For Sale is our Self converted Ford Transit, in fantastic condition and a real pleasure to drive. There has been a massive amount of time and love put into the conversion, but due to personal circumstances a new home is needed.
-Fully insulated throughout with kingspan/celotex, including a vapour barrier on the floor, ceiling and walls.
-Full sized, very comfortable double bed, which slides in to form a three seater sofa with a massive under bed storage space, which also can be accessed via a cupboard door at the end. Could potentially sleep 3 people.
-Twin burner hob with a 6kg direct-fill Gaslow Bottle, this lasted us over a month in Scotland, using it everyday, with plenty left in the tank. You can get exterior filling points fitted pretty easily, but we found filling it up inside worked just fine! Includes some European adaptors which just screw on, really simple system and you can get them for pretty much every country. Gaslow have a great online map which shows you all filling stations in UK and a lot of Europe which is a dream.
-Carbon Monoxide detector sealed unit with 7 year lifespan, with a fire-blanket and fire extinguisher just in-case.
-Small stainless steel kitchen sink and tap fitted with a Whale foot pump drawing from a 70L Fiamma fixed fresh water tank, with a small easily removable 10L grey water tank. This carries enough fresh water for a week easily for two people. It’s filled via a sealed and lockable inlet in the kitchen, via funnel or hose pipe.
-Fiamma crystal roof vent, this really helps circulate the air inside, and being a big space it stays quite cool in hot weather.
-110ah AGM battery, fitted to a 120w solar panel all running a 12v system with one 12v outlet and 5&1 low power LED lights. There is a lot of room left to add an 240v inverter/split charge relay, however we kept this a 12v system as it was more than enough for charging our phones and cameras ect. The charge controller was bought with the idea to add more panels and batteries.
-Professionally fitted side window (with receipt)
The Van was converted over 6 months by us, all of the worktops are solid Beech from an old chest, the kitchen counter is waney edge spalted Birch treated with Hardwax Oil, all the fretwork was designed and cut ourselves in maple and birch ply. Everything else is pine framed from our furniture building with a fair amount of Yew trim and detailing throughout, to which I am still adding when I have time. We focused on reusing good wood throughout, and anything we had to buy was always responsibly sourced. We did a few trips up and around Scotland where we spend a few months without a problem, the small lanes and steep hills weren’t an issue for the size.
Inside there is a massive amount of storage space without sacrificing living space, an XLWB is big, but still smaller and far more manoeuvrable than a motorhome, and we never regretted the size especially on a rainy day. We managed to pack for months away at a time without a problem, and as it is a relatively light build there is a great deal of unused potential weight. The back left of the van still has a large open area that was reserved for a shower and toilet, however after a few test trips we found that we didn’t need it. If you planned to travel through the winter, and wanted to fit a boiler for hot showers, then this space would really prove its worth. Also, all the furniture inside is build in units, so there is the possibility to actually rearrange the layout of the van without much trouble, this was done for our own sake however the space inside suited us as it was.
Reg – AY62 WOX
Late 2012 Ford Transit XLWB 350 – RWD
6 speed 2.4L Duratorq Engine that really pulls, she is not a slow van.
MPG is on average 35, on long open roads it reaches over 40
Reverse Camera/ Rearview Camera fitted and powered by the 12v plug in the cabin. There is also a spare plug above the steering wheel for phones, with an auxiliary port on the passenger side.
2 sets of keys
MOT’d until 23rd of January 2021 – since her last MOT there has been a new set of brake discs and pads fitted, new handbrake, full service and air filter change. Plus new side lights. MOT failed the first time around due to a blown fuse causing a check engine light to illuminate. Oil & filter have been changed every 6 months regardless of mileage and majority of the time she has BP diesel in the tank (recommended).
She has an advisory to monitor 3 tyres, but I am not going to replace these until someone is seriously interested as they’re fine for now, The other tyre only has around 3000 miles on it.
-If you would like a another service done as part of the purchase then i’m happy to book it in if you are happy to pay a deposit.
I have full service history of my ownership, however due to my own foolishness the previous service history was lost, but all I can say is that the van was in fantastic condition and well looked after, and had a new alternator and DPF fitted as part of our purchase.
I am still working on the van when I have time, so she’ll have a blue carpet trim to match the paintwork which will hide any exposed metal. Also a few bits of wood trim and maybe some more furniture. The Price won’t change with any new work.
-Still registered as a panel van on the V5, as there is no real benefit to going through the pain of getting it changed with DVLA.
I understand at the moment it’s difficult to arrange a viewing or a test drive but if you are seriously interested then i’m happy to take your details and arrange it, everything will be disinfected and we can use gloves & seat covers, and keep a safe distance. Please contact me if you’d like to arrange this or if you would just like some more information.
Open to offers
FORD TRANSIT XLWB