Posted: 4 Aug 2014
My beloved campervan is now for sale. We just got back from the #SurfHelp trip around the Scotland, it was reliable companion and never let me down.
Van has 10 moths MOT and 4 months TAX left. Drives very well, surprisingly agile for diesel. It can get easily up to 80mph on the motorway if you wish, although I am quite relaxed and did not need to drive that fast.
The set-up of the van is pretty sweet, it was very convenient to live there for last two months and I would keep it if I wasn't leaving the country.
- Waterproof seat covers in front cabin
- Good quality tuner / USB / SD / MP3 player
- Back cabin light
- Double gas stove
- Gas grill / toaster
- Gas oven
- Water tap (cold only) over the sink
- Plenty of storage (removed the fridge to get more storage)
- Surfboard friendly space / holders (I had 2 surfboards and fishing rod comfortably in the van, hanging of the ceiling)
- Folding sofa / bed
- Aerial antenna for TV (no TV in the van at the moment)
- Mains socket to connect in the camp-site
- Adjustable roof window (perfect to avoid side winds)
- Fixed side rear-window (nice view from the bed)
- Insulated and carpeted interior
- Remote central locking system
I have bought new 120AH (that's a beast) leisure battery, which is connected via fused 'split charge relay' to the main battery (that means you will never discharge the main car battery by using appliances)
The leisure battery powers:
- inside light
- water pump (brand new) connected to the cold water tap
- 12V fused cigarette lighter socket (on extension lead, so could be reached anywhere in the van - used to charge laptop, mobile and cameras)
Electricity wiring is tidy and sound.
The clutch was replaced in spring and breaks completely replaced just before the trip (new callipers, pads, hoses, pipes, fluid
Body work is in good condition for age, no major rusty bits.
Many extras coming with the van, as we were travelling on remote places and tried to be ready for anything (didn't need all of that):
- cutlery and chopping boards
- camping chair
- fire extinguisher (just in case)
- three water canisters (20L + 5L + 5L)
- full bottle of eco washing up liquid (don't pollute the nature)
- spare water hose
- camping shower (when you are not at camp-site)
- drying line with wooden pegs
- safety triangle (if you drive to Europe)
- mains cable (if you need to plug in at camp-site)
- DC to AC power inverter (when you are not at camp-site)
- 2 gas bottles (one is still half full)
- hi-vis vest (rather safe than sorry)
- 12V tyre compressor
- tyre weld (to weld your tyre on the spot)
- set of spare bulbs
- bottle of engine oil (did not need to refill during whole trip)
- bottle if fuel additive (to keep the engine clean and efficient)
- jump leads (in case you somehow discharge both batteries)
- tow rope (last resort if you can't call AA)
Now few bad points as expected:
- Mileage counter is not working (never bothered me too much)
- Starter might need to be replaced in upcoming years (£100)
Literally this van is ready to go for its next adventure tomorrow!
Survived severe downpours and storms on Outer Hebrides, stayed dry and cosy.
Sad to see it going
Please call / txt / email if you have any question, wish to arrange viewing or test drive.
Thank you for looking.