There is a lot to think about when you are deciding to buy a new campervan. As you will be parting with a considerable amount of your hard earnt cash, you want the campervan to be as near perfect as possible for your needs.So let’s have a look at some of the best campervan conversions.
What Do I Need ?
There is a huge variety of campervans to choose from, with different base units, interior layouts & many different features. When you go any of the large motorhome & caravan shows, you see loads of great features that you want, but not all in the one van that you would like for yourself. Most people spend months searching & test driving lots of campervans & then picking what they hope is the best compromise, that they can find. There is a way around this & that is to get a company to built you, exactly what you want.
Bespoke campervan conversions
You can order your “dream” campervan fitted out exactly as you want it. This is what the people at S&L Motorhomes do & they do it very well. It is simple & very well thought out build plan.
They use the world proven & ever popular Fiat Ducato van range & fit them out, all in house to a superbly high standard by a team of time-served highly skilled joiners, who are considered to be some of the best in the business. S&L Motorhomes don’t employ sales people.
They believe that the best people to talk through the options with you and help you create the campervan of your dreams, are their craftsmen that will actually be building it.
You’ll never be rushed into a decision – they like to take the time to get to know you and that way ensure your new campervan is designed specifically around your individual requirements & ideas.
They are a family run business with traditional values & pride themselves on doing things right.
You Have A Wide Choice of Campervan Sizes
You have a choice of seven campervans to choose from, all on the Fiat Ducato base. The most compact being 5.4m in length, three 6.0m & finally three 6.4m in length.
With the different size options, there are different layout choices for you. The layouts are then obviously, adapted to your exact requirements.
- Apollo 6.4m Rear Lounge
- Atlanta 6.4m Front Lounge
- Echo 6.4m Fixed Rear Bed
- Atlas 6.0m Rear Lounge
- Iris 6.0m Front Lounge
- Cleo 6.0m Fixed Rear Bed
- Orion 5.4m Rear Lounge
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So What Do They Look Like.
Apollo 6.4 RL
A superb campervan, that provides a fully equipped home-from-home, for extended touring on the open road.
A key feature of this interior, is the flexibility of sleeping configuration – the spacious wrap around rear lounge seating can easily be converted a super-sized double or 2 single beds.
Lots of your gear can be easily and securely stowed away in the really good sized boot space, so that you can maximise your living area.
The design and layout of the APOLLO 6.4 RL mirrors the ATLAS 6.0 RL, but its extra length creates that little bit more floor space and additional worktop space.
A forward dinette/seating area is easily created,thanks to swivelling front seats,which means that, beds can conveniently be left made up if required & still leave ample space to dine & relax.
Atlanta 6.4 FL
A luxurious motorhome conversion that’s perfect for a weekend away or extensive touring.
Having the bathroom & kitchen at the rear of the van allows for a very spacious lounge area.
With the full length sofa & two swivel round cab seats, you can spread out & relax in comfort.
The two tables give lots of room for dining & entertaining with friends.
The pop up TV is a great idea, keeping it safely out of the way, when not in use & so giving you much more work top space.
With the oven & hob on one side of the kitchen area & the fridge & built in microwave on the other, the Atlanta really is fitted out for touring.
Having the bathroom across the rear of the campervan gives you a really great bootspace storage area.
Echo 6.4 FB
If you wanted a superb campervan to go touring on your own or as a couple, then the Echo is the van for you.
The layout features a generously sized fixed bed with garage storage below and a large dining table.
With the fixed bed at the rear of the campervan you never have the hassle of having to make up & put it away all the time.
With the bathroom on one side of the van & the kitchen on the other, they separate the bedroom area from the living area.This gives feeling of being in a proper home from home.
Atlas 6.0 RL
As with the APOLLO 6.4 RL,
a key feature is the flexibility of sleeping arrangement, where the spacious wrap around rear lounge seating can be converted into either a super-sized double or 2 single beds.
The beds can also be conveniently left made up if required, leaving ample space to dine and relax in the front of the van, by swivelling the front seats around. Generous boot space means that belongings can be easily and securely stowed away to maximise livable space. You get a great feeling of space inside the campervan, where you can sit up front & relax, whilst someone else can be watching television in the rear lounge.
Iris 6.0 FL
The IRIS 6.0 FL is a substantial, luxury touring campervan that offers a spacious and superbly appointed accommodation.
A key feature of this layout is that having the bathroom & kitchen at the rear, the front lounge area is just brilliant.
Opening the side loading door, instantly connects you to the outside, creating a real sense of space.
The interior is flooded with natural light & you now have an exceptional view of your surroundings, whilst relaxing in comfort.
This plan shows you just how much space you have to relax in with this interior layout & how the large double bed fit the van perfectly.
Cleo 6.0 FB
A beautifully planned and crafted campervan, the CLIO 6.0 FB benefits from a fixed bed accommodation.
When you’re ready to stop, your beds ready to go!
After swivelling the cab seat around, the additional side seat gives the feeling of a proper lounge area. Opening the side sliding door, brings in even more natural light & increases the feeling of space.
A beautifully finished van throughout, with individually crafted units, high-end appliances and bathroom facilities and a padded leather ceiling for an added touch of comfort and luxury.
It’s everything you need for comfort on the road, perfect for weekends away & perfectly capable of extended touring.
