Every story has to start somewhere, and here it begins – this is the Camper Vansit.

new campervan

There she is.  The 1988 Ford Transit 100 SWB ‘Charisma’ campervan.  Purchased for a very reasonable price.  Just over 109,000 on the clock, the previous owner had stripped the inside bare.  Now I’ve seen the interior of these campers before, and to be honest, I’m glad it’s back to basics, as I can’t stand the faux wood panelling.

As you can see to start, some work required.  The previous owner started filling in some holes but didn’t get very far.  I’ll clean those back and tidy up the work.  I need to get those awful stripes and stickers off and paint it a proper colour.  I’ve also got concerns with the skylight, so I’ll get that taken out and re-seal it.  Looks like I might need to check how waterproof it is too!

Let’s get it home.

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