'Yolanda' - Fully Off-Grid Discrete & Cosy Mercedes Adventure Camper

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Mercedes Sprinter 311 CDI LWB

131,251 miles
3 Berths

Essential Information
Kitchen Sink
Dining Table
Ceiling Fan/Vent
Toilet - Portable
Pet Bed/Pet Friendly
Audio Inputs
Extra Storage

Detailed Information
Vehicle Description

As with all self-built camper sales, it’s with a heavy heart that I allow ‘Yolanda’ (we were forced to name it) to give a new loving owner some special memories, as I move on to my next adventure, living and working in France.

MOT until May 2024

Well maintained and looked after; this van is perfect for those looking to travel off-grid with plenty of storage for all their gear, whilst not compromising on comfortable living space.

Mechanically, it is in excellent condition. Having recently replaced all the fuel injectors, there will be no dealing with the dreaded “black death” which often plagues older diesel vehicles. It definitely has tens of thousands of miles still in its legs. Cosmetically, the bodywork could certainly look better, with patches of rust and a couple of scratches. However, if you’re not looking to win a beauty contest, in my travels throughout Europe I’ve often felt safer knowing eyes were rarely being drawn to my deceptively rough-looking safe haven.

It includes a spare wheel stored underneath the van & 2 almost new winter tyres.

If the interest is serious, I’m happy to negotiate on price and I’m more than happy to send additional photos, do virtual tours and answer further questions.

Conversion Description

This conversion was a serious labour of love (and, at points, torture) for myself and my best friend. It is by no means perfect, like the top-end builds, but, I think this imperfection is what gives ‘Yolanda’ its unique personality. Many, many hours of thought and research went into this camper and, for the sake of not making you read a long essay of continuous prose, I have detailed the features below with some explainers where necessary:

– Fully insulated using Celotex/Kingspan insulation boards and completed with aluminium foil air gap
– Marine plywood base covered with high-quality MDF floorboards
– Solid Oak Kitchen Worktop
– Dometic Sink & Two burner hob
– 2 x 10l Water Tanks for fresh & grey
– Secure gas bottle with drop vent
– Carbon monoxide alarm
– Dometic 25l powered coolbox
– Sliding partition between the living area & cab
– 305w Monocrystalline Solar Panel
– MPPT Charge Controller
– 2x130ah AGM Leisure Batteries (with this panel & battery set up, I’ve never once had to worry about running out of power whilst working remotely)
– 1500w Inverter 12v to 240v
– 3 interchangeable charging slots (currently two cigarette lighter sockets & two USB ports)
– 2 conventional UK plug sockets
– 2 separate circuits of dimmable LED lights
– Dometic Fantastic Vent (this fan over the kitchen creates an awesome convection airflow in tandem with the sky-light when you need a little breeze at night)
– Dometic Mini Heiki Style Rooflight (not only great for stargazing but, equally good for use as a discreet periscope when you need to do some reconnaissance)
– MV Airo 2KW Diesel Heater
– Lagun Table Mount
– Hand-crafted table
– Porta-Potti
– Hidden storage area for valuables (accessed via a sliding panel under the bed, and also the location of the battery monitor)
– Fire blanket and extinguisher
– Bluetooth stereo
– Upgraded JBL tweeter speakers
– Customisable back panels (the panels on the back doors are velcroed on, so can easily be removed and reupholstered if desired)
– Handmade hydro-dipped panel
– Ready-to-install reversing camera
– Storage shelf above the cab
– Both bench tops lift to provide storage underneath
– 3 sizeable drawers
– Plenty of storage space under the bed (it can fit 2 full-sized bikes with front wheels removed and surfboards up to about 6 1/2ft, not simultaneously sadly)

Decoration has never been my strong suit, so I would admit there is a lot of room for someone to take this camper and make it their own.

You may also have noticed there are no side windows. I chose this firstly, as I wanted it to remain truly stealth when parking up in urban areas and, secondly, because the side door basically stays open when I’m parked up anywhere else. However, I did make sure to make it easy to remove the panel on the door, if a window ever needed to be installed.

Beds Description

Fixed double bed with a foam mattress. With views out of the skylight, to stargaze before sleeping (or perhaps to witness the storm).

The sofa area also creates a small double bed (see images) using slats. Appropriate for two kids or one adult.

Depending on everyone’s height the van has previously slept four.

Main Bed Length

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:
Emissions Compliance:
LEZ Compliant
Belted Seats:
3 Belts
Driving Side:
Right-Hand Drive
Vehicle Length:
6.59 meters
Vehicle Height:
2.57 meters
Vehicle Width:
1.93 meters
Converter Type:
Self Build - Handcrafted Start-up
Conversion Condition:
Gas Sign-off:
Max Weight (MAM, GVW or MTPLM):
Unladen Weight Verified:
No - the vehicle has not been weighed since completion

12v Electrics
USB Sockets
Leisure Battery
Solar Panel(s)
240v Electrics

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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