For Sale is our beautiful Self converted Ford Transit Jumbo, in fantastic condition and a real pleasure to drive. A tremendous amount of love and care has gone into this conversion and we are looking for someone who will enjoy what this van can offer as much as we did!
-Fully insulated throughout with kingspan/celotex, including a vapour barrier on the floor, ceiling and walls, covered in pine cladding and birch plywood.
-Full sized, very comfortable double bed, which slides in to form a three seat sofa with a massive under bed storage space, which also can be accessed via a cupboard door at the end. Can be divided to create two small single beds.
-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, fire-blanket and fire extinguisher.
-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 for emptying. 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. All of the fittings are food grade plastic.
-Fiamma crystal roof vent, for air circulation and keeping it cool in the summer.
-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 separate 240v hook-up installed via back door, and I am looking to install an inverter into the system. We kept this a 12v system so far 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, and there are loads of free connection points on the fuse box.
-Professionally fitted side window (with receipt)
-Customised woodwork throughout the entire space withsolid wood worktops and pine framing, there is no mdf and all of the paints, stains, and oils are natural.
The Van was converted over 6 months by us, all of the worktops are solid Beech, the kitchen counter is waney edge spalted Birch treated with Hardwax Oil, the chest at the rear of the van is chestnut and ash topped, and 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.
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, so it contains a removable chestnut topped bench. 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 entire 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 W0X
Late 2012 Ford Transit XLWB 350 – RWD
6 speed Manual 2.4L Duratorq Engine that really pulls, not a slow van.
170,000 Miles, but well maintained you could double this.
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 and a replacement light cover. MOT failed the first time around due to a blown fuse causing a check engine light to illuminate, this has been fixed. Oil & filter have been changed every 6 months regardless of mileage and majority of the time she has BP diesel in the tank (recommended).
Just been fitted with 3 new tyres, the other tyre has only 3000 miles on, so like new.
-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, I am trying to find a record of this however. All I can say is that the van was in fantastic condition when we bought it and well looked after, and had a new alternator and DPF fitted as part of our purchase and has never had any issues.
I am still working on the van when I have time, adding furniture and things that I know other people will appreciate and find useful.
-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, however this would be possible if you matched the new guidelines.. and extra window and exterior markings?
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 including photos of electrics/ gas or water.
Thanks for viewing!
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Ford Transit 350 XLWB 2.4L