Ford Transit Mk6 – High Top, Long Wheel Base
VEHICLE HISTORY & MAINTENANCE:
Overall, this is a sound vehicle that’s been well looked after – both by myself and by the previous owners. It has of course had the sort of mechanical wear-and-tear that’s to be expected, but repairs & servicing have been kept on top of. Since I’ve had it, one of the leaf springs needed replacing on the last MOT (costing £340), I had the front tracking realigned with two new tyres (about £200), and more recently I’ve had a brand new starter motor put in (£260), since the original was on its last legs. Besides the starter, it’s always run reliably with no issues, and I had the van fully serviced in April with no major issues. Next MOT will be due in March. I can provide a full maintenance history for my own ownership, and for the previous ownership – so for the last three or four years.
In terms of relatively minor things that could do with fixing / keeping an eye on:
– One of the wing mirrors is cracked and needs replacing.
– There’s some light rust on the foot-step of the driver-side door. I’ve treated it with ‘KU-rust’, but that’s more of a temporary measure than a proper fix.
– The latch of the little door covering the fuel cap is broken. Aerodynamics keeps it closed in any case while driving.
– Some maintenance recommendations were detailed in the most recent service, but these weren’t urgent / pressing. I can give you that report, and leave it to your discretion whether you want to address them.
£500 or so should cover these issues, and I’ve factored this into the price I’m seeking. In short, some minor fixes and things to keep an eye on – but overall a sound vehicle with a healthy engine, and plenty of miles left on the clock.
Large, fixed/raised bed, with a comfortable foam mattress. Comfortably sleeps two adults, or three if you’re happy to get cosy!
I’m 6’2 – if I lie completely straight my feet just poke off the end of the bed.
The conversion is subtle from the outside; it’s not blatantly a campervan unless you really look, so it’s good for flying under the radar. Very spacious inside, and yet the wood-panelling gives it a wonderfully cosy feel. I’m 6’2, and have lived in it very comfortably pretty much full-time over the last 18 months or so.
Designed to accommodate two adults, and set up for full-time living and/or long trips off-grid.
– Large, fixed bed, with a comfortable foam mattress.
– Kitchen with two-stove gas hob, tap with running water, sink, and I recently bought and installed a brand new, top-of-the-range Dometic Waeco CRX50 fridge-freezer (45L capacity, quiet, and super efficient – £600, but was well worth the investment).
– Solar-powered 12v electric system with capacity to charge phones via USB sockets, along with the the lights, the fridge, and the water pump for the kitchen tap and the shower (unheated, out the back of the garage). Inverter also allows for 240v charging, for laptops etc. Hook-up power also possible, if you plan on staying at campsites / on friends’ driveways etc.
– The water tank is 70L (which usually lasts me 2 weeks or so), and I’ve only needed to refill the gas for the hob once in the 18 months I’ve lived in it. (One of those refills was about a month ago, so will be good for a long while now).
– More storage space than you’re likely to actually need/use – various cupboards, drawers and shelves etc., along with a ‘garage’ under the bed (accessible from inside the van) with a slide-out rack for two bikes.
– Window covers for privacy / subtlety, and a curtain separating the cab from the living space, meaning you can roll out of bed and hit the road without needing to leave the van.
– 12v electric system, with inverter for charging laptops etc. (at 240v)
– 2 x 110amph leisure batteries. Split-relay to charge while driving, and two solar panels (240w & 100w) on roof.
– Hook-up power also wired in, with long hook-up cable included.
– 70L water tank, Shurflo water pump, 25L grey-water tank
– Dometic Waeco CRX50 fridge-freezer, 45L capacity (£600, brand new)
– Shower (un-heated) at the back of garage, which runs off the water pump. Useful for washing gear / feet etc., and the rest of you if you’re hardy!
– 6kg Gas-It bottle – in aluminium-lined box in garage, filled by fixed nozzle under the van.
– Gas-safety certificate.
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