Our home made campervan – Toyota Lucida conversion | Off Track Travel

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The curtains were attached to a frame tied to various (hand holds) on the ceiling. Robert built this our South-West tour of the UK….so the trip! Luckily we were at a friend’s house at this so we were OK without curtains France. The curtains themselves just charity shop cut in half and hemmed by my wonderful

Curtains inside (finished)

at the back….sink, cool box (with on left), work table, tank (covered in bubble to the left)

The kitchen design again, based on the Wicked and designs. We didn’t get into the of fitting a proper fridge in car since it was only for a short of time and this was a fairly conversion without an additional or extra electrical work. Robert made a kitchen frame at the back, with a for the sink. The cool box and various big containers were on the right everything else was under the in various boxes and containers. We had a plastic table to eat outside on – the came off so it was easy to store. We had two small foldable chairs, they were really to store in the back.

We did have some issues the sink on the trip. For one thing, it was far too for me (I’m 5″2)  to comfortably If the sink/kitchen unit would been lower then we have sacrificed storage The plan was to mostly cook anyway so it wasn’t a huge but we definitely won’t be having a at the back for our next conversion. We some storage shelves in (see photo below) to out the organisation underneath – with it was a lot better. Not having a fridge was a problem since in 30+ degree we couldn’t store things for than a few days at best! One we bought mushrooms and they  less than a day. We therefore visiting supermarkets other day at least, which wasn’t the worst thing, it was a hassle

and took time out of our day.

The other big issue was bathroom more specifically not having a Not having a shower we could with, but the toilet was the more problem. We did spend a considerable of time looking for toilets on the road, which took time out of our trip. Obviously it was when we were having days in campgrounds or truly out in the but when visiting more up areas we did have trouble.

Toyota Estima Lucida

of back kitchen at end of trip some items taken – note yellow shelving fixed spice rack the sink)!

On the good side – our car really came into its own stealth/wild camping. We slept in some amazing locations, far less concern that be moved on compared to if we’d had a big We managed to park in some tight spots, and really the vehicle’s capabilities – the poor car up on a lot of rough roads, especially was one in Slovakia meant for tractors/4x4s. I felt much less of a it wasn’t on first sight that we were visitors…until saw the steering wheel on the ‘wrong’ of course!

We returned to the UK and sold our car for a very place that we’d it for, six months earlier and the 15,000 km we’d put on the clock. The cost (150 pounds), tax, insurance and fuel the only outlays, but if we’d a vehicle we would have to pay the two anyway, plus fuel. Not bad at all The experience gave us inspiration, a lot of and insight for our next project; a car for a year long North and America trip. We will have about a year to for this trip (compared to a few so the conversion is going to be much sophisticated, comfortable and ‘finished.’ this space – I will be the construction of our new car camper!

If you’re interested in where we on our Europe trip, have a here

Toyota Estima Lucida


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Toyota Estima Lucida
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