Each year we build only 2 vans for ourselves, all the rest of our conversions being for customers. One of the reasons we build 2 of our own is that we need a couple of vans to show at the Lincolnshire Camper van show at the end of the season. If we can, we like to contrast one that is brand new with one that’s been in use for a while. This gives people the chance to see not only the quality of our design, but also how well our conversions stand up to sustained everyday use. After all, lots of companies will show you their conversions when they are brand new, but how many are brave enough to show you the same vans after their interiors have been kicked by the kids, had luggage scraped against them and been generally abused during thousands of miles of touring use?
This year the ‘used’ one is our hire van, which over the course of the season has travelled thousands of miles around Britain and Europe taking families on sunshine and beach holidays, couples on walking trips in the Western Isles of Scotland and rockers wading through the mud at Glastonbury. The problem we have this year is that we don’t want to sell the hire van. In fact we may build it a brother or sister for next year, so it’s not for sale.
So we just have one 8 Ball Camper Conversions van for sale this year and it’s our 2016 LWB T6; the photo-shoot star of our 2017 brochure.
The van itself is a VW T6 LWB Bluemotion finished in Reflex silver with contrasting Simora upholstery. It has the Highline specification with cruise control, climate control, Bluetooth connectivity with usb port, electric windows, heated windscreen, electric mirrors, reverse parking sensors, auto lights and upgraded 17” alloy wheels.
At the time of writing this the van has covered just 1,734 miles.
The conversion includes an Austops elevating roof that sleeps 2 (the only British roof to achieve TUV approval), with the interior finished in ‘smoke’ grey and Santos ‘steel’ faux suede.
The cupboard system, our first to include a wine rack, is finished in ‘Grey Zebrano’ and the conversion includes the following additional features:
- Scopema sliding RIB rear seat/bed (sleeps 2) with integrated head rests, finished in matching Simora trim.
- Smev 2 burner combi hob/sink with powered cold water connected to a custom built 23 litre tank.
- Waeco CRX50 50 litre compressor operated fridge with removable freezer section.
- 240v Mains hookup linked to Sargent EC155 power supply/charger unit
- Complete 12 volt split charge system operated through a 140 amp Durite relay to a high capacity marine gel battery
- Low voltage led lighting
- Swivel double passenger seat
- Folding stow away table
- Rear speakers.
(To see a comprehensive list of what is included in our conversions see www.8ballcamperconversions.co.uk)
Priced at £39,500 inclusive of vat, it represents a high specification van at a great price.
Please just give us a call if you’d like more details or better still, come and see the van at the Lincolnshire showground 23rd to 25th September.