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Motorhome review: Three Bridge Infinity campervan

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Key Features

  • Model Year : 2019
  • Class : Rising Roof
  • Base Vehicle : Volkswagen T6
  • Maximum Weight (Kg) : 3000
  • Berths : 4
  • Layout : Campervan

The Verdict

The VW campervan market is a popular and crowded one but the Infinity is a welcome new addition, albeit at the higher end of that market. This example of a conversion features a galley with an induction hob and rather elegant-looking worktop and cabinet design.

AT A GLANCE

Base vehicle: VW Transporter T6 Price from: Around £60,000 as shown Berths: 4 Travel seats: 5 Length: 5.29m Width: 1.90m Height: 2.00m Gross weight: 3,000kg Payload: N/A

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION

Model Year
2019
Manufacturer
Three Bridge Campers
Class
Rising Roof
Range
No Range
Base Vehicle
Volkswagen T6
Engine Size
Payload (kg)
Belted Seats
5
Maximum weight (kg)
3000
Price from (£)
60000
Length (m)
5.29
Width (m)
1.90
Height (m)
2.00
Berths
4
Main Layout
Campervan
Price from (€)
Campervan Test Date

DETAILED REVIEW

Three Bridge Campers developed its Infinity conversion to stand out in an increasingly crowded market for VW campers. Its Tourer model offers more storage in conventional rectangular units, but there’s no argument with the fact that the Infinity is more eye-catching. It’s been a successful approach, too, as company proprietor, Dan Hands, says 90% of its conversions now have this curvy look.

All the furniture is lightweight ply with edge banded trim and Three Bridge makes everything it can in-house. Each unit is designed on computer with the customer before conversion work begins.

The company aims exclusively at the top end of the Volkswagen campervan sector, with typical conversion-only prices starting at around £25,000. It recommends the Transporter T30 Highline with 148bhp (150PS) engine – costing around £29k – as the ideal base vehicle and usually supplies the VW vans it converts. All in, a top-spec camper like the long-wheelbase demo model seen here would be upwards of £60,000.

Not every Infinity will look like this one, though. The company is very flexible in terms of the décor, flooring, etc. Further choices include the seat/bed system – RIB or the sliding Reimo unit seen here – and pop-top roofs from either of the two top German suppliers, SCA or Reimo again (Reimo’s Easyfit roof with upstairs bed is standard). Then there are the usual heating options, as well as hot water systems.

Unusually, Three Bridge Campers also offers a gas-free conversion (as here) and is trying to be ahead of the market in moving away from carrying propane or butane. On this demonstrator vehicle it had teamed up with Clayton Power to showcase its Lithium Power Supply.

The LPS unit is said to offer eight times faster charging than traditional batteries (fully charged in under two hours of driving or hook-up), a six-times longer lifespan, twice the operating time and a third of the weight. Sounds like a very tempting option, even at the cost of £2,500.

That price includes a 2.5kW inverter and a 300W solar panel is standard, too.

The gas-less galley comes with an induction hob and a microwave, without the downside of having to have mains hook-up to use them. Three Bridge says the LPS system has enough power for both the Steba hob and Miele microwave to be used simultaneously.

Of course, it’s the cabinetwork that’s the real focal point, with its contrasting worktops sweeping down from the rear wardrobe and into a second dramatic curve behind the driver. As a long-wheelbase model, this Infinity also feels remarkably spacious, especially with the rear seat pushed back towards the tailgate (although this compromises boot area storage). The extra space of the LWB is clear, too, with the bed made up and plenty of room left for undressing.

Another unusual touch is the aftermarket cab seats, while standard Infinity spec includes an underslung gas tank, external barbecue point, memory foam bed, 160Ah AGM leisure battery and Isofix for child seats.

 

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