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2 months ago

Off-Grid Campervan

£58,000
England
Cumbria
Ford
2017
30,298 miles
Manual
Diesel

I am selling my 2017 Ford Transit 350 L4 H3 panel van that has been converted into a DVLA approved “Motor Caravan”. It has the largest height and longest wheelbase available for this model of van. I have a height of 6’2, even after conversion, I am able to fully stand and move around inside the campervan. The number of belted seats including driver is 3, and it is designed to sleep 3 to 4 people.

I put together this large series of 14 live video guides, where I walk you through step by step every aspect of using this campervan and at the same time, I explain in full why everything was designed and built the way it was, they are a must-watch and will help you understand the value of this conversion.

https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwGu0WrKEF6ClbZm6QOiiOfIDIK76y8mZ

The reason for my sale is due to us starting a family, and now with our 2nd baby on the way it is unlikely our campervan will get used, at least for the next 3 to 4 years. So, parting with it now makes sense and then possibly converting another once the kids grow up is now our plan.

No expense was spared during our build process, which was completed in 2020. The campervan conversion is a self-build, but we used trained professionals as needed to assist in its completion. Whisper power engineer for electrics and gas engineer for LPG system installation, testing and certification.

I designed this campervan to be completely off-grid, using large solar panels and a large lithium-ion battery bank. We built it to the highest specification possible to include many mod cons, such as a daily use composting toilet (same used in luxury yachts), separate shower room with hot running water and LPG gas for both cooking and for our vehicle heating system.

With that being said, putting a “sale value” on this vehicle is a difficult one, it is a one-of-a-kind campervan that I have no doubt will meet and surpass many people’s conversion wish lists. After researching the current market, I estimate it is worth somewhere between 50 and 60K.

I found many conversions of a similar vehicle age and mileage that are priced between 60 and 100K, that actually have fewer features than my conversion and are lacking in terms of build quality. I expect to receive quite a lot of interest and offers on my vehicle, it is located close to Carlisle, UK. Viewings can be arranged for serious buyers only.

Between 2018 and 2020, I laid out 23K for the vehicle purchase alone and then a total of 20.5K was spent on parts that were added during the campervan conversion (a detailed parts list showing all costings can be provided). The 43.5K mentioned above does not factor in the time and labour that went into this build. If I was to try and build this again at today’s prices for this vehicle and parts alone, I estimate it would be at least 20% more due to current market and price inflation.

To follow is a list of the “main features” and key selling points, broken down into 3 categories vehicle modifications, electrical system and campervan features.

Overview – Vehicle modifications.

• Vehicle is officially registered with the DVLA as a “Motor Caravan”.
• Conversion started with “ex-showroom vehicle” had 5’169 miles, now only 30’298 on it.
• Has complete MOT and service history with 1 owner myself, fully loaded weight is 3180 KG.
• Alarm system with internal PIR’s and deadlocks fitted to all doors by Sussex Installations.
• Relocated OBD port and put into a custom lock box with security key.
• Entire underbody treated with “Krown Rustproofing” includes certificate.
• Upgraded from single to triple “Leaf Springs” by Midland Road Springs.
• Michelin Agilis Cross Climate new tyres fitted to all (x4) wheels in April 2024.
• Sony XAV-AX3005DB stereo / navigation system fitted, android auto and apple car play.
• Upgraded vehicle stereo system with BLAM 165 RSQ speakers and tweeters.
• Brake light reversing camera installed from Incartec.
• Front and rear recording camera system from Auto-Vox A2, starts and stops with ignition.
• Complete set of snow chains to fit tyres “never needed to use”.

Overview – Electrical system.

• Complete off-grid system designed and put together by Whisper Power UK.
• 400Ah battery bank (x4) 100Ah “Lithium-Ion” 12V Batteries.
• 610w Solar System (x2) 305w panels with suntrack solar inverter.
• Vehicle to leisure battery charging, “euro boost alternator charging system”.
• 2000w combi supreme inverter with remote gauge.
• (x6) 240v charging outlets and (x5) 12v USB A charging outlets.
• Battery Pro monitoring system, which connects via shunt to leisure and vehicle batteries.
• Dell 32″ U3219Q HDR 4K IPS Monitor / TV system fitted with remote access to cupboard.
• (x7) ceiling lights some switch and touch operated, with (x2) touch operated table lights.

Overview – Campervan features.

• Floor, ceiling, all walls and separate bulkhead completely insulated.
• A continuous vapour barrier was installed and maintained throughout the build.
• Sound deadening panels were also added.
• High quality finish using lightweight wood cladding and automotive carpet for interior.
• 80 litre capacity Dometic CRX fridge installed.
• 10 litre “hot water tank” system installed with 12v and 240v power use options.
• 70 litre under chassis CAK “freshwater tank” for sink and shower, includes filter and gauge.
• 20 litre (x2) interchangeable “drinking water tanks” fitted under sink with separate tap.
• 50 litre under chassis CAK “grey water tank” includes gauges under the sink.
• 30 litre under chassis Gas It “LPG tank system” includes solenoid valve and LED gauge.
• The complete system was inspected by a gas engineer and comes with a certificate.
• Large space-saving sink with interlocking trays and chopping board.
• Dometic LPG “gas burner” dual ring system fitted into worktop.
• Propex MKII “space heater” under chassis mounting, with temperature control inside vehicle.
• Dometic Seitz S4 side window fitted to sliding door.
• Dometic Heki 3 Roof light can be fully opened, fitted directly above bed.
• Motorhome Wi-Fi 4G system with roof antenna fitted.
• Airhead, marine composting toilet fitted with 12v extractor fan vented under vehicle.
• Shower room with closing door, hot water bidet and 12v waterproof extractor fan.
• x2 Maxx Air deluxe roof fans, one front near cooking area and one at rear above bed area.
• X2 large cupboards either side of seating area with separate cutlery draw.
• Fixed full sized UK double bed 1900 x 1350 mm with 5 side cupboards and 2 mini tables.
• Double mattress by Eve Sleep, bed is on vented slates above a large garage area.
• 3-to-4-person seat, with custom seat cushions, can be pulled out to make a 2nd bed area.
• Large slide out table located under bed.
• Computer monitor is recessed into wall above table and swings out for bottom of bed view.
• Trio “gas alarm” sensor, fire blanket and extinguisher, with first aid and euro travel kit.
• Large under bed storage area, able to store bike(s) upright.
– has dual access from inside by hatch under table or from rear doors outside.
• Vehicle levelling ramps and 15 metre hookup cable.

Conversion Description

No expense was spared during our build process, which was completed in 2020. The campervan conversion is a self-build, but we used trained professionals as needed to assist in its completion. Whisper power engineer for electrics and gas engineer for LPG system installation, testing and certification. I designed this campervan to be completely off-grid, using large solar panels and a large lithium-ion battery bank. We built it to the highest specification possible to include many mod cons, such as a daily use composting toilet (same used in luxury yachts), separate shower room with hot running water and LPG gas for both cooking and for our vehicle heating system.

Beds Description

Fixed full sized UK double bed 1900 x 1350 mm and custom seat that can be pulled out to make a 2nd bed area.

Main Bed Length
190cm
Steve Martin
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