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Third Time Lucky with Lucy!



Hey everyone, we are Ian and Lisa,

We bought our Peugoet Boxer L4 H2 (Lucy) just before first lockdown on 25th January 2020 for £7,200. This was our third camper, the first being a brand new ready built VW T4 that we bought back in 2003, the second a Vauxhall Vivaro, our first build, in 2015.

Having had many years of using drive away awnings and pop tops, the design brief for Lucy was “to rock up to our chosen destination, put the hand break on and that was it!”

Ian began the build as soon as the van arrived, but without a garage or lockup, every part of the build was weather dependent and Lockdown made life difficult with various materials proving difficult to source.

12 months on and we have finally finished our dream home on wheels and are about to start our adventures and make some awesome new memories.

Future plans for travel include Europe and North Africa, but as keen paddle boarders, we will never be far from water.

Our message to future van builders…. There will be blood, sweat and tears and many, many days of one step forward and two steps back, but stick with it, maybe adapt/change your plans along the way (I know we did!), and you too will create your own special space.

LUCY’S SPEC:

External features

- BF Goodrich all terrain tyres

- Full length Fammia awning

- External LED awning light

- 520w Bi-facial solar panel

- Electric slide out step

- Max Air Max Deluxe fan (Living area)

- Skymax 400 x 400 vent (bedroom)

- 280 x 280 fan/vent (shower/wc room)

- External wifi antenna & rechargeable router

- External hot/cold shower

- External gas BBQ point

- 240v Hook up

- 85 Litre fresh water tank underslung

- 60 Litre grey water tank underslung

Internal features

- 1500 x 1900 Fixed bed (width ways across van) – 7” memory foam mattress

- All furniture handmade from 8’ x 4’ sheets 15mm white gloss lightweight ply

- Solid beech wood kitchen worktop

- Thetford Triplex 3 burner & oven/grill

- Vitrifigo 85 litre 12v compressor fridge

- Thetford Argent Sink

- Flexible spout mixer tap

- Filtered water tap

- Thetford C220 shower tray & cassette toilet

- Thermostatic mixer shower

- 2 x 12 Litre containers of fresh filtered drinking water

- L Shaped sofa with 6” foam (6ft long – can be used as single bed)

- 5 x touch/dimmable spot lights

- 1 x LED strip (kitchen)

- 1 x Multi coloured LED strip (bedroom)

- 2 x Adjustable spot lights (bedroom)

- 6 x Plinth lights (under sofa)

- 5 x Double USB points

- 2 x 12v sockets

- Truma Comi Boiler

- Diesel Parking heater (plumbed into fuel tank) (Both heaters provide heating to garage, cab, shower room and living area)

- LPG gas bottle fitted in gas locker in garage with external fill point

- Gas alarm fitted in garage

- 2 Separate fuse boxes (All electrical items have their own circuit running back to the fuse box)

Charging system

- 60 amp DC-DC charger

- 40 amp MPPT solar controller

- 30 amp Mains hook up smart charger

- Battery shunt

- 216 amp LiFepo4 battery

- 2000w Invertor

Garage

900 H x 1850 W x 1500 D







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wow, that is incredible. I don't know how you managed to get this finish and layout - absolutely amazing, I love it and i'm in ore of what you have done. Our first attempt is quite basic.

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