Volkswagen T6 converted into ‘ultimate camper’ by Ecowagon of Portreath
Is this the ultimate VW camper conversion?
The company that did it is certainly claiming that it might be the most expensive.
Ecowagon, which is based in Portreath, has designed and built a bespoke VW Transporter conversion worth in excess of £100,000.
The Ecowagon Switch model was commissioned for a once-in-a-lifetime trip across South Africa and its owners had specific requirements in mind for their custom build.
Ecowagon’s owners Kenny Green and John Smith, together with their team, took these requirements and added their own brand of creativity to conceive a one-of-a-kind camper.
Jeff and Nikki came to us with some very specific requirements for their camper build, which were quite challenging to meet, but we get a great buzz at Ecowagon from turning customers dream into reality.
The long-wheel base T6 Kombi camper is fitted with kitchen and washroom facilities which include a custom-made water calorifier, providing hot running water using either the engine or electric from a state-of-the-art lithium inverter battery.
Alongside this revolutionary feature is a diesel-powered hob. The owners’ drive across Africa means they won’t be able to access gas, but can still enjoy all the mod cons of luxury camper living.
The vehicle also features an internal ‘proper’ toilet, with privacy screen.
The camper includes VW features such as power latches on sliding doors and tailgate, LED driving lights, adaptive cruise control, reverse camera and heated swivel seats in the cab.
The Ecowagon team then set about taking it to the next level, adding in clever features that included seating that converts into a double bed; Reimo front-hinged elevating roof; the hob, water tank and lithium battery, table top, concertina blinds, Reimo fly screen adapted with rubber strips for extra protection; choice of ‘downstairs’ double bed or two singles, or an ‘upstairs’ double bed.