The Camper Van that carries a MOTORCYCLE! Auto-Campers MRV Review [CC]
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The Camper Van that carries a MOTORCYCLE! Auto-Campers MRV Review [CC]


Go away everybody, I’m trying to… ugh! I love the M25. This bed is…UGH! [Music] Hello! We are at Wyatt’s Covert Caravan
and Motorhome Club Site near Denham to the west of London. Now this site is
right next to Denham airfield, so I apologise right now for any noise from
aircraft throughout this video. We are here with this; the Auto Camper MRV. That
stands for Multi Recreational Vehicle, and it is a gorgeous camper! The reason I
asked Auto campers if I could test this van is because I absolutely love it! It
is really versatile – what Auto Campers call ‘intelligently versatile,’ and it
can carry the motorbike. You can see where this is going can’t you? So in this
review we’re going to cover the exterior, carrying the motorbike, and the driving…
cab comfort, finishing off with the interior both day and night.
So we shall crack straight on with a little preamble and the exterior of the
MRV. The auto campers MRV is normally converted from a Ford Transit. However
you can get a VW Transporter conversion if you wish.
The Ford variant comes with three choices of roof: you can get a low line, a
pop top, or a high top, where the VW variant only comes with a pop top. Prices
start at about £40,000 for a low line. This fully loaded pop top with the
170 engine passes through the tills in about the mid fifties thousand pounds.
Both the Ford and the VW variants are under five meters in length,
however the Ford pop top as we see here travels at a height of 2.1 metres; that’s really unfortunate as many height barriers you will find are 2
metres. One thing may surprise you and that is
that a step is not standard. An electric step is a £480
option, and as you can see the height into the cabin is approximately 56
centimetres. A removable Witter tow bar is on the options list, and let’s have a
look at the gas storage compartment which has the space for a camping gaz
907 cylinder. Above that here is the outlet for the exterior shower – that’s
also an option – and then we have storage here for things like your silver screens,
hoses, wedges and so on. The Fiamma awning is a £600 option,
and you can see here that it is mounted slightly unusually on the offside and
that’s because the kitchen’s here. You can use it as a screen while use using
the kitchen from the outside. What’s great as you can see is the 50 litre
compressor fridge you can also access from both inside and outside the van. Finally at the rear you can see this
van’s been fitted with the optional cycle rack and all vans are fitted as standard
with a 100 watt solar panel. So let’s take a look at the m RV with the
motorcycle already loaded. There we go, there’s my baby, there’s my Thruxton. So you
can see straight away what one of the great advantages is of the Auto Campers
mRV and that is this M1 approved floor track system. You’ve got four rails
in the floor for a variety of uses: you can have seats single seats, double bench
seat, as you can see here a motorcycle grab,
obviously you can also have mountings for wheelchairs so wheelchair users
don’t need to transfer they can travel in their wheelchair… so I am hugely
impressed with the fact that I can strap my bike in. This ramp is the ramp I use
to load into my pickup truck so it’s a huge ramp; you wouldn’t need a ramp this
big if the MRV was your everyday vehicle, you
could have a much smaller more discreet ramp. It’s just that because I usually
load into a pickup I’ve got these huge foldable ramps. Let’s take a look from
the back…. here we are viewing from the back. We have these lugs that slot into
the floor track system hold the bike nice and secure. I mean that is just not
going absolutely anywhere! I can just about manage to to wiggle it. So there you have it from the back. So one of the
great advantages of this wheel grab that auto campers fit is the fact you don’t
need to rely on the motorcycle’s stand. So even if you’ve got a centre
stand which I don’t have- I’ve only got a side stand which doesn’t even pull out
because of the because we’ve got the lashing strap there –
you run the bike straight in and you run it literally straight into that grab, and
those flanges there they keep the bike upright while you are strapping it down,
which is awesome! Also this comes out. You’ve got little spanners that can take
this out. You can stand it outside so if you need to work on your bike and like
mine, again if it doesn’t have a centre stand (or any stand if it’s trials bike)
then that will hold your bike up right outside. Happy days! Another thing you
might be thinking is ‘Well with that huge grab, surely you can’t turn the seats
around?’ Well actually yes, you can! Let me show you. Ta-da! So you can see that was really
really simple. So that is basically how you can use this fantastic floor
tracking system. Just to repeat – not just for motorcycles, it’s also for
wheelchairs, single seats so you can have two proper single travel seats at the
back belted so it’s a proper four berth, back seat passengers can travel in real
comfort, and on top of that you have a frame for a bed- I’ll show you that later.
