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Sort of like a camper van....

Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Aug 01, 2014 4:08 pm

I'm going to build a new van, bit like a camper but less camp.

The van is going to be my mobile workshop, with heating, lighting, 240 + 12v power, workbenches, soldering station, tooling, racking, wireless hotspot, hot water washing area, heating - everything I can ever want on wheels. And very good security like a mobile fortress!

Although a Hijet would be nice, I'm looking for something a fair bit bigger.

Some kind of short wheel base - high top van ------ any suggestions or feedback highly appreciated - transit? sprinter? daily?
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Re: Sort of like a camper van....

Post by d1noh on Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:18 pm

you forgot the main bit....... what budget Question Question 
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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:36 pm

Hope to spend around £3 to 4 k on a van - which is pretty slim pickings
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Post by PFM on Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:16 pm

You forgot the porta-loo! (Did anyone see the TV programme on United Utilities where there were inspecting a water pipe using airport-type buggies - with a portaloo bolted to the back?)

Is this van to supplement or replace your new workshop, HJ?

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Post by PFM on Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:17 pm

Good spot! Lots of HJ's requirements - but 8 years old, and over-priced - and in Brum!!!

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Re: Sort of like a camper van....

Post by d1noh on Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:30 pm

That's cheap I thought for a welfare van, not done a big search but another 2007 is £9500 I know different spec, miles, condition etc but it was just thought

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2007-57-FORD-TRANSIT-T350-RWD-LWB-HIGH-ROOF-8-SEAT-MESSING-UNIT-WELFARE-VAN-/271441657848?pt=UK_Commercial_Trucks&hash=item3f332efff8
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Post by FrontBackSide2Side on Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:37 pm

I used to really like my Boxer and they seem popular for the professional camper conversions. Can't beat a peugeot diesel engine Smile
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Post by elfin girl on Fri Aug 01, 2014 11:30 pm

make a stretch jet?!
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Post by xxemaphorr on Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:47 am

daisydon wrote:make a stretch jet?!

now that I'd love to see!
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Re: Sort of like a camper van....

Post by HighlyJetted on Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:21 am

That transit looks pretty reasonable value, but I'm looking for a SWB.
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Re: Sort of like a camper van....

Post by waz on Sat Aug 02, 2014 6:01 pm

Classic car rally here at the weekend and I saw, I kid you not, a mini converted into a camper. Did not get a chance to photo it but a 2 year old would have been hard pressed to stand up in it.
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