How do I find this vehicle?
Hi all, I'm a newbie here looking to acquire a motorhome/campervan. I've caravanned in the past (sold it 2 years ago), but now I'd like a campervan, and have put together a list of requirements (below).
I live on the Isle of Wight, so ferry fares are important, and 6m length is a big price-beak point. I also want to be able to tow a boat, including launching and recovering it, which can involve pulling it up a wet slipway, so towing power and grip are important.
Panel van based - I need to also use it as normal vehicle
RWD - to tow boat and haul out of the water
SWB or MWB, LOA <6m - ferry fares rise for longer vehicles
Min. 4 belted seats (inc. driver)
6ft headroom, hi-top (pop-top?)
2 people - double berth
Cassette toilet & basin - hand shower? (not fussed about full shower)
Hob, no oven
Nice to have:
4WD - better for hauling a boat up a slipway
Swivel front seats - max use of space
Removable fittings - ability to use as van
Option to make up as 2 berths instead of double
Used, ideally under £15k
Absolute max £20k for something special
Buy van and get professional conversion
Buy van and DIY - maybe using kit
Some combination of above
It seems that RWD restricts me to a Sprinter or Transit (which come in FWD & RWD). Or are there any others?
So can anyone offer advice on the best way of getting what I'm looking for - and is it even achievable?