So you can have a downstairs bed if you don’t need to use this area for storage.
So let me now unload the motorcycle, show you how I do that which is basically the
opposite to how I load it. So let’s go through the unloading process. [music] So as you
can see I’ve removed the straps that that grab is supporting the bike, it’s
keeping it upright without any straps so that when you’re loading the bike and
unloading it as I am now, you can unstrap it and strap it and that will support
the bike, keep it upright without the need of a centre or a side stand
damaging the floor. And as you can see the the floor of the
van is nice and low to the ground, so it’s not too steep, the ramp is nice and
shallow to run the bike in and out. OK, so that’s the motorcycle loading and
unloading, now let’s jump in and talk about the driving and cab comfort of the
van. So what is the auto camper MRV like to drive? Well, to demonstrate, I’ve brought
you onto one of the worst sections of the motorway that I know which is the
M25 southwest of London roundabout… well there’s the A…We’re just coming up to the A3 turn off to Guildford and Kingston and it’s the old fashioned concrete
surface which, as you may be able to hear, can be quite noisy. So I thought ‘Well this is a
really good place to bring you for a bit of a noise demonstration.’ Tarmac! And it’s not too bad actually. Obviously
you’ve got this huge cavern behind us, I’ve taken the motorcycle out just to…
because we’re having a day out today. You can hear road noise obviously through
the cabin, but it’s not terrible, it’s not bad, I mean it’s there but you can still
maintain a conversation at normal speaking volume so you don’t have to
shout or anything like that. There are no major squeaks or rattles.
I’ve not removed the anchors in the floor which you would do normally; I’ve just
been in a bit of a rush this morning so they might jump – that’s just purely my
laziness, I should have taken them out. They’re very easy to pop out of the
runners in the floor. The only very slight noise has come from behind the
cab; here is a table leg clipped into the bulkhead, a couple of times it has just
rattled a little bit which you could very easily stop just by putting in a
cloth or a napkin around there just to stop it, but you can hear now even on
this rough concrete motorway it’s not rattling. So that’s absolutely fine.
Comfort! Oh oh my goodness me, this level of Transit is amazing! The
seat goes up, down, forwards, backwards, recline, it’s got a lumbar support, the
steering wheel goes up and down, in and out… If you can’t get comfortable
in this van seat- wise, then it’s not the van’s fault. I’ve got one criticism which I
need to take up with Auto Camper, because it might be an option, and that
is: There is an arm here under my left arm… great, an armrest….
there is no armrest here under my right arm. and I feel quite unbalanced driving like
this. I would really like an armrest under my right elbow. [hotel lobby music] Technology. Well it’s got Apple Car Play,
so I’m sure it’s got Android, the Google equivalent which as many of you may know
I had on the Sanyo Rexton Ultimate that I used for two months at the end of last
year and I absolutely loved it! The interface of the phone… so this morning I put my destination into Google Maps, and you just plug the phone in bring Google
Maps on the screen in the van, and away you go!
You can dictate text messages and listen to text messages… I really like the integration with…
the full integration with a smart phone. That is awesome! Needless to say it’s got
everything like air conditioning and heated seats all those little luxuries.
So all in all the cab comfort is spot-on. The technology is just
right, and even on this really awful section of
motorway which I can’t wait to get off, I mean this is the same when I’m
driving my car and my caravan, it’s absolutely appalling this section of
motorway, and you can hear even with this awful motorway, this really bad road
surface, we’re not getting an obsessive amount of noise and vibration from the
rear, that’s really good. As far as power goes this particular model has got the
170 PS engine so we are currently doing 65 miles an hour and it’s tickling 1,700
revs so that’s really good. You know you’re not going to have any problems
towing with this van. Having towed with commercial vehicles
before, I know that because you have the long wheelbase, very short overhang, stiff
suspension, and then it’s amazing engine, I know you will have no problem towing
with this particular van, awesome! But it’s so relaxing…
you’ve got cruise control, really quiet… just smooth and really relaxing. So yes,
you can drive all day in this van. really really good. Visibility. It has got
great all-round visibility, nice big mirrors with blind spot mirrors on the
side, despite the fact there is a cycle rack of the rear tailgate you’ve got view-through, if that’s not good enough, on this particular spec, you’ve
also got a reversing camera and you’ve got parking sensors. So parking this
thing is absolutely no problem. Cup holders! How could I forget? I have
two cup holders: a cup holder for my coffee, a cup holder for my water, Happy Days! So that sums up the driving
