Ford Wellhouse Terrier (2013–2016)

Last updated 28 July 2017

Professional conversion by Wellhouse, car-like driving and refinement, versatile use of space, comfortable, easy to get to grips with, lots of customisation.
Pricey to buy, expensive to kit out with optional extras
Updated 24 June 2014
Bianco special edition Ford Terrier launched

The Bianco is one of four new special editions of the new Wellhouse Ford Terrier. As their names suggest, the Rosso, Bianco, Nero and Argento special editions are red, white, black and silver respectively,...

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The Ford Transit Custom is arguably the best medium-sized van you can buy – so the decision by Wellhouse Leisure to use it as the basis for a camper van conversion was inspired. The result is the Ford Terrier, a neatly-styled, easy-to-drive and beautifully finished motorhome based on the Transit Custom.

Traditionally one of the biggest problems with motorhomes is their van roots. You expect clattering engines, unpleasant motorway cruising, a lack of power and horrible, wallowing handling. They’re also usually big, hard to manoeuvre and unrefined. That’s not a problem with the Terrier.

In fact, driving the Terrier is no more difficult than driving a car. Of course all the car-like driving dynamics are no use if your van is cramped and uncomfortable, but there are no such problems here. The Terrier is versatile and spacious enough for a family of four if you specify the optional second bed, which is housed in the elevating roof.

There’s also a bench seat that folds out into a comfortable double bed, plus numerous lockable draws, cupboards and storage areas. With the elevating roof up there's room to walk around the solid, handsomely finished cabin. It is offered in a large variety of colours and materials, ranging from sleek and understated to vibrant and modern. 

All the mod cons are available - including the kitchen sink. There are two gas rings as standard, along with USB charging sockets, a fridge, flush-mounted LED lighting and a decent leisure battery good for a few days of wild camping. Options include a grill, a solar panel for keeping the batteries topped up and a diesel-fuelled Webasto heater. The latter two come as standard on upper trim levels. 

It’s hard to find fault with the Terrier – it seems to follow the perfect recipe. It’s easy to drive, spacious, fantastically well-made and comfortable. You do have to pay, though – the Terrier costs from £39,500 and you’ll almost certainly want to tick some options boxes. Picking between this and a Volkswagen California might be tricky – but there’s no doubting the Terrier is a cracking choice of camper. 


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