Orion 5.4 RL
Our most compact motorhome, the ORION 5.4 RL is the perfect conversion for couples or smaller families looking for a compact campervan with a quality specification throughout. Don’t let this campers size deceive you. The rear lounge layout, gives a real feeling of space in this compact camper. You ample seating areas & all the fixtures & features of the larger campers. A full size double bed, a proper fully fitted kitchen & a bathroom, with shower, wash basin & toilet. Agile handling, easy maneuvering and convenient parking/storing length, make it convenient and versatile –
the ideal van conversion for both short breaks and longer trips away.
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Base Specification across the range. Fiat Ducato
- New Euro 6D engine Metallic paint
- Drivers and passenger airbags Day running lights
- Radio Bluetooth /USB/AUX Remote central door locking
- Fully adjustable seats Fully adjustable steering wheel
- ESC ( electronic stability control ) ABS braking system
- Electrically adjustable door mirrors Electric windows
- Immobiliser 12v Socket
- Remote central locking Digital trip computer
- Spare wheel and jack
Interior Specification – Standard
Below is the interior specification for the Apollo 6.4 RL. There are some slight differences between the specs across the campervans in the range, but this gives you a good idea of the fittings & features that come with all of the bespoke builds.
Chrome mono mixer high spout tap – Fold up worktop extension – Formica worktop & splashback – Full cooker with oven, grill, 4 burner hob, electric hotplate – Full height draw pack & storage unit under sink – High level microwave – Pantry storage under oven – Powerdock – Stainless steel sink with internal drainer – Waeco 80l fridge/freezer – Leather padded ceiling – Quality full extension drawer runners with soft close
Furnishings & Fittings
Chrome push button catches – Driver & passenger swivel seats – Gas strut assisted doors with soft close – Good size wardrobe – Hand crafted units built for each van – Hard wearing floor covering – Lightweight vinyl wrapped furniture board – Luxury upholstery by Regal Furnishings –
1 large table at the rear – 1 small round table at the front.
High level lockers – Large boot storage area – Under seat storage area.
Toilet / Shower
Chrome shower mixer & head – Chrome basin & tap – Heating vent outlet – Led light with integrated switch – Shower curtain – Skylight – Thetford bench toilet – Vanity unit with mirror
Heating & Plumbing
25 ltr Underslung gas tank – 70 ltr waste water tank – 90 ltr fresh water tank – Gas level gauge.
Internal shut off switch – Shurflo inline water pump – Truma combi 4E gas & electric heating system.
100W Solar panel – 2 x Banner leisure batteries – 2 x USB Sockets – 7 x 240V Sockets – Electric step – LED Awning light – LED Down lights – LED Reading lights – Roof mounted Omni directional aerial – Sargent 328 power management system
Windows & Skylights
1 x Midi Heki 700 x 500 – 1 x Midi Heki 400 x 400 – Built in fly screens – Seitz double glazed skylights – Seitz double glazed windows.
Insulation – Latest technology insulation by Thinsulate.
Safety – Carbon monoxide alarm – Fire extinguisher – Smoke alarm
There are Lots of Additional Options & Extra’s
Vehicle Base Additional Options
Engine & Exterior
New 9 speed automatic gearbox – Upgrade to 160bhp engine – Led running lights – Front fog lights – Reversing camera – Twin leaf suspension – Heat reflective windscreen – Folding heated electric mirrors – Engine undertray protection – Headlamp washers – Special wheel trims – Front & Rear mud flaps – Normal size spare wheel – Spare wheel jack – External plastic trim wheel arch mouldings.
Radio U;connect Radio 5″ Touchscreen Cd/bt/usb/aux – Radio U;connect Satnav Radio 5″ Touchscreen Cd/bt/usb/aux – Radio U;connect Dab Radio5″ Touchscreen Cd/bt/usb/aux – Radio U;connect Satnav Dab Radio 5″ Touchscreen Cd/bt/usb/aux – Cruise control – Reversing camera – Rain & dusk sensors – Parking sensors – 3rd Ignition key remote – Traction plus & hill descent control predisposition.
Manual air conditioning – Monozone automatic climate control – Reversing camera – Central glove box – Leather steering wheel & gearknob – 3rd ignition key manual – Heated cab seats – 16 inch alloy wheels.
Leisure Additional Options
19″ Avtex Tv/dvd – Additional 100w solar panel – External multifunctional outlet – Side loading door gutter/Led light – Remis cab blinds – Side loading door flyscreen – 4G Mobile broadband – Tailored carpets – External BBQ point – Leather trimmed cab seats – Leather trimmed seating areas – Aes fridge – Tow bar – Combined alarm & tracker Thatcham cat 1 alarm – Tank heater – 3.75 Awning anthracite.
You Didn’t See It On The List ?
No problem. This is where bespoke campervan conversions, really come into their own. As there are literally thousands of top quality motorhome & campervan accessories on the market today & if you want a specific item, like a Lift 77 bike rack, to included on your build, you simply ask for it. Having highly skilled, knowledgeable craftsmen working just for you, makes just about everything & anything possible. You can even change the base unit from a Fiat Ducato to a Mercedes.
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Mercedes Base Unit
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Posted by S&L Motorhomes on Wednesday, March 7, 2018