now let’s head back to site and talk about the interior of the MRV. Now we’ll
have a closer look at the interior now that I’ve taken the motorcycle out.
Obviously you can take the motorcycle grab out as well so you can have a
little bit more space with the seats here, I’m just too lazy! Nice comfortable
seats and I have since found out since driving the van from auto campers, that
you can get second arm rests and they are £200 apiece, £200 per
seat for a second armrest. Moving around to the kitchen area, and I’ve prepared a
meal already on the kitchen; my usual giant beans with pasta. Very impressed
with spark-ignition to the hob, only cold water to the sink which I’ve just
knocked, so as you may see when I fill up the pan that pump is a bit
chattery and causes a few splashes everywhere.
And there are your controls… so under the kitchen we have our utensil drawer we have
storage for crocks in there and then under here is the optional toilet that
you can wheel out for those nighttime emergencies. [music] Now this van, I must once again stress,
has been configured for the motorcycle. Now this framework you can see here that
is the framework for the sofa and Normally the sofa cushions would live
here, and then when you’re on site or if you’re travelling (but they’re not travel
seats) you would have the sofa mounted across here. When that sofa becomes a
double bed you can see you can have it at this lower setting or at this higher
setting. So if you’ve got dogs… larger dogs in crates… you can set the bed to a
higher setting…see the two settings here… and have dogs underneath. And the other
important thing to note is if you have the seats in the rear which, let’s be
honest, 99% of people will have the seat here, it will give you storage below and
behind the seat because one thing that I’ve noticed with the van configured
like this is there is hardly any storage, because obviously all the space is taken
up for the motorcycle there’s nowhere to put larger pots and pans in the kitchen,
just a collapsible kettle. There’s a small shelf here which is handy for bits
and bobs, and of course you’ve got the wardrobe or cupboard here so… so there’s
that. There’s a modicum of storage here, you’d have to be really minimal with
your packing… some rugs there for Dougal… and there is a hanging rail there; can you
see the hanging rail? So you would take this shelf out if you wanted clothes to
hang up. So you do have that wardrobe there so
it’s not terrible, but as I say, if you don’t have that seat in – and let’s be
honest, 99% of people are going to have the seat there – and that will give you
space below the seat and behind the seat. If you’re carrying your motorcycle your
canoe or anything large like that, and you don’t have the seat in place, then
you won’t have that storage around the seat area. You have one mains socket and a
12 volt socket there at the kitchen, and then you have a second mains socket and a
second 12 volt socket down there under the passenger seat.
Now one thing I’d like to draw your attention to is the great sensible
height of those seats. Many panel van conversions you’ll see the cab is raised
up from the floor of the van, and sometimes you’re left with your legs
dangling. But in this particular van seats are nice and low, the cab isn’t too
highly stepped from the base of the cabin and therefore you’d not left with
dangling legs, so that’s a big thumbs up for the height of the seating there in
the cab. I’m just gonna close this door, try and close some of that helicopter
noise out before we now move on to the optional roof bed… which comes with these
stalk lights – very handy! You’ve got ventilation on both sides – very handy. So you’ve got flyscreens in there, at the front you have a huge window, second flyscreen here see here. This is a
bit… You’ve got the strut of the bed in the
way… you’ve got to push past that. Hopefully these will loosen up with wear, and we will bring
the roof bed down. There’s the second stalk light there. So obviously these
stalk lights come in handy for reading when you’re in the cab and also when
you’re in bed. And here is the roof bed. Now then, when you’re on site with the
roof up you can leave all your bedding on the roof bed. So you can leave your
pillow, a sleeping bag… that can all stay here and you can still raise the bed.
However when you want to bring the roof down, I found I can only leave this thin
sleeping bag on the bed, I had to remove the pillows and if you had a duvet you’d
probably need to remove that as well. This bed is 4ft wide and 6ft 6in long – for those of you watching in colour that’s 1200mm wide and
2000mm long – and the downstairs bed from the sofa is 4ft wide again, same width 6ft 3in long that’s 1900mm, so it’s very comfortable up here. And another thing you might notice
is at the top here is this permanent ventilation. You cannot block off that
little slit of ventilation there, and even with no heating last night I think
it got down to about 10 degrees, it stayed really toasty up here even
without the heating on. So it does get really warm up here and I think in the
summer you’ll definitely be grateful for these flyscreens in the side to get some
