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Finn - Scandi feel Mercedes Vito 2011, established on Quirky and ready to hire!

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Detailed Information
Vehicle Description

Engine size: 2.2
Fuel type: diesel
MPG: 37 to 51. Average is 40 to 44 for my ‘normal driving’.
Number of gears: 6
Condition of engine: Excellent.
Condition of bodywork: Excellent (for mileage)
Vehicle history: I’m the second owner. Quirky Camper hire van for 3 years with rave reviews.
Service history: Full (regularly serviced and meticulously maintained)
Mileage 144,000
MOT: November 2020 along with a full service as one is due soon.

Conversion Description

Small but beautifully formed. This is a rare opportunity to buy Finn, an established Quirky Camper with three years of rave reviews and excellent service – income generated from Finn in the last few years has been £20,321. Finn is featured in The Rolling Home’s ‘The Culture of Van Life’ book, and photos of Finn widely circulated via Pinterest.

Conversion Description
Finn is a highly maintained 2011 Mercedes Vito 110CDi. Designed as a discreet conversion that makes overnight stops in cities as easy as wild camping.

The conversion is constructed from tongue & groove pine, cedar details and recycled Iroko science tables for higher impact areas: the unit top, basin surround and the stove hearth, giving the camper lots of character, warmth and practicality.

The internal design is flexible – the bed platform can be taken out in less than two minutes, but essentially Finn is designed to have the biggest ‘big space feel’ whilst in a small van, so that’s why all the storage is no higher than the bed – so when you wake up in the morning and put your coffee on the stove – you only see beautiful wood and the view through the side doors.

It’s rare to find a camper this size with a real stove –
The stove is a diesel fuelled Refleks 66MK fed from the main fuel tank and adjusted for clean diesel – this system costs over £1600 for the parts alone.
Avoids the need to take up space for sticks and logs and no visible fumes or sparks from the chimney.
– Uses 0.12lts per hour on a low setting and 0.3lts on high. I’ve never needed to use the high setting or even past half way, even at minus 12 outside. I’ve used the stove in Snowdonia in winter at minus temperatures, run the stove constantly on a low setting and never noticed a drop in fuel on the main tank. It is without doubt THE best thing I’ve ever fitted in a van.
– Takes the air from outside underneath the van and flues out of the top, so doesn’t take any air from within the van.
– Includes a storm baffle.
– Insurance friendly.
– The top plate is made from cast-iron – ideal for cooking and making coffee.
The whole stove weighs under 5 kg. So impacts little on the total pay load weight.

The electrical system is balanced to run from the 100W solar panel, designed for off grid camping. The leisure battery also charges from the engine when you’re travelling.

The conversion also includes a:
– Waeco CDF-11 Compressor Fridge/Freezer
– Portable gas cooker for outside or inside instant cooking.
– Custom made sail bags that fit under the bed platform.
– New Roof vent with air control.
New Thetford camping toilet.
New 100amp leisure battery, associated electrics, switch panel, 5 usb and 2 standard cigar lighter charge points. All rear lighting is low power warm LED.
A Vango awning that will fit both sides.
All bedding needed for immediate hire potential.
Cutlery, crockery, coffee maker, corkscrew etc… he’s completely ready to go!

You can find more photos here: https://www.quirkycampers.co.uk/campervans/westmidlands/staffordshire/finn

Weighbridge certificate is provided and he is registered as a motor caravan with the DVLA.

Finn is GAS FREE, so there’s no need for a yearly Gas Certification should you wish to hire him out through Quirky Campers.

RENTING FINN THROUGH Quirky Campers – he’s ready for work!
Finn is currently available for rental through Quirky Campers where both he and his owner have received rave reviews.
A ‘no pets or smoking’ policy has been in effect throughout her rental period.
Since I listed him in July 2016, Finn has generated £20,321. Insurance and running costs are around £2200 per year.
Account history is available to view to serious interest on viewing Finn.

Ready to Hire Out
Landlords Gas Safe Certificate
Guaranteed Appropriate Payload
240v Electrical Sign off
DVLA Motor Caravan Registration
From Quirky Campers

I first spotted Finn for sale on a facebook group when Quirky Campers only had a handful of campervans available for hire (number 11 I think). I was very pleased to persuade Simon to rent him out instead of sell him and it has been an absolute pleasure to have both Simon and his gorgeous campervan on the Quirky Campers books. You can see Finn’s rental page here. We would be delighted to continue to list  for hire if the new owner was minded to share. To find out more about hiring your van with Quirky Campers please sign up to our New Owner FAQs here (its very informative, I promise).

In terms of rental performance  Finns best year was 2017 with 130 nights. Subsequent years have seen lower occupancy for a number of reasons including owner usage, higher prices and competition from other 2 berth vehicles in the area. Nothing is guaranteed of course but I would expect Finn to perform well in any location and quite likely better than he has Scotland, Cumbria, London or within or close to any major city or primary transport link.

The New Owner FAQs has my contact details, once you have had a look at those please feel free to email or phone me with further questions. For any questions about the vehicle itself please contact Simon.

Many thanks David (Co-Founder Quirky Campers)

 

Quirky approved and ready to list Currently listed on Quirky
£18,500
Make and Model

Mercedes Vito 110CDi

Current Mileage
144,800miles
Year
Contact Information
County
Staffordshire
Specification
Transmission Type
Manual
Vehicle length
5.00meters
Vehicle height
2.00meters
Vehicle Width
1.90meters
Berths
2

The seating platform in the back of Finn measures 4’x5’3” then extends out to 6’4”x5’3” to make a very generous bed using the slider support and the cushion insert… big enough for two adults plus a small one. Even with the bed extended this leaves space to get at the draws and to use the end of the bed as a seat to cook.

Belted Seats
3
Maximum Weight (MAM or MTPLM)
2,800kg
Unladen Weight Verified?
YES - the vehicle has been weighed since completion
Unladen Weight
2,260kg
Gas sign-off supplied
None