VW T6 TRANSPORTER - EVO INTERIOR INSTALL
This trick-looking long wheelbase VW T6 Transporter belongs to a customer who knows exactly what they want and has a clear vision for their camper. So when things didn't quite work out for them, they came to us as a recognised Evo Design converter to fit a new interior after they'd had problems with a previous supplier.
The Austops poptop, windows, body kit, wheels, lining, Vanshades blinds and rock n roll bed were already fitted. All this van needed, was a great interior. The customer chose the Evo 2 Pod from Evomotion Design in Altofina Brushed Metal with a bamboo worktop. Evo's overhead LED light shelf and overhead lockers were paired with custom made bed boards to finish things off.
As well as building and installing all the Evo units, Sargent EC155 and Planar Diesel Heater control panels, CBE switches and sockets, and floor level LEDs, we made a set of custom speaker pods and tidied up cables left exposed when the previous rear locker was removed.
We really like the choices the customer made, especially the orange detail on the trim and can't wait to see the finished result when they complete the rest of the conversion themselves.
CITROEN RELAY L2H2 - BESPOKE CAMPER
The first van we ever converted was a Peugeot Boxer so when we were asked if we could work on its identical twin - a Citroen Relay - we were happy to take a trip down memory Lane.
The customer hadn't had much luck finding a company to produce the camper they wanted, so they asked us. We love custom commissions and quickly had a design that ticked all the boxes, which included a fixed double bed in the rear, a pullout bed in the living area, toilet, hob, sink, oven and grill, microwave, hot and cold water, heating, fresh and waste water tanks, and a TV, all squeezed into a medium wheelbase van.
The layout and all the units were designed by us in CAD and then sent to Quad CNC to be cut, drilled and edged ready for us to build.
The trick to this van was to save space, so we chose CAN's new CU5010 oven and grill, FL1401GP 2 Burner hob and sink which kept the depth of the kitchen pod as shallow as possible. The next challenge was where to put the Vitifrigo GR50 fridge. Our solution was to fit it under the bed with plenty of soundproofing and ventilation so the fridge could work properly and people sleeping in the bed could get a good night's sleep.
The van was full of innovative solutions from the pullout bed which slides out easily on its Accuride runners, to the electrics install which are housed in a slimline space-saving cupboard in the toilet cubicle. Power management and charging are provided by CBE's PC180 kit paired with a 150watt solar panel and 20amp charger.
To make sure the van looked as good as it performed we chose LED light strips from EVO Design, blinds from SwellShades and fitted black nickel sockets and switches. We think the results speak for themselves.
VW T5 KOMBI - CAMPER CONVERSION
Check out this 4 berth full conversion on a Volkswagen T5 Kombi with another great interior from Evomotion Design. Even though we were working to a smaller budget for this van we still managed to produce a great looking camper, packed with everything the customer asked for.
The low level, full-run of units provides plenty of storage and comes with a Dometic 9722 sink and hob, Webasto Cruise Elegance 49 fridge, fresh and wastewater tanks and gas locker.
12v and 240v power management is taken care of by Sargent's EC160 PMS with solar and split charging to keep the 110amp leisure battery charged and ready to camp.
Seating and sleeping are taken care of by Fabworx great value M1 tested Autoglide rock n roll bed with an additional articulated bed giving more headroom in the RAP Roofs panoramic pop top.
VW T6 TRANSPORTER - CAMPER CONVERSION
At the heart of this stunning T6 Trendline conversion is its stylish Evomotion white gloss and driftwood interior, Dometic 9722 hob and sink, Webasto CRX50 fridge with removable freezer compartment, overhead LED lockers, and remote control LED lighting.
Along with the double passenger seat swivel, easy-glide M1 rock n roll seat/bed - trimmed in matching VW fabric, there's the panoramic pop top with scenic zip-out tent and roof-bed with its own reading light and USB charger.
The camper is fully insulated with added soundproofing and comes with a CTEK battery & solar charger and 100w solar panel for extended trips off grid. 12 and 240v power is handled by Sargent's ECC 155/EC51 power management system and control panel, allowing you to monitor both leisure and vehicle batteries, and the fresh and waste water tanks which are tucked neatly out of the way with the gas locker in the bottom of the wardrobe.
All this comes with a free 240v hookup lead and a full gas bottle. Definitely a van you have to see, and we'd be delighted to show it to you. Just get in touch to talk about this or anything else camper related.
MERCEDES SPRINTER - BESPOKE TRAINING VAN
When the Handsfree Group contacted us after an event, they were keen to see how we could work together. Fast forward six months and here's the result - a training van for one of their customers.
The brief was simple, take along-wheelbase Mercedes Sprinter and turn it into a one of a kind training van to help train their staff and promote their commitment to service delivery.
Almost everything in this van was custom fabricated from the Formica laminated lightweight ply for the units, wall and ceiling panels, to the metal bases for the executive leather chairs and the unique branded folding tables.
To ensure the van always has enough power to run the training suite we fitted twin leisure batteries and a Kisae Inverter\Charger to provide rapid charging and automatically switch from mains to 12v inverter power when not on hookup.
Six training workstations were equipped with dual charging points for laptops and handheld devices, fully adjustable leather chairs and articulated tables. And, a 40" 4k smart TV and dedicated trainer's workstation with flip-up seat, and remote HDMI and USB ports provided the perfect setup for presentations.
Definitely a great first project with Handsfree and an ideal jumping-off point for more Sprinter conversions. Keep an eye out for a Sprinter-based camper and race van in the coming months.