extra ventilation up into this space. But yeah, really comfortable. One thing I
would say also is that it did require a certain amount of gymnastics for me to get my legs up from the seats up into that area. So that is the
interior in the daytime, we’ll wait for nightfall and then I will show you that
in the evening. Right, we’ve had our dinner
washed up cleaned up and now it’s evening time so I thought it’s a nice
little chance to talk to you about the van in the evening. So first of all
you’ll notice that there are no cab blinds, you get these thermal screens, so
it’s a little bit of a faff to put on. They live in the cupboard at the back
of the van. Plenty of LED lighting around, in fact the the twinkly ones
that are on the back of the bed are a little bit in your eyes but that doesn’t
matter because you can turn them out, and then you’ve got these two – I’ll show you
in a second – you’ve got two little stalk lights there and you’ve also got two
lights over at the kitchen. I don’t if you can hear I’ve also got the Webasto
diesel heater going, so that’s toasting my ankles very nicely too. So I’ll
quickly show you around, hey Dougal? Yeah, he’s not impressed. The two lights over
the kitchen, so you’ve got plenty of light in the kitchen, also you’ll be
pleased to notice that the curtains here are on runners at the bottom as well, so
even though you must be very careful if you’re using this gas ring at the back, at least
the curtains won’t flap. Obviously you’ve got to make sure that you leave
those curtains well away from the flame here but yeah, you should be okay with
that, that’s no problem. So with the roof bed up, yes you have those LED lights in
your eyes, they’re a bit…aww… they’re a bit bright in your eyes, but like I say
you can turn them off. So we’re sitting here now, Dougal and I, with this huge
cavern because the motorbike is outside, and the
great thing about this is if you don’t have the seat in like we don’t have the
seat in, you can use this wonderful space for other hobbies instead! [music] So that just about wraps up the
practical side of the auto camper MRV. Now then, as a conclusion, we’ll talk about
what you can do with a vehicle like this. Now I had this in mind of actually using
it in conjunction with the Airstream, towing a caravan with it, putting the
motorcycle in the back, and then using it both to transport the motorcycle and
also when I didn’t have the caravan, to use as a camper van with the rear seat
in situ. And that’s really interesting; if you are going to carry a
motorcycle in this van, be aware that the fact that with the bike inside, you have
the danger of petrol vapour. Now that doesn’t matter while you’re driving
because the air flow in the cab is going to keep the air flow going out the back
of the van, you won’t be affected while you’re driving. But you will not be able
to use the cooker because, obviously, you could just explode the whole thing while
the bike’s inside. Also you can’t sleep in the van with the bike in there even in
the roof bed, even though you could physically fit, because of the petrol
vapour you would have to remove the motorcycle or quad bike whatever you got
in there before you can actually use any of the habitation stuff in the van. So
that’s something to be aware of. If you’re going to use it just to transport
the bike and then say, for a bike meet, then no problems at all. But if you’re
going to use it as a touring camper van, then carrying a motorcycle is going to
compromise that. Of course once you’re on site you can actually erect an awning, a
drive-away awning, and you could put the bike in there. But then you’re losing
that spontaneity, the flexibility of a camper van, so it’s just something I want
you to be aware of is that it is fantastic, it’s truly versatile, but if
you want a true camper van experience… touring, up and go, freedom, then carrying
something like a motorbike is going to hamper that experience somewhat. But
without something like a motorbike inside and with the rear seats in situ, because you’ve got things like the the solar panel, the diesel heating if
you have that fitted ,you can keep going and
going and going off grid for a few weeks at a time. Obviously you’d need to be
quite frugal with your packing but with the rear seat in place you can put more
stuff under the seat and of course behind the seat. That sounds like an
aeroplane, so that’s a good place to wrap up this review. I hope you enjoyed it, I
hope you found it useful. As ever I will leave links to Auto Campers in the
description below this video, please do give Dougal and I a follow on social
media- we are on both Twitter and on Instagram, I’ll leave those links both in
the description and probably here. So of course you’re all waiting to see the
star of the show… come on Dougal… here he is! Right, so I hope you enjoyed that review.
If you did, you know what to do folks, give us the thumbs up, subscribe if you
don’t already, and it just leaves me to say from Dougal and from me… Thanks for tuning in! Right, do you reckon we should buy one Dougal, hmmm? Do you think
we should get one? Are you impressed with the MRV? Are you impressed? Do you think
is a brilliant van? Are you…? Are you…? He never smiles. [music]

