Van life

We are incredibly lucky to own Louise, a 4x4 LWB VW Crafter

We'd like to express our huge thanks to Alan Day Group and Race Van Conversions for making our dream come true.

The specs

Technical

4 x 4 (4Motion)

Euro 6

Long wheel base (LWB)

3.5 tonnes

Bought new (mileage = 0)

Heated windscreen, wing mirrors & windscreen washing nozzles

Solar panel on the roof

Reverse cam & tracker

Garage

Enough room for 12 pairs of skis, inc. 4 x Super-G pairs

Heated storage space in the rear for clothing

Ski boot storage with heating

Interior

Living space for us & our two cats (Molly & Moggs)

Oven, fridge, freezer

Sink & running water

Toilet

3rd passenger seat

USB ports & inverter for 240V sockets

Leisure battery

Fresh & waste water tanks (heated)

Insulation and heating

Thelma, Louise's predecessor

We first started living out of our van in January 2017. We'd started ski racing for Great Britain, and were facing annual bills of £30,000. Accommodation alone can cost 200 Euros every single night during winter. Therefore, to save costs, we invested in Thelma, a 2004 Iveco Daily 3.5 medium wheel base van.

She was amazing and gave us such an improved quality of life - when the heating was working - in the mountains. We drove her far and unfortunately she died in 2018.

RIP Thelma. You'll always have a special place in our hearts.

Thelma, Louise's predecessor

We first started living out of our van in January 2017. We'd started ski racing for Great Britain, and were facing annual bills of £30,000. Accommodation alone can cost 200 Euros every single night during winter. Therefore, to save costs, we invested in Thelma, a 2004 Iveco Daily 3.5 medium wheel base van.

She was amazing and gave us such an improved quality of life - when the heating was working - in the mountains. We drove her far and unfortunately she died in 2018.

RIP Thelma. You'll always have a special place in our hearts.

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