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What do you think of converting a Ford Transit Custom into a campervan?

I have a short wheelbase Volkswagen T5 campervan, but need something slightly larger with a high roof. I fancy a long wheelbase Ford Transit Custom. Transit did have a reputation for rust, so I would value your opinion on a LWB Custom as a choice for conversion.

Asked on 12 January 2018 by paul speight

Answered by Dan Powell
The Ford Transit Custom is a very good van, but somewhat susceptible to rusting rear hinges. It's an easy fix, however, with regular checks and a spray-on rust inhibitor. We’ve also had reports of some teething issues with the Euro6 2.0-litre engine, which means a Euro5 van might be a safer bet for a conversion.

There are lots of vans on the market and you can you can afford to be picky when it comes to buying used. That means clean bodywork and a full service history. Ideally, it should have been serviced every 10-12,000 miles or 12 months and have a folder full of receipts to show any work that’s been undertaken.

For the full review and used buying guide for the Ford Transit Custom, see: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/van-reviews/ford/transit-cus.../

For all of our used van buying tips, see: vans.honestjohn.co.uk/how-to-buy-and-sell/top-10-t.../
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