So, we eventually bought ourselves a van, and we’re hooked already!

After years of squeezing mountain bikes and dogs into increasingly larger vehicles (Volvo estates, Renault Espace etc) we took the plunge and bought ourselves a van. We’d shopped around for a while, weighing up all the pros and cons and finally found a really clean VW T5 lwb panel van. It’s an ex-work van that’s obviously been well looked after. Slightly higher mileage than we’d originally wanted, but the engine runs sweeter than any others we’d test driven. First steps were to strip out the ply shelving and bulkhead, and remove the industrial looking roof rails. Added some sturdy seat covers courtesy of ActionVan and we were ready to go!

Next up is proper insulation/ply-lining/carpeting of the rear along with some side and rear windows!