Owned by David Longdon, this is another Ed Perry (Overland Vehicles Ltd.) new build. It was pretty much the first into his workshop and definitely the last out" according to David, "so I have watched all the others being built along side it".
It was finished in March 2012, when Ed shut the doors on the business, since when we have done numerous shaking down trips, 10,000 miles and we are presently in Croatia, we still have a list as long as my arm of stuff to do but everything works well now for long trips.
Our brief spec is:
A standard MOD surplus 4 tonne general service truck, Leyland Daf T244 with a 5.9 litre Cummins turbo diesel, permanent 4wd, high and low ratio, centre diff lock, ex. reserve, 1992, bought from Withams with 15,000 km on the clock.
Running on standard Goodyear R.20 x 12.00 G388 tyres but will change these for new Michelin XZXs when I win the lottery.
Stretched the chassis/wheelbase by 400mm to accommodate a 5,600mm structural composite box with 100mm thick walls mounted on a steel sub-frame and four point torsion free mounting.
320 litres diesel tank plus 2 No. x 20 litre jerry can holders, chassis mounted, - theoretical range, 1,900 km / 1,200 miles.
360 litres /80 gallons, fresh water, 100 litres / 22 gallon, grey tank.
2 No. x 17 litre toilet cassettes.
Eberspacher diesel heater and 80 litre hot water calorifier.
8 No. x 12 volt x 110Ah leisure batteries = 440 Ah at 24 volt
ie. c. 220 Ah useable.
Sterling battery charger and 240 volt inverter.
1 No. solar panel, produces about 5 Ah.
2.5 kVa Dometic, diesel, self start generator.
Dometic air conditioner in the box.
240 volt, 24 volt and 12 volt systems throughout.
Propane, 3 No. burner hob, oven and grill.
Webasto diesel hob.
175 litre Waeco 24 volt compressor fridge and freezer.
Sure Flow water pump and Nature Ecology water filter.
Provision for roof tent and double bed in the dining booth.
- and probably loads of other stuff but most importantly a full size shower, very comfortable bathroom, memory foam double bed.