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Worlds fastest camper (Build) Well maybe not the fastest one ever done but its my personal best. Started it on the 16th of April and finished it around lunchtime today. I had the pop top roof fitted a few week previous to starting, as I had another van in I could not start this build. 

13.5 working days of early starts which I kind of really like as I like to be home at a normal time.  Its being collected on Saturday the customer is over the moon with it. But there is no rest for the wicked as I can now finish the customer supplied van I have been doing in between jobs. I will post some pics of that one when its done as he has really gone to town. 

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Nice job MrC.

Quick question; when the bed is folded out do they need a mattress topper because the seatbelts and ribbed seat backs must be a bit uncomfortable or am I missing something?

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9 hours ago, grant8064 said:

Nice job MrC.

Quick question; when the bed is folded out do they need a mattress topper because the seatbelts and ribbed seat backs must be a bit uncomfortable or am I missing something?

The buckles slip between the cushions, and you dont feel any of the ribs. They are very comfortable

Thanks guys. Really pleased with this one. Its being collected tomorrow and going straight to Wales for its first outing.

 

 

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Is there much profit left in these once built? I was considering building one for myself but after doing a bit of research the cost was through the roof to do properly.

Them VW’s fetch a premium even in van form, then the cost of materials and labour soon put me off. The elevating roof kits alone were pushing three grand! 

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Amazing! A real skill in doing what you're doing, one I'm sure alot of us wish we had. Well done.

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14 hours ago, MrC said:

The buckles slip between the cushions, and you dont feel any of the ribs. They are very comfortable

 

 

 

Always wondered, thanks!

I'm not into this VW world kind've thing but the build looks cracking

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12 hours ago, Lakeside said:

Is there much profit left in these once built? I was considering building one for myself but after doing a bit of research the cost was through the roof to do properly.

Them VW’s fetch a premium even in van form, then the cost of materials and labour soon put me off. The elevating roof kits alone were pushing three grand! 

You are right about these vans holding the value. Cheap decent vans dont exist, I do give strong money. Experience had told me to avoid those bargains that do turn up more and again. If you want to get top money then you have have to go the extra mile. But people will pay it, last three campers I have done where pre sold and im in talks with a guy who is interested in my next one.

There is plenty of profit left in them. 

 

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This is the other one I have just finished and it was collected yesterday, the customer spent all his budget on the interior. He wanted leather seats all round, top end bed and furniture, touch lights, night heater. It turned out really well. 

Its a LWB, that 40cm over the SWB makes a huge difference. 

Its coming back in the winter for all the exterior bling. 

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Fantastic work, thanks for sharing.. makes giving a auction purchase a mop and polish feel a bit underachievement..

 

Keep the pictures coming, loving seeing the work and styles.. If I could, I'd probably have one!

 

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