73 Comments

  • Andrew Ditton

    I'm absolutely positive that nobody will notice that little bit of fabric I left sticking out when I lowered the roof. You just can't get a decent reviewer these days… :-/

  • MrSnookerballs

    you seem to be doing more reviews on motorhomes lately, your a tower so can we have some caravan reviews please.

  • Harry Key

    Sorry Andrew but I am not at all impressed. As a long time keen Motorcyclist (50 + yrs) I would rather ride the bike to wherever I wanted to go and keep the money in the bank. I have less than good memories of driving around with my mate in a Transit carrying his bike to race meetings. We would sleep overnight in the van which was comfortable enough but not great.We would be constantly loading and unloading the bike so as to be able to cook our food and make hot drinks. It is certainly not advisable to try to have a cooking stove going with the bike on board due to the very real risk of explosion. On top of that the van after a weekend or so became smelly and manky. Your bike always looks perfectly clean but in my experience after a long ride in inclement weather a bike can get very mucky. I can certainly think of many better ways of spending more than fifty grand than a glorified bike transporter. I can well believe that the van configured as a camper with seats in place would be good although still ridiculously expensive compared to other van conversions on the market.(£400 for a pair of armrests…are they gold plated ?)

  • Erin Thor

    You know what Ford stands for in the States don’t you? Fix Or Repair Daily. It’s poor reliability is legendary. Trusting your vacation to one is lunacy. 🥶.
    Edit: It also stands for Found On Road Dead. 😁

  • Caravanning with the Coxs

    Nice one Andrew! Do you need towing mirrors with the van? Anyway great video loved that van! Ford’s sync 3 system is amazing. Cheers Oliver

  • Toddy

    You clearly love this van and your bike but i don’t like it, crazy money for a dayvan, better spending £20K or less on a Transit custom panel van with towbar for pulling the Airstream and transporting the motorcycle, that’s my plan for a couple of years time.

  • antglu123

    Great review Andrew. Colour looks great next to the Airstream too. Was great to meet you both, all the best Anthony and Joseph

  • annette fournier

    Thanks Andrew. Great in depth review. Seems like a good idea. But after a few trips with the bike, especially if there is any fluid or oil leak, or wet must conditions, the inside of that van is going to smell like a working garage. Very unpleasant if wanting to just campervan it. 🤔

  • ANNE Shirley

    Brilliant of course, as always!! Thank you for this review Andrew, I was looking at campers at the NEC, fancy one of the slightly larger ones like the Wildax Triton. May have to buy one myself when I've got the money??!! Keep doing what you do, ignore the doubters (ahem!! he's showing you what you CAN do with one, you haven't got to copy Andrew, it's just what he did with this one!!) that was meant for other people to read Andrew, you are brilliant at what you do, they wouldn't be watching if it wasn't for your marvellous vlogs which the majority of us love!! xxx

  • adventure40s

    Andrew great review, however I have to agree with Harry Key. I don’t see this being much of a seller, I kept hearing the word “optional” too. For 50k-60k you can get a luxury Motorhome with liveable space, storage and load capacity to mount a parallel mc carrier. I appreciate that Andrew has an unusual mix of requirements, but this van is too compromised for most, for me I’d feel claustrophobic even when solo. I’ll stick with my 7.5m Motorhome and E Rider Roma combo, thanks.

