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VW CRAFTER - COMPLETELY OFF GRID

£46,000

VW CRAFTER LWB

Used
99,000 miles
4 Berths

Essential Information
Hob
Oven
Fridge
Kitchen Sink
Dining Table
Woodburner
Ceiling Fan/Vent
Shower - Internal
Toilet - Portable
Pet Bed/Pet Friendly
DAB Radio
Audio Inputs
Extra Storage
Reversing Camera

Detailed Information
Vehicle Description

3 owners, Fedex van prior to 2nd owners. Excellent motor – runs and drives like it should. Will come with brand new MOT and full service for piece of mind as well as partial service history from previous owner.

Beds Description

Winch-up Queen bed 200 x 140cm. Or
2 separate singles 200 x 50 + underneath for your pet friends.
(WINCH IS CURRENTLY BROKEN)
But the frame and bed system is still there. I have not removed as it can be fixed.

Conversion Description

Note- I am reluctantly selling my beautiful camper because it was a transition for me to live in before moving in to my house and now it is just a bit too big for me. I would consider suitable swaps and part cash if realistic.
But just want it to go to a good home for someone who can give it more love than I can at the moment.

Self-built, sleek modern design with quirky personal touches. Self designed winch up bed and all essential modern comforts.

For sale is my newly converted 2016 VW Crafter with 99000 miles on the clock. This whopper sleeps 4, drives 3.

This beauty was intended to be my full time home and is therefore equipped to accommodate a lifestyle on the road.

If you’re looking to bob around the UK on weekends, take an extended trip into Europe or even buying with a view to renting out (quoted at £110 per night by CampToo) then look no further!

Note from the converter:
After buying, building and living in my previous 4 vans, Ive finally arrived at a stage where I can say this van hits the spot on every front. I designed no. 5 to have all the modern comforts whilst maintaining an air of spaciousness – no overhanging cupboards down the length of the van to crack your noggin on, no massive looming shower room dominating the space (dont worry, there is a shower space but we’ll get to that later.), no noisy temperamental diesel heater pumping out fumes on start up, a myriad of locations to comfortably park your butt, dimmable light switches, space saving food jars and my self-designed elevator bed. None of the faff, farting around pulling cushions off, re positioning, making and unmaking the bed in an eternal nightmare of bedding day in day out! When you’re tired at the end of a long days drive, hiking or looking after the nippers, push a button and clock out – easy!

Variety being the spice of life, creating varied appetizing meals on the road is made possible by the inclusion of a gas oven with integrated dual ring burner. Plenty of room for your leftovers in the 60L 12v DC fridge.

Dont want that stale food smell? Turn on the 2 ceiling mounted fans to suck out any vaporised cooking juices.

While your foods cooking get cosy next to the log burning stove and watch the sun set from the comfort and warmth of your van.

Meeting up with other members of the extensive VanLife community? this van will seat a total of 11 people at a push including the drivers seat (no joke!). 6 people maybe more on the 2, 2 meter benches in the back, 2 on the bench seat next to the stove and 2 in the dual swivel seat at the front and 1 poor sod in the driver seat facing away from everyone else. Maybe it could be the time-out chair? If your mates have a couple too many and need a place to crash then the cushion seats can pull together to form an additional kingsize bed, or can be left as 2 smaller single beds below the winch up bed. The winch up bed is held up by 4 steel cables rated to 1 ton each and they are held by a motorized car winch mounted on the roof capable of withstanding a load of 5 tons.

HEAPS of storage. As mentioned the back benches are 2 meters long each. One of them houses the electrical components but still sparing ample storage, the other large enough to accommodate ski’s, snowboards, inflatable kayaks, skateboards, power kites or surfboards under 2 meters if you’re some sort of maverick surfer. 4 deep drawers ,2 cutlery drawers, 2 overhead storage cabinets, 1 flip down cupboard and a huge curved cupboard in the kitchen area. There’s 1 further pull-out toilet drawer and the shower box doubles up as a huge storage compartment for bedding or whatever else you may wanna shove in there.

The whopping 210AH AGM battery is powered by an equally large 550 watt dual-sided LG solar panel. The idea being that light reflected from the van onto the underside of the panel generates an additional 150w. The power then runs to a Renogy controller that distributes the power to a 2000w inverter (for all appliances) and also the fuse panel for all the 12v goodies. There’s an external switch mounted in the wall that allows you to turn on the AC power (4 plug sockets & 4 usb charge points).

Collapsible shower: Under the seat next to the burner is a fully waterproofed and sealed shower box. On the ceiling above it there’s a shower rail that runs around the overhead fan. When you want to shower, simply clip the shower bag to the rail as well as the curtain and voila!

Underslung 75L water tank and quiet electric pump.

Ton of extras inc. side ladder, raptor liner paint, bonnet bra and visor, side opening window.

As you can see there is not a single piece of stretchy carpet in sight. I CANNOT STAND the all grey carpet caves that get churned out by the dozen and even though its been a stern lesson in patience, the overall aesthetic of the van has benefitted massively from the banishment.

The van was a fedex van, then had a second owner who needed it to transport his jet ski before realising it was too big for his needs and selling it to the converter and then me. Ive got the history from the previous owner but nothing before hand though ive had no issues since owning it.

Im reluctantly having to sell my beautiful van after unforeseen family circumstances and I just want it to go to a good home so please only come to view or get in touch if you are serious.

Many thanks


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
Emissions Compliance:
ULEZ Compliant
Belted Seats:
3 Belts
Driving Side:
Right-Hand Drive
Vehicle Length:
6.84 meters
Converter Type:
Professional - Handcrafted
Conversion Condition:
New
Gas Sign-off:
None
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)
Inverter
240v Electrics
240v Mains Charger
240v Sign off

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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