Are you looking for a one-off distinctive camper? Well how about this….
The vast majority of VW T5 and T6 camper conversions have a similar layout. Which for the most part is due to simple practicalities: the bed doubles up as a back seat and strangely enough you tend to find it in the back. The cupboard system tends to be where there is the longest run of uninterrupted space, which for UK vans is along the right hand side. The fridge is best placed where it can be opened even when the bed is down, and this means it’s usually near the front.
After all, practicality matters.
Of course there are a whole host of conversions out there that try to do things differently, but usually they lose functionality in the process.
So does this mean all campervans have to be the same?
The answer of course is no and at 8 Ball Camper Conversions we take a great deal of care making sure that our conversions are bespoke to our customers, so much so that we’ve never built 2 the same.
Colin was recently looking at pictures on Instagram and he loved the look of some campers from the west coast of the USA. These vans were particularly light and airy, with a beach/outdoors feeling largely gained through the use of natural materials. And this got him thinking; which is always a worry for the rest of us, as it usually involves extra work.
Sure enough, the result has been that Mike has spent hours and hours on the woodwork in our latest sales van and it looks stunning. So if you are looking for a conversion as individual as you are; read on.
The van itself is Chromium yellow; reminiscent of old T2s seen down on the beaches in California back in the 1970s. However, that’s where the similarity ends. This is a shiny new T6 with High Line specification, so it has all the useful options such as heated windscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, air conditioning and cruise control.
But it’s the interior that really sets the van apart. Thanks to the use of real wood, such as solid oak in the cupboards and counter top, with lime washed pine on the wall and ceiling, it gives the van a warm al-fresco feeling, reminiscent of beach holidays in the summer sun.
The cupboard system has been designed to maximise the view out of the back window and the result is that with the bed down, you see nothing but the vista outside whilst you’re still in bed sipping your morning brew.
Careful choice of laminates for the cupboard system ties the interior together beautifully too, making the whole space feel open and light.
But it’s still a cozy camper with everything you you’ve come to expect from an 8 Ball Camper Conversion. So it sleeps 4, has a crash tested RIB seat, a TUV approved Austops roof, a ‘proper’ fridge and 2 burner hob with integrated sink. The one-off cupboard system maximises storage from the space available and the split charge electrics with mains hook-up, keep everything powered up right down to the pop up USB charging station.
We’ve changed the lighting too to go with the individual nature of the van. So it has warm white touch sensitive under cupboard LEDs and 2 strips of inconspicuous LEDs that offer a subtle down lighting from the upper bed area.
So the van feels light and open during the day and warm and cozy in the evening.
This one of a kind van is available right now, in time for the new season and is priced at only £39,500 inclusive.
So in no time at all, you could be down by the beach in one of the most individual vans you will ever find, enjoying what camper life is all about.