Paul Hunter

Tell us about your van.

Our van is a 2021 Ford Transit Custom. SWB and coloured orange, so we decided to call it Amber.

Why did you decide to come to Wellhouse?

We had been looking at campervans and motorhomes for years and never taken the plunge. During COVID we started looking more seriously at a van. We searched dozens of different van conversion companies but were really impressed by the layout and quality of the Wellhouse Transit Misano. Especially the sliding back seats. You can slide them forward when you have young children in the back, so they are close to you and you can slide them back to give more space when you’re camping and cooking etc.

Does your van have a name?

Amber the Campervan

Our van even has it’s own Instagram page; which we find really useful to swap ideas and suggestions on great locations to visit.

Did you have any extras on your vehicle?

Not at first but we had window blinds retro-fitted to the front of the van. We find these much easier and quicker than putting an external windscreen cover on. An external cover can get wet and takes up valuable space within the van. The integrated blinds simply fold away.

What would you recommend to new customers? Why?

Join the Wellhouse Adventures group on Facebook, which is exclusive to owners.

It’s a great way to keep in touch with other owners and exchange ideas.

What do you use your van for?

We use our van for holidays of 1 or 2 weeks exploring different parts of the UK, including Devon & Cornwall, Wales and Scotland. We also use it for many weekends away and short breaks. We also use it as a day van for visits to the New Forest. It’s great to be able to walk the dog and come back to the van for a cuppa and some hot food.

I like to paddleboard and the van is an ideal mode of transport when heading out for a paddle. It’s good to have somewhere warm and dry to get changed.

Did you have a van before this? If so, what?

No this is our first van. We love it so much and wish we’d got one sooner.

How has your Wellhouse camper become part of your family life?

We use the van to commute to work during the week. The transit is just like driving a large car and can be parked in any car park. Even a multistorey.

Our Cocker Spaniel loves the van. He gets so excited getting in it, as he knows that whether it’s a trip down to the beach or a weekend away in the countryside, he going somewhere good. Our grandchildren love the van too and are always asking to come with us on our adventures.

Tell us about a couple of the trips you have had. Where would you recommend?

One of our favourite trips was the NC500 (North Coast 500) in the north of Scotland.

We started off in Fortrose and drove round the highlands of Scotland anti-clockwise. There are loads of beautiful places to visit and the scenery just seems to get better day by day. If you just stick to the coast you can’t go wrong. Some of the highlights included Sinclair castle, John O’Groats, Sango Sands, Kylesku Bridge, Shieldaig, The Bealach na Ba, Eilean Donan castle and the Kelpies.

We also love Devon & Cornwall. We’ve stayed in many different places and been all the way down to Lands Ends. A couple of favourite places are Polperro and Mevagissey. We love sea food and it’s particularly good down there.

Any hints / tips for new owners?

Storage boxes. The van has several storage areas but we found several storage boxes come in handy. We often have one each for clothing and one for food.

We chose watertight sealed, plastic boxes that we can slide under the van at night if we need extra space.

Another good idea is to turn the courtesy light off in the front so the lights don’t come on in the middle of the night when you pop out to the loo.

The van came with a porta potty style loo but we have a separate pop up toilet tent to put it in. They’re not very expensive, take up very little space and easy to put up.

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