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Luxury, Off-Grid Camper with Massive Storage and Huge Kitchen

Sold
£33,000

Citroen Relay L3H2

Used
96,050 miles
2 Berths

Essential Information
Hob
Oven
Fridge
Kitchen Sink
Dining Table
Heater
Ceiling Fan/Vent
Shower - Internal
Shower - External
Toilet - Portable
Toilet - Cassette
Pet Bed/Pet Friendly
DAB Radio
Audio Inputs
TV
Extra Storage

Detailed Information
Vehicle Description

Please find me at @cocoond_ on Instagram, or get in touch at 07578713064 any time. Over on Instagram you’ll see examples of my other work and clips throughout the build process.

Comes with full year’s MOT, full service and history.
Immaculate bodywork, freshly painted wheels and four nearly new tyres, plus two free tyres with sale
38 MPG avg, plenty of power and a pleasure to drive, 130BHP, 2198cc

2.9T with all four tanks full, passengers and some cargo on board, so plenty of room for all your gear.

Melody gets her name from her previous owners- an acoustics company who looked after her incredibly well. She was run down the motorway with light loads, serviced regularly and well-maintaned – reflected in her MOT history.
She runs well and drives beautifully, with a good turning circle and acceleration and fits standard parking spaces. I’ve taken her through tiny streets in St Ives and up steep, unmade roads in the Lakes, and she’s proven a very capable and reliable vehicle. Never broken down or given me any issues whatsoever.
Unlike Sprinters and Crafters, these vans are galvanised, so should never develop rust issues.

Beds Description

Fixed single or pull-out kingsize bed with Dormeo memory foam orthopaedic mattress – ultra comfortable – just under 6 foot in length

Conversion Description

Meet Melody – an off-grid adventure camper, built to last with a huge storage capacity, large, functional kitchen, kingsize bed and high-quality fixtures.

Frustrated with the campers available on the market, I designed and built Melody with full-time living in mind. Sick of tiny sinks and fridges, thin, uncomfortable mattresses and small beds, poorly-built or nonexistent showers, lack of storage, and low ceilings, I sought to make this van as comfortable and capable as possible.

For the kitchen, I included a large, solid bamboo countertop area for plenty of work surface, a deep stainless-steel sink and tap with pull-out spout, a three-burner hob and oven and one of the largest 12V fridge-freezers available on the market – with 130L of capacity. With the integrated draining board above the sink keeping clutter out of the way, it’s a pleasure to cook in this spacious kitchen.

The convertible shower features a suction shower head which can be placed anywhere for your convenience. It has a (removable) large Thetford porta potti and hot air ducts and extract fan, so can be used as a drying box for wet gear, and stows away easily to save space in the van.

The bed is a fixed single – convenient for solo travellers – and pulls out into an ultra-comfortable kingsize bed for couples and starfish sleepers. It features a Dormeo memory foam orthopaedic mattress. It’s just shy of 6 foot in length, and ceiling height is 6,2” – so all but the tallest can stand up straight.

Melody has one of the largest electrical systems you’ll find on any conversion, with 600W of solar panels on the roof, a 300AH Lithium battery and 2000W pure sine wave inverter – more than enough for an Instant Pot, espresso machine, mobile office and more. It has a hookup point for campsites and a 30A DC-DC charger to top-up while driving.

With the Truma Combi 4E boiler, the space heats up quickly and stays warm all day. Hot water is available on demand. Coupled with the two Maxxair vents, there is plenty of ventilation. Warm in winter and cool in summer.

FULL FEATURES LIST:

130 litre Vitrifrigo C130 12v fridge freezer (worth £1,112.02), external compressor for full depth veg drawers and additional fittings installed by Penguin Refrigeration.
Thetford Spinflo Triplex 3 burner hob and oven (LPG gas with 12v ignition) (worth £549.95)
Truma Combi 4E boiler for instant hot air and hot water. 12v, LPG and 230v compatible (worth £1,395).
Deep stainless steel sink by Voilamart with IKEA ÄLMAREN stainless tap with pull-out spout – doubles as an outdoor shower when used out of the kitchen window.
Two MaxxAir Deluxe Fans (air in or extract) fans in ‘smoke tint’, remote controlled (worth £800). Two additional Maxxshades – integrated blinds worth £125
1-2 person loveseat/bench seat
CTA swivel on single captain’s seat for 2-3 person dining and home office
Legun mount swivel table
Shoe storage step (fits 6+ pairs)
Massive storage capacity – 6 cupboards and 11 drawers, plus large garage storage space.
13 terracotta pots with cacti and succulents (natural dehumidifiers)
Projector screen and mount for cinema nights
12v reading lights
IKEA KUNGSFORS integrated dish drying rack with removable stainless steel drip-tray
3 2 gang 12v USB charging sockets with fast-charge
Huge fruit and veg basket
Large larder drawer in chalkboard paint for shopping lists
Double-glazed acrylic campervan windows, (x2 top hinged, x1 sliding) with integrated black-out blinds and fly screens
Waterproof luxury vinyl tile flooring in honey oak

Comes with complimentary black-out reflective cab blinds, Duronic projector screen and mount and MIFI router for mobile internet. Air Ride airbag suspension system fitted at rear (£300+) and spare tyre.