  • Tom De Mulder

    Such expense for a van that puts the bike first, and you and Dougal a distant second. There must be a better way!

  • Mark Pullinger

    Unfortunately way to expensive especially as you started to show things they were extras 40-55k lot of empty space
    Good in depth video
    I still prefer Mercedes or vw 🙂

  • john rocker

    I transport motorcycles and would never use the lightweight rail construction that is the method used in that van as a means of securing a 200 Kilo motorcycle, the kinetic energy developing during a frontal accident will see that bike taking the driver and passenger out, are you willing to gamble with your life?

  • Geo - Devon

    Andrew great review covering every aspect of the van. But value for money – no way! And they add insult to buyers – £400 extra for arm rests. I can think of a hundred better ways to spend £50K.😥

  • Nerf family Uk

    Great review buddy . I do find your review style extremely easy to listen to . You would be great as a radio presenter . We are torn between a camper and caravan now so just watching all your videos .

  • Paul A. Jackson

    this is a great rig, with the need to have a bike I would tow and not use the interior……very well done Andrew, always enjoy your ruminations, and the look that Dougal gave was Priceless!

  • Zelda Ray

    I don’t like it Andrew…but then I am a girl. I really love the the set up you already have, it’s nice and homely. Dougle won’t like the smelly motor bike travelling with him. 🐾

  • Sarinf Serg

    Thank you Mr Ditton for your Exquisite review….
    I’m sure that van will make lots of adventurers very happy !!
    Huge hug to Mr. Dougal ( He is so sweet )

  • Croft

    Thank heavens the riding season is finally upon us, is all I'll say. I'm not personally feeling the idea of having a bike inside the "home". Bikes smell. But for you, if you could haul the Airstream behind that, you'd probably have a great combo, instead of having the bike out in the weather, wedged onto your pickup. Also, as for storing the bike in there, you could just install a tiny solar powered vent in the roof of it and have that spinning whenever the vehicle is parked with a bike inside. That should constantly vent the space enough to keep any fumes to a minimum. Probably.

  • Eddie Downes

    A great review because you address the pros and cons. No longer biking due to health, you would have convinced me to trailer the bike and, as others have noted, there are probably a greater variety of camper vans then available if you still want to keep to a smaller base vehicle. Many cost more than this, but it’s what you get for that cost that would swing it for me. Two things in particular I just didn’t like, the faff of stick on screens at night, and that curtain near the stove – that’s a risk too far.

  • Gadget John on tour

    This van is perfect for you. The advantage over your truck is the van would probably give better wind towing efficiency when towing as it would cut a bigger hole in the air for the airstream. You also get a covered garage for your bike 👌🏻 Then it's a day van when you're setup on site and use the van for touring the local area. As well as the usual campervan seating and rock and roll bed that'd be great if you wanted to getaway without the bike & airstream. I can see your savings pot getting raided soon 😃

  • Pete Maloney

    My mate has a second hand Transit £12 grand…bike ramp fits inder the van…has a full double matress in plastic cover standing upright on n/s wall…a huge inflatable tent in a bag and a lover full of cooling gear and a foldabel table and 2 chairs. This with a wheel chock and 4 tie downs…All for £16 grand…….£55 grand is a joke mate……

  • Susan LaDuke

    Great detailed review. Initially was excited about this but too expensive especially with "options" that should be standard. Also, maybe it's my nursing background but I can't get over that the portable toilet is stored next to food prep area & equipment- this is horribly unsanitary.
    Dougle is truly adorable!

  • My Big TOW

    Not sure I understand the purpose of this layout. When using it to transport a Bike the Campervan facilities seem to have all but disappeared. You don't have any rear seats any more. No rock and roll bed. Am I missing something ?

