Our Beautiful Van Tallulah is sadly for sale and we’re emigrating to Australia. We really want her to find a good home, with someone who will enjoy her as much as we have. She runs on LPG or petrol returning a very thrifty 220-240 miles from a full tank (£25-30 to fill). Having only covered just over 100,000 miles she is in great condition.
-Ford Transit 280 Long Wheel Base Factory fitted bi-fuel van.
-Rare Factory fitted LPG and 2.2 Petrol hybrid
-Manual 5 speed gearbox
-Full Central locking
-No rust or welding needed. Has had a replacement sill custom fitted by a classic car bodywork specialist
Work Carried out:
-New wheel bearings
-New tracking Rods
-Minor welding completed by specialist – Frame, arches, and bodywork really are in excellent condition
-Minor oil leak reported – Has been checked by multiple mechanics and no work needed. Has never needed replacement oil other than normal maintenance
-MOT until September 2021
Meet Tallulah, our wonderful LWB medium-top stealth transit camper. We’re both veterinary surgeons and converted her while our new jobs in Australia were put on Covid Sabbatical.
We put a lot of time and effort into her, and in the last year have had so much fun traveling all over the UK in her, from lochside stays in the Isle of Skye to snow-covered breaks in the peak district.
She genuinely drives like a dream, never feeling clunky and heavy in the same manner as her diesel equivalents. She is a rare bi-fuel van, fitted at the time of manufacture by Ford. The LPG system offers excellent mileage and petrol can be used as a backup if needed (seamless switching between the two). She has been painted with Rustoleum in anthracite grey, and although she is fitted with solar panels and roof windows, from street level is very stealthy and maintains the appearance of a panel van. This has allowed us to stay in locations your standard camper couldn’t.
The 4 x leisure batteries, split charger, and solar panel combination allows us to live completely off-grid for a week while charging laptops, phones, and other small accessories.
-50mm Celotex board and wool insulation with vapor barrier throughout
– 150W Xplorer German Cell solar panel
-Split charge relay
-240v Portable electrical hookup if staying at a site.
-Victron Bluesolar MPPT unit
-300W pure sine power inverted
-Battery charge monitor, fuse box, and safety cut off switches
-2 x 3 pin plug sockets
-3 x USB ports (1 ultra-fast charge)
-LED lighting with handset controlled variable lighting options and dimmer
-Fiamma roof vents with mosquito cover and foil sunshade
-Removable hardwood table
-100% wool curtains and seat covers
-Large under-bed storage space (picture of the bed frame early in the build shows the space)
-Fixed Double bed that quickly extends to 6ft3
-Belfast ceramic sink
-Manual foot pump for water flow, saves on electricity and noise pollution compared to a 12v pump
-2 x 25L freshwater containers
-Beautiful hand-painted rear door artwork
-5ft3 Standing room (approx 5ft 10 with vents open)
Everything that you see can be included in the sale should you want it including:
-Dometic toilet and accompanying chemical that will be sterilized before the sale. (Only ever used for number ones 🙂 )
-Pop up Wolf-Wise tent for showering and outdoor toilet use
-12V shower for external use
-4 x Leisure batteries (85-120ah)
-Portable gas heater
-Gas hob (old but very functional). We opted not to fix this in the kitchen for an outdoor dining option!
-Memory foam mattress and topper
-Small pedal bin
-The electrical system is very easy to understand and perfect for a first-timer. I will supply the buyer with with a wiring diagram and all conversion pictures on request
*She is due an LPG service which can be offered prior to purchase or paid for and booked for the new owner*
There are fancier conversions, but we’ve used her for a year and have loved every minute! Please feel free to ask any questions. Happy Camping!
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.
Ford Transit 280 LWB Bi-Fuel
Fixed double-sized bed with a memory foam mattress. During the day the bed retracts to a lounging area (pictured) and extends to a full 4’6″ x 6’3″ when required. The picture of the extended bed will not upload unfortunately so here a description.; Popping up the cupboard under the bed and locking its feet into position forms a level platform with the seating area and bed frame. The cut portion of the mattress that is a lounging backrest in the day then zips securely into the main mattress and is covered with the topper – voila, full-size double bed. I’m not over-egging the pudding here when I say it’s more comfortable than our bed at home!