Climb Every Mountain - Crafter Schiehallion
Stevie, Janie and Junior from Edinburgh came to VW Worx when they were looking for someone to convert their 2019 LWB VW Crafter into the ultimate adventure camper. They were keen to be able to safely transport their special mountain bikes with them around the UK so that they could explore new places. The video below shows the full conversion.
Stevie and Janie had been struggling to find someone to convert their Crafter to the specification that they wanted and were about to give up on the project when they came across VW Worx. They were drawn to the quality of our workmanship and, when discussing their requirements, believed that we understood exactly what they were after.
The Crafter was delivered down to VW Worx in Cheshire, from Edinburgh for the team to start work. The build was to include a garage to safely transport the bikes, a double bed, a bed for Junior, a large fridge, heating and hot and cold water.
The van was stripped down on the inside, for conversion and on the outside for a custom paint finish. The lower portion was to be sprayed in pearlescent Daytona Grey.
Work began to convert the van into the ultimate luxury camper. Finishes included dark striped wood cabinets with grey Corian tops, two-tone soft grey leather seating and grey brushed suede roof and side panels.
The design started around the garage area, we made templates of the bikes that were to be carried onboard to ensure that the sliding storage trays would fit comfortably into the garage and provide easy access to the bikes.
The garage also housed two fresh water tanks, a vented gas store and two leisure batteries that could be charged from 240v mains hook-up or from the solar panels mounted on the roof rack.
Above the garage was a double sleeping pod with plenty of storage, nightlights, reading lights, spot lights and colour change LED lighting strips. In the brushed suede side panels were fitted two black out shutters that opened to reveal custom made small sliding vent windows.
In the main cabin area, there is a large dining area with removable table and the seats fold down to form an additional bed. There are also plenty of cupboards for storage and a skylight for added ventilation. As this camper was heading to Scotland, the windows and skylight all had mosquito nets as well as blackout blinds.
In the kitchen area, as well as there being a full height fridge / freezer, there is a kitchen module that slides out at the touch of a button to reveal more work top and even more cupboards. The module also houses a stainless steel sink with hot and cold running water, a gas hob, gas oven and a dual access cupboard big enough to store a cassette toilet in.
Outside, this camper has an electric side step and a full length Fiamma Awning. At the front, there is a bonnet deflector and there is a new set of Swamper style wheels all round.
At the rear, there us a ladder to access the roof rack and solar panels, external lighting and a deadlock system on the garage.
The camper has been named Schiehallion after the Scottish mountain range and the family are looking forward to taking it there to start exploring.
We would like to thank Stevie, Janie and Junior for trusting us to build their pride and joy and we look forward to seeing lots of pictures from their adventures.
They have already managed to take their camper on a mini adventure and are looking forward to many more.
If you would like to find out more about this camper or would like to discuss your own conversion requirements, please call 01270 580000 or visit our website: www.vwworx.co.uk.