Scafell was the original van that started everything! Jac built her during the beast from the East winter of 2018 and this is where vanlife began! She built her to go off travelling around Europe and and do her website work whilst on the road.
During this time she visited some stunning countries including France, Switzerland, Italy, Scilly, Sardinia, Denmark and Norway.
Scafell really was an amazing van which never missed a beat and really developed the love we have for sprinter vans. They are real work horses and are lovely to drive. It was a real tough decision to sell her but we both wanted to take up the challenge of trying to condense the build into a MWB by clever use of storage.
Scafell was sold in March 2021 to a lovely English couple living in Germany who are having some great adventures in her.
Vehicle: Mercedes Sprinter 313
Wheelbase: Long wheel base
Mileage when converted: 98,000
Payload following conversion: 600kg
Full size working kitchen with beautiful live edge Pippin Oak worktop. We make full on roast dinners, cakes, bread etc in the van with lots of room for chopping and baking using the Omnia oven on the hob.
Round stainless steel sink with boat style pump handle tap which we have adapted to be electric for ease of use.
2 x Copper shelves
Water 60 litres (We like to use 10 litre jerry cans which can be filled up anywhere including fountains, streams, fuel stations etc. Sometimes it can be tricky to fill up permanently fitted tanks if there isn’t a hose which is why we went for easily removable jerry cans).
Whale 12v water pump with switch that turns on the tap.
Dometic Tropicool TCX14 fridge
Mood LED lighting around bedframe with lovely Scafell mountain light feature
Bespoke LED copper ceiling light
4 x bespoke LED copper kitchen downlighters
3 x bespoke LED copper down lights that come on when the camper doors are opened
Two sofa benches with storage underneath, access to storage cupboard under bed and dometic porta loo.
Fixed table with copper legs (the table and sofas could be adapted into an extra bed)
- Propex HS200 gas heater
SHOWER AND TOILET
- Dometic 976 portable toilet
- Pop up shower system More info on this here.
Fixed width ways double bed with pull out extension option to sleep lengthways down the campervan (for tall people!) – we can send a video of how quick and easy this is to use (takes 5 seconds to set up)
Casper Memory Foam Mattress
GARAGE AREA UNDER BED
There is a huge garage space underneath the bed which contains:
Sliding tray for extra water containers with security strap.
4 x 10 Ltr Water Containers
Bike hitch mount (We carried 2 x 29ers mountain bikes in this space)
Electrics cupboard with hinged door to keep everything safe
Open storage space for extra equipment such as skiis, climbing gear, inflatable kayak etc
ABSO charging system with DC to DC charger and MPPT
1500 Pure sine wave inverter (remote controlled)
2 x AGM Class A Leoch 130AH batteries
4 x USB charging sockets (bed and seating area)
2 x 12 Volt charging sockets in seating area. Use with 12 volt leads for laptops
2 x 12 volt battery capacity voltmeter and temperature monitor
Victron battery charger with inbuilt bluetooth connectivity enables access to the VictronConnect app. Connected to the batteries permanently
2 x 150 watt semi-flexible monocrystalline solar panels (300 watt total solar capacity) 23% efficiency rating from Bimble Solar
Fiamma Turbo vent Fan
Celotex, spray foam and earth wool with silver bubble wrap and aluminium tape vapour barrier.
1 x opening side window and 1 fixed side window
Rhino 8 step rear door ladder
Agillis Cross Climate All Season tyres – these have performed brilliantly whilst we were skiing in the Alps.
We also made sure the side bumper trims were sealed and holes all cleared out to prevent any water damage underneath to the bodywork and inside insulation.
Scafell had a lot security put on her so we always had peace of mind. She had the following fitted:
- Ghost immobiliser system
- Deadlocks on all doors