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Motorhome review: Auto Campers campervans

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2020
  • Class : Rising Roof
  • Base Vehicle : Ford Transit Custom
  • Engine Size : 2.0TD
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3000
  • Berths : 4
  • Layout : Campervan

AT A GLANCE

Base vehicle: Ford Transit Custom Price from: £33,185 (Day Van) Berths: 2-4 Travel seats: 2-7 Length: 4.97m Width: 2.08m Height: 2.10m (with pop-top) Gross weight: 3,000kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2020
Manufacturer
Auto Campers
Class
Rising Roof
Range
Custom
Base Vehicle
Ford Transit Custom
Engine Size
2.0TD
Payload (kg)
450
Belted Seats
7
Maximum weight (kg)
3000
Price from (£)
38185
Length (m)
4.97
Width (m)
2.08
Height (m)
2.10
Berths
4
Main Layout
Campervan
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

There's a whole host of permutations available from this specialist converter which builds primarily on the Ford Transit Custom. That starts with a choice of roof styles – Lo-line (using the original van roof to keep height under 2m and costs low), Hi-line (with Ford’s steel high roof but limited standing room), and the Pop-top (for full headroom when raised and a roof bed).

Then there are four conversions to choose from, starting with the Day Van. This is a camper that can seat up to seven for travel, using either original Ford seats or replacement seats mounted on floor rails. A compact kitchen module includes a 50-litre drawer fridge and a portable Campingaz hob.

Next up is the Classic – a more conventional side kitchen campervan that’s available on VW as well as Ford. Priced from £39,685, the Classic is optionally available in a gas-free version with a diesel combination hob and heater. Unusually, its two-seater rear bench seat reclines, while new this year is an M1-tested sliding seat system developed with Titan Beds.

The Leisure Van (from £40,685) extends the appeal of inside/outside living in a camper by having twin sliding doors. That means that the hob, sink and even the drawer-style fridge can be accessed from outside. As in the Classic, the rear seat can be set in 12 recline positions, while the head of the bed offers five angles of rake for sitting up in bed.

Completing the range is the MRV (also from £40,685). Standing for Multi Recreational Vehicle, this model shares the twin sliding doors and kitchen of the Leisure Van but has a unique suspended bed system, rather than the typical rock ‘n’ roll style. Its bed can be set at multiple heights, making the MRV ideal for carrying dog cages, bikes, canoes and other sports gear.