Maggie - Ford Transit LWB - Off-Grid Campervan Conversion

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£12,000
Campervan

Ford Transit 100 T350L RWD L3H3

Used
142,250 miles
3 Berths

Essential Information
Kitchen Sink
Dining Table
Ceiling Fan/Vent
Toilet - Portable
Extra Storage

Detailed Information
Vehicle Description

***MOT until January 2025***

Van Technical Info:
– Ford Transit 100 T350L RWD
– Euro 4
– 2402 CC
– 3 Seats
– 2-Axle Rigid Body
– Vehicle Category N1
– White
– L3 H3 – LWB + High Roof
– 142k miles
– Partial Service History

Maintenance work in the past few years:
– New EGR valve
– New suspension arms + leaf spring
– New front wheel bearing
– New starter motor
– New offside brake pipe + discs + pads
– New prop shaft bearing
– New fuel hose
– New door sills + Underbody welding to prevent rust

Conversion Description

Maggie has been our wonderful campervan for nearly 7 years now, since I converted her myself! We’ve had some incredible journeys together, and it saddens me to have to give her up. Our family of three is becoming a family of four, and sadly our lovely camper won’t fit us all in.

As an experienced carpenter, I converted Maggie over several years as a labour of love, and have added lots of bespoke touches to make her as comfortable and practical as possible. These include the addition of solar power & large battery capacity to turn her into an off-grid tiny home!.

We’re sad to be giving her up, but excited for the new life she has to live!

Conversion Specifications:
• 200W Roof Mounted Solar Panel
• 140A Durite Split Charge Relay
• 2x Trojan T-105 225Ah Batteries
• 12-Way Fuse Box
• Touch On/Off LED Lights + string lights
• Mushroom Vent Extractor Van
• 2x USB Sockets
• Vintage 70’s sink with Microswitch tap + Whale electric water pump
• 25l Fresh Water Tank
• 25l Waste Water Tank
• Porta Potti 165 Toilet (this is optional if you don’t want it!)
• Hand-built Kitchen with 36mm Ply Worktop + Locking Cabinets & Drawers
• Huge amounts of storage throughout the van
• Large garage storage space
• Seating area with under-seat storage + cushions
• Pullout Table
• Auxiliary children’s bed
• Garrison Deadlocks – Thatcham Accredited
• Bubble Film + 100mm Knauf Insulation
• Linen handmade privacy blinds on windows
• Dometic Seitz Rooflight with Ventilation

Kitchen Area:
The generous kitchen and worktop space was bespokely designed to be as functional as possible, with several overhead storage areas (including a very large one over the cab) + lots of locking cupboard and drawer space. It really feels like a luxury not to have to leave anything behind when you go away! A real treat is the height of the interior space. Its approx. 6ft 1in, so nice to be cooking and cleaning without getting backache.

The worktop is a 36mm piece of plywood that has been treated with food-safe polyutherane. Above the worktop are Moroccan styled backsplash tiles, which look great and help to keep things nice and clean. You’ll see in the pictures that we have a storage rail and basket, which is especially handy for bits and pieces like wooden spoons and toothbrushes.
There is an in-built vintage 1970’s sink that was saved from an old caravan, which adds a gorgeous touch of character. Under the sink are two large containers for fresh and waste water, wired in with a submersible pump. This pump is cleverly activated by just turning the tap on and off. It works just like your kitchen tap at home!

Other fun and handy features include the mushroom vent extractor fan above the worktop, this is vital when you’re cooking inside to prevent the whole van smelling like food! One of the reasons we didn’t install in in-built cooker was to ensure that the van didn’t smell like bacon all the time + we very much enjoy the flexibility of cooking indoors or outdoors! We also added a wall-hung bottle opener (because we all need a beer or two on a camping trip!)

Electrics:
As an off-grid camper, we’ve ensured that Maggie has the capability to be used just as easily in a campsite as in the middle of nowhere. There is a large 200w solar panel installed on the roof, which leads to a charge controller and into a 12-way fuse box. Powering the electrical system are 2x Trojan T-105 225Ah Batteries. These are almost overkill, but will ensure you never run out of juice! If you’re out of luck and there’s no sun, I’ve also installed a 140A Durite Split Charge Relay. This device works by charging up the leisure batteries while the van is on the move.

