Bertie the Off-Grid Camper


2007 Ford Transit EXTRA-LBW

107,000 miles
2 Berths

Essential Information
Dining Table
Toilet - Cassette
Air Conditioning

Detailed Information
Vehicle Description

Bertie the Off-Grid Camper!

Registered as 3.5 tonne, extra long wheel base, 2 berth, 3 seats, long mot, diesel, low mileage. ยฃ12,500

Really reluctant sale of my sisterโ€™s pride and joy due to her recently buying a house and currently being 38 weeks pregnant, baby is imminent ๐Ÿ˜ฌ (hence I have offered to manage this listing-although I did get her to do a video tour of it which I can send to anyone interested ๐Ÿ˜Š).

She brought Bertie as an unconverted minibus in 2021 after realising that her budget of 10000 wasnโ€™t going to buy her the kind of camper she wanted (ended up spending more than this on the van and conversion anyway ๐Ÿ™ˆ). The plan was to have extended trips away with her husband and be able to use as a base to work from. She also hoped to rent it out so no expense has been spared ensuring heating, electrics and gas are up to standard. The engine has also had some love, most notably a new gearbox and clutch to ensure it is bombproof for long trips.

She managed a trip away to Europe and Scotland and very kindly lent it to me for my honeymoon trip to Italy last year. Both our husbands are over 6ft and although itโ€™s a not a high top they found it more than comfortable. (also keeps the weight down and means it can fit under car park barriers)

The rest of the time she has spent weekends converting it (with lots of help and guidance on its conversion from our aircraft engineer father and very talented craftsman step-father). It is well insulated all round, has a larger than standard double bed with memory foam mattress, desk, cooker, loads of storage, top of the range LPG cooker, fridge, electrics (leisure battery can be charged by solar/alternator and mains), LPG heating system and underslung 25litre tank. It is such a great van and is so nearly completed but her pregnancy and recent house purchase mean it must find a new home.

Please note the Speedo and odometer are currently broken (our local garage has quoted her ยฃ300 to fix it). Ali used a Tom Tom to keep track of the speed but she will knock this off the advertised price so you can fix if you wish.

The Last recorded mileage by the DVLA was 140,098 km (87,000 miles) in July 2019. She bought Bertie in 2021 and her travels since then to have added approximately 5,000 miles maximum.

Priced for quick sale due to baby so no time wasters please. Happy for inspections and test drives. Priority is finding her a fabulous new home where she can be enjoyed.

Please message if you would like the โ€˜video tourโ€™ and happy to send over specs of the electrics and fittings. Lots if almost new extras including cassette loo and outdoor shower included.

Based near Chieveley, Newbury (3 miles from m4).

Beds Description

Custom fit bed, wider than a standard double.

Conversion Description

See description. Only thing left to finish is the water tank but perfectly useable without. She does come with a 60-litre water tank and custom welded frame that is ready to fit underneath the van, if that is your preference.

Contact the Seller

The contact details for this vehicle are no longer available because it has either sold or the listing has expired.

Vehicle Spec
Registered Type:
Panel Van (meets DVLA standards)
Fuel Type:
Belted Seats:
2 Belts
Driving Side:
Right-Hand Drive
Vehicle Length:
6.00 meters
Converter Type:
Self Build - Handcrafted Expert
Conversion Condition:
Partially Completed
Gas Sign-off:
Gas Safe Certificate
Max Weight (MAM, GVW or MTPLM):
Unladen Weight:
Unladen Weight Verified:
Yes - the vehicle has been weighed since completion

12v Electrics
USB Sockets
Leisure Battery
Split Charge Relay
Solar Panel(s)
240v Electrics
240v Mains Charger

From Quirky Campers:

Please note: Quirky Campers do not inspect the listings for accuracy or check campervans in person. We have asked sellers to provide evidence of certificates and paperwork however you MUST check yourself that the information provided is present and correct. You will need to exercise the normal due diligence when buying any vehicle.

Finance Options:

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