Knight unveils showcase campervan
Lincolnshire based Knights Custom Conversions has unveiled a showcase for its conversions costing over £88,000.
The new Prestige Tourer campervan was shown to the public for the first time at the National Motorhome and Campervan Sale in August this year.
While the standard conversion only package starts from £16,950 on a SWB and £17,490 on a LWB, this particular model stretches that price tag to £55,693 for the conversion and £27,000 plus VAT for the base vehicle that was used in this instance.
Standard conversions include LED dimmable spotlights, tinted windows, black-out blinds, Thetford gas hob, RIB bed and Vitrifrigo drawer fridge, but the showcase model has so much more.
Jonathan Nightingale, MD of Knight Custom Conversions, explained: “I’m lucky to have a dedicated team who share the same passion and have the same eye for details. My head joiner Vincent has many years experience in joinery and we have had around eight years working together. With our new CNC operator and programmer Tony running our new CNC machine, it’s made my imagination run wild with ideas.”
This might explain the new worktop option. It’s a bespoke burl oak counter with a black and copper resin river poured centre and flowing end panel. This will set you back £2,500, but it’s very distinctive.
Jonathan added, “As a company we have pushed the products we use to the highest standard. We only fit Reimo pop-tops as we believe in the quality.” The version fitted to this model is the upgraded electric model with remote control and self-folding canvas; tick it and that’s another £6,510.
The same goes for the Reimo Variotech 3000 sliding bed system also fitted to this model (Knights is a trained fitter). It’s a £4,750 upgraded from the standard RIB Altair 120cm version, but comes with the bonded in rails that allow you to set the seat forward for travel or greater storage or further back for more living space.
Knights has been converting campers for just five years. “With a passion for design and creation and a love of all things Volkswagen, it formed into an obsession," said Jonathan. "I live and breathe my job, second only to my wife and three children. It’s a bug even my children are catching, with my oldest (7 years old) already designing his own and drawing campers every night and talking about interior layouts."
The company has also just confirmed it's working on what it calls a ‘unique’ VW Crafter conversion, which it hopes to launch in 2021.