Base vehicle: Renault Trafic LWB Price from: £46,999 Berths: 2/5 Travel seats: 4/5 Length: 5.40m Width: 1.96m Height: 2.10m Gross weight: 2,900kg Payload: 140kg
Photos courtesy of CCCampers
Midlands-based campervan converter, CCCampers, claims the Witley is the most popular of its conversions with the more seasoned campervanners out there. That’s because it breaks away from the usual side kitchen layout (available in CCCampers’ Shelsley conversion) to offer a rear kitchen with a slide-out loo opposite.
Sleeping arrangements range from two single beds or a double down below, and up to three sleeping spaces in the pop-top roof, so you can see the appeal of this camper to couples and young families alike.
Travel seat-wise, there are two in the cab and another two single seats with three-point seatbelts behind (a fifth seat can be added, if required). Come night time, the two single seats slide forwards and flatten to create two single beds.
The benefit of lengthways single beds in a campervan of this size is that it’s easy to get in and out if you need the loo in the night, for example. However, if you prefer a double bed, two infill cushions, which live in a compartment around the back of the campervan, slot in to plug the gap.
Upstairs, there’s a Stargaze pop-top with an optional roof bed, which CCCampers says is large enough to sleep three children or two adults.
Mealtimes are around a pole-in-the-hole-style table, and the model shown here also has twin side sliding doors.
You’ll also notice the camper here has a front hinged pop-top, and that’s to allow the required standing room at the back, where there is a kitchen.
Along one side, there’s a two-burner hob (powered by a gas cylinder fitted in a locker) with an adjacent tap and sink, and a good amount of workspace. Below, there’s a cutlery drawer and a number of cupboards, with further cupboards above, too. Opposite, there’s the option of a hanging wardrobe or two shelved cupboards and next to this is a 50-litre fridge with a slide-out loo cleverly concealed below.
The cassette toilet is fitted into a cupboard and the whole thing slides out into the galley when needed, and a curtain pulls across to screen off the back of the camper from the bed/seating area, although your head may poke over the top!
Extra home comforts include an LPG space heater, 230V hot water system and activity shower and a 30-litre underslung fresh water tank. On the options list, you can choose from other things like solar panels, a grill, towbar, bike racks and awnings.
The base vehicle here is the Renault Trafic in long-wheelbase form, and prices start from £49,999. If you’re prepared to lose the slide-out loo, you can opt for a short-wheelbase Witley, which starts from £46,999. A number of engine outputs are also available, as is the choice of manual or automatic gearbox.
The company was officially set up in 2010 by Christian Kent, although it had been a sole trading company since 2007. When the accountant asked Christian if he was starting the company for money or fame, he replied, “I’m doing it to get people away on holiday.” That mantra continues today. Christian initially started out on his own, but the company soon grew, and now consists of a team, all of who are keen campervanners.
CCCampers premises is in Worcestershire, where you can see a selection of ready-made campers, order a brand-new one, take along your own van for conversion, or just pick up some accessories like gas cylinders, portable loos, wind-out awnings, etc.
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