adult, measuring approx 50 wide x 165cm. Dimensions can be modified at no extra cost.
Thermal blackout privacy curtains separate the cab from the living area and are also fitted above the kitchen window.
There’s lots! Storage is always an issue when on the road, and we work hard to avoid limiting what you can take along with you.
Underneath the bed is a spacious garage with internal access offering 2638 litres of storage space. Ample room for bicycles, luggage, dog crates and anything else you may need.. The gas bottle is also located here, situated in a fixed steel safety locker.
A Thetford Porta Potti stows away neatly in a secure base and can be accessed from inside the camper.
Above the cab we create a carpeted area useful for stowing away the dining table and leg when not in use. Two wall mounted cabinets with soft close hinges provide eye level storage. The bedside cupboard houses the ice box, which slides out on soft close runners, and a storage shelf above. Not forgetting the kitchen cupboards and huge garage below the bed.
Everything you need to camp in total comfort will store away neatly leaving you to enjoy a clutter-free living space.
'Aqua' conversion extras
For our ‘Aqua’ conversion we install a 6 litre LPG water heater providing instant hot water, and create a good sized shower that also doubles as the loo (with Porta Potti provided).
No waiting around for tanks to heat up, hop in and hose off with piping hot water on demand!
Water is fed from the fresh water tank in the garage and drains into a 65 litre grey water tank beneath the vehicle. Simply turn a nozzle and drain when you need to empty the tank (please dispose of waste water responsibly, especially when wild camping!).
In this model too the table top will rest between two seats to provide an additional bed suitable for a child or small adult, measuring approx 165cm long x 50cm wide. Dimensions can be modified at no extra cost. The two seats below provide (left) extra storage and (right) housing for the leisure battery, solar controller, split charge relay and RCD unit.
Our professional, bespoke conversions are hand built by experienced motorhome technicians using quality materials & technology.
Not only do do they look fantastic, but no effort or expense is spared to ensure a safe, secure environment. All gas and electrics are installed by qualified tradesmen. We use regulation-standard wiring, fuse boxes, gas pipes, regulators and ventilation drop outs (floor vents).
All our van conversions are supplied with a new habitation certificate, giving you peace of mind that all appliances are safe and working – and because you can never be to too careful we fit a new smoke and CO2 alarms and a fire extinguisher.
Power & Lighting
When offgrid a 12-volt leisure battery provides power to the ice box, diesel heater, water pump, LED lighting and USB charge points. This is continuously charged by a solar panel fitted to the roof and will also charge whenever the engine is running.
An external 230-volt mains electric hook up allows you to use mains power when on site, this also charges the leisure battery.
A control panel / inline fuse box has a digital readout showing your leisure battery power as well as providing 2 x USB charging points and a 12v charging point.
An inline fuse box has a digital read out showing your leisure battery power as well as providing 2 x USB charging points.
LED downlights are controlled by separate touch sensitive dimmer switch.
An 8kw diesel blown air heater will keep the interior snug and warm in even the coldest of climates, operating in temperatures down to -40c.
Heat is fed directly from the fuel tank, with an LCD display control panel including a timer function. The fuel line for the heater is set up to leave 15 litres of fuel in the tank to prevent accidental drainage.
To keep you snug, warm and free of condensation the camper has been fully lined with two layers of insulation.
The base layer is a moisture resistant double foil aluminium bubble insulation. This is the best material for retaining heat while also preventing condensation. It sends 95% of the radiant heat back into the camper.
On top of this is a layer of Rockwool insulator, which is used to reduce noise but which also has thermal and moisture resistant qualities.
In the areas where the cladding ends, we line with high quality camper carpet ensuring it is always warm and cosy inside.
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