  • Kev Andrews

    Hi Andrew lov the van it would be ideal for u and the bike it would make sense a little bit on the expense side couldn't u buy a camper van and convert it yourself would save a lot of money aswell nice van though
    Cheers kev

  • Wink

    ahhh ha ha ha Dougal… ohhh dear Dougal seems to prefer a more luxurious transporting environment. Have you ever seen such a discouraging face? Not very pleased with such spartan environs… is it the smells & noise aren't quite up to mark… but Daddy could rig a puppa hammock so Dougal can swing & sway for travel naps. Or a doggy seat propped up high for window viewing. Now Daddy, please… we know better… those are Ball Holders… not cup holders… & we also noticed… they were empty. Humff. Well, this is all about Daddy's duties for Prince Dougal… & well, if it makes Daddy happy… & Dougal gets to ride the bike more often… perhaps adjustments can be considered… but please do be sure to put balls in their proper holders, it would make so much more sense.

  • Andy Lawn

    Looks like an Interesting and flexible concept, making it adaptable for those with specific needs. But on the expensive side for a camper.
    Still not quite the solution you're seeking.
    Not sure how you can solve it.
    Dougal was definitely fed up with all the trains. What's wrong with a field, a ball and someone to throw it?

  • Wills! Get Off

    Thanks for yet another great review, such a shame they can't get the pop top under the 2 metre barrier height.

  • graeme roberts

    Honestly……for the money…….rather buy a caravan & car. For those with special hobbies I can see the attraction to a degree.
    Not for me though.
    Good honest review though.
    👍

  • Bob Fitzpatrick

    Hi Andrew, Van review video, yes the ability to transport motorized vehicles with extra maneuvering room in 100% safety is optimal!
    The minivan has evolved over the decades to what today has become a technically on par with high-end luxury sedans, combine with a larger wheel base the ride quality is outstanding, it's a van so it's easy to transport fare more than a sedan!
    Oh boy Andrew is doing a cooking segment, he sure eats healthy!!
    Ford, VW, GM, Nissan all make great reliable vehicles, with a huge dealer network & fabulous warranty coverage!
    What a charming involvement after dark, very romantic 😍!
    All & all you Sir have produced yet again another solid video, thank you old chum!!
    😘😍😘😘

  • GetawayGeese

    So we bought the hi top Leisure Autocampers van last year and just complete our first tour. I have to say for us this van drives really well and so adaptable. 2 sliding doors and access to outdoor space is great. Quality is top notch. As for money this is 8k lower than the equiv VW and is larger inside and has a fine autobox. In our opinion a great adventure van …. it’s not a motor home ( thank god )

  • Thinking out of the box.

    Been having the same dilemma to transport my motorbike while camping, thinking Knaus Sport and Fun caravan or converting a LWB sprinter into a single motorbike garage campervan… 🤔

  • steve hanshaw

    That looks really cool ,its rare to find a vehicle that really dose tick all the boxes, I do gather from your review that it would be something that you actually would buy.An excellent review, and did I see a guitar amp stashed in there? what minimal survival kit you have packed brill…..

  • g-dawg TT1992

    Hi im just completing a similar van but on a boxer swb. Benefit of boxer is the width so mine has a perm fit sofa which becomes a double, double in roof, and removable transit custom seats – tested. All the nearside is free for a bike, planair heater, loo. Etc. Half the cost of this one too 😀

  • Egg1456

    This design sucks, my home build has a queen bed a shower kitchenette similar to that van and can hold 2 motorcycles

  • vince zielinski

    Hi , where on earth do you store sensible ( often very bulky ) motorbike clothing , helmets , boots etc . We have a 7m van that takes a small motorbike , 2 cycles , all the necessary clothing , walking gear , rucksacks etc etc . Garage is sealed from van , seats and sleeps 4 , shower , loo etc etc ………………………….Don't understand these vans with so many limitations and such a hefty pricetag .

  • Thinking out of the box.

    Your right sport and fun caravan would have same problem. So now I'm getting VW auto sleeper Topaz with heavy duty chassis mounted motorbike rack.

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