The MWB Crafter Adventure van
Yet again all-new Bespoke layout for the NWCC team to create, this one for yet another Scottish client travelling a long way to take advantage of the NWCC services.
After several months of planning and preparation it was time for the NWCC team to get to work on this forever evolving layout, designed around a 2 Birth 2 travel off grid adventure vehicle designed to allow all year-round camping trips for the active couple.
A brand new MWB Crafter turned up at the NWCC workshops in late October where the final consultation was held to finalise those important details and create the job sheet for the team to work towards, weeks prior to this all the textiles, materials and colour options had already been carefully selected so we had everything on site and keen to get going on this project. With custom shower trays, furniture, and seating arrangements to be designed we knew this was going to be as much work on the design side as it was on the machining side.
The vehicle had a long list of hardware which had to be intergraded into the design, which Is listed below:
Truma 6DE Diesel heating and hot water solution.
Full wet room including composting toilet
Under chassis LPG gas supply
External BBQ point, shower, and USB charge ports
Solar power supply
Lithium battery supply
Votronic electrical hardware delivering power from serval resources, drive, solar, 20v and Lithium
Huge storage capacity
As you can see for the amazing images taken by Phill. we have manged to squeeze every inch out of this build maximising both living and garage storage so everything can be housed away safely and neatly, leaving no corner spared we have integrated storage cupboards, draw space and overhead lockers all over the vehicle’s interior backed with our usual impeccable craftsmanship and high-quality hardware from our German suppliers Hafele.
Lighting…………….A very important necessity to any build, we like to integrate serval systems allowing different lighting and ambience for different moods and time of the day, every overhead locker contains dimmable lighting to allow you to create a peaceful setting at evening, we have integrated bright entry illumination throughout the vehicle, overhead spotlights, reading lights to bed area even lighting to the garage compartment for loading and unloading at night.
Some amazing colour choice from the Mr and Mrs T creating a practical but powerful statement on the inside of the vehicle starting with the French Navy smooth Nappa leather to the front and rear seats complimented by a low-key top stitch in a matching blue with a twin flute centre stitch detail adding texture and detail.
The Corian bright white worktops allowing the cool white kitchen area lighting to be bounced around the vehicle creating a clean and bright food preparation area, the H1313 ST10 furniture board from the HPL range from egger will hopefully provide a timeless look which will not drop in and out of fashion and be appreciated for years to come, with its gentle silver tones contrasting extremely well with all the aluminium fixtures and profiles used throughout the build.
The exterior styling on this vehicle had to be low key to work with the Indium Grey paint from VW but still provide the usual adventure vehicle appeal and necessity’s, starting with one of my favourite wheels from Black Rhino, selected for the build was the 17″ BR York wrapped in the rugged BFG tyre providing all the grip and traction you need to access those secluded off grid camp spots.
The rear of this vehicle equipped with our Spare wheel carrier and ladder access to the roof finished in a textured matt black powder coat again providing that rugged all terrain look to the vehicle. Factory privacy glass to both near and offside passenger area and finally the Bullfich facility points showing this vehicle is ready for adventure.
We hope we have done Mr and Mrs T proud and they have enjoyed the whole process with Team NWCC and seeing the detailed photos and videos of the vehicles build process sent to them on a weekly basis.