We’ve got 2x warm white touch on/off LED lights on the ceiling of the van + string lights. The string lights have a little switch next to the kitchen, but we’ve found the touch lights particularly handy when you’re in bed, cosy and don’t want to get up to switch anything off! There are also 2x USB sockets to keep our beloved phones + devices charged!

Because of the fuse box + battery size, there is great opportunity for expanding the electrical potential. If you feel you need more lights/sockets/devices, there’s plenty of room! The whole electrical system is neatly tucked away in a cupboard under the kitchen, which is lockable for safety.

Seating & Dining:
There is seating enough for 3/4 people with fixed bench seating + ample under-seat storage. The under-seat storage also neatly stores away our portable toilet (you don’t have to take this, its optional!). There are cushions for the bench seats + a pull out table for dining. The table is generous in size and also doubles as a bed-extender. The table is made of plywood and has been oiled, so is food-safe.

Other Features + Notes:
• Over the bed is a rooflight with ventilation. This is such a treat in the summer, to have fresh air breezing in + also wonderful at night to see the stars as you nod off.
• Covering the windows are linen privacy blinds (made by my lovely mother!). These neatly tie up when not in use.
• A large portion of the wood used in the van has been reclaimed, to ensure that while converting it, I was acting as sustainably as possible.
• During the conversion I added layers of bubble film + 100mm Knauff insulation to keep the van cosy in winter & cool in the summer. Under the insulation I placed sound-deadening plates to make sure the sound doesn’t travel and you don’t feel like you’re in a tin box!
• For security, both the sliding door & back doors have Garrison Deadlocks. These are Thatcham approved and give great piece of mind.
• There is heaps of storage throughout the van, from the very large garage area, to the pull out under-bed drawers. You’ll never need to leave anything behind for want of space!

Maggie has been well loved and used, and therefore there are a few signs of wear and tear. It should be noted that these are cosmetic and have no impact on the structure of the campervan as a vehicle or camper. These include some dodgy paintwork on the exterior for rust prevention, a couple of bumps here and there + internal wear and tear from many wonderful adventures had! I’ve done my best to give her a refresh prior to the sale, but we see them as signs of a good time! (if you have any concerns/want any specifics/photos, I’d be happy to help).

We totally love this van and have always tried our best to give her the love and maintenance she deserves. No expense has been spared in making sure she runs well and is safe and road worthy. We’ll be so sad to see her go, and sincerely hope her new owner cherishes her!

If you have any questions at all, I’d be more than happy to have a chat, so please get in touch!

Beds Description

There is a fixed memory foam bed in our lovely van. It is a ‘small double’ in width (4ft), and in it’s fixed position, which is shown in the photos, is 5ft 4in in length (I’m quite short!). However, the bed can be re-positioned + additional foam/cushion placed over the pull-out table at the end to extend it very comfortably & easily. We’ve spent plenty of nights as a family of three with the bed in the longer position, and had ample space. What makes the bed especially luxurious is the skylight over it to watch the stars as you nod off!

We’ve additionally built the van with children in mind, and created an auxiliary children’s bed, which can be converted by pulling out the large under bed storage trunk. This trunk height-matches the bench seating and creates a nice long bed frame. We’ve popped cushions on there previously and when needed, had a sound sleep!

Main Bed Length
165cm

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:
Diesel
Transmission:
Manual
Belted Seats:
3 Belts
Driving Side:
Right-Hand Drive
Vehicle Length:
5.68 meters
Converter Type:
Self Build - Handcrafted Start-up
Conversion Condition:
Good
Gas Sign-off:
Gas free
Max Weight (MAM, GVW or MTPLM):
3,500kg
Unladen Weight Verified:
No - the vehicle has not been weighed since completion

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

From Quirky Campers:
Quirky loves this style

Quirky loves this style means that Quirky Campers would approve this van for hiring. However, Quirky have not approved a Gas Safe certificate, a Weighbridge certificate, or the vehicle's electrics. Buyers must check these themselves. 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!

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