PLUMBING:
CAK tanks 65L fresh water tank (with submersible drinking water filter) and 50L waste tank with B pillar fill point and food-grade hose. Water level indicator in the cab.
Shurflo Trail King 30PSI pump and accumulator
Double-filtered drinking water via Ceramet submersible tank filter, as well as additional in-line drinking water filter on kitchen cold tap
12mm John Guest pipework throughout – original JG fittings including isolation taps and one-way valves on every appliance
Thetford 365 porta potti

GAS:
Huge gas system worth over £600 – GAS IT 30L underslung gas tank with Cavagna 30mb regulator and bayonet fill point in the B pillar. Refillable at many petrol stations. One £19 tank lasts 6 months in summer.
Thermoplastic fill pipe and armoured copper microbore pipe. Fully Gas Safe compliant with drop out vents and isolation taps on each appliance. Gas level indicator in the cab.
Gas safety certificate
LPG earth bonding

ELECTRICAL:
5 230V mains sockets powered by 2000W pure sine wave inverter (double fused)
300AH LiFeP04 Lithium leisure battery from KS Energy with built-in BMS and Bluetooth monitoring
Sterling 30A DC-DC charger (BB1230) for smarter charging while driving than a standard split charger (double fused)
Metal consumer unit from British General with appropriately rated RCD and MCBs
600W of rigid monocrystalline solar panels from Photonic Universe with double-insulated solar PV cable
Double pole DC isolator switch for solar
Photonic Universe 60A/600W MPPT charge controller with remote display
Mains hookup and Inverter on 3-way changeover switch – power your mains on or off-grid
12V blade fuse holder for DC circuits
600A negative busbar
Positive busbar and distribution block with appropriately rated MEGA and MIDI fuses
Blue Sea 300A battery isolator switch
Blue Sea MRBF terminal fuse holder and 300A Blue Sea terminal fuse – ultimate protection for your leisure battery
Separate DC and AC earthing points
Xpelair simply silent extractor fan with timer
Entire system worth over £4k

SAFETY:
Carbon monoxide alarm
Fire extinguisher (powder)
Milenco hardened steel steering lock

QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP:

Celotex insulation throughout – up to 60mm in walls, 25mm in floors, 40mm in ceiling, and 100mm Dritherm 37 in wall cavities for huge R value. Reflectix vapour barrier all round with aluminum foil tape seals.
Properly waterproofed shower box with full Everbuild tanking system under PVC shower cladding
Fully OSMO protected beech plywood
Dodo mat sound deadening & grip-mat lined drawers and cupboards
All rubber multistranded cable, appropriately rated and run inside corrugated conduit for additional protection
Metal work is lined with neoprene AND automotive carpet for additional thermal properties. No roasting hot bulkheads in summer!
Walls and subfloor are sealed front AND back with Ronseal 8 year mould protection, coupled with 6 vents for plenty of airflow


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 (does not meet DVLA standards)
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Transmission:
Manual
Emissions Compliance:
LEZ Compliant
Belted Seats:
2 Belts
Driving Side:
Right-Hand Drive
Vehicle Length:
5.98 meters
Vehicle Height:
2.52 meters
Vehicle Width:
2.25 meters
Converter Type:
Self Build - Handcrafted Start-up
Conversion Condition:
Excellent
Gas Sign-off:
Gas Safe Certificate
Max Weight (MAM, GVW or MTPLM):
3,500kg
Unladen Weight:
2,969kg
Unladen Weight Verified:
Yes - the vehicle has been weighed since completion

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

From Quirky Campers:
We like the style

We like the style means that Quirky Campers would approve it for hiring but you must still check that the gas, electrics and weight were done properly. For some tips on what to look out for read this. If the listing has no Gas Safe certificate, no unladen weight and no electrical sign-off please proceed with caution!

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:

Finance options are available through our partner, Pegasus Finance. The UK’s leading specialist broker in the leisure finance industry.

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